Can't wait for the headlines
Bearing in mind both disruptions are in areas famed for their wackos we should expect some hilarious news stories.
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Bearing in mind both disruptions are in areas famed for their wackos we should expect some hilarious news stories.
...they'd had the foresight to put a little Playmobilnaut aboard.
I'm sure a whole lot of people here would have brought their own sledgehammers and done it for free just for the reward of making David Blunkett cry.
Really, are there a lot of good Jewish boys from Nazareth with blue eyes?
If they've done it with 'The Prisoner' maybe they'll do it with 'The Avengers' which was also shot on 35mm.
Sorry the thought of Diana Rigg in HD has left me utterly incapable of working for the rest of the day.
Not only was it gorgeous (and at the time cutting edge geology). But they were very clever with Aubrey Manning as a presenter. He openly admitted he didn't know much about geology, but didn't go down the more common route of acting like a cretin. Here was a smart guy using his knowledge of a different area of science to explore another.
BTW. Does Brian Cox's constant smile freak other Regitards as much as it does me?
At least he's a geologist.
The BBC is usually much happier to embark on 'celebrity led journeys of discovery'*, just think back to the buttock clenchingly awful episode of Horizon with Alan bloody Davies. It's not beyond the realms of possibility that'll follow that up with Barbara Windsor's Quest for the Higgs Boson.
* their words not mine. It was used in cold blood at a pitching meeting I once attended.
Although are we limited to shark-deployed weapons? Would one of the members of Tylosaurinae (15m of pure bloody-minded viciousness) make a better platform ?
Or even a brachiosaur with water wings.
Just so long as this wouldn't delay the delivery of my pet dinosaur.
...it had to be ready by a certain day?
Such as the day before the Israelis started bombing.
They're there help reduce engine noise.
As mentioned above the 'Top Gear' jumbo was a prop on Casino Royale where its undercarriage and engines were mated to a CGI upper.
Someone who makes ACPO look rational.
Speaking of ACPO, I was very surprised recently to learn that they're not a statutory body. For all the press attention they get and access to ministers, they are nothing more than a private company. It's also exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.
Some of the information about charging is out of date. Nissan have already announced a fast charge for the LEAF which will take it from flat to 80% charge in less than half an hour.
You have a monumental task ahead of you with the Telegraph's tech pages which appear to be aimed at users of - well the telegraph actually with articles that alternate between 'can it ever be acceptable for women to use a home telephone?' and 'Steven Fry says this is the best thing ever - so it is'.
So are you the Reg's very own trojan horse on Fleet Street? A stealthy replacement of the Telegraph's journalists by the likes of yourself, Lester, Lewis and of course the very lovely Moderatrix would be guaranteed to raise the blood pressure of elderly conservatives everywhere.
Is there something special about hydrogen which makes it the only suitable fuel for such a mission?
Have you already forgotten that they are 'the greatest electrical store in our galaxy':
Just one of those stores I kind of wonder how it's still in business.
Every time I go into one they seem to have added another disparate line of products. First it was chocolate bars, then it became pick 'n mix, now Krispy Kreme. All of which have been accommodated by as you say - crunching magazines so tightly together you can't see anything - assuming of course they haven't randomly moved all the shelves around.
Books? Nope, if it isn't a Twilight book, a sleb autobiography or on Richard and Judy's list you aren't going to find it. Music - forget it, DVDs - how much??? Blu-Ray - what's that?
They must be existing solely on the profits on Lottery scratch cards and chocolate oranges (which are crap since Terry's got taken over, but that's another rant entirely).
See also Boots.
So they're now detaining people coming from that hothouse of fundamentalist reasonableness - Iceland.
Watch out Finland, you'll be next.
What a fabulous new word. I plan to use it every day.
China has any number of border disputes with non-aligned countries - most especially with Vietnam and India. How would the J-20 compare to their latest aircraft should Beijing decide that these matters need to be resolved without resorting to diplomacy?
This dildo came with an enormous seven-segment LED display and beep-beep-beeped its way down to the suitably explosive climax.
The comparison completely ignores the fact that video games are also 'fashionable' - there's a huge demand to have the game on day 1 and its appeal drops off fairly quickly afterwards. A couple of months later there is essentially no demand for the game whereas a car will remain desirable for longer (unless its a Toyota in which case it never was)
...there are people who *pay* for Hotmail addresses?
BT confirms that each household or street will be connected by fibre to the local exchange which will continue to be linked to the national network by a piece of damp string.
Isn't it a Federal offence to refuse reasonable requests from the cabin crew such as switching off electronic devices?
It's taken them a few months, but credit to New Labour for coming up with another incredibly intrusive scheme for obtaining information from perfectly innocent people.
Next - CCTV camera records to be analysed to reward people who don't walk on the cracks in the pavement.
Will the government compensate me for buying an HD-DVD player?
...then I'd have some sympathy for them, but not when the cards were always voluntary for British citizens. They chose to get one full knowing that two of the three main parties (including one that was always ahead in the opinion polls) were committed to scrapping the cards.
