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Online privacy and the way your information is being shared by services you use seems to be a major issue lately and while many services have for years used the information you provide to them and use through their services to monetise the platform it seems that because of the mishandling of information and how freely facebook allowed companies to obtain this information through groups on their network the entire internet has been shook up to start being more open with how they hold and use the information they have on you to ensure that you are happy with the way that it is being used.

What began as a series of emails from every company under the sun who have ever had access to my email from ones that I know to ones that I don’t has now turned into an actual privacy checkup from my email provider itself and what I discovered during that privacy checkup was rather concerning with what they do with the information you send through any email and how they gather information about you from the content of your emails and where you send them along with the sheer number of companies both ISA approved and not that they sell this information onto in order to provide targeted advertising and emails direct into your inbox (or spam box)

This lead me to wonder what happens if everyone decides they no longer wish for their information to be shared in this way, would this perhaps make these services unaffordable after all these companies aren’t providing these “free” services out of the goodness of their hearts or any greater act of benevolence, but they are essential services in every aspect of our modern online world and if you have been using a particular service for years you might have linked it to so many of your other online accounts that it becomes invaluable and part of your online identity which you could never afford to lose.

What would you do if you were forced to make a decision between having to pay to keep this essential service or if it was to go offline? I have in the past used a service much greater than facebook before this ever existed which was part of my social online nature eventually renamed to profilenation after it was sued by some other site for using the term “face” in it’s name by a lesser website ironically not even facebook. This service eventually hit monetisation problems when adsense alone couldn’t pay for it’s growing popularity as it was a pioneer in the social networking sector having fully customisable profiles, including the facebook wall before this was ever a thing as well as bulletin board threads which became a big social part of my youth. It was adopted by the alternative youth and social groups I corresponded more with and as a result I felt like I connected more with people there than the countryside I grew up where most people had low intelligence and were criminals and thugs or snobby and rich and wouldn’t associate with me for my lower upbringing so I felt detached and made real friendships and even a relationship with a girl I ended up moving in with from this site.

Towards the end of it’s life profilenation started posting requests to donate due to monetary problems (obviously they never sold off your personal information and resorted only to advertising and eventually attempts to sell increased profile privileges in an attempt to pay for rising hosting costs to cover the traffic) I didn’t believe such a large and popular site could have problems with money and didn’t believe it was ever going to close, and thought “I’m sure they’ll just find cheaper services if necessary” however after a while the site did close down because it was unaffordable as a business to run, and it stands as an example of how anything you use online could eventually vanish. Of course the site eventually returned, a little too late considering facebook is now the primary social site and so feature heavy people are unlikely to revert to a site like this, but had it not closed I believe it could have been bigger than facebook, in fact when I first heard of facebook I suspected it was a return and rebrand of the site due to the fact you had a commentable wall (where on profilenation most profiles had someone comment “first” on their wall as their first post much like youtube video’s today because it was so common on the site for people wanting to be the first comment on a new profile)

Imagine how many services you have linked to your primary email, what happens if your free email service can no longer afford to be run? You might question that this will never ever happen but yahoo have literally just sold their services to oath, and Verizon bought yahoo in 2016. While there might be providers willing to purchase the email services at present if it becomes truly unaffordable without the ability to monetise through selling your personal information these services might eventually be forced into a choice between having to provide your information for sale, purchasing your email services for a monthly fee or having to close down entirely.

What would you do if your email services were forced to close? How many services would you have to update contact details with? How many emails do you have stored that you would permanently lose access to? How would you cope if you lost your primary contact email? I don’t think these are questions anyone ever wants to ask themselves let alone answer, but in a world where privacy is becoming more of a concern you may have to start wondering how much would you be willing to pay for your email services if you were forced to pay for them to keep them online?

You might think there are other options such as hosting an email service yourself but believe me this can be more hassle than it is worth especially when it comes to filtering out generic spam emails sent via a robot to every single permutation of an email and web domain under the sun until it gets a ping, and finding your actual emails amongst all of this can be rather difficult which is why using an established provider tends to be the most popular option rather than using your own domain and it’s why I use a generic provider rather than using my own domain.

With the privacy shakeup as well you might want to check out what information you share with your viewing preferences as services like facebook and google have integrated themselves so far into your browsers that you are always getting “targeted advertising” based upon your viewing history and often tries to get you to purchase an item off amazon or ebay you’ve viewed in the past whether you’ve decided to purchase it or decided I never want to buy that item it will always go hey you looked at this, let us advertise things you’ve already seen rather than anything new you might be interested in but have never heard of which is why I find targeted advertising particularly disgusting as it’s primary purpose is to show off ever website under the sun you’ve browsed and go hey we know you were looking at this.

Consider every site with adsense and every site with a facebook like button, those tendrils are all over the web tracking everywhere you’ve been, and that’s before the cookies advertising services plant anywhere else online and once you take these into account it’s all too clear how much of your browsing data these companies are tracking and that’s before you even consider that using google chrome allows it to see every single thing you look at ever and target advertising around that towards you.

There is an option to disable tracking, however using this service isn’t perfect as most sites will simply turn targeted advertising back on whether you want it or not just by visiting them, and that’s a bad thing because I am happy to get advertising and I always found the non targeted advertising to be far more interesting and perfect for me than targeted advertising ever is, you had more variety of adverts and were more likely to see something new that caught your eye and made you consider a visit to a site, however targeted advertising leads to non stop amazon and ebay “you looked at this” style adverts and 6 kfc adverts in a row on twitch, and other stupid repeats of adverts you clearly have no actual interest in but it’s targeted because of something you’ve visited or expressed a vocal mention of or seen a mention of from your friends.

As a result I would like to disable targeted advertising and just have generic advertising because this works better for me, I see more interesting adverts and I’m of course happy for these sites to monetise their services through advertising and I actually think they’re more effective at advertising something to me when it isn’t something I’ve already seen or expressed some vocal mention of because these things aren’t something I need advertised to me, where as some new wonder product or service I’ve never heard of might be something I’d have an interest in and might be interested in clicking on. I’ve never been one to be interested in repeats and I know it’s a thing in many regular peoples lives that repetition creates a closer connection and brands think if they’re engrained into their thoughts enough people are more likely to feel close to them and buy them but that doesn’t work with me and if you’re constantly in my face I’m actually more likely to be turned off.

So the world is becoming more careful with how it handles your private information and they are trying to ensure they only do what you wish with it, but you must consider the other side of the coin and how if you refuse to allow this information these services might become unaffordable and you might have to look elsewhere or start paying for these services, and this could lead to big changes in the online world so at what cost will having control over your private information hold in the end? That’s a question for another day

Check your online advertising preferences yourself at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

I realise everything here has slipped away but my life was destroyed by the council illegally witholding housing benefits I was entitled to in 2011, they illegally witheld them for 9 months, despite every attempt to get the situation resolved which includes visits to the local council offices, sending the proofs they requested, initiating a rapid re-sign for all benefits, filing 3 whole fresh benefits applications and numerous emails attempting to get due benefits paid all completely ignored by the council it resulted in my homelessness, now 6 months into that I received a letter which stated if I was to leave the property at any time the housing association could take possession of the property and change the locks and at that time someone had arrived and sat in a car outside the property all day every day which I could see from the window and clearly he was waiting for me to leave and take the property, I begged once more for the council to pay due benefits so I could attend jobseekers sessions however they did not and I was terrified to leave the house, not being able to attend jobseekers and having lost everything that mattered in my life and having attempted everything humanly possible to get due housing benefits paid I sank into a deep depression and cried all day every day for 3 months, barely existing only opening the door to 11pm food deliveries scared to do anything else.

3 months on I began attempting suicide repeatedly and in a variety of different forms I wont go into here, being unsuccessful in trying to find a painless death and months of attempts which undoubtedly caused lasting damage (I now get headaches I never had in my life and struggle with words a lot of the time which I should know) I attempted to avoid being evicted as it had taken too long and I’d expected to be thrown out on the streets to die long ago, of course it was far too late at that point and I was evicted the next day, after this I began complaints again and attempting desperately to get rehomed, the council ignored all attempts to start complaints and wouldn’t investigate and they wouldn’t accept responsibility or applications to be rehomed without a permanent address and not via email which was my only option being recently homeless with no permanent residence. I continued trying to get rehomed and complaints including 2 official complaints which were said to be fully completed however attempting to look up other organisations to investigate in 2014 the ICE required a “final response from the director general of operations” which I requested specifically from the council, they gave a “final response” from another party, the ICE wouldn’t accept it and investigate because the director general of operations didn’t give it, I requested this over again and the council completely ignored the request and created barriers to justice.

Desperate to get rehomed I involved mp’s who also didn’t assist in rehoming me or putting the situation right, the council just suggested means and methods which I tried and clearly didn’t result in me being rehomed and were never possible under the LHA rates they stated I would only be able to apply for, so were completely inappropriate suggestions, all the time tort law dictates they should have been returning me to situations as I had been in prior to their illegal witholding of benefits as soon as possible and compensating for the time and ways my life was different and everything I lost a law they completely ignore.

Frustrated I found another organisation the local government ombudsman (lgo) who again requested a final response which again the council did not provide despite requesting and the one they had given was deemed not to be a final response, I tried everything possible and eventually they suggested I visit an undisclosed office to fill in a homeless application, I requested where this was and where to go on multiple occasions all of which were completely ignored by the council, not knowing where to go and desperate to get rehomed I required a permanent address so I could send in an application as they had deemed was all I needed to do, having avoided worcester because I hate the town and can’t stand being there and stuck out in the middle of nowhere and hadn’t got on with my mom well and also that she was looking after my sisters kids as she had adopted them and there wasn’t room for me to stay I had only gone there to stay on the sofa as a last resort, expecting to be there weeks at most as the application would be sent and expecting to be immediately offered emergency accommodation as I had been requesting constantly so that I could get on with my life while waiting to be rehomed.

The council lost application after application despite immediately sending a completed application and chasing this up after months as I had been patient allowing time for it to process, I had to send application after application and it took 5 postal applications and one visit just to get anything done and this took years which unreasonably delayed me getting on with my life, and despite proof of severe maladministration and chasing this and having to resort to sending via recorded delivery as the council denied receiving applications that they had received (and they even deny that still even with proof of delivery and statements from royal mail they still suggest it was never delivered and the lgo ignore the evidence showing delivery and use this to excuse the entire council maladministration and only offer £150 which is utterly unacceptable) When they did finally begin processing an application they waited 6 months from the august they state they recieved it, where another was sent in december, and another handed in by hand in march, they took til april to process it which is conveniently when the maths of my application placed me outside of the singular local housing criteria of having spent longer than 2 years out of the past 5 outside of birmingham which they had deliberately waited for so they could reduce the housing points 90% and completely avoid rehoming me giving me such a terrible score I would never get rehomed and completely ignored all other criteria where I had still local area connections which were valid, but the council and the LGO still don’t compensate for these delays to rehoming me or apply tort where I still wasn’t in circumstances remotely as I had been prior to their illegal witholding of benefits, and how I was in my personal version of hell and had avoided being out there entirely and only went there as a last resort as nothing else was working to get rehomed, and this clearly wasn’t working either and left me feeling hopeless and suicidal much of the time too.

