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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    How come every other country I've been to has an awesome, cheap and reliable public transport infrastructure - yet we're stuck in the stoneage.....
    That's because ever since after Winston Churchill, everything about Britain has become crap. We specialise in crapness.

    We've even got the Finns and the Russians laughing at us for falling over in a couple of centimeters of snow.

    On Monday a fifth of the workforce stayed at home and we lost about 2bn in revenue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas View Post
    My new squash racket, arrived xmas and I still have yet to win a match.........absolutely nothing to do with the fact that i'm crap!
    Thinking about it my prior 6 squash rackets were pretty rubbish too.

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    I have to question USB memory sticks. I've only known of 2 or 3 fail here in all the years we have been using them. Considering the abuse they get then that is pretty remarkable. Just as well considering all of the irreplaceable data they hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Seconded.

    How come every other country I've been to has an awesome, cheap and reliable public transport infrastructure - yet we're stuck in the stoneage.....
    Because we try to make a profit out running them when most countries run them at huge losses. [ And the public own them ] Who do we have to blame for that ? Oh it's the Mad Cow Thatcher who sold it and now all this time later it's come to bite us all on the bum, just like the water, gas and leccy, steel & British industry as a whole.... [ and the banks ] - she and Regan we have to thank for that. All one mad cow's & B rate actor's work........
    I refer to the post I posted last week:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&h...&v=ETqOvBKnKdk

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    Because we try to make a profit out running them when most countries run them at huge losses.
    Same here in the Netherlands.... If I want to get to work using public transportation, the earliest I can be there is 10.15.... I have to start at 8.30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzz View Post
    Same here in the Netherlands.... If I want to get to work using public transportation, the earliest I can be there is 10.15.... I have to start at 8.30
    Don't disagree with the comments on public transport - but as you see above, it isn't just us anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Because we try to make a profit out running them when most countries run them at huge losses. [ And the public own them ] Who do we have to blame for that ? Oh it's the Mad Cow Thatcher who sold it and now all this time later it's come to bite us all on the bum, just like the water, gas and leccy, steel & British industry as a whole.... [ and the banks ] - she and Regan we have to thank for that. All one mad cow's & B rate actor's work........
    I refer to the post I posted last week:

    YouTube - Tony Benn -- The issue is Thatcher
    Couldn't agree more - other countries have a service - we have some awful, badly thought-through "partnership" (how that word grates). And it doesn't seem as if any lessons have been learned from the mess that we're currently in. I haven't heard a major politician calling for banks rules to be tightened up significantly, and we are seeing the fruits of allowing all our industry and infrastructure to be owned by foreign concerns - where it is politically easier for them to close units here than in their home country.

    The ongoing pressure to break up the Post Office and Royal Mail systems will be another disaster - no commercial firm will want to offer a fixed price delivery all over the UK - just the population centres, thank you very much.

    At least in the past there was a consensus (often observed in the breach) that services should be run for the public good - now its to be run for the convenience of the suppliers (see BSF, PFI, railways, BT et al)

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    My hot cup of coffee, it keeps going cold, but strangely only at work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitfire View Post
    My hot cup of coffee, it keeps going cold, but strangely only at work
    happened to me this morning as per usual ..... i love our new microwave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitfire View Post
    If you count Network Managers then they are the most unreliable product of modern society, some of their decision making leaves a lot to be desired.
    Ouch, harsh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitfire View Post
    My hot cup of coffee, it keeps going cold, but strangely only at work
    I love my USB cup warmer I got at BETT - very useful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    That's because ever since after Winston Churchill, everything about Britain has become crap. We specialise in crapness.

    We've even got the Finns and the Russians laughing at us for falling over in a couple of centimeters of snow.

    On Monday a fifth of the workforce stayed at home and we lost about 2bn in revenue.
    If it's that bad!!

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    Canon DV cameras and sky + boxes.

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    USB Sticks do go wrong, not the most reliable and normally around the time that coursework is due in (Did you back it up? Didn't think I needed to, it usually works!)

    Oh and Public transport, for me to get to work according to TFL it takes an hour and 30 min to an hour and 45 min. I only live 6 miles from school (takes 20 min by car).
    Thats walking and either two or three buses. Took me 50 minutes max to cycle when I can be bothered.

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    i'd say people too

    in an usual set of circumstances:

    computers: i havent been told what to do I'm doing nothing
    people: i dont know what to do, but i'm going to do something anyway.



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