What does the Playmonaut have to say about this?
2978 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
What does the Playmonaut have to say about this?
>manufacturers don't claim the MPG figures
As far as I know the EU does not tell me what the results are, the manufacturers do. They could add "of course, this is bollox, the real world results will be...". But they don't. Seems a lot like a manufacturer's claim to me, in that they communicate it and don't offer any other value to use.
>Does it cost a bomb to run?
My hire car managed 28.8mpg on diesel . Don;t believe what the manufacturers claim
> Is it safe?
In my experience no. Neither brakes nor lights were adequate, and it rolled like a tea clipper on the easiest of roundabouts or bends.
>Is it big enough?
No. Put a tall person in the front and the seat behind is only good for dogs.
>Is it reliable?
it has one of those proximity cards instead of a key. I did not have it long enough to evaluate reliability (although the passenger sun visor did fall off). But those proximity cards fill me with dread.
I was presented with one by a hire company for my trip to Cheshire and back.
Underpowered, creaky, and with headlights so bad that driving in the dark in the rain was terrifying. I followed lorries all the way back on the A50 because I could not see to pass them. I also doubt that it would have passed them.
Not really much space for luggage either: my tools fit in the boot of an Insignia, but took up the whole car behind the front seats. That isn't safe if you brake hard. I doubt that it would have braked that hard thiough.
Dreadful. And dangerous.
'flocks' - that's the bunny!
this branding thing is weird.
The newspaper headline 'post code lottery' or "'health lottery' both denote something bad. So someone launches actual lotteries with those names, and idiots buy the tickets. Is that just because they are familiar with the phrase in complete isolation from the context?
Then there was Park Hampers, who went bust taking people's christmas savings with them. Within a year someone had bought the name, and up and down the land people were giving them money . What happened to the toxic assosciations?
Will people really think 'oh good, Palm is back, I must get one'? Yes, probably, in droves. Or should that be 'herds'? Sheep come in herds, I think.
" that particular train has sailed"... Genius!
Yes, and I keep spending that money on my 156 because it puts a smile on my face when I drive it. I can't say that the Gulietta is as pretty as the 156 - in particular the 'frigtened animal' look from the front is pug ugly. It has a nice arse, but the whole package is meh.
Not driven the cloverleaf varient, but more power can't be a bad thing
Been waiting for a replacement for the 159spacewagn for too long. The Gulia has slipped a year every year for too long, and now looks like it will be priced outside my range.
It's coverage that affects me.
I have tried 3 and Giffgaff in my ipad, and have O2 on my company phone and Virgin on my private one.
from O2/GiffGaff I get no coverage at all on the hills between Grantham and Stamford, and close to nothing in the middle of Spalding. Driving from Lincolnshire to Cheshire I got coverage only in Stoke on Trent, and scrappily in Crewe. I could not even make a phone call on the Derby ring road.
Meanwhile the 3 and Virgin systems were at 5 bars for all of those examples.
I had no idea that Facebook could or did display search results, so I don't suppose it matters very much.
Cloud to cloud backup.
Tell me again why the cloud is better than local storage?
Look, I am a pacifist and repelled by violence of all kinds.
Is it wrong of me to think this is unutterably cool?
(US navy has laser gun and permission to use it)
I suggest that Apple users are effectively already paying the tax, it just isn't going to the right coffers.
There is no road tax. There is a tax on owning a vehicle
Giteon is not trying to raise revenue, he is trying to raise headlines.
"Make Google and Amazon pay their tax" is a mantra on the left. He thinks if he joins in with the chanting we will be fooled into voting for him.
At this point in the cycle fiscal announcements have nothing at all to do with the economy, or balancing the budget, but everything to do with the impending election.
Giteon is not foolish, and his officials will have reminded him that you can't tax a fart, but he may very well have decided that we are foolish enough to fall for posturing.
No disabled toilets? Whenever I get on a pacer the toilet is always disabled.
Jolly? to London?
Whitley Bay or Brown's pie shop in Lincoln would be a Jolly. That Lunnon is a Penalty.
I think Gina is putting him off his stride. How did all these chairweights get his phone number?
i've had more recruitment approaches in the last 5 weeks than in the previous 5 years.
And, oddly, they are more relevant, realistic, and attractive.
I suspect that the economy has gone to a place where the parasites cause less damage than usual?
it's odd, but back in the 70s there were a whole class of 'business analysts' who did understand what the company made and how that produced a profit. They worked for the 'mainframe department' and wrote specs for the coders and job stacks for the operators. Some did accountancy, some did manufacturing, then learned data stuff. And we had amazing things like parametric CAD and parts list compilers and stock consolidation and sawtooth stock control and batching. None of which feature in excel.