Eventually in april 2016 they rehomed me, but having no money I had no means to get anything to cook or store food or a bed and the gas was leaking so I could have no hot water and it took several months to resolve this, so I still suffered to a lesser extent at that point, but still my suffering for that entire period must be compensated and the government cannot be allowed to make savings as they are doing for austerity through such illegal means and for me to not get compensated for all of that suffering when at any time they could have provided emergency accommodation which was requested repeatedly and ignored and this would have allowed me to get on with my life and end my suffering even if it took longer to get rehomed, but they did not and I suffered this entire period and I’m not compensated for this, and this is completely unfair.

On top of this despite the council being shown to be at blame and that they caused me to fall into a depression that lead to my not being able to attend jobseekers the council are stealing £1,800 in rent arrears from the suggested compensation to cover the outstanding rent costs, and not paying benefits for the time I would have been able to claim benefits and continued to do so for the entire period to being rehomed which I would have done had they never illegally witheld benefits and created these circumstances in the first place.

This has entirely taken over my life and it eats away at me, I already suffered with manic depression but this haunts me constantly and I feel hopeless and like my life has entirely been destroyed, I need some legal help to get the compensation I deserve for all of those years I lost and I would rather have back and be able to live, and all the opportunities I’ve lost out as a result and the way those deeply hurt me and rip out part of my soul and heart. I need my voice to be heard and this injustice cannot be allowed to go unpunished, the government must face up to what it has done.

If you can share this it would be very appreciated and if you are a lawyer who can help me get some justice please get in touch.
There are obviously Many video’s across time on this subject with updates, along with some posts on this site on the matter.

To name and shame:
Cartwright king do judicial reviews but won’t even look at the case as I mentioned the council and tort (Did respond after twitter suggesting some other lawyers who haven’t responded)
Irwin Mitchell wont cover the case as they claim they don’t cover that area of law despite the fact that they were involved in a previous class action lawsuit revolving around benefits against the council and they should at least look at the case as it would be in their wheelhouse
www.richardbuxton.co.uk Claim they don’t work in this area of law
www.hja.net Claim they don’t work in benefits cases and I need a specialist in benefits.
mcgrath.co.uk Claim they don’t specialise in this area of law despite appearing on pages suggesting them for this area of law
jrblegal.co.uk Says he is retiring and doesn’t cover this area of law
tuckerssolicitors.com State they only work in criminal law not civil even though they were on a page of results for civil benefits judicial review lawyers in the uk.
kingsleynapley.co.uk Don’t undertake judicial reviews on legal aid (but maybe they do if I had the funds? Which I definitely lack)
dpglaw.co.uk say they are unable to help and I should contact shelter.
leighday.co.uk says to look on http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/ where every lawyer on that list has some excuse not to take on the case.
bindmans.com “I have discussed your enquiry with the solicitors in the department and I am sorry, but we do not have the capacity to take on your case. We often face more demands for help than we can meet, and, as you will appreciate, we can only take on cases if we have the capacity to do so” So basically they could but they’re too busy, and then they suggest a number of lawyers listed above who claim outright they don’t cover this area of law, how horrible.
hickmanandrose.co.uk State it doesn’t fall within their area of law
simpsonmillar.co.uk State they don’t cover benefits cases, despite being on the page again and many of these other lawyers recommending them.
genesislaw.co.uk State it’s outside their area of competence.
And a variety of smaller lawyers and other lawfirms who have not responded to emails. No lawyer in the UK seems capable of doing this and the government gets away with this injustice.
hcbgroup.com Firmly don’t undertake legal aided work (but again perhaps do work in this area of law but won’t do it on legal aid)
hinesolicitors.com Claim that this is a housing related case and they don’t specialise in housing law. Seperately state they only offer legal aid for benefit fraud.
anthonycollins.com State they don’t operate in this area of law
centralenglandlc.org.uk State how they only work with welfare benefits and wont do this because there are housing issues involved despite this being a welfare benefits case, these really sound like they should take on the case but just look for excuses not to.
Essentially all of these lawyers http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/search/results?UmbrellaLegalIssue=LIUSWB&Location=birmingham&Pro=False none of them taking on this case, all contacted.

With e3 life is strange before the storm was announced and people are wrongly proclaiming it to be life is strange 2 when we know dontnod entertainment are working on life is strange 2 and it is going to be completely separate in characters and storyline from the original, this is simply what I would refer to as a standalone dlc, made by a Deck Nine and being a prequel to the existing game and trying to match the characters and storyline which itself has it’s own flaws.

In before the storm you play as chloe price, formerly the sidekick of max who entirely selfishly focused upon finding out the fate of rachel amber with no thought or care for anyone else let alone max this game is set in the time when chloe first met rachel and how their bond and friendship grows to fight the challenges of the world around them. The game is set over three episodes with an optional bonus episode where you play once again as max as a child probably without rewind powers and not important to the main story.

