Not just Boaty
Boaty McBoatface - 2016
Rage Against the Machine - 2009
Brexit - 2016
People in the UK seem to have a penchant for voting against authority
61 posts • joined 14 Mar 2014
Nobody, you hear, nobody is gonna wear special glasses - that is why TV3D did not take off ... fun 2 minutes for a geek ... won't work ... do away with silly goggles, yes, might work, this time next century ...
Thanks for deciding that for everyone?
I can see quite a few decent uses of VR, maybe not mainstream cinema entertainment.
But not your decision to make.
Perfect example, went up onto the bank and almost took out the post box to avoid somebody who just wasn't looking when pulling out. had I not gone off the road I'm sure somebody with a wobbly neck would be ripping off the system :(
not a massively exciting video, but luckily the only one worth recording since I had my dash cam.
Looks like a pretty danged small road to be doing nearly 40 on?
We were "lucky" enough to have FTTC installed a couple of years back.
When the big cable installation years ago, the village I live in was missed as we are just over a county border. The contract in the village/county I live in was being done by one company and the contract for the neighbouring county was another. Despite the fact, we have houses separated by a small bridle path, that are neighbours, the adjoining county company wouldn't install to us as we were out of their patch and the company with the contract for our county wouldn't install to us as it would have meant running about 6 miles of cable from the next town in the same county.
I have enjoyed playing with Virgin sales staff who insist that we can have Cable. I have even paid the deposit for cable to be installed and then had arguments with them over failing to supply the service they have taken money for. Got a refund and an offer to provide the same FTTC service I already receive...
My village cannot be unique in this situation, there must be a large number of potential customers who are just over county lines and as such have no cable.
Nat-West gave me one of these card reader/pin generator things, when I opened an account with them about 8 years ago.
Four years later when I had to get around to adding a new payee, I had to ask them to send another one out as the last one probably got chucked out as a useless remote control.
Two years later again, and the dog had managed to chew this one up, so "please send a new one" again.
On my fourth now and can't find that...
Saw a pic a little while back, forget which country it was in, but policy seemed to be that any dual carriageway hold-ups and the traffic has to move to the outside of the lanes to leave a gap down the middle.
Simple but genius. (taking out the dumb idiots who would assume this gap is for them...)
Maybe it is quite slow. The British Heart Foundation say that s person with excellent fitness, should be doing 8kmh when doing a fast walking pace.
I reckon with my knee and back problems, I would struggle to hit 3kmh, so yes I think these could be very useful.
I hope it doesn't take as long for the progress, but cars had to have someone walking in front of them waving a red flag when they were first around.
Be honest, how many hours does your car sit doing nowt, on the drive at home, in the car park at work.
I accept that individual requirements dictate our personal need.
But if I could just call up a car for the 4 or 5 trips I have to take each week, it could potentially save me a fortune. I guess it depends on how much those 4-5 trips cost me I guess.
Now if I want fun, I drag out the bike, can't see them being autonomous any time soon.
Years ago when phones were the size of house bricks (wait a minute we are getting back there) a mate was visiting his brother when his lad was playing with the new phone thingy dad had. I answered the call to hear him shouting at his lad to put it down. Then followed about an hour and a half of me being unable to disconnect the call, hanging up at my end made no difference. I had to wait until he had driven home so I could call his landline on my mobile to tell him to hang up. I forget how much that call cost him but it weren't cheap
Flew into Kai Tak a few times as a youngster back in the 60's and 70's. Never got over the feeling that we were about to land in the water. Which if you didn't have a window seat, it most certainly looked like you were about to do.
Once managed to get a weekend in Belfast, visiting family, as the boss needed someone to install (plugin) a printer. No one in the Belfast office would take responsibility so, as a webdev, got some quality family time at co expense... Fly out Friday morning, printer working by 10:30, Guinness with cousins by 12:00 -- happy days.
Can't see what the criticism was for?
Unlimited is in the freakin dictionary.
not limited or restricted in terms of number, quantity, or extent.
"offshore reserves of gas and oil are not unlimited"
synonyms: inexhaustible, limitless, illimitable, boundless, unbounded, immense, vast, great, extensive, immeasurable, incalculable, untold, unfailing, everlasting, infinite, endless, never-ending, bottomless, measureless, inestimable, cosmic
"Back in the day when such things were of interest to a much younger Git, an "ounce" was 30 gm, so a pound would have been 16 times that: 480 gm. Sounds like you're being ripped off for more than an "ounce"."
Sorry to disagree, but I would say that in fact someone was being extremely generous with you.
1 Ounce = 28.3495231 Grams
"and ask for a crash course in doing basic frickin sums"
I get so annoyed when a cashier is unable to do basic maths.
Item costs = £6.87
Give over a £10
Realise I have a pocket of change and offer extra £1.87 to get a £5 note back
Cashier now unable to work out what change to give, as the machine says £3.13
Maybe your mother has someone to give them advice?
Maybe this guy doesn't?
There are people out there who go out and buy phones based on what their friends have, maybe one of your mums friends has the same phone as mum, with no one to advise them.
IMHO If someone pays for a "genius" to assist them, they have a reasonable expectation of genius service.
Go back far enough and there is probably a precedent for most things.
As we all seem to have descended from Africa, or at least our ancestors interbred with Africans, who you going to blame now?
How far back do we go with the blame game?
if you are stupid enough to keep using your old ISPs mail system years after you left them more fool you.
Hmm why is that then?
Especially when a user may not have left them.
In my case, I was a Pipex customer when that was bought out by Tiscali and they discontinued the Pipex email accounts, Then Tiscali get bought out by TalkTalk, so do I have to then change address again?
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