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17 Jan 2007, 9:01 pm

Does anyone else enjoy reading statistics about different countries, like the ones in the CIA World Factbook?

I found one with even more data than the CIA one.

http://www.worldservicesgroup.com/countries.asp?c=uk

Fellow Brits, we can see just how badly we're doing in comparison with everyone else. :lol:



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17 Jan 2007, 9:08 pm

Hmm the US per-capital GDP is higher than the UK. Must be alot rich guys with the money because it not me. :D Oh this should be moved to another forum.



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17 Jan 2007, 9:15 pm

Pakistani 1.3% would of thought this to be higher their take over hole streets, on benifit but seem to be able to buy houses, big cars think the gov should crack down on them, sharing their money across each other...

more than 400 Internet Service Providers, wonder if that is service providers or people who pay access to the main ones... Nomraly end up getting a bill through the door demanding money that you over used your internet bandwidth... on most...

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/glance/



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17 Jan 2007, 9:15 pm

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Hmm the US per-capital GDP is higher than the UK. Must be alot rich guys with the money because it not me. :D Oh this should be moved to another forum.


lol I frequently feel like this. The US has a pretty amazing headcount of Billionaires, so that probably makes a difference. Let's not forget Aspie Godfather either. :lol: We also pay an inordinate amount for virtually everything in the UK, putting further pressure on our number. One quick example; Windows Vista Ultimate Edition is $399 Stateside, but £370 ($approx $720) over here. Surely it can't cost $300 to move a box across the Atlantic....might find this site interesting http://www.rip-off.co.uk/

Admittedly, I had some trouble deciding which forum to put this in, which do you think would be best? I noticed a "stats" forum, but it seems dedicated to WP's stats.



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17 Jan 2007, 9:21 pm

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Pakistani 1.3% would of thought this to be higher their take over hole streets, on benifit but seem to be able to buy houses, big cars think the gov should crack down on them, sharing their money across each other...

more than 400 Internet Service Providers, wonder if that is service providers or people who pay access to the main ones... Nomraly end up getting a bill through the door demanding money that you over used your internet bandwidth... on most...

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/glance/



:lol: :lol: :lol: @ 390,000 Jedis in England. http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=297 that's hilarious :D

I reckon that 400 count is the total amount, I'd really be shocked if there was as many as 400 main ones to be honest. I pay for unlimited bandwidth on mine, but it comes at a hefty price....£66 a month.



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17 Jan 2007, 9:25 pm

andy1976uk wrote:
TheMachine1 wrote:
Hmm the US per-capital GDP is higher than the UK. Must be alot rich guys with the money because it not me. :D Oh this should be moved to another forum.


lol I frequently feel like this. The US has a pretty amazing headcount of Billionaires, so that probably makes a difference. Let's not forget Aspie Godfather either. :lol: We also pay an inordinate amount for virtually everything in the UK, putting further pressure on our number. One quick example; Windows Vista Ultimate Edition is $399 Stateside, but £370 ($approx $720) over here. Surely it can't cost $300 to move a box across the Atlantic....might find this site interesting http://www.rip-off.co.uk/

Admittedly, I had some trouble deciding which forum to put this in, which do you think would be best? I noticed a "stats" forum, but it seems dedicated to WP's stats.


Ah Alex can decide where it belongs.

Yeah no way i would pay $399 for an OS. I paid $90 something for a
windows xp cd and like $75 for a win 95 cd. Looks like I'm migrating back to Linux in 2008!



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17 Jan 2007, 9:31 pm

what you got ? 16mb's? £25 for my one 4mbs unlimited, 10mbs is £34.99 unlimited...



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17 Jan 2007, 9:31 pm

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andy1976uk wrote:
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Hmm the US per-capital GDP is higher than the UK. Must be alot rich guys with the money because it not me. :D Oh this should be moved to another forum.


lol I frequently feel like this. The US has a pretty amazing headcount of Billionaires, so that probably makes a difference. Let's not forget Aspie Godfather either. :lol: We also pay an inordinate amount for virtually everything in the UK, putting further pressure on our number. One quick example; Windows Vista Ultimate Edition is $399 Stateside, but £370 ($approx $720) over here. Surely it can't cost $300 to move a box across the Atlantic....might find this site interesting http://www.rip-off.co.uk/

Admittedly, I had some trouble deciding which forum to put this in, which do you think would be best? I noticed a "stats" forum, but it seems dedicated to WP's stats.


