* Posts by Terry

12 posts • joined 19 Feb 2008

Boffin seeks $300,000 to build eight-wheel 230mph EV


@Damn Yank

Erm, it looks to me like it's on the right hand side (where all good steering wheels live)

Mobile blocking tech for trains

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SB: 12.38

"I've heard men drone on for hours ..."

The exception that proves the rule?

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Mr sledgehammer, meet Mr nut.

The trouble with this is that I, and I suspect many others, who wish to use a laptop with 3G dongle when travelling make a bee-line for the quiet carriage in the hope of being able to do some work in peace. Still, if they were serious about making the "quiet" carriages quiet they would mute the incessant loud announcements telling you where the train is, which is the next stop, where the buffet car is etc.

Portsmouth punts naval boy-on-boy to innocent kiddies


Slightly unfortunate


I notice the name on the billboard is TITAN (tight 'un).

Council clamps down on 'man on the street'

Dead Vulture

@Mr Larrington RE:7 pages?

I hope that "This page intentionally left blank" was translated into all 21 languages (inlcuding braille and esperanto).

Added green burden could ground flying cars for good


Re: Kilowatts per hour?????

It would appear that Mr Cowatrd was the one talking from his "lower aperture". The quote from the article was -

"a light aircraft that would fly on a battery at 15 kilowatts per hour"

And that is complete nonsense.

Schoolboy's asteroid-strike sums are wrong


Repent - for the end of the world is nigh

So, we get wiped out in 2036 - who cares? The world's going to end when the time_t's wrap in 2038 anyway.

Thailand cracks down on cut-price castrations


Re Bargain

Two bottles? There's a bloke down the road who charges half that - mind you, he uses a strimmer.

Tux - The sad look on his face makes me wonder if he's been to Thailand recently.

IBM blackballed in US federal ambush

Paris Hilton

Re: Why do people ...

Except it was published on March 31st and references an (apparently) IBM document published early morning on the 31st. If it is an AF joke then the joke's on them.

Paris, Paris, Who the F**K is Paris

Google's riches rely on ads, algorithms, and worldwide confusion


Re :Try Scroogling...

If you want to google without the various payloads try scroogle

www.scroogle.org (the org is important - the com version is NSFW ).

Tell me about it! Someone mentioned scroogle in a comment a few days ago, so I thought I'd try it Elapsed time between hitting enter and Ctrl-F4 - less than a quarter of a second. Very NSFW

HMRC pays criminal for 'tax dodger' discs

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Re: Brief Rant

"Presumably, this evidence wouldnt be valid in court anyway?"

They probably wouldn't use it in court. What it does give them is a list of names to start investigating.

Heathrow 777 crash: 'No anomalies in the major aircraft systems'


Aircraft reg

Anyone else think it's a pity the aircraft registration was G-YMMM and not G-YMMV?

Mine's the slightly charred one smelling of Aviation Spirit.


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