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Comment Re:Not true. (Score 1) 984

The question is not about lines, it's if they are set to go off when you are going 56 in a 55 zone, and so forth. If they do not allow for imperfections in speedometer readings, they will overticket the population. There is also a question of how many are mounted and where; if you drive down a main thoroughfare going 60 in a 55 zone and get three tickets for it in one day, that's an issue.

Maybe they should be that sensitive. I lived in Melbourne for a while a few years ago. It seemed the police regularly ticketed people for going 4kph over the limit on the highway (that's less than 4% leeway). Guess what? Everybody drove the speed limit or slower. When the limit changed, everybody changed speed at that point. Car speedometers are accurate enough these days that there is no need for any tolerance. People need to drive better and pay more attention.

Comment Re:Electricty has made daylight savings obsolete (Score 1) 646

For those of us living at latitudes above 50 degrees, darkness both going to work and coming home irrespective of DST is just reality for several months of the year. I'd much rather have a few more weeks light in the evening when I can enjoy it than in the morning when I'm rushing to work. It's really really irritating when the clocks go back and take that evening light away. I'm so looking forward to it being restored in a few weeks.

Comment Re:get a second desktop monitor. (Score 2) 312

Or don't have such a tiny laptop! I have a 17" MacBook Pro, which I realise isn't for everybody, but it makes for an awesome machine in a great form factor. I can work on it productively out of the office and it doesn't break my back cycling to and from work like most equivalent PCs do. In the office it's hooked up to a 24" screen too.

Comment Re:Broadband speeds are fictious in the UK (Score 1) 78

Not very accurate. Maybe too BT or BT reseller centric?

I put in my address:
ADSL available at ~7.5Mbps
Cable services not available
FTTC services available
BT 21CN services available
Wireless services not available

I actually have ADSL syncing at 18.2Mbs down and 1.3Mbs up, via Be Unlimited (I think they use their own hardware in the Exchange).

Comment Re:About time! (Score 1) 159

It's ridiculously expensive to buy anything in Australia

There, fixed it for you.

I live in London and I find Australia expensive. My wife is from Melbourne and claims she can't afford to move home.

I bought a book from when I was living in Melbourne a few years ago. $45 to buy locally, $33 of which half was the postage to have it flown literally halfway around the world.

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