How to claim benefits online?

Firstly,

It’s only guaranteed to work under the following conditions:

“The service was designed to work with the following operating systems and browsers. Many of these are no longer available:

  • Microsoft Windows 98: Internet Explorer versions 5.0.1, 5.5 and 6.0, Netscape 7.2
  • Microsoft Windows ME: Internet Explorer version 5.5 and 6.0, Netscape 7.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000: Internet Explorer version 5.0.1, 5.5 and 6.0, Netscape 7.2, Firefox 1.0.3, Mozilla 1.7.7
  • Microsoft Windows XP: Internet Explorer 6.0, Netscape 7.2, Firefox 1.0.3, Mozilla 1.7.7.”

Secondly:

“This service is not available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 1.00am to 1.30am because of essential maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience,” warns the DWP.

Are they purposely making things difficult for benefit claimants? Or, why the under-funding?

Full article here: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2265744/government-forces-benefits-claimants-to-use-windows-xp-and-ie6

The Inquirer say:

We often speculate here at The INQUIRER that the government favours proprietary systems, and doesn’t do enough to open up bid tenders to smaller suppliers and open source outfits. On the basis of the above evidence, we’re concerned that the government is taking its mission to extremes.

Kudos to Jorgensen for spotting this. µ

Never really looked at the http://www.theinquirer.net/ — Interesting article on internet villains.

Watching the fabulous Ciao! Manhattan – although not everyone’s favorite on IMDB. – I guess it’s not to everyone’s taste. Is this a woman slowly killing herself? (If the film is semi-autobiographical..?) Is it so bad? Edie Sedgwick seemed to want to be part of her film – even if she appeared wrecked making most of it..

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