Re: there's an opportunity here
Get with the Times.
287 posts • joined 26 Nov 2009
Get with the Times.
I flew LHR > YUL (Montreal) with BA and ORD > MAN back with American earlier this year. Guess which was the best experience?
The plane on the way back didn't even have a in-flight entertainment system fitted, just screens up in the bulkhead. Horrid experience, but it wasn't unexpected. (didn't have any realistically economic alternatives)
Wonder why the tail fin arrives already painted, when the rest doesn't?
After the laptop rebooted unexpectedly, there was no data lost. Because Jesus Saves.
If I need to work over the weekend, yes.
Although if you do break something on the Friday, you get to go in over the weekend.
If Gilmout stopped touring how come I saw him play a 2 1/2 hour set in Brighton last week?
Camera's were NOT banned from being taking into the show. At both shows I went to, Birmingham and Wembley, there was an announcement that cameras were allowed providing flash was turned off as it would ruin the performance. At Birmingham I saw venue staff telling somebody off for just that.
An amazing experience. Shame my local cinema isn't showing this and there is no word of it turning up on DVD.
Actually don't need to do anything nefarious: it's still available on the BBC website:
I voted for Eccleston, not because he was the worse (and for those slating 6 & 7, that was more down to the writing and the declining budgets than acting style) but his continued reluctance to do anything connected with Who.
Highly recommend finding "The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot" - one of the best things to have come out of the 50th birthday celebrations.
The Register is currently testing a Python script to stop people installing AdBlock.
"so had no networking or internet access" Well, net access wasn't that great 30 years ago...
I know somebody that still uses one of these, although as he's retired not as much now.
I remember developing a system for an insurance broker (really, 30 uears ago - jeeze) using dBase II and I'm sure we attached an external hard drive attached to the thing. Strangely happy memories...
Beer, because I wasn't legally allowed to drink back then!
+1 for "Should I answer" - plus it can pull details from their database to show you information such as if it's a call centre, nusance call etc. which shows whilst the phone is still ringing.
I wonder how much this will cost them, reprinting stationery, business cards, logos on the outside of their buildings, and I wouldn't be surprised if you found an old logo hiding somewhere on Google's websites in a year that they forgot about.
I had somebody tell me that YouTube had stopped working on her TV because "Google had sold it".
I think there may need to be an intelligent test to see if the telly is smarter than you before purchase.
You're lucky you've still got it after Sandy - it was hidden from public view when I visited a couple of years ago whilst they were sorting a new exhibition area for it. Hope it's back up.
Fortunately I've been to see Discovery a couple of times and they seem to have moved the barriers so you can get a bit closer to it now as well. Bit knackered looking, but there again if I'd been around the world that many times I'd be looking rough as well...
You'll see a lot of US programmes crediting various companies (usually tech or cars). You just need to see the number of programmes using Surface to see what's going on.
I'm more interested in how 10 works with IIS and all the various stuff that we load on top of that on our local dev machines, so this will be getting a download this week.
After watching that video, I really do wish I could keep pets in my flat.
I believe it's because we use a different DVB-S to most of Europe, so it's not worth making the sets.
Where did they keep it, never heard anybody mention it (though I did have a sheep walk into the snooker room in the Sergeants Mess once, you don't get that at the Crucible!)
Ooops. My mistake. Need to move some more boxes around in our warehouse now.
Bit of history, this was created by Sky to promote this years F1 coverage, I assume it was shown as a pre-race but I try to avoid watching their coverage.
More info, and a video of Brundle racing against Telegraph hack is at
You'll need a 9ft x 9ft sized shed by the way.
Video of sorts, the trailer for the tour can be found here:
This was broadcast last year and was an abridged version of said tour
You are right, and the BBC have made the same mistake on their site too.
H2G2 started as the radio series, but as well as the 5 (some might say 6) books it encompassed TV, a computer game, a towel, a stage show, TV series, more radio with the 3rd, 4th and 5th books adapted and read by the original cast, the film, and the H2G2 Live! stage show, again with the main cast, was, like Douglas' own life, cut short too soon.
What would be nice is if the BBC rebroadcast the Character Invasion recording of the stage show from last year,
Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.
