* Posts by Peter Revell

20 posts • joined 10 Mar 2008

DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

Peter Revell

Only a Death Certificate is required by law

As I discovered when my daughter committed suicide 2 years ago, most companies have bereavement departments which handle all the details smoothly and sympathetically and protect you from the stupid numpties. It is usually in the Pensions Department or similar.

Unfortunately, this is not generally known or publicised and it is a folk myth that death extinguishes debt. Even my other children believed it.

0
0

Need an internet antidote? Try magic mushrooms

Peter Revell
Happy

Edible Mushrooms

My field bible is 'Collins how to identify Edible Mushrooms' by Hardin, Lyon and Tomblin published in 1996 in a waterproof sleeve. It cost £9.99 then and I don't know whether there have been later editions.

It is crammed to the gills (sorry) with much sound info for every edible mushroom so no one should make a mistake.

0
0

Battery-boosting breakthrough grows on trees – literally

Peter Revell
Thumb Up

Incremental improvements

I would point the doubters to Sanyo Ni-MH 'eneloop' batteries which retain 90% charge after 1 year and 70% charge after 5 years so they are charged when you buy them.

2
0

Phones for the elderly: Testers wanted for senior service

Peter Revell

I am 80 years old - my Doro PhoneEasy 338gsm can receive text messages but not send them.

1
0

BT broadband packs up again - second big outage in a fortnight

Peter Revell

Taking the piss out of TalkTalk

I know this fashionable, but I have been a very satisfied user of Tiscali since April 2006 and the only incident I had early on was dead slow downloads which were due to 'faulty protocols' installed by my previous ISP - Plusnet! The Tiscali engineer located them where Plusnet had failed on several occasions. I get 3.6 - 3.7 Meg regularly which I am happy with for copper wire buried without protection in chalk marl/clay soil for 44 years. Good old GPO!

0
0

Eight... Rugged Cameras

Peter Revell

Re: Viewfinders!

The Canon A1200 has a small viewfinder that also focusses in step with the lens

0
0

26,000km 'leccy joy ride crosses finish line

Peter Revell

Columbia or Colombia?

Which do you mean?

0
0

Russian snatches world's strongest 'intimate muscles' crown

Peter Revell
Thumb Up

@ Shame....#

If you think she is a minger without looks you obviously haven't looked at Tatyana's website!

0
0

'Get cameraphones out of nurseries' plea

Peter Revell
Thumb Up

A phone as only a phone

If you want a phone which is free of all gimmicks and has superb charge stamina you need a Nokia 1200. This is available on the Web, Sim-free for £24.00 or less.

This was designed for the micro finance market in Africa and Asia where poor female entrepreneurs can borrow $20 and set up a business in their village to sell call time to their neighbours. That is why it has multiple phone books and displays call and charge time and has a torch.

I have seen criticism of this phone for being simple but the critics don't understand the market and the end user it is aimed at. I think it is a brilliant robust phone which has already created several rich women in Africa.

0
0

Please don't eat your horse, EU asks owners

Peter Revell
Flame

Thank you @ Sara Bee; AC @ 10:14

You two cunts might think you are ironic but I am disabled because I contracted MRSA. As a result I developed Osteomyelitis in my RH knee which ate away 30% of the top of my tibia. Three years later I still carry the bug, Staphyllococcus aureus. This precludes any possibility of a knee prosthesis. I leave you to imagine what devastation this has caused my wife and I who used spend many days and weeks walking in the Chilterns, the South Downs and the Scottish Highlands.

0
0

Kodak retiring iconic Kodachrome film

Peter Revell
Unhappy

Kodak Online Gallery

Is this the best that Kodak can show for 70+ years and billions of slides?

19 slides by Steve McCurry who took the photo of the Afgan girl reproduced on page 33 of THE TIMES newspaper this morning.

12 slides by Eric Meola and 10 slides by Peter Guttman.

I get the impression that Kodak wants Kodachrome to slip away unnoticed without a fuss.

Goodbye KM25, KR64 and KL200 you will be sorely missed by an amateur.

