"I have a colleague who used to do that..."
Ouch! Was this used as evidence in the subsequent divorce?
60 posts • joined 2 Nov 2010
Most rural constituencies are larger -- both in area covered, and size of the electorate -- than urban constituencies. It's one reason why the planned reduction in size of the House of Commons down to 600 MPs will hit Labour much harder than the Tories, as most of the seats that will go will be relatively small urban ones, that are overwhelmingly Labour-held.
They do, however, pretty much weigh the Tory vote out here in the sticks. The sitting MP here has a majority bigger than the votes cast for all the other candidates combined.
Took me three goes to get rid of it on my laptop as well.
Funnily enough, I disinfected my husband's lappy a couple of days later, and it stayed hidden on the first go. If I had an evil mind, the fact that my dsl modem hadn't been switched off at any point would leave me thinking that they recognised the IP address...
"Not defending the current state of affairs. It's a load of bull. But there isn't strictly a ban on owning or using a pistol."
True, but I don't think one can now imagine the way my dad and his co-worker used to keep a single shot .38 humane killer wrapped in a duster under the seat of a Land Rover. Anybody nowadays cheerfully asking their 8 year old daughter to trot over to the car and get the gun and ammo so that he could dispatch a poor animal is going to be having a very long chat with the plod and social services!
Brum - Euston last week, and Euston via Rugby to Crewe on the way back were positive miracles of connectivity on O2 (HSPDA+ for about 60% of the journey) compared to the horrors that await once you make the mistake of venturing any further west into Shropshire. Apart from the HSPDA signal that sits firmly inside the Shrewsbury ring road (and never ventures beyond) and a localised patch of almost decent 3G in Ludlow, the county is a giant sucking black hole for data: nothing escapes the event horizon. If you don't know where you're going and don't have the most up-to-date timetables saved as PDFs on your phone, you're absolutely stuffed for working out any travel hitches.
Ever tried seeing if the bus or train is running on time in a not-spot? The National Rail app for android resolutely refuses to provide real time train data on anything less than 3G, which is a bit of a bummer out here in the middle Marches. Am I going to get home in time to make the bus? Do I need to call a taxi? Buggered if I know, because all I'm getting is "sorry we couldn't retrieve the data" all the way from Pntypool to Ludlow!
I just had a look as well.
"Child Safe" was off, but "Virus Safe" was on by default.
Switch off "virus safe" (I really don't trust Virgin to keep me free from viruses) -- big orange warning. No save settings button.
Log in again. Virus safe back on by default.
Switch off no-script filters. Reload page. Click switch off. Still no save settings. Peer suspiciously at screen. Log out.
Log in again. Virus safe back on by default.
Peer suspiciously at browser settings. Reluctantly pause Ghostery. Switch off virus safe. Log out.
Log in again. Settings saved. Bastards.
Philip, all luxury or mass-luxe brands have a skunk works producing interesting things. Some of them make it into production. Most don't. All of them are aimed at adding cachet to the brand.
The vast majority of Tag's watches sell in the mass-luxe market. That's why I said that "prices top out pretty much where most of the serious watch brands start" -- 99.9% of Tag's product will sell in the below five thousand pounds ($8,500 at current rates) bracket. In fact, I'd go further and say that as their products are available on the high street, most purchases will be in the sub thousand pound bracket. The V4 is to the rest of Tag's line what the F-40 is to the Ford Motor Company.
And because Tag has historically been very good at selling in the below a grand for a sports watch market is why Apple want Tag's head of marketing (although I have to agree with Ralph B about the sheer awfulness of most of Tag's advertising).
Tag Heuer are hardly a luxury brand. Their watches can be bought in any high street, and the prices top out pretty much where most of the serious watch brands start. Mass luxe, possibly -- which would explain the hire. Apple obviously need somebody who can persuade people to part with serious dosh for what is essentially a commodity watch.
