1240 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
if you are doing requests- can you do Ashton Tate next (same rags to riches to rags story)
Re: She said "graph"
yes, graphy, graphy, graph, graph.
If they say it often enough, it must mean something, right?
Remember who is asking for this (and making lots of money)- It's lawyers versus lawyers. Both sides employ them so they might as well get some use out of them. And I'm sure both sides have some form of war chest to cover the costs of the 40 ongoing cases, and it's a fraction of their profit.
...no replacement for quote marks in arabic.
Re: Burns night
and high on haggis.
I miss haggis.
Re: Don't have a Tv Licence... Love Netflix
I thought you needed to have a license as long as you owned equipment that was capable of receiving a TV signal (TV, DVR etc). As long as you are playing Netflix on a PC, or phone, or tablet, you should be okay.
Re: Hang on...
should really read RIGHT to the end before commenting.
Oh, and Alistair- you're a bastard. I've got that song stuck in my head now.
Did Dabbsie just reference Haysi Fantayzee???
Re: I've watched it carefully
An excellent film, worthy of a rewatch.
Also the reason why I kept giggling at my Spanish teacher when she was teaching me the word for 'neither'.
Re: He makes Chilli Jam !
Chilli jame shouldn't be too hard to make. Like most jams it will be fruit (in this case chilli), sugar and pectin. I'd roast and skin the chilli's first just to get an added depth to the flavour. And don't forget to leave in the seeds; Only wussies deseed their chillis.
A whole article about a restaurant in Aberdeen, which serves haggis, and not a mention of the fact that it's Burns' Night tonight.
Re: I'm impressed
"Let them tax cake!"
They can relaunch a turd as many times as they want, it's still not going to smell of roses.
Reminds me of the say "You can't polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter". Maybe that's what they are doing.
Why this video works...
Americans love an easy dance craze (usually so they can do something at weddings). Gangnam Style's simple dance moves can be easily copied (see also The Electric Side, All the Single Ladies, and the Chicken Dance- otherwise known as the Birdie Song to us over here).
I think it was reported he made $2 million out of it.
...the idiots on Wall Street got their figures wrong again. That's not news that's a quarterly reinstatement of the facts.
Headline should read "Mystic Meg gets it wrong. Again!"
Re: Bye bye...
It's kinda karma- malls put the high street shops out of business and now the internet is doing the same to them.
Re: There has to be a joke in there somewhere...
dammit "there" not "their"
Didn't we get the option to edit our posts within a certain timeframe?
There has to be a joke in their somewhere...
...about us lot of commentards being the "golden shower"
Anyone for one of those yellow rubber bracelets?
I'm thinking of creating a range of LiveWrong bracelets with the caption "Don't compete; Cheat."
I'm sorry Bwarry...
...I do not understand 'Weckomend a westauwant"
Welcome back Dabbsie...
You have been missed.
Actually electrowetting sounds like a great method for curing bed-wetting.
Ofcom spun off a job it should have been doing itself, and that spin-off gets to demand money from companies already signed up to Ofcom?
Talk about scam and crony-ism.
Re: ABC denialists!
but that that just plays into the denialists' denialists hands (you know- those that deny the deniers)
"a quarter that of The Sun"
hmmmm, the campaign to add 'Page 3' to the list of El Reg categories starts here.
I found the CD section (okay it was tucked in the back) but could not find the CD I wanted. Nor were there any assistants to ask (they only seem to staff the cash desks there). So I pulled out my phone and ordered it from play.com instead.
Re: But... what about...
Isn't a moron a person from that cult that Mitt Romney belongs to? The ones that get to have multiple wives and magic underpants?
Re: Another day, another "Let's bash BT" article
"So if I shoot someone with a gun, then someone else does it shortly after then I should get done for murder and the other person gets a lesser punishment?"
Of course. The second crime is obviously one of diminished responsibility as they were only following your lead in the first place.
Re: And how much will BT be fined?
A great fine would be £5,000 and underneath in the small print "Price shown does not include £2,000,000 handling charge"
The Adam and Joe Show
Many years ago the Adam and Joe Show had a scene where they went into a supermarket and start eating the "X% Free" portion of various products. Needless to say the manger wasn't very happy.
also "fresh", "homemade", "luxury" and "deluxe"- especially when applied to food products.
Re: but the only place where regular mass shootings occur...
When I've been in countries that have gun ownership (like the US, Canada, Switzerland) I always ask people why they have a gun. Normally the answer is because it's a legal requirement (Switzerland) or they use it for hunting or sometimes it's for protection.
But when I ask the same question to an American they nearly always go misty eyed and explain some scenario where they come across a shooting in progress (usually in a shopping mall or schoolyard) and they are able to save the day by whipping out their concealed weapon and gunning down the shooter.
I'm not really against gun ownership EXCEPT in the US.
Re: An NRA spokespersons said...
"There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people... and our puppet masters make a lot of money by selling guns to them"
Re: we're completely over it now
Girl Genius- The story that's going nowhere and taking forever to get there.
Re: Vampires are now soooo 1830s, dear!
That's what I thought too. However I think we are coming into the 'Gangnam Style' phase of Steampunk; The rest of us can just sit back and say, "yeah I was into that back when it was still cool"
Was in before Christmas...
Their prices were terrible. I was able to buy one item a lot cheaper from another bricks-and-mortar store that was on the same floor of the mall as HMV. I also tried to find (and failed) a CD (Oblivion by Grimes if you are interested). I gave up and bought it on play.com instead.
I'm all for supporting traditional shops, but not when they want to stick a saddle on you and ride you around the store.
I've always said that we could have a mass cull of the stupid just by setting up SatNavs to detect when they are driving eastwards on Beachy Head and then announce "Turn right now"
(Westwards and "Turn left now" would also work)
Re: Obligatory xkcd
I don't think it does- for that strip to work it has to assume that Chad did not solicit the business to store the stuff in the first place.
Re: Comparing Turing to Swartz? Complete FAIL!
Still, suicide is an incredibly selfish act that leaves a lot of family and friends utterly bereft.
I'm pretty sure the original read 'The right to arm bears' and it got misinterpreted.
Well played. Between this response and the one earlier in the week from the West Midlands Railways, it's starting to look a great year for witty rejoinders from the public sector.
The problem is weather is an exceptionally complex system. Most predictions of globall warming tend to focus only on a few of the million possible variables. Also, it doesn't help that various organisations are pushing their model while denigrating the models of other organisations in what I think can only be because of the grant money being made available.
My fear is that the whole event will turn out to be cyclic but in the meantime a 'solution' will be put in force that will leave us worse off in the long run. I call this the Australian Cane Toad Effect.
I can't see it...
one of Apples major segments is the 'high end, high price' phone sectors. I really cannot see them diluting this cash cow. They'll wipe out the whole 'I own an iPhone, aren't I great' market sector.
"Vista was a raging cock-up," said Davies.
I hate to think what that makes Windows 8 then.
Act of Valor...
I notice they didn't have the balls to include Act of Valor.
Great Groupon quote though...
"I wonder why it's still going," said Finkelstein
As do we all prof, as do we all...
I'm thinking that with all their electric mojo, it's just a matter of time before they just evolve lasers.
Re: Cooking with Google: one of the simplest appliances possible ...
For me- 30 minutes slow cook- 1 part rice to 2 parts water.
...a cup of tea is the choice of the workplace professional.
Re: If you're on a mountain...
The standard Spanish methodology in this is to build first and ask permission later giving the "well, it's already done now" or "es completo ahora" excuse.
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