The "invasion of Normandy" scenario makes absolutely no sense as Normandy was never invaded by the Germans in WWI. The Western Front ended at the coast just inside the Belgian border. There weren't really any practical amphibious landing targets in the west; Antwerp was the only place on the Belgian coast worth aiming… » 10/31/14 6:55am Yesterday 6:55am

I'm most surprised by that stat: "...suggests that 63% of men and 54% of women are in their current long-term relationships because their current partner stole them from a previous partner." 63%? Really? That seems incredibly high to me. When I think about my circle of friends only a small minority seem to fit the… » 10/31/14 2:58am Yesterday 2:58am

First World Problems. While I do loathe RyanAir (and living in Ireland I've used them a lot) and Micheal O'Leary in particular (although a lot of what he says is just PR trolling), they've actually improved of late, particularly around some of the fee transparency stuff; the website in particular is much improved. I'd… » 10/26/14 3:34pm Sunday 3:34pm

Because from a marketing reach perspective Audi makes a lot more sense. I certainly think Audi have done just about everything they could with Endurance racing at this stage, but having said that, VW have always avoided F1, (mainly because Ferdinand Piech has always been a bit dubious about it) so it would quite a… » 10/26/14 8:54am Sunday 8:54am

I wouldn't be surprised at all. Or by a 4-cyl 911 hybrid. The Euro 6emissions regs are tough (Porsche is lucky that its emissions are rolled in with VW group but even VW itself hasn't hit the average 130g CO2/KM target yet, and Porsche are miles off). In other news, expect all 911s to be pdk as well. And Porsche won't… » 10/17/14 12:17pm 10/17/14 12:17pm

LOL. I've been three times... Great place, nice people. Bangkok is frenetic and can often be a bit smelly, but I really like it; less antiseptic than Singapore and more to look at than KL. The north is beautiful and ludicrously hot, and I have to say, if I had limited time and I wanted to do "exotic rainforest and… » 10/12/14 2:50am 10/12/14 2:50am

I remember sitting in a pub years ago with a couple of friends and a French intern we'd had working with us for a few weeks. He insisted we tell him every single English swearword we could think of and what they meant. We were there for hours. I swear we just making shit up by the end and he had an A4 notepad full of… » 10/10/14 5:40am 10/10/14 5:40am