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Forum: The Lounge
Aug 8th 2020, 1:08 am
Replies: 1,680
Views: 56,941
Posted By Wol

Re: 2020 Random Comment Thread

>>"Taht hleps wtih smoe of teh psotres aorund hree!<<

Ealtcxy! I thuoght it wolud be an ieisrnntetg ecsriexe to hvae a tehrad of raabedle gbiisberh. My ltitle Wdnwios pgorram does it for you but...
Forum: The Lounge
Aug 7th 2020, 11:24 am
Replies: 1,680
Views: 56,941
Posted By Wol

Re: 2020 Random Comment Thread

A wlel known fact is taht one is able to read a seenncte at aslmot nmoral speed if each word is jlmeubd up pivorindg ecah has the ceorcrt first and lsat lteetr.
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 31st 2020, 11:33 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,343
Posted By Wol

Re: 747: Over and out

It's better when the flight engineer leans forward and says "you've lost no. 5"

....and when you can reply " which side no. 5?"

(An old one but some truth in it!)
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 27th 2020, 11:53 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By Wol

Re: Online deliveries?

Still waiting for the Fishpond delivery, and pretty sure it will never come. I've a claim in with Paypal. ProductReview.com.au has hundreds of very poor reviews of Fishpond, mainly warning that it's...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 27th 2020, 11:49 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By Wol

Re: Is this car worth a punt?

FWIW we've been Honda for decades (except I've just bought a different new car) - fantastic engineering, excellent construction and until recently good looking cars. (The newer ones have gone all...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 14th 2020, 11:01 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By Wol

Re: State pension exchange rates

Years ago Nationwide had NO commission on foreign purchases. (It was that policy that made me get a card - unfortunately I had just furnished our house in the USA using Barclaycard :( !)
Their...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 14th 2020, 8:41 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By Wol

Re: State pension exchange rates

You don't say if the UK state pension is your sole source of income. (If it is you're in trouble!).
Assuming your main income is otherwise, why not just have your state pension paid into a UK bank...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 8th 2020, 10:06 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,415
Posted By Wol

Re: Gumtree is it still available people

I must say that I have found Gumtree very useful.

We downsized recently and sold many items through Gumtree with very few teaser replies.

The best was recently when I sold the Honda CR-V I...
Forum: Australia
May 24th 2020, 8:24 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,867
Posted By Wol

Re: Advice &/or tips on upcoming Sydney move in 2021

I'll second that.
There ARE good tradesmen, but finding them takes time. It's easy to say ask around, but if you are new to the area that's not straightforward since you don't know too many people....
Forum: The Barbie
May 5th 2020, 1:53 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By Wol

Re: Online deliveries?

Like carrying an umbrella to make sure it doesn't rain, my OP seems to have done the trick! A few hours after starting the thread two of the outstanding parcels arrived!
Forum: The Barbie
May 3rd 2020, 9:21 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By Wol

Re: Online deliveries?

I certainly agree about China. I would hope - some hope - that the world's politicians will rather late come to realise what has been happening this last 30 years or so. I watched the Chinese...
Forum: The Barbie
May 3rd 2020, 6:48 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By Wol

Online deliveries?

Anyone experiencing very delayed deliveries? I have on order several items for Amazon and Fishponds, none of which have come in the timeframe they advised.
I know that the Covid hoax (I know it's a...
Forum: Australia
May 3rd 2020, 6:44 am
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By Wol

Re: MyGov Account

I would caution against trying to set up a MyGov account unless, as the previous post says, you have ALL the information they will require.
It's easy to get into an infinite loop, where it asks you...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 17th 2019, 9:07 am
Replies: 1,610
Views: 83,470
Posted By Wol

Re: The world of automation

Not that much point in arguing the issue. I have no more knowledge than most of us on this except I've been following it for several decades - in fact I was a "subject" in TRRL, Bracknell, studies...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 17th 2019, 6:29 am
Replies: 1,610
Views: 83,470
Posted By Wol

Re: The world of automation

GarryP >> Obviously they have been operating autonomous vehicles as taxis for a while, but they are confident enough to ditch the ride along engineer from these - and google are one of the most...
Forum: Australia
Nov 17th 2019, 5:27 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,943
Posted By Wol

Re: Only the Fit Are Welcome in OZ

Beoz: >> <<

Quite.

Looking at the papers today - a boat person medevacced to Australia to have an operation to "put right" his lower parts after injecting his dick with some substance, has a...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 17th 2019, 4:59 am
Replies: 1,610
Views: 83,470
Posted By Wol

Re: The world of automation

Probably me, some time ago!

I would doubt that driverless cars are "about to trial" in London - or anywhere else for that matter.

If you mean "autonomous cars with a driver who is the...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 17th 2019, 2:57 am
Replies: 1,610
Views: 83,470
Posted By Wol

Re: The world of automation

Absolutely! There's an enormous amount of hubris surrounding the driverless car industry.

There is a huge difference between a car that can drive itself ANYWHERE - across fields if necessary, or...
Forum: Australia
Jul 29th 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 7th 2018, 10:35 pm
Replies: 1,610
Views: 83,470
Posted By Wol

Re: The world of automation

Actually, autopilots are a lot smarter than your post implies - and that's quite a lot of the problem! They have so many modes and combinations of modes that when things start to get complicated...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 3rd 2018, 10:34 am
Replies: 1,610
Views: 83,470
Posted By Wol

Re: The world of automation

>> ....Elon is talking about deployment of software to enable their cars to navigate a car park, find and park, and do so - by next year. <<

I am actually a big fan of Musk - he's not perfect by a...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 3rd 2018, 7:38 am
Replies: 1,610
Views: 83,470
Posted By Wol

Re: The world of automation

For those still saying the autonomous vehicles and robotaxis are a decades off.


>>A car equipped with level four self-driving technology would be able to complete all the dynamic aspects of...
Forum: The Lab
Oct 30th 2018, 11:06 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,232
Posted By Wol

Re: Oops!

It was certainly primitive by standards of today, at least in mechanical construction, but ran 32 bit RISCOS which was way ahead of the time. IIRC the B & W screen was actually split into two...
Forum: The Lab
Oct 29th 2018, 2:10 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,232
Posted By Wol

Re: Oops!

A few (?) years back I replaced the screen ribbon cable on my Acorn A4 laptop - couldn't believe the number of components packed into such a tiny space! It took four hours, much coffee and almost a...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 27th 2018, 10:51 am
Replies: 1,610
Views: 83,470
Posted By Wol

Re: The world of automation

Done 10 months ago in record time.
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