Cars: What makes them go?

Written by Holmes Charnley

Sutton Park in that delightful industrial Mecca that is Birmingham always makes me think of seeds. Sutton's Seeds.

I lackrepparttar fundamental basics when it comes to knowledge of cars, their engines, what makes them go. I putrepparttar 133547 key inrepparttar 133548 ignition, I turn it and if it doesn't work, I'll calmly get out and tryrepparttar 133549 key in another car's ignition. Only joking. Basically, if it doesn't work, I'll shrug, get out, stick out my thumb and get a lift with someone who has a car who has a key that seemed to work that morning. Or something.

Now batteries exist not only in torches that you find inrepparttar 133550 boots of cars, but actually, I have since learnt, exist in engines as well and need to remain fully charged.

So, when me and my sweetheart used to go and drive to Sutton Park (see, there is logic to this piece) and feel all clandestine and excited, if it was raining we would sit inrepparttar 133551 car untilrepparttar 133552 rain had passed. We were remarkably lucky with our clandestineness cosrepparttar 133553 weather would as a rule hold out for us. A passing shower wasrepparttar 133554 only dampener to our ardour.

But on one particularly wet Thursday, our ardour was well and truly brought to an abrupt halt by that most typical of Britishy weathers, a drizzle. Not a monsoon. Just a wistful drizzle. We retired back torepparttar 133555 car fromrepparttar 133556 bushes and sat.

And sat.

Time to putrepparttar 133557 radio on. Well,repparttar 133558 weather stayedrepparttar 133559 same, and a couple of hours later it was time for us to go our separate ways. However, havingrepparttar 133560 radio on for two or so hours had maderepparttar 133561 key used to turnrepparttar 133562 engine on not work.

I'm courting a lady here and am in a tight spot. She sagely informs me thatrepparttar 133563 battery has gone flat, due to our having been playingrepparttar 133564 radio whilstrepparttar 133565 car has been parked.

Thumb Drives - Great New Technology!

Written by Mike Burstein

Thumb Drives - Great New Technology!

The ability to easily move data from PC to PC with minimal inconvenience is just another benefit computers have brought torepparttar current business world.

Overrepparttar 133546 past few years,repparttar 133547 different options to save and move data have multiplied dramatically. Usuallyrepparttar 133548 floppy disk (with it's 1.2 MB limitation), ZIP drives, CD-R's & CD-RW's, and even tape backups arerepparttar 133549 common ways to move data on non-networked PC's.

The latest innovation,repparttar 133550 USB Removable Flash Memory (Thumb Drive, Key Drive, Flash Drive, USB Drive, Micro Drive) brings a whole new meaning to easy transport of data. These USB compliant devices are small enough to fit on a key ring or carry in your shirt pocket.

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