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  1. Might be the cost of upkeep on an ageing system. Is it predominantly voice systems on ISDN these days. It's the big push towards VOIP etc
  2. mbx

    F1 2018

    Kimi......Sauber ???????
  3. ...and late 80's it was TransMann
  4. £500k, it was a lot more than that
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    TT2018 - entertainment, tents and that

    As I stated.....it was a rumour...not fact that I could substantiate.
  6. mbx

    TT2018 - entertainment, tents and that

    One fact and one rumour for you . With regards to the entertainment outside the HR tent (stuntbikes,Purple helmets etc) this was all funded by HR. They paid for the entertainment to come over and provided beer/donations to the Purple Helmets. That's the facts over with. Now the rumour.........Bushys were give £100k to help setup their village in the Villa.......
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    TT2018 - entertainment, tents and that

    If the weather had been bad like previous years, how many punters would have stood outside at the Villa and how many would have been in the dry at the bottleneck carpark ? Many different variables have played here, but the punters have won in the end. The HR site was originally designed completely differently to the tent that was put there but there was mis-communication in the planning department and Health & Safety so the plan was stalled until rescued at the eleventh hour. It was then too late to do the original plan so they had to go to a backup. In the meantime the brewery looked at the HR plans and nicked it to create their new format at the grandstand .....
  8. mbx

    TT2018 - entertainment, tents and that

    Perhaps they have a different date on their contract ? Maybe they don't have to be out for a few days ?
  9. mbx

    Red Arrows 2018

    I'm only going by what Google told me....... How to get the Red Arrows to your event
  10. mbx

    Red Arrows 2018

    Regarding the cost of the display to the requester (ie the IOM Government), a figure of around £9000 is the current asking price. The team can receive upwards of 400 requests a year for a display and are only able to do around a quarter of them due to time constraints
  11. mbx

    TT2018 - entertainment, tents and that

    ..and whilst it was all tied up in planning H&B looked at the plans that HR submitted, thought "Ooohh, those containers look like a good idea" and submitted a reduced idea for the Grandstand. Now, if HR want to do their original idea next year people are just going to assume that they're copying H&B !
  12. mbx

    TT2018 - entertainment, tents and that

    Actually not true down at HR. 4 out of the top 5 (including one's wife) are putting in 12 to 14 hour days down at the tent doing everything from moving rubbish bins to sweeping up and restocking the bars
  13. mbx

    TT 2018

    1st counter-clockwise return that I remember was after David Jeffries' accident in 2003. I was at the QB with family and it was eerie to watch a slow procession of bikes going back to the Grandstand up Quarterbridge Road....
  14. In this day and age unless you're really ham-fisted , break things inside and force connectors into places that they don't belong then manufacturers allow customers to go inside laptops as it's cheaper than having an engineer do a repair. Dell ,for example, have asked little old ladies to go and find a suitable small screwdriver and remove the base plastics from a laptop to check hard disk connectors and reseat DIMMs (true story that happened locally). If you think you can do it yourself then just do so. Just make sure you have the correct size screwdrivers and understand how the different types of connector inside work. (some are easy to break when you think they should pull away from the connector when a flap actually lifts up, etc,etc
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    Private Jet For Sale

    Your right about the reg... it was registered in Austria to Laudamotion on 27/4/17...