Re: Engage pedant mode.....
Sorry, water vapour is the invisible one. Steam is condensed water vapour and can be seen.
146 posts • joined 12 Dec 2007
Sorry, water vapour is the invisible one. Steam is condensed water vapour and can be seen.
who immediately thought Piece Of Shit when reading the first sentence?
The only tab I have open in my browser is thsi El Reg article and Ghostery has blocked a tracker from Facebook Connect. WTF?
The so-called oil pressure gauge is the one in the middle at the top, between the speedo and the tachometer. It would help if it was labelled pressure; it could easily be read as oil temperature. The coolant temperature gauge, another vanishing item, is lower right. My current car, from 2005, has a proper coolant temperature gauge. A couple of years ago I spotted odd behaviour, such as getting lower when cruising downhill, and self-diagnosed a thermostat stuck in the open position. Changed within a week and soon running at usual fuel economy. My wife's slightly newer car has no coolant temperature gauge nor a warning light for when the engine is cold. How one would detect a thermostat stuck open, a very common failure, I don't know. Progress!
@Neil Barnes. This is nothing new. In the good old days I had a couple of Jaguars. The first had a proper oil pressure gauge that went up and down a bit depending on revs. and the temperature of the engine. The next one, from 1994, had an oil pressure gauge that went exactly half way as soon as the engine started and stayed there no matter what. When I asked why I was told it was designed like this, effectively no different to a warning light but a lot less conspicuous, as owners in the past had got worried about the varying readings on the 'real' gauges. If the owners are thick then come down to their level!
Re Jemma: "Or to put it bluntly "They're as bent as a 9 bob note"
Bloody inflation. It were a 7 bob note when I were a lad.
Please, please, not the Jamie Oliver wing!
Re: Doctor Synatx. "And, if you were unlucky, you had a party line." Or even, as I remember as a child, you were on a rural party line with 5 other customers! When the manual exchange (central) rang all the 6 phones rang. Everybody picked up their phone and were supposed to replace theirs when they found the call was not for them. The conversations were often very faint!
Re: TonyJ, I could not agree more having seen the results of my wife's car hitting a telegraph pole at such a low speed the airbags were not deployed. Total write-off and made me feel glad she had slowed from ~50 mph to around 5 or so.
No, you get four old pennies!
and it should have three 'a's
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!
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2018