Re: "temperatures on the day averaged about 9°C."
Have an upvote for soldering irons!
133 posts • joined 12 Dec 2007
Have an upvote for soldering irons!
No it's not. Bala Lake is a natural lake and 3 times the area of Llangorse. I am sure there are other reservoirs larger too.
Just read the comments above at 9.00 pm and remembered that I had two cold but cooked Cumberland sausages in the fridge. That's them sorted just when they though they were safe!
Me too! After using Pale Moon for quite a while when Opera went bad I am now a very happy Vivaldi user!
Indeed, the Rangemaster group must have paid over the odds for Aga/Rayburn when they were fashionable only to see their investment collapse as the greens took over and pilloried Aga and Rayburn users. Mainly Aga users as they were perceived as being well off and thus a target for envy. All the modern stuff from Rangemaster seems to be afflicted. I recently bought a Leisure sink for our new kitchen. The one I bought nearly 30 years ago for our old house was well made and still going strong when I sold it. The new sink is poorly made and very badly finished. No more Rangemaster stuff for me!
Agreed! I can't imagine why anyone would downvote you. My parents had an oil-fired Aga back in the seventies. It kept their 550 year old Welsh stone farmhouse warm as well as heating the water and being fabulous at cooking. I got an old solid fuel Aga as soon as I had a big enough house. It was converted to gas and kept me spoilt for 20 years. When we moved to another old house in Wales which has no gas I was tempted to get an old oil-fired one and recondition it. Then I found the Everhot website and, after visiting then and talking to their techie, I was convinced and we have had ours working for nearly 5 years now with no problems. Works off a 13A socket and costs perhaps £8 a week. Much better built than an Aga too. No problems with remote control either! Now, remind me, where's the IT angle again?
If that is the same as the drone in the picture a range of 623 miles is pretty impressive!
'Don't discount the hundred million £ development cost of an insecure, barely functional (and only on IE, at that)'
That would be IE6 presumably!
Spelling mistakes... check.
Couldn't be bothered to read/comprehend the thing their railing about.... check"
It's 'they're' not 'their' if we are talking about spelling
According to the Ofcom website there were 24.7 million broadband connexions at the end of 2015, 1 million up on 2014. So if we assume that there are now about 26 million broadband connexions the estimated savings of £27 million a year work out to about £12.50 a line a year. Who is going to move supplier for that when you know that the rates change frequently and you may well end up paying the same or more during the first year?
Could not agree more. And if the 70 years bit was not enough we have been treated to non-stop Schoenberg for a week now on R3.
Have an upvote for letting me know about Klara Kontinuo which I am listening to now as I pen this...
Am I the only one to think that the operator Three (3) is to appear in court?
Having had UK Mail leave a car battery a couple of hundred yards from my house in a neighbouring farmer's field with no attempt to deliver to the house I sympathise with you. If I order anything big or valuable these days I ask first if they use UK Maul and then cancel the order if the answer is yes.
I had an almost identical email from Amazon last week saying it had changed my password to protect my account and to log in with 'forgot password'. Full marks to Amazon too!
Similarly fine in rural Mid-Wales and has been all day. So far....
"Apparently, ostriches in captivity can survive well into their early 60s - putting them about a decade behind the average Glaswegian male". Shirley the ostriches live a decade longer than the AGM?
@ Michael Habel: Have an upvote for using Pale Moon. I use it with Mint Cinnamon 17.3 and find it a great replacement for Opera 12.xx.
'Sadly half the population are below median average intelligence and lap this up in exactly the same way they do for SUVs, 4x4s, red wine, gym membership, curved TVs, audiophile equipment, gold plated HDMI cables etc.'
Sorry, including red wine in this list is taking it too far. I'm off to open a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.
@ x 7: Rubbish. 'self-regenerating' and 'sustainable' are not the same thing. Sustainable forests are usually well managed by people, not by nature. Trees are mature long before the 'three hundred years' you quote and those that are that age are past their best and, yes, diseased and dying. It's called old age.
Well, I for one want mass adoption of Linux precisely to put pressure on developers of third party software to provide Linux versions as well as Windows ones. I have two machines running Linux Mint and would love to use that for everything but I still have to keep a Windows box going for one piece of software that has no Linux variant and which does not seem to run successfully under Wine.
