Friday, September 19, 2014

Pavement allergy???

There seems to be a number of people in the Neath/Port Talbot area suffering a pavement allergy.  Twice this week I passed older women (old enough to know better) walking down the middle of the road.  Each time I gave a little toot on the horn as a warning and they then go onto the pavement, only to walk back into the road after I pass. 
Now if the pavements were blocked I wouldn't say anything but I actually looked both times and the pavements were clear.
Barking mad or what? with the amount of traffic we get these days it's bloody suicidal to walk down the middle of the road, we raelly need it to be made an offence like many other countries.

Tonights gloomy sunset

A few from tonight, the shot with the rocks was lit by my small pocket torch, both shot on my compact.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Invasion of giant spiders!

Not quite as scary as it sounds but still true.
It's been a good year for spiders, lot of food and the weathers been kind to them, this means many have grown to full size and theres lots more than normal for the time of year.
About now the male spiders start coming in from the cold to look for a mate, this means your house will soon have some bigger than usual spiders eyeing up your bath (and elsewhere)  Last night I found two in my bath and a third on the curtain, all a decent size.
You have been warned!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Canon printer hacked to run doom

Micheal Jordan has successfully hacked a canon printer to run the game doom, it took him four months but presumably Michael is a clever chap..... Ok he has way too much time on his hands, and what he's achieved is totally pointless, but as nerds go he's a clever one.
A tip Michael, get a girlfriend and a life..........

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wind farms....

It's been discovered that many wind turbines are dangerous, not just for the birds for for people as well. There's a been a rash of wind turbines blowing over in the wind, even though they are supposed to be good for 115 mph wind several have blown over in winds of just 55 mph.  It's been discovered that a combination of poor manufacture and bad installation seem to be the main causes. 
So now as well as wasting money building these hopeless turbines in the first place (and all the energy use to make and install them) lots will have to be rebuilt or reinforced and some taken down and installed properly at even more expence and energy wasted.
Bloody stupid or what!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who

Well I've given it four weeks before making any kind of decision and I'm afraid I don't like Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who. 
He's just not working for me.  I think the trouble is he's trying to play it for laughs and he can't do it, if he played it straight and dark and nasty it might work, but he hasn't the face for comedy (or the timing) so he just looks silly.
Personally I think the Beeb blundered in the first place by using someone we've seen in the series as another character. 
I've nothing against Peter being older, after all the Doctor started as an old man, and John Hurt is no spring chicken but he was tons better at the doctor, although sadly only briefly.
Sadly I can see this being the end of Doctor Who (maybe the idea?) I'm reading on various forums and the net that Capaldis not much liked by the fans, if viewing figures drop off to much the Beeb will pull the series.
My advice for Capaldi?  Watch some of the early episodes with dear old William Hartnell, he would happily leave his companions behind if it helped him, be darker and please, pretty please stop playing it for laughs.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Discovery channel, not discovering much these days

Discovery channel.  There was a time when people learned stuff from the discovery channel, now it's not really 'discovering' anything, the vast majority of it's programs are reality soaps. 
Watching the same people trying to dig gold or buy/fix used cars every week is boring, what are we discovering? That you can fit up old cars?  I already know you can.  That fat bearded morons can't find gold?  Yep we know that too! (one lot couldn't find gold in a jewelers shop)
These programs following the lives of what at the end of the day are business people going about their boring lives are not exactly cutting edge discovery. 
I mean what's next discovery?  Fat men's toilet breaks?  The dog kennel diaries?  Guy's on the piss?  Get a grip, your called the DISCOVERY CHANNEL!!  Try and discovery a program thats not a reality series, and preferably has some people from outside the United States for a change.... There is actually a world out there you know...   Maybe you could have a program about the discovery channel discovering the rest of the world???