0
0

F-22 may live on: Cheap secondhand Eurofighters on offer

Peter Revell
Thumb Up

Wrong war

Brilliantly put in a nutshell, Francis ! Your spelling tells me that you are an American.

You should be our Defence Minister but I think you might abhor politicians as much as I do.

0
0

iPod saves lightning-strike teen

Peter Revell
Thumb Up

can i ask

Lie down in the middle of the field in the foetal position.

Some years ago my wife and I were caught out in the middle of dead flat coastal dunes in Norfolk in an electrical storm that lasted 10 minutes The only refuge was in mortar bomb craters about 15 inches deep. ( It was a WW2 training ground ). We lay in one each with dozens of lightning strikes on the shingle around us. I don't want to be as terrified again.

0
0

Boffins: Ordinary lightbulbs can be made efficient, cheaply

Peter Revell
Heart

Speaking as a TS

You may be right Greg, but if you don't specify which turd you object to you comment is worthless. As a TS you should know that.

0
0

Tesla and Daimler plan joint 'affordable' e-car

Peter Revell
Happy

18 grand for a leccy car - do me a favour!

What planet are they on ?

Any car over 10 grand is doomed to fail now.

6 grand is closer to the needs of us Brits.

The days of Treasure Island are long gone and the bloated execs in the car industry had better wake up to that fact.

A car is a commodity just like a fridge or TV which you don't sell with with half naked bimbos.

My car is a Skoda Fabia vRS diesel which is very fast, economical, comfortable and robust. It is the type of car which our UK car industry should have been churning out 5 years ago.

Only Fiat and some Asiatic firms know that the way forward is in small, economical cars.

0
0

Geeks make least selfish lovers: Official

Peter Revell
Unhappy

@ By Andus McCoatover

COBOL not COBAL - Combined Business Orientated Language. I spent years staring at billions of lines of printout trying to fathom out the glitches. It knocked 10 years off my life expectancy and it certainly did not improve my sex life (opus ibid).

0
0

Retro piracy - Should the Royal Navy kick arse?

Peter Revell
Pirate

Patrol Craft

You are damned right, Anders. Two Skjold-class patrol boats could sort out those pirates in no time at all. If they ever steal sophisticated weapons they could also be destroyed. I don't think the obvious solution will happen because the British government and the Royal Navy have 19th century brains and no balls.

What is so sovereign about about a land populated by savages who gave us Black Hawk Down? Don't bother to capture them and give them a fair trial, sanctuary and benefits at the UK taxpayers' expense. Machine gun them and sink their vessels. If necessary pursue them to their home port and raze it to the ground.

Would President Putin pussyfoot around if he faced a smilar problem. Recent history tells me emphatically that he would not. He has taken to heart Stalin's dictum that power comes out of the barrel of a gun. When the next Russian cargo vessel is abducted you watch the sparks fly.

0
0

Hyundai and Kia's latest pitch to US drivers - Windows

Peter Revell
Pirate

calm down folks this isn't killing kittens

Count yourself very fortunate AC. My XP Media Center Edition 2005 crashes 10-12 ttimes a week and I see the Blue Screen of Death 3 times a week.

0
0

Google tips hat to St George - finally

Peter Revell

Will the Quill

He died on his birthday.

0
0

Brit apiarists demand £8m to save honeybees

Peter Revell
Happy

Hysteria over honeybees

I agree that £8m is peanuts for worthwhile research which our innumerate, arty farty science blind Morons Political would rather spend on some junket which polishes their egos.

However, the honeybee IS NOT the most important pollinator of crops in Britain or anywhere else.

That role is filled by SOLITARY BEES which are vastly more effective and which fly at lower temperatures and in fouler weather than honeybees would dare.

In this country we have totally ignored their role but in North America there is a huge industry geared to breeding them and hiring them out to crop farmers and orchardists.

Of course the honeybee produces beeswax and honey which we highly value but lets keep their pollination value in perspective.

In Britain the the Red Mason Bee, (Osmia rufa) and Bumble Bees are far more efficient at pollination than Honeybees despite the the fact that they are fewer in number.

0
0

Forums