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  1. Hi all, Thought I'd post a quick announcement to say that I'm moving to the states! It's an inter-company transfer to our office in Chicago, but will be working out in Connecticut for the first few months, spending the weekdays there and back to Chicago for the weekends. My flight out is on the 20th September, and packing my life into two suitcases is proving hard! Got my 5 year visa approved and stamped, with the company sponsoring my green card application if I decide to stay there longer. Won't have a car at first though which is pretty upsetting, might have to rent a mustang every so often to keep me from going rusty ! Wish you all the best keeping the grand name of Ford Escorts alive!!
  2. Meh - not got the skillset/time to do something like that myself, plus it would have made insurance more complicated.
  3. http://www.evo-host.co.uk/getimg/31781.jpg
  4. Just the remap. Don't really see a need to get anything else done at this point in time IMO. Either a waste of time or too expensive for the power/visual upgrade that I would get.
  5. If you can't get your foot through the door, try smashing it down instead.
  6. Didn't expect it to be as quick, or as good on fuel, or actually reliable in any way shape or form. But it's all of those, so I'm a happy dick.
  7. Completely different car! Can't recommend it enough. I was as sceptical as the next man but I'm all for it now.
  8. Update: Paid £360 for a remap. Holy fcuk.
  9. That's a lovely car bongo! Not so sure about the clock change though...
  10. I'd uninstall it, run CCleaner to remove all registry traces of it, then reinstall (try putting it somewhere else). Have you run chkdsk to check for errors on your hard drive? Could be a dodgy sector.
  11. It's older than 4 years and doesn't make 45mpg Close enough! 5 years and 44.1mpg.
  12. I'm biased here, but: A3 170 Quattro TDi
  13. firstmenonthemoon.com It's a live visual/audio of the Apollo 11. Has : 1) all the space control internal communications 2) the communications between Houston/Apollo 11/Columbia 3) a camera on the Apollo 11 facing the moon 4) a visual on the tilt angle. I fairly enjoyed it! What do you think?
  14. Have we? I haven't seen any TV/Radio adverts about protecting children from the internet. Nice try on twisting my words, but you are trying to generally class the safety over every child in the UK over the importance of proper parenting through ignorance. Sure I want every child to be safe too, but I also want this to be their parent's concern, not ours. They are not our child? Why should we pass restrictions that take away the parent element of parenting? Do you want parenting to be easier? So you don't have to have much impact on your child's life because there are blanket restrictions that do it for you? OK - I understand your comments on future regulations, but this is where we are headed. It affects me only slightly as I will have to phone my ISP to get the lock taken off. That's not my issue. The issue I'm having is that the government are imposing a restriction on something everyday (such as internet) and a hiding under the "look this is safe for you child" mask! Surely you can see this? Does the word freedom mean anything to you? Tricky, I was in no way trying to twist your words & believe me I am understanding your point perfectly. What I am trying to point out is that no amount of tv/radio ads will make an impact on true bad parents (do you honestly think it's possible)? Parenting well should always be high up there but unfortunately we live in a time where a tv ad will be ignored or snuffed at but won't get the attention required to make a big difference. I think it would work a little way but nowhere near enough. I am all for freedom of choice yes and I feel this blocking will still happily give me this choice. Not sure how we would "not have so much impact on our childs life" as the very same impact is not being taken away, simply that those who choose to ignore the dangers won't have a choice. No one will be "restricted" as such, just given the choice to switch it back on if required. By the way yes we have had safety internet advice around for years and also plenty of software to cope with blocking content, as an IT support I rarely see it put in place though nor am I asked to set any up from "responsible" parents. I just don't see why they'll block it by default. It should be opt-in rather than opt-out. I also think that it would help somewhat, especially to those parents who want to make sure they know what they are dealing with through decent advertisments. It doesn't seem right that it'll be blocked by default so parent's don't have to think about it. The more they don't, the more children/teenagers will be given control of the settings and be easily able to change it themselves online if allowed.
  15. Have we? I haven't seen any TV/Radio adverts about protecting children from the internet. Nice try on twisting my words, but you are trying to generally class the safety over every child in the UK over the importance of proper parenting through ignorance. Sure I want every child to be safe too, but I also want this to be their parent's concern, not ours. They are not our child? Why should we pass restrictions that take away the parent element of parenting? Do you want parenting to be easier? So you don't have to have much impact on your child's life because there are blanket restrictions that do it for you? OK - I understand your comments on future regulations, but this is where we are headed. It affects me only slightly as I will have to phone my ISP to get the lock taken off. That's not my issue. The issue I'm having is that the government are imposing a restriction on something everyday (such as internet) and a hiding under the "look this is safe for you child" mask! Surely you can see this? Does the word freedom mean anything to you?
