Whilst we're on the subjects of beasties from outer space
Any news on the Shuttle Squid?
3702 posts • joined 28 Feb 2007
Any news on the Shuttle Squid?
'The Perishers' were in the Mirror when it used to be a newspaper.
The spooks are still editing the magazine and dropping in really weird bits of advice - you know - 'have you tried practicing suicide bombing in an uninhabited area just so you know what it feels like'. Then they could add music reviews, a gallery of unusually shaped vegetables, a 'Dear Dierdre' sex advice column and a 'Where's Ayman al-Zawahri?' competition to win £5.
The price on the shelf only constitutes an 'invitation to treat'. When you take the beer mountain to the till you are making an offer to complete the contract at that price. A contract only comes into being when Tesco accepts your offer and you pay (so called 'consideration'). Up until that point the seller or the buyer can pull out of the negotiations, or change the conditions without prejudice, so Tesco are fully within their rights to say there has been a pricing error and the customer has no legal protection.
Although I hope they issued the check-out staff with cattle prods when they tried to explain this.
Mind you, I wonder if anyone got the lower price on the self-service tills?
We've got BT running our walking pace broadband service.
But Disney are one of the more enlightened DVD distributors. A recent Blu Ray not only came with a DVD, but a download licence through iTunes for only a quid or more than the bare bones DVD. And then, it had the rarest of things - skippable ads and trailers.
Compare that to Momentum who put a completely unstoppable Maltesers ad on their disk.
Was it a nice cookie?
Make the packaging so delicious that the user cannot help but gobble it up rather than casting it into the garbage.
Sounds hard doesn't it? But many would argue McDonalds have already perfected containers with more flavour and nutrition than their contents.
Mould a spoon out of gallium and get the victim to stir their coffee with it. It looks like stainless steel but has a melting point of 30C.
Now such hilarity is available to the masses:
Mind you I've been in some labs where the coffee can melt a stainless steel spoon.
That anyone would want to have sex with any of them. Aren't there any items of furniture they'd rather have it off with before turning to the political classes?
So our masterplan will involve uploading an unpatched copy of Windows ME to bit torrent.
Stop the competition Lester, this is just too good.
Wayne Bird, who also copped an eyeful, reported: "I saw a male on a bike with absolutely nothing on, not even a pair of socks."
The article clearly mentions our streamlined cyclist was wearing glasses and a pair of trainers. I don't think Mr. Bird's account can be trusted.
...and women say men can't multitask.
This has to happen.
I'd rather they'd named them Truck 1, Truck 2 and so on rather than give them the names of great scientists. It's not a very impressive memento to be filled with odds and sods, emptied, loaded up with sewage and then crashed into the ocean.
I expect Einstein would be more impressed with his element (99) than this thing.
What was so odd about the Skype deal is that Microsoft didn't actually say what they were going do with it.
Had they announced the deal and used the same event to say something definite like 'Skype is coming to Xbox Live' then journalists would have at least known what was planned and be able to tell consumers that Skype would bring videophones to millions of living rooms. That buys good headlines, gives the Xbox a boost and should have raised the share price.
It's incredible that a company like Microsoft has such woeful spin doctors.
I just checked, they're still spelling 'colour' wrong.
The laptop lovely was the only thing that made Asus at all interesting and now she's gone.
You can pick up perfectly good Nokia entry level phones on PAYG for twenty quid, so really - why this crazy price?
Microsoft has nine research labs around the World, they're doing some seriously cutting edge work. If you ever get an invite, go, their work is fantastic and it's beginning to appear in products like Bing, Mindstorms and Kinect.
Another reason you may not have connected King with the book is that it was published under the pseudonym Richard Bachmann. Although wildly different, the book's not much better than the movie, so you aren't missing much.
I was just wondering how Sony's problems could get worse and that seemed to be the answer.
I'm a big fan of TiVo and loved my UK series 1 before it shuffled off this mortal coil. Sadly I don't live anywhere near a Virgin cable network so this won't work for me.
Does anyone know if Virgin have an exclusive deal with TiVo or is there any chance that other companies will be bringing out TiVo Freeview/sat boxes?
It'll be followed by the 'Mysteron' whose voice will have you soiling your pants right across the Atlantic.
Liquid O2 will make almost anything burn. In the 1950s the Americans had a number of nasty fires and explosions when liquid oxygen boiled out of their Thor missiles and dripped on to asphalt.
