Perhaps the drone was asked to wash it's stored data ...
... and saw a very big pot of water to do it in ....
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... and saw a very big pot of water to do it in ....
I've never been that impressed by their service.
I originally used WebShots, as they were the first photo hosting site where the limit was number of pictures, not data capacity, plus their limit increased the longer you were a member. Think it was +100 photos per month for leachers (like me) and 1000 for subscriber. Alas their business model (prints, mugs, etc) obviously did not work and so they changed their system completely, right down to removing all albums (glad I never paid). I went to Photobucket as they seemed decent and I wanted to keep my flickr account just to my 'arty' shots - I used WebShots for holiday and group photos. Even took out a lower end subscription for more capacity, which I've had for about 4 years now. Always found the website slightly clunky and iOS and Android apps refuse to show photos in the correct order (always doing date reverse), but it worked for my purposes and I could cross link photos to forums if I liked.
Now that little used, but useful functionality has been removed from me it does make me wonder if I should drop my subscription and look else where (I need albums and the ability to restrict access to some - such as for photos from friends weddings).
Oddly enough, for general fomu posting I've always used imgur.com.
And while getting there on the tube I saw and had 4G, once I got out of Liverpool St Station, around that area (which is always quiet at a weekend) and then around Green Park and Piccadilly, I struggled to get anything above HSDPA, and even then the signal was low.
Psion 5 every time for me. In fact if there were to an up to date one I'd be very tempted to go for it and just use a choclolate/flip type phone with bluetooth and 3G/4G for a data source for teh PDA. FOr years I've been complaing the newer and more powerful the smartphones become, the more dumbed down they seem to be.
I've had mine for about 4 months now. It's not perfect, but I don't regret buying it one bit. There were some initial annoynaces but their own forums had answers for most of them and a certain amount seemed to be the phone not picking up items (such as MP3s) until 3rd party apps did the same.
I did think something fundamental was missing, but after 4 months i can't remember what so it can't have been that important.
On charing - I've found that when charging from a USB port it's no slower than any other phone and when using a plus adapter (such as LG, Samsung, etc provide for you to plus a USB cable in to) the charge rate is again comparable to any other phone, just not as fast as their 'dash charge'.
The only thing I'm not a fan of is the slider - in principal I like it but it feels like a half hearted implementation that trips over itself from time to time. Also you can not set it to be mute but allow music to be played as an option, or specific apps as opposed to the preset list (unless recently changed).
I assume the latter. Almost certainly they had up-scaled the Ingress, however I don't think anyone expected it to be the success is has become, especially not so quickly
If you're doing the Giant Commercial Trap, sorry Buddha, then get a ticket including the monastery restaurant as well. Was superb and even a carnivore such as myself was feeling very content and stuffed on the vegetarian food.
On a different note - about Kai Tak - the one time I flew in to there I was really excited and had a window side seat (alas one in, not the actual window seat). The pilot announced we were on our final path and if we looked out of the windows we'd see in through people's windows, sp we all crammed to the nearest side. From my side of the plane there was a lack of noise, sure you could see buildings 10-20 feet below us, but it wasn't quite what we expected. The other side was full off oos and aahs - turns out, on our final approch route atleast, you only got the 'real' view on one side, and not mine.
These days it's a pretty vanilla airport (actually it's a lot better than that) with a very easy and quick route in to the centre (and as a reapet visitor if you have your octopus card from a previous time it does nto expire, you just need it reenabling and possibly topping up for the MTR)
Lazar is not joking about just how much it's changed from a tourist perspective. Been there 6 or 7 times now, last time was a couple of years back, first time in 10. TST has lost virtually all of it's charm as much of lower Nathan Road is now brand new shiny shopping centres full of designer goods, and as for the old port authority building .....
Still love the place, but much of the old neon is now gone and also a certain amount of the character.
(oh and as I discovered on my previous trip in ~2006, you can't guaranty a restaurant being any good any more due to lots of Chinese eating there - could be mainlander tourists - was caught out once).
Press the Menu button - you'll see the firmware version at the bottom. It needs to be 3.4.2
I've done mine but still keep getting alerts, so will see what happens tomorrow. I did it by downloading, but still kept getting alerts - I needed to resyn again to get the success file.
Only the Play 1 is not stereo, they just provided the functionality to use Play 3s as a pair of speakers.
