Define “greatest”? Because by any objective measure that simply isn’t true. It may be unfashionable, but “white guys in funny hats, 1450-1750” were the greatest navigators the world has ever seen. Not to denigrate the skills of the Polynesians, but at best you can caveat their efforts with “...with the tools at their… » 4/24/15 1:25pm Yesterday 1:25pm

There's no way to "restore the original timeline", since its not been destroyed. All you could do is create another alternate universe. nuTrek is actually just as much a Mirror Universe as the goatee-verse. » 4/17/15 3:59am 4/17/15 3:59am

Didn't work that way for me. I ended up back home in London after a year travelling. I went back to work in London almost straight away, but I couldn't settle and was gone within a year to live in Ireland. I'd lived in London for over a decade before I went travelling, was just completely disenchanted with the place… » 4/16/15 12:22pm 4/16/15 12:22pm

No it wouldn’t. What the hell are you talking about? Half of London is owned by Russians. Buying property in the UK just takes access to money. In fact you’re better off being a foreigner because you’re not exposed to Capital Gains Tax when you sell. » 4/14/15 11:54am 4/14/15 11:54am

Sorry, but having a go at Hamilton is absurd. In reality Hamilton has one rival this year, and that's Rosberg. Constructor's championship be damned (they'll win it at a canter anyway), it suits Hamilton's championship for Rosberg to drop points and be under pressure. Hamilton has done a masterful psychological… » 4/13/15 2:15am 4/13/15 2:15am

Really? You lose your remote and your smartphone that much? I went through a phase of using my smartphone to control my TV until I realised it was actually slower than digging out the remote from down the sofa. Poking away at a tiny smartwatch screen wouldn’t be much of a step up. » 4/10/15 8:40am 4/10/15 8:40am

Everybody. Every passenger ever. Imaginary braking, snoring when you’re tired yourself, fucking with the radio (that really pisses me off), moaning you’re going too fast, moaning you’re going too slow, moaning you’re taking the long way around, or the short way round that isn’t as pretty, eating, drinking, using your… » 4/08/15 12:37pm 4/08/15 12:37pm

I’ve been to all of these except Lagos. Only CDG would even make it onto my top 10 shittiest. The Moscow Sheremetyevo domestic terminal was easily the worst (although I’ve heard its improved); proper fear for my life stuff. As for the rest, Rio was awful, Buenos Aires spectacularly incompetent, and then just lots of… » 4/07/15 1:42pm 4/07/15 1:42pm

Oh for crying out loud, its her job. And checking secondary sources wouldn't have involved any "pushing" at all; you know, like checking there was actually a party on the night in question? Talking to the three friends she'd already mentioned? If I'm being charitable, stupidity or laziness is the cause; unfortunately… » 4/06/15 4:42am 4/06/15 4:42am

Greater Sydney

is predicted to encompass a region spanning from Melbourne, all the way up to Queensland along the coast. But as with Edinburgh/Glasgow and Gauteng, it doesn't appear that anybody's written science fiction about this megalopolis yet.

» 4/03/15 2:25pm 4/03/15 2:25pm

Sorry, but what the fuck are you talking about? Tipping is perfectly normal in Europe, the key difference being it isn't compulsory (although some places try to sneak in a "service charge" which pisses pretty much everybody off because you know the staff aren't getting it) and should genuinely be based on good service. » 4/02/15 6:00pm 4/02/15 6:00pm