2153 posts • joined Monday 8th October 2007 13:35 GMT
3' 3" is a title, surely?
This could fix a number of problems.
Housing shortage? Two storey houses could be easily converted to four, and the top two rented out.
Nobody buying new cars? You'd have to when you couldn't reach the pedals of your old one.
Pollution? Your new half size car wouldn't generate as much.
Congestion? All motorways could become six lane ones, simply by painting three more white lines down them.
How would it stand up to a squirt from the fire extinguisher?
"Coughs and sneezes, spread diseases,
trap your germs in your handkerchief"
You can sing it to the tune of the German National Anthem, you know.
Think of it as pre-cooked roadkill.
"were willing to ethnically cleanse them""
I'd settle for a Playmobil reconstruction.
"from 40 pence to £20."
How to you pay for stolen credit card details? With a stolen credit card?
Giving your own card details to a site that sees them as a saleable commodity strikes me as a bad idea.
@@Llloyd: Tsk TSK
Also in "A For Andromeda". Most of which has been lost by the BBC.
It's a shame the German police didn't do a DNA test. The Catholic Church would have had to explain why Jesus was a female serial killer.
I'm surprised this hasn't been reviewed yet.
Re Re: tired of the PMS defence
Agreed, but this one is pushing the envelope of the PMT defence in all directions.
I don't know of anyone who suffers from it unduly, I do know two diabetics and one epileptic though.
If you have a medical condition that puts others at risk, you have a responsibility to avoid the risk. And that includes taking medication. If early primrose oil is medication. Something she's admitted she didn't do.
And I still suspect this is an April Fool story.
@ Cow evil geniuses a bad idea?
I for one welcome our new super-intelligent herbivorous overlords. Remember Larry Niven's puppeteers? Indestructible spaceship hulls and stepping disks. Yay!
Penguin as they don't fart methane.
The BBC has now reported that the DNA has been traced to a Bavarian factory worker.
"One company making swabs said they were not intended for analytical, but only medical use, while another said that there had been no requirement for the swabs to be free of DNA."
@ female serial killer
The swabs are cotton buds, apparently the same as the ones sold in millions for domestic use. A product you'd expect to be sterile. With modern mass-production techniques I can't see any reason for any to be contaminated
Contamination is only a hypothesis at present, but it's a hypothesis that makes a load of problems
disappear. Best example of Occam's razor I can recall.
It isn't just DNA evidence that been discredited but criminal profiling. There was a wonderful article in The Mirror last November, http://tinyurl.com/c3dlr2
"Interpol and police computer checks built up a picture of a junkie, wandering across Germany killing at random for petty cash to feed her drug habit.
Psychiatrist Kurt Kletzer, who profiled incest monster Josef Fritzl said: "Like Fritzl, she is able to project an aura of normalcy while being anything but. She is compelled to murder to feed her habit, thus reducing the victim to the status of a worthless object.
"These psychopathic traits would have been formed at a very early age.
I would venture that the police are looking for someone from a damaged home life, perhaps a foster child or orphan, a child who was abused or whose carers were addicts.""
So much for blind faith in DNA evidence.
Without it,, they would (rightly) have investigated many crimes as totally unrelated, and likely solved some of them.
I've now looked at earlier press reports and wish I'd read about this much earlier. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but I'm convinced I'd have realised the truth without it.
Apart from the DNA there was ample evidence that there was no serial killer/criminal.
[Sherlock Holmes] Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. [/Sherlock Holmes]
I may be an old fart, but
I don't remember this much street violence when I was young.
Mine's the one with the Kevlar lining.
Re Fatties vs Shotputters
I'm not overweight. Just not tall enough.
"A retired 64-year-old Reg reader, who we'll call John,"
Oi! It wasn't me!
"Cherry has taken the snub pretty well "
Probably a lesbian.
A duck goes into a drug store and asks to buy a tube of Chapstick. The clerk says, "That'll be $1.99." And the duck responds, "Just put it on my bill."
A few hours later, the same duck goes back into the pharmacy and this time tells the clerk that he needs to buy a condom. The clerk sarcastically says, "So, should I put this on your bill?" And the duck says, "Hey, I'm not that kind of duck."
@AC - 14:47
As others have said, the sample should never have reached the database. And I can see no circumstances where a baby's DNA has to be eliminated, without the need to eliminate the DNA of the parents, siblings and visitors as well.
We now seem to be living in an Alice in Wonderland world where crime victims and their families end up on the DNA database.
She's not a student,
so what's her excuse?
Re A really good bit of kit and it's CHEAP
It's certainly cheap compared to the £1000 Freesat HD/Blu-Ray recorder that Panasonic are bringing out in May.
And you can stick a 1TB hard disk in the Humax.
If they've nothing to hide, they've nothing to fear.
@ 12 Weeks?
"For a maximum sentence of 14 years, how such a low sentence for causing death by dangerous driving?"
The man who died had been drinking, crashed his car late at night on an unlit motorway, and left it lying across two lanes without lights. And had he not returned to it to retrieve his mobile phone, he wouldn't have died. Another driver clipped the crashed car's mirror, and a third hit the central reservation while avoiding the crashed car.
Ahmed wasn't responsible for the death, and convicted only for the unrelated dangerous driving.
@ Better, Cheaper and Faster?
Vandenberg is used for launches into polar orbit as they can launch south over water. For safety reasons and nothing to do with politics. A polar orbit was needed so the satellite could cover the whole planet.
@ you've got to love the lads from lagos...
The scammers really missed a trick here.
"Send $10,000 by Western Union, or we'll send him back."
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