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Message 1637269 - Posted: 4 Feb 2015, 8:41:03 UTC - in response to Message 1636963.  

Plus also all the other magazines, books, videos etc etc, it does make big money it has to be said. But the public can be fickle, the day that their particular brand of laddishness goes out of fashion, they will be dropped like a hot potato.

But Clarkson is already a very rich man with his books and Engineering and Military documentaries. Top Gear is just for laughs.

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Clarkson doing books on engineering, is a bit like me writing a book about the value of religion! He may think Brunel was the engineer but, to me, it was people like Joseph Whitworth who made far more possible, by being able to measure very accurately and standardising screw threads - without this, it all falls apart. Then we have W. G. Armstrong whose companies made things too numerous to mention. These are the people who deserve greater recognition, but then, I spent almost 20 years in engineering. In any case, I tend to lean towards James May on this one....Clarkson is an "oaf"! I much preferred the views of the informed and informative Quentin Wilson.

One thing that really gets me 'going', are those wretched 'cold calls' that tell you that the accident you had, entitles you to £Xk. What accident? No-one told me! Grrrrr
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Message 1637315 - Posted: 4 Feb 2015, 11:31:08 UTC - in response to Message 1637314.  

an oaf, but a professional oaf


LOL
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Message 1637367 - Posted: 4 Feb 2015, 15:04:01 UTC

I, for one, like the British version of Top Gear. I think the American version is a cheap knockoff. I catch the British version on BBC America.

My favorite episode is when they aired the South African Marauder vs. a Hummer. They actually blew up a Hummer with seven lbs. of explosives!!! Then they put seven lbs. of explosives on the Marauder, and only the right rear corner of the bumper came loose!!! It still drove away!!!
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Message 1637457 - Posted: 4 Feb 2015, 20:09:06 UTC

I watch BBC America for Dr. Who and ST:TNG. When Top Gear comes on, I change the channel.
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Message 1637624 - Posted: 5 Feb 2015, 7:48:20 UTC - in response to Message 1636571.  

This is what happened when the BBC Top Gear team tried to kill a Toyota truck

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

How would a Detroit truck got on?

Well not any I owned so far. I was not able to determine the year, make, model etc pp. Would a Chevy chick buy a back up truck like this, hell yes. So please post a link here. I was employed by Toyota once, just via subsidiery(?).
My kids are hooked on the show, the UK version only.
I only watch it via links here or if they corner me :)
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Message 1638817 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015, 6:18:51 UTC

Not sure what you are japping about, but egg prices are sky high here in Stockton.

$4.99 for a dozen and they are locally produced.

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Message 1638866 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015, 10:43:29 UTC

Her point was, I think...
As mine is.
What is your bother if the marketers can get twice the price of more for a dozen eggs with guaranteed double yolks??
That you feel you are cheated at the chance for not getting one once in a while in your standard dozen?

If some folks wish to pay more for double yolks, the marketers win.
If not, they shall fail at the attempt.

I really fail to see how this bothers you much.
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Message 1638871 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015, 10:48:29 UTC

10 eggs free range = €0.99 here or £0.75 or $1.13.
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Message 1638873 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015, 10:51:20 UTC

€0,99 for 10 free range eggs? That's cheap! Over here we pay that for 6 regular eggs In the cheaper shops like Lidl and Aldi.
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Message 1638878 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015, 10:58:25 UTC - in response to Message 1638873.  

€0,99 for 10 free range eggs? That's cheap! Over here we pay that for 6 regular eggs In the cheaper shops like Lidl and Aldi.


Dont forget bavaria is a farmer state.
I can buy 10 eggs directly from a farmer for just €1.10.
And we have a supermaket war over here.
Aldi, Lidl, Rewe, Norma and so on.
Not good for the farmers but good for us.
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Message 1638885 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015, 11:24:35 UTC - in response to Message 1638878.  
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€0,99 for 10 free range eggs? That's cheap! Over here we pay that for 6 regular eggs In the cheaper shops like Lidl and Aldi.


Dont forget bavaria is a farmer state.
I can buy 10 eggs directly from a farmer for just €1.10.
And we have a supermaket war over here.
Aldi, Lidl, Rewe, Norma and so on.
Not good for the farmers but good for us.

Thinking of Monsanto now..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto
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Message 1638886 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015, 11:24:50 UTC - in response to Message 1638881.  

