• Joke - What is on earth is 710?

    A few days ago I was having some work done at my local garage. A women came in and asked for a seven-hundred-ten. We all looked at each other and another customer asked, 'What is a seven-hundred-ten?' She replied, 'You know, the little piece in the middle of the engine, I have lost it and need a new one.' She replied that she did not... show more
    A few days ago I was having some work done at my local garage. A women came in and asked for a seven-hundred-ten. We all looked at each other and another customer asked, 'What is a seven-hundred-ten?' She replied, 'You know, the little piece in the middle of the engine, I have lost it and need a new one.' She replied that she did not know exactly what it was, but this piece had always been there. The mechanic gave her a piece of paper and a pen and asked her to draw what the piece looked like. She drew a circle and in the middle of it wrote 710. He then took her over to a car just like hers which had its hood up and asked, 'Is there a 710 on this car?' She pointed and said, 'Of course, its right there.' The mechanic was gobsmacked - she meant OIL because the cap was upside down, think about it - OIL, 710 !
    2 answers · Jokes & Riddles · 4 years ago
  • Should you buy a brand new car -?

    clearly yes if someone else is paying or you have more money than sense. Forgetting these and status symbols, here I'm taking about everyday non-business working vehicles that need to get you and family from A to B without any particular status being involved. I've been looking at new car prices, taxes etc and was just staggered by the... show more
    clearly yes if someone else is paying or you have more money than sense. Forgetting these and status symbols, here I'm taking about everyday non-business working vehicles that need to get you and family from A to B without any particular status being involved. I've been looking at new car prices, taxes etc and was just staggered by the current retail prices. I've come to the conclusion that you're mad if you do not buy a secondhand motor - nearly new if you want the latest model, or 3 years old for those less worried or just keep your old car going. I know mine is going to have last out some years and its 7 years old now. Will you keep your old motor running?
    7 answers · Buying & Selling · 5 years ago
  • Why is Tom Cruise playing Jack Reacher?

    Jack Reacher is meant to be big, seriously tough, good looking ex military guy who is well over 6ft tall and weights 200lbs or more. Probably more the size of Liam Neeson, Steven Seagal or David Hasselhof although I am not suggesting these guys should have got the part. But why on earth would you cast Tom Cruise who we all know is challenged on all... show more
    Jack Reacher is meant to be big, seriously tough, good looking ex military guy who is well over 6ft tall and weights 200lbs or more. Probably more the size of Liam Neeson, Steven Seagal or David Hasselhof although I am not suggesting these guys should have got the part. But why on earth would you cast Tom Cruise who we all know is challenged on all these criteria.
    8 answers · Celebrities · 5 years ago
  • Who wants a Prime Minister who sounds like an over exicted junior spokesman?

    I am seriously disenchanted with our boy Cameron, he does not command respect. i hope there is a Tory coup and he is replaced sooner rather than later. I initially thought he mind do good not so now
    I am seriously disenchanted with our boy Cameron, he does not command respect. i hope there is a Tory coup and he is replaced sooner rather than later. I initially thought he mind do good not so now
    3 answers · Government · 6 years ago
  • Germany and Nuclear power?

    If Germany is to abandon nuclear power in the next decade or so I assume they are going to enhance the use of coal, imported natural gas and wind farms etc.. Is this policy really feasible if the CO2 emissions targets are to be met and you think so why is not the rest of Europe following suit?
    If Germany is to abandon nuclear power in the next decade or so I assume they are going to enhance the use of coal, imported natural gas and wind farms etc.. Is this policy really feasible if the CO2 emissions targets are to be met and you think so why is not the rest of Europe following suit?
    4 answers · Other - Science · 7 years ago
  • When a society has too many high risk criminals in prison what should it do?

    I am of a mind that the dregs of society and I do not mean any `ordinary' prisoners but dangerous lifers, serial sex offenders, terrorists should be made into something useful - a bit like Soylent Green or compost. I am sure their victims would agree but could we trust our system of justice enough to ever be minded to do that.
    I am of a mind that the dregs of society and I do not mean any `ordinary' prisoners but dangerous lifers, serial sex offenders, terrorists should be made into something useful - a bit like Soylent Green or compost. I am sure their victims would agree but could we trust our system of justice enough to ever be minded to do that.
    4 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 7 years ago
  • Julian Assange right or wrong?

