Would Airbus be a better bet?
Well they do have previous!
4300 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009
Well they do have previous!
Concordes sonic boom
I think a lot of us didn't mind because it was Concorde, one of the most beautiful aircraft ever, and is pretty British.
However if there had been hundreds would people have thought the same?
Or did research start earlier?
Rumours of some German WW2 research involved
I will admit I get ratty when I see likes to that site.
Why can't google news automatically filter out paywalls and the like?
Or could I configure my browser to look like a robot?
Oh shit he is becoming a clicker!
You are all wrong, the hair is the alien and uses the idiot underneath as transport
I am not sure who is more stupid, the small furry creature called Donald or his pet buffoon who carries him around on his head.
And the rest, my current PC was rebuilt built just at the end of Win Vista.
Still works well, components said Vista compatable, check still XP compatable.
Until I see a reason to change (I know about SSD) I will let it run
I think the Culture vessels used something like this.
I had a VIC 20 and my favourite smart phone ran Symbian
Kept company phone, destroyed two other phones.
I bet there is nothing to do with this case on the phone.
Finding the remains of the old phones and trying to extract off them could produce more info.
I cannot touch the stuff, I have had to help maintain some and I detest it.
I try to neatly line up = when assigning variables and it removes the white space.
Used an external editor, it broke my code again.
The only module I had to write has EVERY VARIABLE NAME the same length in characters.
There is a special place in hell for IDE writers like that.
Multimap was my favourite!
That was missing when I did my head to head.
May be a Firefox thing.
Oh and one final thing, for reasons of wanting my eyes to last with Windows and similar WIMP OSes I need to crank brightness back down to prevent dazzle.
Some people suggest upping brightness with Google maps - not an option
MS - allow me to remove that pile of junk from the left so I can fill the screen with map.
It just annoys me
They restrict the URL call for showing things on the map, then cut down the details.
They show lanes as white on light grey, very difficult to see zoomed out. If I zoom out to see my commute I cannot see 3/4 of the route.
As to streetmap - I want a bigger/wider map! Then I could zoom in more.
OS - p155 poor compared to their printed maps, completely wasted opportunity
MS - white/grey stop copying google - but then it has OS overlays like the paper maps, OK it ONLY usable with OS overlay.
For all the online mapping agencies take this piece of advice for free, we do want to see routes we take, we want to see more than a yellow line with nothing off it, go to a map shop and pick up the following types 1/50000 Landranger (Purple) and 1/25000 Explorer (orange & yellow)
These are clear, easy to read and usable.
OS - USE YOUR MAP STYLE ON YOUR ONLINE MAP.
For all of you, use the German tinplate toy map site ran by MS and select OS overlay, I can see my whole commute, all roads clear, even footpaths, green lanes, and very importantly pubs
So if he lives there perhaps he could apply for a job at the other end of Golden Valley By Pass
Does the US figure include the height of donald trump?
No just wondered why people did it
So they get better erections, or get one in the first place, but sounds like they were too small.
The idea of them stuck on scares me!
I once merged a lot of code into one set, replaced around 60 tab pages with ONE base version inheriting into 10 so specific ones.
Shrunk by a lot and so much easier for ME to maintain.
The original writer found it confusing, but I did have to add a new feature to every page, took about 40 minutes rather than hours
I am currently trying to get my old N8 operational again.
For not bothering to move from XP on my home PC, well I am moving but not to another MS OS
Have they gone from washing machines to tumble driers now?
Electrolytic capacitors are a common fail point, then there is the nightmare of lead free solder.
But tech people are often like this. Often programmers get bored with PCs so find other things to play with. I used to be an early adopter, not so much now, only when it is something I really really want.
IoT will pass me by as I have no use for it. Smart TVs, well mine is just a bit thick rather than dumb, but network cable not plugged in.
I early adopt when it benefits ME.
Digital TV, more channels and anamorphic, so bought one.
DVD, no contest, if I wanted to watch films I needed one.
Blu Ray, wanted HDTV so a good place to start, also wanted newer gaming device.
Not so bothered
Smart phones, not bothered, waited until work bought them.
MP3 players. bypassed that totally.
Tried and gave up on pay TV twice, one was very cheap but went bump, it also worked on my TV via a CAM, the other I never used except for BBC downloading, but got a free (but now dead) PVR from my ISP.
Streaming, not impressed, worse than broadcast normally, but I will join Amazon prime for ONE show, (as well as delivery options)
IoT will join this as well.
