* Posts by Richard 41

11 posts • joined 17 Dec 2009

Credit insurance tightens for geek shack Maplin Electronics

Richard 41
Meh

Hobbyist

Went to Maplin recently to pick-up a SPST toggle switch, only to find all the component hobbyist items have been removed from the shop floor.

Presumably, this is to make way for high margin smart home stuff.

Later added said switch to an order from a Raspberry Pi reseller whilst buying a stack of other stuff that Maplin simply don't sell.

They've missed a trick in not being the go-to high street RPi supplier and educator.

I'm sure high street retail space is expensive, but stores risk losing otherwise loyal customers if they hide all the boring but essential items away in the basement.

Ex-cop: Holborn fireball comms outage cover for £200m bling heist gang

Richard 41

Re: Transatlantic twonk

Ditto fiber / fibre.

95 floors in 43 SECONDS: Hitachi's new ultra-high-speed lift

Richard 41

Floor Space?

With over 90 (2+13+28+52) lifts in this building, just how much real, productive space is there left available?

Don't forget too, to deduct room for WCs, stairwells, risers etc etc.

RBS collapse details revealed: Arrow points to defective part

Richard 41

Re: Too many Ops staff

What pattern did you work 3 on 1 off?

Eight week pattern, meaning, by average, only one weekend a month.

WK1

Sat + Sun 20:00 - 08:00

Mon-Fri 00:00 - 08:00

WK2

Sat+Sun OFF

Mon-Fri 16:00 - 20:00

WK3

Sat+Sun OFF

Mon + Tue OFF

Wed-Fri 08:00 - 1600

WK4

Sat+Sun 08:00 - 20:00

Mon+Tue 08:00 - 16:00

Wed-Fri OFF

WK5

Sat+Sun OFF

Mon-Fri 00:00 - 08:00

WK6

Sat+Sun OFF

Mon-Fri 16:00 - 20:00

WK7

Sat+Sun OFF

Mon + Tue OFF

Wed-Fri 08:00 - 1600

WK8

Sat+Sun OFF

Mon+Tue 08:00 - 16:00

Wed-Fri OFF

....and repeat, for very nearly a decade until Lloyds took it all away, redundancy #1

Best Buy to shutter all UK megastores

Richard 41

Looters.

Ah well, one chain fewer for the low-life to loot from next time they're bored.

Microsoft man saves drowning woman

Richard 41
Thumb Up

Fish!

Nice nod to Fish and his chums there, thanks Bill!

Royal Wedding: Prince Charles is a ZX81, Wills is an iPad

Richard 41
Thumb Up

"....the reaction of the family dogs"

That's been sorted by Matt - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/matt/

Nutter repairmen scale 1,768ft TV mast

Richard 41

Fitness?

How fit must you have to be?

Fit enough to ride in the lift for the first 1600ft

Segway philanthropist found dead

Richard 41
Happy

I knew Hesco Bastion rang a bell somewhere

And here is that bell.

Hesco Bastion are also creators of fine gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show

http://www.leedsatchelsea.com/hesco-intro

Microsoft: IE9 will never run on Windows XP

Richard 41
Flame

Gavin, a man with a curious last name

Don't tell Denis Leary that.

Did you not watch the very brilliant "Rescue Me"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Gavin

Flame icon, simply because it's a fire fighting drama.

EDS mainframe goes titsup, crashes RBS cheque system

Richard 41

Load Clear and...

....Z EOD

Will the last one please turn the lights out, thank you.

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