Thursday, 5 February 2009


What a pain! I managed to reinstall XP on both computers, the really annoying bit is that being a smart arse I was in the middle of backing up both to an exterior hard drive, which was also firked up by the power surge.

From now on it will be a DVD backup, much slower, but safer.

I am now running recovery software to try and get my original post documents back, as I have lost them all.

Which means basically that I don’t have a clue what I have posted unless I go through all of the posts on four blogs that I write for?

It also means that the last weeks work that are in the pending file have gone as well, about fifteen docs.

Here is another picture of my garden this morning, and one of Tescos car park at eight o’clock.

Still on to the outside world.

Feeling hungry?

From Sky News the Little Bay restaurant in central London will present diners with absolutely nothing when they ask for the bill during February.

Instead it will leave it up to them to decide what the meal was worth.

"Anything between a penny and £50 will make me happy, it's entirely up to the customer to decide," said owner Peter Ilic.

But don’t be too generous!

"Customers have already paid 20% more than the original price," he said, confident that he will more than cover his expenses for the month.

"People want to be polite and would be embarrassed not to pay enough."

From the Register a Chinese man was apparently killed after changing the battery in his mobile phone, the phone was said to have exploded and severed a major artery in his neck and leading to massive blood loss.

“Police have not released the make or model of the phone. Some reports indicate the fatal explosion occurred at a Lenovo store in Guangzhou, China — although it's not clear whether the shop was an official outlet or whether it just advertised Lenovo products.”

Assault and battery?

Fairly obvious?

The Register again scientists have discovered a longevity gene in people living to 100 years or more. A research group in the Faculty of Medicine at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel (CAU) has now confirmed this assumption by comparing DNA samples taken from 388 German centenarians with those from 731 younger people. The results of the study appear this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ("PNAS").
Well they aint going to find it in people who die at fifty are they

How Sexy is your Belly Button?
It seems that a study by Charles Puckett and colleagues of the University of Missouri, which asked people to choose from a number of navels the one that was most attractive. The subjects agreed: the best-looking navels were vertically oriented with a T-shape.

Those with particularly large belly buttons, or with any sort of protrusions or distortions, received lower scores.

Don’t know about mine, haven’t seen it for years!

A Cunning Plan

A farmer has disguised his tractor as a cow complete with gun platform to sneak up on and shoot rabbits that are stripping his pastures bare.

Paul Coppen, 69, who supplies London's oldest restaurant with pedigree beef, he camouflaged his vintage Massy Ferguson tractor as a cow - complete with a firing platform and a gun slit from which to blast the unwary bunnies.

He admitted the disguise - a black and white heifer painted on a wooden board fixed to the side of the vehicle - was not entirely foolproof.

He said: "One of my neighbours, Stan Mitchell, came up with the idea and helped me out, and I just went with it. I hoped the rabbits would ignore the fake cow, thinking it was just another member of the herd, thereby presenting a stationary target for the rifleman as I drive about the farm.

"A driver-cum-rifleman was cunningly camouflaged behind a picture of a tree above the cow. Maximum angle of fire was achieved by pointing the air-rifle through a horizontal slit above the cow, not unlike the firing positions in Second World War pillboxes.

"It has to be said that not all rabbits are entirely fooled. Whereas cattle obviously do move around, trees usually don't and that may be a problem."

What a moooving story.

That’s it for today, have to get back to “recovery”.

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”-Albert Einstein


1 comment:

CherryPie said...

I hope you manage to recover you pending posts!