Re: breaking news : european dna
Mary had a little lamb.
She also had a duck...
1497 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007
Mary had a little lamb.
She also had a duck...
Salmond repeatedly boasted in public that he would blackmail the labour party, insisting he would write both the queen's speech and their budget and give them no choice but to accept them.
Thousands of Labour voters get scared by this strange scary man talking like a playground bully and they don't vote Labour, so the Tories get a majority.
Searching for "scum" still highlights one British university and one British gay bar. I presume this is the same problem.
I hear Canada is quite nice, and only warm for a few weeks of the year. Anyone know more?
But why did they shoot down our balloon?
Also can we still get the bounty on thargons?
That does work better. Although I wonder if it needs more randomisation?
Every 1d6 months review 1d6 MPs and replace those necessary?
Another problem with one swap per month is this. If all 50 MPs become corrupt and we know it, then every month one new person goes into a corrupt environment, alone, and has to make do on their own for a month. How many of the newbies are not going to be corrupted by the time the next newbie comes along?
Instead I suggest that every five months we swap in a new five. As a round figure. Might even go for six every six months and up the number to 54 to keep things fair.
I like the plan but the numbers are way off. One region per day would mean they have to contest every couple of years. One a month is essentially a job for life.
Where's Johnny Marbles when you need him?
Since they changed the rules for speeding tickets. If a fixed camera issues you with a speeding ticket then they have to get the ticket to you within 14 days but assuming they do then you're expected by law to know who was driving at the time of the offence.
It's intended to close the loophole that got a lot of people off on speeding tickets because the police couldn't identify who was driving from the camera photo. If you can't prove who did the crime you can't prosecute.
Now, if you get a speeding ticket, you will notice new references that say that if you can't identify the driver then the owner is liable.
"I have a friend who used to leave his garage unlocked and the keys to his bikes in the ignition, with the comment: "if you are in the area and want to go for a ride, just take a bike, just remember, you bend it, you mend it."
He never used to lock his patio door either.
He never had any problems."
Before the days when you were legally required to keep a record of who has driven your motor vehicle in the last 14 days, I take it?
Try that today and you're legally liable for any and all speeding tickets.
I think this is probably vandalism considering that "scum" takes you to an Edinburgh gay bar and certain racist slurs ... well, I think it's probably vandalism.
Just replying to myself to add that John Glenn made it into space at 77.
I will admit a certain curiosity as to whether a Russian matriarch can survive spaceflight after all these years. Though I'd not bet against it.
You do know that several of the most awesome astronauts ever have volunteered to go, right? People who were willing to risk their lives going into space in the 60s are now realising that they're going to die soon anyway so why not be the first person to die on mars?
"Some single issue groups and State agencies want summary convictions because they "just know" that people are guilty of a thought crime."
Naah, I'm going to go with them trying to distract people from their own crimes.
You'd expect the word Knowingly in there, but increasingly British laws don't include it. Got to distract people from ... I mean got to keep children safe.
... yeah, that's what sex pests always say.
Just remember, consent is a magical thing. It turns theft into charity, assault occasioning actual bodily harm into a healthy sporting activity and this kind of thing into an expression of love. You might want to think about getting some consent next time.
More than anything it was the intent (confirmed at the time) that it would be illegal to go out without your wallet. Secondly was certain politicians insisting that despite this, no police officer would ever stoop so low as to exploit a law that allowed them to arrest a burglary victim for having their ID card stolen.
This was, you'll remember, before they started arresting photographers for being too tall.
Without privacy, no security.
Without security, no privacy.
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Would you like to try a Dime Bar?
Spooks want to hand all your data over to Al Quaeda the first time one of their own defects.
If I were the suspicious sort (spoiler: I am) I would wonder if it was really the IT Manager each time. Happenning twice at the same location does seem like the connection is something to do with the location. Perhaps it's not that they treat their IT Managers badly enough for them both to take identical revenge, but rather that someone else on the staff is stealing their stuff and blaming recently fired personnel.
You don't think it's more a case of wanting an excuse to see them closer?
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When Yahoo offered a different search engine to the other two, I visited search.yahoo.com semi-regularly when looking for different results.
When they returned Bing's results, I just used Bing.
I am typing this on a proper clicky keyboard that is probably older than I am. From the days before AT became standard and long before it was re-ditched for PS/2.
I will change my personal keyboard when I get my modded keyboard finished. I am happy to report I seem to have finished all of the hacksawing. What I really need now is to get on and bag the arduino kit for the next stage...
.MD would be distinctly better but is sadly already taken by Moldova.
(My doctorate is in how many things they let you do doctorates in these days)
Everyone and everything will come to an end eventually, and the oldest, kindest member of the Discworld cast will be there for them.
Needs a mouse lock button and needs to be easily collapsible/ decollapsible. Then I'll buy.
Also magnets are evil. have a gripper option, I'll sacrifice a couple of millimeters of screen size to have it hold on properly.
Until you come to labelling them wrongly.
$82K will make almost no impact whatsoever on the $400M budget of Doctors Without Borders, but I don't think that anyone will call the few extra survivors a wasted effort.
It does seem odd that the BOFH would be associated with a coffee mug that is taller than it is wide.
I'm just going to label this as a victory for privacy campaigners and move on, ta.
I wouldn't agree with you there, the campaigns against revenge porn have pretty well cemented the fact that the majority see privacy as an unquestionable right. The question is where does the line get drawn?
Well wouldn't you know it? He died trying.*
* Alan Matilla, Mechwarrior 3
The problem of trust is already a problem for far more invasive medical procedures and men go through these anyway, because unwanted pregnancies are that bad.
I'm not the only one that finds this entire thing depressing, am I?
Posh sorts will no doubt gravitate to the Chilli Chutney recipe on Jamie Oliver's website that comes up early in a web search.
Facial recognition door locks are a BAD idea. Pretty soon someone will be let into the wrong room and the woman who they wake up will sue the hotelier for 70 squintillion in distress, half of which will go to her accomplice once his 3 month sentence for admitting being drunk and disorderly is over.
Or does the law cover using surveillance to stop canadians walking on the grass?
It sounds like Pee Engine, which is Bill Gates' next project.
99% of jobs have been rendered obsolete by technology already. Where is our 1% employment rate?
Assuming the PM's version is remotely true, the caller's first mistake was not knowing what time it was in Blighty. This fact was revealed in the first few seconds of the call.
Unless one of them is an incarnation.
It's only illegal to take photos.
BT has Captain as a choice for your phone bill, but not any other rank.
If we want to blame a politician who gave us somebody else when we voted for them, we can bring this back to Tony. He insisted, repeatedly, that the warnings that "vote Blair get Brown" were entirely unfounded because there was no chance he would step down before the following election.
Five minutes in, he's gone and we've got Brown and things rapidly go so badly to shit that we vote in GlaDoS to stop Brown. Worried that GlaDoS might flood the country with neurotoxin we vote in a coalition, effectively attaching a "morality core" to stop GlaDoS from flooding the country with neurotoxin.
Now, with an election looming, GlaDoS is reminding us that, if voted in without a morality core after the election, GlaDoS is still going to flood the country with neurotoxin. So let's not do that, mmkay?