Many of my childhood nightmares featured a certain green seed pod discovered by overly curious scientists drilling into the Antarctic ice cap.
Daily Express readers getting it on.
Besides, apart from the spelling mistakes what difference is there in the content on those pages and that provided by Dirty Desmond through his Northern and Shell porn empire?
We should pressure the Daily Mail to take the lead. Rather than demanding the government do something, the Mail should see how many of the grotesques who buy the paper actually subscribe to its 1950's net-curtained view of world.
They could guarantee that there will be no porn, a Queen's head on every page, payments in Pounds sterling only, absolutely no blacks, gays or Irish, and lots of bulletin boards where people can fume, fulminate and exude generally toxic levels of moral superiority over the state of the country.
And the rest of us can add their domain name to our black lists.
Now, now, now, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
But they've sunk so much money into this project that it won't be killed by anything short of a Congressional veto, holy water and a stake through the heart. Bearing in mind the Republicans are entirely loopy about missile defence there is precisely zero chance of anyone sitting down and saying 'this is a crappy idea, why don't we...?'
I'm pretty sure they stopped using that slogan a few years ago, mainly on the grounds that their crapulent service, ramshackle aircraft and enthusiastic refusal to follow something so simple as a timetable was opening them up for legal action.
If I didn't have quite so many Air Miles with them I'd gladly never use BA again.
Unless you're in government when you pay several hundred times more than what you get.
Has anyone played with this machine, or is there a good reason I've never actually seen one outside of the O2 store?
Is there any chance we can extradite the BT and Phorm boards to the US as hostages whilst Julian Assange appeals his case? Then we can honestly say we deal harshly with people who don't resPect private data AND have a national feel good moment.
If we can throw BT and ex Labour minister Patricia Hewitt into the deal as a sweetener it'd make my day.
Orbital can build rockets better than they Photoshop - there's a nasty reflection cockup going on there.
Yep, you're thinking of the USAF X20 DynaSoar program.
Anonymous targeted the BPI who like nothing more than being portrayed as victims. I imagine no effort will be spared to ensure the music industry doesn't go without its seasonal LearJets.
'no matter what initial search term was first requested.'
'The xxx image was served up around 200,000 times in the space of around 30 minutes'
Are Yahoo! really only handling 200,000 searches in 30 minutes? They might as well close the doors right now.
That cover photo is absolutely terrifying. Once glimpse of it and it tears at your soul, nips straight through the uncanny valley and goes to the land of WTF?
I'm not sure if it's the lighting to blame, the lens or that Mark Zuckerberg is just plain freaky looking.
The material coming to the surface might be a plastic form of ice rather than liquid water. It would only melt when pressure is released, such as when the surface fractures. At that point you'd get an eruption containing liquid, solid and gas, but there'd never be a persistent pool of water.
The Earth is very similar, except it is plastic rock that moves towards the surface in the Mantle rather than ice.
The Jaguar wasn't even the first time the UK made that mistake. As long ago as 1957, the Sandys Report said that British defence could be guaranteed by a mix of ICBMs and anti-aircraft missiles. The result was that a whole generation of world-beating technology was consigned to the scrapheap.
'Was it really necessary to demonstrate that unionists (and socialists or communists) do not have the slightest grasp of how economics work?'
I think our current situation is largely down to the fact that economists do not have the slightest grasp of how economics work.
Under section 105 of the Copyright Act are not covered by copyright.
BTW. If you like your irony full fat, you can currently use your Mastercard or Visa card to buy a copy of the leaked documents in Kindle format from Amazon:
If their response to a notice from the government is a simple 'Okay'. You'd have thought the legal department's first response would have been 'and which law exactly are WikiLeak breaking?' if only so PayPal would have something concrete to tell WikiLeaks if the organisation protested their delisting.
...you can still use Mastercard to donate to the Ku Klux Klan and the British National Party. (But please don't).
My plan is to reintroduce dinosaurs on the grounds they're likely to love crunching up delicious cockroaches and are uniquely adapted to high global temperatures. Cynics might say T-Rex is highly unlikely to have obtained many calories from bugs, but I think they should be brought back because they look great on T-shirts.
Mad? It's not madness - it's science! Now if you need me, I'll be at my secret volcano lair trying to crack the Earth like an egg.
A lot of Asian countries use extremely didactic learning techniques with relatively little emphasis on comprehending what students learn. If anything they are even more strongly geared towards passing exams.
In Britain it is (god and I sound like should be reading the Mail here) that we've stopped teaching basics and cut back on the amount of time students spend doing stuff. Grammar, creative writing, algebra and geometry (let alone calculus) seem to have been completely sidelined whilst subjects like Chemistry, Biology and Physics are almost unrecognisable because of the fear that someone might do something terrible with the xylene*
* which I assume is now banned on the grounds that it can be dangerously fun to use.
It's an alleged sexual offence so bail would be unlikely in any case, but since he's not a UK citizen bail might have been refused since it wouldn't have a fixed address here.
It's Darth Sugar.