7 posts • joined Thursday 3rd May 2007 09:47 GMT
Have you just hit your foot daddy?
My own recent non-scientific experiment would concur with these findings. During some recent DIY maintenance I was distracted by my three year old daughter toddling towards the hole in which I was working, enough to hit my own foot with the sledge hammer I was using. Because of her presence I could not use the vernacular and I can testify it hurt more and for longer than if I had been able to explete. My pain was further compounded by her innocent questioning "Daddy, have you just hit your foot?" the answer through gritted teeth was "Yes darling I have" and, as I hobbled out of the hole "does it hurt daddy?" - it would have hurt a damned sight less had I been able to say "Of course is f@</ing hurts, oh sh1t and bl@@dy balls"!!!!! This is the real reason you never see young children on building sites.
Guys, compare and contrast the report from the BBC here - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7465041.stm. In this report there is no chase, no evasive action to avoid a collision and presumably in the eyes of El Reg editors no story!! Who hyped this one up eh???
This is great
Thanks guys, what a great debate. If my half-formed and admittedly not well researched idea can spark this sort of debate here then given to the right people there has got to be a solution.
I believe the solution could be driven by the commercial world of motor racing but I don't know what that solution would be. Given the right incentive that is what Maclaren, Ferrari et al would do. Personally I don't think the answer is in bio fuels or hydrogen but I do believe it is time to stop using fossil fuels. A ban is the only way. If the government can ban smoking from all public places on the grounds of health then surely they can exert an influence in this area. After all it is us that has become the cancer.
Going Green - Seeing Red
Well it's good to see some support for my F1 idea here at least. I have already approached the previous Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, Tessa Jowell only to be given the brush off. It seems green is not really this governments colour.
Nearly all major developments seen in the modern car have come to us courtesy of motor sport, namely F1. Active suspension and anti-lock breaking for instance are now commonplace but were once the preserve of the racing car.
All major governments of the world should lobby the FIA to establish a ruling that all racing cars within five years should only be allowed to compete using sustainable, non-polluting fuels. We would then see a rapid development of the technologies at the expense of the competing teams. These developments would themselves become commonplace and desirable in all new road cars within ten years. That way we all become winners and not just Hamilton!!!
RE: arthritically joined at the hip to qwerty?
I now what you moan. I don't understand why people don't get productive text, it is fats and sample. Agreed you do have to chuck it or the night wands don't come out. Surely Steve Gobs must see this and correct the omission?
Personally I like my apples to be red and juicy but green will do.
I do have a serious point about Apples, they tend to last longer than your average PC and your average Mac user will hold on to older machines for longer. I currently use a G4 Powerbook and G4 PowerPC but I do still have my old PowerPC 6500 which is for my young daughters. It runs at a staggering 333mhz and is perfectly adequate.
Surely the longer shelf-life of its products has to count towards Apple's green credentials?
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