20 posts • joined Friday 7th December 2007 12:56 GMT
Oh, come on...
Surely by now we all know the cake is a lie!
Makes me wonder...
...what computer they're running there? Hope it's not GLaDOS.
Why yes, mine IS the one with the Portal gun in the pocket. Thanks... ;)
Hopefully, it'll only be a short time before the UK subsidiaries of those companies stand up and say the same thing.
I didn't know
That the Lads were so up on their geek culture! A reference to PTerry ("Wuffles") AND to Dawn of War ("METAL BOXES!")
I believe the last shyster that disappointed Vetinari in a banking role walked through a door and down a VERY deep hole. We could learn a thing or two from that.... :)
It's pretty obvious that before this issue went to court, no-one on the prosecution side really did any research into into what a torrent is or what TPB actually does; they were just mesmerised by the big sack o cash the Industry was waving around.
Now they actually have (because of the defence using technical terms like "internet", "file-sharing" and - possibly - "computer"), they realised there wasn't really any *actual* infringement of copyright performed by TPB themselves.
Damn them for changing the charges. I was looking forward to a fortnight of comedy watching the smug prosecution lawyer systematically get torn a new one. Oh well...
We all know we pay too much fuel duty, but this is just evidence of man's bacis want of something for nothing!
Paris because...errr...she could pay for the fuel? (Look, it's been a tough day...)
"Oh how we fell about laughing at half-time at Deepdale when they told us what was going on up the road at the Dingles!
Paris, because even she know's not to go to Burnley!"
Hey - I'm from the "Dingles" and I ref....no, actually, I dont. It's Burnley's a hole, with only a few nice places (The westbound M65 is kinda OK).
But dont get too smug there - Preston's not much better (city my eye - where's the cathedral? And dont get me started on Preston Polytechnic!)
I moved from one to the other, so I feel free to critizise both...
There's just no way...
A civilian? In MY server room? Not a chance!
I don't even like the idea of letting my own (off site) boss - the BOFH to my PFY if you will - into the server room, but he has a higher-calibre cattle prod than I do.
There's no way I'm letting in a soap-dodging student with a clipboard who didn't want to get a proper job!
<Insert obligatory rant about users causing 99% of their problems via their own ignorance>
...quite surpised myself by liking Donna. I was expecting her to be either just like she was in the previous Xmas special (i.e. infuriatingly shouty and annoying), or that we'd get a series of "Do I look bovvered?". But she actually turned out to be one of the best companions by a) NOT being all gooey about the Doc, and b) challenging him all the time to re-think his position on things.
As for the Doc's regeneration, there's going to be some wonderful Deus Ex Machina that RTD has thought up. My money is either on the hand, or Rose opening the heart of the TARDIS - she opened it once, and it's linked to psychically or somthing (insert usual complicated reason here) - and most of the Doc's regernation energy is sucked in, leaving just enough to heal him but not change his appearance.
However, the "Time Beatle" theory is out. The frizzy-haired one definitely said "There WAS something on your back", not "There IS something on your back".
Mine's the one inside the blue police box with "Bad Wolf" written on the door...
...be claiming the Pimpernel next.
Yep, mine's the red one next to the guillotine...
I was wondering...
what the first true April Fool's joke I read would be.
Good job El Reg - made me laugh on a crap morning!
RE: what next?
The cake is a lie!
I know, I know....a VERY bad Portal joke.
Mine's the one with the powder leaking out of the pockets... ;)