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Old Jul 11, 2015, 4:59pm   #16
 
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Does it still work?
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 5:04pm   #17
 
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Speaking of Toyz n Watches anyone have one of these yet?


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PS. I've only seen one person wearing one thus far.


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Nope thought so.

Over-engineered, over-hyped and over-priced!

Instead of moving to a single device that has it all, to break up into lots of modular gadgets is not the way to go. Apple rejected my consultancy and they will now pay for it.

I also feel this is the one device they should have simply released with no hype and let the interested parties do the buying and selling but NO! They have to go for the razzmatazz...
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Remember Brunel and his atmospheric railway of the 1860s ? Well the update concept is trains in evacuated tubes that travel at 800-900 mph !
If they put one from London to Edinburgh and the driver fell asleep, the train might end up near Iceland !
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Remember Brunel and his atmospheric railway of the 1860s ? Well the update concept is trains in evacuated tubes that travel at 800-900 mph !
If they put one from London to Edinburgh and the driver fell asleep, the train might end up near Iceland !

An interesting development of the great Brunel's idea. According to this reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vactrain these trains could reach speeds of Mach 5 (very dubious assumption IMHO). Dionysius Lardner, one of the Victorian Age's best well-educated doom-mongers, warned that brake failure in Brunel's Box Tunnel in the downward slope direction would result in speeds of 120 mph and consequent disaster. The mind boggles to think what he would have to say about Vactrains!
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Speed isn't everything.
I would like to see someone bring back to life the zeppelins of yesteryear. They travelled in comfort at a low height to best see the land below. Better use helium tho !!
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Speed isn't everything.
I would like to see someone bring back to life the zeppelins of yesteryear. They travelled in comfort at a low height to best see the land below. Better use helium tho !!
When you said speed itsn't everything, it struck a chord...

Amazing cycle super highways making bikes the transport of the future

Great ideas...
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/04/te...uper-highways/


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I would like to see someone bring back to life the zeppelins of yesteryear. They travelled in comfort at a low height to best see the land below. Better use helium tho !!
If anyone has a few million to spare this could be a money making idea. The airships would leisurely float over scenic areas taking paying passengers. Also very useful for surveying areas cheaply.
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Got burgled two weeks ago and had my Daytona stolen, b***turds. The reaction it got was always memorable!
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I would like to see someone bring back to life the zeppelins of yesteryear. They travelled in comfort at a low height to best see the land below. Better use helium tho !!
really interesting comment about our constant need for faster and quicker.
reminded me of a TEDtalk from an advertising guy about perspectives.

He posited an idea about trains, where the passengers would be given the best champagne and caviar, served by supermodels, and the passengers would demand the trains were made slower! and it would save £Xbillion.

re: zepps. its all about the journey, not the destination!

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Got burgled two weeks ago and had my Daytona stolen, b***turds. The reaction it got was always memorable!
How do you steal a watch...I mean it's kind of a risky proposition...what if you assumed it was a genuine Rolex (or some other expensive fancy brand watch), but it turns out to be fake, or not what you thought it to be,...that would be funny for the burglar to find out.

The robber must have known you, to steal an expensive watch?
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How do you steal a watch...I mean it's kind of a risky proposition...what if you assumed it was a genuine Rolex, but it turns out to be fake...that would be funny for the burglar to find out.

The robber must have known you, to steal an expensive watch?
There used to be a gang of muggers around Mayfair that mugged people coming out of posh hotels for their watches. Might have retired to your area ?

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Some cities have a litter problem, some suffer from high crime rates and others might have a lack of affordable housing. And then you have Dubai, which for the last several years has been facing the unusual problem of high end sports cars being abandoned and left to gather thick layers of dust at airport car parks and on the roadside across the city.


If you’ve ever been to Dubai or anywhere in the United Arab Emirates, you will have noticed they have a serious car culture out there, with a particular preference for the latest and greatest in high-end super cars. But like the rest of the world, Dubai has fallen on hard times. Once the hub of the oil economy and the centre of a booming property market, foreigners, mostly British, invested in the red hot market. Newly wealthy ex-pats bought the latest Italian and German sports cars to compliment their millionaire lifestyles– and then the global economic crisis came along and burst everybody’s bubble.


Thousands of the finest automobiles ever made are now being abandoned every year since Dubai’s financial meltdown, left by expatriates and locals alike who flee in a hurry because they face crippling debts. With big loans to repay to the banks (unpaid debt or even bouncing a cheque is a criminal offence in Dubai), the panicked car owners make their way to the airport at top speeds and leave their vehicles in the car park, hopping on the next flight out of there, never to return.

Ferraris, Porsches, BMWs, Mercedes are regularly abandoned at the car park of Dubai International Airport, some with loan documents and apology notes simply left on the windscreen and in some cases with the keys still in the ignition.


Last year, a Ferrari Enzo, one of only four hundred manufactured, was seized by police having spent several months in a car park collecting dust. The million dollar motor went on sale at auction alongside other Ferraris, Porsches, Range Rovers and Mercedes plucked from the roadside.

Residents complain about the unsightly vehicles hogging parking spaces at the airport and sitting slumped outside their fancy yacht clubs– it’s like, so not a good look. On the plus side, discount Ferraris for everyone!

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How do you steal a watch...I mean it's kind of a risky proposition...what if you assumed it was a genuine Rolex (or some other expensive fancy brand watch), but it turns out to be fake, or not what you thought it to be,...that would be funny for the burglar to find out.

The robber must have known you, to steal an expensive watch?

Well it was in its box with certificate and even the receipt from Dubai Duty Free
I wish it was just the watch, they ransacked all the bedrooms and took pretty much all jewellery .
I'm still hoping the police will perform some miracle and find it....thank god they didn't take the keys for the toy parked outside
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Two pilots having a ding-dong!!!

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