Even James Bond would be impressed at a £100 car that clocked 480 mph. Sadly it shows how unreliable speedcameras can be.
Like Kelly our animals gave us some hassles this weekend too. Although we don’t have a dog to run away, we do have three cats, and Basil (probably) decided that he didn’t want to eat the cat food we had left them, but instead he’d rather hunt out the fish food that was shrink-wrapped in plastic, inside a cardboard box, inside a carrier bag. Once he had opened it, he proceeded to pour it on the floor, eat some of it, and traipse the rest of it all over the kitchen. The smell of it was the worst though – the kitchen stunk!
The BBC have a page where people can write in with their experiences on the hurricane. Most people seem to say its just hyped up a lot. I’m particularly interested in this one as it is expected to hit right where we went on holiday 2 years ago in North Carolina, so the towns they mention, such as Kitty Hawk, are places that I know (its where I learnt to hang-glide)
From techsupportalert newsletter:-
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How weird was reading that?
You know how annoying it is when you drop the toast and it lands butter side down on the floor on your foot? Well think yourself lucky you don’t work for Lockheed Martin and have butterfingers as I think even your steel capped shoes would not help much when you drop a satellite on the floor. Thanks Reflective Reality
It was London’s turn for a powercut yesterday, occuring at 6.20pm, right in the middle of rushhour. Thankfully though most places got power back after 30 minutes and power fully restored after 2.5 hours. Government ministers are squawking noises demanding to know how it happened but noone mentioned that at least it wasn’t as bad as America’s blackout with only a few areas of London affected.