46 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2007 11:13 GMT
A great day out.
We've been a few times. it's a great day out.
The Bacon Butties are Fantastic!
Pity the planetarium is no more :(
four by two?
Even four by two isn't 4 inches by 2 inches!
I would expect The Reg to continue using the least appropriate unit.
Please can someone pop along to the Cafe at Jodrell Bank & get a picture of one of their bacon butties to submit.
I suggest eating one while you are there.
The best 'away from home' bacon butty I have had in many a year.
I would go myself, but it is quite a trek.
What we need is 3G
I live in a fairly large village, where, if we are lucky we might get a sniff of a 3G signal & sometimes 2G can be pretty flakey.
It is all very well having these high speed connections in the big city, but the whole point is that is suppose to be mobile.
Upto 70 mph
Our road infrastructure has an upto 70mph limit.
My rather old landrover will only do about 50mph, so perhaps I should only pay 71% of the Road Tax for my vehicle.
There are several national speed limit roads near where I live. I defy anyone to drive down them at 60mph, even though that is the therectical limit.
When I bought my latest vehicle, I checked the official fuel consumption figures. Apparently I can get 'upto' 52mpg. Like that will ever happen! Even if I drive like a nun.
These days, most ISPs package their products with download limits, rather than speed.
The upto speed is only the maximum of the technology they are using. They could say they use ADSL, ADSL2 & let the customer work out what speed they are likely to get.
Anybody know who to contact to get my Road Tax refunded?
So, no cap then!
Where will the genetic variation come from? Or do they have DNA from a whole heard of Mammoth?
So where will it stop?
Why not age? There's a biggy. Why should I only pay £300 when my nephew has been quoted £3000. That's not fair, is it?
Well actually it is!
They also weight premiums on location too, and job, and probably many other things we haven't thought about.
Is this the first of many changes?
@ Tom Mason
I recently purchased some fine Cornish Pasties from Morrisons in Bridlington (East Yorks), produced in Crantock.
The annoying thing is they were significantly cheaper than the ones I bought direct from the bakery in Cranock a few months earlier.
As a person of Cornish decent, I must approve of the ruling.
“I think it’s a sign of the end of the world,” Paul Wright, told the Dayton Daily News “If lightning is going to strike God, then there’s no hope.”
Nope. It's called Physics!
Is that a lightening conductor in my pocket, or am I just plesae to see you?
1) Get rid of road tax
2) increase fuel duty (slightly) to compensate. This makes a fairer system by which people that use the roads more, pay more.
3) Introduce an Insurance disc that is provided by your insurance company. I for one would shop anyone I see on the road without one.
It might put thousands of Post Office workers out of a job, but it'll save a lot of hassle.
That's fine if you never want to drive more than150 miles in one day. It's not going to change the world.
But I suppose you have to start somewhere. I guess the first internal combustion engines couldn't manage over 500 miles on a tank either.
Mine's the one with spare change in the pocket (for the bus ride home!)
a bit of an anti-climax
(Paris, 'cos she knows all about climaxes)
Breach of Playmobile License?
I can't see what playmobile think he's done wrong. I can't imagine Citroen complaining about the 1000s of people who modify their Saxos.
I was not aware that playmobile figures come with a license agreement.
"it would make a sweet cluster in a 2U format."
until the shared PSU packs up!
is 4in2 better than 2in1?
I have one of their 2in1 servers. Not a bad bit of kit, but I fail to see how a 4in2u server is an improvement over 2 x 2in1u servers.
Paris, cos I'm baffled too!
"You still need to have excellent credit rating and show a consistent cash flow for several years."
So once again cheap credit is being offered to those who least need it!
Mine's the one with a fiver in the pocket
Ban the phone but.....
.... everyone can have a gun! Sometimes I think they get their priorities wrong.
Mine's the one that's lined with kevlar!
Not in Hull
With Kcom? You must be kidding!
It's just not the right tool for the job. That's why I don't go to work on a bike either. It just wouldn't be practical.
I probably wouldn't get to work and back on one charge.
The problem with all these devices (I have tried others), is that it relies on mobile phone technology. I'd like to keep tabs on my small child when we're camping ... usually where there is little on no mobile coverage... so it's useless.
Paris, for obvious reasons.
Size does matter
It amazed me that people can't get it into their heads that the reason that the EEEpc is small is not to make it cheap, but to make it small.
If you want a full size budget laptop, but a full size budget laptop.
I wanted a small, light, ultraportable laptot, so I bought one. (Admittedly the price did help)
It's the size that makes it special, not the price. Except it's not special any more 'cos everyone is making them now.
.....500 times the storage
"three 3Gb/s SATA hard drives in a 1.5TB RAID configuration"
I want to know how that raid setup works.
Well, how about 3 x 750GB raid 5
I wonder how noisy it is, and how much heat it kicks out. And...
I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
I'd rather wait for the Fujitsu
"Personally, I'd not mind a small fee per transaction for this, if it was to guarantee cutting down on your chances of having your card details abused like this."
You shouldn't need to pay a fee. The banks would be able to cover it with all the money they're saving due to the reduction in card fraud.
"Sharing data on suspicious transactions is one important technique for combatting the problem, he added"
I'd really like to know how to share this info. We have loads of fraudulent transactions, most of which we're able to spot. We've spoken to the police and our bank, but have had very little feedback on how to handle this sort of thing.
I think it is daft that in a cogestion charge zone, a car carrying 8 people (Like my Toyota Estima) will be taxed the same as a 2 seater which probably only has one person in it 99% of the time..
The sea looks a little rough off the coast of Flamborough
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