33 posts • joined Wednesday 21st May 2008 13:17 GMT
Dead easy one. RPi with Openelec at the TV running sound over bluetooth to amp-mounted receiver. The XBMC or Yatse app for phones and tablet is your remote. All works really well and cost £25 in total. Job done
Well in Glasgow all the traffic wardens wear video cameras wich record all the time. I'm told it wasn't to do with any violence that had been used against them in the past though. I wouldn't go near one now without my phone camera recording, just so I have my own record of the interraction.
How do you stop a Scotsman being sea-sick? .... Put a penny between his teeth.
Looks like the same applies to Blackberrys & laptops
Hypobaric Operational Test Terminal Altitude Release Temperature
Not very impressive. Carter Copter have a much cooler tech which actually works and goes much faster. check out www.cartercopters.com. 400mph, VTOL, cheap!
They're not kidding when they say teh speed drops off dramatically with distance from the exchange, I pay for 24Mb and barely get 3Mb. On a good day. Their customer service is good though and they seem reliable enough.
I live in Glasgow and travel the EU quite a bit and have a company-supplied Orange data card and a 3 PAYG dongle of my own. Everywhere I go, 3 is the better. If i'm over in the EU, I pay the same rate as I pay in the UK with 3 which is great.
I think if anyone expects mobile data to be in the same league as landline, they must be soft in the head. If what you want is e-mail on-the-go and a bit of surfing, PAYG 3 dongles are the business!
Paris, coz she knows that 3 is the best number
FAU on Opera
The horrible thing for me is that it won't run in Opera so, if you're visually impaird you have to fall back to IE which has to be the most disabled-unfriendly browser out there.
Mine-s the one with the thick glasses & cane
Hay powered version
How about a self-healing, danger-avoiding, stereoscopically visioned, audio controlled, hay-powered version, i.e. a REAL mule to do the carrying?
Paris coz she's capable of holding heavy saddlebags
Time to leave
The Nazis were criticised (rightly) for branding numbers onto prisoners yet here we are doing the same thing with DNA. Branded for life, always a suspect in the police's eyes. What a screwed up country where people, intelligent people, are happy with this.
Anyway, crims aren't daft. Already there is evience of deliberate contamination of crime scenes to confuse the issue so where's the benefit once this becomes more widespread?
I like living here, in the country in which I was born but I don't really want to live here as a cradle-to-grave suspect.
The dead penguin as a symbol for the death of liberty
I agree with Richard & Adam. Craig looks more like he could be KGB. I read once that Eddy Murphy was considered for the role before Piers Brosnan got it. He does do a cracking English accent and would definitely have been an interesting choice.
The dead penguine coz Bond will kill anything in his way, even fluffy penguines
More worrying is the propellant used, it's not that forgiving of being bashed around. A missile was dropped from a crane at Faslane sub base on the Clyde a few years back. If it had gone off, it would have likely spread the fissile core across much of Glasgow and surrounding towns due to prevailing winds. Not good.
Incidentally, Faslane's emergency protocols for such an event extend as far as the perimiter fence, which is very reassuring for the rest of West Scotland.
Mine's the one with lead lining
available from a store near you
Yup, and here in dear old Blighty, you can buy several imilar aircraft. They're called 3-axis microlights and they look like regular planes but smaller. Empty they weigh no more than 250kg and 450kg fully laden. Some will do more than 160mph at over 50mpg which aint bad! And you can fly one with a reduced license which is cheaper and quicker to get. Part built kits cost £30k to £50k including engine.
Mine's the one with furry dice
I pay for a 24Mb downstream, 1.3Mb upstream connection. Yeah, right. Using Speedtest, I really get 3.5Mb and 700K respectively. Apparently the (BT) copper to my house only supports up to 4Mb
So WTF!? How come this is legal?
Mine's the one that's been broken by lies, deceipt and greed of the ISPs
there is a good side
The upside to the nosedive in popularity of the big gas guzzlers is you can pick them up second hand for a song. I got a 4.7L Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, 30,000 miles on the clock, totally mint 4 year old for, wait for it, £5000. I don't do a high milage so I don't care if it's expensive to run.
Mines the one with the car keys in it
Available only in black
Much better kit is already out there and working. The Carter Copter lands and takes off vertically, can do 450mph, achieves mu=1 and looks goddam cool as well. check out: www.cartercopters.com they even have vids of it in action.
Mine's the white one with the furry dice
There is an alternative
I got so fed up with all the crap at airports, I got my pilots license and bought a second user private plane. only 2 seats but no delays at airports, can use grass strips, 160mph cruse and over 50mph. Total cost of plane and license about the same as a small sports car.
Mines the white one with a blue coachline!
under a red red sky
Due to Rayleigh scattering (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raleigh_scattering), the Martian sky must be blue. If you colour correct stock NASA imagery for the planet, the terrain looks much less 'alien' and indeed looks a lot like similar deserts on Earth, e.g. Arizona. Nasa has always racked up the red on their Martian pics for some unexplicable reason.
Mines the penguin coz it's cold and there's a lot of water there for them to swim in.
I can do it too!
with an Etch-a Sketch in about 5 mins.
Mine's the grounded one.
Q would want one
There is a rotor-plane that can fly at mu=1, i.e trailing blade is stationary. The Carter-Copter (www.cartercopters.com) can take off vertically and land near vertically but fly at 450kts, so they claim. I want one NOW!