* Posts by Roger Mew

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Minister slams 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories as 'dangerous nonsense' after phone towers torched in UK

Roger Mew

Hi, I caught this ruddy virus here in France at the end of January long before anybody woke up to it. I caught it from our optician in Nozay, I did not have it too badly

requiring hospitalisation for 24 hours at Chateaubriant at the beginning of February, BUT they never realised! I then had, sore throat taste problems tummy problems blood pressure problems breathlessness, stability problems, a cough and loads of phlegm like marbles, taste problems, eye mucous. I suppose I must have spread it all around Chateaubriant as It was not realised I had it being the beginning of February. I am well clear now it took several weeks to get better, so weak. I am 74, have diabetes and most importantly live in a micro wave link that affects electronic stuff. This link affecting our house has been confirmed by others and also I was originally an instructor in Radio, radar and electrical. Was this the reason that I did not suffer too badly.

Roger Mew

If someone says that 5G causes problems ask them if they voted for Brexit, their answer will of course then Identify them as to the likely hood of the response. I will leave you to add 2 + 2 and if they come up with 5 (G). Now for some sense, microwave links are sprogging all over the place and may actually be killing the Corona 19 virus. However the powers that be do not want you to know that. So being near a 5G mast could save your life. Now the reason the state do not want you to know this is that they need to reduce the number of people especially those that are taking money from the state. So mark those with medical problems, those of age, those of lesser income so less protection against the virus. Now if the governments can reduce the people that have problems and taking monies from the state then the country will be better off in the long term. So the fact that I have discovered that being in a microwave link will help protect you the state KNOW this and will not want you protected. Just think 10% of the population banged on the head, mostly those getting funding, house prices and need reduced, less spending on NHS, less on other things like pensions and so on. So.... I have had it, and am 74, have diabetes live IN a microwave link was hospitalized for the headache some 4 weeks before it was a pandemic, had sore throat, headache, sudden high blood pressure, breathlessness, stomach problems., eye problems, fatigue and so on and know who I caught it from and have been clear for some 2-3 weeks and did not have a temperature , all why was I so spared, yes I live in an a warranted microwave link. So the government WANT you to stop 5G as it may help you survive and they do not want that.

EU tells UK: Cut the BS, sign here, and you can have access to Galileo sat's secure service

Roger Mew

Surely if you get a divorce then you have to leave the shared toys that are owned originally by the other behind, certainly if they had a car then you would not then be a co-owner of the car. The UK HAS to realise that you cannot have your cakey AND eat it. Boris is making enough money out of brexit for himself and Reece=Mogg he cannot now say that he wants also to have all. No, it does not work like that. I am afraid those of us that have decided to be European to protect our families and allow them to continue as such, (Je suis Francais) do not really want a bankrupt britain that cannot actually join the WTO because of its debt, and keeps whingeing on about what others are doing. Please, now that you are starting to realise that its cold outside, do not ask us to now open the door. We here in the EU acknowledge that it has problems, be we French, German and English that know better, or what have you, also acknowledge that altering a club is done on the inside, not on the outside throwing soggy rocks. We HAVE tried to help you but not only have you ostracised many of your own people with not having the vote, you have actually kowtowed to the poor IQ of those that know no better allowing those like Johnson, and Reece Mogg make a killing at the expense of your own poor and industry. You have destroyed your own source of medical staff and your own export potential, and now are complaining because that scenario was obvious. Really! I am wondering what you are going to complain about next, lack of fuel probably and having to reopen coal mines!

Whoa, whoa... Tesla slams brakes on allegations of 'unintended acceleration' bug: 'Completely false and was brought by a short-seller'

Roger Mew

If there is a glitch in the hardware that actually for some reason activates the "go" mode then it will record that the client hit the "go" pedal. I discovered this with a totally separate problem on electronically controlled kit. In fact I found that it was possible for the "Go" wire to touch something else. I then discovered a radio signal could do the same. Do not assume that because the memory says something that it is written in stone. Little story, some years ago about 25 actually in an old land rover and talking on my RT set, a Porsche Targa roared up behind me and went to overtake. He did not, but load pops and bangs from his exhaust and loads of black smoke. I released my pressel and the car went to pass, I responded to my friend and the Porsche went into frenetic s again. So you have to concede that Porsche's and my radio transmitters do not agree.

