Re: Really - there wasn't a cleaner or anyone else in the building...
Why are there handles on doors that need to be pushed?
228 posts • joined 23 Jan 2010
Why are there handles on doors that need to be pushed?
911 operators that is.... 999 yes, and what lovely bunch they are (never know when you might need one)
Yes I have one like that, keeps drinking my beer :-(
So which relative orbit would you put the relay station in? There would be times when the relay station could be further away distance wise than Earth. Might need more than one :-)
What more is there to say. It had the lot... Daleks, snakes, more aliens than you could throw a sonic screwdriver at, Missy, Clara, Exterminations and exploding Tardis. :-D
Use technology....you know the stuff that most of Reg readers use every day. By all means have your lecture in London but also have it piped to other venues around the UK. Most conference centres have smallish rooms with interactive facilities. Come on Reg show how it can and should be done!
Played the whole thing as himself, couldn't act his way out of a paper bag.
Who knew that heavy metal could be so interesting....:-)
Your definition of good grub is very different to mine - veggie cafe :-( Yet when I was there a few years back one of the sustainable ideas was a small holding with pigs and chickens.... but the "produce" was not sold in the shops or cafe, most strange.
The speal chucker :-(
A tosser icon would be of more use here!
Have some gaffer tape and boogie in the dark :-)
I suspect that 90% of homes on broadband have a duel modem-router which functions perfectly well. Why would I or anyone else need another router?
The only conclusion that I can come to having the limited data available is this: You have a solid bone head. That will be £1,000.00 consultation fee.
You spelt c***ts incorrectly :-)
@ John 104 - I cannot work out if you are trolling or a genuine proud parent. I will assume the latter.
I cannot work out why you think that looking at "cool stuff" is in anyway a preparation for a career in aerospace or mechanical engineering?
@ s.pam <Pedant Mode>The Sherman is a WWII Tank and weighed 30Tonnes. </Pedant Mode>
If you purchased a normal watch for £339 and lets say the calendar didn't do leap years you would quite rightly take it back for a refund. Why is this for some reason different? It isn't a finished product, not fit for purpose so take it back and ask for refund.
Me trolling.... Honest comment guv. That Quad system is the same age as I am, good grief are you telling me that I have to get a 60+ years old system to get decent mono. Who's trolling who here?
As someone who is deaf in one ear, and always has been I find this talk interesting. I would dearly love to get a decent mono system :-)
Wonder how many packs of joss sticks they got through? Always sad when people believe their own bullshit, do they think that people actually care?
I was in my bank yesterday and all of their terminals are still running XP non of these ever go near the internet. I suspect that this scenario can be repeated in all banks and insitutions.
Everything fine in the grey area between the grim north and the effluent south.
@ Bloakey1 - Their!!!! their, my good god it's THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grammar Nazi to the rescue. Damm good job I was around.
OJEU - the Official Journal of the European Union. There you go.
The business I work for had an electricity SMART meter installed last November. Hurray! thought I, no more faffing about each month trying to take a reading in a dark cabinet. Contacted the supplier... "So, now that you have a SMART meter installed here you won't require monthly readings from us? Oh no we need those to continue for at least another year, as although we are rolling out these meters we don't have the software to interface it with our billing system." What!!!
@ Graham Marsden
No just lots of people who wished that cyclists would read and obey the current highway code.
(Challenger Tank) And 120mm HESH & APDS shells! Not forgetting the 2 machine guns. Who needs a laser?
Let me get this right, there is a major IT company implementing a major internal IT solution that is slurping up funds and the target end date is slipping to the right. Why does this not surprise me, they are obviously using the same consultants as they foist on everyone else! Ha! :-)
"What I'd like to find now is a sort of reverse Turing test, one which will tell the difference between a call centre agent and a badly programmed bot."
Simple, I can understand what a badly programmed bot is saying.
Don't give up your day job....on second thoughts this is your day job, oh dear.
For that you need Google Glass and access to your bank.
Getting a POA was easy, just a matter of knowing a good solicitor. Getting my mothers bank, Halifax, to accept it and set up/change the accounts was worse than pulling teeth. At one branch when I presented the certified signed copy quote from the branch POA expert "I am sorry I can't accept a copy" me "why" him "because I need to feel it, to check it is real"....What!? I could go on....
I think we need River Song back.... The Doctor needs to meet his wife again, that would give Clara something to choke on :-)
If you want a fun? drive try an artic power unit, amazing to drive and more power than you would ever need. The forward/back rocking motion is interesting.
The lovely Fenke is not even modelling the Classic Register T shirt.... Don't you want to flog anything? Bah, humbug!
I thought that this was a wind up...There really is a USS Ponce. Named after an American lobbyist by any chance? :-)
But not then....
Conversation that I have had more than once. "I cannot open any Word documents or spreadsheets. What are you trying to open them on? An iPad, I just cannot get them to open. Did you check before you bought the iPad that things like Word would work on it? I didn't know that I had to, my friend had an iPad and says it is wonderful and she takes pictures with it so I had to get one." Puts phone down in exasperation....
"The same could certainly be said for any poor soul attempting to get to north London via the capital's woeful commuter train services."
Think yourself lucky you have some form of transport, most folks outside the M25 have to rely on cart tracks and charabancs. I do wish the whiners in London would lift their eyes up from their newspapers or smart phones from time to time and join the rest of the UK!
Ordered via standard delivery and the items arrived this morning. What's the fuss about?
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 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 Haynes manuals...lost count of the number of times they glibly say "just remove X" but fail to say how!!
So will someone please tell me what MVNO means as the article fails in that respect.
In the field with the sheep, probably doing what rams do best...
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.
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 :-)