Thameslink still use the dual electric system. Third rail in from my station in Kent and then it switches over to overhead when it gets into City Thameslink.
140 posts • joined 28 Dec 2007
Well, all my UK radiators have their own control knob (from minimum freeze protection up to six). Same at my parent's place. There is the main thermostat in the hallway but you can restrict the water flow per room on each radiator. Hive do posh, remote controlled, ones now, but they cost way to much to justify in my small house.
Since I'm tight, my main temp is never set at more than 18 and if we are cold we put an extra layer on!
You've stolen the antiglare shield on that monitor you've fixed – they say the screen is completely unreadable now
10.8 million UK homes now have access to gigabit-capable broadband, with much of the legwork done by Virgin Media
Re: Helicopter danger
You really haven't thought this through, have you? If the train hits the trespasser it will require a massive response from the emergency services. It will shut down the railway for hours. The driver will be severely traumatised, possibly for life. People will have to be on the tracks picking up body parts. Passengers will have to be rescued. Engineers will have to repair the train (and often find body parts lodged under the train).
Also, the trespasser, if not hit, could be along miles of track. A single helicopter, with powerful IR kit, can search a far bigger area than a drone or officers on the ground.
I'd suggest that one helicopter and two or three BTP offices in a car or two is far cheaper.
Luke Skywalker used to bullseye womp rats in his T-16 on Tatooine. But Star Wars: Squadrons misses the mark
Ohm my God: If you let anyone other than Apple replace your recent iPhone's battery, expect to be nagged by iOS
8 or 16GB is too small
The problem is that apps such as the BBC's iPlayer and Sky Go do not let you save the TV programmes or films to SD cards - you have to save to the internal memory. With the amount of crap that Samsung force upon you (I know, I could root it) I regularly run out of space on my 16GB phone. It will be the same for this tablet. I would always suggest 32GB as a minimum.
I disagree with the 'get the 8GB phone' arguement.
You need as much internal memory as you can afford.
My Samsung GS4 has 'only' 16GB. Apps such as the BBC's iPlayer and Sky Go will only download shows and films to internal memory. They will not use the 64GB card I've added to the phone. You very quickly run out of space and with 8GB it would be even worse!
Re: What odds is it if it's 8 upwards only?
"The majority of gamers use Windows 8..."
Well, since I'm assuming 'the majority of gamers' also use Steam the current Steam stats suggest that Windows 7 rules the roost at the moment:
Windows 7 (all versions) 62.70%
Windows 8 (all versions) 22.14%
I consider myself a 'hardcore' gamer and I have no interest to move over to Windows 8.1 (and yes, I have tried it).
[Edit: Beaten by Steven!!]
"As it stands, the Gear only connects to the Galaxy Note 3 phondleslab..."
Not so, as I understand it. My Galaxy S4 now has Android 4.3 so my phone is also compatible with it, along with a few other Samsung devices that got 4.3 in Blighty - I'm aware that the 4.3 update has be pulled in the UK for the S3 and across the pond for some carriers.
Not that I'm buying the watch at that price (if ever!).
Re: Is there a market for this?
I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 - the built in camera app allows me to turn on the spot to create a 360 degree panorama. Works very well in both portrait and landscape . The panorama feature of my parent's Sony Xperia Z1's I find much harder to use and I've not been able to get a 360 shot from that.
Nest to useless for me
I have two DAB radios - both are next to useless.
I pretty much only listen to Radio 5 Live. In the evenings I get 60-80% signal loss, so all I get is bubbling mud. If the microwave is on this becomes 100% signal loss. Mornings are okay, with 35-45 % loss.
I've now taken to using my Sony Pocket Radio. Only cost a tenner, runs off two AA batteries and they last for months. I also quite often listen to 5 Live via the BBC app on my Nook HD tablet.
Wifey listens to Radio 2, so the FM switch off would greatly annoy her.
Re: Some things are not clear to me...
But was he that rank when the incident took place? I can't seem to find out with a (very brief) Google search.
From the BBC - "Mr Petrov - who retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel and now lives in a small town near Moscow - was part of a well-trained team which served at one of the Soviet Union's early warning bases, not far from Moscow. His training was rigorous, his instructions very clear."