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MPs appear to be so far out of touch with modern times its not even funny.
While I agree on principle that disclaimers create enormous amount of paper waste and that the culture of "printing everything" is still a dire norm (I exclude myself from that culture!). Creating hyperlinks to attachments or websites is only going to increase the potential opportunity to create mischief via clickable links. Exchange mailbox capacities would also be flooded very quickly.

Would it not be more simple for homepages to host the disclaimer and the email footer to say For more information visit the website ?

No links, no attachments.
An MP calls for an end to "useless" legal disclaimers at the bottom of emails, saying they lead to "forests' worth of paper" being wasted.
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The more out of touch bit is the "A short email comes in from a friend, colleague or company and we hit print and then we look in horror as page after page spews out."

You know what would save even more paper. Not printing out every email you get. These guys sound like my dad.
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My rant against anti IT people in the light of the recent case with NATs
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IT people will know from experience that an error that hasn't been seen before is a worst case scenario. The fact NATs had the system up and running again in 45 minutes having found the erroneous code and fixed it is credit to the development and support staff in the organisation.

Criticising the Top dog for his bonus and pay, which is deemed unacceptable in the light of the event that happened is heading down a slippery slope.
IT experts are not appreciated enough in examples like this and people who are not technically savvy are too eager to blame systems with little or no understanding of complexities surrounding the infrastructure.

If people want to be totally confident nothing will go wrong, ever, you're asking for an application that has never been seen before.
Go back to pen and paper I hear you cry. Really? And how efficient and open to human error is that?

#ITHatersneedtogetagrip
A chief of British air traffic control receiving an annual wage of more than £1 million has had his bonus questioned after a computer meltdown severely disrupted flights over the weekend.
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Such preconception is forcing SME to make up stuff instead I'd saying - I don't know.
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Anyone noticed a bug in 4.4 where if you remove widgets from the Home screen it causes the launcher to fail/crash?
Is this fixed in the latest 4.4 rollout?
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Hi all, last week I underwent the operation for having a Cochlear implant fitted to my left ear. This date arrived after several months consultation & assessments to assess my suitability.
Severe dizziness immediately after the operation kept me in overnight for observation but was a lot better the next day.
Wound is healing well, amazingly, no post op pain at all. I could feel the strange sensation of the implant for about 12 hours afterwards, but by day 2, it was no longer evident.
Switch on in a couple of weeks!
Massive thanks to Manchester Royal Infirmary for their excellent guidance and pre/post operative care.
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That's great news. So pleased that you are happy :-)
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Simply put. "Yes, you should"
Dear Lifehacker,Like most people, I wait until my contract expires to get a new phone so I can take advantage of my carrier's contract subsidies. So far I haven't run into any problems, but I'm wondering if there are any advantages to paying full price for my next phone and going contract-free?
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definitely yes. my last contract was a 2 year one with vodafone (now vodafail!), after 1 year i managed to get it cancelled after going through the ombudsman. never going on contract again...   :(
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Re-live (Anywhere), Share (with Anyone), Capture (Anytime), Protect the memories (Forever)
 
Friday competition time!!!

Terms and conditions of the Maplin G+ Seagate GoFlex satellite mobile wireless storage prize draw:

1) To enter the prize draw simply:

• Share the prize draw post
• Add ‘Maplin’ to your circle and
• Tell us ‘how to relive, share, capture and protect your memories’

2) The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday 1st July.
3) The draw is open to all UK residents aged 16 and over.

4) The prize draw will run on Friday 28th June 9am – 5pm.

5) No cash alternatives will be offered and Maplin reserves the right to swap prizes for goods of a similar or greater value or to withdraw the offer at any time.

6) The prize will be sent via post to the winner as soon as a full name and postal address is received.

7) The prize draw is not open to any employee or person directly related to an employee of Maplin.

8) Maplin is the promoter of this competition and our decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Promoter details: Maplin Electronics Ltd, Brookfields Way, Manvers, Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, S63 5DL
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Glad you folks had a good time!
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I have received some disturbing news today regarding the location shown below. A woman has been mugged, punched and pushed to the ground along this beautiful part of New Mills. I don't know the person, but I hope she makes a speedy recovery and can once again walk along this beautiful scenic route.
I don't have details yet on the description of the attacker, as soon as I do, I'll link it to this post.
A notice to you all, be alert, and report anything you feel out of ordinary, or suspicious along this trail. It is used by many people who walk their dogs, ride their horses, walk with their families and children, daily. Let's hope this senseless attack is a one off and that the perpetrator is soon caught.

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I remember when panic alarms came out. Why did people stop buying them? Very good for the vulnerable, though shame to need one...... 
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Are there any Nexus 4 owners still wait for version 7 of Google Maps?
Can't believe I'm still waiting for the update on the Play Store for mine (UK)
I know I could just side load the apk, I'm just curious why it's taken so long to appear. Have heard lots of other UK users got it pretty much a day or so after it was released via the Play Store too
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Got it today.
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I say good on the a check out staff! Company policy or not. The call should have been ended before getting to the checkout. Simple basic communication etiquette would have been polite here.

Just hope the staff kept their job.

PS How is this news? Because it was in London?

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And what do you know, it was all over the BBC news breakfast this morning too.
Slow news day perhaps?
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Bon Voyage! I shall be reading with interest!
This is the first of many posts about my moving and eventually, having moved, to Playa del Carmen in Mexico. To bring you up to speed: I left work last December (2012) to take some time out. How long? I didn't know. What fo...
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Nice! #Waze

"Google confirms acquisition of Waze" http://feedly.com/k/11TR6Bd
One of the more persistent acquisition rumors as of late has come true: Google just confirmed that it bought Waze. As many expected, the deal will see
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Amateur Photographer, IT Geek who loves life, sports and a good sense of humour!

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Great fun watching the fountains which are impressive enough to cover the entrance fee. Even in the winter months there's a good walk around in the gardens. All that even before you visit the tree house for lunch - just Wow! Food is impressive too!
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Lots of things to see and do here, a great place for an early mourning walk and having a bacon butty at the end of it!
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Really nice place, atmosphere very relaxed, staff helpful, lots of good drinks available at the bar
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reviewed 12 months ago
It's Pizza, varied items on the menu. Salad bar has plenty of options too
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Excellent place! Great setting, nice staff
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Lots of fun for the kids, plenty going on and lots of different animals to see (take walking boots)
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reviewed a year ago
A fantastic place. Staff are very friendly and the scenery is simply breathtaking
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