Interesting prices. And yes Mike we also have a supermarket war here with the big boys against cheaper rivals such as Lidl and Aldi. In the UK West country at least which I visit regularly, you can buy much cheaper eggs at local farm gates, and they are more likely to be genuine outside free range eggs, not just a large barn. Also the supermarkets buy from regularly tested producers, i.e. their hens aren't infected in any way. Curry The price you pay allows for that.

Kittyman misses the point. British High Streets are the life blood of the country, when they start going downhill you know something is wrong. We lost Woolworths, Tesco is in trouble, M&S seem to be panicking with gimmicky offers. Local pubs and petrol stsions are all shutting down. Yes it is worrying.

Oh, crap. We lost Kmart. And, it seems that our stalwart Radio Shack is in chapter something or another.
All business models fail at some point or another. Some sooner than others.

RIP, Radio Shack. Now I am going to have to order resistors from DigiKey...
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Message 1638894 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015, 11:51:12 UTC

Raidoshack in the UK was called Tandy
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Message 1638900 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015, 12:26:53 UTC

In 2012, Tandy Corporation Ltd, a UK company, acquired the UK rights to the Tandy brand from RadioShack. It now operates as an on-line retailer of electronic components and kits at tandyonline.co.uk.

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Message 1638917 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015, 13:53:18 UTC - in response to Message 1638894.  
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Raidoshack in the UK was called Tandy

Tandy bought out the original Radio Shack some years ago.
As was noted before I made this post.
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Message 1638927 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015, 14:11:22 UTC

I've never seen a double yolk egg, but not really sure I'd want one except for Scotch egg purposes, :~}

Eggs are pretty cheap in my neck of the woods. I think I usually pay about 99 cents for a dozen mediums, but they aren't organics.
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Message 1638994 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015, 18:23:35 UTC - in response to Message 1635002.  

James, you are lucky if they are doing 45 on the ramp. For 6 years I worked in a small town just east of London, next to a freeway, that has two sets of ramps, at either end of the downtown. The quickest way to get across the town was to bypass downtown on the freeway. At least once a week I would spot a local on one of the on-ramps, stopped at the end of the ramp, waiting for a break in traffic to get on the freeway. Then they would drive at about 45 mph (speed limit is 60 mph) to the next ramp.

And I have no patience for old world people that think they own the English language. We share it, just like we share our Queen.

45 mph, the local 'off ramp' has a speed limit of 50mph, though it is banked a bit in the curve, I've taken it at 70mph with no tribble at all... Of course I slow down a lot if it were wet, I'm no fool, I was taught by Professionals on how to drive.
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Message 1639212 - Posted: 9 Feb 2015, 4:37:22 UTC - in response to Message 1638934.  

It's all down to the perceived rarity level Gordon, not often at all do we in the UK get double yolks. Not that we particularly want them either it has to be said, but they are seen as a bonus. But the desperate marketing boys want to pander to us to make rare occasions everyday occurrences.

The best example that I could give was the previous Rowntrees fruit pastilles one, where every so often due to chance you got two blackcurrant ones together. It was almost half the fun in buying them.

99c for a dozen is really silly money so good luck to you I say. But do bear in mind that we in the UK do have The Eggs and Chicks (England) Regulations 2009 Egg Laws

The Lion Mark indicates that eggs are produced to a stringent code of practice operated by the British Egg Industry Council. Around 85 per cent of UK eggs are stamped with the British Lion Mark accreditation.

I don't know if the States have anything similar?


I'm sure there are lots of regulations on store-bought eggs. It's becoming kind of a fad for city people here to raise chickens in their backyards, and of course they claim the eggs are better. I dunno about that, but I have heard you can tell a difference.
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Message 1639754 - Posted: 10 Feb 2015, 13:57:09 UTC - in response to Message 1639275.  
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For years there was and probably still is the belief, that brown eggs tasted better then white ones and were more nutritious. It was proved scientifically wrong but people still believed it. It's the same as growing your own vegetables, they always taste better than shop bought produce, yes they are fresher and not forced, but you need a pretty good palate to notice that much difference.

Yet in the States i believe it's the other way round, and white eggs are the norm.
When i was in Egypt before Christmas all the eggs there were white.

I think i read some where that the colour difference corresponds to a chicken's ear lobes, chickens with white lobes produce white eggs, and chickens with red lobes produce brown eggs.
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Message 1639851 - Posted: 10 Feb 2015, 21:47:52 UTC - in response to Message 1639754.  
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the colour difference corresponds to a chicken's ear lobes




I would love to see the ear lobes of the chicken that lays Ukrainian eggs!
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I would have lots of patience for that!

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