Re: "5 blade jobbie."
Single blades leave me stubbly, a good rinse removes the hair and gel.
The leg rubbing straightens the edge.
5306 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009
Nothing wrong with using a 1984 VCR is there? SInce the only better VCR was 1987 (and mine is faulty, need a scrap one for parts) no reason to change, My old 1982 portable VCR still works, but the camera died in 2000. Currently now a user of HDV.
1984 VCR is very rarely used though as I have 2 PVRs, but a big pile of old tapes.
Outlasted a DTTV PVR killed off due to Pace being crap.
Still on DVD player number 2, number 1 worn out. Had to replace the BD player due to a flashing yellow light but managed to ressurect long enough to transfer data.
I have seen people replace kit regularly because they bought something sub standard, or something unsuitable, or because they just have to have the newest thing.
But the mod 1990s quality drop hit a lot of people who thought they were trading up their late 1980s kit for something newer.
But basically you need to take care when buying stuff as there is so much cheap junk out there it is silly.
My DVB-T tunered TV takes a second, just until it gets an I frame. Mind you so was the previous one.
Oh it works, it is 1920x1080, it is big enough, it has 3 HDMI, it won awards for picture so why would I change it?
I am over 50 and still on TV number 4, I bought my first one at 20.
TV1 was a portable
TV2 was big TV and had SCART
TV3 was 16x9 flat CRT and had DVB-T
TV4 is 16x9 LCD, and HD
Yes 4 TVs in over 30 years, I always bought the best I could afford and changed when old one worn and new technology arrived.
I haven't actually seen the point in them, except for picking on.
I am still trying to work out why one infected a Doctor Who special, this really annoyed my daughter as she hates these sort of bands.
The nearest thing to a boy band she would listen to would be Busted or McFly.
I am not personally involved in some bit roll out. But it is so obvious, lets say you are looking after 1000 pcs, they tend to work OK, but if you have to replace the OS (with a different one) every couple of years beyond just maintenance you have a lot of extra work.
And you do get locked into a loop.
Lived a long life, stuck to his convictions, one of the last true great politicians.
Not many left now, if any.
Not a fan of his politics but I can respect him for them.
Seen a few digs other here (not ElReg) and there, this is not time for that.
But look at the late politicians now gone recently Thatcher, & Benn, compared to todays pigmies of Cameron, Clegg & Milli
I just look to see what is best on price versus robustness,
As long as it is chunky and copper I would use it and I do biwire, simply brcause I can.
With cables the important things are.
1) Is it copper, copper is good.
2) Is it nice and beefy, this equals less resistance.
3) Is the covering good, we don't want it letting the cable get damaged.
Is this the hardware we spent a fortune on 10 years ago? The hardware which has done its job with no issues, which has gained bigger HDDs, more RAM?
The hardware which when my work PC failed ended up in the office for 1 year, and was the fasted machine in the office despite being built so long ago.
If old hardware is fast enough why scrap it?
The killer for me as a home PC was MPEG2 encoding was slow, now a second PC at home.
I built it before 7 and used a XP Pro licence as there was nothing else I could easily install at the time.
No easy update to any other OS.
I suppose I will have to watch the XP embedded PC at a customers and copy things off that
The other PC is 10 years old and already boots into Mint as well.
Trains are often packed, when they are the quickest 100-200 mile or so means of transport they tend to be busy.
GWML is something else, people are commuting 100 miles or so in about an hour.
Luxury cruises, well airship sounds civilised.
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