Second time lucky: Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Roger Mew

Yet again this is a waste of time and money. Why, just because the US of A is pissed off that he disclosed a password, really, and now the UK is paying £2000 to £3000 a week to keep him in nick. Hopefully the UK are sending the bill to the US to keep him in prison. Why should the UK pay for that when the US refuses to send people who kill back to the UK. Its about time the UK told the US that the same rules apply both ways.

Thanks, Brexit. Tesla boss Elon Musk reveals Berlin as location for Euro Gigafactory

Roger Mew

Re: @disgustedoftunbridgewells

Actually you are correct, all the universities have done various things and it seems that in general a low IQ means a Brexit voter and over 100 is almost always a reamainer. What does that say! Unless they have a financial axe to grind eg Reece Mogg many millions in the event of Brexit!

Roger Mew

Actually before the stupid shoot yourself in the foot Brexit vote, it was. The reason, Cambridge. However the boffins that would have been employed will also go to Germany. Many other companies will also be thinking seriously as well. If Brexit goes ahead then it has to be realized that the UK for hi tech businesses is going to be a no no. OK lets look at the reasons. The EU universities will have the pick of the EU countries and visa versa for the students. So the opportunity to cherry pick for both the Universities and the students is higher. Worse, the UK has a surfeit of lower IQ inhabitants. That can be seen as many cannot understand that brexit will destroy the UK. Forget the food, it is the brain drain that will hit. The people that will make money will be the likes of Reece Mogg and Boris. The UK has little or no engineering base, it has all been financial services. Even the Fishermen have not realised that the fishing areas are going to be severely curtailed worse their normal export areas eg France and Spain will not be buying from the remnants of the uk. It will be a sad day for the uk if brexit happens. Now think about the NHS many medics are leaving and going back to their home countries. Never mind you can train the various unemployed to be brain surgeons etc. cant you. (Well no actually!)

Bloodhound rocket car target of 550mph put on ice after engine overheat

Roger Mew

Just a thought, for it to be a vehicle the wheels have to be driven. In the 1972 I was at Lakenheath in a US service vehicle and gave a lift down the flightline to a pilot whose plain was being serviced by my hanger. He got clearance to let me run the vehicle as I went back to the PX when he was taking off. For the record in his Macdonnell Voodoo I started and at the 1/2 mile point he started. I went as fast as the vehicle could go. He passed me at 1/2 mile + 50 yds at 55o miles per hour still on the ground and took off just in front of me. There was a reason why many people were interested, This I cannot go into but does this mean that his voodoo was a car, of course not so what is the difference to the thing they are running. Many many of Lakenheaths lower ranks enjoyed the above and was discussed by many, as was my purple US forces truck!

Radio nerd who sipped NHS pager messages then streamed them via webcam may have committed a crime

Roger Mew

Ha ha ha thing is its not illegal in another country to put up the UK's rubbish, so for example a "D" notice means nothing in France and posting anything from another country in ones country of visitation also means nothing.

Margin mugs: A bank paid how much for a 2m Ethernet cable? WTF!

Roger Mew

Cables

Some 30 years ago a company I did a lot of work for asked for a quote from a so called computer company to run some computer cables. The owner thought it was a bit steep to put it mildly, and I said well to us cables are cables and we did it for time and materials. We used screened cables, run the cables hidden as much as possible, soldered not crimped the connections and ran the cables away from anything else like electric. It worked out much cheaper and the computers just plugged in and away they went. Unfortunately the client had already had joe cowboy do 2 computers from the server at his other business and asked me to have a look. We looked at ours first by my lads, then went to look at Joe cowboy's effort, No screen, mini trunking just glued and coming of the paint on the walls and run against the Electric sockets cabling, and connections crimped to poor connections. Even the non technical client saw the difference.

My best laugh was when teaching a council about the fraud of so called PAT testing which is not what was really the aim. I did my lecture and said lets look at the garage ( Oh said the safety Officer I have just paid some agency in Norfolk £3000 to do it.) So the office girls went work. rip Off Reg from Norwich well it says it all within about 5 minutes the girls came up with:-improperly fitted plug, frayed cable exposing inner cores the ubiquitous nail for a fuse, incorrectly connected plug. and also a hand lamp with the ground wire broken off. The Environmental health officer called a halt, went off to accounts, and told the accounts to stop the check and to call rip off Reg to come down now or he would call the police and have him done for fraud. They did their own after that, it was a site cheaper having me come down and show them than buying a pat tester or having Rip Off reg in. how can you PAT test a two wire double insulated appliance, answer, you cannot. over 50% of the appliances were 2 wire which meant physical lead inspection only anyway.

