139 posts • joined Thursday 8th March 2007 10:52 GMT
Heading a little quicker towards extinction...
How on earth does Bickford decide that the frogs are lungless?
Does this involve slicing the poor, endangered beastie open, to spill its guts and secrets for the scientist?
And what reason would someone have to look for a lungless animal?!? "Hmm. That frog looks particularly flat. I wonder if it has lungs?"
Guess I would never have discovered it...
Crapita strikes again!
Does anyone actually know of a good service they provide?
Paris, because she would have probably been happy to build castles and towers...
Yeah, as if kidnapping people (sometimes your own citizens, but definitely citizens of "friends") and shipping them off to foreign lands (via your complicit friends) to torture and hold for a few years is much better.
It all depends on perspective. And who says democracy is the ultimate good? Seen the US lately? Think that the greed would have grown so out of control under a dictatorship? Now who's paying for the ability to buy power? UK's not too far behind, with bribes and kickbacks to Middle Eastern countries for weapons that they then turn on their own people.
And I really wouldn't be surprised if there wasn't some western influence escalating the current drama in Tibet, helping/baiting the Tibetians to escalate. Where would Tibetians get guns from?
So maybe, rather than telling others to grow up, you might want to look at your own government first, then at what you think you would do with 1.3 billion people.
Helicopters, because if the Chinese don't come after me, the US probably will!
Following on from the Disney article...
So, the best way to get someone to buy AOL is...
... to bloat it up with a has-been social network and lumber it with more debt?
Right, so I'll express my non-interest to buy AOL as well, thankyouverymuch...
Paris, because she goes shopping with borrowed money too...
Make a theory, plot graph to show results...
This is just complete BS. Assuming that the drop in user base in 2010-2011 is because the next generation of consoles are coming out:
1. Why does this not affect the PS3? Because is so dang good it's already, actually PS3.5?
2. If the user bases are dipping, THAT MEANS PEOPLE ARE BUYING THE NEW CONSOLES! Which makes the PS3 "dominance" of the obsolete generation moot.
3. Why, when the other consoles have shown a slight dip in year-to-year user-base growth, is the projected PS3 growth linear??
COMPLETE BS. Pengu, because his 360 would never overheat.
What do you tell the child?
"Mummy made some money sleeping with men, and then you came along, and threw the whole business plan out the window...
But never mind. We got monthly cheques now!"
It's probably just to keep the image, but...
Wouldn't Apple have made more money by now having a simple lock on the phone (or not-so-simple), that was hackable by the those that really wanted to, AND THEN LEFT IT AND SAVED DEVELOPMENT MONEY on the teams that try to re-lock it, rather than trying to keep up with the hackers??
Having run so many Sharpe repeats, surely ol' Dick would have ranked quite highly in the real-fictional rankings?
Cracking books, and good films too.
Paris, 'cause Sharpe would have sacked her.
Is this going to "accidentally" take out a Middle Eastern or Chinese embassy somewhere in NA? Testing new payload-delivery methods. (Esp if using a nuclear "power source" as mentioned above!)
We may not have known the names of the agents involved in the corruption investigation mentioned, except that they have come out and named themselves.
Can you sue yourself for defamation?
Actually, can you sue your co-defendants? I'd be slightly peeved if I was named in this lawsuit by an ex-colleague.
HA! @ Chris C
Sorry, wasn't laughing at you per se, but at the assumption that the French market ebbs and flows to market forces.
Have you seen the amount of subsidies the French pay out in general to maintain unprofitable businesses?? Farmers come to mind...
Having a law that ensures price parity saves them from having to supply another subsidy...
For Gatesian business practices...
Wouldn't the old grappling hooks and climbing up the side work? I can't see a whaling ship being particularly nimble or nippy. Pull up alongside, and climb onboard. Once onboard, try to vandalise the board, get beaten up, strapped to the mast while they clear a room to be used as a cell, and then thrown in.
Edit story above depending on which side is telling.
"We pulled up beside the boat, got onboard, and then got assaulted, and tied to the radio mast!"
"They boarded the boat without permission via grapples, and attempted to tear down the radar mast. So we restrained them while we were organising a containment area for them."
Depends on who you listen to.
Actually, just read another news article.
"The two boarded the Yushin Maru No 2 after they made attempts to entangle the screw of the vessel using ropes and throwing bottles of acid on to the decks."
