Re: Nah! What we really need is...
Ahh Gabrielle Drake and silver mini skirts...
540 posts • joined 20 Sep 2007
Ahh Gabrielle Drake and silver mini skirts...
Another pointless waste of cash that should be going to employing proper troops.... oh well its a new toy for the Whitehall boys to play with...
and don't forget Twoflower's introduction of the concept of "reflected sound of underground spirits" :)
Witches Abroad is also the book with the marvellous "Glod" footnote. Remember reading that in Selfridges bookstore before I bought it and burst out laughing in the middle of a busy shop!
I remember Tom Paulin reviewing Terry Pratchett on The Review Show many years ago:
A complete amateur... doesn't even write in chapters.
which has since appeared on many Discworld covers :)
Bugrit - Millennium hand and shrimp!
Will miss his particular brand of humanitarian whimsy and humour. I met him twice and he was genuinely funny and friendly. First time was at a writer's convention/workshop in the late 80s where he was very encouraging to me personally - he'd actually read some of my work on the old CiX message board and was very complimentary. Met him for a second time about 10 years later and although he was much more famous by then he remembered me and appeared actually interested in what I'd been doing.
First time I met him he was wearing this (http://www.zazzle.co.uk/and_god_said_integral_form_of_maxwells_equations_tshirt-235196737374054138) t-shirt and I almost wet myself...
Here you go... (probably NSFW)
Nice, but I can see the ASA's point...
At last! Someone talking sense!
Welcome back oh great Martian!
3a) Insist on running the project using "Agile" without properly understand the concept and thinking it means "make things up as we go along", then actually using it as a Blame Management Framework(tm) when all the different suppliers are trying to pass the buck.
Except I CAN stop the data harvesting (or at least reduce it) simply by installing Ghostery or other apps that block the trackers.If a device won't allow me to do that (iPad I'm looking at you) I don't use it that much. I do value my provate data and have taken steps to minimise its collection by these corporations.
That said I still use Facebook as it provides a service that allows me to connect with family and friends around the world to a level that would not be possible otherwise. I know it harvests data on me, but I'll only tell it things I am happy to share. I won't install its apps on my phone, or let it see my address/contact book.
But those shareholders are things like your pension fund as well as rich bastards, so don't be too negative about shareholders!
Has she learned to act with any part of her body other than her chin and lower lip?
Your .com costs x3 your .co.uk? You need to use a different domain registrar!!!!
Whoosh... that was the sound of the point missing you by a significant distance...
>I'm willing to pay £x amount to rent this house. That's the market price or whatever. Now government
> taxes that house. I'm not willing to pay more to rent it. Thus it's the landlord that pays that tax.
Surely you mean "Thus, the landlord refuses to renew the lease because there is always someone else with more money willing to pay the higher amount"
Someone said it right at the beginning - Economics needs to be taught the fundamental principle that
correlation != causality
Proper sciences understand this, but most of the "modern" (pseudo) sciences such as Economics and Climate Change don't seem to get this so keep repeating mantras that are obviously false to anyone with half a working brain.
No mention of Arkham Horror or for a fun card game, Cards against Humanity?
Try adding these filters to your Adblock - gets rid of the floating nav bar, the "Don't miss" block and the idiotically large top image on the front page
If you are running Adblock plus (and if not WHY not?) just add this to the custom filters to eliminate the annoying nav bar
Sorry ElReg this redesign is a disaster. I'm sorry for the guys who worked on it for them to get so much negative feedback, but this is an awful design. You've completely lost the idea of who your audience is - this isn't a bunch of media-luvvie Twitterati who gush over "modern", this is a tech savvy, traditionalist audience who additionally KNOW HOW THIS SHIT WORKS and can see bad design when it slaps them in the face with soiled Y-fronts!!!
I'm not the OP but yes I do like to be able to carry my entire music collection (about 70GB) with me so I can choose what I want to listen to at any time. Thus my 80GB iPod classic is perfect for this.
You sir, are a judgemental tosser.
Can you detect the gesture I'm making now?
Beware black monoliths!
But also with more wildfires there will be more dust and soot in the atmosphere to block out the sunlight...
>With Ashton Kutcher?
>Noah Wyle, surely.
There is a difference?