Finally the amount of companies trying to stop me using the internet is getting ridiculous. Here are a few.
Mozilla - Australis.
Google - Chrome no menus, searching privacy warning needing logging in or cookie retention.
Paypal - dumbing down to telephone screens.
Ebay - also started the downgrade.
MS - ribbon menu, the mobilifaction of windows.
And that is just for starters
And also why can't the spectrum be used for more HD? or UHD?
Why is it always TV spectrum taken?
As to receivers, can't see the point in ones without HDDs.
Why should I?
Had broadcast TV on these frequencies for many years, millions of people use it, not everyone can get cable, not satellite, some prefer terrestrial to satellite (in the early days BBC looked better on Digital Terretrial than Digital Satellite).
On the satellite side, not everyone can have a dish, not everyone can afford a Humax PVR on top of their TV.
This would take large chunks out of broadcast spectrum.
Why does data on a telephone take prioirty over TV broadcasting?
That said there would be some large jamming stations around!
A few sites I use, I see ads, I click on them, I buy from them.
Because they are from companies directly applicable to that site, a forum for x has adverts from companies involved in x. And they are small banners.
eg a model railway forum has adverts from model shops, manufacturers, magazines, auction houses.
OK not the last but "ooh a nice new wagon kit I need that" gets a sale and my click through helps pay for the site.
If every site was like that ad blockers would not be needed.
Oh and I could not boycot the advertisers without getting a different hobby!
I built 2 PCs for my sons. TB email client.
Boot in Windows 7, check emails, reboot PC into Mint 17 check emails, same email database.
That is just what you need, same accounts on all OSes on a PC
Webmail, just not possible at home.
When we check mail it goes through 2 addresses on one server, 3 on another, then one other, on OE, and one on TB.
The logging in would be a nightmare.
Proper email clients will always be needed by someone.
Am I alone in dreading updates for Firefox?
Secondly messing up the search box
Thirdly timing out extensions
If it wasn't for Classic Theme Restorer I would have dumped Firefox a couple of years ago.
Now what do I replace TB with?
He will for ever be the voice of Sackboy
My wife was using it all day, no problems
There are many many games not using Direct X, but they are not PC games.
My consoles have NOTHING to do with Windows yet have plenty of games.
A build for BSD or Linux should be reasonably easy.
Mentioned BSD first as many consoles use a fork of it.
I run XP on my quad home and 7 on quad work
BOTH multi task fine.
At home I can watch an MPEG encoder happily use 2 or more cores while burning software uses a little of another core.
Yes my PC is powerful enough to MPEG encode, and burn a DVD of a previous encode at the same time.
Only one I stuck to single process was capturing.
I was converting a large number of old tapes to DVD.
I have disabled updates on my work PC, IT IS STAYING WIN 7
My current home PC was built just before the release of 7 so of course was built with XP, it still runs well as I overspecced it when I built it.
Terabytes of HDD
lots of RAM (all XP can use)
It runs really well and it is old.
Why should I replace it when it works well?
Depends on the Discovery, the D1 is very similar to the original Range Rover and the 90/110, the D2 was the last new live axled design and I was surprised the axles did not end up on Defenders. (But the engine & manual gerabox did).
D2, D3 are very different, independant suspension, and a transmission unrelated to anything before.
The D1 and D2 are both about 100" WB so are between the 90 and 110 in size.
Slow - take the big lumps of metal out of the inlet maniold, instant power upgrade.
Slow & Bad Handling
Slow was sortable
Handling depends if you still need off road ability.
However the Discovery 2 managed it with careful use of hydraulics and electronics
Power steering - yes
Air con - yes
Coils - got them at front, air on rear
Kidneys - Good on long trips
Oil - fine once i replaced the front bung
It is good off road though!
The Freelander is now called Discovery Sport
Stupid isn't it.
I passed one on the M42, thought that was NOT a Discovery, now what I was in was definately.
That Ford engine is horrible, much prefer the LR designed TD5
The only leak I have from my Discovery is a slight power steering leak.
Engine is oil tight
Or they have reliable computers built with high spec components and are locked down.
XP works well on quad cores, it is so quick at MPEG encoding
Stukas - the target practice aircraft for the RAF. Good practice for the Spitfire and Hurricane pilots.
"I, for one, would like to see ejection seats in passenger cars."
Just do not go off when in a tunnel
Also used a similar idea for his heavy load lifter aircraft.