You can see some aspects in which they’ve attempted to recreate the original gameplay mechanics, firstly cloning max’s photography ability with chloe now tagging everywhere with graffiti perhaps not understanding that it was most likely nathan prescott dealing with his psychosis tagging everywhere and especially the residence of those who wronged him, and also tagging his beloved vortex club’s logo everywhere as he felt he was all powerful and beyond reproach and wanted everyone to know how he and his family ruled the town, whereas this game makes chloe the tagger, just to replace photography as a gameplay mechanic you can use for achievements and something hidden to look for, and not only that instead of the vortex club logo it’s just an illuminati eye you have to wonder if there was any consultation with the original writers of the game to ensure there was continuity between the two titles.

The next problem they had was the fact that chloe clearly couldn’t rewind time and they needed some mechanic to replace this, of course in the original game chloe had become so focused on finding rachel that she was narrow and focused and willing to do whatever it took to get to her and make those who hurt her pay, this game seems to have taken that but made chloe keep this before ever even meeting rachel. I feel this doesn’t go well as the character progression because I feel under the military father she would have been quite repressed and not so outgoing, she had a secret hideaway with rachel in the scrap yard and clearly she opened up to rachel in ways she couldn’t with anyone else and would not have been the bolshy outgoing selfish individual she because, it was only through losing rachel she was galvanized into that in my opinion.

Regardless of how you see the character chloe before meeting rachel the issue is that the barbed tongue doesn’t replace the external gameplay mechanics added through the time travel abilities, there was a lot that was added through being able to find out facts with someone and go back and then create further narrative and choose how you wanted to progress conversations, and then onto time based puzzles where you used the time travel ability to do things before consequences happened and use this to progress through the game, and it was also integral to the entire plot of the game, whereas a simple choice to use wit or agressive talk to get your way does not add a lot to the gameplay and it could leave it feeling a little bare and boring as a game outside of the conversations and a little too much like a telltale game adventure, with pointless walking around between the conversational aspects and then a few choices which really make little difference whatever you pick.

The game does promise multiple endings, however it remains to be seen just how diverse you could get over three episodes especially without any form of powers to make big differences to the world, and at the end of the day it’s pretty predetermined that rachel is going to go missing in the end even if it isn’t during this storyline, and that is another big problem this developer needs to face, not only is the game only three episodes and such a short time to tell a good story but also what could you do to live up to the grand climax of the escalation of consequences with max’s time travel powers (or in fact just being drugged and overdosed by jefferson and perceiving the world crashing down around her in the final throws of life) They would have to introduce a grand jeapordy and resolve it in such a short period of time whilst also developing the character relationship between chloe and rachel that I just can’t see a big draw at this point for a well written storyline, to me it just feels like a cash grab on the life is strange franchise trying to get a little extra out of it in the gap between the original and a sequel, without playing it I can’t tell you anything for a fact but from the trailer and the teasers on the twitch e3 coverage I don’t feel like there’s going to be a lot to this, yes there’s a little jeapordy in the club and at some mechanic’s place but it doesn’t feel a fraction of the grandiose world ending cataclysm max was facing, and the relationship between chloe and rachel doesn’t feel anywhere near as emotional as kate’s storyline arc. I will play the free first episode and see what I have to say based upon that but the choice of character wasn’t the best for me, any of the other characters even minor ones felt more human than chloe to me, and if they had to persue this relationship I feel rachel would have been the best to have as the main character as it allowed more freedom on a creative perspective and would have felt less intrusive to fans.

I just hope this doesn’t ruin things for a sequel because I can see a lot of fans being let down by this title without any powers or rewind ability, and simply being a storyline perhaps twisting characters out of shape and not understanding the subtleties of telling a great story like the original did, I never was close to chloe as a character as she was a selfish brat but it remains to be seen just how this will go down, I also provide a few theories on what would have made a better choice for this game or even the sequel dontnod stated they were working on if they were to follow the original storyline in some form.

Check out life is strange: before the storm for yourself on steam http://store.steampowered.com/app/554620/agecheck

The general election 2017 is coming up and with two clearly different parties you should go vote, there are the conservatives who thrive off buzzwords and slagging off their opponent with slander campaigns, hot air and meaningless agenda’s that never get fulfilled with the past conservative promises constantly getting broken, a leader who lies and does everything to avoid actually answering any question set to her straight to such a degree that she doesn’t want to take part in debates, and on the other hand you have labour with a strong manifesto which is good for the country and young people the same and which will boost the economy by not only providing a better brexit for the entire nation rather than just the rich few but also an entire campaign which will improve the lives and wellbeing of the majority of the country as a whole, not only through increased wages to a £10 living wage, but also in a variety of other ways which I won’t list here as you can read manifesto’s for yourself to make up your own mind

I will however point out that the only opposition is labour and if you aren’t going to predominantly vote for labour you could be handing the conservatives a victory as nobody else stands a chance of running the country, however there are instances where it would be smarter to deny conservatives a seat in constituencies where labour does not stand a chance.

If you check http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/constituencies your local constituency in the latest local election you will have a realistic impression of what voters in your area are likely to vote in the coming election, from this you can judge if labour are second or close to the same number of votes in your constituency then vote primarily for them so that the conservatives can be removed from power, if labour however have next to no votes and another party stands the best chance of defeating the conservatives in a seat then you should vote for whoever has the most votes and the best chance of denying the conservatives a seat in that area and thus take away the council from them and defeat their majority.