Brit couch potatoes increasingly switching off telly boxes in favour of YouTube and Netflix

Roger Mew

I also am watching Youtube as the TV programs are all violence, and it is wondered why there is violence on the street? Every single program on all the free channels on Satellite was a repeat and about 50% consisted of violence and swearing thrown in. So I watch for example "last of the summer wine", Bless this house", "Dads army", "Curry and Chips" (nicely racist that), and many more, all funny, light hearted and pick up and put down. Frankly stations like CBS are wasting electricity and air time showing 15 year old programs like Judge Judy.

Microsoft sends a raft of Windows 10 patches out into the Windows Update ocean

Roger Mew

Hmph

I found that the update ruined my printer connection and because the thing had stopped administrator my printer settings all went to cock and also altered the way the colours were attributed. After several conversations with MS, a complete new reload, and still no colour correction this being over 5 days, I discovered that as my colour was not correct that my screen colours were no longer correct and had to manually reset them. I wasted 5 days, it must have cost MS $1000's just for mine all due to someone's incompetence. Had I not my Win 7 computer as well then I would have been "dans le merde". Pleas MS get your act together or at least give us a chance to resort to our last trouble free version, in my case 7.

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace

Roger Mew

I know the reason for the delays on blocking the signal, they wanted to track it, however, the likely hood of tracking it is possibly worse than finding a needle in a hay stack. I used to teach radio and radar etc and with digital a micro second burst of RF sets the action, so to find the signal is very remote (no pun intended) so really blocking is the only course of action OR putting a very continuous action so for example sending it away with a signal of about 10 watts could see the thing going so high that the machine cannot be seen and just runs out of juice or of course down so it crashes. a direction signal will just make the thing go around and around. For my bet it is best to transmit a high power signal that sends it up. All these machines that are purchased have the same digital parameters so unless it is a very clever and stupid person that builds the thing himself the methodology will be the same for all.

Get with UK authorities, you probably will not track it but sure as hell you can jam the machines.

Day two – and Windows 10 October 2018 Update trips over Intel audio

Roger Mew

Windows

I had a problem with the audio output, I had to change from one out put to another and redo the audio. Now there seems to be no problem. (He says hopefully)

New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'

Roger Mew

Oh dear so you give them the password, walk outside and change it! Really I do despair at these so called people that come up with these ideas. Have they not thought about that. If they had how about everybody having to go to the police station to show the new passwords, if they change it everyday then there will be some queues. Now the whole country can grind to a halt, and still the state will not know every body's access codes! In fact to really upset the entry people say oh well now I am here and the machine is open and you have seen it I will now change it!

Technically inept is the word I will use. Now we could go on a wind up, before you get to the entry port change your password to "inept", I wohat the comment will be when they get many with the password of inept. Will they realise that there is a conspiracy.

Internet engineers tear into United Nations' plan to move us all to IPv6

Roger Mew

Re: 30 second ipv4 redesign?

And the 2 tier situation is what will happen!

Roger Mew

Re: 30 second ipv4 redesign?

Its not that simple, many countries mainly third world cannot just cope with that. They are still getting to grips with the internet anyway. If it is a case of just doing that then firdt world countries MUST accept the bill for converting all those third world countries that need it. IF and I say IF the powers that be want to upgrade, then they must make those that want it pay for those that cannot afford it!

Roger Mew

The thing is that we will end up with a third world or rather a two world internet situation. There must be better ways to extend the addresses rather than just screwing it all up. Look at the mess over the british rail system and trying to alter ALL the timetables at the same time!

Chief EU negotiator tells UK to let souped-up data adequacy dream die

Roger Mew

Re: It's become increasingly clear ..

Vote Liberal as it is the nearest to real non lefties policies. In fact if a lot of Labourites also really read their hearts they would be more liberal also. We must stop the extreme right and those on the left. Stop Brexit now.

Roger Mew

Re: The Thing With Brexit

One does not need to it does that on its own. We want this , we want to do that, .. and if not we are going to throw the baby out the window. Stop the TWIT lot now and save money and get Gove and crew to return the costs. Even Nigel Lawson wants a Carte de Sejour that is granted to those that want to work here in France. Kick him out the day after Brexit for no Visa and as an unwanted foreigner.

