53 posts • joined Wednesday 3rd December 2008 11:34 GMT
Presumably this wouldn't be very healthy to organic life forms if they got in the way; so whilst it may not have a screen, it does seem to be wrapped in box. Still, an interesting diversion from making cheap suits.
*Heat* itself doesn't rise - it transfers from a hot place to a cold place. But, *hot air* rises because it is less dense than cold air, which is most likely what's to blame for heat transfer in the house. Our hallway is kept a little cool (with TRV) - the main thermostat is now in the lounge. Overly heating the hallway will probably send the hot air up the stairs. Thermostats were very often installed in hallways (as was ours), which makes no sense really - why optimise the temperature in a room you only walk through? A wireless jobby put a stop to that.
If you haven't got them, you really need thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) upstairs at least (or ideally anywhere away from the main roomstat). Made a huge difference when we put them in - upstairs is now cooler than downstairs. If that's not an option, you could try balancing the radiators. This means using the valves to restrict flow to make sure each radiator is heating up at the same rate and you really need thermometer(s) and patience to do it properly.
Hmm, will the vac tube have to be a special material at those low temps to avoid problem with contraction or degradation? Also, you might be able to run it up the gap between the two chambers and out the open top, rather breach the outer casing. Alternatively, I wonder if you could evacuate the chamber without the need for making holes at all by using the schoolboy experiment of boiling water (or something else?) to drive out the air, pop the lid on and allow to cool...
If only we could invent some other kind of sequencing system
...one that didn't involve numbers. Maybe it could be based around the channel name somehow? Using initial letters perhaps? Of course, we'd have to get the YouView committee together to debate the exact sequence for a few years.
They're not trousers
They're corduroy slacks.
Widdecombe of the Week
NTK: Anyone remember this? Need "those were the days" icon.
"BAE [...] up in arms"
This thing has been advertised in Private Eye for ages - looks good, but I'd be keen to read a Reg review!
Have HarperCollins ever actually taken out a library book? Many I take out have years-and-years of date stamps in the front. Even the well-chewed and abused kiddie books last longer than 26 loans.
It seems to be steadily losing altitude if that figure is to be believed...
Up to = less than
I was in a nasty chain store the other day which had a massive "always up to 60% off" sign painted across one wall. Surely that's true of everywhere? 0% off is still "up to 60%". It should read "never more than 60% off"...
I for one won't be buying them.
Until they sort out that missing apostrophe.
Interesting that. I remember some discussions with a client a long while ago who wanted to do just that. We came to the conclusion that it might be a bit iffy, privacy/DPA-wise. In clicking a submit button you are consciously sending that data through, can agree to any terms and conditions, etc; but sneakily grabbing the email before I have necessarily decided I definitely want to send it doesn't seem right...
I'm sure some laywer could formulate a "in viewing this website you are agreeing to our terms which allow us to do what we want" type thing, but we weren't comfortable with it.
...but my understanding is that you do not need to carry your driving licence when driving; but if stopped then the police can demand that you present it at a police station within 14 days (I think).
I certainly don't carry it. If my wallet got nicked they'd have my credit cards, DOB and address; which is basically all you need for an online spending spree. And if they had my house keys too, then bye-bye stuff...
Flash, hood, filters?
Anyone know how it performs with external flash? Any scope for lens hood or filters?
What I really want is a basic DSLR with a manservant to carry a selection of lenses, but we have to cut back on in these economic times, so I'm thinking this could well be a substitute.
I don't believe in coincidence
According to the news last night, that's the same number as are trying to negotiate a deal between the Libs and Tories. The threat of impending loss of consciousness ought to speed things up a bit.
Now you see it, now you don't
I was doing some searching last night, and it came up randomly with new and old layouts. I guess maybe they're rolling it out piecemeal and it depends which server you hit...
Better in the old days...
I assume it'll be that nasty, shiny, over-done 3D you see with all these. I've got some old videos (that's VHS, folks) of Postman Pat, Wombles and the like: looks so much nicer... Pigeon Street - now *that* was animation.
Is that Peterborough?
Actually, you don't usually need the adapter to plug the MS Duo card into a full-sized MS slot on card readers, say: you just need to make sure it's central so the pins line up. Having said that, I have come across some on those photo machines which are especially deep and that poses a problem... Asleep yet?
How about a film based on Buckaroo?
Perhaps they could throw in a trouser press to help smarten them yoofs up?
Hipocrisy? There's an app for that.
Have I not seen Apple's own ads on telly featuring applications that take credit card details and produce invoices? Maybe it's just meant for easing those awkward transactions when dividing restaurant bills...
Wow, ColdFusion gets a mention
Didn't think I'd ever see a CF story in the wider community: it's so much of a niche these days (at least in Blighty). Three cheers for it though!
Mine's the one with the Allaire logo...
Had to follow my nose
I was walking along looking at Google Maps when I suddenly got a message saying there was no network coverage. Reception bars were still showing a good GPRS connection though, so I assume I was a victim of this. Grrr - I nearly had to resort to asking an actual person to help find my way.
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