Only labour can stand a chance of holding parliament so increasing their seats at the same time as decreasing conservatives would be the primary priority, otherwise you could end up with a coalition of chaos with the conservatives and lib dems once again blaming each other for their lack of progress with entirely unmatching agenda’s, however if you vote smart so that labour can hold a majority and win parliament with a manifesto which is ideal for the majority of the country then we stand a chance of getting a brexit which works for everyone and a country that no longer targets the unfortunate and disabled.

So be sure to do a little research in your area and maximize the chances of a labour success on election day, otherwise you will only have yourself to blame when theresa may fails to live up to her promises once again and austerity continues to reduce services and the wellbeing of the country all in the name of paying off a deficit that they never come close to putting a dent into at the cost of those who aren’t to blame for this situation, driving us to become one of the most at risk of poverty countries in europe.

You may have noticed that there has been a hiatus on posting content here on the website and it’s been a systematic run of problems which have prevented me from being on top of things, as you are aware if you have been keeping up with the content here I moved into a flat and the move took some effort, and while I maintained content initially I had so many things to keep on top of including looking for work with enough hours to pay the bills which is quite the task considering everything seems to be zero hours or 1-4 hour shifts which is nowhere near anything that you can survive off let alone even afford rent.  The council property itself was in a terrible state and I had to keep on them to get the garden sorted and then repairs made, which is still an ongoing process as repairs still need to be chased a year on, and the garden was only “trimmed” so I have to dig up the entire weed route structure as it seems to be knotweed and will just grow back vigorously.

Having been out in the middle of nowhere existing in a singular room out with no transport and no way to do anything my body and muscles deteriorated to nothing, so walking became difficult and I had to get back the ability to even move around places, now that my legs can walk albeit looking wonky as hell and only basic muscles not stretched or on joints it is time to move onto exercising properly and stretching to not only lose weight but get healthy again and bring the rest of my body in line with being capable of existing.  Unlike neo from the matrix I don’t just survive inside a ship, I have to walk to shops and make food and outmaneuver much longer distances so it’s a slower process to restore normalcy.

Then the new neighbours moved in upstairs and it has been a terrible process of sleep deprivation and torture as they sleep through the entire day and were noisy all night every night in the room directly above my bed and any mention of them causing problems with my sleep just made them get worse and worse, then they started opening all the windows in this freezing winter making the house completely inhospitable, and they haven’t emptied the trash in nearly 4 months, so it’s been festering and piling up in bin bags outside the property, also ripped open and scattered across the garden, so trying to get them to be human has been horrible, the number of complaints I have had to file has been horrendous.

On the upside though, fighting back in other forms so they cannot sleep in the day just so I can sleep at night has been working so I’ve been able to get a bit better at keeping up with content, and my ex has come back into my life after I thought I had lost her forever after I was stuck in the middle of nowhere and it took 2 days to respond to her texts during thunderstorms, where I was located the buses ran twice a day, first thing in the morning and return at 4:30pm, phone signal was atrocious even on sunny days you were lucky to even get a signal.  So after it took me two days of trying to respond she thought I ignored her and I’d lost her to someone else and she hated me.  So it’s been a couple of years since then and she’s always been angry any time I’ve messaged, but this time when asking her out for valentines she didn’t say no, just she wasn’t well enough as she does have an illness that causes her major problems, but we’ve been chatting since then, and that instantly made me happy and realize how miserable I had been.

Long story short, basically I’m feeling happier now, I’ve got the neighbours under control so that I can get at least enough sleep to do more than be completely drained in the daytime struggling to not fall unconscious, I do have a lot of decorating to be getting on with so content may be slower coming out and I do have a backlog of reviews I need to do, but mostly the repairs are done and I’ve got anti damp things I have had to purchase myself so I feel more confident to decorate and everything won’t go mouldy.  As a result of all of this I feel I have enough time to catch up on things and start producing content here again, provided nothing new comes up to change things.  I obviously need to get a balance on getting healthy and back in shape, getting and making food, looking for work, decorating and putting up content, as well as getting a decent nights sleep. So it’s quite a bit to balance through the week, but I do want to start putting up content again, and apart from the time saving aspect I didn’t want to put up horribly rushed terrible reviews, both written and recorded for the site, it’s better to not put something up than to rush out something terrible in my opinion.

So reviews should start coming back to the site, there might be time balancing between decorating until I get all of that sorted out, but keep coming back and checking as reviews should start again soon.

The following video chronciles my unboxing of what I expect to be as described a 4.2ghz quad core processor pc, and how I get triggered as the seller gets around the promised refund by scamming me for a triple.

So I had been having some issues with my current pc as technology progressed, the main two being that I couldn’t upgrade the ram on my current system and the graphics card at 1gb only reached opengl 3.1 equivalent where more and more games required 3.3 minimum despite being within specifications so I decided if I’m going to upgrade I might as well do it properly, freeing up my other pc to be able to switch between both while one is doing intensive actions like processing or even when uploading to sites which require full persistent use of the system otherwise it cancels and causes problems. So when I found this system for a reasonable price I was happy, and being able to get an 8gb graphics card to go with it made this a really good upgrade which should last for a while.

