530 posts • joined Saturday 9th August 2008 08:43 GMT
Please Sir don't get your tits in a tangle over this.
It is only some bits of shiny metal that you play with to pass the time.
Don't worry-be Happy.
Common old G type stars like the Sun don't shoot plasma for light years off their poles.
That is done by Black Holes.
Well LarryF54 , the fact is that the USA is big and we are small.
You know the principal that might is right.
On top of that we don't have an Air Force any more, & the Navy and Army are just remnants of once magnificent services.
God Defend New Zealand.
Re: Half a dozen of one, but only six of the other.
I still don't know who are the more stupid,ignorant, mindless,revolting,shitbrained heap of Morons.
Are they the Democrats or the Republicans?
As I live far away I don't understand the Politics of USA.
Dear Anon, 17.20 GMT,
I think that your little bit of humour in this discussion is failing, as there appears to be a lot of humourless miserable twits hanging about here.
I am too old for the Dole -what a Bugger.
I am Happy!
My new Wireless Logitech Keyboard is loverly-loverly(as in a Musical)
Happy with price, happy with performance
Some people would moan if their Bum was on fire and moan if you put the fire out.
I have had some less than ideal keyboards but I haven't got excited and screaming over them
More imporant things in life .
Re: Rude manners
I don't know if it was rude , but the late Lady Dianna(formally Princess) referrered to the Royal Family as "The Germans".
It is worse in NZ
At those formal greeting occasions where an unfortunate visitor meets a Maori (usually jumping up and down and sticking his tongue out) he will be expected to rub noses with him or some other Maori.
I can't think of anything worse than this sort of greeting/behaviour , but in another century or two the Maoris may have became civilised.
Any Limey or other foreign devil who tries to bring their own food in with them when they visit New Zealand will have it confiscated and fined if they don't declare it.
Only get it confiscated if they declare it.
Why? Well we don't have many nasty things here like Foot and Mouth and nasty Bugs that could destroy our Agricultural industry>
Young holding Bombs etc.
That's old news.
There were many teenagers during a thing called WW2 ,loading Bombs ,dropping Bombs , shooting Machine Guns ,Rifles,Bazookas etc.
I have a Brother who had Two Machine Guns (Point 5 calibre) that he used to shoot at Japanese up in the Bouganville area. He was 19 at the time.
People liked teenagers shooting guns and dropping Bombs then.
Re: Mixed lessons from history?
The reason that the Russians did not veto the vote on UN gettting inolved was that they had walked out and they were not repressented at the time the vote was taken
They learned their lesson and never again let having a hissyfit get in the way of being able to throw a spanner in the works.
Re: Mixed lessons from history?
The Yanks did let off a test Bomb in the Desert to check if a Plutonium Bomb would work.
They were sure that the Uranium Bomb would work
The test Bomb was a bit of a surprise, as I think the yield was about 4 times that calculated.
Don't know if the sums were entirely British.
Peace be with us all.
Re: "...required for safe and effective weapons delivery." - RAF
Early in WW2 the RAF was very civilised and did not bomb Civilians as it was consided by the Planners to be important to behave as Gentlemen.
Lots of bits of Paper were thrown out over Germany telling them to be sensible and surrender.
Things changed quite a bit after the Hun did the Blitz on Britain. He had done similar things to Civilians in Spain,Holland , Yugoslavia and Poland before that.
The Americans don't bomb Civilians ,they just do Colateral Damage instead.
Re: Eff them all and let God sort it out
You are George Bush (of Iraq/Afghanistan) Mark2.
Re: Overly sensitive
Bugger me arn't the current generation super sensitive lot of farts.
When I was a young lad all this bullshit about correctness was not in fashion.
For instance, a girl in the mob I was in was called Hideous, a bloke who had been left with a withered leg by Polio was Kickidy, and a Maori bloke who had a very dark skin was Blondie.
No one got into a big hissyfit over it. Probably had things of more consequence to concern us , like WW2.
Any important stuff happening at this moment in time?
