I have a solution for the problem of "awful silent cyclists". Check out ElliptiGo long stride bikes - nobody has ever walked out in front of mine. Though motorists who have never seen one before can be a bit dangerous, and it is noisy enough to make it quite hard to have a conversation on a ride without shouting a bit.
25 posts • joined 13 Feb 2011
I saw this plane on its way to Filton. I often ran along the Thames towpath to Chiswick in those days, and one day coming round a left hand bend, I saw Concord's nose overhanging the opposite bank. Funny place to park an aeroplane I thought, and ran on.
It made sense a couple of days later when the Evening Standard was full of pictures of it being floated down river on barges. Funny route from Heathrow to Bristol I thought, what about the M4?
...is what I have, living about 500m from the centre of a county town of a home county. It stands for Fibre To The Nearest Farm, because BT got government hand outs for laying that (well, really to the cabinet nearest the nearest farm). Us people on the edges of the town have to wait for local government to stump up for fibre to our cabinet. Makes sense to me... not. We are currently down for Fibre to our cabinet in early 2018.
The key difference is that Boston is a downhill course and as such is not eligible for world bests. London, though it is a bit downhill, is legal for the purpose. And at several thousand kms per hour he is going to be in with a shot. Though I think he may be disqualified for not actually starting in Greenwich.
Re: UK Scout Database
Floored or Flawed? This worries me. As does the unpredictability of your shift key.
no a happy parent
I think I would be less worried about having my kids' data stored on a system where people could look up their birthdays than putting them in the charge of people with such little command of their language.
But I do realise I am old fashioned like that.
Re: I heard a Radio 4 thing about this last year.
I recently moved to the county town of a home county (a county where many villages have fibre, apparently) and am approximately 50m from the cabinet. Just after I moved in (about 7 months ago) I saw some contractors doing some cabling just down the road and I confirmed with them that they were doing something to enable fibre. "Be another couple of weeks" they said cheerily. BT are currently predicting 3-6 months. I am an SME of just one, so not economically significant, but really fed up that since Maggie sold the family silver we have watched pretty much the whole developed world improve more rapidly than us while the company that still enjoys an effective monopoly in (huge swathes of) this country pulls us down (town and country). But loads of Tories (and a few unprincipled socialists) made some cash so that's OK, eh?
I am fed up of their evil schemes
A few years ago they tried to prevent me getting my phone back from the shop that had repaired it by staging some sort of meeja luv in. After fighting my way to the door through crowds of pant wettingly excited pre teen girls I managed (without too much difficulty it has to be said) to convince the security guard that I had never heard of these people, and just wanted to get my goods back. I was allowed in to the hallowed event where I may have stood shoulder to shoulder with a young superstar, or a phone shop attendant - not sure I am able to tell the difference, while I reclaimed my phone.
This is the only time 1D have ever intruded on my life. as my 10 and 12 year old daughters both think they are pants and never play their 'music'.
Re: "must try harder"
This is a problem, and it came up a few times at a recent NHS Hack Day that I attended. But even if health systems were such that the drop-in centre and hospitals knew what your meds were, the situation were you to require social care is much worse. Completely different system run by local authorities, and often the providers (who will often be the ones actually administering the medication) are private companies to whom the work has been contracted out (at the lowest defensible rate). There is so much that can go wrong by the time they get their information.
But back to the point of the article: this arrogance (and one might guess the individual concerned) has cost much, much more than stopping a print run. But compared with that the arrogance of asserting that an organisation such as HSCIC (with a history of privacy and hacking cock-ups) would be able to keep control of the data is much worse. And that ignores the issues of the effectiveness of anonymising the data, which has been shown to be totally useless, particularly when someone has more than one condition.
Same thing happened to me on Saturday night. The driver (I think unintentionally) missed a turn into the road I wanted when the meter said €6.10. Only having been in Paris for 24 hours I assumed he knew a short cut. When it became clear he was clueless I directed him to the road in question and paid up the €7.95 that was by then on the meter. Grrr. When the regulated services start to behave competently and/or with decency then they may have a case.
Paris because of the geography and the air-head greedy taxi driver.
In defence of Bad Timing
Four great (or at least charismatic) performances, a train crash of a doomed love affair and a brilliant sound track (Keith Jarrett and Francois Rabbath). I would have put it higher. But then I would have put Fish Tank in the top 10 and moved the Railway Children up quite a few as well.