Me too - also SE. Actually got slightly better test figures at present ...
On the surface yes, but it's probably as much down to the litigation situation in the US and the blame game. After all Toyota were fined and sued for a lot over the 'sticky accelerator' yet US official testers failed to replicate the problem. Almost certainly all big businesses based or selling in the US must be aware of this,
.... how often do we hear established entrepreneurs with serial successful businesses say this is what you should avoid (lots of episodes of Dragons Den for a start) .... falcon wing doors, hermetically sealed cabins ....
The S can get away with it's £90k price tag (yes I know it starts at £58, but try adding those things basic in other cars - I priced one up as there's a Tesla garage round the corner from where I work) as it's targeted at other cars in the same sort of price range. This is up against cars two thirds it's price - it's just too much (assuming a suitable charging network is available to you).
And for those who think the falcon wings solve a problem - have a look at the good old (well not so good in reality) Peugeot 1007 where you have a better solution with no headroom or reach out room requirements.
My father got an 8512 when they were nearly new. I'd used superscript before at school on CBM Pets and 4032s, so this was a revelation. My father used it (or to a greater degree his secretary) for years before it finally gave up the ghost. I remember using it, but can't remember what for as it was pre my university days. I do remember playing LHX Attack Copter on it a lot though.
I seem to remember trying Locoscript on a PC a few years later and it just did not seem the same - maybe it was time, or just that the simple integrated system just worked a lot better with it.
If you can watch it, the latest episode of Samurai Wheels on NHK World (not available on their own streaming site, but possibly around on YouTube) they cover the Toyota Mirai - the first commercial produced hydrogen powered car. In it they explain how it works, take it for a drive (they find the Mirai heavy, but handles well and has a decent turn of pace, including being able to overtake safely), cover costs - cost per mile works out similar in Japan to petrol (think it was about $90 gave them ~800 KM range).
Also they interviewed the head of the Toyota department behind it - he explained they have created some thing like 5000 patents for the technology, all of which they have made free for others to use to try and help push the technology.
Of course the Mirai is expensive and looks odd/large, but from they way the tanks are positioned I suspect much of that is cosmetic to produce a futurist looking car.
Oh and they talked about crash tests on the hydrogen tanks. Apparently they even shot one up and it still failed to explode.
Was airfix cheaper ? It was meant to be more reliable.
I had a set that my father bought when I was born (more a base set and extras) and which I got when I was about 10 (just remember coming down stairs one birthday morning to find it set up). The cars would work with Scaletrix, but were faster - great in a straight line, not so great in the corners when driven by a young teen.
I've priced them up as there's a dealer round the corner from where I work and various colleagues of mine have gone for test drives. Sure they start at ~£50 but that's a rather basic car - like BMWs and Mercs of old, everything is extra. By the time you start adding sensible options (as opposed to luxuries and bling) your 50k is suddenly 85k+
Hood possibly failed to change course due to existing damage. I'm not sure where the 3 minutes of battle come from it was actually close to quarter an hour and the Hood had already taken serious damage to the stern including a secondary amo store exploding (AA shells in ready position).
BTW the Bismark's guns were 15" ;)
But being Ardberg they were probably on their second different owener by the time it got back down to earth.
I should point out I am a long term (well ~30 years of drinking it) fan of Arbnerg.
Saw him at Liverpool University on the Revelations tour. Had no clue who he was but a friend who owed me a tenner had a spare ticket so I went. Laughed so hard it was almost painful. Saw the Revelations video when it came out (and have seen it again since) and it didn't work quite so well. He was one of those comedians who you really needed to be in the audience to get the real benefit of his show.
Was truly a great comedian with an audience.
While an extra 70 miles is a very good thing with the uprated battery pack, there is no point in the extra acceleration, and this is coming from a person with a sub 5 seconds to 60, 180 mph car.
The whole point of the big cars (and I have one of those as well) is to get from A to B in total comfort (the Tesla is very comfortable), with minimal fuss, and ideally negligible noise (double glazing works well at that). Sure you need a certain amount of power (actually torque), but that's so you can pull away and overtake smoothly plus get out of danger zones quickly. If you need to be pushed in to the back of the seat then you get a more suitable car that will handle a lot better and be set up for the sprint.
You beat me to it - without this information Abscissa seem like they are totally inocent and have been done wrong, but to have used the same mechanism themselves against a rival ....