Of course when first booting up the system I was shocked to discover it was in fact only 3.1ghz quad core (although it says something about 10 when booted up the bios confirms it’s quad) The seller agreed instantly to the refund request, so perhaps you’re thinking at this stage things are fine, of course the seller starts saying how he’ll take it back severely and dangerously overclock the processor to 4.2ghz, such a large leap would burn out the computer in no time and not be good especially with playing intensive games while recording as I planned, this would not be a safe system. So I refused and wanted my refund, still not coming I suggested very specifically a 4.1ghz a10 7890k processor would be ideal as a replacment as it is the closest to 4.2ghz I could find compatible with the system, unsure if it was fm2+ though as I needed that for the graphics card I had also purchased to be able to work.

The seller replies yes we can do that for £50 extra, great you would think I didn’t mind paying an additional £50 to avoid having to do this entire process again and just to get it over with, I would get my 4.1ghz quad core processor and everything would be fine right? Wrong, the seller delays in sending the processor to the point I have to ask where the processor is, before I get a response in my inbox within 10 minutes of each other (I really should’ve added this into the video) the seller has contacted ebay from it being a refund to it instantly being closed, then the seller informs me that because of the delays instead of the a10 7890k processor we agreed upon he would “UPGRADE” to an a10 7860k which is in fact a downgrade at only 3.6ghz quad core, and oh here’s a tracking number which when you enter into royal mail comes up as non existent, so triple scammed.

The seller knows we agreed upon the 7890k I did make another suggestion for a 3.9ghz quad core processor but we agreed upon the 7890k, so to be informed he would send another where he specifically closed the return first before stating the processor would be a different processor was very scumbag behavior. At this point I had been completely triggered, already severely depressed and ill over the situation taking forever and feeling like I’m letting down developers I have made promises to on the assumption this pc would arrive correct I had planned to get some good review on games that would only run on this system, whilst also taking on additional load of smaller games I could do on the old system while things render and upload, of course getting ripped off and scammed has spiraled me into depression so next to nothing has been done other than publishing already uploaded video’s

Being very triggered, angry and depressed I decided it was appropriate to post negative feedback at this point, he had closed my refund somehow in an instant whilst scamming me additionally knowing that not only did my payment mention the specific processor but we had agreed on a specific processor which would put things right and a price for this, where he could’ve named any price and it would be up to me to accept or refuse and continue the refund, the scammer decided he wanted to go for that elusive triple and oh baby a triple did he get.

So I posted my feedback, stating how it was only 3.1ghz not 4.2 as advertised, how the seller promised an a10 7890k for £50 extra but states he’s sending a10 7860k (which I doubt because of the fake tracking, he’s simply fished for agreement words to get the refund closed and keep his scammed funds.)

I’ve tried messaging ebay but ebay are on the scammer’s side, so you cannot trust ebay, oh and my feedback which was correct and showed exactly what happened in the entire process, yeah ebay removed that too instantly for the scammer, so how on earth can you trust any ebay feedback scores if scam artists can do whatever they want to get feedback which is correct and appropriate warning other buyers of exactly what happened removed in an instant? And I will note there are other negative comments besides those I have shown that I saw before which seem to have since been removed by ebay also, so somehow this scammer is getting away with constantly scamming people and getting negative feedback removed which shows the true extent of how much this ebay user scams people

Oh and don’t think they’re just on ebay, a little research shows they have their own website and also do sell as a third party on amazon, so beware what you buy, you cannot trust the item descriptions and you have no protection from ebay when you get scammed, especially when the scammer triple scams you and rips you off additional funds deliberately making the entire situation a mess avoiding sending the very specific processor agreed upon for an agreed price which would have fixed the entire situation, the scammer had to go that extra step to extort extra funds and make this even messier, how hard would it to have simply sent the processor we agreed upon, or got a correct price for whatever they needed to get that processor? I wanted a very specific processor and the scammer could not resist that extra level of scamming.

Users like that need to be banned forever from ebay.

How safe is your fire alarm? You might think that pushing the test button and hearing the alarm sound confirms that the alarm functions correctly, however this may not be the case. Recently my alarm failed to function in a situation where an alarm should definitely be sounding, where having avoided an encounter with a leaping spider pouncing at me in an attack I was distracted while turning on my cooker hob while I had left plastic containers on one of the rings, having activated this incorrect ring and leaving the room this vapourized into smoke and upon returning to the room I was surprised the alarm had not functioned.

The smoke levels were significant and the heat in the kitchen high enough that any alarm should have functioned as short of there being a fire on the actual alarm burning down the house I cannot see how this alarm could not have functioned by this level of smoke.

So I wonder, are your fire alarms truly safe? Can clicking the test button really ensure that your alarm functions or could some be so poorly designed that they don’t actually detect smoke or a fire and would never sound in a situation where it would save your life, indeed my alarm did not function at a point where it would make preventing a situation which would be beyond salvage would occur and obviously I have no method of testing whether a true house fire which would require the fire brigade would actually even set off the alarm, and would not wish to push the limits by lighting my house on fire.

Could some fire alarm companies be relying on this to create inferior cheap alarms which simply look and sound the part in order to provide you with a sense of security but would never actually save your life in the event of a fire? This is a worrying discovery.

With the UK holding an EU referendum as to whether to exit or leave we have a look at the over eager £9.2million expenditure leaflet sent out by the conservatives and how effective it is at making your mind up as to whether to stay or whether to leave the EU at vote time.

