Re: people tend to add elements to solve a problem
It didn't always work. E.g. the Lotus Esprit used the driveshafts as the lower suspension arms. Absolutely terrible NVH!
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Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, Galloping through the sward
Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, And his horse concorde
He steals from the rich, And gives to the poor, Mr Moore, Mr Moore, Mr Moore
Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, Dum dum dum the night
Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, Dum de dum dum plight
He steals dum dum dum, And dum dum dum dee, Dennis dum, Dennis dee, Dum dum dum
Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, Riding through the land
Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, Without a merry band
He steals from the poor, And gives to the rich, Stupid Bitch.
"Blimey, this redistribution of wealth is trickier than I thought."
"A large team of researchers ..] said they managed to find not one but two huge radio galaxies over a small patch of sky. [..] Based on our current knowledge of the density of giant radio galaxies in the sky, the probability of finding two of them in this region is less than 0.0003 per cent."
Maybe there's a black hole or something very massive between us and the giant radio galaxies, and the two galaxies are the same one? Gravitational lensing and all that, like the twin peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro.
p.s. I'm sure they've checked this, right?
If you have an old fluorescent fitting, make sure you change the ballast from magnetic (basically an inductor and a bi-metallic strip) to electronic.
There's a myriad benefits. Faster turn on time, even when it's cold. More efficient. Less EMI. No flicker. Longer lamp life. No hum. Etc...
p.s. Disadvantages. "There is a risk of electrocution when changing a ballast so if you’re unsure ask an electrician to do the job for you." :-)
Plod has to delete the data after 3 years anyway. What's more, keeping a backup after this time would mean the data wasn't deleted, which would be illegal. To be honest, I'd be more worried if they _were_ able to restore a backup after this cock up...
What if I was never Charged or Convicted?
Charged but not convicted
If you were charged but not convicted of an offence, at any age, then your DNA and fingerprints can be retained for three years, plus a two year extension if granted by a District Judge, or indefinitely if you have previously been convicted of a recordable offence which is not “excluded”
Two weeks ago I couldn't spell 'engineer', now I are one.
About 6 years ago, the Openreach 'engineer' showed up to install FTTP. We are about half a mile up a fairly steep hill. Matey says that this will be a tricky job to blow the fibre up the conduit as it's going uphill. So, I suggested that he brought the reel of fibre up the hill and blow it down. I swear you could hear the cogs in his head turning for a good 30 seconds, before he pronounced that it was a 'brilliant idea'. Anyway the fibre went through like a rat up (down?) a drainpipe.
We never saw that 'engineer' again. I think he took the idea back to management and got a promotion.
Well, vanadium is the 20th most common element in the crust, and you're correct that world production is low. But that's because no-one needs any more than is already produced. For example, chromium is the 21st most common element. World production is 26,000,000 tonnes per annum. So, if demand increased, it wouldn't be hard to produce some more. It turns out that we release about 110,000 tonnes of vanadium into the environment each year through burning fossil fuels, which is more than actual production.
This article is interesting.
As is this.
We British won on aluminium and caesium, but we lost on sulphur!
p.s. For large fixed installations, you might wanna look at vanadium flow batteries.
I'm as big fan of liquid sodium as the next man, it's a perfect nuclear reactor coolant for example, but I dunno if it's the best option for energy storage.
"Grenades are used by Royal Marines to augment their individual firepower in close combat scenarios."
Let's hope that Crapita don't go the way of the US's Gunnery Sargeant Hartman.
Hartman: [referring to Lee Harvey Oswald and Charles Whitman] Do any of you people know where these individuals learned how to shoot? [Joker raises his hand] Private Joker?
Joker: [stands up] Sir, in the Marines, sir!
Hartman: [impressed] In the Marines! Outstanding! Those individuals showed what one motivated Marine and his rifle can do! And before you ladies leave my island, you will all be able to do the same thing!
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162 Penalty for placing rope, etc. across highway.
A person who for any purpose places any rope, wire or other apparatus across a highway in such a manner as to be likely to cause danger to persons using the highway is, unless he proves that he had taken all necessary means to give adequate warning of the danger, guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding [F1level 3 on the standard scale].
"What if you don’t have a drive?
If you can find a parking space on the street outside your home you can run a cable out to it but you should make sure you cover the wires so people don’t trip over them. Once again, you have the choice of using the mains or installing a home fast-charging point. "
re: "You or I cannot memorise" So what?
Writing it down on a piece of paper isn't so bad. It's secure from online attacks, especially if you don't reuse passwords. If someone's prepared to break into your office to get the password, they're probably prepared to threaten you with a claw hammer or bribe you to get the password. But just use a password safe. Then you just remember one password. Try this:-
It's also getting easier to protect your accounts with 2FA. There are several free authenticator apps for smart phones.
I don't believe this. I think most people understand the rules and the intent of the rules. As to whether the rules are rational and effective, that's another question, but there's plenty of information out there, and I think that the 'people scratching their heads' thing is something fabricated by people who don't agree with the regulations put in place.
If a publican knows what type of meal she has to serve to a 16 year-old drinking a beer, then she knows what what rules apply in tier 2 for getting a drink.
p.s. Hello from Cornwall, you disease ridden eastern bastards! That'll teach you to put the cream on first. ;-) ---->
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