25 posts • joined Tuesday 26th February 2008 14:34 GMT
@ emo and David
> Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious
Nice to see you supporting a British manufacturer (yes, I know their owners are foreign). Wonder if you've ever owned a Lotus or are just spouting, parrot-fashion, something you heard in a pub once on a special needs days out? I'm on my fourth one in ten very happy and fun-filled years of ownership. Have covered over 140,000 hard-driven miles including some very big trips across Europe and only had a Rover-made water pump fail.
I'll be driving my Exige 240 to work today and smiling all the way. Doubt if you dullards will have half as much fun for your money.
> > In case you haven't checked their are millions of people voting BNP now
No. After you've taken your shoes and socks off and counted up as far as you know how please try to remember that the the next number is "twenty one" not "millions".
My father served in the war and saw Belsen shortly after its liberation so don't try to tell me there was no holocaust you small-minded nazi lowlife scumbag.
Damn, beat me to it
"...it should be a large "Steer Clear" sign visible from outer space."
That and a large wall with razor wire on top around Chatham should do it.
Mudway council's so inept they managed to forget to renew Rochester's royal charter; after many hundreds of years it's no longer a city.
"And when the hell do we get Chromium up to date on Linux? I tried it, and all I can get working is the mediocre alpha one"
Arent you supposed to do it yourself? After all the Linux fanbois are always banging on about how wonderful and empowering open source is...
Somebody has to say it...
Hey, nice marmot!
"Where were the nerds and the geeks and the scientists before electricity? In the monastaries"
Edit for accuracy: Being tortured to death in the monasteries.
Shame on Maggie Thatcher...
...for not stopping compulsory membership of the students' union back in the 80's when she had the chance. Curious how alI the loud mouth politicos then ranted on about freedom but wouldn't give students freedom of choice to join.
A guaranteed income stream with no effort required establishes the freeloading mentality that career politicians exploit for as long as they are able. Woolas is a case in point: When I was at Manchester in the 80's he was active in the union and living off tax payer's hard work with nothing to show for it and continues to do so now. Scum, the lot of them.
@Loki and Robert Moore
Loki: "From the article i guess this is a second house and not the family home as the mother 'apparently' was not aware of the growth"
Er, possibly yes if they were a nice 1950's style nuclear family. In the fractured modern world they're probably separated (hell they may not have been a couple for much more than the time it took to conceive) and loathe to visit each other .
Robert Moore: "There was a case recently where this procedure was not followed, a woman died, and a police dispatcher was terminated"
With extreme prejudice? Harsh, but fair.
Rock and Roll - you sure?
guests will enjoy "... REN Skincare bathroom amenities... bathrobes and slippers"
Sounds more lke it's aimed at manufactured boybands than rockers. Keith Moon must be spinning in his grave.
C'mon it's Christmas!
"I expect financial penalties and disbarment to hurt them far more than beheading. "
Yes, but where's the fun in that? Let's put that empty plinth in Trafalgar Square to good use and spread a little Christmas cheer to all but Davenport Lyons.
"Now that I think about it, it might have made more sense back in July 2005 to have outsourced the whole HP IT transformation project to EDS and then bought the company when the project was done"
Are you having a laugh? EDS couldn't arrange a piss-up in a brewery.
> According to Yahoo/Sky, Sadville is growing by 70,000 users a day. I wonder who told them that
Would have thought Sky's growth rate would have flattened out by now. 70,000 new saddos (sorry, subscribers) a day seems wildly optimistic.
Re: Another Option
"They are owned by a government that are oil barons, I'm sure they can afford the fee"
Hell, they can afford Network Solutions
Oh god, I can see it now.
"It would be great ... hack the system so that the generals back home think some key units are being wiped out, triggering a retreat, then in the confusion -really- wipe them out."
No need to go to all that effort. It'll get outsourced to EDS or Crapita and they'll fuck it up without the hell of hackers.
Flame icon because it reminds me of the Foreign Legion's badge.
A truly sad day and a great loss to not just science and fiction but the world.
"I was trying to sort out why that headline hit me as hard as it did and I think it's because knowing that someone like Arthur C. Clarke is around is enough to keep a little spark of hope, of optimism, burning in the back of your mind." Oh yes.
"His fee from the paper was recently reduced from £150,000 to just over £100,000"
Given MP's track records of honesty it probably wasn't reduced at all. When he's found out it will be put down to an error by a minion.
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