157 posts • joined Saturday 29th July 2006 10:47 GMT
Beat me to it :)
Owners of classic cars and motorcycles have been concerned about this for some time, especially the move to 10% ethanol as it has a corrosive effect on many components in the fuel system.
The Department for Transport commissioned an independent report in to the effects of E10 on existing vehicles, the report
recommended the following:
* Vehicles ten years old or older, carburettored vehicles (including powered two wheelers) and first generation direct injection spark ignition vehicles should not be fuelled on E10 unless the manufacturer can state the vehicles are compatible with E10.
* The automotive industry should produce a comprehensive list of vehicles compatible with E10. While it is acknowledged that some lists do already exist if in doubt the vehicle operator should seek clarification from the vehicle manufacturer.
* E5 should not be phased out in 2013, its widespread availability should continue for the foreseeable future.
* Consideration should be given to maintaining a specification for E0 fuel for historic and vintage vehicles.
I own a 1994 Kawasaki motorcycle, Kawasaki are still considering the effects and currently do not recommend using E10. I am now looking at the distinct possibility that this bike is going to become worthless or impractical to use due to the problems of finding E5 out in the sticks where I live.
Re: Believe it when I see it
No, if the snouts get ousted from one trough, they'll simply find another.
The management heirarchy is exactly like a tree full of monkeys. The ones in the middle look down and all they see are smiling faces. They look up and all they see are ar$eholes.
Resistant to western influence?
I'm sure there's at least 3 styles in the men's selection that Elvis used to wear.......
Forgive me for not giving a rat's ar$e about this as I've just struggled to work in sub-zero temperatures and I sit at my desk shivering.
"Our" internet. Lolz.
I will miss Newzbin/2. For a mere ten bob a week other folks did the tedious trawling through headers and popped the results into a nice little index file.One of it's greatest strengths for me was the raw search,this was worth far more than the weekly sub by itself. When the original Newzbin closed, I sought out alernative NZB sites, and not one of them is/was a patch on NB.I'm certainly not going back in time and downloading headers myself, so if it doesn't show on an indexing site I'll do without.
Well that's runined the song "Plug in baby" by Muse............................................
Re: I look forward to the Hollywood version
Or something by Elvis the Pelvis.
"and other material deemed by the government"
This part scares the crap out of me.........................
In a hark back to his Uni days..
...is he now a member of the Bullshi**ng-don Club?
Well I certainly wouldn't miss Fastbucks if they packed up and left.
The chances of anything coming from Mars...........
The presence of methane is surely dependant upon the emissions of carbon-based life forms (and I dont wish to sound like Douglas Adams at this point), so is there any cosmic law that says life HAS to be carbon-based and not, for example, silicon?
I am neither a chemist or a physicist so I would welcome being enlightened on this.
Feel free to disseminate this as you see fit.
Re: People use their real details?
So why be on there then?
This is probably small beans compared to the number of emails I have sent, clearly showing my name and email address, that have been forwarded onwards without stripping the senders details.
Some people make mountains out of molehills.
Look, we've handed over Hooky and a few other minor rabble rousers, dont we get anything back in return?
You almost had me going there you cheeky monkey, should have set the icon to Joke Alert though, for those of us not quite awake yet.
Re:Re: purloined files - other providers
Couldn't agree more AC.
There is no way that you can miss hearing details of a new series being aired across the pond, thus spoiling it for those who have to wait an unreasonable length of time for the series to air here in Blighty.
I'm currently downloading each new episode of Sons of Anarchy season 5 and season 2 of Homeland, which premiered last night. I point blank refuse to wait for it to be aired in the UK and risk having my enjoyment ruined by gossip, reviews, press releases, etc, I'm still paying my license fee and $ky subscription so there are no losers in this, with the possible exception of the UK advertisers - but then I'm not influenced by tv ads anyway, so the point is moot.
