46 posts • joined 2 Jul 2008
Re: definition requested
2 British informal Notice or watch:
‘I noticed him clocking her in the mirror’
So about 15% of the daily requirement...
You know, I think you might be onto something there.
A cheaper taxi sounds wonderful but who will glare at the queasy people on a Saturday night, and do the dirty work when it comes to it?
When did you last see a traffic cop giving hand signals?
On the other, er, hand, sometimes I have trouble working out which set of traffic lights apply to me. If it'll do that for me (and take the blame) then bring it on!
Don't tell Apple, but a Galaxy S2 is the exact reason I haven't bought a new phone. Seems Samsung didn't build in the traditional limited lifespan, still does the job.
Re: > do we know anyone else with an iconic coat that's blue with some red detailing?
Do we? WHO is it?
I liked Ecclestone, maybe this will be more in that direction.
Re: Feminists are irritating
Whilst prejudices either do frustrate me and I am aware that it goes both ways, I feel moved to pick up on a few points:
Perhaps privileged people are best placed to campaign on behalf of those less so. Perhaps if we relied on the most downtrodden to change the world we'd make slow progress.
I haven't experienced much in the way of gender discrimination in my workplaces, however you simplify things by saying women can do anything a man can. One of the things that come to mind first are certain military roles.
Also, perhaps if you are daily told that you should castrated you might like to tone down whatever it is you are doing at the time. It happens to me much less frequently.
Just some thoughts for you.
I haven't read the report, I must admit,
but from the article "The economy ranked highest in concern in 15 countries..." which suggests to me that it discusses the average main fear of each country's population. It seems to draw from this that all other matters are disregarded. I doubt the full report is this simplified, but it does lead to recall the saying about lies, damn lies and the other things.
The group worked together...
so there was a kitty available to go to court with and protect their Inventions
Sorry, but that tickled me.
Re: Carrier level blocking
It certainly doesn't!
Re: Attracting mosquitoes
If only somebody would invent a red LED.
A good settlement
and a happy ending?
They do £50 notes?
Although I followed PARIS closely,
To be honest I haven't yet read every article about construction wooden trusses so I'm basing my knowledge on your headlines. However heavy a balsa truss might not be, I would still be surprised and probably a bit annoyed if one fell on me.
Also, I have read about released ballons being hazardous to animals when they land.
Also also, sounds like Dave has a similar game to one I like to play with my friends. I call it "If you had to".
I don't mind Groupon.
We probably buy some things we shouldn't really, but I've never had a problem. I even had a holiday to Portugal last week. It's fair that they should be honest and responsible in their offers, but from what I see it's largely about verifying the offers from the advertisers, vendors or whatever they are.
Summer time please
Can i just say, in case anybody important is reading (no offence) that if we're allowed to keep one time can it be summer time? I spend my mornings getting ready for work, but more light in the winter evenings would be nice. I'm fairly confident I haven't got that backwards, have I?
I am aware that time needs other adjustments to keep up with daylight. I don't know if the regular changes we have might make it easier to add in these changes.
I understood the point of the previous post to be that the inclusion of a secure payment method wouldn't encourage theft of the device as it would be useless to any third parties.
Don't do it. I've done nothing else for weeks!
Please review the factual basis for your humour before posting.
If they're destroying the data...
I don't suppose this means my passport will be any cheaper when I renew it next year, does it?
Good idea, I might use that one...
"If underage sex is illegal, why is Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita still available for purchase?"
I'm not sure that's quite what she meant...
You have a .50 Browning?
Where can I get one?
I don't follow...
How does drilling a hole in the vacuum tube help? And how do I- Sorry, I mean they get the money out?
Actually, the new ball is very light.
I've read the reviews of the replica on the Argos website.
I just tried telling a colleague the wine joke. I think they're always best when you have to explain them.
Who's this picture even of?
My arrow points right.
Is that okay?
What's it all for?
I suspect that if the network is open for Google to snoop, there are probably more dubious people who would also like to see. It would be my instinct, therefore, that if people didn't want their data shared then they need to make some effort to secure the network or be educated on how to.
I don't however, understand what google might want with the data it was trying to collect. I'm not sure I want my router to be located. What use would this be to Google? Or rather, why are they saying it's okay for them to collect it?
Can't the university just
print there certificates in thier own spelling? Not that anybody's ever looked at mine, mind. Or my certificate ; )
I might add, that being the old duffer that I am, at 27 I find youth spellings to be rather difficult at times. As for the slang, that just gets silly.
I think Paris gets rather a bad press around here. Not from me. I still would. So long as she was quiet.
Re: Fw: FW: Free Passports READ THIS! IT REALLY WORKS!!!!
I agree that people who qualify for this are perhaps not the most inclined to be travelling around the world. Though I dare say some might love it.
