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In did but "as big as the smallest submarines (excluding one-man ones) during WWII" wouldn't make much of a tagline
Surcouf is a bit of an outlier - but comparing to other more mainstream designs at the large end of the displacements. (bit of rounding on values)
Thames (or River class) British "fleet" design mid-1930s 2,700 tons 345 ft
Type C3 Japanese, cargo type 3,600 tons, 360 ft
Type XIV German resupply type 1,900 tons 220 ft
'Gato' class US "fleet" 2,400 tons, 310 ft
"Credit/charge/debit/bank cards and checks/cheques, albeit commonly accepted, are by no means standard"
They are standardized. Just not always accepted.
Re: I think the American broadcast was edited...
Earth forget all the Cybermen invasions including the Antarctic one in 1986
The Loch Ness monster menacing the Thames
The RAF putting down a Krynoid in leafy Surrey
That time with the strange killer smog in London
its happened a lot since 1963.
Fandom reaction - splitting
Going by Gallifreybase, this one proviokes a similar reaction to Rings of Akhetan. The voting curve isn't a single peak but has more in common with Cisco's logo.
Thematically, there's a tie-in with the Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe with its sparkly vegetation-based lifeforce.
Personally, not one of the stand-outs of the series but may have more meaning once the end of the series is reached. The seasons's themes have been 'choices', 'sacrifice', and 'lies' so this story may have partly been to round off/fill-in some elements as an intro to the finale.
Re: Brilliant, but...
might help if you wanted to build up more data on how to bail out at (a really high) altitude.
see also Octave Chanute.
Henri Fabre's Hydravion , France 1910
Voisin brothers' Canard, France 1911
The Wrights gave the first controllable aircraft but France was where powered aviation got going thereafter. With a lot of cross-Channel activity by British aviators.
"Chinese food is basically 3-4 dishes and comes in funny paper boxes"
Nope, comes in foil containers with card lids. Or plastic containers
(If you exclude paper bags of sweet and sour balls, or a spring roll. )
" Then, it is usually termed "Down""
But not safe. (he said, forcing in a Blakes 7 reference)
I though aircraft went "unserviceable"
"...27 November is Thanksgiving, the largest public holiday in the United States. Bigger than Christmas"
Is this possibly an illustration of how the US is different from the rest of the world that celebrates Christmas where though national/foundation holidays are important they generally take second place.
Re: Where's me 12-bore?
"Git orrf moi
land airspace" ?
Re: Are they killing more people in Dr Who now or am I just being more observant?
More deaths than recently perhaps, but not than in the classic period.
Personally I'm wondering if the new series can manage a Horror of Fang Rock type body count (100% of supporting cast) or a Terror of the Vervoids (total sentient species wipe out)
Re: The Register is becoming a bit of a killjoy
Not necessarily killjoy, comes across as more unrepresentative of the broader opinion .
It strikes me that the three of them are similar in outlook on the series.
To paraphrase Perkins from MotOE - "can we get another reviewer?"
Re: A NEW HUDL2 HAS ONLY 9.25 GB AVAILABLE TO USE NOT THE 16GB TESCO CLAIM??
You want the Consumers Association not a scurrilous tech news site. www.which.co.uk is thataway -->
Dichotomoty I just spotted
"I would argue immediately that voting should be mandatory and it should be online"
Says someone who has been appointed to a position of power and influence in an organisation of unelected individuals.
Not that I have any particular problem with the idea of an assembly made up of the wise (actual levels of wisdom may fall as well as rise) to act in a consultation or advisory role to an elected body, but when you are a member of one you should be careful choosing your words re voting.
Re: When archeologists aren't quite sure
Stop messing about! You're having a
It's quite obviously an ancient warlord's Bentley. Perhaps he discarded it due to some problem with the mechanism (Binding of the axle after ending up In The Marsh) Or to prevent it falling into his rivals hands - not wanting them to Take It From tHere
Well received in some quarters
On Gallifreybase (other fandom websites are available) 80% of those contributing to poll (1900 votes) placed it as "8 It's certainly worthy of very high praise!" or better, 90% as "7. Well above average" or better.
I think the 12 giving it the lowest rating "1 I'd rather listen to a tape loop of leaf blower noise" might be the fewest I've seen for that rating recently.