Alfa Romeo for me back in the 1990s, complete with lots of electrical problems - but that glorious (and reliable) 3 litre v6 Busso engine. Don't regret it.
Oh and the Citroen C6 now - and the fact I was considering an pre-facelift Maserati Quattroporte auto (not duo select) ....
I know you're only joking, but it was proven to be norovirus, not food poisoning.
Seem to remember Daisy bought some of the 2E2 parts after that failed, and those had not been profitable.
I remember as a young kid a Bond Buggy near me and thinking it looked really sporty. It was another 5-10 years before I discovered the truth.
For me Kei cars have been closer to the mark and (until they almost got taxed out of existence) almost followed the same origins. Was tempted by a Honda Beat once, and I'd still be tempted if I saw a Mazda/Autozam AZ1 in this country going for reasonable money and in good condition.
"One small issue with Maglev: Cost of infrastructure."
Which means it's not guaranteed in Japan. Much of the bullet train network (btw great trains to ride on) was built on the back of corruption scandals and partly caused the big Japanese financial crash in the 1980s, the after shocks of which are still being felt over 30 years later.
All three were laid down as battleships but the 3rd, the Shimano (note the M) was redesigned to be a fleet support carrier. It was not intended to be a launch platform for attack/defensive aircraft, but rather a floating repair station in support of the 1st carrier division.
The Shimano was never completed, but was launched. She was sailing, unaccompanied round the coast for fitting when she was spotted by a US submarine and torpedoed.
Interesting side note. Anywhere where dimensions for these ships are given are giving misinformation. The exact size was never known, only estimated from photos. The Japanese were so paranoid of spies that they were built in three sections, each with separate plans which were destroyed upon completion. Second interesting note. Rumour of the Yamato and Musashi got out, but not what they were, so the IJN published some launch postcards of two new light cruiser ships (Mogami class I seem to remember) using the battleship names.
Musashi/Yamato also had 127mm guns for AA, but you're right about an effective AA defence. It was a weakness of the IJN that was never really remedied.
However, the reason the US did so much better was not doing to number of guns, but the invention of the close proximity fuse, which when used with shrapnel AA shells, proved to be highly effective. The key point was the naval battle at Guadalcanal (first time the proximity fuse was used in numbers), where the IJN aviators caused huge amounts of damage and destruction but lost virtually every attack plane, irreversibly crippling Japanese naval air power.
While the Kickstarter campaign for the refrsh and relaunch has now finished, you may also want to keep an eye open for Unspeakable Words - it went big resulting in the new release partly due to a very favourable review on Will Wheaton's show.
You needed to go to the old arcade - one of the two famous knife shops is in there - no ceramaic knives though. (and I decided I couldn't justify the cost of what I drooled over).
Totally agree. Seen one here and it looked out of place - seen a few in Rome, and it looked ideal. In fact I seem to remember Renault were pitching them at Mediterranean tourist areas for use as rentals.
I used to remember seeing that parked up looking tatty in Berkhamstead when visiting a freind there some 10 years ago - think it was actually based on a small CC petrol engine, not electric.
It's funny watching owners trying to work out what to do when theirs break down as well - I work near one of their show rooms (West Drayton) and have seen a few with bonnets up and owners/drivers looking in some what perplexed.
For me, aside from what I also consider to be a far too distracting dash board, I think Tesla have missed the mark on this one. While it is a good, stylish looking car, in a slightly bland sense, it's meant to be a luxury cruiser. Getting to 300 mph is just 2.1 seconds counts for nothing, it's all about accelerating/decelerating smoothly and being able to drive in comfort. There's no need for the extreme hyper-car like acceleration - would be interesting to know just how much the range could be extended if this were to be curtailed.
My next door neighbour, who works for Nissan/Renault UK, got one partly due to their large dog. It is also cheaper to run/maintain than the Nissan Quashqai and Nissan Juke, all three of which have the same chassis. Oh and she felt the Juke was less practical on the inside.
I'm still contemplating the fact I can get the Friends and Family discount on a Nissan GTR ....
Bought mine on a whim just under a week ago for £75 in a 'Black Friday lead up' sale. Was nervous it was going to be a bad impulse buy, but from the start I've not regretted it. Learnt the hard way not to have a seconds hand showing, but now my battery life has grown from just 2 days to 4 days so far with ~1/3-1/2 battery left. Still trying new apps, which won't help energy levels.
