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When the whole 'Kony' thing started I was thinking 'hang on- wasn't this news 10 years ago?"
ah, one of Barker and Milligan's finest moments
Re: theerty feeve meellion
I remember the old Not The Nine A Clock News sketch- 'Police today seized 10lbs of heroin estimated at £250,000. Which shows that the police pay 10 times more for drugs than the rest of us"
oh no, I got a down vote. I didn't realise that Rick Santorum read The Register.
Also, does anyone else remember when 'Monogamish' was a song by the Muppets?
...El Reg linked a Dan Savage site.
Surely you mean"source code".
The new Facial Recognition system is no better...
Went through Heathrow last night with my family and there was a major delay at the new facial recognition system. It took ages to capture and process the pictures and when it did, it got the results wrong- It recognised my wife as my 5 year old daughter and visa versa. Now why the original images where not attached to the boarding card, I don't know. Each card was scanned and then the picture taken. What the system should have done was match the 'front' and 'back' end pictures and returned a matching percentage, rather than searching through the database of all pictures taken and trying to find a match.
Still we had a great laugh about it with the immigration officer.
His laidback, languid delivery plus his cigarette reminded me of a 70s era Dave Allen.
Looks like the daughter got a new laptop and is posting on The Reg now.
"Despite the missed target, Groupon is predicted to make a profit of between $15m and $35m in the first quarter of 2012."
Predicted probably by the same analysts who got the last prediction wrong...
So you are saying that the downside of this is a return of jobs to the UK??? Oh no!!!
A better idea...
Have reviewers leave contact details (verified the same way Google Business verifies real data) and make them aware that these details can be released to (authenticated) businesses that they have reviewed. Those that agree to this can have a 'Trust' icon placed next to their reviews.
No, not original. I played a game in the early 80s that pretty much used the same dynamics as Angry Birds- Only you had to hand input your direction and speed.
"paper replicas of the Guy Fawkes mask, made famous by both Anoymous hacktivists and the Occupy movement"
but no mention of Alan Moore's/David Lloyd's 'V for Vendetta'???
One girl threw up her own pelvis bone.
Nah, they'd get Mossad to do it in Israel
Sounds suspiciously like Jenkem all over again.
In fairness, that jar of piss did go onto playing one of the leads in 30 Rock.
Now if I could persuade the Irish plod to do the same thing I'd be a happy camper (I sell 3d scanners)
"if every person he represented that was facing a death penalty did indeed loose"
What, they got loose- So everyone that person represented managed to escape from prison??? I don't think you can blame the lawyer for that, just the prison service.
And strangely enough- COMPASS will be its commercial name.
I'm presuming the drone was using the encrypted P-Code (or better still, M-Code) GPS signals. So either the Iranians have hacked it (extremely doubtful). More likely an operative close to the US air base (Miramar or wherever the drone launched from) is receiving the GPS signals and forwarding them to a broadcast station in Iran.
hmmmm, I think that getting all of Mel's remaining regenerations might come into play when it comes time for DW the 14th
“In so many cases these incidents are the result of carelessness and lack of thought rather than any malicious intention,"
Reminds me of the old adage: Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Maybe if the ICO started fining local authorities for hiring stupid and untrainable people...
I remember back in the day, when I was a poor 3rd level student, I spent a whole freezing winter without heating. It didn't kill me and since then I had a much greater tolerance for cold temperatures; I can still wear t-shirts and be quite comfortable when others are breaking out the sweaters.
the latest variants of Foxit Reader have a nasty habit of doing this too.
If they never signed off on a contract with Groupon then they were not liable. All this would have taken is to have the staff briefed so they can pass this info onto the customers and then the customers could trash Groupon instead.
That's about the strenght of it...
having worked with a few government departments I was always amazed at how cavalier they were with money; They really had no concept of its value- just keep throwing more at a problem until the problem went away.
A new definition?
"Corona was driven to desperate measures after trying all the usual channels"
This must be a completely new definition of the word 'desperate'. Unless the desperation here was desperate need for attention.
"The beauty of the saucer, of course, is that it’s inexpensive to fake. As a million ill-advised amateurs with a Super 8 camera and a hubcap have proven over the years."
Including me I'm proud to say.
He's not a barista, he's someone who just makes coffee. It's rather like calling the person who brings you your wine a 'sommelier'
What I don't get, is after you've 'discovered' your porn name, why you need to type it in anywhere?
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- Storagebod Oh no, RBS has gone titsup again... but is it JUST BAD LUCK?