I've had the pleasure of meeting all the H2G2 cast several times and Susan was a very, very nice lady, friendly, warm and unassuming, had a good memory for names and faces too.
Was truely saddened when I heard the news yesterday morning, hadn't realised she was ill.
Icon for 6 pints of bitter and two packs of peanuts please barman.
Have to agree that the pic is a bit unnecessary, but it has made me look forward even more to my trip to Brighton in September to see a certain Mr. Gilmour...
OK, I'll go and get my coat.
A friend of mine produced and directed the documentaries, they are well worth watching,
Except that B7 is on YouTube...
But the idea should be welcomed, and preferably - when the rights allow it - be available worldwide.
If that drone had lost power and dropped on someone's head and killed them would the owners be liable for the death. Especially when they intentionally flew it over someone elses property.
So, if the drone fell on somebody after being shot down, would the bloke with the gun be liable?
Well, when I was having a look at EE's 4G, the best download speed I got was just down the road from my flat at 88Mbps, and that's here in sleepy Scarborough.
Funnely enough, I don't watch Jeremy Kyle either, and I'm at work too...
Did anybody catch the woman on Jeremy Vine today that boasted that her site, which catered for the same type of user Ashley Maddision has, charges £135 for 4 weeks - and also claimed to have 1 MEELLION members?
I'm off to build a website...
Has the writer ever flown with United (or any American carrier for that matter) because the first question I'd be asking is if they can be used on a code share with another airline?
I once hired (well, think by the time 25% VAT was added to my already overpriced bill I'd actually made a significant down payment on it) in Galway and just went pottering about for a couple of days. Loved it.
Cork is also worth a visit.
Wonder if the CN Tower had permission to light up with the PanAm colours? (It took somebody from Toronto that pointed out what the colour scheme was though - I just thought it looked pretty)
I'm sure I read that somebody was developing a system that would fit in your shoes and vibrate when you needed to go left or right when walking about. As somebody who hates to look like a tourist when I'm, um, a tourist, it would work for me...
After spending about 56 hours on the train between San Francisco and Chicago, I'd disagree. Amazing scenery, great people to talk to, somebody brought out a guitar and started an impromptu party somewhere near Salt Lake City, and a fair price for the experience. And the beer wasn't too expensive either (though they did eventually run out...)
...the most important bullet point in the budget, beer duty...
I've just done Toronto > Chicago ,> Manchester and after clearing integration in Pearson international that was it regarding security.
52 episodes of Clangers - out of those watching the first episode, 65% were adults!
It was very close to doing a roll whilst over Scarborough, possibly changed his mind at the last second.
Spent about 4 minutes touring Scarborough's south bay beach on Saturday and got quite a few photographers out, including this one:
Both DPD and the Royal Mail (and probably more, these are the two we use) require Java in the browser for sending stuff to lavel printers and automatically add consignments into their system, and it's a royal pain in the arse to maintain. Unfortunately, can't see a replacement coming any time soon.
I spoke to an ex-GCHQ'er last night and £28k is not the normal entry salary either.
Why the emphasis on Scarborough? There's been a base here for decades, preceeding the creation of GCHQ. And it's a much nicer place to live than Cheltenham!
(yes, I do live here, and know plenty of people that have worked at CSOS Irton Moor (Completely secret outside Scarborough was the alternative acronym)
You are right, I'm sure our UPS rep told us they ran, in the States at least, a system to turn right whenever possible.
40p a day.
For starters there's Doctor Who, Top Gear (RIP), Sherlock, Car Share, The new thing that starts on Sunday that's meant to be pretty good and a shed load of other decent drama's such as Happy Valley. Then there's radio, not just Radio 1 or 2 for the mainstream but stuff such as radio adaptations of Neverwhere and Good Omens, News Quiz, Now Show, Museum of Curiosity, Cabin Pressure et al. I know several people that have Radio 4 on almost 24/7.
Throw in half of the current F1 season, News 24 and regional news/weather, the BBC website, World Service, BBC Worldwide (yes I know this is taking things a bit far, but I've been in countries where it was the only English speaking channel) and I'm more than happy to fork out my licence fee.
There does have to be something to stop iPlayer catch up though. Perhaps logging in using your licence GUID and limit it to a certain number of devices, much in the same way Sky, AFAIK does it.