    Would anyone who had a brain ever think this chap would be seriously endangered by Swedish justice? Okay Wiki-leaks is great fun but in my view his defence for extradition is tosh and he must stand before the charges in Sweden and deal with the hole he has dug himself.
    Would anyone who had a brain ever think this chap would be seriously endangered by Swedish justice? Okay Wiki-leaks is great fun but in my view his defence for extradition is tosh and he must stand before the charges in Sweden and deal with the hole he has dug himself.
    1 answer · Baby Names · 7 years ago
  • Can UK's critical infrastructure really be easily hacked into?

    The UK's critical infrastructure - such as power grids, emergency services and financial institutions - faces a "real and credible" threat of cyber attack, the head of GCHQ says. Now I would have thought that these organisations would never use unprotected internet transmissions for their operations. Now I can understand that customer... show more
    The UK's critical infrastructure - such as power grids, emergency services and financial institutions - faces a "real and credible" threat of cyber attack, the head of GCHQ says. Now I would have thought that these organisations would never use unprotected internet transmissions for their operations. Now I can understand that customer facing systems are at risk but surely they must keep most of their primary business systems/networks totally isolated from the www and the possibility of on-line attack. Moreover, they must also have robust virus infection protection and disaster recovery systems in place?
    5 answers · Security · 7 years ago
  • Do you believe we have a chance of preventing dangerous climate change?

    Climate science, like any other scientific discipline, has developed through vigorous debates between experts, now it is believed that there is overwhelming consensus regarding its fundamentals. So climate science has a firm basis in physics and is supported by a wealth of evidence from real world observations. However, if the fundamental cause has... show more
    Climate science, like any other scientific discipline, has developed through vigorous debates between experts, now it is believed that there is overwhelming consensus regarding its fundamentals. So climate science has a firm basis in physics and is supported by a wealth of evidence from real world observations. However, if the fundamental cause has a great deal to do with the worlds population growth can we ever prevent it becoming dangerous to our existence.
    7 answers · Global Warming · 7 years ago
  • Wife needs a new laptop, which one?

    Was thinking about buying her a new Dell 1545 with at least 3Gb RAM or similar, she has been using a Dell Inspriron 6400 for the last 4 years but its now showing signs of extreme wear and tear and become a bit unstable. Bearing in mind a budget of about £500 before Office software what would you go for? No gaming or heavy processing done but lots of... show more
    Was thinking about buying her a new Dell 1545 with at least 3Gb RAM or similar, she has been using a Dell Inspriron 6400 for the last 4 years but its now showing signs of extreme wear and tear and become a bit unstable. Bearing in mind a budget of about £500 before Office software what would you go for? No gaming or heavy processing done but lots of spreadsheets and emails
    4 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 8 years ago
  • Do global temperature trends over the last decade falsify climate predictions?

    In a word yes, the UK Met Office's own data shows quite clearly that they are making `predictions', which means they have guessed that it could happen! This is based on statistical assessments of what might could occur (if they have got their maths right) when in their own records the trends actually show a reduction in temperatures since... show more
    In a word yes, the UK Met Office's own data shows quite clearly that they are making `predictions', which means they have guessed that it could happen! This is based on statistical assessments of what might could occur (if they have got their maths right) when in their own records the trends actually show a reduction in temperatures since the mid 1980s. Methinks they have forgotten the facts and have just made their conclusions fit a preferred argument.conclusion - I say lies, lies and statistic! No surprise eh we've all done it in business!!
    10 answers · Global Warming · 8 years ago
  • Is not the gay population over represented in the media and films?

    I have read that there are far fewer gay people around than the media (be that Newspapers, TV, radio or film) portrays. So that makes them a far more smaller proportion of the population than many people are lead to believe - about 1 or 2% at most. The reason is that most gays have a tendency to perform and act terribly extrovert. The vast majority... show more
    I have read that there are far fewer gay people around than the media (be that Newspapers, TV, radio or film) portrays. So that makes them a far more smaller proportion of the population than many people are lead to believe - about 1 or 2% at most. The reason is that most gays have a tendency to perform and act terribly extrovert. The vast majority of people in theatre land are gay. I know because I used to work there when young and have experience of their lives.
    9 answers · Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered · 8 years ago
  • Britain faces an energy gap, but should we really worry.?

    Apparently to meet currently agreed CO2 limits we need to close our old coal and oil fired power stations by 2014. We also need to replace our ageing atomic stations in a similar period. The newspapers are saying that this will leave us with huge increases in our energy bills (£5000 bills) to pay for those changes. Why? Surely we just fail to meet... show more
    Apparently to meet currently agreed CO2 limits we need to close our old coal and oil fired power stations by 2014. We also need to replace our ageing atomic stations in a similar period. The newspapers are saying that this will leave us with huge increases in our energy bills (£5000 bills) to pay for those changes. Why? Surely we just fail to meet the CO2 targets and carry on with coal until we get the new power stations running or is that too logical. Have these people gone crazy?
    8 answers · Civic Participation · 8 years ago
  • Bonuses for MoD Civil Servants agree?

