796 posts • joined 24 May 2007
A couple of years back, my assistant's OH was off to the US from the UK. It was her first ever trip on a plane and she was scared, and he was a little apprehensive too.
I suggested he put the Flightradar website on his workstation's second screen so he could watch the flight progress through the day.
I can still see the picture of horror on his face when he saw the plane had turned around some way across the Atlantic and was slowly returning to Ireland to land and he had no way of knowing what was up until it landed and she called (faulty air conditioner in the cabin).
Amazon need to go really old school - hot air balloons with parachutes attached to the parcels. I'd happily drift around the district all day dropping stuff by 'chute.
If phishers can get your account details and get into your account quicker than you can
Electric bikes: licensing, tax and insurance
I'm not sure if it was Skylab you rendezvoused with on the game, but it was to me.
Despite claims they have models "ready to ship" they refuse to respond to numerous requests for photos of boxes or distribution centres.
And check out the International Shipping bit on their website:
But some nice pictures of some things they've found while looking for the MH370:
IIRC the Shane Ridge situation you refer to was quickly resolved the next day.
Although Steve Jones ruins C4's F1 Coverage, David Coulthard is the undisputed king of grid walks and double enterdres - especially when he's paired up with Mark Webber.
IIRC in 2017 at Monaco he was walking backwards and talking to the camera when he walked into the Crown Prince.
councillor Don Thomas quoted as saying: "It never ceases to amaze me the lengths some people will go to fly-tip when it would be just as easy to take material to the council recycling centre and dispose of it legally."
I'll tell you why Don, based on my local ones:
1) Tips close before I finish work. At weekends there are massive queues.
2) Surly staff
3) Striking staff
4) Expensive charges if you dare to turn up in anything other than a car.
5) And probably the most obvious one: "A speedboat, we're not f*cking taking that".
"Wasn't Einstein also in that scene?"
yep, played by the fella who played Bishop Brennan in Father Ted!
For a great list of other industrial relics around the UK, have a look at this site:
Did he type his name in the high score table as POO or ASS?
start arming all aircraft? :-)
I noticed that the support line was closed due to an "emergency evacuation".
Perhaps that means "Christ the phones are ringing off the hook, lets all go out to the pub".
Who on earth are their financial advisers to recommend buying such a lame duck?
Send your £105 refund to me and I'll:
Buy a PSP on Ebay for about £20
Softmod and Install a Spectrum emulator on it
Ship it to you first class.
Considering they've had the crapping of their lives, I'm sure a missile launch is the last thing the residents needed.
I'm just glad we don't have to rely on the US GPS system and have a big part in the European Galileo project. Oh.....
And the days of when Sky were just a niche UK broadcaster with a few channels on the 1A satellite, alongside channels owned by W H Smith and the RTL channels which got a bit saucy with "Tutti Fruitti" on a Sunday night, and FILMNET with dodgy plug in decoders.
I've left a bad review of a takeaway in the past and got hassled by the takeaway through text messaging directly to remove it.
Just Eat didn't care one bit.
Same when a local takeaway got 0/5 for hygiene, and they still promoted it.
"Hi, just ringing to see if you need anything?" on a weekly basis.
Yeah I've got a massive shopping list here and I was just waiting for you to call.
And that is why you and Softcat don't get a single penny of my IT budget, and my decent sales managers who never ring me will.
As I always do in these cases, I dig out FE2 and see how accurate Braben and Bell were with their predictions of planets.
Ross 128 does have two rocky planetoids, one used as a prison colony. Permit Required.
The future of mankind, back to living in caves.
I thought Trump Vs North Korea would have been the reason.
Does the Vice President have a micro-penis, that he's trying to compensate for?
Yes, its called Donald.
The Sony Vaio P was a decent mini machine which could have easily taken the Psion 5's crown.
"Buy guaranteed entry to heaven by sending 1 Bitcoin to ..."
HappyDude, 742 Evergreen Terrace?
I wonder how many people who logged issues were incompetent Kodi users? There's a few FB support pages where users have posted "Kodi doesn't work, my internet must be down" when in reality its just a few streaming sources (usually football) which have been blocked and they've not bothered to check anything else.
After having my fingers burnt in the past with Lenovo desktops and laptops, I wouldn't go near their servers.
Every time there's a "local" planetary discovery, I fire up Frontier Elite 2 to see what David Braben forecast:
Except your pic doesn't show the original.
This is the original, with difficulty switches on the front:
This was a rather good project with a Spectrum and some other old IT:
Free app, has OS maps to 1:25,000 as well as others.
"Wouldn't want anyone with a blank password getting free reign, would we?"
I tried "Joshua", that didn't work either :-(
I like the cashpoints that let you pay in cheques.
What I *don't* like is the fact that my crappy bank keeps them locked away inside branches with lousy opening hours.
Cyber what? Probably Cybermen.
"[When I joined it] was like a John Le Carre novel, people were leaving packets of money in hollow trees in Hampstead Heath," she recalled."
1. Is this still done?
2. Where might these trees be?
Advert for it (and Lowe) here:
A scientist is composing a similar report on the newly discovered Sol system and its multitude of planets......
All they'll do is put up their prices so their customer pay the fine for them.
Instead, force them to reduce their prices and lock them for x years.
IIRC Century 21 was a Gerry Anderson company. So make your own dummies / puppets joke here :-)
CoSocius - set up from Cheshire West council started this in 2015.
I had one of these briefly:
It almost ticked all the boxes, but was frightfully slow.
I decided to give up on TV when I moved and my new place had no TV aerial.
I filled in the form saying I didn't watch TV, they popped round, they were polite, I was polite. They went away and I've heard nothing since, over a year on.
I always like comparing Planet discoveries with my Frontier Elite map:
A representative from FACT was on the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC2 this morning, relating to a morning raid where 5 people were arrested and 700 boxes seized.
In it he said that "streaming was illegal", "Kodi boxes are illegal" and that the police would be looking at the accounts of the 5 arrested and going round and speaking to the buyers.
Watch on iPlayer, scroll on to around 20 minutes in.
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