Re: Free country?
America, land of the Free*
* for only certain values of "free"
572 posts • joined 20 Sep 2007
America, land of the Free*
* for only certain values of "free"
> Re: America
> The only country not under threat of a CIA coup...
Because the coup has already happened!!!
If you wish to charge your electric car while driving what you need is a slot in the road with metal strips either side. Then on the underside of your car you have a tab that fits in the slot with the pick ups on either side...
You then need to be REALLY careful at the cross-overs...
We need some Digital Relief from all these Diabolical Digital Distractions!
And? Why is that any sort of excuse for stealing other people's work?
@AMBxx did you read the whole article? This was specifically mentioned as Amazon HAS come to an agreement witht he various rights organisations for that very reason.
Well its pretty obvious from the negative tone of this article which side of the BBC funding fence you sit on :)
So will anyone in Europe who actually make the laws (as opposed to make lots of waste paper aka European Parliament) pay the slightest bit of attention to all this garbage?
Neetu Jain was on the Tavistock Square bus and was one of the 52 victims. We had been colleagues and friends from about 1996 when we both worked for MAID plc in Leicester Square. I moved on in 1999 but we kept in touch sporadically for some years afterwards. I didn't realise she was one of the victims until about 4 years back when it occurred to me I hadn't heard from her for a while so did a FB/Google search for her name... The shock when I found out was like a physical blow, I was in tears for ages afterwards, she was such a warm, friendly and funny person.
I was living in Shoreditch at the time, so heard the commotion around Aldgate. It was a very disturbing time, just hours after the celebration of winning the Olympic games to be surrounded by such tragedy.
The great leaps forward that NASA achieved were done BEFORE they became bogged down with career bureaucrats and health and safety executives, in a time when engineers actually did the engineering.
Are you sure it wasn't 1,999 seconds?
I never considered VAT at 5% for gas and electric supplies as a subsidy for fossil fuel industry, more like a subsidy for people being able to heat their houses! In fact on electric its not discriminating against any particular supply so you could call this ANOTHER subsidy for wind farms as well.
Aircraft camo is designed as much to hide them when they are on the ground as in the air, so boring grey is a suitable colour then they are parked on concrete.
Which was a totally spurious gesture as the Gov is the lawmaking body so making a law that only affects itself is pointless when at some point in the future the Gov just abolishes that law when it decides it wants to do what the law forbids.
Martian Rock Snakes!!!
Excuse me what "last three" are you referring to?
Similarly, a 4th Indy film? Next you'll be trying to tell me that there are more than 2 Alien movies!
In that case you need an exam that is specifically about how to use Google, however if you are testing knowledge about ANOTHER topic you shouldn't be testing how good your Google skills are.
I prefer the classic sending the apprentice to stores for a long weght...
It worked for the Brennan-monster!
> And where can you purchase a system for e.g. paying road tax -
> yes one that integrates with VOSA's list of cars, MOT certificates
> and people verification systems? No, me neither.
You can easily get systems that have multiple integration points and interfaces that can communicate with other systems. Do those services support SOAP or some other form of data exchange format? That stuff isn't really difficult to configure into flexible integration points. You don't have to build custom applications all the time to handle that sort of thing.
Nothing "moved", they just allowed people to buy x.uk as well as x.co.uk
The queue is too long to bother waiting for the joke...
Where is Max Zorin when you need him!
@G.Y. : know a country that had the kids mark mark-sense BASIC cards, mail them to a central location, get the run back 1-4 weeks later.
Once a year, they would go on pilgrimage to that computer center, and get hold of real TTY terminals
That country was the UK and the year was 1974 - thats how I got my very first introduction to writing computer programs using first an assembly language-like language called "City & Guidls" and then after a while upgrading to BASIC.
The computer was Medway College of Technology's and was a hulking great big IBM monster.
There will soon be complaints that the names are too frivolous and should have more gravitas...
I see this as nothing more than another barrier to entry for new websites. How much will hosting companies gouge for certificates for each hosted domain name on top of the hosting fees? Its fine for large companies but what about the small players such as hobby clubs or small companies?
Rather than give the plod free mobes, make them do their fucking job properly - Brazilian Electricians, phone hacking, Hatton Garden burglaries etc etc etc etc ad nauseam...
Sorry that does not work - you don't have to be gay to be a pedophile, try again and use a proper dictionary/brain
Bye, you won't be missed.
Analogue computers were regularly (and still are) built from Meccano. Barnes Wallis built one to help solve some of the equations for the Bouncing Bomb and other problems.
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?
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