Things you could try
1) You could paint your drone a shiny silvery colour to scare birds off - but beware of the solitary corvids (though I have seen a blackbird drive off a jay)
2) Fit a bird scarer - but the neighbours won't be happy, and the recoil won't help straight flying
3) admit that since the disappearance of the flying 'saurs, that birds are the masters of the air
I wonder what a fight between a herring gull and drone looks like....
Re: Just a thought...
I'll agree with the basic premise of removing that which is not required is one answer to improved security. And I know of some organisations that operate a basic image and any extra software needs to be justified. (eg a default setup of Word and Lotus 1-2-3 - it was a while ago - but Lotus couldn't handle scientific graphing resulting in a sizeable number of installs of Excel )
Unfortunately I know of at least one organisation where the process to request anything other than a non-standard image is flawed, and/or the people handling the requests are not up to the job of evaluating and delivering on the request even when it is identified as a genuine business need.
So before you can introduce a system, of no admin user rights, and turning off stuff, there needs to be a good system for providing them when they are required. Which might add to the implementation cost, but will carry opinion with you rather than turning everything off and waiting for the shouting to start to find out what's been missed.
Re: 6 GB free
What happens if your don't have a computer to even consider installing iTunes on - because now tablets,and to some extent phones, have replaced computers for everyday tasks such as doing emails and browsing the web etc?
Re: Enterprise? Not yet...
I'm interested and also puzzled by this interchange
When dealing with Exchange search, what are you searching if it isn't a mailbox?
I must say that when I see "Fabula" I read it as "Fabuland" which is/was a Lego theme (related to Duplo I think). Might explain the colours.
Re: 8gb? really?
Windowsphone 8.1 supports installing apps to the removable storage (though not all apps may offer the choice and certain functions seem to be part of the OS rather than a distinct app). I think also the only way to move an app between the two is to uninstall/reinstall which might be awkward if the settings aren't kept, but I haven't investigated. Certainly it's meant my phone (a 625 with 8Gb internal, and a 8Gb SD card) run without running out of internal storage and needing a reset. Better temporary file handling may also have played a part.
Maps for Nokia Drive is 530 Mb for the whole of the UK, but if you only wanted say Wales that is 110 Mb or so.
Re: Regenerating The Doctor
"Fortunately most actors have as little knowledge of the gemre as the writers appear to have"
A lot of the writers, actors and production team all grew up with or have previous experience of DW.
Capaldi is a long term fan, as was Tennant, Moffat and Russel T Davies too. Phil Ford (Into the Dalek) wrote for Sarah Jane Adventures, and the Doctor Who Adventure Games. Gatiss (Sherwood) wrote Doctor Who short stories in the 90s too. Gareth Roberts (Caretaker) was writing Doctor Who novels in the 1990s.
Basically the fans have taken over the asylum. Gatiss is good with reworking and pastiche (if you note his involvement with H G Wells adaptations, Quatermass etc)
Since I mentioned actors. Tony Osoba (the other other member of the shuttle crew) has been in Doctor Who twice before, though for more screen time than he got this time around.)
Re: I will watch it eventually
Gallifreybase "rate and review poll" 1800 votes when I checked just now 24% rate it 9 out 10 ("excellent") and 75% rate it 7 ("well above average") or better.
On that unscientific poll, fandom is fairly happy with this episode.
Overnights: 4.81 million viewers, 21% of audience, there was a shift of audience to ITV at the end of Strictly (which had 44% of audience at one point)
Overnights have been level from episode to episode so far. So no sign the average viewer is giving up on it either.
Re: Sack Moffat.... Please!
Don't viewerships of around 7 million count as mass entertainment these days?
Re: The problem is Moffat
You forget that Doctor Who differs from other shows in that THERE IS NO CANON.
For historical reasons as much as anything, there being no "show bible" written at the start to set out what the show had to include, no recordings to review and see what had gone before, and only memories to work from (the continuity background to Attack of the Cybermen from Tomb of the Cybermen is based on what one person remembered - Tomb was not rediscovered until 6 years after Attack was shown).
The programme evolved as circumstances and tastes changed: no bug-eyed monsters - until Daleks were a hit; one actor for the Doctor - until they found a way round it, accurate historical and educational stories - until they went the way of all things, filmed location and videoed studio - until Sontaran Experiment, filming on location - until inflation led to CSO for Underworld, an arbitrary 12-regeneration limit used for Deadly Assassin - and then sidestepped one actor early in Time of the Doctor.