I will note that at the time of recording the leaflet stated around 250thousand EU permanent migrants per year, however since recording this number is up above 333Thousand migrants from the EU alone from the year 2015 to the beginning of 2016. However this isn’t the true statistic on migration as around 750 thousand national insurance numbers have been issued to EU nationals during that time period alone, under the promise by the conservatives to reduce immigration below 100thousand things are clearly out of control, and up from around 40thousand per year before the conservatives came into power.

The leaflet focuses on stating how the UK has a special relationship protecting it’s borders and how we are different from other EU countries however in recent weeks daily politics and other news outlets all you ever hear is how we have to have open borders the same as the shengen area simply because we are part of europe, and it is very clear that under david cameron and the conservatives any “special relationship” held by the uk has been slowly stripped away as we become just another nation within europe as is constantly stated towards an ever closer union.

It would appear however that despite his assertions the prime minister himself is a closet brexiteer, wanting to remove the human rights act and enable a bill of rights which could strip many rights from both workers and the unemployed, which has previously been prevented by the human rights act, of course the queens speech enabled a beginning to this bill of rights, and people have stated that if this fails you there is always the human rights act to fall upon however leaving the EU this would no longer be the case, as cameron wishes this gone so if we leave we would not have these rights in our country, and there are many issues cameron wishes to pursue which are prevented by the eu for the protection of our citizens.

Being on the side of remaining serves two aspects for the conservatives, with a split bench following both sides they can claim victory regardless of the decision, with boris jhonson set to take over as prime minister should we vote to leave and still have conservative issues being pursued which are not for the best of the rest of the country, while if we remain cameron remains in charge and continues his reign of austerity, removing public services, being in control of councils proven to illegally withold benefits and delay applications in order to remain within ridiculously low budgets set by the conservatives, all the time reducing taxes for the rich where I have proven in europa documents the EU had demanded reform by the UK in the opposite direction, to reduce taxing upon the poor and increase taxing to the rich where no change had occurred for far too long. These issues along with many more were country specific recommendations towards a 2020 target set by the eu, which I refer to as europa2020. Other problems looming with europa2020 are the fact that we will never be able to repay the deficit by the deadline even with ridiculous and increasing austerity measures set by the prime minister effecting the poor in all forms whether working or looking for work, and those who can afford taxes and to reduce their luxury spending get further tax cuts which creates a truly unfair and divided nation.

Parliament petitions have passed the hundreds of thousands demanding a vote of no confidence in the conservatives however under laws passed by the conservatives themselves in their first act of coalition when elected the new law is that parliament must serve a fixed term and cannot be voted out in no confidence no matter how terrible their reign or how many electoral promises they fail to deliver upon, claiming they need a full 5 years to do things, and even if they fail after those 5 years they will blame previous administrations, even if that previous administration is themselves!

Tv interviews revolving around immigration point towards one clear aspect, whether we leave or not they state how useful to the economy european migrants are, which is under biased data as low paying jobs which would be taken by the unemployed of this country naturally born here and reduce unemployment in one fowl swoop seems to be ignored completely, and the other aspect they over dramatize is stating how we would be shutting out entrepreneurs or highly skilled workers which again isn’t the case, having a more selective process over who can live long term in the country to be a higher skill level than a basic worker would be beneficial and having taken “aptitude tests” which essentially check can you speak english, can you resolve an impossible quandary to prove you’re not an AI who explodes at a paradox (a future article), can you do basic maths, you might think well this is stupid of course anyone coming to this country and claiming benefits and looking for work can do that, I have seen too many people walk out stating they cannot speak english, hello we’re england if you’re living here to look for work that is pretty much essential skill number one, being able to speak the language.

The main thing any side would need to do in order to gain advantage would be to point out a control over immigration numbers, firstly being the leave campaign which could guarantee no more than 100,000 migrants per year as a hard limit rather than a “points based system” which could be abused and difficult to implement, while the remain campaign could promise much like the scottish referendum to leave the uk a reformed agreement with the EU to set a hard figure of 100,000 per year and regain our special status in the EU controlling the number of people coming the uk as we are not part of the shengen system, so being able to impose limits would be something which would be required and being able to negotiate these as a requirement for staying would give a great boost to the stay campaign solving the main issue of the debates without backlash and without losing the majority of the benefits of being inside the EU.

Personally I am finding it hard to decide but at present staying in the EU seems safest as the leave party will not do anything significant enough to reduce migration levels and will cause us to lose many protections and laws coming across from the eu with little to no benefit.

Since publishing jeremy corbyn made a speech to manchester highlighting many of the issues I raised and you should listen to his speech as it shows not only why we should stay in the EU and what we would lose, but also it shows why he should be the rightful leader of our country as he represents the common people, the working people, the disadvantaged and the disabled instead of the elite at the top who can afford to be taxed instead of those who cannot who face the deepest austerity measures to pay for those rich people to get tax cuts and benefit most from times of austerity. He was calm and decisive and spoke the truth without spin on the matter in a way that shows his leadership potential. I hope he gets to see a general election as he deserves to be prime minister rather than david cameron who lies and avoids questions during prime ministers question time instead goading the house and the speaker about how “nobody gets away with avoiding questions” while he does that very thing. It’s time for a straight politician who can reform the country for the good of the majority and make britain great again.

Recently I attended a test I had been sent to through jobcenter+ which involved a very simplistic spelling and grammar test, some of which isn’t so simple considering google chrome is utterly useless and underlines everything spelled correctly in english(UK) and insists on correcting it to american spelling which isn’t correct here, so lately I’ve given up even bothering to spell correctly, some things come out american some things come out english and as everything get’s underlined when it’s correct and even if your computer and browser are set to english (uk) it gets corrected to american regardless.