"As the only use I'd have for voice control is to send texts to people while driving, I'll get interested when it does something intelligent with the Irish and other non-English names in my phonebook. "Intelligent" means asking me how to pronounce them when it doesn't know (or gets it wrong). This is a problem that can't be solved by just evolving the backend, as that can't discern cases of the same written characters having different pronounciations like "MarIE" and "MARie" (I know one of each);"
Having had the pleasure of attempting to explain at times to various USAians that no, it's not MarIE, it's MARie, and yes that is a perfectly valid Irish pronunciation of the name, I await the freezing over of hell that your request involves in the sure and certain expectation of its non-arrival.
They are supposed to be making them compatible with prescription lenses.
However, as I've spent the last couple of decades spending ever more money to get the perfect invisible pair of glasses (contacts and I no longer really get along, alas), the glassicles completely defeat the purpose as far as I'm concerned. Not to mention the weight factor -- the aforementioned invisible glasses are rimless, have ultra-thin-and-light lenses, and earpieces titanium wire, and they still feel heavy and uncomfortable after 12 hours or so -- the glassicles would mean a return to the days of earache.
You think The Italian Job was bad? Just wait until you get to the final paragraph of the BBC press release, er, news article: "The £5m production is already under way, and is being co-produced by US pre-school TV channel Sprout, which will broadcast the programme in North America."
Even a home user can generate vast amounts once you start playing around with video. I'm currently taking my recordings of this year's Tour de France and encoding them in mp4 so that my brain-dead Sony Bravia can play them off my NAS and I can have some space back on my DVR. The raw data files run at something like 160 GB!
"Certainly not a phone for the ladies which after all is 1/2 the market."
Um, let's see now. I'm five foot four, female and slim. I also have a Note 1 which fits in all my pockets and have no trouble holding it with one hand.
Not quite enough in the Note 2 to tempt me down the upgrade path with a year to run on my contract, particularly as a lot of the software improvements are supposed to be coming to the Note 1 in the firmware update that;s already started rolling out in Germany.
Battersea Power station.
The Stag Brewery in Mortlake now that it's closing down.
The current WRWA waste disposal depot at Smuggler's Way.
And that's just what I can think of off the top of my head up in my end of town. Further east, there are considerably more possibilities. Part of the Tate and Lyle site would be an obvious candidate.
The regs say that emails have to be kept. They don't say anything about whether they have to be online or instantly available. It's going to be absolute chaos in whatever offsite tape store Goldie uses.
Besides, anybody with any sense who wants to be rude about the client doesn't say so in an email that will be archived -- they send a Bloomberg instead.
"It's a silly typo, it should read 31/4/12 but it wont really be pi day until 3 years time on 31/4/15 at 9:26:53 (and 589.)."
If you manage to find a 31st of April, you will have done better than Bergholt Stuttley Johnson did when redefining Pi as 3... and we all know what the sorting machine managed.
Yup, here too. And if you can't keep a Sony Centre running in Richmond upon Thames, there's really no hope.
As an example of how expensive the Sony Centres are, though. I just bought a 26" Bravia (don't laugh! It's the only bloody flatscreen that fits in the the space of our book shelves once I've taken out a shelf) from John Lewis online because it was seventy quid cheaper than the Sony Centre in Kingston. Somehow I suspect the Kingston franchise will be joining the Richmond one in the very near future.
@Stuart McCarrick -- some of us are just people who habitually keep our phones in our trouser back pockets. The iPhone that is no more had hit the toilet floor from the back pocket many times before the day when the bloody thing popped out and headed bowlwards as I was sitting down.
I've got one of those Sonys as well. Drives me up the wall with what it can and can't do (the not playing Apple lossless files being one of the current bugbears). Although it does actually play nicely with my NAS (Seagate GoFlex), which still startles me.
But if you asked my husband whether we had a "smart TV" or not, he'd be completely flummoxed and probably say no, despite the fact that he was rootling through YouTube on it a couple of nights ago . . .
A quick shufti at three.co.uk says free on a two year contract.
Pity about only 16Gb though. I'm in the market for a new phone -- my iphone 3GS having not recovered from an impromptu trip down the toilet -- but half the memory and no SD slot on which to store music or videos is not an upgrade, particularly when a screen like that is provided.
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