You could probably read quite abit into the fact that they seem to be struggling to give biometric passports away. Free is free, after all. I've accepted some terrible junk on this basis. It suggests to me that 8 out of 9 have rejected the kind and generous offer.
I haven't really been keeping track, but I've been shocked recently to learn of the price of passports. I seem to remember mine being about 30 squid way back in 2001.
Perhaps the recipients of these passports could actually save this way by spending the winter abroad, thus avoiding the need to pay their pensions, savings, and unlocked equity to British Gas.
Somebody's already done the Crysis joke!
They replaced the Cray system in 2004, and they're replacing the NEC now with one due to run until 2013? Get through them a bit, don't they? I'm sure they could make do with what they've got. There are plenty of internet sites that do weather predictions. Granted, I am starting to think perhaps I should expect the opposite of what the Beeb tells me. Last week it was predicting the rain would stop after Sunday!
The sub-site for a Channel 5 programme they used to show (not like that, it was more of a mild kind of Bizarre-on-the-telly kind of thing) used to have a watershed. I remember I was never able to get into it when I was killing time between (and during) lectures at uni. I don't think it was even very rude. Just covering their arses, I suppose.
Just thought you'd like to know.
I'm sure Channel 5 have tried to move upmarket nowadays, but at least when it had regular tits on I used to watch it sometimes.
Castrate me please.
I'm under pressure to change my mind, but I decided a few years ago that I didn't want any sprogs, my financial situation having something to do with that, but also I feel there are probably enough kids in the world to be getting on with and having extra to provide for probably won't help it.
Also, I'm not that much in love with the world, and what it seems to be becoming, that I want to inflict it on my closest family.
HOWEVER, I do fear that if the situation of people voluntarily reducing the number of their offspring (pre-conception) escalates, we will reverse the survival of the fittest, evolution thingy that's got us where we are, and the scrounging, council mongs who lack the capacity for forethought and consideration for others will be reproducing at a greater rate that the people I would suggest might be more of a contribution to society.
I would also like to point out that they seem to be suggesting that people volunteer, I didn't notice any hint of people enforcing this. Also, I'm sure the idea of rewarding the most productive females has been tried before somewhere...
What's wrong with my voice?
I don't know how many times I've been called Jim. Amongst others I've even had Kim. It's got to the point where I make extra effort to pronounce my name extra clearly. I don't understand why I'm afflicted with this.
I once turned up at Sainsbury's on a temp assignment. They'd obviously Chinese Whispered me all over the place, possibly whilst reading Heat or similar, as they seemed to be expecting somebody called Tom Affleck.
Doesn't really relate to what's being said, I know, but having a proper name doesn't necessarily make it much easier!
Can I play?
I don't get what the security guard said to her. What perspective did it put losing her daughter into?
Also, I didn't get the impression that this is for tracking people against their will, so much as giving them a means of requesting help if they wanted it. Or getting their parents to rush over so they didn't have to walk home.
Based in Cambridge?
Why don't we just buy the more effective and no doubt cheaper version from the yanks?
That is no way a helicopter. Is it? Surely not. What it is though, I couldn't say. Looks to me like a fish of some kind. Like those posh goldfish with the weird eyes. Warning no fish?
That means stabbed, right? Please excuse me, I'm not down with prison lingo.
Yeah, careful with your rights, too.
I like Vista
Granted, my PC is now silent as the onboard audio has stopped working, perhaps a SP2 issue. Or maybe it died? Dunno. And though it did work for a while I can't get Unreal Tournament to go any more, but apart from that it's quite nice. I will admit though that I haven't used an Apple since the tiny cube things at school and don't necessarily have a particularly relevant point of reference. I do have a Ubuntu though. But I've seen prettier Linuxes. And even this one's too hard for me.
Re: RE: FW: Scumbag
The man's killed his wife and buried her in the woods by his house. It's not really the fact that he lied to his kids that makes me think he's not quite right.
Is the vulture bad taste?
I'll east most things, many of them cold, but I really don't like apples from the fridge.
Also, I can't help feeling like every time I come across and article with some sort of environmental focus, the author seems to be working to prove the fruitlessness of any efforts suggested therein. I understand the concept of arguments and a balanced view, but perhaps Tesco is right after all and every little really does help.
Sorry, but I find all the faffing everybody does these days very frustrating. These days! I'm 27! Oh, Lordy.
It's been a couple of minutes since I read the article, but I'm fairly certain that at the beginning he suggests his work might act as a reminder to be catious about copying nature. I don't think, from this brief text, he was ruling out all aspects of every natural mechanism.
Also, my new favourite quote (for today at least): "Compared to ordinary aeroplanes, helicopters etc, birds, bats and insects are basically crap". I love that.
And I'd really like to see some wheeled animals. Can't we GM some?
Vulture - should've been a chopper!
Tihs is getting silly now.
Paris. It's my first time!
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