Re: So how long before ...
Not long - Petrol's already being mentioned:
93 posts • joined 24 Aug 2007
Can I just check these points with you:
"As long as the car has a taxi vehicle license"
"the driver has a taxi driver's license"
"his insurance covers him for operating as a taxi driver"
So he can just have social, domestic and pleasure insurance policy? I was under the impression they would at least need appropriate insurance as most SDP policies I've ever had expressly forbid operating as a taxi (racing, and just about everything else as well). In fact was chatting with a mini cab driver recently who revealed the eye watering premium he has to pay for operating a mini cab.
Just asking because your statements on coverage don't seem to add up.
Read this article Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening went to a get together at a mates place and ended up playing games. The rules of the first one were being explained and I thought, "this sounds very familiar" - turns out it was Munchkins.
Good fun and to be recommended. Reminds me of a sort of "Talisman Lite".
Don't flush baby wipes!
You'll run the risk of blocked drains, they're not meant to go down there. Andrex however do 'Washlets' which are flushable (1 or 2 at a time).
If you flush normal wipes and your drains block and back-up causing untold and unpleasant grief, which I've seen more times than I care to mention, your household insurance won't cover it due to the 'misuse' clause. Not only that but some insurers (RSA for example) will also count it as a claim on your history even though they did nothing.
I know this because for the last few years I've been a technical manager for various drainage companies specialising in insurance work.
It strikes me that most people here are really just stating their personal preference. It's not so much that one listening model is better than the other, they both have their features and limitations.
For my part I stream lots and when I find that special artist I *really* like I generally buy the physical goods.
The important thing here is that we have all these options now and we can personalise our listening to what suits us as individuals best.
Everybody have a pint - for my part it will be real, but feel free to enjoy the icon :)
Normally I think Lewis' articles aren't too bad, some lean a little towards Brit bashing this is true, but there are usually some very good points in there.
This one goes over the edge though. As many fellow commentistas have pointed out the ONLY source of outside info for this article is the PAF pilots quote. And he quite clearly says:
"NATO pilots are not that proficient in close-in air-to-air combat. They are trained for BVR [Beyond Visual Range] engagements and their tactics are based on BVR engagements."
He then spins this into a two page article about how shit the Typhoon is, and laughably titles one page "Analysis" when it's clearly nothing of the kind.
Lewis, El Reg may be a 'red top' but there really is no need for this.
I can remember the first time I saw one of these. Some years ago I was doing some work at Intergraph in Swindon, time dragged on and food was needed. The chap I was working with pulled out his Psion, pressed a couple of buttons, held it next to the phone and suddenly we were ordering pizza.
Nothing at all now of course, but at the time it had me picking my chin up of the desk.
No need for smart projectiles if you can get the guns to recycle ready to fire quickly and for a decent number of firings before needing service.
Get a few railguns that can sustain a good rate of fire and do so for more than a few rounds and instead of one projectile (possibly) hitting the target at Mach 5, you can populate the general area of the target ship with lots of projectiles travelling at Mach 5 and (possibly) rip the thing to shreds.
Or in the case of hostile aircraift/missiles significantly cut down or eliminate the number of options they have to course correct away from the threat. I think this was what Tool of Lucifer was saying in the first part of his rant.
Personally I like the idea of railguns, they make me happy. But I can't help wondering what happens to the projectiles that miss as 200 miles is a long way to travel... Potentially into civilian coastal settlements.
Maybe smartness is needed after all.
Yep, I do! Back in the day myself and a mate used to connect up two PC's with a serial lead and go mental at lunchtimes. I've played plenty of F1 games since and none have managed to entertain quite so well or for so long. There used to be a patcher called something like F1GP-ED that allowed you to customise the cars etc. so that they reflected the current season.
Is they're using parts they know well and have solid supply contracts in place for? Simplfies the engineering and coding required to make the thing work and deliver it at a competitive price point I would've thought.
Apple may be a lot of things but they're not stupid. If they were I don't think they'd be where they are now.
Not a fanboi, just an observer (current Apple products = 0).
"Is it really likely that anyone wants to organize tabs into little groups and share them around with people?"
First person I mentioned it to could think of several real world situations in which he and his colleagues could make genuine productive use of this. He got quite excited about it too.
Not having a go, just saying.
I still use my VHS for recording.
OK the quality isn't as good as a digital alternative and the functionality isn't as good either but it just sits there under the telly solidly doing its job and costs me nothing. Until it breaks, the quality dips below an acceptable level, or my tapes wear out (which I see happening first) I see no reason to chuck out a perfectly functioning device.
