Useful Amazon Echo / Dot Commands for Homework, Games & Trivia

The Amazon Echo / Dot can be useful for homework, trivia and other games. “Alexa, random fact” “Alexa, tell me something interesting” “Alexa, random number between x and y” “Alexa, heads or tails” “Alexa, toss a coin” “Alexa, say the alphabet” “Alexa, roll a die” “Alexa, what is the square root of 9?” “Alexa, what …






£5 note ‘worth £50,000’ spent in Blackwood is found

One found … three more to go. Good luck 🙂 £5 note ‘worth £50,000’ spent in Blackwood is found – BBC News One of four new £5 notes which could be worth up to £50,000 is found in south Wales. Source: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38333438 Update: The 2nd note has been found: £5 note ‘worth £50,000’ found in Christmas …






Virgin Media fault in DY8 F003864632 – their review date is April 2017 !

Ongoing Virgin Media fault in DY8 F003864632 – their review date is April 2017 ! They expect us to live with less than 5 Mbps all evening for at least 6 months whilst they cream in the revenue for a so-called “premium” service.. They deliver the contracted 100 Mbps in the mornings… when everyone is at …






Obituary: John Glenn

US Marine, the first American to orbit the Earth, US Senator, the oldest person to go to space. R.I.P. Obituary: John Glenn – BBC News The man who became a national hero as the first American to orbit the earth Source: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13561650






Virgin Galactic and Boom unveil Concorde 2.0 tester to restart supersonic travel

I don’t see how 55 passengers at $5000 each can make this commercially viable. However, it would be good to have supersonic flights again after a certain airline killed them… Virgin Galactic and Boom unveil Concorde 2.0 tester to restart supersonic travel Beardy & Co plan first commercial service by 2023 Source: www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/16/virgin_galactic_boom_unveil_concorde_2_dot_0/






Don’t panic, but a ‘computer error’ cut the brakes on a San Francisco bus this week

Yeah… that works so well because components never break between checks in the morning and “incidents” during the day… the same way that headlights and tail lights don’t break at completely random intervals… Oh, and it did break in this crash and nothing to do with a computer. Muni unexpectedly turns into self-driving ride Source: …