Apparently, though, we voted to leave these truly independent 'well off' eurocrats to do what's right for the ordinary people of mainland Europe (and Ireland)
95 posts • joined 3 Jul 2009
Re: OK Jeremy--renationalization--what then?
OED prefers endings in -ize apart from the exceptions listed here http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/ize-ise-or-yse
Re: IMG @James 51
LOL, and even that report fails to mention the original report's basic maths error:
"The AMRAAM, despite its critics’ smears about its accuracy, has a kill probability of 0.59, 1 representing certainty of kill, so two AMRAAMs are enough to guarantee the shootdown of any enemy (0.59×2 = 1.18)"
Re: Either the figures are wrong or 1/15 drivers are not insured
Since when have you not been able to get insurance without tax or MOT? You can't get tax without MOT or insurance, but one of them has to come first.
Re: Still doesn't have front facing speakers..
Front-facing speakers also brilliant for conference calls.
Nice try Team Register
A reasonable attempt but it's not the same as a Lester article
"major hub inside the M25"
But St Albans is outside the M25.
Re: Separate work from private life!
Was that the BBC's "Make Me a German"? Which was an excellent insight that I have shared with several German colleagues.
I had that same situation many years ago. The good bit is that having booked all of Friday's time, there's no need to do any of it. It's booked in the system so it must have happened, right?
Improved GPS accuracy?
Since GPS receivers have to make GR corrections already, will an improved understanding of GR lead to better GPS accuracy?
I used both Gett and Uber in NYC recently, so I don't see why Lyft shouldn't be allowed to compete. Gett were doing a promo where anywhere in Manhattan south of 110th St was $10. Almost as cheap as the subway.
Re: Let's talk VAT numbers..
It's not profit, it's turnover. And I think the number is about £80k now. Don't need to sell many iPads to reach £80k of turnover
All my mail goes to my own domain
As does mine. Or nearly all. I discovered a valuable lesson many years ago: do not make your domain's administrative contact an address in that domain, nor an address in a domain hosted by the same provider. Oversight on my part but I accidentally let the domain expire and of course they sent the notification to the administrative contact...
Re: Rolling roads don't work that way
When I had a 4WD car (Subaru Impreza Turbo) the advice was that the MOT stations had to do all of the braking tests on a test drive rather than a single roller rolling road, for fear of knackering the centre diff. Things may have changed since then.
Re: Let's not forget...
Reduced fuel tax? So why in the UK has diesel, apart from a few weeks about a month ago, been more expensive than petrol? Surely it's simpler to refine?
taping up body seams
Worse than that, they're not even done on the open road but on a rolling road (presumably with a wind machine). And as you say, self-certified.
EC mpg tests just as bad
Ever wondered why no-one in the real world can get anything like the manufacturer's claimed mpg figures? The EC emissions test is prescriptive and is x minutes and y mph, y minutes at z mph, etc. So the ECU recognizes that it's on the test and adjusts fuelling appropriately to get artificially high mpg figures.
Re: Was looking good until...
Stansted has an airport. Stanstead (near Ware) does not. But it does have a level crossing in the high street.
Had to sell the Scooby?
What kit do 2 kids require that doesn't fit in the back of a Scooby? I managed perfectly OK. When the kids were 11 and 8 we managed for the next 2 years with a TVR Cerbera and a Peugeot 206CC, so two 2+2s.
OS X upgrades "cheap"?
The last couple have been free...
My understanding of how these work is that the loan is never repaid and then when you eventually die it becomes written off by the trustees. I was also offered this scheme and it looked far too dodgy and had the potential to land my family with a huge bill at the end.
But I also know someone who was involved in a scheme like this whilst working as a contractor at HMRC, and they were OK with it.
Re: @Carl W - I'm not seeing it
The article says "You can update to Mint 17.2 directly from Update Manager." which implies now. No problem though, I've downloaded and installed it. Doesn't appear to be a lot different from 17.1 IMHO.
I'm not seeing it
No update available in Update Manager (currently on 17.1 -- just in a VM to see what it's like).
Unfortunately Jack Swigert died in 1982, so unless he's up to some heavenly oxygen tank stirring mischief I think we can rule him out.
I don't personally agree but...
...IAM would say you should have anticipated his manoeuvre and adjusted your speed/positioning accordingly.
Even in a Honda Jazz it might have been better to have floored it for the overtake :)
Seems he is a fellow gold MacBook owner.
Not one commentard has yet remarked that you can get an equivalent Dell for a third of the price.
Re: Didn't know they still existed
Not only are they still in business they are the world's largest watchmaker and own the brands Breguet, Blancpain, Omega, Longines, Rado, Tissot and Certina amongst others, plus the ETA company who make movements used by many watch manufacturers, e.g. IWC, as well as being jointly responsible (with Mercedes-Benz) for the creation of the original Smart car.
Effectively two numbers?
Why would the SIM need two numbers (MSISDNs)? It's possible to map a single MSISDN to multiple IMSIs. Wouldn't it also be better if Google had their own HLR and signed up to wholesale roaming agreements with the two networks?
Why could they not retain the old API for compatibility purposes?
And tasty good it was too. But do you think there might be a way without frying the onions and potatoes in a load of olive oil? If not it will have to remain a rare treat rather than staple post-pub diet.
Re: Glass is not meant to be bendy
Disclaimer: I have an iPhone 6
Personally I believe the zenith of mobile phones was reached with the Nokia 8210. Enough charge to last several days and small enough to fit into the condom pocket of your jeans.
Re: "...dampers use a patented technology for ... individual wheel control..."
I’ve seen a race car with a single damper for both front wheels. Not sure of the advantages other than weight.
A transverse straight 6? Must be the only car on sale with that engine layout.
Benjamin Franklin quote
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety"
Was also one of the authors of Fractint
Surely any date/time format other than YYMMDD HH:MM:SS is illogical?
I bought the DVD version of Battlestar Galactica some years back, and it's well worth a watch. Tails off a bit towards the end, but the story of how they first encounter their own civilization's outposts, and then other civilizations, isn't bad.
I tried this
And there was too much garam masala. It wasn't too hot, just too "powdery". Maybe I should have been using level teaspoons instead of heaped. And I didn't have any tomatoes so I used a red (bell) pepper.
Re: Authentically Indian version
Someone else who has spent a significant amount of time in Ahmedabad. I'm hoping not to ever go back. 46 degrees at 6pm...
The best episode of the series so far IMHO.
What makes it the e-THP?
I was expecting something like some sort of electric motor assist, or an electric supercharger.
Not only was the egg physically larger than the creature, it was laid immediately after the creature was born. Some of the Steven Moffat scripts were excellent, but they were all when Russell T Davies was the showrunner.
I ordered mine on Friday (from EE) and it turned up on Monday. Actually they tried to deliver it on Saturday. Been using it all week. My minimum contract term ended in July so rather than get a 5S I thought I'd hold out for the 6. It's OK but I'm not impressed with the camera sticking out of the back or the back cover in general -- I thought the zenith was reached with the glass-backed 4/4S.
A year left to run on the EE contract?
Why don’t they keep the business running for another year, make another £100m and use the time to find another partner or business model? Or have EE terminated the agreement with immediate effect?
Watch should have been round. Square watches went out in the 1970s. Although I wouldn’t say no to a Jaeger Reverso.
Re: Chrome cam
Isn't this what SRWare Iron does?
Re: £45,000 "outplacement counselling and assistance"
I think the "outplacement counselling and assistance" is a legal requirement. Bear in mind that the "outplacement counselling and assistance" company is probably charging £1k+/day.