I’ve had my current PC for over 3 years and bought it new with Windows XP Pro. During that time I must have booted it around 1,000 times without problems, Microsoft updates are set to automatically download and install and have done so for over 3 years. Suddenly, yesterday Windows Genuine Advantage declared my installation [...]
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September 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous
Dresden has unveiled the Autotram Extra Grand, an unfeasibly long bus meant to revolutionize public transport systems – combining the capacity of a train with the manoeuvrability of a bus. It’s 30 metres long, has two waists, and can carry 256 passengers along busy urban streets anywhere. Not only that, the Autotram can be driven [...]
July 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous
Actually most days since Thursday morning of last week have a been a little surreal in the sense that I don’t feel quite awake and not taking everything in fully. I’d just arrived at work and got the phone call I’d been expecting for a couple of weeks but then when it came it seemed [...]
July 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous
From the current issue of Private Eye.
July 10th, 2012 · Comments Off · Miscellaneous
For the first time the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said in its annual minimum income study that for families with children owning a car is essential. The section on transport commences on page 16. Public transport was seen as being inflexible. For parents who had to take children to school or childcare and then get [...]
June 20th, 2012 · Comments Off · Miscellaneous
I moaned and groaned about captchas just over a year ago. Now I know who to blame! He appears to want to make ammends for introducing this abomination to what would otherwise be the pleasure of registering for something. buying something etc. online. “At first I felt really good about that because I thought, ‘Look [...]