Roger Mew

It is time to drop brexit, the we want it all our way attitude of the british government has to stop. "They want it their way" attitude of the government is stupid beyond regard. They seem not to be aware of the Eire and Northern Irish problem, for example how are you going to stop cars going over illegal crossing points, replace the old signs that said "This is an illegal crossing point into Northern Ireland" and 50 yds further on "You are now in Northern Ireland!" , It is stupid and so is Brexit, many millions that could have been spent on the NHS. Worse, if the UK government had got people to display their ID at the hospital receptions and doctors then many millions would have been saved. Seems the letters spell out TWIT,

Britain must send its F-35s to Italy for heavy overhauls, decrees US

Roger Mew

Shortly the UK or more likely Britain, will not be able to afford nor have the technology to construct too much. They have just rejected entry applications from many highly skilled people that had jobs coming to the UK, the UK are being forced to leave the EU satellite space group, many high tech companies are leaving and heading for the EU, and some covertly, so shortly the thing between France and the UK over certain aircraft and other military stuff will have to end after brexit (the techies will not be able to travel freely amongst other reasons) so the best bet will be a rowing boat and some model aircraft. Further, the transport of vehicles to Italy will have a furious tax levied on them due to not being in the EU. The fall of the empire is almost nigh with just the rest of Ireland and Scotland remaining. With the US using Scotland as a base and separated from the UK then what can England afford.

Roger Mew

Re: gifts

Lookit the UK is phucked and it was offered to the US back in the 50.s and the government refused. The UK was in sooooo much manure something had to be done it was bankrupt. the EU was the only way to go. Now idiots like Davies are going to shag the arse out of what is left and the UK will have to break up and become part of the US. The toilet cleaner has now been added by Davies, it just needs the toilet to be flushed now.

BT pushes ahead with plans to switch off telephone network

Roger Mew

Re: Who has a land line at home nowadays?

You are soo lucky, a good mobile system that you can connect several desktops and have Youtube downloads all at the same time!! What the phuk is a mobile, they do not work here, We are lucky with outh our 2.0 mbs down and 600 up internet and should that be Voiped then there will be a lot less than that, approx 400 up and about 1.6 down so having a phone call will seriously disrupt your internet!

Roger Mew

Firstly, without a modem you will not be able to make calls. So no electric, no call. Now much of the UK has no mobile phone coverage, so no mobile no call thats 2 out of 2, now in the event of a house fire you will probably have no electric, please place about 2 litres of oil in each room to help keep the fire going as long as possible. We have already had this "discussion" here in france, Aman was bedridden and needed the ambulance, the idiot had previously had his telephone connected to the VOIP system, There was a power cut, his breathing machine went off, his VOIP went off, luckily not for too long. I managed to get his phone back onto the PSTN but he got very annoyed with me because of that. I could not explain that he nearly died because of it. So if you go for a VOIP system and you have no mobile do ensure the mobile works and preferably have 2 on different systems.

PS I now also know of 2 house fires also that were not put out, the houses concerned being not put out and totally destroyed!

Brit transport pundit Christian Wolmar on why the driverless car is on a 'road to nowhere'

Roger Mew

Really, I think sheep just following!

Autonomous cars, oh yes marvellous in the country, sheep crossing road on unfenced road, stay there all day! How about going around corner and pedestrians just walking over road, does the car peer around the corner, still look straight ahead, so if the corner is a narrow road with pedestrians opposite does car just stay there. The system may be good on a motorway but stupid in many locations.

UK.gov admits porn age checks could harm small ISPs and encourage risky online behaviour

Roger Mew

The authorities just do not seem to understand computers, the internet or even porn sites and gambling. Many Americans are gambling online yet they are not allowed to, many UK citizens are getting blocked porn, yet again they are not allowed to. I use a VPN which I pay for and can therefore circumvent any silly state run cartel or the opposite. They would be far better off education the families on how to operate say openDNS. Last year I found that the IT section of my Grandaughters school did not know that children had circumvented all their blocking software. I had to explain it to them. My French grandaughters school has nothing!

