52 posts • joined 22 Jan 2008
Dr. Frankenstein: Werewolf?
Dr. Frankenstein: What?
Igor: There, wolf. There, castle.
Dr. Frankenstein: Why are you talking that way?
Igor: I thought you wanted to.
Makes me laugh every time I hear werewolf mentioned. Thank you Mel Brooks.
You’re missing the point. To clarify…
Of course “anything” can be used as a weapon, but in the case of a pistol club, the .22 is NOT being used as one.
I’m pro-firearms. By describing it as a “weapon” you are giving the left-wing “anti” brigade something to get their teeth into and all you are doing is encouraging negative press about a perfectly great sport.
"Member of the pistol club at university, mostly shooting .22 target weapons "
Please don't use the word "weapons" in this context. It is not a weapon, it's a piece of sporting equipment. Saying something like that is discrediting to you.
I think some of those techniques are still being used by the North Korean propaganda team
Re: Keep it simple
Fair enough, white it is. ;-)
The French call it a croque-monsieur, although that also involves ham.
I think in America they call it "Cheese toast", missing the "on" for some reason.... reminded me of this travesty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plCNjB_IIo0
Any other local/worldwide definitions out there??
Keep it simple
White or wholemeal bread, square/rectangular in shape. Shape is important because it makes coverage with rectangular cheese slices easier.
Toast BOTH sides
Apply strong cheddar, ensuring as much coverage of the toast as possible, else exposed areas start to burn
Place under a very hot grill until the cheese is just starting to brown. Also recommend some tin foil under the grill tray to catch the inevitable meltage.
Apply ketup, but only one slice at a time (assuming you're having 2 slices!), i.e. just before you intend to eat it as the cold ketchup tends to cool the hot cheese and makes it rubbery.
Also good with chopped up chives lightly sprinkled.
Up and down
Marylebone, London: Finally connected late morning. Web browsing speed was good, excellent in fact, but time & date services didn't seem to be working and my Gmail client couldn't connect to google to download email. My phone thinks it's 6th January 1980.
Connection went off again at about 5pm.
It was actually quite nice not having the distraction of the internet on my train to work. Anyway, it's a beautiful day outside and I want beer, not my phone.
Re: 2-in-1 WTF?
That is all.
"Brewing time: 3-4 minutes".
Way too long. If you're using a regular tea bag (such as PT, Tetley or my fav Twinings Everyday) and BOILING water (a must), it only needs about 30 secs, maybe less. 3 or 4 mins we stew it.
To me the most critical component in this is the water temperature. It should be at boiling or very near boiling. Warm water just won't brew the tea properly and will make it smell.
My 20 mins on a ridiculously packed South West Train to Waterloo has always been the same - no one talks to each other and that was the case long before Smartphones, ipads, etc. Occasionally you get some t***t who doesn't mind the entire carriage listening to his one-way phone conversation, but the majority of us are private individuals who value that time to ourselves, just thinking, reading, texting, day dreaming etc.
Re: Farmhouse Granary Loaf/Bap
As Harry Callahan famously said, "Nobody, I mean NOBODY puts ketchup on a bacon sandwich."
Re: Farmhouse Granary Loaf/Bap
"then some ketchup"
Re: My only question is "why?".
I would like to be able to control my oven remotely. I’d like to be able to switch it on before I get home, so that I don’t have to wait for it to get hot, or perhaps heat something up that I’d put in it that morning before leaving the house so it's ready when I arrive. I never really know when I’m going to leave work in the evening, so a simple timer isn’t really enough.
I'm on 3 on a non-OnePlan deal. If I teather my laptop or partner's iPod with their system immediately notices and switches me off. It's very annoying not being able to teather... the technology is out there.
Where will all the extra electricity come from?
If/when they do take off, how is the UK going to cope with the increased demand for electricity? They're STILL stumbling over nuclear power generation, which is clearly the only viable option currently
No doubt that smarter people than me have worked it all out, but it does look like there's a lot to go wrong with that landing procedure....
If thrusters are really needed, why not mount then under the main rover? At least that would do away with the need for cables and winches etc.
I'll be impressed if it all works though!!
And another measurement for decimalisation
He should add music to his list... there should be 10 notes in a octave and 10 strings on a guitar
"Open the pod bay doors GPC4"
"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that"
What about the heat energy?
Assuming these "unknown" forces can extinguish a flame, the actual flame in a burning building is only half the problem. Hot gasses are what ignites other flammable objects. How would this pulse of electricity remove all that heat energy?
E.g. if you pointed this device at a Bunsen burner, it might knock out the flame. Gas would still be released. If you knocked out the flame on a red hot burning timber, the flame would almost instantly reignite becasue the temperature of the wood itself and surroundings.
