It's not what cheese you eat...
… but that you eat cheese. Feast well and sweet dreams people.
97 posts • joined 15 Nov 2012
This is sadly true, and the only real negative about them other than front crossmembers rusting! The ones that get taken banger racing are the 1-litre cars (the thing to have now that 998 A-series minis are super-rare). There are not many 1.3 cars left either as they sold less when new. I love mine. It does the occasional commute when I'm not cycling, takes the kids to extra-curricular activities, and I go rallying with it at weekends and it's bloody competitive in the 1400cc class, 25 years old or not.
I grew up not far from here (Barnton) and the ABL and the rise and fall of industry around the Weaver and Trent & Mersey were a staple of school projects and trips for pretty much every subject. I remember visiting in the mid-eighties and the lift was in a bit of a state but still glorious and inspiring. There was, and still is, a lot of local pride vested in it.
There is also a lovely walk (if the rose tint has not grown too strong) west along the bucolic Weaver valley - all the way to the M56 if you like, which isn't so pretty - through Dutton locks and viaduct, and the old Weaver meanders around Pickering's Cut, where we used to play on the ice in severe winters (until I fell through and my Dad gave me a right bollocking).
Great article El Reg. I shall be reminiscing all afternoon.
No. A can is as close as you can get to a mini cask and is better than anything else for keeping one serving of beer in optimum condition. Just because crap lager comes in cans doesn't mean everything in a can is rubbish. There are many fine ales and craft beers available in cans at your local proper drinking establishment that provide quality and choice when a whole cask isn't economically or logistically viable.
I thought of laser windscreen wipers when I was ten. I drew a picture of them on a car to enter a Ford design competition (I think it was for a new small coupe which went on to become the Puma). Wish I'd kept a copy. I think McLaren have recently released details of a car with an alternative to wipers for clearing the front screen (might be a track-only car).
It is newsworthy because it rarely happens. There are around one or two prosecutions like this per year come to trial under the official secrets act. The fact that a lot of the substance can't be reported tells you something about the gravity of the allegations (subject to whether the authorities have over-classified the pertinent information). It might not make for much of an article but that doesn't mean it's not worth publishing.
Shows what can be done. I think it's a little unfair to criticise on the basis that the processor can't be swapped - the pin pitch on those things in tiny and needs specialist kit and skills to replace. The module level is a sensible bottom line for serviceability.
The bigger question I think is the availability of parts two, three or five years down the road.
The reason schoolkids wear clip-on ties, if they do, is simply to do with the enormous amount of distraction suffered by school staff in enforcing uniform policy when the little darlings insist on wearing ties with knots bigger than their heads. I don't think there's any valid health and safety reason for it, though some might claim such. This is a shame, as learning different tie knots is a useful life skill, and let's face it it's fun to give your mate a 'peanut' and yank his tie so hard the knot fuses into such a tight tange of polyester that he mechanical assistance is required to extricate him from his hilarious predicament.
When I was at school decades ago you weren't allowed near any tools or machinery until you had taken your tie off and rolled your shirt sleeves up (to be a 2" cuff, crisp fold, just above the elbow and no more or you'd get a bollocking!). This was also the only time you got to dress down unless it got really hot and 'shirt sleeve order' was declared, accompanied by a master walking up and down the corridor ringing a handbell. Usually this only happened if it were hotter than the surface of the sun and several boys had already fainted.
In my experience not a lot you can do. However if you are a gardener don't use any animal derived products (except manure) such as fish/blood/bone meal fertilisers and don't put meat / fish bones or scraps in your compost, nor eggshells.
Perhaps if you were to suggest to your local council that they were aggressive, they might come and 'sort them out'?..
When you’re working on the large scale deployment of mission critical safety systems, the mindset of “move fast and break things” certainly doesn’t cut it.
It's not just mission-critical, it's safety critical. Maybe that's just semantics but to me there's a big difference. There necessarily needs to be a lot of analysis and rigour in safety work but you will always come across issues in integrating sub-systems so there is a place for change it / break it testing of the products of your design; but that place is a controlled environment, not out on the streets.
unless enough room is provided such that a reclined seat in front does not interfere with my legs. I always seem to get sat behind the moron who thrusts their seat back at the first possible opportunity. Yet another reason, along with tedious security theatre and hellish shopping malls masquerading as airpotrs, to avoid air travel.
It's harsh to blame users when they're faced with new kit and a totally alien way of working but what kind of engineer is 'Phil' if he hasn't taken his shiny new mouse apart to see how it works? Any new stuff arrives here I have to lock it away or else someone will be sneaking towards it with a screwdriver before I've even had chance to break out the set up guide.
I came here to pointout that picture is of a Nissan Juke, but someone's got there first. While I'm not a fan of downsized turbocharged engines with a high boost threshold and boring torque plateau, I think in the context of EV's the Juke does qualify as having a 'proper engine'. Nissan CG series all the way for me. And yes, I am wearing an anorak, which I shall fetch forthwith and leave.
Edit - picture title even has 'Juke' in it so maybe I don't deserve as many i-spy points as I first thought.
Many, many hours spent playing this on my A500 (with 1meg upgrade) when I was about 10. I was fascinated with the cardboard code wheel that was needed to start the game. I could never complete the fourth mission though, even when I shot everything down and landed on the Russian sub carrier.
> Ours has a 30 second stand-off.
Our inert gas system does too, plus it has a seven-segment display on the outside of the room counting down the seconds. It's gone off twice (both times over the weekend, with no-one about) but I'm waiting for the day it goes off when I'm in there and I can casually stroll out with one second left on the clock..
I'm quoting the school councillor in Southpark, whose character is there to take the piss out of the 'Just Say No' approach to drugs (include alcohol if you wish) education. It's what came into my head when I pictured the article's drug enforcement officers, happily enforcing without understanding.
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