Re: The dear chap....
He'll be expected to polish a pair of black Crocs
3735 posts • joined 28 Feb 2007
He'll be expected to polish a pair of black Crocs
Alternatively, package them up with a pretty bow as a present to the Dear Leader in the North.
No phones, tablets, laptops or eBook readers. Oh and sorry you can't use your cordless headphones because they contain a battery - but I can sell you these disposable headphones for £20.
Search is fine, but I have never worked out the Google Map interface beyond basic searches.
It's not in the default set of icons any more.
I assume it is part of little Jonny Ive's insistence that all desktop applications must look like they were designed for a 4" phone screen.
When it works it is great. And most of the time, it just works.
When it fails - well there's not much you can do to find out what's gone wrong. There are no detailed error messages and no obvious way of looking at the processes - the new backup reports in the Console are unfathomable.
Apple's advice for when things go wrong beyond turning it off and on again, quickly goes to 'erase your backup disk and start again' then to 'you need a new Time Capsule'.
'So if the US had enacted a European Data Protection law, the hacked organisations could have been vulnerable to enforcement action if their website security was at a level that left personal data vulnerable to hacking attacks. That does not negate the fact that Mr Love committed a hacking offence, but clearly if website security was weak, then this allowed Mr Love’s attacks to succeed.'
That has nothing to do with the case. By analogy if I leave my door open and you pop in and steal something, you are still guilty of theft. I was dumb in leaving the door open, but you still chose to thieve.
It's BAE, so I'd go with Late, Very Late, Broken and Cancelled
They'll probably sue Xerox.
Because it'd be nice to watch what happens when those two are locked in a confined space for any length of time.
Dear god no.
We can't risk that movie trope of rivals becoming lovers through shared adversity. Imagine a planet populated by their offspring!
There are also uncertainties over the health effects of exposure to Martian dust. A lot of it is very fine, the sort of size that gets deep into your lungs, and it will be everywhere. Perhaps only heavy smokers need apply?
Geothermal fluids circulating at depth could be warm enough and contain enough of life's little essentials* for life to have evolved without the need for sunlight and an atmosphere.
* you know carbon, sulfur, phosphorus and a John Lewis account.
'Europa interests some as a solar system refueling station, where spaceships could top up their tanks with easily accessed hydrogen and oxygen fuel.'
Wouldn't Ceres be a better bet? With Europa you have to go deep into Jupiter's gravity well, expose yourself to horrifying levels of radiation and then crawl out again.
Ceres is really small, made of ice and launch windows come up every 15 months or so.
'The late Auberon Waugh had a much better idea; send violent criminals to a remote Scottish island where they would have to live on a diet of organic brown rice and vegetables and learn Buddhism and meditation.'
And live with the consequences of near-terminal communal flatulence? Sounds like a fitting punishment.
20 weeks for each kick and twenty or thirty years for not only looking like a complete tosser but being a complete tosser.
But isn't the tailpipe of a jet fitted with an afterburner - ummmmmm - meant to be fireproof?
That's really odd.
BAe usually deliver their turds to the MoD.
Does Ireland have Crimewatch - if so, the dramatic reconstruction will be amazing, not to mention the sign-off: 'The Garda are on the lookout for a man with luminous buttocks' will be one for the history books.
On the upside, the (1541?) floppy drive was able to keep a cup of tea warm indefinitely.
It's what Teresa May has always dreamt of.
Apple will be in a constant arms race with Tesco to make the thinnest bags.
I had all their albums.
I bought one of their cheap-as-chips laser printers three years ago and I've only just replaced the toner cartridge. HP won't appreciate that miserly income so I'm sure they'll be fitting best-before dates and killer chips in the next generation Samsung printers.
Me too - I miss the Space Shuttle.
And the LORD spake unto Moses and said, 'Thou shalt fear me for I am mighty and there are no limits to the wonders I can achieve.'
And the LORD saw the chihuahua of Moses and said, 'Behold! Children of Israel I shall lift this... this... What the hell is it? No, don't tell me, is it some kind of rodent? I certainly don't remember making one of those in Eden, but that sixth day was a right bugger to get right, just look at the platypus. Now where was I? Oh yes - Behold! Children of Israel...'