Some nerp or nerps fudged the books over the height of the wall required in ALL regions.
If you have been awake at all for the past 2 years you would know that people were unconcerned about the Tsumani coming because they knew that the height of the barrier was high enought for any wave thought possible.
Force 9 quake was the first for about a thousand years.
PS . All of Japan is subject to quakes .
Re: With a bit of CGI...
I got confused for a moment - I read coke as cock.
Had a spasm.
8 more mentaly handicapped for us
Scott 26 ,
Unfortunate that there are lots of people who seem to drink large quantities of Coke.
I watch the trolleys at the local Supermarket(PaknSave) and lots of them are piled up with Coca-Cola and that rubbish cheap white Bread.
M.B. I read it as EXPAND
I was impressed by the sheer scale of it all when I clicked "maximize comment",
Re: Chocolate Teapot
The story I remember is that the computer on the Sheffield did a reboot as the attack was getting under way, and then another ship came along and got in the way of Sheffield doing anything at a vital moment.
Computers probably continue with that annoying habit today.
Depending on missiles for defence was the in thing at the time , but the crews very soon set up machine guns anchored to the railings to give adequate close in fire power.
PS . The Americans had the same philosophy in Vietnam , while the MIGs had cannon.
The American pilots were at a disadvantage from my memory of events at that time.
I will make a prediction-(a safe one) That the next shootout will not go as any of the planners have planned it .
Like all wars, it won't get faught the way the planners/stratigists etc stated it would.
Icon - for the tears that will flow.
Britain during the Industrial Revolution
and later exploited small/young/immature people in diabolical and dangerous Factories and Mines.
The Royal Navy in Nelson's time used 8 and 9 year old sailors as "Powder Monkeys".
It is only very recently that Britain has been able to become all sanctimonious.
Re: Medical researcher finds that medical people are wonderful!
It seems that you are not fond of Doctors, and the best thing for you to do is to avoid all contact with the greedy rotters.
My Doc. seems to be an exeption, he actually seems to be a carining sort of youth.
He will grow out of it , as he is only up to age 47.
Re: EADON the OS n00b
I am a Linux user-I just like to come here to watch the zealots abuse each other about which OS is the Worlds greatest
Paying up for the Government making so many cockups,is a small price to pay for such entertainment and the joy of seeing Key and co roasting on a open fire.
Re: I have a question
The front is the pointy part.
You landlubbers know nothing.
Re: Fascinating but.....
The carpet bombing of German cities was only done after the RAF had tried daylight bombing of military targets and suffered heavy casualties .
They switched to night bombing to reduce their losses ,but night bombing without any radar or any other aid early in war was a
very hit and miss appair. Mainly miss , with only about 5% of bombs getting within 5 miles of the target.
Carpet bombing did not start until 1942 when Bomber Command had built up sufficient numbers to acheive some success.
The bombing of civilian targets by the Germans was mainly in 1940 and 1941.
They did try to create a Fire Storm in London on one raid but failed as the second wave was cancelled due to bad weather.
Bombing was the only way of taking the war to the Germans, until the Invasion in June 1944.
It is just as well for the post war generations that the Germans did not win , as they would have treated you like the other enslaved people of Europe.
PS. madra, perhaps you should read up on WW2, you are a bit uninformed at the moment.
Re: Citation needed.
"I don't know what he did in the RAF "
He was a Navigator in Bomber Command.
Von Braun was a Major in the SS, and was certainly a War Criminal.
Re: lack of consensus, lol
That link didn't work, Have you anything better?
Re: Homo informaticus?
Greetings Evil Auditor,
I read it as the carrying around those new fangled Tablets being the cause of these girls suffering from stress and strain.
Anyway they are much better than us at bearing pain, so it should not really be a problem.
Re: Madness I tell you
100% kill = no survivors = no poison tolerant rats.
Re Bald Eagles
Quote "PS: Lewis has a degree in Engineering so I am not convinced he is really as stupid or denialist as some would have us believe."
It was about Lewis and his intelligence-You have gone off on a tanget .