For that investment we could create thousands of high technology jobs, countless spin-offs and grab a lucrative market. It's almost petty change when government spending is concerned.
We're going to spunk three times as much on the next generation of Trident submarines and it's only a little more than next year's running and jumping show.
'According to Data Center Knowledge, the pipe that streams the water from the gulf is about 7.5 miles below the surface of the Baltic Sea and connects to granite tunnels running to the data center.'
I don't think so. 7.5 miles is a smidgeon over 12km. Even at the lousy geothermal gradient found in the Baltic, the bottom of the well would be at over 100C.
The deepest point of the Baltic is only 450m below sea level, the deepest point in the oceans (the Challenger Deep) is 10911m. If the reporters had got it right, Google would be within a gnat's whisker of taking the record from the Kola superdeep borehole which is a stupendous 12.3km deep.
Get the buggers to crack the Voynich Manuscript - THEN they can post their amusing cat photos.
At 368m, the Fernsehturm in Berlin is still taller than anything in the UK.
Well remembered sir, it was Wardenclyffe Tower on Long Island:
Camping clearly underestimated the length of time it takes to spend his ill-gotten $70 million.
So, is everyone ready for The Great Disappointment 2.0?
Are the news outlets who only have to deal with Grímsvötn rather than eighteen syllables sounding like a Viking falling down a flight of stairs. Set your videos for when Þeistareykjarbunga next blows its top.
Well done Lewis for translating boring boffinry into everyman terminology. And to think it's only Monday, you should be in fine form come Thursday.
I haven't used a phone with this sort of display, but wouldn't a curved display be more likely to be damaged when the phone is dropped?
This guy is being treated as a harmless nutter when he is actually culpable for a great deal of distress and misery; and not just to his deluded followers, but to their friends and family (who may not be believers) who will have had to deal with the consequences of his actions.
Obviously I'm sure he'll be returning all those millions just as soon as the banks reopen.
If only for the scene near the end where Leonardo diCaprio sinks further and further away from the viewer into depths of the North Atlantic.
(Have I given anything away?)
[you are now arriving in Reykjavik, please ensure your seat is in the upright position]
Follow Miklabraut westbound past the city airport until it turns to Hringbraut; the BSI bus terminal is on your right. Take the short road to the car park behind the terminal where you will find a small take away (offering a drive through service if you are very lazy) selling burgers, pylsur and the like. But you want to go for the special...
Half a sheep's head with chips and cocktail sauce.
No, that's not an onion in the eye socket...
They have poutine - greasy chips covered in cheese curds and then gravy. It's hard to describe, except that similar things, only less fatty, were being washed ashore along the Gulf of Mexico last year.
There's a horrific close-up on everyone's favourite fact-free zone:
Jeremy Hunt will reject these proposals on the grounds that it will 'undermine Britain's successful media industry' / 'upset uncle Rupert'.
Squid would laugh at 25g - and still sucker your face off into the bargain.
He's quite unique what with his 'seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name'
Answers to the name Mr. Sprinkles.
After Lewis' story yesterday, shouldn't we consider revising the standard and base it on squid, which are at least decimal?
It sounds like a place BBC News would make up to chart social decline.
Oh well good luck to him in the thankless job of explaining the government's security knee jerks to the world.
Now, is there any chance of DB picking up a few other train operators around the country? I'd especially like First Great Western to vanish into history to be replaced by a competent company who might be willing to - oh and let's get radical here - buy new trains???
We're sending Cthulu back home.
Just to be picky, no they didn't.
Nice article though, thanks.
Well here's prior art which I make on a regular basis.
500g caster sugar
250ml fresh lemon juice (that's about 6 large lemons)
Zest if you like more lemony goodness
Dissolve the sugar in 750ml water and simmer for a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and add the lemon zest. Allow to cool.
Add the lemon juice. Put in the fridge until really cold.
Place the mixture in an icecream maker and churn until it starts to solidify. If you don't have a machine place in a shallow dish and freeze for an hour. Give it a good forking (fnarrr) to mix the ice with the unfrozen goop. Freeze again for another hour, repeat a couple more times until it is completely slushy. Whisk vigorously then freeze. It'll keep for up to a week in the freezer.
I suspect the cure for cystic fibrosis is somewhat more complex.
You can make a lighter sorbet by adding beaten egg white. But it's not worth it.