    Today's headline - shock horror!!! MoD penpushers pocket £300m as British soldiers die. This from the Conservatives who actually introduced those bonuses to the MoD saying that it was essential to give performance related pay.It was wrong that THEY (John Major) introduced it How the worm has turned for a cheap headline. From my experience most... show more
    Today's headline - shock horror!!! MoD penpushers pocket £300m as British soldiers die. This from the Conservatives who actually introduced those bonuses to the MoD saying that it was essential to give performance related pay.It was wrong that THEY (John Major) introduced it How the worm has turned for a cheap headline. From my experience most Civil Servants only receive a small bonus far less than in other industries and would dearly love to get rid of the ridiculous bonus scheme that has never done any good, other than for cheap headlines.
    3 answers · Government & Non-Profit · 8 years ago
  • Does anyone in Britain who is not in a Dr agree with a ban on alcohol advertising, similar to smoking?

    The British Medical Association has called for a complete ban on alcohol advertising and marketing, from television advertising to the sponsorship of music festivals and football by drinks brands, as part of a nine-point plan to tackle problems including binge drinking by young people. I think this would be taking the nanny state too far. Local... show more
    The British Medical Association has called for a complete ban on alcohol advertising and marketing, from television advertising to the sponsorship of music festivals and football by drinks brands, as part of a nine-point plan to tackle problems including binge drinking by young people. I think this would be taking the nanny state too far. Local government, the police and education authorities should deal with the problem of binge drinking and central Government should not get involved other than to raise the tax on all drinks.
    22 answers · Law & Ethics · 8 years ago
  • What device would you recommend for digitizing old VHS tapes.?

    I only have a about 10 tapes with short videos on but some are very precious also I would love to be able to turn some of these shots into still photos. I have a Sony digital camcorder now and can work wonders with this but would love to do the same with old video records of family
    I only have a about 10 tapes with short videos on but some are very precious also I would love to be able to turn some of these shots into still photos. I have a Sony digital camcorder now and can work wonders with this but would love to do the same with old video records of family
    4 answers · Camcorders · 8 years ago
  • Are you aware of high risk you take allowing Paypal to take money from your bank account?

    My daughter had her family bank account cleaned out by a fraudulent Paypal transaction that was nothing to do with her. Neither she or her husband used Paypal other than for an occasional sale of things on Ebay. However, someone in Europe managed to buy goods to the value of £1500 and charge them to their account without them knowing, until well... show more
    My daughter had her family bank account cleaned out by a fraudulent Paypal transaction that was nothing to do with her. Neither she or her husband used Paypal other than for an occasional sale of things on Ebay. However, someone in Europe managed to buy goods to the value of £1500 and charge them to their account without them knowing, until well after the event. Her bank has been very helpful in recovering most of the money and will refund the balance but Paypal have been terribly un-cooperative and wanted to charge her for sorting the problem out! Be warned do not link your main bank account or any credit card with a high limit to Paypal it is just no safe.
    8 answers · Personal Finance · 9 years ago
  • Do you believe the world is over populated?

    There is pressure on food producers to increase output. There is great pressure on the infrastructures of major cities throughout the world. We are constantly told that we need to build more houses and spend more on health care to cope with the population. Also, that energy sources are becoming depleted. When all these pressures get to the maximum... show more
    There is pressure on food producers to increase output. There is great pressure on the infrastructures of major cities throughout the world. We are constantly told that we need to build more houses and spend more on health care to cope with the population. Also, that energy sources are becoming depleted. When all these pressures get to the maximum the this country and the world as a whole is due for a major or catastrophic change of direction - civil strife, a war, a major disaster affecting many countries or worse. I truly hope it does not happen but I really worry for the future of the children of this nation and others.
    29 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 9 years ago
  • What is the practical use of a quadratic equation?

    In 35 years of working in engineering and technology I never ever found the need to use the maths knowledge needed for solving such equations. They were drummed into us at college and I know they have been used since Babylonian days to calculate areas but does anyone know where they are still used today. I see lots of queries regarding such... show more
    In 35 years of working in engineering and technology I never ever found the need to use the maths knowledge needed for solving such equations. They were drummed into us at college and I know they have been used since Babylonian days to calculate areas but does anyone know where they are still used today. I see lots of queries regarding such equations but are they still relevant other than to mathematicians and land surveyors?
    6 answers · Mathematics · 9 years ago