This isn’t the point however, I passed the grammar and spelling test regardless of the uncertainty injected by google chrome messing up my spelling to american in many instances, the true test came in the form of a paradoxical question, where you are asked through multiple choice to fill in the blank spaces, most had one obvious answer however there was one question with a needless additional factor which changed the context of what you were asked.

“Sue’s alarm did not function. She had to be _______ for her job interview”
“late, damage, Holder, Early”

I don’t remember the inconsequential blanks, they were as stupid as that however, one’s that clearly could not make sense in any form of sentence to someone who spoke the language, and this persisted throughout the test, one obvious answer and three others which clearly had been picked at random from a dictionary and could never fit into context unless you had never spoken the language.

This question however seemed to have been made either as a paradox to deliberately identify any artificial intelligence completing the exam, because clearly we all know artificial intelligences cannot deal with paradoxes and would crash under the contradiction, and this was a contradictory question, her alarm did not function how could she possibly have made it to her job interview on time, she had to be late… And in the other context, her alarm did not function, this was no excuse as she had to be early for her job interview.

Clearly this was designed and added by the jobcenter as a question to say there are no excuses to be late for your job interview you have to be early no matter what, even if your alarm does not function you have to ensure you get there on time even if you sleep past the time you’re supposed to wake up they won’t accept that as a response, and clearly it’s the silliest question in the world to add, as if they removed the “alarm did not function” part then 100% every time she had to be early for her job interview, but adding the factor of the alarm not functioning, it does produce two concepts which are impossible to rectify, she had to be late because her alarm did not function she could not have possibly made it there on time as a result, but of course she would want to be early for her job interview to set a good impression and compose herself upon arrival, but her alarm did not function…*break*

*Logic Does Not Compute*
*shutting Down To Prevent System Damage*
*goodnight*

Having moved into a new place I needed broadband as an essential for not only keeping up to date here but also for pretty much every aspect of modern life, previously I have used virgin media and experienced bt at my mom’s however I decided to take advantage of the sky offer which included a free 32″ television and cashback through topcashback which seemed the best deal without waiting for a reasonable deal to arrive due to the urgent nature of needing internet access.

Sky also at the time had an offer for “free unlimited sky broadband for 12 months” of course this isn’t technically free as the requirement is to take sky line rental at £17.40 per month which wasn’t necessary for the sky free tv offer, nor the cashback so perhaps I could have got a better deal elsewhere taking the broadband separately however I decided why not to save hassle.

In order to get these services installed the sky tv would be £10 installation, and the broadband £20 installation. The sky tv engineers turned up despite there already being a satellite, installed cables into a different room to the existing installation was and this side of the service was exceptional. However, the more expensive installation charge which again would not have applied if I had not taken sky broadband no engineers showed up to perform, they deemed as there was an outlet which they received a signal back from at head office that nothing needed to be done, so they simply took the money and did no work, now bear in mind there are 3 outlets in the house only one is in the correct room and that is a virgin outlet.

Sky customer service have stated how if there was no outlet (as I had stated on my application) engineers would have arrived installed an outlet in the correct room where I want it included in the £20 installation cost, however as they deemed there was already one on the property they didn’t need to do anything and simply took my installation charge, this is stupid as even though there was an existing dish on the site, this was replaced with another newer dish of exactly the same design, new cables were installed and much more effort done for the £10 installation charge for that service, why then would they not provide the service that was paid for which they would have done if there was no outlet for no additional charge? Because they’re greedy, they’re demanding £130 to perform this installation which would have been done in the £20 fee if there had not been an existing socket, and they don’t care if it’s under the stairs in the cupboard or somewhere else unreasonable as there is one in the property to get one installed costs £130 on top of your existing installation charge, this is ridiculous as I have paid for the service and they would have performed this service but to do what they should have done they wish to charge me almost 6.5X as much money which is completely unreasonable.

The service is ridiculously slow as well compared to virgin or bt which are my only other real experiences as anytime I begin to upload anything the rest of the internet becomes completely unusable and there have been days since where it has taken 5 minutes literally to open a page which is completely unreasonable and I bet if there are any outages they wouldn’t be as reasonable as virgin in paying for the downtime and the hassle.

Other problems I have had have been constant emails and spam calls from sky themselves trying to sell services begging me to upgrade, insisting I take insurance and other nuisances, the odd email or the odd call wouldn’t be so bad other than I have set my preferences to never be called, and the fact that I received the same email 7 times for the first week, and even after blocking I kept getting the same repeated emails for weeks which was deeply irritating. I also feel they sold my number as not long after activation I was already receiving nuisance calls from “accident” companies, which when calling sky about they start trying to sell me their “nuisance call prevention” system for £5 per month which is completely ridiculous. How about just don’t sell my telephone number sky!

I’m regretting my choice as thing’s aren’t going so well with sky, and the tv I would be able to see with virgin anyway so I wouldn’t be missing out on that aspect, the customer services are definitely the worst though absolutely belligerent and unwilling to be helpful in any form and simply denying they should have installed the phone line as paid for, and stating either pay £130 or leave, and in this state I’m definitely opting for leave when my 12 month contract is up as they will undoubtedly add ridiculous get out charges if I was to leave within this first month of taking their services, I am having very deep regrets taking the service however.