A drone may not be a physical threat to the aircraft, but it is a huge, potentially fatal, distraction to th crew right at the moment when they are working hardest to ensure the safety of themselves and their passengers.
I love the 747 for these flights - even with BA's pack-em-in mentality and grim deep blue decor they feel more airy than the 777. But I haven't seen one on the Nairobi route for a while, it's been a clapped out 777 recently which I presume are being decanted from Transatlantic flights now the 787s are arriving.
Putin probably wants to know where all the opposition oligarchs are hanging out - so he can arrange for some delicious tea to be delivered.
'The next gen fighter jet wont have a meat sack inside, so it will be significantly cheaper, faster, and better.'
Cheaper? Oh dear, in that case you're not doing it right.
'Finmeccanica (which recently, and completely incomprehensibly, rebranded itself as “Leonardo”'
Clearly a defence contractor who was inspired by an artist famous for getting very large amounts of money and never finishing the job.
And indeed the title of my first hand-puppet slash fiction.
And have you remembered to move the swimming pool before take off this time?
The word aluminum has been around since 1807 when Sir Humphrey Davy proposed it as a replacement for his previous attempt of alumium.
Both aluminium and aluminum were used in the US but I'm was preferred from 1820 when Websters dictionary used it as the acceptable American spelling. By the time aluminium became a common material, um was already the fashion in America.
Glad to see it's not just me who sees the red mist with this sort of wording. It doesn't matter if it is a small number of customers, for those customers it is a complete loss of service.
PlusNet has been having occasional lie-downs in a dark room with a damp cloth over its forehead for a week or so now. Again, the mysterious power issue might be causing some problems for a small number of customers (which always seems to include me). The falling over seems to have started round about the time they told me my bill would be increasing to pay 22 tattooed millionaires to kick a ball around on a TV channel I don't watch.
'Half makes you wonder if someone in the government thinks that a flesh covered metal man could come back in time to prevent a future global war from being stopped.'
Such a hypothesis would go a long way towards explaining our new Prime Minister.
If Home Office ministers are pathologically stupid when it comes to technology, or;
If Home Office ministers are pathologically deaf when it comes to technology.
Clearly this man cannot be allowed anywhere near the Home Office where data interception and retention must be pursued with the Blunkettian zeal of the truly ignorant.
Couldn't we just ask Israel for a quick look at the nuclear-tipped cruise missiles they almost certainly (don't) have?
'Why have a fleet of expensive manned aircraft when you can have drones for a fraction of the price and not risk the lives of the pilots'
Translated into BAe-speak 'Why have a fleet of expensive manned aircraft when you can have drones at twice the price and not risk the lives of the lobbyists'
I guess if you can work through the Bible without blinking at its insane contradictions, and, despite all the evidence in the Old Testament, still think him upstairs is a kind and benevolent god, you're just about credulous enough to believe in UK party politics.
'To me they both look like worthy successors to one of the greatest female leaders this country has ever had.'
Which one? Mary I?
It's okay, the Brexiters have told us the devaluation is good for British exporters so I'll just switch to a British designed and built computer - like... like... - I'll get back to you on that.
The report says the blobs are denser than the surrounding Mantle, but also they transmit seismic waves slowly. But seismic waves travel *faster* in denser materials - that's how geophysicists calculate their density.
I suspect something has gone missing between the research and the press release.
On the upside - Farage will now have to find a job, and it might shock him to find out he'll have to turn up to get paid.
Well the financial experts will have decamped to Frankfurt so we're probably left with the hipsters.
Jam first then cream.
Don't be a Devonian heathen.
I can only assume Dido's incentive payment is paid by TalkTalk's rivals who must be delighted to keep her where she is.
I am so gutted by this news. I never got to meet Lester, but we regularly exchanged emails and he was every bit as funny, spiky and blindingly quick witted as his articles. He made me laugh - and for that thank-you.
I can't imagine what his family are going through right now to lose someone so young, but there are thousands of people who want to thank them for sharing him with us.