Wonky and shonky and bring in the Macs

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  1. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/30/watmore_committee/

    Looks like Daveski has bigger worries than watching his Jaffa cakes.
     
  2. J_L

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    They should just update their machines for free to Linux, instead of wasting money on overpriced Macs.
     
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    Yeah, but then civil servants would have to learn Linux. You're asking the impossible.
     
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    Talking about wonky or shonky ...

    In the UK, value added tax is payable on chocolate covered biscuits, but not on chocolate covered cakes. McVities defended its classification of Jaffa Cakes as cakes in court, producing a 12" (30 cm) Jaffa Cake to illustrate that its Jaffa Cakes were simply miniature cakes. McVities argued that a distinction between cakes and biscuits is, among other things, that biscuits would normally be expected to go soft when stale, whereas cakes would normally be expected to go hard. It was demonstrated to the Tribunal that Jaffa Cakes become hard when stale. Other factors taken into account by the Chairman, Potter QC, included the name, ingredients, texture, size, packaging, marketing, presentation, appeal to children, and manufacturing process. Potter ruled that the Jaffa Cake is a cake. McVities therefore won the case and VAT is not paid on Jaffa Cakes in the UK. ~ Wikipedia

    This makes the Mac Vs Windows debate look positively mundane. :D
     
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    What do you mean? If they're willing to learn Mac, then Linux shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    Maybe not for ordinary mortals ... but we're talking civil servants. The ones that are not totally incompetent are probably a Vegemite sandwich & a Scotch egg short of a picnic. ;)
     
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