Key to Android's iPhone victory is developers...
I doubt it. More liekly to be good advertising, which Apple has done successfully.
Joe Public really doesn't care if there's 800 billion apps for either platform, all they care about is being cool and trendy and blindly absorbing the adverts. Suckers.
He also wins....
... the Grubbiest Double Socket Award
Easy to blame H&S
"the event has become so popular that last year saw 15,000 spectators flock to the site, three times its capacity. Local roads were clogged with traffic "
This is nothing whatsoever to do with health and safety.
What a tit!
Possibly the ugliest car I've ever seen. Why do electric cars have to look so crap?? Just make it look like a normal car FGS, even make it look like an existing model if you can't be arsed to design a new look!
At time of writting, it's killed 7 people according to the BBCs web site. Yes, that's 7, not the 150 you'd be forgiven for thinking.
I think The Metro has my fav stories about it. Classics like:
"A 12-year-old girl is one of three more people confirmed with swine flu in Britain today.
Her school has been closed as it emerged she had been in close contact with 50 fellow pupils. "
OMG!!!!!!!! That means ALL 50 of those kids will deffo be dead next week!!!!
But you're wrong...
"Spain has confirmed one case of swine flu in the east of the country, as the European Commissioner for Health warned against unnecessary travel to the countries at the centre of the outbreak."
That's not quite right though is it? Androulla Vassiliou says "Personally, I would try to avoid non-essential travel to the AREAS which are reported to be in the centre of the clusters, in order to minimise the personal risk and to reduce the potential risk to spread the infection to other people."
Areas, not countries. As Lester says in an article today, the virus is "currently making short work of journalistic common sense". Here here.
Why do boffins have to describe their gadgets as "performing nominally", when what they really mean is "performing normally" or "as expected"??
Didn't know it was travelling across London
"the 3.4 mile journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the pad will take around six hours, NASA estimates"
I hope they remember to pay the congestion charge...
But who are they going to shoot at?
The "enemy" doesn't have ships or planes these days, the enemy lives in a 2 bedroom mid-terrace in Bradford now.
How it communicates??
Well, Bruce Willis had a phone that controlled to his weapon (ho hum) in Day of the Jackal
I think their sat nav needs an update. Haworth is near Bradford
Wow - they have released yet another phone that it little or not idfferent to those released 2 years ago!
All the manufactures seem to have stalled - they haven't released anything new for at least 12 months.
what a fuckwit!!
Poor business continuity
Why the hell are they so reliant on just one man?? No company should find themselves in this position - it's incredibly poor management.
They need to train up a few more staff with the right communication skills and make them wear jeans at product launches Jobs styleé to make them look keeewl.... Credit where it's due, Apple sure do know how to market to the masses.
The! Obligatory! Exclamation! Marks! In! The! Title!
Everyone has an opinion...
I find it amazing that everyone here has a speculation... surely the air accident investigators (of the Heathrow crash) *might* know better and be more qualified to say than people here?!
A bus driver??
What was it doing on a bus?? Trying to make a get-away?
Large hardons colliding??? Surely NSFW! I don't want to see that kind of smut!
Dam, my dyslexia lets me down again...
@ Anonymous Coward
What on earth are you on about? It's like a different language! You MUST be a plane spotter ;-)
Not very well marketed
C902, K850i, K770i, C702, C903, C904, C905..... etc etc etc... WTF?
It's no wonder Apple have done well with their product - they know how to market stuff.
I'm an apple fan, and I know their phone is not very good. But they DO understand how to sell it.
What they should do is...
... wait until the idiots tyring to enforce this rediculous thing that no one will ever click on (let alone read or even care about) have spent tons of time and effort and money, then put the link on.
All their money down the pan.
Wait until it's gone quiet and then take the link off and start all over again and let them waste their cash.
If it was plastic, it could have just been wiped clean rather than destoyed. The cash I mean, not his arse.
PS2 and Serial ports??
WTF???? In a device they are trying to make small, why oh why have they wasted valuable space (which I'm sure must be a premium) on old ports like that??
"British Airways admitted "teething problems" and put at least some of the problems down to "staff familiarity" and "delays in staff security provision""
Careful here - remember it's BAA that own the terminal and are responsible for it's operation, even if British Airways are the sole occupants. BA get a LOT of bad press for things beyond their control, like when BAA screw up.
My problem with Facebook is that
I, quite simply, cannot be arsed.
It doesn't look a very practical costume for competing on Master Chef...
Good idea or not?
Whether or not they’re a good idea, the key question should be "why do we need them?"
I have yet to see any valid justification for them...
It's claimed they will help fight against terrorism. How so??
It's claimed they will reduce identity theft. How so??
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