He aten't dead yet
"we know what caused this particular megadisaster, and it wasn't a senior manager; as mentioned in the article, it was an inexperienced member of IT staff screwing up a batch job."
It was caused by the decision to contract out the IT support to the lowest bid and get rid of the experienced staff that had dealt with similar problems in the past and knew what to do so that nobody experienced this sort of outage previously.
This was a failure of management pure and simple and the management should suffer the consequences, but most likely won't.
Neville Chaimberlain's "peace in our time" did one thing that was much more useful than any warmongering would have done - it gave us one more year to prepare for a war the British Empire in 1938 was totally unprepared for.
Your arguments a facile and ignorant. You sir are a Troll and I claim my five billy goats!
UTC = GMT for most practical discussions so what is your point?
Hence why they are now FORCING it down consumer's throats rather than give them a choice and have to admit they fucked it up big time.
> I also seem to recall that the main duty of the Spits was to deal with the Luftwaffe fighter escorts and then the Hurricanes were free to clean up the unprotected bombers.
This is a myth that is oft repeated but it just wasn't true.
Cloud - isn't that the new name for "client-server"?
I first encountered Netscape on Macs for a job with a defence contractor in New Malden back in 1996. They had their own "intranet" as they were not allowed to be connected to the outside world. I was doing tech support on Macs at the time but nobody really knew anything about this new fangled HTML stuff so I took it upon myself to learn and 18 years later I'm still doing it...
Nope Colin Baker was worse, Sylvester at least had some decent stories (eg Curse of Fenric)
Define "real people"?
Is Michael Caine any less real than Maurice Micklewhite? Which is the "real person"?
> so questions have to be asked about why the GOV.UK team waved the wobbly beta website through.
Because they are a bunch of morons with no clue how to do the internet?
Peter F Hamilton has a particular cinematic panache when it comes to action scenes, and apart from the compulsory nymphomaniac but independent and strong female characters he likes so much, he's pretty good at doing character too.
+1 for the use of "gorram" :)
Ahh great it won't touch my even older iPad 1 which is still on - um - whatever iOS version still had Google maps instead of Apple maps... iOS 5 was it? If it ever gets connected to iTunes (for uploading music or photos etc), all software updating is disabled...
So you advocate a race to the bottom where nobody pays tax anywhere?
1997 Antique? Damn I must be getting old!
if its unwritten how can that be enforceable?
"However, copyright infringement does mean that the owner of the work can't make (as much) money from that work. You can say 'so what' or 'they are rich anyway' 'till you are blue in the face, but that is the fact of the matter and that is what copyright protects."
Except the people to whom copyright infringement REALLY affects aren't rich. A huge amount of copyright infringement isn't AGANST big media businesses like BBC etc, its done BY them. Every time the BBC erases the metadata of an uploaded photo taken by a member of the public, they are enabling copyright infringement. The people who are affected by copyright infringement are freelance photographers as well as you and me who would have a perfect right to ask for compensation for use of our copyright material, except the big media companies would parade an army of lawyers against us to defend their infringement.
Looking forward to seeing these ladies at Dunsfold over the bank holiday weekend!
They'd be wearing purple wigs and silver mini-skirts!
You honestly think the other lot will behave any different? National ID cards ring a bell?
Played all versions of D&D & AD&D and my current game group settled on 4th ed by default when we started up again a few years back. To be honest the game system is irrelevant to us - its just an excuse to get together every 3 weeks and take the piss out of each other, have a laugh and an enjoyable evening. Having a "game" to play just makes the social aspect more regular, otherwise there would always be some reason to miss this get together...
We've taken a rest form D&D lately and are currently playing a Chill-based modern horror (think Charles Stoss Laundry...)
"I rolled Double zero... is that good?"
When Barclaycard foisted a contactless card onto me a couple of years ago I phoned them up and asked for one that didn't open up my wallet to thieves who could nick £10 from my by just walking past. Their response was that market research showed that the public liked having their money stolen invisibly and they would offer me no alternative to offering up my nuggets to random passers by.
Yes there is I said, I stop using your card to buy anything. So now it sits at home in the drawer and I only use the account to take advantage of their interest free balance transfer options.
I think you meant to say that British and Commonweath troops were the majority participants in D-Day?
Damn, beat me to it!