187 posts • joined 23 Jan 2010
I trust the asteroid has been/will be checked and cleared to ensure that no Soup Dragons or shiny clad mice have colonised it? Wait a minute, they are hoping to collect "organic" material, ye gods we could be over run with aliens with squeaky voices!
If I Recall...
If I recall correctly from my time working on Centurions. The Meteor engine, because of it's aero background, had 2 magnetos (1 for each V side) rather than normal distributors. Setting these up to be correctly synchronised was a b****er and more of a black art than engineering.
The sound of this engine is something to behold especially if the mag settings were slightly out as you then had the classic belch of flame and loud burp of the backfire...lovely :-)
Re: I've found the one time a YouTube video helps
Re Haynes manuals...lost count of the number of times they glibly say "just remove X" but fail to say how!!
Re: MVNO; Mischievious Vultures Need Opiates?
So will someone please tell me what MVNO means as the article fails in that respect.
Re: Where's The RAM?
In the field with the sheep, probably doing what rams do best...
It's Dr Who
Let me get this right...
A reviewer is complaining about the non-science in Dr Who. This is a series that has as it's basic premise 1) An alien who is a "Time Lord". 2) Who is hundreds of years old. 3) Happens to look like humans. 3) Regenerates and changes his appearance totally. 4) Lives in a machine that can go forward and backwards in time. 5) Said machine looks like a police box yet is infinitely large on the inside.
Re: "Bloke said not to open box until he leaves"
Is a reverse engineer someone who can take things apart but is unable to put them back together again? I used to work with lots of these :-(
Load of bollocks. How do you prove it? Just look at the technology and sociological advances made in the last 1,000 years. Look at the equivalent from c1080. The Doomsday Book, this was written in Medieval Latin and was highly abbreviated and included some vernacular native terms without Latin equivalents. So, it was written in ink on velum? and we still cannot read/understand all of it.
How many words and abbreviations in regular use in various Navies (vernacular native terms seems quite apt :-) ) will be understood in 100 years time let let alone 1,000 years.
Anyone paying good money for 1,000 year archives needs to invest in quality paper, ink and people who have legible handwriting! Oh, and add a dictionary to the list of things to be transcribed :-)
Bit like Garmin issuing their map version 2015.10 in spring 2014. Confusion or what!
Ditto the UK
Yes, my first thoughts were why the USA in the background. Should be UK or Western Europe.
Methinks that someone has dropped the balls. Come on Lester own up, you were so blinded by bodette Fenke Foss and her attributes that you failed to check the details. :-)
@Hargrove - 'Whatever happened to "do it right the first time" and "If it ain't broke, don't fix it?"'
"do it right first time"!!! You mean you have never used any Microsoft software, or to be honest any software of any substance. If software suppliers produced cars it would look like a CV2 and arrive with no wheels, you would never be able to trade it in as you don't actually own it.
It is broke and they are struggling to fix it :-( The only issue as I see it is that Microsoft's definition of broke is somewhat different to yours and mine.
@mr.K - You are missing the fact that a Metre is a unit of measure and a meter is a device to measure with.
I will just get my coat out of the meter cupboard :-)
Just to change the topic ever so slightly....
If you ever have call up one these awful telephone systems, you know: press 1 for contracts, 2 for payments....etc. Just press the # key, human every time :-)
All advertising does is make people aware. So lots more people will soon be aware that there are alternative methods of obtaining digital media with little or no penalties.
Is this really the message they want to be putting out?
Needs to be asked.
Is there a difference between male and female pee times? Given the above discussion and the fact, now established, that the length of the urethra is critical females should pee for a shorter time? Or am I missing something here?
Re: Anyone familiar with the Peter Principle
The trick here is to recognise that point in your own career and swiftly take early retirement based on that pay level.
Re: Shift in Thinking
@Don Dumb Thank you for your enlightenment. As a 60+ person I may fit into your Waitrose elderly persona. On that topic I have noticed that I seem to be one of the few people to use the self-scan system that they have. Now that does same time.
Getting back to bonking...If my Waitrose shopping bill ever came to under £20 I would bonk like mad! :-)
Shift in Thinking
I have had a pay by bonk card for ages. Never used it as the only tills I have seen it at have been at the larger shops/department stores. After having queued to arrive at a till I now have a choice:: Cash? Card? or Bonk? Not knowing the fine detail of the pay by bonk or indeed if will it work I use either cash or card.
I have no desire to look like a plonker waving my card and the cashier giving me strange looks (well, no more than normal) :-(
Why not stick a small unmanned pay by bonk till by the exit with bullet point instructions for idiots (me) to reduce the normal queues?
Re: What tech do you want that industry does not deliver?
Add to that software that does not need patches to make it function as it should.
If cups kept the beverage at the served temperature when would you be able to drink it? Ditto the scalding hot cheese in the pizza. Idiot!
Why would I want to keep ass?
