Charlie Brooker was 8 years ahead...
41 posts • joined 20 Feb 2007
Ahh, just looked at the images, and the original Commodore PET was ortholinear, but at school we had the later ones with the more normal looking black keyboard
Indeed, I'm typing using the Dvorak layout on a Qwerty keyboard.
Makes it interesting in technical tests when I go all hunt & peck if I have to use Qwerty...
A serious crime on Crimewatch will have been perpetrated by a fuzzy blob
Before they stopped the scam of enforcing minor motoring offences by CCTV, we were furnished with crystal clear, high quality footage of our serious infractions of stopping on a single yellow for five minutes (inconviencing no-one), along with the demand for a fine
https://www.quickfile.co.uk/ free for small accounts (this is just one of the first ones I found looking for 'free MTD software', it was good, so I didn't look further!)
Works well for me as a contractor on Flat Rate VAT, took about an hour to sign up, import the data from my spreadsheet, hook up to MTD, and submit my first return, which all went smoothly
I did look at the developer docs/api, but quickly realised it was non-trivial
As mentioned above, I've got no idea what the HMRC are trying to achieve by replacing a simple form with all this faffing about!
I really could care less!
I can't even get FTTC, and I'm in WC2
BTs cabinet for the next street, which runs up to the building next door does, but not our cabinet
Virgin Media were utterly useless, taking forever to decide that it would cost too much to connect me, even though they've been mail-shotting me saying we're connected for ages, and their checker offers a Quick Connection pack for the building next door again, indicating that it too is connected to VM
If anyone has any ideas of how to get a connection, I'm all ears!
Right, so the fire was by the CAA, about 1/3 the way up Kingsway north of the Aldwych.
So, obviously the cables in the immediate area were damaged, but there's a lot more work that that area going on...?
Can anyone explain why they seem to have been digging up the roads and replacing cable, all the way from Fleet St round the Aldwych including Drury Lane & Catherine St, all the way up Kingsway, and back east along Holborn by the station too?
As soon as I see a story about the Doomsday Clock, the jukebox in my head involuntarily cues up '2 Minutes to Midnight'
Then I checked to see when it came out, over 30 years ago in August '84. Feeling old now.
In the style of XKCD:
By this September, the song will be closer in time to what it's about (when the Doomsday Clock was at 2 Minutes to Midnight in September 1953) than it is to the present day. Eeep.
Yes! The linked article is much clearer - there were the two burglaries implied, plus at least another three, so it seems more like an idiot thief who branched out into computer crime.
He's forgetting the golden rule, do one thing well, see also drug couriers who get busted when they get stopped for a duff light or speeding or no insurance...
Try stopping on a bus stop for five minutes in Camden at 11pm, causing no obstruction. They helpfully give you a link to the crystal clear video that clearly shows the car, and both of us, me driving, my gf popping out to a cash point and back...
Try accidentally making an illegal right turn in Lambeth (although it was safe, it was just there to block a short-cut), and you get a link to a set of nice clear stills from the CCTV.
Don't have your battery sitting on a nice warm bench (I guess it'll be away from the action), wrap in some more dry ice for double the time the balloon takes to reach 80,000 feet or whatever height it's firing at... then you'll have a test closer to the real thing.
Beer, as you can chill it with the spare dry ice....
I consider myself to have a good vocabulary, but I wasn't really sure on the meaning.
Indeed it is a bit rubbish as their name, as although it mainly involves a migration of a population from one place to another, it falls down a bit when you get to:
* A lot of these migrations are forced
*And it generally involves a yearning to return, unless the migration has become permanent
Maybe the down voters should've looked it up first :)
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