3202 posts • joined 3 Mar 2008
Re: We knew this 40+ years ago, in grade school/scouts.
"you can actually get a nice crunchy cookie (biscuit to you Brits) or properly cooked biscuit (scone to you Brits)."
Oi, since when has a scone been a biscuit?
It's a little cake.
Na, just a 13yr old who's left his Lego-hack kit running while he has his supper.
shaped by its users, not by governments
I was looking for the 'Two-Faced Bastard' icon.
I have been 'reliably' informed that stars are the homes of Angels (apparently it needs capitalisation), how cruel it is for humans to be gleeful at the death of countless spirit beings.
Hopefully, The Flying Spaghetti Monster (all hail His Noodleness) was not in the vicinity at the time.
Re: Verify or die
I know someone who puts in answers like that on forms at the local Job Center.
So far he's never been asked to clarify why he would want to be a megolomaniac bent on world domination.
Re: er ....
'Where were you on 1st January 2000?'
Not a clue, I was absolutley rat-arsed.
Re: kettle calling pot
"The recovery rate for rare earths is less than 50 per cent,"
not bad when you consider that slag and spoil heaps are now being considered as valuable deposits
Re: Your mother
Nah they showed how it works in the animation in 'Meaning of Life'.
It's El Ron's Thetans at it again!
Yup, all I thought was "You won't like it"
(yeah well, the best laid plans of mice and all that )
"America - where else in the western world can you see armed fascist thugs wearing swastikas and giving Nazi salutes on the streets with that right protected as freedom of speech?"
Careful now, that's at least 50% of his audience.
There's a timeline on the Guardian site that shows Hunt's involvement quite clearly.
Going, going . . .
"Cameron said that Hunt "has my full support for the excellent job that he does". "
So that's it then, gone by the end of the week.
(Ron Knee is 57)
We're still all doomed (I've seen Brian Cox on telly and he said so) - you just need to adjust your prophet or timescale.
Hmmm . . .
They should have exploded (in slo-mo) at the end.
Same old, same old
"The ISP said that following the closure of that office it expected to effectively outsource "200 new roles at Preston through the appointment of a new strategic partner to manage the existing site and some of its operations". "
'expected' is a variable and usually leans towards 'not a hope, sunshine'.
Doncha just love how 'outsourcing' is now 'stragegic partner' -- no, it's shifting the dirty stuff elsewhere. 'Effectively' just means 'getting rid of'.
There used to be 'Boardoom bingo', is there a 'Restructuring bingo' sheet out there?
Re: Floating heads!
The 'organisational' chart appears to be a pond or a pool of -- floaters?
Re: 43 managers, one worker?
That'll be the unpaid intern then?
Re: Can that prosecutor please explain . . .
"they think just because they have 19,000 drones around and can kill anyone, anywhere including US citizens "
A bit harsh for downloading crap movies, donchyathink?
Welcome to Neighbourhood Watch 2.0
Damn, beat me to it.
First app to ever come with twitching net curtains.
Re: I love the smell of...
ai, ai, ai!
Now I know why it's sometimes called 'Wiffi'
Have I stumbled across Fox News comments or sutin ?
It's the 'fuck everybody - I want my porn' attitude that stinks.
Everyone wants the benefits and would prefer to not hear about the costs.
Or, rather, would prefer that the air looks like that of the permanent haze seen on TV at the Chinese Grand Prix - as long as it's 'there and not here'.
Yup, fuck everyone else, I don't care.
How that makes Greenpeace a bunch of Communists or Marxists I have no idea.
Sarah Palin must love you lot.
Bloody hell I'm feeling old so soon.
It doesn't seem that long ago when this was all about Facebook or similar.
The credit card companies (or someone) need to release an app where you can prevent this from happening - it shouldn't be too hard.
Re: Will avoid, lesson already learned
Had this once with a dining table leaf - it was a different finish to the other one.
Took it back , replaced, went home - right one but damged.
Took it back -replaced, opened there and then, wrong finish -- but noticed that the packing was slightly different between the two finishes.
Chat wth manager and we went and checked - yup, we could tell which finish by which factory had packed them.
Sorted - actually good service as they were happy to go beyond "It fits" or "it's the right code" or "replace or refund". It helped a lot that I wasn't one of the screaming complainants who had done stupid things and were blaming it all on the returns staff . Been on that side if it, symapthy helps.
To be honest - I'd prefer Ikea for someting like that than one of these cheapish beds with a flat screen on a lift.
BT are interested in the same places as the rest of them .
This is no different from a few years back when Broadband was being offered by world+dog+tiscali.
In exchanges where there are several different operators it's an idea to check what they are all offering as regards speed - if there is only BT offering BB from an exchange it's 'cos the others can't be arsed.