Ah Alex can decide where it belongs.

Yeah no way i would pay $399 or an OS. I paid $90 something for a
windows xp cd and like $75 for a win 95 cd. Looks like I'm migrating back to Linux in 2008!



Linux seems to be quite popular amongst WP's more technically-proficient members. It's a great operating system although you have to compromise a bit when it comes to gaming.
I'm trying to install Kubuntu at the moment. Was playing about with SuSE Linux for a few months last year, but made a mess of my setup and went back to XP....Doh!

Apple seem to charge quite reasonably for their OS ($110 for the current Mac OS X Tiger), however, they make you really pay for the hardware. I'm still switching though....after I commit a few dozen acts of grand grand grand grand larceny to pay for it. :lol:



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17 Jan 2007, 9:52 pm

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:lol: :lol: :lol: @ 390,000 Jedis in England. http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=297 that's hilarious :D


ROFLMAO! I'm going to tell that to the others at school...


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17 Jan 2007, 9:53 pm

That is one of my special interests. Learning about other countries is fascinating to me.



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18 Jan 2007, 12:24 am

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what you got ? 16mb's? £25 for my one 4mbs unlimited, 10mbs is £34.99 unlimited...



Nope, just 2 mb/s unfortunately, I've got a contention ratio of only 20-1 instead of the more typical 50-1 hence why it's so expensive. Also, any money that I'd save by downgrading would have to go straight to my creditors and quite frankly they can go f* themselves. :lol:



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18 Jan 2007, 1:43 am

Can I ask if your broadband is dsl?


3.9 megabits per second

Communications 3.9 megabits per second
Storage 476.9 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 2.1 seconds
Subjective rating Awesome


Your speed |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Cable in United Kingdom (avg. 0.62 Mbits/sec) ||||
T-1 (max. 1.54 Mbits/sec) |||||||||||


1.5Mb DSL/Cable 1500

You 3790
Results 7816 kbits downloaded in 2.062 sec

http://www.tamarsolutions.co.uk/

http://www.ntl.offerspage.co.uk/index.p ... ker=103088



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18 Jan 2007, 11:19 am

Yeah, mine's Plusnet ADSL broadband. 2mb downstream and I think 640 upstream.



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18 Jan 2007, 3:07 pm

andy1976uk wrote:
TheMachine1 wrote:
Hmm the US per-capital GDP is higher than the UK. Must be alot rich guys with the money because it not me. :D Oh this should be moved to another forum.


lol I frequently feel like this. The US has a pretty amazing headcount of Billionaires, so that probably makes a difference. Let's not forget Aspie Godfather either. :lol: We also pay an inordinate amount for virtually everything in the UK, putting further pressure on our number. One quick example; Windows Vista Ultimate Edition is $399 Stateside, but £370 ($approx $720) over here. Surely it can't cost $300 to move a box across the Atlantic....might find this site interesting http://www.rip-off.co.uk/

Admittedly, I had some trouble deciding which forum to put this in, which do you think would be best? I noticed a "stats" forum, but it seems dedicated to WP's stats.


You think thats bad I was recently looking for a computer part it was $120 in the US and £99 in the uk now £99 is roughly €150 so imagine my amasment to find the cheepest I could get it for in Ireland was €350 I wasnt happy



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18 Jan 2007, 3:14 pm

DerekD_Goldfish wrote:
andy1976uk wrote:
TheMachine1 wrote:
Hmm the US per-capital GDP is higher than the UK. Must be alot rich guys with the money because it not me. :D Oh this should be moved to another forum.


lol I frequently feel like this. The US has a pretty amazing headcount of Billionaires, so that probably makes a difference. Let's not forget Aspie Godfather either. :lol: We also pay an inordinate amount for virtually everything in the UK, putting further pressure on our number. One quick example; Windows Vista Ultimate Edition is $399 Stateside, but £370 ($approx $720) over here. Surely it can't cost $300 to move a box across the Atlantic....might find this site interesting http://www.rip-off.co.uk/

Admittedly, I had some trouble deciding which forum to put this in, which do you think would be best? I noticed a "stats" forum, but it seems dedicated to WP's stats.


You think thats bad I was recently looking for a computer part it was $120 in the US and £99 in the uk now £99 is roughly €150 so imagine my amasment to find the cheepest I could get it for in Ireland was €350 I wasnt happy


Ouch. :(

What kind of part was it? Think it may be time to emigrate to the US.