I thought the headline meant that the newer aircraft was vastly inferior to the older one.
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Re: Fovea or FauxVR..?
Any big change in the type of vehicle requires care initially. I used to find problems with the relative responsiveness of my car immediately after driving a fully loaded minibus for a couple of hours. I am sure that the same applies to drivers of all heavy commercial vehicles.
I wonder if anyone else saw the story in last Saturday's Times about the Welsh rugby team on their flight to Australia some time in the 1970s. The captain persuaded his hooker (after all others had failed) to move out of first class back into economy where he was supposed to be sitting. It seems he told him that "the first class section isn't going to Australia."
Re: You ended up with a Nissan Puke? Unlucky!
I can't see what all the fuss is about. It's a car. I have googled images of the Nissan Juke and, as far as I can gather, it has four wheels, an engine and brakes so it will take you where you want to go and stop when you get there. What more do you need?
I had a long debate about just that with a man who said he was from a company with which I have a couple of investments. He did not see the illogicality of asking me for identification details when he had actually called me and I would not accept that he was who he said he was without some identification from him. In the end, I received a letter which was genuine but I still do not accept calls from them.
Re: How many millions will the NHS
I seem to recall an explanation (perhaps even in this venerable organ, I cannot recall exactly where) that that statement actually means that you could find at least one computer running Windows XP in 90% of NHS hospitals. Not quite the same thing but that's the press for you.
Re: "his idea should be taken a step further and be implemented with property and cash. "
Your argument ignores the idea of supply and demand. At present only a small proportion of property is available for rent through Airbnb. If everyone tried to let their home, there would probably be a huge oversupply and asking the high prices currently being asked would no longer be sustainable.
Wow - "foeti". That's one plural I have never seen.
Interestingly (to me, anyway), my Chambers Dictionary gives no guidance on the plural but does say, rather sniffily, that "foetus is the usual but etymologically unsatisfactory form of fetus". So fetus isn't a phonetic Americanism.
While Microsoft griped about NSA exploit stockpiles, it stockpiled patches: Friday's WinXP fix was built in February
Re: Plenty of blame to go around
False analogy. A car sold with a serious braking fault falls under the same kind of regulation that applies to any item that is not suitable for use when purchased (even if the flaw only becomes apparent after a period of time). A closer analogy would be the development of methods to overcome car locking and security systems which may well have been state of the art / undefeatable at the time of purchase.
Prisoners built two PCs from parts, hid them in ceiling, connected to the state's network and did cybershenanigans
Re: and things like chargers tend to have plastic prongs with metal tops.
The video that you link to shows a plug being inserted upside down into the earth socket so that the shutters on the the other two sockets are opened. If the earth pin on the plug was triangular in cross section (or any other shape where the two sides are not parallel), this would not be possible.