The truth hurts...
Rupert Murdoch has, once again, threatened a self-important bunch of vested interests and stirred up an overcharging industry. Whatever you think of him, you can’t but admire his appetite for a fight, especially as he undoubtedly qualifies as a genuine oldie these days.
I am always pleased to hear from readers for any reason but in particular I’m happy to try to resolve any computer or internet related headaches you may have. If I can’t help, I may be able to point you in the right direction.
With this in mind, I’ve added a new section to this website in which I will publish some of the questions and my responses, in the hope that it might help a few others.
Here is a lovely little film of London in 1927 - Bertie Wooster's moment - taken by one of the pioneers of colour photography. Astonishingly good quality.
This machine exists only to switch itself off. That's what I call a machine.
One of my readers offers this excellent idea:
"Many of those hyperactive kids need something that they want to beat and most ly do so, destroying whatever it is in the process. Now put one kid infront of this machine and ask him to try to beat the machine. My best bet is he will eventually give up and be so tired he will fall into bed.
Get two machines and two kids, offering them a competition to see who can beat the machines . If nothing else a lot of hilarity should ensue."
Great plan - I hope the machine is strong enough.
Always difficult to know if this sort of thing is genuine, but it still raises a smile.
A video to cheer you up. Man and bear can co-exist happily.
It looks like the engineers have saved the day, and rigged up a fuel supply to the roof of the building so that the generator can carry on without the human chain of fuel carriers. I'm impressed by the indomitable spirit of the New Yorkers who have kept it all going. They could almost be British.