A caramelised onion bagel, lightly toasted. Add a layer of insanely strong cheese thinly sliced. Add 4 rashers of top quality sweet cured back bacon, the sort that's almost black instead of red, grilled to perfect crispness.
No sauce needed.
Ye cannae change the laws o' physics, laws o' physics, laws o' physics...................
You just cant beat 'backing up your tracks' to an external hard drive.
That's what I would do if I had ever paid for any music, other than the RATM song that toppled X Fuctor.
Mark Zuckerberg's wedding reception was going well. But, just as everyone had got used to the seating arrangement, he changed the layout for no apparent reason. ...
Coming back down South from Yorkshire on Sunday I passed an enormous, almost caravan-sized, trailer being towed by a huge SUV type vehicle. Oh the delicious irony of these two behemoths being plastered with advertising posters and stickers for some 'green' company or other.
I wondered what George W was doing since he left office
The only thing that man can be admired for, his unique interpretation of the English language.
Not that I use TPB very often..
but on reading this news this morning, I first tried accessing the page to confirm the block was in place, 30 seconds and a quick Google later and I was on via one of the proxys.
Do the maths
A medium skinnychocamochadecaffadoodah is what, £2.30 ish? Almost £5 an hour for 'free' wi-fi?
No thanks, I'll stick to Cafe Nero, you only need 8 stamps to qualify for a free coffe there as opposed to several hundreds of points at Costa Packet. 3G coverage will do for me whilst out and about.
I recently switched to Sky Unlimited upto 20 meg
Having place the order, their techy bods did various line tests and told me my speed would be between 11 and 15 meg. They are spot on, I can sustain a 15 Mbps at most times of the day, dropping occasionally to 12. I would have liked to have got closer to the 20 but at least I'm getting what I was told to expect, and that for me is the crucial bit.
The sooner they all piss off back to the 2013 equivalent of Bebo the better. I have a handfull of teenagers on my 'friends' list - family members and the offspring of some good friends, who are all there only out of politeness. I have had to set every single one of them so that I dont see any updates from them due to the sheer amount of drivel they post. Half of them seem incapable of using the private message function for a conversation, so you get a constant stream of teen-speak crap infesting your feed. Add to this the never-ending links to Youtube of some appalling R&B act or otherwise unknown 'pop star'.
If they can take with them the adults who have to share every damn 'funny' picture they ever see then even better.
Coat, mines the one with Victor Meldrew on the label.
Why should the copyright mafiaa give a toss?
The increase in price for the comsumer will be tax, and therefore go straight to the government coffers, not those of the movie/music industry.
Did I just sort of defend the mafiaa then? Think I need to go and lay down.
It's just off the Basingstoke roundabout, hop in, I can take you that far..........
What was that aboot the land of the free?
Oooh the irony.
All jolly clever
but will it be linked to the interweb by Schroedinger's cat5?
Lets be honest
Will this in reality affect anyone with more than half a clue? Newzbin showed how p*ss easy it was to get around the site blocking, and no doubt TPB will be able to do just the same.
It's not just at national level though is it....
A major supermarket chain in my small market town has just pushed through it's planning application by offering what is known as Section 106 (I think that number is correct) money, a large chunk of wedge for the council to spend in 'improving' the town. What do you think would happen if I offered a few hundred quid to hurry through the planning application on my extension or conservatory?
My two pennorth
2 years ago I took out an iPhone contract. Happy with the phone, did all I wanted it to do. I recently renewed my contact and opted for a Samsung Galaxy S2 this time. I figured if I was tying myself into a new 24 month contract then I wanted a phone that felt different to my iPhone, otherwise I might just have well have not bothered upgrading and stuck with my 3GS.
O2 have ubnlocked the iPhone and I now have a PAYG Voda sim in it, for those occasions locally where the O2 coverage is flaky (mainly the local villages). I dont class myself as a fanboi of either camp, they're just phones FFS.
All jolly clever and all that but...
Are people really that sad that they cant even watch a movie without having to be fed tweets throughout?