286 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
On our second one.
My current wife loved the original one so much, she demanded a replacement.
I own a 'sporty' Golf, but 9/10 I'l always grab the Toyota keys for most jobs.
Yes, the stereo is so crap (I can't even describe how bad), but replace the speakers and you're golden.
MPG is good, running costs are excellent.
I live in the countryside and have never found it wanting in any situation - it's also huge fun to drive.
Gongratulations El Reg
Click fodder of the week.
Glad to see Google Ad Words is now fully functional.
Re: "most important book"
This is not a sectarian rant, merely a statement of factual history.
Organized Protestant Christianity give our ancestors access to a universal education system in this country. Without the Protestant Christian free schools many would still have been subject to the horrors of (almost) serfdom or worse.
I'm sure there are examples of exemplary Catholic schools too, but let us not forget that reading was discouraged and that's why the Pope resisted the translations of the Bible from Latin.
Perhaps the list should start with The King James Bible?
Re: The Bible
I believe that was the book of Moroni (Mormon).
Same players, but a new twist in the sub plot.
Re: "most important book"
Hitler's book was just as influential I suppose, thankfully it's not part of core syllabuses on many B.A (hons) courses. That could change of course :(
"most important book"
Das Kapital doesn't even feature in the top 10?
That's 90% of university lecturers up in arms then.
Re: So does this mean
Ah, but they invest SO much in their 'high quality' product.
It's not all about the football.
Just think about all of the ...er.. homegrown quality drama they make.
Hope this can save time (and lives).
Fiat, do they make cars that last?
£16k, that's a lot of cash to invest in a small car made by a company with a dubious history of build quality.
As it's a Fiat, I wonder just how 'fabulous' it will be once it's had some wear.
Has anyone here got a 5+ yr old 80,000 miler?
Love the 80's schools television music.
See...that Greenpeace bloke was right!
Usually I treat this kind of thing with skepticism, but if it's good enough for a Greenpeace Director, it's good enough for a sanctimonious, environmentally-friendly person too.
Coming next: how staying at home means we all win!
Paris; because I miss her world of wisdom.
Is it better than Lync?
It is? Good!
Saying that, tin cans and wet string would be better than Lync.
The NIMBY problem
Unless the NIMBY's become educated about local cell positioning, i.e. it's not going to give little Johnny brain cancer, you're always going to face this problem in the countryside.
Key learning: Local cells mean your phone will attenuate its transmitter, crap coverage means it will fight to obtain it's connection.
My house has a VF Sure Signal and that's the only reason I'm with them. As a majority of my calls are from home, it would be folly to switch providers.
Moving simply due to price is always a false economy.
Can you back this claim?
I'd like some evidence if possible.
*************QUOTE OF THE DECADE**************
"Talking bollocks loudly with an attitude of certainty works for other people, so why not me too?"
I shall add it to my all-time top 10.
The data they collect isn't as accurate as the media would have you believe.
A "large mobile network" has a system in place that can give this data correctly to around 3 meters if it's employed. Indeed, this system has been used in the past to find missing people and criminals, however, it's not designed to give big data and the best the agency can hope for is connection to a single cell.
Snooty fanboi activity fuels Apple PR machine shocker.
"uuuuhh, like... coloured, plastic iPhones..duh"
I worry for the future of humanity sometimes.
Re: Chicken / egg
The point I was making Len is that it means a potential DAB broadcaster can now circumnavigate all th at tedious back-haul to the central mux area (forget where it is, but someone will), pay a huge sum for a 64kbps allocation and spend the rest of the time adjusting the dynamic range of the audio to compensate.
The cartel that runs a majority of these facilities counts on an ability to charge for their investment.
Chicken / egg
While I fully support the Ofcom gentleman for his efforts in running this pilot broadcast, I wonder how long the major mux owners will stand for this kind of thing.
Torture Garden must be hosting a party this weekend or something.
Let's have a look at local radio - a warning from history.
Hello all you people involved in community radio, this isn't aimed at you. I believe CR's offer a really local output and have to deal with an unbelievable torrent of effluent thrown at them from other broadcasters and prohibitive legislation that a local radio group owner was instrumental in influencing in his favor.
I have one thing to say on the possibility of local TV: Heart FM.
UK better at building, but rubbish at owning.
Saw the news yesterday that the UK now makes more cars than France and nearly all the owners are not based in the UK
We are now the 'salary slave' of Europe.
Congratulations unions of the 70's, your socialist utopia has arrived.
Just wait for Space 1999...
As noted above, everyone seems scared of doing original formats now.
I wonder how Space 1999 will look once they've shrunk the flared trousers, jumpsuits and lost Vaseline on the lens during Barbara Bain's close-ups.
Swiss shouted at for hiding stolen gold.
Now where have we seen that before?
Re: "Watching ITV Player is like watching iPlayer from ten years ago."
Not to the public...
The prototype did however.
Re: Kiss FM?
