43 posts • joined Tuesday 22nd January 2008 08:50 GMT
"Brewing time: 3-4 minutes".
Way too long. If you're using a regular tea bag (such as PT, Tetley or my fav Twinings Everyday) and BOILING water (a must), it only needs about 30 secs, maybe less. 3 or 4 mins we stew it.
To me the most critical component in this is the water temperature. It should be at boiling or very near boiling. Warm water just won't brew the tea properly and will make it smell.
My 20 mins on a ridiculously packed South West Train to Waterloo has always been the same - no one talks to each other and that was the case long before Smartphones, ipads, etc. Occasionally you get some t***t who doesn't mind the entire carriage listening to his one-way phone conversation, but the majority of us are private individuals who value that time to ourselves, just thinking, reading, texting, day dreaming etc.
Re: My only question is "why?".
I would like to be able to control my oven remotely. I’d like to be able to switch it on before I get home, so that I don’t have to wait for it to get hot, or perhaps heat something up that I’d put in it that morning before leaving the house so it's ready when I arrive. I never really know when I’m going to leave work in the evening, so a simple timer isn’t really enough.
I'm on 3 on a non-OnePlan deal. If I teather my laptop or partner's iPod with their system immediately notices and switches me off. It's very annoying not being able to teather... the technology is out there.
Where will all the extra electricity come from?
If/when they do take off, how is the UK going to cope with the increased demand for electricity? They're STILL stumbling over nuclear power generation, which is clearly the only viable option currently
No doubt that smarter people than me have worked it all out, but it does look like there's a lot to go wrong with that landing procedure....
If thrusters are really needed, why not mount then under the main rover? At least that would do away with the need for cables and winches etc.
I'll be impressed if it all works though!!
And another measurement for decimalisation
He should add music to his list... there should be 10 notes in a octave and 10 strings on a guitar
What about the heat energy?
Assuming these "unknown" forces can extinguish a flame, the actual flame in a burning building is only half the problem. Hot gasses are what ignites other flammable objects. How would this pulse of electricity remove all that heat energy?
E.g. if you pointed this device at a Bunsen burner, it might knock out the flame. Gas would still be released. If you knocked out the flame on a red hot burning timber, the flame would almost instantly reignite becasue the temperature of the wood itself and surroundings.
Key to Android's iPhone victory is developers...
I doubt it. More liekly to be good advertising, which Apple has done successfully.
Joe Public really doesn't care if there's 800 billion apps for either platform, all they care about is being cool and trendy and blindly absorbing the adverts. Suckers.
Easy to blame H&S
"the event has become so popular that last year saw 15,000 spectators flock to the site, three times its capacity. Local roads were clogged with traffic "
This is nothing whatsoever to do with health and safety.
At time of writting, it's killed 7 people according to the BBCs web site. Yes, that's 7, not the 150 you'd be forgiven for thinking.
I think The Metro has my fav stories about it. Classics like:
"A 12-year-old girl is one of three more people confirmed with swine flu in Britain today.
Her school has been closed as it emerged she had been in close contact with 50 fellow pupils. "
OMG!!!!!!!! That means ALL 50 of those kids will deffo be dead next week!!!!
But you're wrong...
"Spain has confirmed one case of swine flu in the east of the country, as the European Commissioner for Health warned against unnecessary travel to the countries at the centre of the outbreak."
That's not quite right though is it? Androulla Vassiliou says "Personally, I would try to avoid non-essential travel to the AREAS which are reported to be in the centre of the clusters, in order to minimise the personal risk and to reduce the potential risk to spread the infection to other people."
Areas, not countries. As Lester says in an article today, the virus is "currently making short work of journalistic common sense". Here here.
I think their sat nav needs an update. Haworth is near Bradford
Wow - they have released yet another phone that it little or not idfferent to those released 2 years ago!
All the manufactures seem to have stalled - they haven't released anything new for at least 12 months.
Poor business continuity
Why the hell are they so reliant on just one man?? No company should find themselves in this position - it's incredibly poor management.
They need to train up a few more staff with the right communication skills and make them wear jeans at product launches Jobs styleé to make them look keeewl.... Credit where it's due, Apple sure do know how to market to the masses.
Everyone has an opinion...
I find it amazing that everyone here has a speculation... surely the air accident investigators (of the Heathrow crash) *might* know better and be more qualified to say than people here?!
Large hardons colliding??? Surely NSFW! I don't want to see that kind of smut!
Dam, my dyslexia lets me down again...
@ Anonymous Coward
What on earth are you on about? It's like a different language! You MUST be a plane spotter ;-)
Not very well marketed
C902, K850i, K770i, C702, C903, C904, C905..... etc etc etc... WTF?
It's no wonder Apple have done well with their product - they know how to market stuff.
I'm an apple fan, and I know their phone is not very good. But they DO understand how to sell it.
What they should do is...
... wait until the idiots tyring to enforce this rediculous thing that no one will ever click on (let alone read or even care about) have spent tons of time and effort and money, then put the link on.
All their money down the pan.
Wait until it's gone quiet and then take the link off and start all over again and let them waste their cash.
If it was plastic, it could have just been wiped clean rather than destoyed. The cash I mean, not his arse.
PS2 and Serial ports??
WTF???? In a device they are trying to make small, why oh why have they wasted valuable space (which I'm sure must be a premium) on old ports like that??
"British Airways admitted "teething problems" and put at least some of the problems down to "staff familiarity" and "delays in staff security provision""
Careful here - remember it's BAA that own the terminal and are responsible for it's operation, even if British Airways are the sole occupants. BA get a LOT of bad press for things beyond their control, like when BAA screw up.
Good idea or not?
Whether or not they’re a good idea, the key question should be "why do we need them?"
I have yet to see any valid justification for them...
It's claimed they will help fight against terrorism. How so??
It's claimed they will reduce identity theft. How so??
A couple of others
The Toledo Salamanca Sword - Highlander
The snake-arrow used by Tulsa Doom in Conan the Barbarian to kill Valeria
The giant ceramic cock&balls that Alex uses to kill the woman in A Clockwork Orange
A few of my favourite films...
- IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL
- Analysis Who is the mystery sixth member of LulzSec?
- Nine-year-old Opportunity Mars rover sets NASA distance record
- Prankster 'Superhero' takes on robot traffic warden AND WINS
- Comment Congress: It's not the Glass that's scary - It's the GOOGLE