The service runs in the background and launches iTunes when the phone is plugged in. It's quite handy.
That's your opinion. I always found it to be incredibly annoying, as it launches that shitty app every time you plug it in. You can't charge your Ipad without firing off ITunes. Yet another example of Apple's holier than thou concept of design: "We know better than you do, about how you want to use our products."
You can turn that behavior off on a per-device basis:
You're slightly out of date here - as of late last year you can now pre-book online with Unlimited cards and then use the card machines in the foyer to collect them.
My wife and I have been Unlimited members for ages now and we find it's really handy, particularly as I work right next to the local Cineworld cinema, a 20-screen monster including an IMAX screen (not *true* IMAX but the IMAX Digital system which, while not as good, is certainly good enough to make it no longer worth the long drive to the nearest true IMAX theatre which is a couple of cities away). Unfortunately the IMAX screen isn't free with the Unlimited card but you do get a hefty discount.
There are a few value-adds to the subscription that are quite nice too - for example there are semi-regular preview shows that are open to cardholders only and a number of money-off deals for food both at the cinema and local restaurants.
Respectfully, I suggest you try reading it a little more carefully:
"The last time I took the wheel in the UK I made a 220 km journey, over mostly M roads, in an hour"
If the journey took an hour and the distance was 220km then speed (well, mean speed over the distance) is 220km (which as you say is just under twice the speed limit on the M-roads he mentioned).
Personally I think that's a load of bollocks - you can get away with around 80mph on the motorway (limit is 70) without pissing off the police here in the UK but 137mph? no chance at all - that far in excess of the limit puts at risk of immediate ban and charges of dangerous driving are likely at that point.
Change back from what? From the original blog post one of the things the transit security wombles picked up on was that she had a different name to him:
The female transit cop found it more than a little bit suspicious that this woman claiming to be my wife didnâ(TM)t share my last name. She proceeded to question me about it further. âoeAnd sheâ(TM)s your wife? How long have you been married? And she refused to take your name? "WHY wouldn't she?â
Admittedly that's being pretty pedantic for which I apologize, but it did catch my attention...
No matter what your other achievements, if you appeared in Star Wars that is what gets talked about when you die.
I wonder if reports of Alec Guinness' death talked about "the actor who immortalised Obi-Wan Kenobi".
Yes, extensively the obits I read for Alec Guinness at the time of his death in 2000 focused on his role in Star Wars. I often wondered what he would have thought about that given his later distate for the role and the attention it brought on him.
People are always available for work in the past tense.