Re: The Taliban are doomed.
Well it is good that the Muslim faith has the same high ideals as the Christian one.
They could well be better at it than the Christians are (like G.Bush).
May goodness and mercy be with you for all of your days.
Re: Meaningful statistics?
About Firefox tells me I have got 16.0.2 and am on the release update channel.
My updates happen in silence and painlessly . On an Apple imac!
Nothing will happen
until as it will when only one link or way exists, serious/tolal failure happens.
Then as usual tolal panic will happen and politicians and other "experts" will blame everyone else for the disaster.
The real experts will not become involved in recovery until the bungling Beurocrats escalate the problem to extreme.
A notable case - The Russian Submarine KURST.
Re: Rename all things nuclear
Dear John ,
A quote from wikipaedia
"See also: Magnetic resonance imaging
The application of nuclear magnetic resonance best known to the general public is magnetic resonance imaging for medical diagnosis and magnetic resonance microscopy in research settings, however, it is also widely used in chemical studies,"
It seems NMR=MRI or MRI=NMR
Lots of us Love Kim
Down here in NZ , our Politicians were shown up be licking the arse of the Americans when they raided Dotcom's home.
The FBI were among the gun toting (assault rifles) coppers ,SIS ,SAS etc. etc.
The affair which the Courts have ruled as illegal ,has shown how our Politicians were pawns of America.
This armed raid was to arrest an alleged criminal whose alleged crime was operating a File Share Website.
The whole thing is a P.R. disaster for the Politicians,and has given much joy to us citizens who know what they are like.
It is know he has had convictions for relatively minor crimes and he has done his time for those.
He is a smart cookie and he will have learned to be even more law abiding than Bankers and Financiers.
you can't be too carefull
Loose lips and all that.
It was only 67 years aga,I can still remember it(almost) well.
Burying the lines is expensive
The cost of underground is usually about seven times that of overhead .
My beloved wife once asked me if she could play her games if though the Box wasn't there.
(Box was away on R&R)
I will try to be Rational
The Mag 9 quake and massive plate movement in 2011 was well beyond the magniutude any ,repeat any Seismologist considered at all probable in Japan.
It is obvious from many of the comments that knowledge of Seismology is almost non existant.
The Japanese have extensive experience of earthquakes andTsunamis and had built many barriers to protect their coastal areas .
They were to protect to the extent that the risks evaluated , and from what I know were considered elsewhere to be very prepared for such an event
It is foolish and ignorant to propose that a country should prepare for adisasters that are extremely unlikely to occur.
It would go broke and the people would starve.
However, I expect you will continue to rant about something you are totally ignorant.
Re: hope Lenovo don't turn into HP
When Hewlett and Packard founders ofHP were running the firm, it was an example of how a business should be run.
It produced good products (a little high in price usually but reliable) and it treated the employees like human beings and not disposable garbage to be tossed out without any caring
Makes me nostalgic about 1974 when I purchased an HP45 calculator designed for Surveyers.
Re: Re Article.....
Alas he does sound bitter but I can understand it as he may have had unhappy eperiences using Windows
The Monster Dotcom
is a dangerous international criminal because-wait for it- He had a File Sharing Website!
My God that is as bad as it gets.
According to the Americans.
Re: This whole government suffers from Alzheimers.
I am NOT sick to the back teeth about Mr.Dotcom.
I get a lot of entertainment out of it all-especially Mr. Keys screwing round and round trying to convince us he had nothing to do with the illegal armed raid on Dotcom's house.
I doubt that Dotcom is anymore of a criminal than a well known Mr Bob Jones.
Mr. Jones admitted a few years ago (after checking on Statute of Limitations) that he had begun his financial empire building by means of getting money for the sale of a Building BEFORE he owned it.
That is certainly illegal and he deserves be Mr. rather than Sir Bob.
Re: Oh dear...
I live in NZ,and I am not aware of our local law enforcement persons doing whatever the hell they want.
Could you provide an example or two for me , to improve my knowledge of this naughtyness.
Thank you for your time on this matter.