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by UncleEbenezer
March 22nd, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Who's signing the petition?
Replies: 35
Views: 577

Re: Who's signing the petition?

The rule is you need to declare that you are a "British Citizen or UK Resident" to sign. There is no obligation to be on the Electoral Roll, For the petition, perhaps. But for credibility these should all be voters. There's probably another petition if you want to support a "peoples'...
by UncleEbenezer
March 22nd, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Who's signing the petition?
Replies: 35
Views: 577

Re: Who's signing the petition?

Lootman wrote:Yes, but which army of people are cross-checking the names on the petition against the electoral roll?

Erm, why would anyone employ an army of people to do mundane work that's so much easier and more-reliable (i.e. less error-prone) for a computer?
by UncleEbenezer
March 22nd, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Who's signing the petition?
Replies: 35
Views: 577

Re: Who's signing the petition?

"The UK pays more into the EU budget than it gets back. When expressed as a zero-sum game (EU funds) in isolation, that's uncontroversial. It still leaves some questions open, because allocations aren't always well-defined. Take a Brit, working as a scientist in an EU institution outside the U...
by UncleEbenezer
March 22nd, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Who's signing the petition?
Replies: 35
Views: 577

Re: Who's signing the petition?

Hmmm. That map is mildly interesting[1]. Partly what you'd expect. But fewer than might be expected in Scotland, and even more so Northern Ireland, given that both voted against leaving the EU in the first place. Could that be tactical votes for a mess that'll enable them politically to break away f...
by UncleEbenezer
March 21st, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Office Conversation of the Day
Replies: 88
Views: 2250

Re: Office Conversation of the Day

Why did the Separatists want to leave the Republic? I give up. Why did the Separatists want to leave the Republic? They saw a sign on a space ship or did they say "We need to secede from the Republic because the Galactic Senate is being controlled by a Sith lord"? https://www.reddit.com/r...
by UncleEbenezer
March 21st, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Office Conversation of the Day
Replies: 88
Views: 2250

Re: Office Conversation of the Day

PinkDalek wrote:Why did the Separatists want to leave the Republic?

I give up. Why did the Separatists want to leave the Republic?

Or is it nominative determinism all the way down?
by UncleEbenezer
March 21st, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Who's signing the petition?
Replies: 35
Views: 577

Re: Who's signing the petition?

That's two URLs that don't work.

The parliament server is overloaded. The other one just does a website version of a spinning cursor effect: looks like it wants to violate my basic browser security settings and has no fallback.
by UncleEbenezer
March 21st, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Sequence
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Sequence

None. They're all divisible by at least one of 2, 3 or 5. Let's call your sequence X[n], starting at X[1] = 9. The key is that you've missed out 0, so we can look for patterns in X[9n+m], where n >= 0 and 1 <= m <= 9. All we need to do is to find divisors for each m. Every X[3n] and X[3n+1] is divi...
by UncleEbenezer
March 20th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Office Conversation of the Day
Replies: 88
Views: 2250

Re: Office Conversation of the Day

stevensfo wrote:What woman wants a USA Saturn rocket landing on her? :-)
Steve

Well, rather a lot of women fell for Jupiter ... some planets get all the luck.
by UncleEbenezer
March 20th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Do Android Apps know your phone number?
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Do Android Apps know your phone number?

For travel, get yourself a VOIP number, and install VOIP software on your phone. Goes with you anywhere, regardless of what phone and SIM you have. I use CSipSimple with a free number from sipgate; other options are available. When I moved house, I took my previous BT landline number with me, by att...
by UncleEbenezer
March 20th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Virgin Media -vs- Talk Talk
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Virgin Media -vs- Talk Talk

Any other broadband supplier will use, or want to use, the BT line. Scott. Not quite true. Mobile 4G broadband is a decent option in some areas. My current broadband is EE, and is the only supplier I've had other than Plusnet who has been generally OK. And that includes dialup providers before we h...
by UncleEbenezer
March 20th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Albion rises
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

Re: Albion rises

I wonder if the AIM index might be particularly attuned to group-think amongst Financial Advisors? Whether in a market less dominated by big fund managers than the FTSE but having various tax advantages, IHT clients might tend to swing the index?
by UncleEbenezer
March 19th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: Annuities: a £4bn pension heist, or a great opportunity to buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: Annuities: a £4bn pension heist, or a great opportunity to buy?

I expect this "reduced life expectancy" will prove to be just a blip in the long-term improvement trend. Medical advances continue. Nobody's life expectancy has really been reduced. It's only a reduction in the expected increase in life expectancy. On the contrary. Life expectancy reflect...
by UncleEbenezer
March 19th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: how to get an upgrade
Replies: 39
Views: 921

Re: how to get an upgrade

I always presumed "personal airmiles etc" garnered while employers are footing the bill was an accepted back-hand benefit of being put out for the company's benefit eg leaving home on a Sunday morning to be in japan for Monday morning, spending empty evenings alone in hotel rooms instead ...
by UncleEbenezer
March 19th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Subscripton renewals (in this case, the AA)
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Subscripton renewals (in this case, the AA)

So what does your Alcoholics Anonymous subscription buy? Hope it's not booze :o
by UncleEbenezer
March 19th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: how to get an upgrade
Replies: 39
Views: 921

Re: how to get an upgrade

Upgrades are a perk of spending a lot with an airline. Why wouldn't it be? Isn't that naked corruption, like airmiles? By that argument you could say that Tesco's points and M&S vouchers are corruption. I do not see a moral issue with businesses having loyalty programmes. How would that work? O...
by UncleEbenezer
March 19th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Job prospects
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Job prospects

stewamax wrote:And when you were asked whether you would - if necessary - use the third degree, you replied that you hadn't been to university.

I only have two, but I'm much looking forward to studying for the third.
by UncleEbenezer
March 19th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: how to get an upgrade
Replies: 39
Views: 921

Re: how to get an upgrade

Upgrades are a perk of spending a lot with an airline. Why wouldn't it be? Isn't that naked corruption, like airmiles? Offer incentives to the individual to spend more of their employer's money, that might often be better (for the employer) spent (or saved) on something other than the corrupt airli...
by UncleEbenezer
March 18th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: BBC Presenters
Replies: 26
Views: 1085

Re: BBC Presenters

Rhyd6 wrote: I'm using the language from the land of my fathers
R6

Bro goth agan tasow!
The Bretons use the same tune. And I have an idea some other worthless principality lay claim to it too. 8-)
by UncleEbenezer
March 18th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: BBC Presenters
Replies: 26
Views: 1085

Re: BBC Presenters

stewamax wrote:And re OP, a yw ieithoedd tramor yn cael eu caniatau ar y fforwm hwn?

That's not foreign on this island. Ĉi tio estas fremda - al ĉiuj!

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