30 posts • joined 20 May 2010
The last Harriers sold to the USA
Of the last 76 Harriers sold to the USA 74 were serviced and upgraded and cost the USA just £1.5 million each.The USA are modifying 73 for their own use,they are not using them for spares.
It still defies belief that the government virtually gave all 76 aircraft away for less than the cost of just one of the American F35 aircraft designated their replacement.
Im still using the Quad 33 and 405 along with the Rega deck and Ram200 speakers I bought in 1978.
Unless they fail I will never"upgrade" as I've grown to love the sound from them and adding more ket may bring a different sound but it wont,to me,be better.
I purchased an 7 inch tablet quad core Ainol Numy3G AX1 last year from a company called Ebellking.
2 sim slots plus sd card slot, hdmi and usb ports gps enabled for just £84.
Its very very good,Ive just returned from a trip to Belgium where I used it as a very accurate sat nav.
I run it through a spare 21" monitor via the HDMI port to watch netflix etc with amazing clarity and the sound via the monitor speakers is good too, yet Ive never seen a mention of this make in reviews,is that because you only review samples sent to you ?
During the time Ive had it Ive also purchased and sold on a Sony Xperia tablet, a Motorola Xoom a blackberry playbook and an HP tablet,all found wanting .
The Numy is here to stay
And no,Ive no tie with the company,Im just happy with my purchase.
I bought my Quad 33pre amp and 405 amp along with the Ram 200 speakers in 1977.
I still use them.My vinyl records no longer crackle and pop but as I now have to wear hearing aids perhaps its not surprising :-)
All the talk of gold plated this and oxygen free that takes me back to the days when I bought hi-fi magazines and thought I was learning so much.
I've not bought one since I bought the kit. I still love the sound it makes, perhaps I did get it right.
the camera is not important
So long as you have one that works ok in low light levels your sorted.
However its like having a car,if you cant drive it its of no use regardless of make.
Re: A step backwards
Thats spot on and is applicable to so many parts of the media industry from books to invoices.Remember when you had invoices and letterheads designed and printed,now we just print on a £50 wireless connected printer as and when needed,read books on a tablet etc etc.
Im just waiting for a 3D printer that can print out hot gourmet dinners and a glass of good wine.
The camera interests me,does anyone know what company makes it ?
Re: Why no naked broadband in the UK?
Id love to know how you managed that as I'm paying £34 for just broadband and phone,I dont own or use a TV and that's after all the "loyalty" discounts they say I'm getting !
I even migrated my virgin mobile to Ovivomobiles freedom plan to keep costs to a minimum.
My Sony Laptop is 7 years old and running XP.
Win 7 and 8 do not support some of the hardware, fingerprint scanner,wireless networking and bluetooth so I will stick with XP regardless of support until the thing physically dies on me.
It still does everything I spent the £1700 asking price for it to do.
I also have a Samsung Win8 laptop,I dont like the OS,for me its just not easy to learn so thats going on ebay !
The Man has a sense of humour,I found the comments published rather funny and he clearly isnt offended by some of the crap he receives.
Re: SIM cards
Ive got one
What is a "Fucking letterbox screen" ?
Re: Icon W700
Dragon 12 on my win7 PC is brilliant.
Re: please no...
I go out oif my way to avoid any product that endorsed by a celeb ,star or sports personality and it seems there is a growing band of brothers doing the same.
Before mobile phones became a reality in the UK there were parts of the country that could not get TV,there still are,unless of course they pay for sattelite.
They still have to pay a licence fee as the BBC dont offer to "upgrade for free" any one who cant get TV with a standard rooftop aerial.
So what's all the hoo haa then about a few souls who will join the ranks of people left for decades without a good signal ?
Im fed up with MPs bleating about the ineffectual laws they have created which enable large companies to avoid paying tax.
Its the Government's responsibility to us,the voting taxpayers to get it right and they have failed.
They call for bankers and corporations to be held to account but conveniently forget that they are 100% responsible for any failure in the system.
Amazon,just like all the other companies are simply following the letter of the law.If the Tax laws are inadequate,fix them.Its so so simple.
Hire Starbucks accountants to make them if the UKs civil servants and MPs are nut up to the job.
it does do all of those and for us dyslexics its magnificent.
I've been using Dragon 10 for a while now and may upgrade to 12 with a bluetooth headset.
My daughter teaches dyslexic students and uses version 11 which she is very pleased with.
subsidies,no thank you.
i just buy used phones from ebay as and when i feel like a change.A year old phone will cost around £60 to £80 unlocked.
I dont do games music etc so a phone that does text too is fine and I use my pay as you go sim.So many people are slaves to their phones and the tariffs are extraordinarily expensive for what is after all,a phone.
Dont cry, Your greed caused it
Trading in shares is simply gambling,in this case people lost.If you cant afford to lose dont trade.Simple
No batteries needed,can be passed to friends and family or donated to charity,cost effective,flexible,I could go on but I will just say that a Bio Optical organised knowledge device,commonly known as book, wins every time for me.Free from most libraries too.
I don't like swearing in public but I do,on occasions, swear in private.
The word fuck is without doubt overused and has degenerated into a substitute word often used by people who do not have a vocabulary sufficient to express themselves clearly.
Im in my 60s and served in the Forces where profanities were common but still moderated when in mixed company.
Today one hears bad language used ,mainly by youngsters, in most public places and I have to say I still consider it ill mannered.
Ive kept my Nokia 9000 as a reminder of how good they used to be,simple to use good volume both as a hands free and normal phone only let down by the battery life of less than a day.Even now Ive not found a phone as user friendly or good at what its supposed to do,make and receive phone calls.
Perhaps humans have very little input
Volcano activity puts out far more gas and particulate than mankind has ever done.Global warming is just an excuse for higher taxes
whilst one can only admire the quality of the camera and its images I question the ergonomics of this camera. As with all 35mm style SLR cameras, apart from the late lamented Rollie 2002 series the users are requires to bend their head sideways and squash their nose against the back of the camera in order to use it.
Other medium format size digital cameras like the Hasselblad or the Mamiya have Pentaprisms that project over the rear of the camera and they will allow users to keep their head in a natural position. I've been using 35mm cameras professionally for over 40 years and regardless of make and quality the basic layout remained the same with the same problems apart from the aforementioned Rollie 2000/2/3.
There are of course exceptions for the amateur market where the lens prism are offset to one side, very sensibly as there is no film to transport making the camera is far easier to use.
Just one persons point of view
What a load of backward thinking twaddle,no wonder the people that run Great Britain PLC have a problem if this is all a "great mind " can come up with.
Abolish all road charges and road tax.
Just tax fuel !
That way all users both great and small will pay every time they start their vehicles.
The Tax collection system is already in place when you buy fuel, no one escapes, its impossible to fiddle and even visitors to the UK will then be paying to use the roads.
Benefits include clearing out a whole swath of civil servants and tax disc distributors at the the DVLC offices and reduce the cost of computers and system maintenance.
Saving tax payers a lot of money all round.
I want a PHONE,not an entertainment centre
I want a replacement for my Nokia 9000,something that rings loud so I can hear in a noisy environment,that rings for as long as it takes for me to find and answer it. A good qwerty keyboard ,easy read screen, text fax and email facilities,Oh yes I don't need a camera or video,in other words just update the 9000,make it lighter and thinner but just as long and with a battery life much,much longer that the miserly 15 hours the 9000 gave me.
Ive tried the LGs, Samsungs ,etc and they are all just temporary fashion accessories , I want a phone I can use that fits into my normal bloke sized hands.
I dont care a jot about operating systems as long as I can phone text fax and email and receive a signal in the Welsh valleys, come to that maybe a gps system would be useful too
Misguided beach wardens
if a film company takes over, for instance, a pier, and in doing so excludes the owner ( that is the council tax payer) from using that which they pay for,then clearly they need to compensate said tax payer.
If however the film company or photographer are impeding no one and do not require exclusive use of the facility I see no reason that they should be challenged.
All civil servants work for the tax payer,they need to remember that.
I've not been happy with any mobile since my Nokia 900 died,easy to use,a ring tone that I could not only hear when it was in my bag but one that I could "programme" to ring as long as I wanted.Big screen easy to read ,fax email etc all one needed for communicating.
Forget music and video and "Apps",I only need to talk read and text and the bigger the thing is the better,
Ok not as big as my Motorola 8500,please :-))
To Dab or not to Dab
I bought my hi-fi system in 1977, it still works and I'm used to the sound. Can anyone give me one good reason why I should replace my wonderful FM stereo receiver that will probably still be working well after I die.
Digital radio signal still has to be converted to analogue to power my speakers, what's the point in the circuitry and additional power consumption needed to do that.
it's common knowledge that young people who listen to MP3 -based music are listening to poor quality reproduction and actually prefer it , it's what they used to and this is the generation that will be utilising DAB radio in the future.
It's also common knowledge that DAB radios require more power to run than an FM radio and portable Dab radios consume more batteries than an FM version which flies in the face of government targets to reduce carbon emissions, pretty dumb really.
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