Re: How do you say "The irony is killing me" in Russian?
I think it sounds better in English. О великий, могучий, правдивый и свободный английсский язык!
247 posts • joined 23 Aug 2008
I think it sounds better in English. О великий, могучий, правдивый и свободный английсский язык!
The exclamation marks joke was funny for about 1.8s the first time. Several years on, it suggests someone you'd avoid at parties.
As you will know from primary school, "the standards..." is a separate sentence, so it must begin with a capital letter and the comma should be a full stop.
I recall one old gentlemen saying how returning to school after the summer break meant discovering which of your friends had died of polio. Perhaps what we need is a generation who don't go faint with the vapours when they lose their online cat photos.
are belong to us.
Allow me to end the speculation. They found Elvis.
No, it's been known for over 200 years and it's THE Veil Nebula. No astronomer would say "Veil Nebula", any more than we'd say "BBC announced today...".
"...This may involve manufacturers having to resubmit cars for testing".
If this puts the car into a different tax band, will the manufacturer also be liable for the previously lost tax on cars which were more polluting than claimed? If the faults are not corrected, will the manufacturer be liable for owners' increased car tax? If the faults *are* corrected, will they be liable to owners for the reduced performance and efficiency? What a tangled web!
Probably you're thinking of the Philips 'Radio Engineer' kit (1964).
Where would we be without the philosophy of the Great and Good to help us through our sorry lives?
Want reality to fit your theory when it doesn't? Just allege a few "decadal" and "multidecadal" oscillations with helpful amplitude and phase, then publish.
As in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, "In cases of major discrepancy it's always reality that's got it wrong".
"While we have strong legal arguments, we've determined that mounting a vigorous defense would ultimately prove too costly and too great a distraction for our leadership team".
Translation: "We were caught and realise we don't a snowball-in-hell's chance of defending it".
Where is the evidence that typical viewers (rather than technical enthusiasts) care about picture quality? They have never been much troubled by gross distortion in geometry, in luminance or colour rendering. None speak ruefully of 405-line TV.
Apart from the introduction of colour in the 1960s, of Teletext in the 1970s and recently of flat displays, the average viewer might not even have noticed. Other "improvements", like digital transmission ("Oh, it's digital, so it must be better") have been driven by advantage to the broadcasters, not to the user and by a desperate hope that the technology has not reached a plateau, where users no longer buy when a shinier version is available and showing off a TV is as naff as showing off a pocket calculator.
You are right. That's how "white" LEDs work. (A device with several LEDs would be far more expensive).
I know many who are not "online". They are the most delightful people. They live fulfilled lives. They don't pin me to the wall at parties to tell me how this or that IT company is a great evil. They don't show me their latest electronic toy, expecting my fascination. They don't ask each other "Do you remember when we had real lives?"
Superpowers spend a lot of time scrabbling for evidence that they did just about everything before anyone else, even if by accident and with no useful result. I may as well claim that my first fart in 1955 included six hydrogen molecules which made it to the interstellar void. Russia was in space first, nearly 60 years ago: apparently that still smarts.
If you have no left-wing notions to hide, you have nothing to fear.
When HMRC (then Customs and Excise) "pursued" VAT fraud only a few years ago, the cases collapsed, because it was clear that HMCE had encouraged the fraud (estimated at about £2bn) and lied in court e.g. see Panorama 23/3/2005.
This new case allows HMRC to announce how it shows that "we are determined to...blah, blah, blah". But the earlier losses led to no more than a wagging finger and admonition that "if you carry on like this, you won't get your knighthood".
Firefox would be as popular as any browser that insists on well-formed, standards-compliant HTML. Can you think of any?
Why invite trouble by changing the time reference to match civil time? Surely the reference can continue to advance steadily at some agreed pace? Then all you need is a simple algorithm to derive civil time (for display) from the reference (with appropriate "jumps" at the leap seconds). I don't understand.
Even if you converted every footpath in the country, the unpleasant experience of walking on a spongy (or constantly clicking) surface would have us all walking in the road.