It was the hydrogen station problem that prevented BMW, Mercedes and VW launching their hydrogen powered cars in the 1980s - I believe the research was not stopped, so who knows we might get more options.
Going to reply to this one as Trigonoceps is an obvious gun owner/shooter.
When did the law previously change ? My understanding was that anyone who kept guns at home were open for random spot checks to make sure everything was still secure (i.e. guns locked away, no ammunition onsite (or is it in a different safe location ?)).
From my knowledge nothing has changed, just the tin foil brigade making assumptions - as I said I've posted this reply to a gun owner's response as I'm sure he'll correct me if I'm wrong.
Just saying as I have no loyalty to either HP nor EMC. Sure it could be a disaster, but HP have been there before and come out quite quickly smelling of roses.
Almost certainly this will get sportier engines - don't forget the Twingo II was launched with just a couple of semi-asthmatic petrol engines and a slow diesel one. The warm and hot versions came later.
I'm looking forwards to trying one of these. The whole FF layout was all about safety as even an original Fiat 500 or 126 could end up in a nasty/embarrassing spin in the wrong circumstances (I had a rear puncture in a 126 as it was turning a corner - ended up facing the other way as the front spun round). It's a shame there's no front space - I assume this is again due to crash protection
Do wish with we'd got the original in the UK. I occasionally look for a second hand one over here but they command high prices and tend to be suffering from bad rust.
I'm another still playing it, though also preferring DK2. Only problem is I find it very hard to make much out on a modern hi resolution monitor, and yes that's when windowed, not full screen.
Before the euro it was a lot cheaper as well as there being a far larger selection.
One thing to be aware of though, if you see a brand you buy in the UK (beans, ground, or even instant) don't assume it'll be the same in France as I have found that some times the roasting/flavour does differ.
While it's no good for a work place, every time I've tried another form of coffee making I've always found myself going back to my trusty moka pot.
It can and does happen (Power cable for one company I worked for, water mains for another).
We hear all about the resilience built up at the other end to near guaranty your data, but there's always single points of failure much closer to home.
The last Multipla in pre-face lift form was incredbly marmite in looks, but also a very capable 6 seater load lugger. I had one for a few years as a run around, quite happilly did distance driving with large rugby players inside who were not scrunched up while carrying kit in the boot (you can get suitacases in upright without having to dro a seat).
It really did mix opinions amongst my friends, some loved it's quirky external looks, others hated the it - one even nicknamed mine the Uglipa.
@ Timbo - cheers for that - was not aware. I suspect it will just get it's version number updated in the future. At least it's not being scrapped as it is easier to use than the latest app and also is waterproof so can be used when listening to music in the bath (erm).
@ Hitmouse - you get prompted about upgrading so it's not some thing you can do easily by accident.
Sonos have a habit of bringing out new functionality as well as fixes with their software updates. Also Sonos works by all your components being at the same level, so when an upgrade occurs then all components are matched to the new level - you are prompted before any of that happens. Sure with the CR100 this might just be a change to the version number to keep it working (or some thing similar), but what it means is that you do not have to go for an upgrade.
Net result, if your only controller is an early iDevice which can not be upgraded to iOS7, or for some other reason you do not want to update your compatible idevice device to iOS7 then simply do not upgrade your Sonos system. It won't stop working. The only thing is you will not be able to add new devices (or second hand ones at a different firmware/software level).
On a side note - as well as dedicated controllers, you can also run the software from Android devices, plus PCs and MACs - personally I prefer the desktop software from the controller software (especially after the 'Android friendly' redesign.
I've been suffering with Firefox memory slurping for a long time now - even disabled flash in it at one stage (it's amazing just how much online content relies on flash). I don't like the feel of Chrome (yeah I know Firefox are trying to copy them)- actually found the latest versions of Explorer to be faster and more reliable (stop the cat calls) however with no addblock+ available for IE I'm not going to be moving across.
Don't knock the Sonos mesh network - friend of mine extended his network out to his garage (where his fitness gear is) and the end of his garden using his Sonos system, (he could have used home plugs for only part of that).
Also if you have a large house, or too many thick walls, then your range is not limited to distance between receivers and your wifi hub, but rather between nearest units.
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