Pint - because if I could I'd buy it one.
"Breed a supersonic fighter with a passenger jet. It was neither the first supersonic aircraft, nor was it the first passenger jet, it just combined the two."
So we didn't have gliders or big fuck off rockets before the Shuttle then? Or did they simply combine the two...
Sorry mate, couldn't resist :)
Last MOT I needed I did a little early seeing as I needed to get the front tyres replaced anyway. The mechanic said "We'll do the MOT first just in case, it doesn't make much difference as the re-test is free". Sure enough it failed on the front tyres which I knew about all along.
Knock up one failure which bears no relation to the reliability of the car or the diligence of the owner. If there's one like that then I'd imagine there'll be others.
Actually PB has a point, all the Moto phones I've had in the past have been pretty poor too. Although in my experience it was usually build quality and battery life that were the main offenders.
Pray tell, what was it about his well written post that made you assume he was 12?
(It's "you're" and "you" by the way)
First, Anonymous Coward (22:10)
"MMS I believe was left out on purpose. The only people that I know of using MMS regularly are the "Well my Windows Mobile/Nokia does…) crowd that try and belittle the iPhone. I'd not used it before owning an iPhone, and sure as hell didn't miss it after buying it! You see, the iPhone has a technology called "electronic mail". Marvellous really."
Yes, my last few phones (multiple vendors & platforms) have had it too. They've also had MMS. Which is great when I need to send a pic to the contractor out on site somewhere whose phone choice I can't dictate, then I could use whichever method is best suited to convey the information. Now that's marvellous. Tell me, before your phone got MMS how would you have done that? Drive several hundred miles with a sketch? Carrier pigeon perhaps?
Second, Mr. Joe Ragosta:
"It's funny that the anit-Apple crowd accuses Apple of being a cult and Mac users to be mindless fanatics -- yet it is the anti-Apple crowd who seems to base their diatribes on irrational concepts."
No mate, look at the comments and you'll find it's all sides on this one. Why? No idea, reminds me of chimps throwing shit to be honest.
"The state where 41% of the population voted to keep miscegenation illegal ... in 2000"
I'll 'fess up an say I'd no idea what "miscegenation" even existed as a word let alone knew what it meant until I read this and had to go look it up.
But... WTF? In 2000? Really? Frightening...
Kev Conroy drooled: "Anyone over the age of ten would find mechwarrior dull".
So because *you* didn't like it then it's only suitable for under tens? Mr. Conroy you should really take a deep breath, we live in a modern diverse culture and I'm sure you'll find (hold on to your hat for this one) that there are people out there with interests and ideas DIFFERENT TO YOURS!!! I know! It's madness! They even let black people ride the buses now!
Nobby lamented: "it didn't work. i think its safe to say that my abiding loathing of microsoft stemmed from attempting to get this game running."
Sorry to hear that, all of the MW games ran fine out of the box for me. The only problem I ever had was when my mech packs disappeared and that turned out to be the fault of 3D Studio MAX installing a different version of CDilla (great that, two legit programs and their licensing screws one over).
"When was the last time you saw an album with sleeve notes?"
All the Porcupine Tree reissues/remasters have copious sleeve notes, something I'd have totally missed had I chosen to download instead. Mind you they are prog so what do you expect?
Your point's mostly valid, but still a pretty big generalisation :)
"Why are people so willing to put up with this infringement on our rights when the IRA did a heck of a lot more damage on the mainland than Al Q ever has?"
I've asked myself the same question. The only answer I can come up with was that the threat from the IRA was very real and very deadly. Real people got injured and killed, I know some. This time round it's neither and is being used as a tool to instil fear and suspicion while at the same time removing some of those inconvenient 'rights' that people seem to have gained. Win win for the oppressors.
It's just a shame the 21st century has so far been by and large apathetic. Otherwise we might have had a revolution by now :)
"If you've changed your name, changed your address, not passed on your details to anyone you don't trust and have visually changed dramatically over 20 years then I don't think you have a significant amount to worry about."
You assume here that the individuals that might want to do her ill are unaware of the previous details, where in fact they might well have some of it and are piecing it together. Following the breadcrumbs so to speak. You also assume that those same individuals don't have significant personal or financial incentives to discover her whereabouts. Given that neither of which you can possibly know, your risk assessment is somewhat flawed.
"I have asked friends who have had Nokia N95 and 96, Blackberrys etc. "Do you ever use the internet on your phone?" and a common answer is "I tried it once.""
To be honest I think that says more about your friends than the capability or user experience of internet on the 95/96. It's great, maybe not iPhone great, but nonetheless very nice.
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