To aid science
To aid medical science I fully intend to continue drinking red wine and when I clog it donate my body for them to examine. What we need is a control group of non-drinkers who will also donate their bodies. Any takers?
Try and buy a stupid TV, nigh on impossible. Quote from my local TV dealer, "all TVs are smart these days" :-(
Even if it did have wireless it wouldn't be a lot of use as a sub must as near a perfect Faraday cage as it is possible to build.
Re: Lost or stolen (or dead)
You mean as well as clearing up the blood and disposing of the body I have find the passport and send it to the passport office. Oh you didn't mean executer...my bad :-(
My coat is the one with executor instructions in the pocket along with the bloody knife. A bloody dictionary would be better!
Lots of people have degrees, many have more than one. Does not necessarily mean that they are any good at anything in the work place. What is wrong with working at a hotel? One of my friends started working at a hotel and is now finance director of an international hotel chain.
Sell it to me
Perhaps it because I a bit long in the tooth, but if someone is trying to get me to buy something I expect them to sell it to me. You know the carrot, oooh buy this because it will do this; quicker, better, less errors etc. All I am getting is "move to Windows 8 because XP is being pulled". Great incentive! So just what is better about the latest offering? Do tell, don't be shy.
Re: Don't forget
Speaking of foreign shores... What you also need then is an automatic flag slider (Think 007 number plates on the Aston Martin DB5). This could be linked to the GPS and programmed to change when crossing the border. We don't want our hero Playmonaut to be banged up for illegal entry.
I like Virgin(s)
To put the other side of the coin I have the combined router/modem/hub/thingy from Virgin and it has been perfect from the day it arrived. Full house coverage, no problems.
I cannot get rid of the vision of an ISS astronaut opening a window and chucking a handful of small cubes out and then carefully closing the window. Bizarre :-)
So having migrated your mail system once, your organisation presumably made the wrong choice or the perimeters changed. The phrase "the grass is greener on the other side of the fence" springs to mind. I also foresee blood on the carpet; users are involved :-(
Re: most of them looking younger than the apps on my iPhone ?
If it is not Mole Station then what is it?
I think you may find that Lemmings have the patent on "Plummet". Please cease all use of the word especially in relation to gut wrenching free-fall.
Re: Guns won't work, so let's look at alternatives...
Low budget re-enactment....splutter! Any lower budget and the actors would be paying to take part.
Re: And the Eadon memorial award goes to. . .
Didn't know that he had passed on.
River Song being brought up by aliens and then killing her husband?
10 November 2013 - 23:50 CET
Contact with GOCE was made once again from the Troll station in Antarctica at 23:42 CET. The central computer temperature is at 80ºC and the battery is at 84ºC. At an altitude of less than 120 km, the spacecraft is – against expectations – still functional.
This may sound like a strange question but why not use Windows Backup? Or is that too simple? Just point it at whatever drive you need to back up to.
Re: Rip Out....
I have never known any of the providers rip out the previous connections or indeed their own when swapping over tenants / owners. Witness the masses of redundant co-ax cable from both Virgin and Sky strewn around the door frames and skirting boards of most flats.
Re: Here's to hoping it lands on Brussels!!
Have an "o".....
Re: we don't test for smell
3 Rats arse?
PS I don't want to draw up the standard values. Sniffer dogs? or him?.......>>>>>>>>
DAB - Could be better!
I would love to use DAB as my main source of radio music as when it works it is great. Between my house and the transmitter is a long line of brick houses so the signal stands no chance. FM is fine though. Have 2 DAB radios. One is connected to an external aerial, works fine, the other does not have an external aerial connector so is either a door stop or connected to FM.
Agree with the earlier comment about the design of the DAB radios, why do they all try to look "trendy retro" and fail?
Please don't talk about "Thongs", "motherboards" and "balls" in the same comment please.
Thank goodness keyboards are repairable still! :-)
Is there any payment for dossing in an embassy? If not might try that the next time I am in London for a long weekend. Choice: typical *** star London hotel for £120 a night or a free stay at an embassy of my choice....mmm tough one.
Paris Hilton cos she isn't against putting it up for free.
Greens, peas and things.
The problems is as I see it is this. All the Greens ever do is say "No, you cannot do that" I have never come across a Green positive quote ie. "You cannot do this but doing this would be better and more effective".
1) You cannot put a barrage across (name your nearest estuary) as it will harm the environment. Excuse me, but if we don't tackle global warming the environment is fucked anyway!
2) You cannot build wind farms as it damages the environment and harms birds. Excuse me, but if we don't tackle global warming the environment is fucked anyway!
Re: Extra large cargo bay?
Will it have the fluffy dice?
Re: Standardised connector
Or a car power socket....
I bought 5 TRVs for £25 from Screwfix.
Re: Best Tablet in the World?
I assume that they are sheep...Baa!
Sorry about the Linux icon but it is the only animal in the pot.
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