Merry Christmas, UK prosecutors: Here's a special gift... a slap from the privacy watchdog

Roger Mew

Re: Haa Haa Haa

As the poo goes down the toilet and then gets spread on the fields the green grass will come from that. So people, do realise that you are going to flung onto the fields as fertiliser just as dung is. have no fear, gove and boris will be OK they will see the green shoots and be able to see and admire it, you dear reader have just been swallowed up! Unless of course Brexit is stopped. Companies no longer in UK Horlicks, MG, Thermos, Osram, Lucas car parts, some sweet companies, soon to follow car manufacturers Others have been swallowed by foreign companies and no longer exist in the UK and some soon to be going. Some major car parts makers are no longer in the UK so these that were English are now imports. So now you know, the turds go down the toilet (read the UK) get put into cesse pits (read UK people), fester for a while and then get puts onto fields to make fertiliser and then the grass grows. You will not see it!

Ex-Microsoft intern claimed one of her fellow temps raped her. Her bosses hired him

Roger Mew

Its not just clients that MS are screwing

What a surprise, it is not just clients that MS are screwing, but also staff. I do feel sorry for the girl but she really should be allowed to have the guy moved and not her. Of course there is another thought, get the women in the office to get him, debag him and then 1 by one all shag his silly arse with a dildo. Perhaps a photo on the office wall of his arse about to be shagged with a dildo may focus his mind!

BT, Sky bury hatchet with deal to sell each other's telly channels

Roger Mew

Manure in bulk

There are so many "opportunities" to re watch something I have given up. The manure shown falls into the really cr4p situation with now repeats of repeats and even specialised channels of repeats. For example Pick does exactly that, it picks something that it has shown before in the last week and replays it, how about drama, all are more or less repeats of repeats already shown. Even the Beeb has jumped on the bandwagon of showing repeats of repeats. Frankly anybody stupid enough to pay for a TV licence needs his head read and pick and watch only on the internet and save the money for buying a collection of DVD's. To have a licence you only need to watch a program that is simutaneously being transmitted over the air and is receivable. You can therefore sit in a tunnel watching live TV as it cannot be received off air. You can also watch US TV being broadcast as again it is not possible to watch live off air. Watching though french TV on satellite in the UK needs a licence.

Auto auto fleets to dodge British potholes in future

Roger Mew

Mmm wonderful, and how do motorcycles fair, oh sorry they just fall off or into and the auto car system will miss them. The UK has one of the highest vehicle taxation systems in the world and some of the worst potholes. I can therefore only think that ripping the vehicle operator off is logarithmic, rip them off once for car tax and then again for the defective road and then again for going faster than the 20 miles an hour the potholes demand and so on. We pay no car tax in France, have less potholes, and cheaper fuel. Having the vehicle operators pay so much causes everything to go up in price.

Voyager 1 fires thrusters last used in 1980 – and they worked!

Roger Mew

Re: Good old electronics

Yes modern solder is absolute manure, most electronic failures today are apparently due to crap unleaded solder. Now here is a thought, is it better to have an item last for 30 years, or have a one fail every year or so and be thrown away. To me even though the lead is a bit more harmful over all surely 10 or 20 times more rubbish is worse.

I have a vintage Land rover, she smokes a bit however how much pollution is created for making a new car. say a modern car lasts 15 years, then there is likely to have been about 4 new cars and the scrapping thereof just to equate to my Land Rover that incidentally is easier to maintain, does not have technical bits that go wrong (poor solder) and just keeps going.

Roger Mew

Oh dear your physics is really not good, it and nothing cannot rust, no oxygen, no water, and very very cold. Slow down, it cannot, it is not driven, it is now a celestial unit just going at its current speed, direction etc unless it is affected by something else eg smashing into something or being pulled by say a planet.

There is a caveat, perhaps you also think the moon is driven by gasoline, and that it has its steering set on going around a bend! Look out folks the earth is running out of gasoline! Duh!

Roger Mew

What is speed relative to?

Question and one that used to wind my physics teachers up. What pray is the speed relative to. To have a given speed then it must be able to be compared with something that relative to the moving object is stationary. So please pray tell me in the universe which object is stationary. For example, if a gun on the satellite was fired say in the direction of travel at 700mph, is the bullet going at the speed of the satellite +700 or is the bullet going to come out of the back of the rifle. it cannot go backwards it must go forwards so if light was projected back to earth would it be at what speed.

You see the radio waves which travel at the speed of light get to the unit and come back, therefore in space there must be a "stationary" whatever that may be. A point in time, a geographic point. There now some body explain that. No person not even serious boffins have been able to explain it.

What will drive our cars when the combustion engine dies?

