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  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Don't know if this helps at all (probably not!) but if you search on amazon.co.uk for "card phone" you can find some very low spec but simple phones for not a lot. Some are listed for as little as £15!...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Agreeing with charlie here btw, and pondering my own fate. I'm due to go to the US not immediately but in several months' time around the end of june. And I'm honestly not knowing what to do about "you have...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    http://thehill.com/policy/finance/314991-trump-team-prepares-dramatic-cuts That makes bad reading now that trump has come to power officially and if he acts out some of the things there. ljones...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    >""A survey by the Money Advice Service has found that four in 10 adults in the UK do not have £500 or more in savings". To me, a lot of the problem there is simply because wages in the UK...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-38561507 (Martin McGuinness resigns as NI deputy first minister) Nobody got that one in the predictions! Apparently under the power-sharing agreement this could trigger an election in ireland. One though though -- what are the odds (and if one even...
  • Commented on Things Can Only Get Better! (Part 1)
    Going right back to the start - the queen apparently *may* miss the new year church service. Not going to die on Jan 3 though! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38480869 ljones...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    An intresting imagination of what if literally almost everything goes completely wrong, though pretty unlikely. I think that some of that above in reality if it should happen would take much longer to occur than weeks or months. Though...
  • Commented on Eleven Tweets
    I don't think that micropayments can be the answer because if you have everything as micropayments that could lead to increased pressure to be more abusive with regards to that system. So instead of taking one big payment once instead...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    > Meet Cronus, the tarantula whipping the Tory party into line Just to go off topic and mention SF here and partly with my trump/brexit/tories/political hat on wasn't there an episode of Dr who (original series/Tom baker era) which featured...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Hello! I've been going to post several times over but didn't (wasn't sure if what I was writing was just nonsense or not). This is just a short collection of the thoughts in my own head so far after reading...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Quick question, though I apologise for going a little off topic... Now that donald grump (sorry, every time I see him appear on TV he always seems to look *miserable*), I mean trump is set to become president is there...
  • Commented on Ever Young?
    Prehaps it has happened this way because of three things, namely when you were at school, longer lifespans and scientific advancements affecting society. Prehaps there's some sort of "divide" in the 80s so that (say) if you left school in...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I don't think we can really say all that much right now. The UK is pretty much in limbo and to coin a phrase from an old TV show - "Anything could happen in the next 24 hours". If there...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    >My pessimistic prediction, for what it's worth: England is indeed going to try something it hasn't tried before ... fascism. Well I guess it's almost arguable that we are there already. All the referendum did is just put a big...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    I wonder to what extent this petition affects things btw? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36629324 That news article is slightly "out of date" btw; the petition (according to BBC R4) is around 1.5 million now. I guess though it only has to be considered...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Well we're just into the 23rd now. I hope that whatever the country decides it works out for the best in the end. Me personally, I still do not know which way to vote - yep even this far in....
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Just a thought, but are there any downsides to remaining in at all? Let's say the vote went in favor of "in" but yet nothing spectacular. So - say 55/45 (55% in). Could that do as much damage to the...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    I apologise for going a little off topic, but with regards to brexit what *really* is the likelyhood of the UK leaving the EU? Pretty much as far as I can tell - there's now way of telling on how...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    "But since the question is should we leave, and I believe we should, I'll vote that way anyway." I must still confess not being able to decide one way or another. We've heard lots of discussion and daily warnings about...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    I guess we can't really predict to any extent either the percentage either way. 51-49? 80-20? Who can tell. Though I guess it might be a little easier to think about who will which vote in what direction; so for...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    Didn't think this would happen this soon: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brexitthemovie/brexit-the-movie/description From the people who also made "Nasa's Unexplained Files"," How Do They Do it?" and also "The Great Climate Change Swindle" .... what can go wrong? Uh oh..... ljones...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    small bit of news; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36120808 Obama claims it could take up to 10 years to negociate trade deals with the US. ljones...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    Also wanted to say this btw; Leaving aside all the loony-tunes arguments that are made by UKIP and its ilk could it be - in the long term - that voting no is a good thing? Think about it this...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    Well ... since I'm from the UK but I don't live in london I guess I'm on the 'outside'? Or am I? Answers on a postcard please.... However I must say that I find at this stage in the game...
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    >....and that's where I learnt how to program a computer - not at school nor at home It should read "and that's where I learnt how to program a computer - not at school *at* home" . Minor typo. ljones...
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    On the whole BBC Micro Bit/Rasberry pi question I'm not really against either. Though I'm thinking prehaps due to its complexity the rasberry pi is better off being targeted at older kids. As for the BBC Micro bit, it more...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    "(This is how the system worked up until the early-mid 80s, when successive governments began tinkering with it. Explanation offered because it tells you a lot about Brits of roughly my age +/- 10 years who are commenting here.)" Agreed...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Uh oh....replying to my own comment! BTW I know my comment (105) was a way back so apologies for that. But wanted to refine/slightly rethink my point btw. Here's a (better) guess at what I think will happen regarding the...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Forgot to add this but in the UK it was just recently announced that there has been quite high levels of new car sales; it dosen't seem to be decreasing. So maybe cheap fuel == increased new car sales? ljones...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    "2001, starting with the US invasion of Iraq. If that turns out to have been the event that crashed the Middle East, which in turn crashed Saudi Arabia and Iranian oil...." "2025-2035: If we don't do enough to get off...
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