* Posts by bigben

6 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Nov 2009

A thousand mile Atom merci mission: Driving from Monaco to London in an open-topped motor


Happy memories

I have done the same trip in an Atom a couple of times and have never come across a hairpin that I couldn't get round. I had an Atom 1 and later and Atom 2 both were great cars and I will have another.

Here is a video of two of us doing a lap of the track. We were there just before the GP so most of the circuit was in place.


Hypersonic Waverider scramjet in epic wipeout


Re: Sunk cost

Odd that Branson did not make a big noise about purchasing the redundant Air France aircraft. Almost as if he had no intention of buying BA's planes but just wanted to score some points from a 'rival' airline.

Too rude for the road: DVLA hot list of banned numberplates


J1 HAD or J11 HAD....

....used to be on a pimped Transit in the student areas of Manchester circa 1997

My mate has C1LNT spaced to look like possibly the rudest of all swear words, never figured out why.


BT fibre-up-your-exchange poll in 6-way Mugabe style pileup


great race...

....where you are urged to vote quickly yet are not awarded the prize for another year.

Not that surprised to find Cambourne in a prime position, there was an active campaign run and it seems that the majority of my neighbours are fellow geeks.......

Sony Ericsson turns in a...profit


Updated 'P' range

To add to the above post. I would like a device that uses the keyboard from the P1, possibly the best implementation of a handset QWERTY keyboard I have used. So good in fact my newer Xperia X1 is back in the drawer in favour of the P1 despite the latter offering far fewer features.

115,000 nabbed for in-car calling


is a blanket ban the answer / necessary?


How many times has a 9 year old girl stepped out in front of you on a clear motorway ?

To my mind this is the same as the ridiculous blanket statement that 'speed kills' which should actually say 'inappropriate speed for the circumstances kills'. One could perfectly safely use a phone in some traffic situations, crawling along in a jam or on an empty motorway being two fo them.