Roger Mew

Re: fossil fuel - we're addicted. @katrinab

Thats good for you, however as we have night storage electricity, live in the country, have a limit on the amount we can have, and need the vehicle to get to the store some 10 mile distant, it seems that we will be phucked, worse I am registered disabled.

Can some one PLEASE tell me why all these city types that are totally stupid have not legislated that by next year every town and city bus route will start to be converted to trolley bus working. Little infrastructure problems, minimal other problems and the biggest hit on less pollution as buses in town cause more than most other REGULAR traffic! OH the reason why not, well its like this, it is government money, causes government problems with lack of electricity, and does not create any where near as frightening scenarios as saying the car has to bear the brunt.

I have an answer. everybody forsake the towns, do not visit, use out of town shops, get bosses to move businesses out of town and then there will be no town, just an empty derelict area with no pollution, magic!

Roger Mew

Re: fossil fuel - we're addicted. @katrinab

We frequently do an all round trip of 1500 miles, going 750 one day, and return 2 or three days later. now if we were to rely on public transport, bring our shopping back would be untenable, we would not be able to recharge, and the whole thing will be a fiasco as pubic transport would take as at present at least 3 days going, no hotels available, I am disabled, impossible to carry ought, frankly a no no. Therefore the whole thing is going to crash.

Incidentally, aeroplanes eg Cessna run on 101 grade gasoline, they have to fly at 10,000 feet. The guarantee is for this fuel to be available for about the next 40 years. Now heres the rub, currently the fuel has a life span and after expiry has to be destroyed, so it is burnt. Yes burnt, at least 10,000 gallons a month, in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and so on. Why cannot the fuel be used in vintage cars! No its far more politically correct to burn it. Now let us go 1 step further. You have put shit gasoline eg with bensol in it and after about 3 weeks it should not be used due to water absorption and such like. so where do you dispose of this time expired gasoline. You cannot. I know how dangerous this shit is, I am badly burnt through it. I can go on but believe me it is politically better for you to be burnt than use time expired leaded gasoline.

Roger Mew

Re: fossil fuel - we're addicted.

Whoa up there, LPG is not good, not good at all. The particulate from LPG is very small and gets right into the pores of lungs. Some years ago Calor in the UK did some experiments with Calor into diesels at max speeds and found the particulate was not good but the engines ran clean, guess where the particulate went!

Bring back trolley buses and there is no reason why lorries cannot run for delivery in say central London at night!

Roger Mew

Other power, trolley, Veggy oil and methylated spirits.

Hi, currently I am looking at renovating gasoline powered vehicles, they will be in demand especially for vehicles that burn vegetable oil straight form say lidls and those that run on methylated spirits. It is not hard for me for example to convert my land rover of 1969 vintage, I just put it in which is exactly where our used chip pan oil goes, now I am looking at motorcycles, not FI types but older ones that run on carburetors.

it will not be economically worth while to stop vehicles like that as they will be vintage by then and changing regulations for old vehicles will just not be worth it! However, as unfortunately I am 72 I guess that will be a problem for the future horse and cart brigade. You are aware that the pollution from horse buses was worse than the diesel.

Incidentally, when are trolley buses being reinstalled, one bus creates a lot of pollution and the diesel engines in a bus are not being run economically or ecologically!

London mayor: Self-driving cars? Not without jacked-up taxes, you don't!

Roger Mew

Re: What about the downsides?

What about trolley buses. They are cheap to make, easy to drive and make no pollution, asuming they are using wind power!

Roger Mew

They are going on about diesel, well funnily enough diesel buses do not run the engine in the best way so the exhausts get all black and full of soot. When the bus is going for its test they take off the exhaust, put a new one on, then when it comes back from being tested they take off the new exhaust and put the old one back! However what is the date for all London buses to be trolley buses. All of the diesel buses will not pass the centre of London regulation! 1 Bus will make loads more fumes than a small car or motor bike, yet the small car pays no tax, the small bike pays more than a lot of cars, and buses, the biggest polluter, nothing.

When are the buses going to have to be trolley buses?

Kill animals and destroy property before hurting humans, Germany tells future self-driving cars

Roger Mew

Many moons ago I was put on a skid pan in a truck to stop us swerving to avoid an accident, however, it will not be really possible and take the following scenario.