I have given you a thumbs-up but being a pedant I couldn't resist pointing out it is 'infernos', not 'inferos'.
Shirely if one was going to nick a disc load of data you would just make a copy and put the original back? Or is that too simple?
"imposed more than a million pound's worth of penalties on those responsible for nuisance calls and text messages in 2015"
And how much money exactly was eventually collected?
Can somebody tell me which pub it was found in?
I am truly sorry to hear about your mother. Are these delusions permanent or just transitory? It may be possible to treat the condition without recourse to a strait jacket.
"you will have to pay a fee for them just to NOT turn up like a plumber"
Transpose "literally" and "hardware"?
Could you please enlarge on this comment as my calculator says that 0.38 inches is 9.652 mm? Are you saying that the cartridge has less propellant or that the round is lighter. Otherwise I think a .38 should be at least as good as a 9 mm for the intended puropse.
surely must be language. Without language complex and abstract ideas are impossible and passing information down the generations also.
You might find that the tractor idea has already been thought of:
"It is one seriously good hack if they can." If a hack, even a seriously good one, would fix the problem then shirley the hack would have been incorporated in all the cars from Day 1. More likely that this will require the addition of hardware for urea injection into the exhaust which costs money to install and further money in ongoing refills.
One would expect a group like that to be more sceptical/skeptical!
When I was working just outside Brussels the hotel had an English version of the menu which had obviously been translated using a dictionary and no intelligence. 13 years on I still remember "Roast Bergylt with St Peter's Shells". It turned out to be baked haddock with clams. Their "wild rabbit terrine" was hare paté and so on. Happy days!
I think "baiser mon cul" would be more idiomatic. However you need to remember that "baiser" does not just mean "kiss". It also means "f**k". So go back and read that again!
Go on, don't hold back. Say what you really feel!
I had to look this one up but, yes, you are right. Under Schedule 9 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 (WCA) (amended by the Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000) it is illegal to release a grey squirrel into the wild, or allow one to escape.
This means if you trap one, you are obliged to humanely dispatch it. You must not let it go as this act would be illegal.
"4G worked almost everywhere that we travelled."
Well, you can't have travelled far then!
"If, as is implied, the images used in the captcha were selected by a computer which matched them as being a butterfly then what is the point in using them?"
That is exactly the point. If machines selected all these pictures as butterflies then the machines would be unable to deal with this Captcha correctly. Only a human would be able to tell which ones are really butterflies.
I agree and maybe it is more than coincidence that the same problem existed on a Fiat Strada I owned for a couple of months between real cars back in the '80s. It had small rear light clusters above the grey plastic back bumper but the brake lights were sunk into the bumper itself and looked more like rear fog lights than anything else. In those days it was permissible to have two rear fog lights on a car. During the short period I owned the car I was rear-ended twice, a feat that I have only managed once in total on all the other cars I have owned in 50 years of driving.
Do you have a reference for that?
Ah! Supercalc and Wordstar. Those were the good old days. Who needs a mouse?
"We are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to make people’s lives easier"
So, Darren, you know exactly where you can stick any banking service that is one of the "new and exciting ways".
"As a right-thinking Reg reader you may well think that this social science stuff is rubbish and simply isn't to be trusted".
Have an upvote! I do think you should have used the "joke" icon though.
On the other hand perhaps not.....
I think the aim is not to force people to have internet access at home if they don't want it. The aim is to have it available at 10Mbps or greater IF YOU WANT IT no matter where you live. A laudable aim, no?
And it's licence on the east side of the pond
Not sure I'd want to take it off road with 17.9mm (<3/4in) of clearance.
There, fixed that for you.
+1 for Clementine. I use it on my Linux boxes and was so happy with it a Google search for "player like Clementine for Windows" turned up Clementine for Windows much to my surprise and delight. Works better on Linux though. I do get occasional hangs using it on Windows.
Perhaps they already have...
And I have a Lenovo X60 laptop that has survived several tens of thousands of miles in my motorcycle panniers without a spinning rust disk failure so SSD and traditional are equal on that.
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