But Watson said as the two boarded Yushin Maru the Japanese attacked them.
So, no provocation other than trying to damage the ship then...
Surely if the "terrorist" has been carrying his knife/bomb under his jacket for a while, it would have reached body temperature anyway and so not be detectable anyway?
No hard feelings then?
Late entry for FotW I feel...
Everyone could request time-sensitive documents that require ID cards, prompting a surge in ID requests and crashing the system!
The current track record for the government in privatising public services hasn't been best so far; whether it is in the service provided once privatised, the price at which the service was privatised, or the drain on the public purse after it has been privatised.
Additionally, "impartiality" can't be guaranteed whether the service is public or private. Look at classic "Fair and Balanced" FOX News in the US, which shows that private funding supplies a private message. At least we expect a public service to have a slight government bias. At the end of the day, they are holding the purse strings. But at the same time, a public service is also more likely to be loyal to the populace.
What I don't understand is why the BBC can't be made into a for-profit organisation, with profits given back to public services... I know, I know, unfair competition, possible favouritism and monopoly etc etc... But still...
Been watching too many Simpsons episodes...
There was just a re-run of the episode where Homer becomes bodyguard to Mayor Quimby, so they bust the Mafia's rat milk factory...
Doesn't mean they actually exist!
It seems they need training
All the recent stories of Taser deaths aren't because someone got Taser-ed and died on the spot, but because they got multi-Taser-ed like mad. It's like people getting surprised that a criminal who got shot first in the leg to immobilize him then dies as the copper sees him squirming and shoots him further and further up the body multiple times...
You can sort of figure out and identify the various light spots around the region (Italy, Nile delta, Israel, Indian subcontinent, Hong Kong/Shenzhen, Taiwan, Shanghai, Korea + Japan) but what the heck is all that light from the North Pole?!? It can't be sunlight, as we can see a sliver of the South Pole, so therefore what we can see of the NP must be in darkness...
Are there some sort of military installations, or even alien installations!, in the NP that we don't know about? 'Cause I thought that the Northern Lights were quiet dim...
Why no power??
Why do powerline designers seem to ignore the fact that it might be useful to keep the power socket available for use for powering - oh, I don't know - THE COMPUTER when designing the products??
Hardware sellers must be loving this...
Not only have they taken a hit from people avoiding Vista like the plague and going for (older?) systems that still sell XP, but now M$ is selling XP AGAIN (AFTER trying to take it off the shelves!) so users can buy old computers and extend hardware life, and avoid buy pesky new shiny machines...
Isn't it great when you have an effective monopoly?
Alright for Bryan Adams, but what about Celine Dion??
And anyway, if they want to stop piracy, they should probably go after those $4/disc stalls in certain shopping malls rather than online piracy. I know one stall, run by 3 people, who have 5 new Mercs between them! And it's not like a small shop, it's a prime, right-by-the-entrance 30m2 operation!
And they wonder why...
As if the American airlines aren't having enough trouble trying to turn a profit, their own government is stopping half the their passengers from getting on board!
It's also the reason why I try to avoid flying to/via the US. (I already avoid US carriers 'cause their service is just absolute crap...)
It can be like the cut-scenes from Austin Powers!
They could do an episode on each of the sub-characters that die in the films! Give them a back-story, and to end every episode, show how they come to a sticky end in the films, so you can really relate...
The ultimate security!
Who needs passwords and fingerprint readers when you can just have a brain-scan instead!
And we need an icon for the "Rise of the Machines" below. "You are thinking about throwing away my obsolete processor. Would you like one or two thousand volts between the ears?
Things must be getting really tough in the US. I saw an ad for NEW YORK CITY on telly last night. If The Big Apple has to advertise for tourist bucks, the restrictions must be hitting them hard enough as it is. This won't make it any easier or make people more comfortable travelling to the US.
Was that a lucid comment...
Just in case you want to home-brew a terror alert...
The BBC has very kindly handed out the recipe for it too!
Aw... Ain't that sweet...
Does the stats include typing errors?
Considering that IE defaults a URL that's mis-typed/incomplete as a MS search query, do the stats actually include those sorts of searches?
If so, the real numbers might be much lower than 37% of all search users...
A couple of questions:
1: Was that the first Best Buy that Thompson sent his son into to by the game, or did he have to go to a few before his son didn't get ID'ed and was sold the game?
2: Did he let his son keep the copy of Halo 3?
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