Then along came the poorly implemented LLU where existing cabling and cabs not belonging to BT were never considered (why Virgin etc were not forced to share I have no idea)
But who, now, looks after the external side?
If the Virgin box just up the road (with ducts that go right past my house) had been LLU then I wouldn't have had to settle for FTC with the last 10m as O/H.
Re: Dead Horses
Next time (insert name of most personally disliked footballer here) goes crook - shoot the bugger!
They cost too much to look after.
"Have you put the bins out"
"1,400 pounds of material to take back to Earth."
'Mom, the honey wagon has arrived'
Re: "democratised content creation"
" There are an awful lot of really talentless people out there."
Yup, and it used to be more on the web than on telly but the web is getting more pro while the telly is catering more and more for the noise and gloss and glitz.
I smell elections coming
Re: Watch the excuses come out
Thus all scientists and science is funded this way?
That is the Daily Mail/Sun approach - not exactly scientific, is it?
Re: Watch the excuses come out
It's those Asians coming over here stealing our water and adding to thier ice mountain, just t make us crawl to the Chinese for our, no doubt, water with nasty visruses in it.
I didn't fight in two world wars etc. etc.
Trojans and Google etc
There was a recent bit of news that the bulk of iPad apps being downloaded are basically for the under ten year olds - iPads being the new babysitters, apparently - just wipe the jam and snot off each time.
Android is obviously is aimed at a more responsible age group where no-one is tempted by bright shiny things that promise so much in return for so little.
Boy and toys, eh.
Re: "Deli Lama"??
Look within the salt beef sarnie, oh seeker of truth and enlightenment.
Re: re: ANOTHER APPLE VIRUS
Yes, it's a bit noisy in here for those who are recovering after a weekend.
I recommend that on Monday mornings only italics should be used.
Hmm . .
My Hotmail account seems to have been chucking out spam in the past few days, not connected with the server flaws I suppose.
(mainly spamming mail addreses that are dead and I haven't cleared out)
"XP installation must be finished with nLite, and by a technician who understands it."
Pray tell us mere mortals why that is and how it is that so many installs of XP have happened without the need for such an 'expert'.
Re: Take an example to 13 years of XP!
"you don't have to do a full re-install if you . . ."
Ah, that tiny, weeny 'if' that puts people off.
How many punters even rename partitions to suit themselves?
Re: Migrate before ...
"we removed the last Windows OS and installed a Linux Mint desktop complete with Mono + Mono Develop to replace the Windows plus Visual Studio set up. In this way can continue to develop C# ASP.NET web applications, which are now hosted on Debian Linux servers."
and some folks wonder why the punters don't adopt Linux - can you shove in a disc and let it do the set-up work for you? No.
Until that happens then Windows will still be there to annoy you.
Re: Will be with us for a while
I was in Wickes a while back and the till crashed just as I got to the checkout.
"Hello, that error message looks familiar" I sad to the man at the till, "what do you mean?" sez he.
"It's got that Win98 look to it" sez I, "You know, I think you're right" sez he.
"I'm sure I've got a 98 boot floppy somewhere in the motor if you get stuck"
Re: What do these prudes do . . .
Search YouTube for 'Father Ted lingerie'
won't somebody think of the children?
big stick theory
But there are those who still believe that Stonehenge and 'the pyramids' were mainy built by blokes tapping large lumps of rock with big sticks.
So that's about £200m actually reaching the eduction part of it then?
The Great Magnet sukz!
(but some find it hugely repulsive)
Re: "Nuke, because it doesn't go off in the winter"
History has so many simliar rants that go back hundreds of years.
Nothing special, things change, even the meaning of words can reverse in less than a century.
Re: Pointing down?
Certainly in the UK it's often better not to try pointing stuff at the sun but to work on reflected light from clouds intead.
Re: Trees got there first - Bring me a shubbery
Sorry to point out this one small item - I'm not too sure how easy it is to move trees about.
Towers of PV? - easy
Re: Pardon me, but isn't that a bit rich?
What, you don't untick the boxes first?
There's a lot of good free stuff that comes with opt out tick boxes.
If I don't want Chrome or various toolbars or search defaults then I untick.
Hardly being 'stiffed' is it?
Re: couldn't agree more.
"Then find him not guilty in court so you can cut his filthy sicko balls off when he's got out of the pub after celebrating his acquital"
And don't forget to video it and post a link.
Re: I think I'd rather a robot went up my rectum
Why not Mr Psycho from Robot Wars?
Grapes peeled and crushed.
Re: Scammers Knows Their Mark
Well, when you consider that one of the more frequent comments on a new female assistant is
"Would I shag her?" I guess they are easy pickings and possibly deserve it.
( half a troll icon)
With Alan Rickman doing a fairly poor Stephen Moore impression.
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