1210 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
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.
I use a homeplug (Devolo) with a Wifi extender and I've yet to see any quality issues.
...it looks absolute pants.
The series was decent in season 1. But then in season 2 they lost two major characters- and added a title sequence which totally sucked...
That makes Babylon 5 21 or 22 then...
Re: I wanted a Nexus 7
I can trump that- I got a Monopoly Set- The Alan Turing edition.
Re: Only one?
maybe the iPhone just needs to tighten share then.
Oh, that's right Sophos probably don't qualify because they now do 'Endpoint Security' rather than 'Anti Virus' products.
Re: needs shake-up in own apps
It's hilarious that Apple strongly recommend that you do not design 'Portrait only' Apps and then go and break their own rules- The Camera App is another that only works in Portrait too.
I don't understand why this is considered 'new' research.
The film 'Kinky Boots' gave a concise reason for the appeal of high heels; To wit: "That they presented the buttocks in away that indicated the female was available for breeding"
You could say...
that this technology LED the way for some amazing innovations
Re: doubleplus like
I noticed that I got a "Team Leader" endorsement the other day from someone I've never worked with.
Re: Second Life?
"perhaps a followup study could measure correlation between % skin and beard length of player."
and length of time player has lived in parents basement.
"who reserve the option of denying GPS service, though this has never actually happened."
Are you sure about that- I'm pretty certain that there was quite a few outages during the first gulf war. Fortunately civilian GPS was in its infancy so it would not have received a lot of notice. However the company I worked for sold surveying solutions around GPS and I remember a lot of disgruntled customers.
Re: Just a bunch of wiggly lines?
The civil service are the puppet masters- Anytime a 'new' government is voted in, all you change are the public faces- the puppet masters are still there with no change.
Re: Public sector
From what I've read- while basic wages have dropped over the last 5 years, those of the 1% have increased 16%
Re: Starting figures are well out
I think the City was counting the chicken before it came out of the hen's bum
Re: That yacht looks terrible
my guess is that Jony Ives and Philip Stark don't design many yachts.
Merry Christmas everyone (screw the divorce lawyer)
But good code...
...is an artform. In fact I'm trying to get the local Revenue Office over in Ireland to recognise me as an artist so I'll qualify for the Artist Tax Exemption scheme...
"UNDER HEAVY FIRE FROM DASTARDLY, MUTTLEY AND REST OF VULTURE SQUADRON..."
that's a kick in the Arris for Motorola Home.
Re: More retarded nonsense. And CIA under Barack Hussein Obama orders behind it!
I presume when you wrote "More retarded nonsense" you were referring to the mindless drivel in your own post.
I've always said "Guns don't kill people, Americans with guns kill people".
Also, does anyone else find it ironic that Kinder Surprise Eggs are still illegal in the States because they are considered a serious hazard to small children...
Re: Ha ha, MS software...
Sounds like the Dublin Bus tracking system. The only system that can compress 20 minutes into 2 minutes.
today it considers it a "goodwill military outreach program."
Fair play to them and Merry Christmas everybody
(Just back from the obligatory office party)
The Finnish mobile firm *mist* now hand the crown to Samsung
I'm just back from Gotenborg with the children- I decided to take them there to visit the Christmas markets because my plan to take them to Belfast had to be dropped because of the Union Flag riots there...
Re: No love for DogPile?
My thoughts precisely. While not a search engine in itself, it aggregated results from all the other popular engines which was more likely to throw up what you were looking for. I'm trying to remember the name of the tech-search engine it also referenced, which was the best for getting results for programming related enquiries...
Here you go...
"Big Blue reckons that the future holds tiny sensors embedded in computers or mobes that will "smell" if you're coming."
Fixed it for you.
Here's an idea...
what if it's a chimera- designed to take other satellites out. Then North Korea can just say 'whoops- sorry, the satellite entered an unstable orbit and accidentally took out a spook spy cam'.
- Vid Hubble 'scope scans 200,000 ton CHUNKY CRUMBLE ENIGMA
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON
- Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad