My wife was trying for a whole day and the ended up speaking to somone on the Welsh language option. Cheeky, yes, but there was no other way... Our daughter's passport has been signed for a month ago but is still showing that they are waiting for it. We only half planned to go abroad, domestic...
Decades of competition and ample supply. OEMs need to shift 10s of thousands of the same spec machines and need reassurance that the supplier can come up with the goods. That's how AMD got started, a required second source to Intel
The building I work in has power delivered at something like 400v and then stepped down, so it is entirely possible. Not sure of the details, no a sparky and only know of this from a passing conversation with the site manager. Apparently it's more efficient than taking 240V from the general grid
It's way less common these days than when I was 17 (nearly 40). We all had tricked out Vauxhall Novas and Peugeot 205s :D
Come 2032 kids won't be able to afford cars or electricity to make noise so just hang in there