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The News / Re: The Privatisation Dream Has Come True
« Last post by whitesage on Today at 03:52:14 PM »
Only the real dream was rather different to the one they sold us.

It has emerged today that South West Water pays more to its shareholders, financiers, and investment funds around the world than it has spent on mending the  drains, plugging up leaks and preventing pollution off the coast.

Despite the South West of England being, generally speaking, a low-wage area, South West Water charges more than any any water company in the country for its services. I'd tell you much my water rates are but the bill is so high you wouldn't believe me. Suffice it to say if you look up their charging policy it is a pdf that runs to 42 pages.

South West Water is the only company I can use; there is no alternative (which for once is actually true).

Reducing a cost to a daily charge is a canny way of disguising how much it is. That's, on average, £492.75 per annum.

It's an outrage.


South West water is part of the Pennon Group.
Nothing on South West water, but other companies belonging to Pennon were found to be using tax havens. I don't normally swear, but, I hope that fucking bitch Thatcher is burning in hell for privatising our utilities among other things.

http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/default.aspx?TabId=836&CompanyId=252423&CategoryId=288176
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Gadgets & Technology / Re: Windows 10 Version 1709
« Last post by barky on Today at 03:49:37 PM »
trying method 2, download ISO .... just hitting upgrade from win10 ISO page not working & necessary files too big for a dvd this time, usb drive to rescue! ... spotted on one of failed attempts windows update had downloaded 20GB .... thought apple was bad fo this .....
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The News / Re: The Privatisation Dream Has Come True
« Last post by whitesage on Today at 03:46:19 PM »
I donít agree with the question.
Too much unnecessary detail requested.
My assertion is that pension funds invest in the utilities.
Given their above average dividends, I should have thought the answer was pretty bloody obvious.


Make sure you don't have any investments in them, Sir Rocis.
This is probably going to be the next raid on the taxpayer, via pensions or loss of them.


The owners of Britainís largest water companies used offshore tax havens as they loaded up the firms with £24bn of debt.
Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-5078471/Britain-s-water-firms-flush-profits-tax-havens.html#ixzz4ynZrMjY4
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Gadgets & Technology / Re: Windows 10 Version 1709
« Last post by oake on Today at 02:33:22 PM »
Already had that one thanks!

It does take quite a while, true.

Another 21st century survival tip: learn to write emails on your phone too, sometimes its necessary.

I concur about emails - I also run banking apps on my phone as backup, although I prefer using a keyboard that fits my fingers better. ;)

1709 (plus a couple of security updates) took nearly 30 minutes to install on my desktop machine (quad core, 64GB RAM, dedicated SSD, RAID, so it's no slouch), so I'd expect the average PC or laptop to be tied up for some time. (Or even, as in barky's case, stumble before it gets to the end).
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Gadgets & Technology / Re: Windows 10 Version 1709
« Last post by barky on Today at 01:33:12 PM »
had 1709 failing to install a few times so far
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Gadgets & Technology / Re: Windows 10 Version 1709
« Last post by Sven on Today at 01:29:16 PM »
Anybody running Windows 10 should be aware that the version 1709 update is quite a significant one, and it takes a very long time to download and install.

So, rather than being taken by surprise by the message "Configuring Windows - Please Wait" when you need to do something urgently, it might be best to manually invoke the update via the Settings menu at a time that suits.

Just an idea...

Already had that one thanks!

It does take quite a while, true.

Another 21st century survival tip: learn to write emails on your phone too, sometimes its necessary.
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Gadgets & Technology / Windows 10 Version 1709
« Last post by oake on Today at 11:45:17 AM »
Anybody running Windows 10 should be aware that the version 1709 update is quite a significant one, and it takes a very long time to download and install.

So, rather than being taken by surprise by the message "Configuring Windows - Please Wait" when you need to do something urgently, it might be best to manually invoke the update via the Settings menu at a time that suits.

Just an idea...

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Music / Re: Last Gig You Went To
« Last post by bababarararacucucudadada on Today at 09:58:28 AM »
Robert Plant at Plymouth Pavillions.

Bloody awesome. One of the best gigs I have ever seen.

Quite a few Led Zep songs but probably not the ones you might expect. Babe I'm Gonna leave you was particularly wonderful.

The wild looking guy from Cast was playing guitar for him and Seth Lakeman did some fiddling.

Tt is no surprise that he is considered to be such a Rock God; he's knocking on a bit mow but the old boy has still got it.
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The News / Re: The End of yet another Tinpot African Dictator?
« Last post by Sven on Today at 01:26:40 AM »
He should have left some 10 years ago.

They should let him stay in Zimba land. But I am glad that his wife got kicked out.

Stop trying to act like you are in any position to have an opinion on this.

Or anything. Dumb fuck.

I actually am coming to the conclusion that you are stupider than PFF.
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Random Banter / Re: Does Sven stalk ROTM?
« Last post by Sven on Today at 01:25:27 AM »
I wrote exactly how you wrote it...you stalking lunatic !!!

So you have to look it up to spell it? Not like you are super fucking smart then, is it? Dick.

You do realise this makes you look more like a stalking lunatic than I.

Is that meant to impress me?  ;)
I'll feed you a dog biscuit as a reward.
 

You could not even buy dog biscuits. You head to the section in Tescos, but the pictures of dogs on the packaging remind you of when people set dogs on you. So you freeze up and curl into a little ball, gibbering.
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