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12 posts • joined 27 Sep 2011

How practical is an electric car in London?

llodge

Re: Britain (and the US ) need smaller cars

I think they have tried this but smart cars haven't really caught on.

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Tesla, Nissan, BMW mull all-for-plug, plug-for-all electrocar charger plan

llodge
Happy

Battery Cars.

"Nissan is the world’s largest maker of cars that include an electric motor, while BMW and Tesla account for 80 per cent of the world’s battery-only cars."

what about Tamiya?

I expect they have quite a large share of the battery car market. :-)

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Tesla cars can now 'do an ET' without hurting anyone's bottom line

llodge

Bond, James Bond ??

As telefonica are providing the data link does this mean anyone with an O2 phone can drive their Tesla remotely as James bond does with his BMW? :-)

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Fukushima radioactivity a complete non-issue on West Coast: Also for Fukushima locals, in fact

llodge

So all those YouTube videos showing people on the beaches in California with Radiation detectors that are going into Alert mode are just imaginary then are they?

I'm guessing it really depends what the radiation detectors are measuring?

I wouldn't be at all surprised if the measurement was of the battery or whatever else's is powering the devices voltage. Proper radiation detectors are probably prohibitively expensive as beach accessories.

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BROADBAND will SAVE THE ECONOMY, shriek UK.gov bods

llodge

No competition

Our local exchange has just been enabled for fibre and they are rolling it out to a couple of cabinets in town.

We however are located 4k away from the exchange and nowhere near the cabinets.

we do have a live fibre connection (which was previously used for ISDN30) to the local exchange unfortunately as Openreach control virtually all of the rural broadband in the country there is no way I can find of getting the fibre, that connects our building to the exchange, used for broadband.

BT did offer me a leased line though at £800.00 per month. :-(.

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I watched Excel meet 1-2-3, and beat it fair and square

llodge

I can remember splashing out for Wordperfect for Amiga.

a real word processor on the Amiga although Digita's offering wasn't bad though a bit more graphics orientated.

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Humax HDR-1000S Freesat+ recorder with FreeTime

llodge

Re: streamed playback?

Yes,

I can stream content from my Humax freeview hdr to the freeview hd box with the standard firmware I use powerline adapters to acheive this but others in my family manage with wi-fi dongles as well.

I can also stream from the Foxsat satellite box using custom firmware.

regards

Mark

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Third of Blighty stuck on snail-speed broadband

llodge
Unhappy

Wildly Optimistic

I would think these figures are wildly optimistic even at these low averages.

We have fibre into our building now, for isdn30, but no hope of using for broadband for the foreseeable future.

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Ten... Freeview HD recorders

llodge

You can watch content from the HDR on the FOX-HD but and I think you can stream SD content to other devices but ISTR the HD is crippled by DRM.

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Humax's have been OK for me.

I've had Humax's since the 9200 and had very few problems.

The 9200's started to get a bit problematical after 4 or 5 years but a cold boot normally fixes that .

The Freesat HD might lock up once in 6 months or so but I don't use that much now as the user interface of the FOX-HDR is much better IMHO and now you can have the FOX HD and watch content on the HDR using that it's gettting much better.

Now looking forward to being able to programme them over the net :-). It might even be available on hacked versions I haven't looked recently.

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Spotify tethers future to Facebook

llodge
FAIL

Goodbye Spotify!

Was considering giving Spotify a try.

But not going to now - will try Last.fm again.

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Sonos Play:3 network music player

llodge

Thank you!

Looking now just reconfigured my squeezebox network and this would free up my Boom for Kitchen duty.

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