I hear Jeff Wayne is working on an ew album
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What does STARTLE stand for?
I assume it is an acronym - generated by the Governments billion-pound What Acronym Suits This Exercise unit.
They meant to write % on the contract but accidentally wrote ‰.
"The majority were explosive gas attacks"
I'm intrigued as to how you'd make that work. Obviously, I know about gas explosions - but they require a reasonable volume of gas which must be hard to arrange near an ATM and aren't directional. Thoughts? Drill a hole and pipe in oxygen/acetylene? (Or ethyne, as I believe the young people call it nowadays)
The report at 9000 feet puts the operator (assuming he was on the ground!) nearly two miles from the drone. Do those things have that range?
"All the time" includes when they go to the toilet, which could be considered an invasion of privacy. And taste.
There might also be times when there could be reasonable belief that the camera would be considered intrusive - dealing with bereaved relatives, for example.
However, if the rule is "If you're on duty, camera is on duty too, unless you can justify turning it off", I think that would reasonably cover things.
I'm also unsure how much the reduction in complaints is the police behaving better because they're being recorded - or factitious complaints being prevented, in which case the police will want them on all the time anyway.
At least the sock doesn't use a Samsung battery...
First one side sues and then the other side sues them back...
OK, superconductors, I give you that. And quantum entanglement, obviously. Galactic over-spinning. Event horizons. Bose-Einstein condensates. Yes, yes, yes.
But Donald Trump? Nothing's THAT strange!
If the offence occurred in the US, then the equivalent US law is applied but only in a US court.
If I launch a piano by trebuchet over an international boundary and damage a house in another country, the laws against criminal damage of that country apply and I should face trial over there. If instead of a piano, I use a cow, then laws against animal cruelty may have been broken in two jurisdictions and charges could be pressed in both location.
Hector & Madam Zsa Zsa?
Well, there's your problem.
He has not been convicted of carrying out an offence but a group of suitably qualified people are sufficiently worried about his personality that they judge him a risk to other members of society.
If he never commits an offence - the judge gets it for imposing this order.
If he does, the judge gets it for not locking him up (previous offence or no).
But I must ponder on why the final miscreant got a suspended sentence but no community work order. Obviously, it can't be her gender which made a difference in sentencing, could it?
By now I would be stood at the entrance to Kings Cross tube selling "PISS OFF AND LEAVE ME ALONE" badges for a quid a throw. I reckon by the end of the rush hour, I could retire.
...football managers. And politicians.
It could of course be that people don't make baseless complaints when they know the police have video evidence which would refute them. You can interpret this either way - but frankly I'm happy with the result, whatever the mechanism is.
Either police or behaving better or the public are behaving better or (gasp) a bit of both. Win/win/win.
So, not full emulation then?
I'm going to submit a totally different exhibit next year, using one-penny coins.
PassiveAggressiveBot vs GrammarNaziBot
"I couldn't being myself to automatically change someone else's text."
"The use of the split infinitive is not good style - you should write 'to change someone else's text automatically'."
"I'd be very happy if I was as confident as you in correcting grammar."
"The conditional takes the plural form - you should write 'if I were as confident as you'"
They've got the Venus/female symbol the wrong way up on their feedback page.
....is why I have chosen to resign from my position as Member of Parliament for Witney.
" He represented himself over the phone ? Is that some local specialty ? When you're summoned to court, aren't you (or your lawyer) generally supposed to be there ?"
One does not simply walk into Oz court.
Who knew aliens had Trump too.
...this article might be worth reading while considering this case.
If you took a photo of our organisational map it'd be out of date before you got to the door.
...once they've been written down in the Laminated Book of Dreams!
...but surely that only works on CRTs and now (nearly) everyone has LED/LCD screens it's obsolete.
I'm more taken by the claim that it's possible " to .. “sniff” all the keystrokes of wireless keyboards from ... up to 100 metres away." Now, I appreciate "up to 100" includes "a maximum of 5" but this MS3000 won't do more than about 10 feet. Or is that a limitation of my receiver and they're using Arecibo-size kit?
They seem terribly upset about a little thing like a broken leg considering he then got run through with a light sabre and dropped off a bridge. And did you see how few handrails there were round the enormous drops in the Evil Base? Health & Safety gone to lunch, if you ask me...
We store the data in chlorine [www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/18/smallest_hard_disk_drive_stores_a_kilobyte_of_memory_in_atoms/] and process it in carbon. When did Computing become Chemistry?
Brighter than expected. Beyond the orbit of Pluto.
It couldn't be Mondas, could it?
From memory of A-Level Biology (in the days when the main text was Ye Origin of Fpecief) there are fish with left * right handed genitalia and a male "leftie" can only mate with a female "rightie". Ah, here's an example - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four-eyed_fish#Reproductive_organs
Obviously a fake. It uses a mixture of cases and the punctuation marks are mostly in the right places.
And it didn't offer to upgrade my PC to Windows 10.
...got WALL-E's head in it?
There was a conference in this building only last week on "Modern FORTRAN". It surprised me, as we are a medical school but our top floor is a biomedical "big data" research institute.
I don't quite understand how it happened, even in the US, but in the UK, machines which had not been validated wouldn't be licensed for clinical use.
Valves? I spit on valves.
I want to see it done using dominoes.
There are characters which you can't have in a file name. Just add "p", "s", "w", "r" and "d" and
If they bother with the questions at all.
And that's why I always fly Bee A.
I'm here all week, try the fish.
....they don't see the kerb (International sign meaning "YOUR BIT ENDS HERE. WATCH OUT FOR BRMMM BRMMMS")...
...so why do we imagine they'll see a light?
How about making smartphones where the screen doesn't illuminate as you move at walking pace? Fine in the car. Fine while stopped. But if you're walking DON'T LOOK AT THE PHOINE!
Turn it off and reboot in Safe Mode?
Drving through the night once, I pulled into services and wanted something NEW to listen to. I rummaged through their sale bin and got a Buffy audiobook narrated by Charisma Carpenter (worth the 99p just to hear her attempt at Gile's accent) and "Teach Yourself Klingon". The wrapper said it was aimed "at the tourist planning a holiday or trip to the Klingon empire" but cautioned that if you wanted to trade with the Klingons, you needed the companion tape "Business Klingon for Beginners"...
The wait time is always 3 seconds. It should start at 5 minutes, then get less with each repeat until with 30 seconds to go - it resets back to 5 minutes
...they disabled Daleks using soup cans on elastic over their eyestalks. A quick spray with a paint and these guys are going to have problems, surely? Failing that, they don't look very topple-resistent, especially backwards.
Iowa: Windows 7, rising to 10 later. Linux imminent.
Um, if he wasn't actually buried in it, does it count as his funeral shroud?
And if he WAS buried in it - yecch! (Apart from the grave-robbing implications)
"– classified as those that could cause death, severe injury, or severe illness."
"Death." Check. Understand how bad software in a plane could do that.
"Severe injury." Got that too.
"Severe illness." Eh? Are we talking diabetes here? Rabies? Leukaemia? Just what sort of software is this?
So Apple have gone from "We didn't want anyone to see we could break iPhone security with our proprietary knowledge in case they thought our phones were insecure" to "Actually, you don't need to be Apple to crack an iPhone. World+Dog can do it."
They'd have had rather less security egg on their faces if they'd cracked the phone.