Got one, don't need two.
These sorts of screens are what I was looking for five years ago. The fact that Laptop vendors are still peddling x720 screens now is the main reason I have not bought one. (the other was W8) I just feel they are taking the piss.
Frankly, given where other consumer electronics have gone in the intervening period, these screens should be available on anything north of a 500 quid flaptop.
What was the predicted start date for Skynet?
TBF, the world might be a better place with most Youtube, Daily Wail, and similar commentards locked up. Not necessarily safer, but definitely better.
We are just fine, of course.
I recall SWelec contacting me after my Father died. "Can you put me in touch with Philip Harvey please". "Easy. Come here and I will shoot you in the head. You can talk to him yourself after that".
Which they richly deserve
Yes, but it's half the price of a hudl and less than a quarter as good. I just came through Munich Airport where they were remaindering wifi galaxy tab 3s for. €99
I Wondered if the diassapeared sister had been the trees, or in charge, or summat. Which is why the younger one could hear voices?
Dissapointed. I was hoping for a door behind which was a boxing glove on a spring.
The obvious way to bring it down is with a net, rather than gunfire. You would recover it more or less intact and could hold it to ransom, or re-purpose it.
The abbreviation of UAV for "unmanned aerial vehicles" is causing me some confusion. Back when I used to build them a UAV was an "underwater autonomous vehicle", although the Leftpondians used to call them AUV "autonomous underwater vehicle".
can't we just call them "targets" and have done with it?
And yet mine has lost the ability to reliably cut and paste, can no longer see wifi networks more than a few metres away, and safari, google+, flipboard, and the podcast app keep crashing.
Perhaps I should not have used 8.0.0 first
I sort of agree with you, except that in the new world of Millions of shipped items, an order for 500 would probably be seen as chicken feed. If you had said 50,000 it might have woken them up. But that is only as many as Tesco shipped HUDL last year, and that is seen as a niche.
I'll maybe get another when it doesn't work.
Some suspicion that Apple may have deliberately borked it with 8.0
Isn't half life affected by relativistic effects?
I remember Clarkson driving around in a Bill Oddie mask.
I can see the obvious flaws.
So, Powerpoint induced people to think and present facts in a particular way.
Sway appears to do it all for them, so they don't have to bother with the thinking bit?
I am simultaniously not impressed and very impressed. How did they do that?
Well, I'm seriously overweight and have been for 40 years, my father lived and died fat, so did his mother. There seems to be a genetic component, and my thyroid gland shrivelled up and died at some pont. I think his did too. I exercise a bit, and am careful about consumption 8 days out of 10. I never eat fast food, drink fizzy drinks or alcohol. And i still have a 50 inch waist. So am I a statistic? More obese than 20 years ago? Or the same?
The obvious thing for makers of giant phones to do is incorporate an earpad/bonephone thing thatbparks in the phone to recharge, but can become earhung for conversation.
And yes, I have proposed this more than once.
After the recent run of stageringly shrewd business decisions at HP there is no way this could possibly be a mistak.
I travel all over the world for work, and stop in accomodation ranging from a guesthouse to a 5 star business hotel.
Harvey's law says that the higher the price of the room the more likely you are to have to pay for internet access. And the slower it will be.
I've spent €30 a night in a gasthof in Germany, and got free super-fast internet, and paid $250 a night at an airport in the USA and been unable to connect to an nntp server despite paying an extra $50 for the right to try.
... Because the government are a mental bunch of useless twats? Who couldn't point to a horse's arse even while holding a copy of 'start at the tail' by Desmond Morris?
cynical remarks aside, my disappointment is that I will have to wait 6 months longer before building my post-XP MACHINE.
10 is twice as far from 8 as 9 would have been.
A shop with nowt to sell is bound to close. Had the management not noticed they only had one supplier, and an agreement due to run out next year anyway?
The biggest problem with TV is not the user interface. It is what the user interface brings forth.
Spot on. People desperate to sell you something, but no idea what. Yawn.
I don;t understand the hype. Why do people want to look at these pics? Do celebs have different bits than the rest of us? Are they trying to look at Mr Film Star's Boomlong? or Mrst Film Star's Sloobs?
Or is this just more fluff about the "look at me" people?
... and for another 1.2 millon bring him home again!
(Have a beer, mate, only kidding)