Far better to invest in my hamster-breeding and treadmill mass-production program.
I once worked with a diminutive Japanese software engineer. I refrained from physical assault on the annoying t**t only because I thought he might be skilled in karate.
Given the ubiquitous invitation "seeks like-minded person...", Facebook, Google etc. merely satisfy the majority preference not to be unsettled by anything novel (presumably as they hide behind the sofa).
In other news, their coffee machine has run out of sugar.
I quite like the idea of public floggings for BT people. Is there somewhere we can send suggested names?
Since load management can save a lot of money (for suppliers), it's more important to be able to cut you off (whether or not you've paid your bill) when demand exceeds supply. With smart meters, you're in the dark while the little old lady next door can still run her dialysis machine. This fine-grained control wasn't possible before e.g. in the early 1970s, when you could avoid the power cuts by living close to a hospital.
I always thought that prostitution was the exploitation of men.
The writers to whom you allude are presumably "struggling" (as the popular image goes) and hence unlikely to be registered for VAT, so VAT changes will not make it "incredibly hard" for them to publish their own material.
What I want is a cloud of encrypted data I can operate with family and friends, not with a corporation (probably foreign) hiding behind a sheaf of terms and conditions. It will let me know if duplication is falling behind target and, if I ever need a complete restore, I can call round and take a fast copy.
'...reflects a "modest" decline in...revenue with...customers moving to data and VoIP..., it said'
No connection, then, with customers' unpleasant burden of dealing with BT?
'BT also unveiled plans to tackle its burgeoning pension deficit of £7bn...part of a 16-year recovery plan'
16 years? Would that mortgage lenders were so patient!
"Doubling down" ???
...as soon as we were found out.
I'll wait to see how they talk it up. From past ventures, the more celestial the choirs of praise and the more effusive the talk of a beautiful relationship, the more likely, as a rocket on bonfire night, to blow apart in sparks - think Philips/Lucent (company song) or - something BT would prefer to forget - their "merger" with AT&T.
I'm confused as to what you mean by "this side of the Atlantic". Since you write "practised" as "practiced", you're on the US side? What are you trying to say?
"Hackney Homes and the Council takes data protection very seriously..."
And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless those Chinese kids working 20 hours a day so I can have my kit cheaper....or is it so that Apple can mark up 200 per cent instead of 185?
Surely there's a simple commercial solution. Don't trust your data to any US company.
Don't worry, Mr Lamb. It's only public money!
"...it is becomes increasingly important to learn about the supercapacitors that help prevent data loss"
It's no more important than learning how my car works or how electricity gets to my house. It may be of interest and no doubt it's a concern for the people who provide those things, but that's what I'm paying them to do.
These laws are necessary since Oceania is at war with Eastasia. Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.
How helpful of the US to claim only a few days ago that increased airline security was needed. It is remarkable how "pressing" legislative needs so often follow high-profile "security" stories.
Does it matter? Visiting Moscow or St Petersburg, you may have the impression that plastic is as widespread as here. But most Russians don't use credit cards at all.
No citation? No evidence? Just "Some people believe..."?
When security patches are needed, month after month, with no apparent reduction, for faults which "...allow an attacker to take complete control of your PC", you have to ask if the architecture is flawed.
"...Maplin is working to build the online portion of its business, as many old world retailers have belatedly done".
Maplin had online ordering (via a 300 baud connection) at least as early as 1983, although orders placed at the weekend might not be processed until Tuesday, which made you wonder why they provided the service at all.
Maybe the author could explain his parochial version of English (after explaining his weird opinions).
Hardly any of it will be worth watching, anyway.
The mistake is to believe what people say they'd do, especially when it involves reaching into their pockets.
I agree that, in this case, a more considered analysis would be pointless. After more than 30 years, it is a great relief to abandon all direct contact with BT. My ISP will deal with BT Openreach, a transfer of sustained pain for which I feel some guilt.