12 posts • joined Thursday 23rd August 2012 10:55 GMT
Re: 0118 999 881 999 119 7253
For some reason, read that and the number
01 811 8055
popped into my head.
It will ring bells if you are uk based, old enough, and have an autistic streak when it comes to numbers (oh, and if your mum wouldn't let you watch that TisWas on ITV)
Professor Pinero ?
The process sounds remarkably like that of Mr Heinlein's 1939 creation ...
Wiki : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life-Line
Re: Why don't you...
Ahh - either very young - or not in the UK ...
This might be enlightening : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRUhjFF5a6Y
Wiki : "Why Don't You? or Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead? was a BBC children's television series broadcast in 42 series between 20 August 1973 and 21 April 1995."
You're kidding, right ?
"If a company that’s been around for years suddenly argues that it needs Big Data techniques to run its business, it must mean that either [...] or it's been hobbling along forever with systems that don’t quite work. Either of those claims would be hard to believe."
The second is all too believeable, and is keeping me in a job right now ...
Really Bad Tea
As a Scots friend of mine preferred her tea ...
Take 1 mug.
Fill 2/3 with boiling water.
Add 1/3 cup milk.
Add 3 sugars
Take teabag and dunk in watery milk ONCE. DO NOT STIR. DO NOT SQUEEZE TEABAG. JUST DUNK.
Attempt to claim resulting sickly sweet, slightly beige, transulcent mixture is a Cup of Tea
As a native of King's Lynn, I'll reply in song ...
"In praise of our county we're going to sing
Against this fine place we will not hear a thing.
If you speak ill about it, you speak a falsehood
For our native county is Norfolk and good.
Norfolk and good, Norfolk and good
We are the boys who are Norfolk and good."
(Lyrics by The Kipper Family)
Can you see what it is yet
Most of the spitzensparken kit in the loft ebayed last year - including two Speccys (and associated Alphacom and Zx printers, Interface 1 and 2, Microdrive, DKtronics keyboard), 1 QL with working microdrives, 1 Psion Series 3, and IBM PC XT, a portable valve radio and a portable imperial typewriter (ok pushing the defn with that last one)
The Atari ST didn't sell, happily.
Two working valve radios remain (including one with the Radio Rentals logo from when they used to rent out their own brand radios) and so does, joy of joys, a fully working ...
... Rolf Harris Stylophone :O)
Ebayed most of the attic contents last year.
Two Speccys went (with accessories including ZX and Alphacom printer, Interface 1 and 2 and a DKtronics keyboard) - as did a QL (with several working microdrives !), and an IBM XT PC. Oh and a portable valve radio. And an Imperial typewriter. The Atari ST didn't sell (happily).
Pride of place goes to the two remaining valve radios (one a radio rentals branded set from when they rented radios !) and, joy of joy, a fully functional Rolf Harris Stylophone
Why not ...
... after all, one of the best British sportcars of the 1960's had a tortoise for a bonnet badge ...
Quotes from the GORDON KEEBLE OPERATING, MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE HANDBOOK 1964 -
"WARMING UP THE ENGINE
DON’T start up a cold engine and then leave it idling while you rush indoors to pay a belated farewell to your wife.
In the interest of minimum engine wear, skip the farewell and drive away. When facing the music on your return in the evening, make a mental note henceforth to adopt a definite sequence of events prior to your morning departure. You will achieve substantially diminished wear from your engine and deserve greater affection from your wife”.