Mixing metaphors is a pain in the neck and should be weeded out.
61 posts • joined 15 Nov 2012
I came here to pointout that picture is of a Nissan Juke, but someone's got there first. While I'm not a fan of downsized turbocharged engines with a high boost threshold and boring torque plateau, I think in the context of EV's the Juke does qualify as having a 'proper engine'. Nissan CG series all the way for me. And yes, I am wearing an anorak, which I shall fetch forthwith and leave.
Edit - picture title even has 'Juke' in it so maybe I don't deserve as many i-spy points as I first thought.
F/A 18 Interceptor
Many, many hours spent playing this on my A500 (with 1meg upgrade) when I was about 10. I was fascinated with the cardboard code wheel that was needed to start the game. I could never complete the fourth mission though, even when I shot everything down and landed on the Russian sub carrier.
> Ours has a 30 second stand-off.
Our inert gas system does too, plus it has a seven-segment display on the outside of the room counting down the seconds. It's gone off twice (both times over the weekend, with no-one about) but I'm waiting for the day it goes off when I'm in there and I can casually stroll out with one second left on the clock..
Re: Made it here first!
I'm quoting the school councillor in Southpark, whose character is there to take the piss out of the 'Just Say No' approach to drugs (include alcohol if you wish) education. It's what came into my head when I pictured the article's drug enforcement officers, happily enforcing without understanding.
Re: On this side of the pond...
It's ordnance, and it means what you suggest. They started off a few hundred years ago surveying (i.e. making maps) for ordnance, on account the English picking fights with everyone.
Several interesting background articles on the web explain the history of the OS.
Multi-touch fingerprint sensor
The new Moto G5 (and I assume G5 Plus too) has this feature and after the few hours training one's thumb it proves a great way to navigate through android. Short / medium / long presses combine with vibration to let you control home / lock screen / launch app. It does occasionally require a more exaggerated left or right swipe than seems necessary but on the whole I much prefer it to the usual on-screen buttons.
The wonk said "Our customers see their hair as intimate expressions of their identities..."
I never thought there would be device for combing intimate hair. The mind boggles. Though reading the article I was happily reminded of Lawnmower Deth's excellent ditty 'Can I cultivate your groinal garden?'. Paris 'cos, well, it's Paris.
A looooong few years
I want Skylon to happen, but:
We should see the engine test unit firing by the end of the decade – with a full aircraft expected a few years after that.
Well it's a good job they've got it all spec'd, design chilled, supply chain prepped, prototype vehicle with conventional jets in build ready for SABRE integration etc. etc.
Going to be very long wait.
Tibo Plus 2
Tibo Plus 2 is a cheaper alternative to the Dali Kubik. Built in amp, 2 optical in, RCA in, 3.5 in, BT4.0 with multiple remembered devices, USB power out round the back (connected to my Qi charging pad), remote control and includes a passive mate. I'm not going to spout audiophile guff about them but they sound good to me.
At richer sounds, though I got mine slightly cheaper on Amazon. Not the loudest, but loud enough, and they do a Plus 3 with more oomph if you need it.
Have a well done for a stealthily employed dipthong.
On the subject of the game, I'm so glad to see positive reviews and it just might make me part with some cash for a next-gen console*. Though it is a shame to a conspicuously-chested and under-attired female in one of the screenshots.
* or suitable PC if you lean that way. Wouldn't want that argument to break out again.
And another thing...
It's not just the people on the list who gave accurate information and were using the site for its intended purpose who might like to take legal action, is it?
It's those who were signed up maliciously and discovered AM performed no verification that the owner of the email address was consenting to creating an account.
Re: Wrong battery specs
3450 is a reference to a Blackberry the author is comparing the P8 to.
Note that the P8 doesn’t support either Fast Charging or any kind of wireless charging. In fact, the phone was the slowest charger of any I’ve tried, bar the BlackBerry Passport.
But that beast has a stonking 3450mAh battery, and you’d expect that to take a lot longer to power up.
Fair play to mothers making some cash from spare lactations - as a pro-breastfeeding father of two I wonder how much all those bags of expressed milk in the freezer would have been worth had I not chucked them away - but there is a small but still-there risk of passing Hepatitis C through breast milk, so buying it through any old source on t'internetz is A Bad Idea.