Re: If Trumps wig is lifted...
Either that or "I owe you one brain. Love, God"
729 posts • joined 24 May 2007
Either that or "I owe you one brain. Love, God"
Aberglas, is this you?
That name's going to be a tad unfortunate where he's going :-)
Last time I went into Maplin it was for a DIN plug for a BBC Micro monitor (yes, they still had them on the shelves a few years back).
When I asked the assistant for directions to where it might be, he thought the BBC Micro was some kind of Freeview box.
I prefer to misquote Nelson from The Simpsons:
"How many Robot butlers will there be"
Bart: "One at first,but he'll train others"
Hopefully not in an I Robot fashion.
Who the fuck downvoted Geoff May's first post?
Show and explain yourself.
Why does anyone who owns a web shopping outfit have to have it branded an "online tat bazaar" by The Reg? Once it just referred to Ebay, now its anything that sells.
I'll only believe it once Marc Singer has pawed his face
What's the betting BBC's iPlayer will do the same this afternoon?
I think that's where IT Technicians or other techy support staff in school need to pick up the ball. Many IT clubs are run by these staff.
"Surely as we elect the government they should follow the will of the people and they should present both sides of the argument to ensure a fair referendum"
Isn't that why Cameron allowed each MP to choose which side they wanted to be on rather than having them toe the party line?
"a triumph for commonsense over idiotic twattery"
says someone who's name is "Harry the Bastard"
I'm buying the domain name toto.africa
Its not Weasel, its Weisel :-)
Did anyone see this article and think of "The Long Mars" by Terry Pratchett?
They did such a good job with the "moon landings" its hard not to :-)
As this is mainly Concorde chat, this is a timely link to the late, great George Kennedy:
I've always had a good word for Lenovo, I've still got a bunch of their old N200 and N500 laptops running here and doing a good job.
But I had my fingers well and truly burnt with a batch of B5400s last year. Out of twelve, three now have failed DVD drives (all just after twelve months, and its not the drive but something on the mobo), one motherboard that went after a week, not to mention the silly rectangular power connector.
For me I found that when Bing Maps started featuring OS maps, and had the same kind of control as Google to scroll around the map, zoom in and out, was the reason I stopped using Streetmap.
Many years ago UCI cinemas took a direct debit payment several months after I'd seen the film. However, as a goodwill gesture they gave me two free cinema tickets, which was the same price as the DD.
What's a "hung of junk"? And is the swastika supposed to be that way in the photo?
There are some amazing recent photos of abandoned Fukushima here:
Have a look at Maverick. Download all the maps you need to your device before you leave.
Their systems are still XP. At least my local branch is.
Can't speak for anyone else but I don't have any problem with EE (Orange). 3G is always strong (better than some places free wifi) and I pay a tenner every two months to top up my PAYG phone. As soon as I top up a tenner I get 300 free texts and 1Gb of data.
When that runs out at the end of the month I just run down the accumulated credit, which tends to last another month, when I top up again.
Personally I think its OK. However, I never used Windows 8 for any length of time. I tried but stuck on Classic Shell straight away, but even then went back to 7.
Having spent a few moments removing live tiles, rearranging and creating my own, I think its pretty good, but MS could have scored extra brownie points for just having a "classic start menu" option.
He made a number of pretty funny appearances as himself on Family Guy (ooh piece of candy).
What's going on with the national outpouring of grief in all the media?
If he is dead he'll be spinning in his grave at the current state of the Labour party.
Tedious Romulan was 10. 9 was the planet where you didn't age because of something in the rings.
Can't mention Clarke and Spaceguard without this wonderful novel.
My current car is 13 years old, still looks in good nick inside and out, and sailed through its MOT again last week for the third year on the trot.
I'd imagine that in 12 years time my car of 2027 will be a 13 or 63 reg car, assuming they're not so laden full of electronics gizmos with a short lifespan that you can't get parts for and will be resigned to the scrap heap. I don't think I'd trust "park assist" on a 12 year old Ford.
The rise of the OBD port and cheap diagnostics is a double edged sword. While it does work out cheaper to buy the kit and do your own diagnostics instead of going to a garage, it sometimes requires more advanced equipment to read live data. And some of the cheap code readers don't even pick up all the faults. On my car, a bluetooth reader and Torque didn't pick up P1351 (glow plugs) or P0402 (I've disconnected my EGR valve) whereas the proper Lexia diagnostic kit did.
A good example is the "P" code which reports low pressure at the high pressure pump. On four occasions now I've had customers come to me after a garage and even national breakdown companies have seen this code and said "your high pressure pump is goosed, mate. £400 to replace including parts and labour". And when the fault hasn't been fixed, shoulder shrugging from the garages.
The fault? Simply a neglected fuel filter, either the one in the engine bay, or the one built into the pump in the fuel tank. The proper kit could read fuel flow at the tank pump. And on another it was a poor electrical connection to the fuel pump. The proper diagnostic kit could read the current at the
pump, and it was incredibly weak.
So I'd recommend getting a second opinion from a fellow owner on a car forum for your marque. You'll probably save hundreds.
I must give mention to the last re-telling of computing events of Sinclair and Acorn in BBC's Micro Men. Much better than the usual costume and period dramas the BBC churn out.
As a P/T mechanic one of the most common call outs I get is "remote fob not working - can't get in with key because lock is stiff as its never used or I never tested it when I bought the car". I'm pretty much old school and put a drop or two of oil into the lock every six months and routinely use the key once every month or so.
A piece on the Great Eastern and finding a piece of it in the mud from "BBC Coast" here:
Is that this:
My favourite, as it employs a Sinclair Spectrum
Maybe the powers that be are just jealous because he didn't crash it into the Mersey like their plod did:
£13,000 Merseyside Police drone lost as it crashes into River Mersey
Williams are also looking for an IT Infrastructure Technician
Is this why iPlayer radio isn't working on the Xbox 360? I tried and although it showed a wide range of programmes, all were unavailable.
Not related to Elite. but the picture you used in the article.
You would on a real Speccy too, it didn't have an F1 key.
I like Stewie's time machine in Family Guy. Good fun when used, and never takes itself too seriously.
"What Horizon does very well is take the whole idea in a new direction. What if you went to sleep when the world was at a politically precarious peace and when you woke up, everything had changed, including your interstellar mission?"
Wasn't that the plot of 2010, particularly the movie version with Roy Scheider? There was political turmoil on Earth and the US astronauts woke from cyrosleep in the Russian ship?
Sounds like Star Wreck by Leah Rewolinski
dotdavid, your comment reminded me of this: