2629 posts • joined Sunday 8th October 2006 16:17 GMT
Lincolnshire Police have already outsourced their control room to G4:
They are hoping to get some sort of kickback from G4 if other forces sign up, for the training and startup benefits G4 will learn from Nettleham. 
 is putting a kettle on so very difficult?
I've already said I don't want contactless anything, so will maintain my previous stance.
I have not asked for it, I don't want it.
If they are really desparate I can probably round up 5Tb of unused disks here, and I bet other hobbyists across europe could as well. LVM could turn them into one big bit bucket.
If a pan european call to donate hardware went out, I'd box some stuff up and post it to them.
So lets see if I've got this right
People will stop buying phones and iPuds because their car can talk to their Fridge, so they won't need a desktop to do word processing on?
Is that what he said?
Time for Cumbria to go the Icelandic route?
What about the rest of Europe?
AIUI the 2-year rule originates from the EU and applies throughout. What warranties are offered in France, the UK or Netherlands?
What, with a 1024 x 600 screen and Windows Stater?
As you say, underwhelming and pointless.
(need big yawn icon)
I don't believe it
They sold 160,000 things that fugly?
in other words
Man we hadn't heard of gets job with company we hadn't heard of.
Have two facebook accounts.
* One with loads of stuff about Nietzsche, 17th century choral music, wallace and grommit, and oxfam.
* And one with pictures of your bum grafted onto cherie blair's neck.
I've seen him from both sides...
Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester
No real surprise there. All done on population numbers, I suppose.
It would have taken real intelligence to realise that there is more disposable income in Poole/Bournemouth, more chance of creating new employment in Plymouth, or more cultural need in North Wales or Norfolk.
Frankly, I'd have thought London, Manchester, and perhaps Edinburgh were rich pickings enough to have funded this with revenue, and not needed tax money.
good proof point that this is actually real stuff
yes, this is what their real stuff actually does.
The worst I've paid to see is Starship Troopers, but I've had exposure to Battlefield earth and it is a stinker.
But I've twice had to sit through 'raise the Titanic' and it is in a league of awfulness that I hope is its own. Lower the Atlantic, it would be more believable.
And then there is Schiphol.
If you go from non-Schengen to Schengen space, you have to open the laptop to prove it has a keyboard and has not been hollowed out.
If you go the other way they don't want you to do that.
Re: Oh the old petrol station turn mobile phones off drama lama
The cell phone ban is, I suspect, left over from the CB radio ban.
Because some early electronic devices (are you listening Dresser) could be zeroed just by keying a 25W transmitter next to them, garages put up spurious "transmitting can cause an explosion" notices, and the meme appears to have stuck.
'course, the transmitters were not the problem in the first place....
There is some wooliness in most things on that list, ut when we come to
"Groupon applies refunds policies and cancellation rights in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations."
That seems to have been a demonstrable breach of law that should have been prosecuted, not discussed.
on a donkey?
Just the one?
Poor bloody beast.
I sat opposite him on a train back from the Liverpool garden festival. I am less than svelte, he is, well you know. The carriage wrecked a wheel bearing under where we were sitting.
With Satre, the vehicle in front controls its followers
And, yes, the vehicle in front will be driven by a bulgarian halfwit trucker who has not slept for 78 hours, consumed several bottles of strong lager to keep awake, and will cheerfully turn down a railway line because he does not understand his satnav.
"The team is now looking at practical applications"
Make a tiny submarine and send Stephen Boyd & Raquel Welch through someone's bloodstream?
@Mike Richards ('western' fan?)
I have driven a petrol hydraulic car It was french (wocab) - either a renault or citroen - made in the 1950s. It had a constant speed engine, a variable stroke hydraulic pump, and variable stroke hydraulic motors in each wheel, Pump and motors had swash plate variable stroke mechanisms, operated by cables from the 'throttle'. and it could (with the crude swash plate limiter unscrewed) go as fast backwards as forwards.
The one I drove also had a 25 litre drum of replacement hydraulic oil and a suitcase full of replacement rubber seals in the boot. It never went a week without popping something and dumping all the oil on the road in milliseconds (that's what pumps do!).
the iPurse - contains money that can only be spent on iThings.
the iNurse - robotic child minder shaped like Steve Jobs, with a calming voice that says "nanny knows best" whenever signs of of intelligence break through.
the iCurse - a portable device for practitioners of witchcraft.
the iTerse - speech synthesiser that reduces whole sentences to bad-tempered single words.
the iWorse - USA's next president.
all been said
I came here to comment on the headline, but feel I have nothing left to insert.
But they can't be trusted.
I've been paying a premium for a premium service for some years, and discover they have invested nothing at all, not even in LLU.
I'm going to sidegrade to a cheapo service now, it won't be any worse.
Bit of multipath going on there, I reckon.
Re: History is written by the winners..
And, of course, they are Hertzian waves anyway
He has changed my mind
It is worth listening to world leaders when they have something to say.
I was ambivalent about WikiLeaks, and about Assange, but if that c*nt is opposed to it I am going to become a true believer.
surely it would have been remarkable if Google got a picture of a french street with no-one pissing in it?
Zn is -0.76 and iron is -0.44 on the electrochemical series, so a Zn-Fe battery ought to about do it.
"variable precision floating point unit"
I thought Intel did that once before?