246 posts • joined 22 Jul 2009
Re: Light Car Challenge
Apart from the obvious Caterhams and Morgans, the more "regular" vehicles that are below the magic Tonne are things like Citroen C1, Ford Kak, Toyota iQ and Smart Cars.
Not my idea of fun.
Now if I could get my hands on a nice 3 wheeler Morgan .....Yum
Well Samsung certainly are trying to shift product in the cheap n simple end of the market. Tesco selling an unlocked handset and free sim card of your choice for under a tenner.
These ain't big, and certainly ain't clever (in an added functions sort of way) but I bought a couple as a cheap standby for me and a simple emergency phone home device for the youngest.
They make phone calls, and if they get trashed I'm not going to lose sleep over it
Beetle meets PT Cruiser. It looks a lot better than it has a right to
Why are we paying cyber security experts what we pay passport-stampers?
Because the true cost is £75K/year.
Well to reference the old cold war joke, they need two others to keep an eye on the dangerous intellectual
All for a bit of cleavage
I was interviewed by a lady who thought a corset like ensemble was the height of office chic.
But frankly if its early in the morning and I've travelled a long way to get there, I can do without that staring at me. It said volumes about the company, and I think my enthusiasm showed through in spades after that. I'll echo the many comments above that say that an interview is a two way process. I've walked away from jobs where I think the company come across as arses.
Life is really too short
Cue the quotes
Cat: "Forget red - let's go all the way up to brown alert!"
Kryten: "There's no such thing as a brown alert sir."
Cat: "You won't be saying that in a minute!"
Be sure to use a video projector instead
They would say that wouldn't they?
Though if you looked at most of the wannabe politicians over there you'd swear that they weren't on this planet
Pass the bacofoil, my heads getting chilly
Valves are alive and well
Provided you know where to look.
If you have a microwave in the kitchen, you will be using a high power valve transmitter to heat up your pizza. Google: Magnetron.
For other uses such as high end audio equipment, guitar amps, and the inevitable amateur radio uses, replacements for all the common old valves are available from either China or Russia.
All sorts of stuff out there. Its more common than you think
The father in law picks up bits and pieces from the recycling area of the local dump. I helped him build a cheap PC to run linux on for simple stuff like email and web surfing. He wasn't after anything fancy like a quad core full on gaming machine by any means.
One of the drives he got hold of hadn't been wiped either. Unfortunately the previous owners who weren't either attractive or in their first flush of youth were into "Ahem" making their own movies.
That drive was destroyed pretty quickly, and another substituted that had had a re-install of XP before disposal. Much better
Its not exactly rocket science to either format the disk or do a re-install from the CD that came with the computer. For most purposes that 's good enough
I'd agree about the B&Q site
Its Firkin awful. More biased to selling you a fitted kitchen, rather than the pot of paint you actually wanted. I've found its actually quicker to drive to the store and wander around it aimlessly for a while than actually go online
On the face of it
It all sounds plausible, and a win - win situation for all concerned.
However the same reasoning was put out for ID cards, so forgive my suspicion about this sort of tech
So instead of dogs chasing it
Cyclists will have to dodge packs of marauding Pandas
4 Million on the scale, and doesn't seem to be a nice foodstuff
More like a chemical weapon
Based upon whom?
They pay you?
When I think of all the free samples I've disposed of over the years
Health and safety
Well if the locals were trying to blow me up or shoot me, I suspect I'd be doing a lot more than just blowing air biscuits
Restructuring specialists and private equity investors
A long winded way of saying "Asset Strippers"
All it needs now
Is a fridge by SMEG.
Anyone seen my coat?
Can their buildings
Be made big enough to accomodate a ball room....?
Throw the book at her
Lt Jeff Nightengale of the Garden Grove Police Department said police have "nothing more than the divorce proceeding" as a possible motive for the attack.
Is this surprising if he was married to a woman who is prepared to do this sort of damage to him with that degree of premeditation.
If she wanted "Revenge" she should have lawyered up and done it through the courts
Seriously any person who is prepared to disfigure a spouse or other human being to this degree regardless of genders involved needs to go away for a long time
A gentleman never kisses and tells
But Marines LOVE a good bit of gossip
Faint heart never won a fair maiden
Well done that man
Purge all the crooks from the Government?
There would be no one left!
