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Isn't SlimVirgin an invert of FatSlag???
Reminds me of Bladerunner The Collectors Edition
aka "The Suitcase". I managed to buy from a company that shipped from the states.
Shouldn't have bothered. It was crap.
Just let it be known up and down the straits that all pirate vessels will be scuppered and that it's the responsibility of the crew to ensure they have enough life jackets available.
OH MY GOD. HAVE YOU HEARD??????
EBAY KILLS BABIES WITH A MINCER!!!!
It wouldn't be difficult
You could ape exactly the way GNSS systems currently work. And without the need to derive out some of the non-dispersive errors it should be pretty accurate.
All the system would need to do is rewrite the almanacs to include stationary ground-based transmitters but I'm pretty sure that's already included in the protocol.
Creative possibly in the "look and feel" department but not as much so in the background process. I think a lot of bloat has appeared because today's programmers have access to a lot of resources (CPU speed, RAM, hard disk space) which just wasn't around 20 years ago (hell, even 5 years ago). Optimisation seems to be a thing of the past.
The real story...
A hunt is on for two individuals; one a former employee and the other described as a "coloured gentleman", who have been implicated in the collapse which allegedly involved a wager to the value of one dollar.
The Lehman Brothers, Randolph and Mortimer, are currently unavailable for comment.
Reminds me of the time I came across an unknown length of Cat5. Couldn't work out where it went or what it was connected to- all I did know was that I hadn't installed it. Anyway I cut the cable and waited for the complaints- which told me exactly what the cable was being used for.
I was recently going through Heathrow when a foreign student made the unfortunate mistake of passing his rucksack through the X-ray machine. Unfortunate because he had a half empty bottle of coke in it. Suddenly some security idiot from one of the other lines vaults over the divider, screaming "LIQUID! LIQUID!"
Way to go with the over-reaction there Captain Cretin.
"So it's ok then to mow down smart arse pedestrians who step/jump into the road and cycle lanes right in front of me then? :)"
I did last Friday- a woman stepped into the cycle lane without checking if it was in use and I ploughed her out of it. She was most apologetic and left with a nice black tyre mark up her nice cream slacks.
[Yes, I did brake and even though my bike has disk brakes there was no way I was going to be able to stop in time]
The only way I see this working...
...is if it is somehow a continuation of the original (and not the awful Legacy of RP). Clunes plays a character who is inspired by the story of Perrin and decides that he is going to do the same thing. This would allow the series to draw parallels between the two eras. Clunes is a half decent actor though nowhere near the calibre of Leonard Rossiter.
And to those who call for the return of Raymond Baxter (sadly departed) and Johnny Ball (now shilling Nintendo DS's with his daughter) I'd like to see the return of James Burke.
Remember the BOFH gene???
It was discussed here a lot a few weeks back. One of the gifts the gene gives you is the ability to feel heat and hear fans that are about to go pop.
Back in the early days, one of my main pieces of diagnostic kit was a max/min thermometer...
@It's the little things that need fixing
Joe hit the nail right on the head. It's time to drop the stupid naming conventions and the forced acronyms. To me Gimp is a character from Pulp Fiction not a graphics package. Same to 99% of the rest of the planet (well those who've seen Pulp Fiction). Likewise I will not use a Word Processor called "AssRape" or a Spreadsheet called "SheepShagger". And any company that uses the following naming convention: [colour][animal] can fuck right off too.
>"Let's see, we build more airports and fly more planes. The effect is that more people will glue themselves to Gordon Brown. If we build enough airports and fly enough planes, pretty soon we won't be able to see him at all."
I have this vision of Gordon being rolled around, Katamari Damashi style.
Extremely old news...
I remember being in San Diego back in 1999 when one of my american colleagues pulled a humongous brick of a mobile and made a call. After he finished I asked him what the hell that was. He then went on to explain to me (in the simplest terms possible) the concept of cell phones and how you can make phone calls now anywhere and without wires. "No" I said, pointing to his brick phone "What the hell is that?" and pulled out my mobile (an Ericsson SH888 if I remember correctly) which was about 10 times smaller than the device he was using. He shut up after that.
Later on that day I used it to receive email- Which really pissed him off ("Oh, don't you have mobile email in America? How strange...")
I remember a report from over 20 years ago stating that computer game piracy at the time may have hurt the industry in the short term but was a great boon in the long term because it argued that most of the piracy was being done by kids but once the kids grew up and started earning money they started buying legitimate copies of software (the same went for home taping instead of buying LPs/cassettes).
I notice there's no ruling on how the data is to be given to Viacom. Youtube should just print it all and hand them the printout. They could also make an environmental issue out of it- "Viacoms demands for this information lead to two forrests being destroyed..."
So the simpliest backlash...
...would be for anyone who has an account with Barclays to close it and transfer their business elsewhere.
After all, if Barclays are not going to put money in UK tech workers pockets why should we put money in Barclays shareholders/board of directors pockets.
Only Ryanair are allowed to overcharge for their shitty service.
What I love...
is when you fix a problem by suposibly doing what the user has been doing for the last half an hour (which I rarely believe) and the user then asks me "so what was I doing that was different?"
How the hell do I know that- I've got the admin gene not the telepathy gene.
And I have LLI- the opposite of Aspergers.
Alan Moore rides again
Wasn't Abdelaziz a 2000AD Future Shocks character- The Man with Two Brains??? As usual some other idiot has got hold of another excellent Alan Moore idea and rewritten it- This time as The Man with Two Asses.