A small child runs out in front of you from the pavement side. you will automatically swerve as will the auto system. On the other side of the central reservation hedge there is a bus queue of kids. You will swerve into them killing several and maiming more. The auto vehicle can NOT be programmed to do this otherwise it will kill the toddler! The vehicular situation on terra firma is not the same as trains or planes and the reliability will not be sustainable. How many of you have remote key locking on 433.925, Mhz, and how many do I block when running 50 watts into a radio repeater. A range of 50 miles may be good. All radio systems are potentially subject to interference. Put the freight on railways!

Do we need Windows patch legislation?

Roger Mew

You are also forgetting that the vendors are assured by MS that the software they issue is new, however software people may spend 5 years on developing a program to run on say Vista and then another year testing and the programme is put on the market when MS announce the projected new software. No the blame has to be on MS. I have had this discussion with a vendor, and he is as pissed off as the end users.

Roger Mew

The timescale needs to be as per vehicles, at least 10 years for maintenance after last sale. It is not the launch that should be used otherwise the clever little urchins will then run the sale for the period of the maintenance and then just stop. by making it from the date of the last sale or at least the last date of 1st time registration or activation of the software.

As a lot of software for Vista was only released 2 years before the stopping of issue, and the last registrations only as recently as 5 years those people should rightly be feeling ripped off!

It's amazing the UK Parliament agreed to track 22bn Brits' car trips. Oh right – it didn't

Roger Mew

You will all report to the monitoring fitment station to have installed in your head a chip, every time you pass within 20 ft of a recorder, all information of your life will be downloaded from the last download. if you do anything wrong, a severe head ache will be initiated and you will need to report to the local agency where your crime will be assessed. If your crime is minor, illegal parking etc then you will be guided to the relevant department. criminal acts are automatically recorded and subsequent penalties applied. naughty thoughts will require brain restructuring.

Hasta la Windows Vista, baby! It's now officially dead – good riddance

Roger Mew

It was and still is the most stable platform that I had.

It was and still is the most stable platform that I had, reliable and never let me down. I have been forced to upgrade to 7 as I had a copy unused so far so good, and it seems faster than the Vista. But frankly it was not bad and I am sorry that MS gave me all the problems with updates at the end and the last 3 months.

How UK’s GDPR law might not be judged 'adequate'

Roger Mew

I have tried to obtain information about Dacorum councils complaints about highway speed bumps and basically have been told to go away as it would cost too much to find out. I now have to take them to court to get my vehicle repaired. I recovered one of the lumps that hit my vehicle, incorrect fixings, incorrect substrata, Ie not concrete but tarmac, and insufficient fixings, 2 not 4.and knowing there was problems did nothing. So now, county court. as the FOI was just rejected. FOI, lies and blocking and a waste of time.

Microsoft kills Windows Vista on April 11: No security patches, no hot fixes, no support, nada

Roger Mew

Why replace, My vintage ex army Land Rover still has a function and parts are available... .

Why rest? Many of my acquired software will not run on later stuff, and why the f.... would I want to buy something that means I will have to buy another load of software that only does what mine does now! It would also have complexities that are not needed and also need retraining. Sorry I guess you are also the type that buys a new Ferrari when the tyres need changing!

Roger Mew

Who says Vista is hated?

I do not get why most hated, I have found it the most stable platform if you get the software and build the computer yourself. I have not had BSoD's etc and it has been very reliable, not so the rubbish that has followed. If you think that vista has been bad, why? This machine has run reliably since it was built some 6 years ago and the only thing that has had a problem is down to MS updates in the last 6 months which I perceive as deliberate. I have programs on here that run music modification and design stuff all without problems. One only has to read the items about Vista to know that. I am guessing that those with problems had ready built items with loads of advertising rubbish etc included. I cannot run some of the stuff on 10 and in fact as 10 is so prone to problems (although it has improved) so Vista will continue to be used with the help of private companies like AVG, Sophos etc. In fact it seems that as MS are "washing their hands of it" some private companies are taking it under their wing. So if Google chrome want also to lose users tuff bye to them also R

UK to block Kodi pirates in real-time: Saturday kick-off

Roger Mew

If you get a good VPN then you can go to india where these UK things are actually available...for nothing. The ISP cannot "see" what you are recieving, just that it is moving stuff, not even what, it could be a home movie, skype, etc.

Smart meter firm EDMI asked UK for £7m to change a single component

Roger Mew

Oh yes

868 is supposed to be the frequency that the government want phase out. Certainly over about the next 10 years the use of 868Mhz is supposed to be being given to something else. In any case even that will not give full coverage of the UK.

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