It's also worth noting that the Mercedes W124 was attacked by Fifth Gear to see how reliable it was. They blew it up, drowned it, drove it over rubbish roads, and the thing still kept going.
You can find the clip on YouToob.
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"Nothing to do with their cashflow being frozen or them not selling the number of phones they expected to in the face of increased competition.
No, it was Brexit, obviously."
Well if Brexit caused the price of memory to increase by 25% alone, reducing the profit on each handset built and sold, it would have a fairly big impact on an already beleaguered company. Wouldn't it?
"I can accept that. Just as some people still think we should remain in the EU because end of western civilisation. But it really does seem to take a special kind of person to believe Corbyns labour wouldnt trash the country. Corbyn pretty much seems to rely on students so thats about 50% of the young adults, most excluded until they reach 18, some of which can think so deduct them and since he supports brexit he doesnt even get that protest group.
Although you could be right and I might hold the UK electorate in higher estimation than deserved."
How can you trash a country that's already burning?
Employment levels are low, yes, but that's because of zero hour contracts. When you're on one of these you go off the unemployment books, even though you could work 16 hours over 4 weeks with 3 weeks of no work. Although massaging of unemployment figures is something every government has done.
Education is on it's arse. How those in Government can tell the rest of us (who are younger) that we have to pay for an education they received for free?
Society is on it's arse. Today there's a story about a DPD delivery man (on said zero hour contract) dying of diabetes because of the workplace practices they used, which they're allowed to use under this government.
Social housing is on it's arse and has been since Thatcher. Stocks were never replaced, meaning councils end up paying more money to private landlords to use their properties to house the electorate.
In my honest view, the country's already fucked and I don't know anyone who can say it isn't. So is the alternative all that bad? I like Corbyn, more than any other politician that's gone before him since Tony Benn. At least he's honest and hasn't sold himself out for a sniff of power.
"Hopefully the voters are smart enough not to like them too right now."
Can you expand on that?
Remember, some* of the 52% who voted to leave the EU believed the writing on the big red bus. Don't think for a second they can see through propaganda.
*no hard evidence, but it's certain a percentage did
She remained in power because 85% of the media in the UK do not like Labour. So they set about repeatedly beating Dianne Abbot about forgetting/fudging figures over police, yet didn't mention Phil Hammond admitting he had no idea how much HS2 was going to cost, or even had cost at that time. (He was being "interviewed" by Andrew Marr).
One isn't in Government, and the other is in Government and sets the agenda. Tell me which figure recollection faux pas was worse?
Andrea Leadsome has more to do with that then Pig Botherer Dave.
Comments she made during the leadership election along the lines of "women who have never had children don't know what compassion and empathy are" lead to her withdrawing from the "contest". Which then meant Frau May-Bot won by default.
This woman has done more to foster a population of hatred than any other PM since Thatcher, and she has the pure audacity to stand there and say that other people/tech companies should be doing more to combat it?
I notice she's not mentioning her friend Paul Dacre's cesspit The Daily Fail as well.
"Is that an actual price? Because thats less than the price for me to get a train to London! The added bonus of course is that at the end of the trip I wouldnt be in London! :)"
Yes, well it's "from £149" one way to Toronto from Birmingham with the airline PrimerAir. I think they use either the 737-700 or 737-800 for that route.
"The A321LR is basically being touted as a *replacement* for the Boeing 757 on transatlantic routes.
Until recently American Airlines was running daily flights in the winter from Manchester to JFK and Chicago using the 757 - my first ever trip to the states was to ORD on a 757. I'm pretty sure that United are still flying Manchester to Newark with the 757 daily. But with the 757 fleet aging, there's been no viable replacement until now."
I'm utterly surprised that the first mention of the 757 occured right at the bottom of the comments page. I really did think it would've appeared on the article, as this is really the crux of the matter. Airlines are using the 757 for long haul flights as it's fairly cheap and allows them to run to near full capacity on those routes. The 757 though was a failure initially, so production was stopped and Boeing didn't bother with a replacement. Now, though, the 757 has found a market Boeing don't have a replacement for it, hence Airbus are trying to get in there first with this new plane.
The thing is though, regarding other comments about single aisle planes and long haul flights, if you're willing to pay £150 to fly from Birmingham to Toronto (as an example) you can't really expect to fly it using a 747 or 777. It's cheap for a reason.
This line I found ammusing:
"The flaw is being abused right now by North Korean hackers to infect victims' PCs."
When you consider one of the software titles released under the Vault 7 leaks allowed the NSA to "spoof" the location of attacks, it makes one wonder whether North Korea are doing these attacks at all and not someone else.
Friend of mine used to work at a Blockbusters frequented by Karen Brady (of "The Apprentice" fame, as well as famously being on the board for Birmingham City and now West Ham FC). She pulled that once as she jumped a queue, to which he replied "Yes I know who you are, but I'm a Villa fan so you can wait your turn."
She did not like that.
"Wait, so with a number plate, you can then look up MOT history? Can anyone do that or do you need some special access somewhere?
>>>> Mines the one with a list of advisories a mile long hanging out of the pocket"
You just need the registration. You used to need the make and model but they've simplified it.
I would only worry about it if you have someone who knows about cars come round and look at your car. Otherwise, if you didn't know about it, chances are the buyer doesn't know either.
"Not at all surprised that this has come from the 'centrist' side of the Labour party rather than its left-wing who tend to admire authoritarian regimes as long as they aren't allied with 'the west'."
Funny that, because Corbyn generally votes against the introduction of such "authoritarian" tactics such as the National ID card system. Tom Watson though voted consistently to introduce the National ID card system.
"Watson is dismissed as a Blairite these days which is basically anyone not in Momentum. He was actually a Brownite though in the Blair days."
Watson has been instrumental in rocking the boat with other leaders such as Milliband, Blair and Corbyn. The fact he's tried, twice, to bring down Corbyn and twice failed (the second time increasing Corbyn's majority) speaks volumes for his judgement and political prowess. I wouldn't trust him to look after a pint of milk.
But don't let the truth get in the way of making you feel better.
"That's the puzzling bit about it... it could be part of an overall plan to monitor everyone 24/7 which would reduce the number of needed Police? Or maybe just as a prelude to outsourcing more and more of the duties of the Police to private organisations?"
I think the latter is more likely. Her husband, apparently, had some dealings with G4S, so it's not beyond possibility that some sort of pseudo-Robocop-OCP-era privatisation of the police force in the UK could happen.
Still though, 38 minutes to develop a brand new function just to cancel an alert being sent out, designed developed tested and deployed in that time, that's no small task. Especially when you consider you'd usually have to wait for projects to be signed off etc.
That's a marvel of development, I hope the guy/girl who did it sticks it on their CV. They're a keeper.
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