  16. This is where I'm going to ruffle a few hairs. What the/your problem is, is that the safety of children beyond their parents is a priority. I'm all for keeping children safe (locking up paedophiles's etc) but it is the parent's job to bring the child up as that will determine what type of person that child will be. If you have parents who don't bother to learn how the internet works (they don't even need to learn, just phone the ISP to have porn site blocked) then they will most likely raise children who are just as ignorant as them. Then when they have kids, they will have the same issues with sensitive information hitting a child's ears/eyes. I'm aware that today's children will have a far greater knowledge of the internet than their parents (will the government take a u-turn on this then? I doubt it) but there will be other issues relating to this cropping up next generation. The mission here is to create awareness of the internet and such lurking dangers to PARENTS. Then give them the option to switch on this mega porn blocker (which will be some task by the way, glad I don't work for an ISP). Do you think the government will stop trying to introduce these measures on the basis of "safety" ? When the government makes another limitation to our freedom under the "it will keep children safe" bribe will you embrace that too? Sorry, children under 16 can't walk on a pavement by themselves, it could be a direct danger to their safety. Therefore all children need to be accompanied 24/7. Can you imagine the outcry? Fair enough, although I can't use your example as they are very different. Cigarettes are a health risk where porn is not, although you might go blind (!).
  17. I fully agree with Sidrick here in that this is a bad idea. It seems like the basis of PeeWee/Stu's argument is that parents are allowed to be ignorant when bringing up THEIR child and expect the government to lock down anything adult related by default? With my time spent working in a phone shop there were plenty of people coming in and asking to have content lock removed while looking sheepish. We also had the option to turn it on/off and the time of connection. With regards to the internet, when a contract is resigned/ISP changed - THAT should be when there is a yes/no asked to the customer to have it blocked or not. There should not be a blanket put down that blocks everyone unless you opt out. For example, if EE suddenly turned content lock on for all it's users but gave them the option to take it off with a visit to a store/phone call they would still be furious. We cannot let people be ignorant enough to let the government start taking control of these things - tell the parents how it is. If they want to stop their child looking at porn then phone their ISP and get it locked. Like they would with their child's phone (presuming they didn't at the time of connection/activation). Or maybe us scots just love porn...?
  18. £10 of petrol @ £1.33 per litre = 7.52 litres 7.52 litres converted to Gallons (0.22) is 1.65 Gallons. 80 miles / 1.65 Gallons = 48.5mpg I think my logic is sound enough there, anyone found something silly in there?
  19. I'd appreciate it if you didn't quote all the pictures scooby, takes up a lot of space lol! Looks very clean and 50k is very low mileage!
  20. Kudos to you. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/boxing/23235561
  21. Well here are a few photos of the view seeing as it's pretty nice! This isn't my house by the way, one of my relatives stays there! http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/DSC_0257.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zpsa4923e8b.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zpsb7fc7beb.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps4666a532.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps23eea3e9.jpg
  22. Up in Oban last week and the sun came out - decided it was a good time to wash the car and get snap happy! Some of the pictures aren't the greatest (taking a picture into the sun never works) but I'll just chuck them all up! http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zpsdfc66fb9.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps3076c08b.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps556f6fd5.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zpsa192c4a4.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zpsa65f5bb9.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps7c1155e1.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps4f4bc846.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps94f80908.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps22d0e82e.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps90524367.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps4da23c07.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps7d2d8db0.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps7576599d.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps3156c785.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps7690d62f.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zpsc487d478.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zpsfeec4d0e.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps825f5746.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zpsb06aa416.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps0bd23bd4.jpg http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zps3ea23f28.jpg
  23. After buying the Audi for work I was determined to get as high as fuel economy as possible. Official MPG for extra urban driving is 74.2MPG and I managed this while driving to the office: http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab250/trickydiky/null_zpsd090a1ed.jpg Yes I was driving like a drowsy grandma but it's just the commute to work, happy with that! Any others out there with more? Interesting to see the differences between cars...
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