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Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:56 pm
by liz
Our friend Pete, who runs Mythic Beasts, the company this site is hosted with, was in our local paper today. It's got nothing at all to do with Raspi, but I thought you might enjoy it as a bit of a mental break.

I am ashamed for our city. The kids can't program, and they're not even very good at theft. Or running.

(Edited to fix link)

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:01 pm
by Lynbarn
If that link doesn't work, try this one:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.u.....012012.htm

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:02 pm
by psergiu
Correct URL:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.u.....012012.htm

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:18 pm
by Lakes
Did the Laptop survive the "Drop Test" though?

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:25 pm
by Lynbarn
liz said:

I am ashamed for our city. The kids can"t program, and they"re not even very good at theft. Or running.


But to be fair, he did have the intelligence to work out that if he let go of the "loot":

A) he would be able to run faster, and

B) his pursuer was likely to stop to retrieve it.

Or alternatively, maybe C) he just dropped it!

Of course , if Raspberry Pis had been around a few years ago, he may have been sat at home in front of his computer, coding instead...

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:31 pm
by ukscone
tut just can't get the quality of criminals these days that we were used to in the good old days. why in my day we'd have stolen an ibm luggable and still completed a marathon before the victim was out of their chair

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:33 pm
by richardp
liz said:


Our friend Pete, who runs Mythic Beasts, the company this site is hosted with, was in our local paper today. It"s got nothing at all to do with Raspi, but I thought you might enjoy it as a bit of a mental break.

I am ashamed for our city. The kids can"t program, and they"re not even very good at theft. Or running.

(Edited to fix link)


You cant beat a Redbrick Edukashun … not even if you ran from it!

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:35 pm
by kme
Ehm, that's a different Pete from the one making the beta boards? Otherwise I need new glasses (not unlikely, BTW...).

But yeah, get R-Pi on the streets to keep kids off the streets

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:39 pm
by Joules
But won't kids be able to run faster and have a Pi in each hand ?

(loads blunderbuss, with burnt out Pi parts)

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:31 pm
by Jongoleur
In our neck of the woods, the guy stealing the laptop would just be the distraction.  His mates would have had the radio, satnav and all the tyres off the car by time the tealeaf had dropped the laptop.....

As someone once said, "speak softly and carry a lump of 2x4".

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:38 pm
by liz
kme said:


Ehm, that's a different Pete from the one making the beta boards? Otherwise I need new glasses (not unlikely, BTW...).

But yeah, get R-Pi on the streets to keep kids off the streets


A very different Pete. Petes are all over the place round here.

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:41 pm
by ukscone
liz said:


kme said:


Ehm, that's a different Pete from the one making the beta boards? Otherwise I need new glasses (not unlikely, BTW...).

But yeah, get R-Pi on the streets to keep kids off the streets


A very different Pete. Petes are all over the place round here.


pete and repeat went out in a boat. pete fell in who was left?

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:51 pm
by Andre_P
Hmmm, I shall have to look up the area and then post it as possibly somewhere NOT to move into when I move up there.

In fact the areas I know are Swavesey and Over any other suggestions of where possibly I can move to.

Requirements

1. A good pub.

2. Good Schools

3. A good pub.

4. Major food sources (Chinese, Kebab House, Italian Restaurant etc).

5. Understanding with the Police that I can be as sarcastic as possible to hoodies.

I rather like the Cambridge Police, I phoned them up asking how they would react if they saw my friend pressing the LOUD pedal hard taking his girl to hospital to give birth.

The officer nonchantly said they would take a view and then provide a high speed escort to the hospital .

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:06 pm
by liz
The Abbey area's actually rather nice. It's down by the river, very central and very pretty. I believe Pete ended up there after running a script on some estate agent websites to find the area of town where the average rental price was low compared to the average price of houses. (He's that kind of guy.)

If you're moving round here, I would strongly recommend you look elsewhere than Swavesey and other towns around the A14. The commute will drive you batty. We live near Newmarket, and the roads are good, the countryside pleasant, the crime rate low…and the pub next door has a small brewery.

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:19 pm
by geeday
I hear Saffron Walden is nice

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:41 am
by Andre_P
liz said:


The Abbey area's actually rather nice. It's down by the river, very central and very pretty. I believe Pete ended up there after running a script on some estate agent websites to find the area of town where the average rental price was low compared to the average price of houses. (He's that kind of guy.)

If you're moving round here, I would strongly recommend you look elsewhere than Swavesey and other towns around the A14. The commute will drive you batty. We live near Newmarket, and the roads are good, the countryside pleasant, the crime rate low…and the pub next door has a small brewery.



I can imagine, when I worked at Cyan (in Swavesey) I went up on the Monday morning using the back routes (Cambourne, Boxworth) and came back the same way, the rest of the week I telecommuted from Southampton (which was great ).

Hadn't thought about Newmarket. She who must be obeyed has already defined the requirements for any new house .

I wonder if the 'Misguided' bus goes through the Science Park, I'll have a look.

Thanks for the advice .

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:07 am
by Neil
Andre_P said:

Hadn't thought about Newmarket. She who must be obeyed has already defined the requirements for any new house .
We looked at Newmarket a couple of years ago.  Then looked at the commute.... Now I walk to work


I wonder if the 'Misguided' bus goes through the Science Park, I'll have a look.


Not through as such, but right next to it.  In fact the BRCM office is the closest building to the Regional College stop.

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:45 pm
by Andre_P
Thanks Neil, much appreciated