Welcome to the future.
Ever listened to US-based 'hit' music radio?
I do feel sorry for the people that work for O2, but it's the nature of corporate beast; reducing cost comes before granular growth because it's easier to accomplish and shows on the end of year statements before any increase due to clever marketing or a brilliant product.
Director's bonuses are usually based on profit and removing cost is the fastest way to getting that new Range Rover (or apartment in Florence) for many boardroom 'zeebs'.
Not to mention the pressure these people get from investors (such as pension funds etc) when they issue profit forecasts.
I'm not a socialist, but let's face it, capitalism is the guilty party here.
1979 technology... Phone makers take note.
11BN Miles away and is still working and it's still managing to poll home AND it takes better pictures.
*I do realize it also has a plutonium reactor thing strapped inside too, that could be problematic*
For 41p a day, I say, keep the tax.
Has anyone actually watched ITV recently?
Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel.
The BBC isn't perfect (far from it), but compared to the alternative, it's premium content.
On a moving object?.... good luck with that then.
Re: business package
I agree with you on so many levels.
On a domestic package, Zen were excellent, when I asked them to build me a special product for an event, they delivered exactly what I wanted and they only cost a few quid more than other providers.
If I didn't have BT Vision they'd have my business now.
The differential cost for a well-run ISP.
A previous employer demanded I claimed for [only] the cheapest provider I could get.
Three outages later and one reoccurring problem; I managed to get them to pay slightly more for an ISP that knew their arse from their elbow.
Surprise surprise, never had another outage.
The cost differential?
£10 a month.
Paris because she knows that's it's not the size of the pipe, it's how you use it.
Now I'll have to spend hours deleting all the shite again.
Thanks a lot numpties!
Entertainment and technology?
It's a marriage made in...
*Orders handcart and map to hell*
Paris because she hardly ever gets an outing these days.
Now I'll need to spend ages *again* deleting all the shite off the EPG.
Sometimes I really miss the simplicity of four channels.
*Offers Spangles around*
It's very exciting to be alive when people can actually do this.
Is the atmosphere dense enough to support sound to a microphone?
"hey earthlings, enough with the autotune crap please..."
Yay, just heard Ian from The Reg's question
How bizarre, dropped onto the live stream of the press conference just in time.
I used to pay the "evil Murdoch empire" a subscription to watch TV and then had to sit through yards of adverts. The economic reality is that someone has to pay for the programmes and I do feel some sympathy for the networks*, but following several trips to the states I can see why people need an add-skip.
U.S commercial TV is a powerful ecosystem and you'd expect Dish will get a good kicking in the courts.
Lawyers are (even now) ordering new yachts bought from the proceeds of this.
*except for the Fox network.
I got LoveFilm - which wouldn't be a problem if the content wasn't such a shoddy offering.
Saying that, all the online film offerings are pretty poor in the UK.
And they wonder why there's so much downloading...
Interesting comments, decent article.
Turning the encoder QAM up to squeeze as many channels as possible onto a mux made the picture quality and reception problematic too.
Content is king, but if you can't watch a programme without the "puppy drowning in mud" soundtrack, would you watch?
Re: This isn't about handsets for EE...
I doubt EE having 4G will mean corporates will run from their existing provider.
Business as usual.
Nice research grants for scientists funded by oil companies and "well meaning" ecologists.
The whole thing is a massive gravy train IMHO.
Humanity will change to deal with whatever is the reality, I'd be more worried about population growth in the short term.
Now far be it for me to call the writer on this, but it seems inconceivable that this kind of a 'blind' story can be taken seriously.
Which billionaire I.T mogul was spotted in a trendy West London club hooting charlie off a high-class call girl's boobs... see it's easy.
And we all know that the only way to get a decent Netflix experience is to use the <cough> work-around method to obtain Netflix US.
Senna in HD there + other treats as well.
The Evil Murdoch Empire must be congratulated for congealing the UK movie market as it has.
Hardly surprising that movie piracy is still as popular as ever.
haaa hee haaa hee.
Just tried Woz's test on my Android
... worked fine for me in a busy office.
I'm all for this.
The method of delivery has changed, but people still need paying.
Content owners need to be paid for their investment, just look at it as hiring a DVD or paying $ky for one of their movies on demand.
The BBC sells DVD box sets of DR Who and people buy them, what's the beef with charging a nominal fee for an episode of something made by Tiger Aspect or All 3 Media?
If The BBC get this one sorted out now, it could mean they become a fair alternative to other publisher's platforms.
If it means no commercials - sign me up doc!
Reason has left the building
If there is peer reviewed figures available to back-up either claims, I'd be happy to digest them.
In a world of media madness and funding-starved scientists...
As Danny Baker says: "If you're not scared, we're not doing our jobs".
Possibly the best Doctor ever (imho).
"Why won't you just die?"
It's so camp now I just wonder why they don't paint the monsters/villain day-glo.
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