Not in the small print
I presume that it wasn't mentioned anywhere in the terms and conditions, which might be a bit of mitigation they could plead. Even if it was, would it have been in a 4 pt cursive font at the bottom of the last page?
Re: How about a war metaphor
hitting search engines is more like taking away every signpost that points to the hypothetical city (with a similar effect to ripping up the roads and railways) until all that's left is a few locals that remember "there used to be a city over that away".
That said, the target of the defamed person's ire ought to be the site with the actual data on it, and then google's cache etc
£2 to do the same for lesser phones
Or in fact any phone (including iPhones) in the UK
http://www.nmpcu.police.uk/buying/ (advice and a link to CheckMend)
Issuing a tax disc includes a check on the insurance database and MoT database - was there a problem there as well, or purely on the "customer-facing side"?
The difference is between
An agreement at the start that Company A would only pay X% in tax, and Company A paying just that amount while others had to pay Y%.
Finding out that Company B ought probably/would have been nice to have paid Y% but had only paid X% in effect and then accepting that it wasn't worth the effort (definitions of effort may go up as well as down) to get the full amount back and so settling for a potentially embarrassingly small sum.
Good news for the companies if it comes out as illegal state aid, they can claim to be the innocent dupes of cynical and duplicitous politicians, rather than being avaricious and duplicitous businesses.
a) city centre, Norwich is a city, so we say "I go down city yisty" not " I went into town yesterday"
b) it's in the Chapelfield Mall, and the Big Issue sellers are found near the market (I think it used to be said because that are was closer to the train from London)
Perhaps this came about because Norfolk people are inherently suspicious and doubt most things - save that the sun will rise and rain will fall, and NCFC will do both.
Engine under lid in boot
Rather a Hillman Husky (estate version of Imp) vibe there.
Though I notice there's a hefty dose of sealing , which means you don't get the problem we had with ours of fumes etc.
I thought they'd gone the way of all things a while back.
Re: Confusingly phrased
Comparing apples and oranges?
An orbit-only mission to a double orbiter and lander mission 40 years earlier.
Good to know we are not alone.
now is there any chance of meeting those 7ft-tall silver-painted superwomen that Charles Chilson pretended were fictional?
Saw similar problem on a pair of compact binoculars
Parts of it had a soft rubber finish. After a few years - kept in the provided faux leather softcase, and generally in car glovebox - these areas became tacky.
Removing these parts I found that they were not rubber all the way through but a very thin layer over hard plastic. so I turned to my available selection of solvents.
No. 1 choice, the "universal solvent" had already proved inadequate, but the second choice - meths - did a fine job of lifting off the layer leaving the black plastic underneath only slightly whitened.
Which was good as my next choice would have been petrol.... dissolves rubber but the smell seldom passes.
Re: they've been 'suggesting' using NHS number for years
The Scottish NHS has a different number, the " Community Health Index " CHI number, but it - a bit like a driving licence - has the patient's date of birth in it. In clear.
they've been 'suggesting' using NHS number for years
from 2008 http://npsa.nhs.uk/corporate/news/nhsnumber/
Re: as someone who'll be an observer at the count
"had a MASSIVE voter registration program running "
Well everyone is affected, so they ought to have their say. Of course the increased registration may have made sure the Noes turn up as well.
on the other hand "I aint dead yet might" be the case
"Bondholders offer Phones 4U write-down to make firm 'viable'"
Re: Apple is the reason some stuff happens
I had a form of wifi calling on an iPhone 3. A BT app which used your wireless connection to make a call.
Obviously BT put the cost on your (home) phone line account but I figured if I ever found myself low on credit, it might be useful.
"ballooned 150 per cent "?
If that's what someone thinks it takes to make a balloon of something, then their party decorations must be rubbish. Though its not clear if its a 150% jump on last year or since 2009.
Re: If prices go up, we'll know who to blame.
"thay have armed border guards at every crossing?"
Not these days, but I remember the news during the 70s..
Re: As an Englishman...
can I state that, as an Englishman, @Lost all faith is not speaking on my behalf
What they really need
Is to find the manual for it.
I believe a few talented individuals have constructed fair representations of the mechanism from the analysis of the parts found but do they know what it's actually for?
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