Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Why can't you use an Android mobile to write a post to your blog?

It would seem that Google, who own Andriod, will not allow an Android smartphone to write anything into the bulk of a post to a Blogger blog, which they also own, by not allowing the virtual keybosrd to come up.
To post this, I am having to email this to my blog.
As more & more people are working out of smartphones, why does this happen? Are they insane or just not capable of keeping up with their own OS?
I leave  this to the reader to decide.

Sunday, 17 March 2013


Here is a silly question. If I post to my blog from my my mobile phone & use a MMS rather than an emall, why does O2 take it upon themselves to block it and put up a post that exposes my mobile number to scammers and spear phishers?
Do they realy think they are trying to help?
They must be mad as hatters.
I would love to know the legal position on this in the UK.

Press Regulation

OK, tomorrow is the vote.
IMHO phone hacking is wrong, but (& a very big but) it can be justified if people are breaking the law or being in power & saying one thing & doing what you condem & you expose them.
It seems that most of the phone hacking scandle was to get celebrity quote or  something from a sex/murder.
There needs to be some sort of criminal sanctions to stop this sort of thing happening, otherwise the press will pay the fine (which would never get to £1m in any circumstances) & just go on as before.
The press must be free to expose government, criminals & wrongdoers, but not chase celebrities & the average man in the street who happens to have a few minutes of fame.
There needs to be some sort of US style 'Feedom of the Press' in this action, but no 'I can do as I like' that some of the press seem to want.
Oh, and the lible bill that Cameron seems to have killed (possibly due to press infulence, if you are a conspirancy theorist), as it would have stopped defamation tourists. BRING IT BACK.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Conspiracy Theory - Iran & Nigeria

Here is a Conspiracy Theory for you.

The USA & Europe are trying to stop people buying Iranian oil. Worst case scenario for the Iranians is the only country buying Iranian oil is China.

In Nigeria a highly fundamentalist group who wants create a Caliphate in the North of Nigeria is causing a lot of bother, lots of bombings & shootings, many dead.

Could Iran be promoting the problems in Nigeria (as Nigeria is a major oil producer) in order to get the markets to increase the price of crude oil (as any problem in an oil exporting country make the markets jumpy)?

Could this, combined with the Iranian threat to close the Straits of Hormuz (sic), be a way to push up the oil price so that Iran doesn't loose a lot of income due to the oil embargo the EU & the US are trying to get going?

Possible aint it?

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Monday, 26 December 2011

£100k pa for Bloging?!!

I've just been given a book with that approximate title. Why because 1 guy can make over £100k a month does some idiot writer thing he can give a prescription so that we ALL can do this! The book is obviously a total rip-off written by a fraud who thinks he can make some money by publishing it!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Transaction Tax

Here's an idea for a way to make a financial transaction tax palatable to more politions.

¤ Transactions within areas such as the EU & attached areas are not taxed.

¤ Transactions to normal tax areas outside the financial area's 'local zone' should be taxed at 0.1%.

¤ Transactions going to minimal tax areas, such as known tax havens, should be taxed at the equivalent tax rate that would have been raised if the money had stayed within the financial area's taxation jurisdiction.

¤ Transactions bringing funds into the financial jurirdiction that are liable for tax should have any outgoing taxes refunded in full.

Hell, it may just work!

Posted from my mobile via e-mail.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Culling Tax Avoidence

OK, this is a bit off the wall, and to work it would have to be adopted worldwide, but if multinational companies had to pay tax in the country or contries that their shares where traded in, would this not reduce tax avoidence and help to kick start the global economy?
Now that was a long scentance!
Posted from my mobile via e-mail.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Haloween Greetings

In his house in R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming! Iä, Iä, Cthulhu fhtagn!
Happy Haloween, Clutists! Wait until the stars are right!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Save Test Cricket!

There is a campaign starting on Twitter & Facebook to save Test Cricket as attendances outside the UK (& Aus when we play them) are going down.

Please support this campaign if you wish to preserve Test Cricket.