It's a big place. So, Areana Grande?
12 posts • joined 2 Sep 2011
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It is of course a matter of personal taste, but for me:
Bacon - don't mind what type but it must be nice and crispy
Fried egg, yolk must be runny (to dip your sausage and fried bread in)
Fried bread - has to be white bread, not too thick and properly fried all the way through
Sausage - a nice Cumberland or similar
Tomatoes - real tomatoes halved and fried in the pan. Need to be good quality ones
Baked beans - good quality, and not cooked to death and then left under a heat lamp for hours either
Tomato ketchup - a generous dollop on the plate, not on any of the ingredients. How can a mere chef possibly know where I want to put it?
And, of course, the meal must be accompanied by a generous mug of proper British tea (I believe this one was already settled by the Reg a while ago) and, if possible, a couple of slices of buttered toast
What's not to like?
All Sorts of Problems
Back in the 1980s when I was a student there were several traffic lights in the centre of Sheffiled that I could change to green on approach simply by pulsing the amateur radio transmitter in the car. Never worked out whether the RF was hitting the controller directly or affecting the induction loops in the road but it just goes to show that systems such as these have all kinds of potential vulnerabilities
So why do they sell?
Ultimately the market is what sells - and if self-published ebooks are actually taking 12% of the market share then a fair proportion of buyers don't seem to agree they are universally rubbish. There are some damn good self-published ebooks out there that would never get a look-in with traditional publishers. Don't forget that a publisher's primary definition of a "good" book is "one that will definitlely make me money" rather than a genuine evaluation of a work or writer's merit for their own sake