Hence the Euphemism
of "Long Pig"
Its not quite as simple as that
If the whole of the earth was decent arable land, there could be a case for that. However even in this country there are acres of productive land such as the Welsh hills, which are only suitable for growing fairly low yields of grass. Sheep are very good at making this sort of thing work, as are animals such as goats in areas such as sub saharan africa where the only thing in abundance is woody scrub.
There is an argument, however, to decrease meat consumption to a degree, and that I'd broadly support provided bacon was supplied on a regular basis
The probability of achieving Horizontal Happy time is much better with Hetero Women
Knowing the traffic chaos
That is a feature of all major Indian cities, The stopping of Streetview cars by the local authorities is a bit pointless. They wouldn't be going anywhere fast anyway
Sounds like a brand of
A cheeky little number, with a creamy yet slightly nutty aftertaste
You're forgetting that
A terrorist is a terrorist and therefore a bad person when He's not on our side.
A Bank Robber on the otherhand is just an entrepreneur, whose way of making his money is probably more honest than most corporate institutions. Especially the ones he targeted
I hate to say this
In my hospital experience, for Every Abi Titmuss, there are at least two dozen Jo Brands*.
Prehaps its not such a bad idea to enforce a strong dress code after all
*Both ex Nurses, so actually quite on topic for a change
"The law says that it should only be disclosed where necessary, such as for the purposes of crime detection, and not merely for entertainment"
Well thats Police, Camera action and all the other clones of, that infest late night TV stuffed then
Make it so
if you don't mind the rustling, although I'd advise avoiding a packet thats had salt and vinegar flavour in it
Do I know you?
You've obviously met my in laws
If they wanted to stop him doing this again
Don't bother with the £500 fine, just confiscate his bicycle seat
Hail the New Puritans
The Aussies will start putting skirts around table legs soon.
It was silly and a little juvenile, but frankly most of the people doing the quiz wouldn't have actually noticed the magic wand references.
For Mac Keyboard
Read Commodore PET Circa Mid 70's. It just looks naff
Superlight dust explosion
If you don't wish to buy product that expose the workers to that risk, I'm afraid you'll have to give up:
Wheat and wheat products (Grain Silo's have been going "Boom" for years and years)
Custard Powder (I remember the Birds custard factory going up some years back)
Oh and don't foret all the petrochemical refineries, storeage depots and chemical works that have gone splat over the years either
Well I hate to break it to you
But you probably are.
And before anyone else chips in. Solo Don't count
Ahh that would be the reverse fuel consumption figure
Of Gallons per mile rather than MPG
This in spades
Treat people like a customer, not like a piece of crap and yes they'll come back.
You'll always find people to pay a bit extra to be able to see the product before buying and give it a quick try out. Its the obvious business model
6 months ago, cooker blew up, and was too old to get parts. Shopping in Currys, Disinterest from the staff even though we were looking to spend a few hundred quid with them.
John Lewis? Much better, come in have a good prod and poke, "You've brought some oven trays to try for size? Good idea, go right ahead, just give us a shout if you want anything"
They even price match . They got the business, currys didn't.
They have also got business for other stuff as well after we just got fed up with DSG Group's attitude. I refuse to go there now
Don't they run TV Licencing. Sounds about right
She's a Birch* isn't she
*Damn that spelchekker
Because they have very good accountants
and Lawyers fed on raw meat and they can argue that they are practicing the legal tax Avoidance, rather than the illegal tax evasion.
Its always the rubbish criminals that get caught first
To be fair
Theoretical data risk, quite high, and if the thief has even rudimentary grade tech skill, the potential for harm is high.
In reality the laptop will have been sold to the local fence, wiped and sold as a Christmas present in the local pub. The data will have been lost in the manner of being buried under a huge folder of pirated MP3's and an internet exposer cache full of dodgy JPG's where flesh tones predominate.
He was caught when witnesses saw man with suspected rabies fleeing through the town centre
Went through there a few months back
The redevelopents involved flattening the brewery and building executive flats there. Bowyers has shut too. Just another Swindon or Bath Dorm town now, which is a shame as when I lived there over a decade ago it wasn't too bad
The only consequence should be
The manufacturer not honouring the warranty if you break it.
In ye olde days
This would be possible if you were using a large format negative.
When you use something that's 4x5 , 10x8 for instance (Thats inches not mm or cm) it can be done by hand,
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