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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    To do the postcode/house number/name bit, they'd've had to buy a license from Royal Mail to do that, and for that scale of system, it isn't cheap.
    When I requested an individual questionnaire it matched postcodes.

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    Well I have missed the boat on the rest of this conversation!

    But to follow up, the point is that this is all about grouping people. If you were told to line up in a hall based on the answers to these questions, we'd all be 'up in arms'. So the point that you can put what you want and feel is right is about personal freedoms.

    Oh and it remains to be seen if the answers have direct implications as to planning and budget allocation... more accurately it is used to see where money is not required rather than where it is. Any form of improvement project or scheme is reassessed independantly, not solely based on these figures.

    Although I'm waiting for my Jedi temple to be built in sunny Portsmouth next year...

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    But how will I fit a Death Star down the A3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    i put in:
    Job Title - Network Manager
    Brief Desc - Manage Networks

    Well you asked!
    Pretty much the same here:

    Data Manager
    Manage Data

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    i put in:
    Job Title - Network Manager
    Brief Desc - Manage Networks

    Well you asked!
    You sure it shouldn't have been this?:

    Job Title - Non-teacher
    Brief Desc - Nobody cares

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Although I'm waiting for my Jedi temple to be built in sunny Portsmouth next year...
    Ensure enough people have put Jedi as their religion and request the council look into building a place of worship.

    If they refuse... Claim discrimination. [If Scientology is a religion, so if Jedism.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Ensure enough people have put Jedi as their religion and request the council look into building a place of worship.

    If they refuse... Claim discrimination. [If Scientology is a religion, so if Jedism.]
    The council doesn't build synagogues, churches or mosques... why build a place of worship for jedi? Denying planning permission might be more dodgy.

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    The job title/description seemed largely pointless (although not as pointless as asking whether we have gas or electric central heating!). Job titles are often meaningless (my all-time favourite being someone I met at BETT whose badge said "thinker"!), and free-form text fields filled out by 40m people will probably generate so much variation as to be impossible to identify people with different titles but the same job, or the same title but different jobs/responsibilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    My wife's Scottish and she ticked the box that she speaks English 'very well'...........
    Aren't you only supposed to tick a box for how well you speak English if you've already ticked a box to say it's not your first language?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    The council doesn't build synagogues, churches or mosques... why build a place of worship for jedi? Denying planning permission might be more dodgy.
    How tempting to put in a planning application for one and see who objects...

    although if I build a death star next to the spinniker tower, I think a few eyebrows might raise...

    [Awaiting a clever photoshoped pic...]

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    [Awaiting a clever photoshoped pic...]
    You have seen the CG video of various bits of the Empire's war kit flying around contemporary California? If I had a Death Star, I wouldn't fly it down the A3...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    You have seen the CG video of various bits of the Empire's war kit flying around contemporary California? If I had a Death Star, I wouldn't fly it down the A3...
    No, but you could guarentee if people had them, they would still park them right in the middle of my street with their hazards on while they unload the shopping...

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    Star Wars Video Very, very, clever!

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    Another point raised by respondents was the lack of space to disclose a middle name. Prior to 2011, the 10-year census used to be an important resource for people tracing their family history and researching genealogy.

    Now, for confidentiality reasons, ONS has said that they will not share your personal information with any other government department or organisation. The information you provide is only used for statistical purposes and names are not used in any published statistics from the census. The questionnaire only asks for first and last names to help ensure everyone is included.
    Yahoo news

    So the data won't be used for tracing family history this time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    i put in:
    Job Title - Network Manager
    Brief Desc - Manage Networks

    Well you asked!
    Shouldn't that have read...

    Job Title - Network Manager
    Brief Desc - Get blamed for anything that goes wrong?



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