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Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jun 2007, 18:03
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By Grainger

Depends what's in the glass . . .

Depends what's in the glass . . .
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2007, 09:17
Replies: 41
Views: 2,982
Posted By Grainger

<sigh> Some days I feel like the kid in The...

<sigh> Some days I feel like the kid in The Emperor's New Clothes.

So how exactly is a camera by the side of the road going to "pull in" an unregistered vehicle ? Or a stolen vehicle ?

Will it...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2007, 08:27
Replies: 12
Views: 3,007
Posted By Grainger

All of which doesn't change the fact that the UK...

All of which doesn't change the fact that the UK has one of the safest road systems in the world. Every year about 4000 people in the UK die through accidents in their homes, yet we don't hear the...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2007, 07:04
Replies: 82
Views: 4,495
Posted By Grainger

This is that bit that "Left lane evangelists"...

This is that bit that "Left lane evangelists" often seem to ignore. Obviously open to interpretation (how small a gap are we talking about), but the intent is clear: you shouldn't be ducking and...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th May 2007, 09:59
Replies: 42
Views: 2,473
Posted By Grainger

"I say, my hydrogen being from beta reticulum's...

"I say, my hydrogen being from beta reticulum's got no nose . . . " :p
Forum: Jet Blast
8th May 2007, 08:48
Replies: 42
Views: 2,473
Posted By Grainger

Eta Carinae...

Eta Carinae (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060326.html) is one big mother....

Coulda gone blam ! 7499 years ago, in which case it's time to get the foil hat ready . . .
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2007, 20:38
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By Grainger

Hi BHR - I'm not sure we're talking about the...

Hi BHR - I'm not sure we're talking about the same thing.

Are you saying that they have been set targets to reduce energy usage, or that they are just shifting to energy with a "green" label ? ...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2007, 16:23
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By Grainger

In which case, they ought to support replacing...

In which case, they ought to support replacing existing wasteful fittings with ones that direct the light only where it is needed, creating a more pleasant, better lit nighttime environment while at...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2007, 16:20
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2007, 14:25
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By Grainger

ORAC: exactly - I asked our council what to do...

ORAC: exactly - I asked our council what to do with an old CF lamp and they told me to chuck it in the landfill. I pointed out to them that perhaps they should have thought about recycling...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2007, 13:45
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By Grainger

Funny how it's always the householder who gets...

Funny how it's always the householder who gets blamed.

How about local and national government lead by example for once and make a public commitment to cut their electricity use by 20%, starting...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Apr 2007, 17:53
Replies: 35
Views: 1,829
Posted By Grainger

Sunray - I didn't say it was perfect (in fact I...

Sunray - I didn't say it was perfect (in fact I explicitly agreed that it wasn't) but you still haven't explained how someone could use a signature-only card to empty out a cashpoint.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Apr 2007, 14:21
Replies: 35
Views: 2,501
Posted By Grainger

Scary combination of threads

Just a moment ago, this thread One toilet paper sheet only please! was directly above When did rip-off become the norm? :suspect:

Let's just hope they aren't joined by High Powered job! :eek:...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2007, 17:21
Replies: 1,518
Views: 79,689
Posted By Grainger

It gets worse - the UK think-tank IPPR is using...

It gets worse - the UK think-tank IPPR is using advanced linguistics and "semiotics", whatever that is, in an attempt to stifle debate:



Sheesh ! I thought spin was bad enough - now we're...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2007, 15:20
Replies: 1,518
Views: 79,689
Posted By Grainger

BBC: Crow calls for limit on loo paper She's...

BBC: Crow calls for limit on loo paper

She's right - how very wasteful of us wiping our bottoms on clean sheets of paper, when there's plenty of paper we could recycle. I understand the Stern...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2007, 15:07
Replies: 35
Views: 1,829
Posted By Grainger

Complacency is a dangerous thing, sunray. just...

Complacency is a dangerous thing, sunray. just like those people in the filling stations, your card can be used in an instant without even being stolen, and you'd be none the wiser.

Back in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Apr 2007, 09:01
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By Grainger

Didn't they experiment with putting silicon in...

Didn't they experiment with putting silicon in the petrol recently and it f**ked up everyone's engine ? ?
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2007, 17:37
Replies: 35
Views: 1,829
Posted By Grainger

Good plan Drapes, but watch out in case someone...

Good plan Drapes, but watch out in case someone follows you out of the bank and bops you on the head.

And a lot of places are refusing to take cheques these days. :(
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2007, 17:32
Replies: 40
Views: 2,872
Posted By Grainger

Plus huge improvements in vehicle design...

Plus huge improvements in vehicle design including passenger and pedestrian protection together with much better handling, stability and braking systems.

Not to mention enormous strides in...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2007, 15:47
Replies: 35
Views: 1,829
Posted By Grainger

Except that when fraudulent transactions appeared...

Except that when fraudulent transactions appeared on your account, you'd be able to prove it wasn't you because the signature wasn't yours !!!

Plus, you can't get money out of a foreign ATM with...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2007, 14:56
Replies: 35
Views: 1,829
Posted By Grainger

Yeah, they're about as much use !!!

Yeah, they're about as much use !!!
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2007, 13:53
Replies: 40
Views: 2,872
Posted By Grainger

In a way, BD I feel that we have been addressing...

In a way, BD I feel that we have been addressing Drapes' question.

No human activity is risk-free. By comparison to the worldwide figures my country (and yours) are actually doing very well, so...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2007, 12:11
Replies: 35
Views: 1,829
Posted By Grainger

Wasn't chip-and-pin supposed to cut down on credit card fraud ?

Motorists hit by card clone scam:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6578595.stm
When chip-and-pin was introduced we were told it would be more secure, but it was really only a matter of time before...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2007, 11:40
Replies: 40
Views: 2,872
Posted By Grainger

The great thing, U_R, is that people have a...

The great thing, U_R, is that people have a choice about their mode of transport.

As you correctly point out, the UK's road system is very safe compared to many other countries. Most of us are...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2007, 16:34
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By Grainger

Agree with ST. The "Away on another job"...

Agree with ST.

The "Away on another job" sounds like a typical builders' ploy.

They're just trying to scam you out of more money. They probably lowballed you on the original quote to get the...
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