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Re: Apologizing for a poor choice of words is fine
For Christ's sake. The contraceptives were not for sexual use - the woman in question had polycycstic ovaries, and the hormones in the contraceptive pill/implant helped control it.
Regardless of your blinkered medieval views on birth control, this is a genuine medical treatment for a painful condition. Think of it as a treatment that has the side effect of making one unable to conceive and now try and tell us it shouldn't be covered by insurance.
uSwitch is trying to promote the nice little fee it gets whenever someone changes provider through them. What else?
2 horned creatures are very rare compared to single horned creatures
Like all the oxen, cattle, deer, elk, moose, goats, sheep and other fantastically rare beings of the world.
One of us has missed something, I'm sure...
Why would we accept something as the the truth, if by believing it we had to presuppose the existence of something we do not believe in?
"we're all to stupid to understand god's great plan"
Bollocks, mate. There is no god, no plan. Go on. One shred of proof, just one, and you can change the world forever.
Learn to spell, become coherent, remove tinfoil hat.
That is all.
@ RegisterFail - Surprising myself, I agree
Money is spent supporting entire tiers of seemingly pointless management rather than at the pointy end of service delivery where it might well do some good.
In the area I work, staff retention is a bigger issue for its impact on staffing levels than incompetence. We constantly see staff leaving to live in cheaper cities - even though we are in the north of England, our town is by no means a cheap (or even reasonably priced) place to live; hastened by what are perceived - even amongst public sector staff from different areas - as pretty poor working conditions. In 10 years, I have never known morale to be lower than it is now.
I'm not speaking specifically of IT, but on a day when the PM pretty clearly announced an idealogical intention to do away with the entire public sector, I felt I had to speak up for the genuinely hard-working staff of our public services in the face of the ignorance spewing from the likes of Jay Jaffa.
I do work a frontline healthcare job, and as I just finished an extremely long and traumatic week; I can assure you that some jobs are inherently stressful by their nature, and not (always) because of the people we find ourselves working with.
Nevertheless, well said. But as ever, the people doing the real work will often be those treated most unfairly by the axeman.
May I suggest that you spend a while working in an understaffed, underfunded, high stress environment, such as that which I and many of my public sector colleagues do, and you might just realise that what you are typing is a torrent of ill-informed, prejudiced cow excrement.
The keyloggers are attached in line with the keyboard, i.e. between the keyboard & the box. Using the usb ports on the front of the machine makes the keylogger instantly visible.
Yes and we have a system called remand, in which - if your crime is heinous enough - the legal authorities don't just let you wander about doing stuff.
Bail being set for *any and every* crime tends to look like the same old trick of letting rich fuckers buy their way out of jail.
In this case, he would not have been remanded. He would have been bailed. But try not to patronise us poor old benighted brits too hard, eh?
Hilarious voiding of warranties as soon as they get moistened with a Clini-Clean or similar wipe. Probably won't do the screen a lot of good either. But it's OK cos an apple product could never be a vector for pathogens.
I'm a commenter
and I have friends, a social life, and can hold a conversation without becoming a single issue wonk.
You, sir, are clearly somewhat confused about the "normal" world, which is the world most of us "wonderful chaps" inhabit, be we "reliable", "capable" or otherwise.
Stop patronising us, you insufferably smug git, and quit hiding behind anonymity if you're trying to make a valid point.
Which you clearly are not.
That would be
The US Marine Corps.
"Every man is a rifleman"
'cos they clearly wouldn't have anything more important to do on their minds.
No no no no.
"Because the heat echange process works better in the cold of space instead of the relatively cosy interior of the space station?"
Vacuum does not work like that. Keeping things cool in space is a REALLY big problem.
Similar situation down our street
A guy builds a house in his back garden.
His neighbour waits until he's got half the roof on before pointing out that it's 3m inside his boundary. Monumental cock-up, but kudos to the guy for waiting 'til he can maximise his profit before striking. I suspect this is (roughly) he same thing.
Lawyers may be considered evil, but paying a good one early can save a lot of cash in the long run.
(this just occurred to me 'cos I'm sat in the garden looking at the bloody white elephant)
Wow. I'm an ordinary decent Briton, and I've never referred to the BBC news as Pravda; nor has anyone I have ever met.
Some kind of congratulations must surely be in order for - in a single post - invoking: relationship violence, (implied) drug-rape and Godwin's law.
Unless I'm getting the wrong end of the stick, and beating drugged up teenagers is common practice down your way, to the point that you'd actually say this in real conversation without offending anyone?
I think you needs some. Come back when you're coherent.
Doesn't mean no sex
In fact,it doesn't even mean no ejaculation. Semen will still be produced, but viable sperm will not. As I understand it, the result is similar to a temporary vasectomy (but much less painful and invasive). So really, once you've got the last of the little fellas out of your system, it's fun as normal, without the risk of causing pregnancy (of course, this is no protection from STDs).
I got up at a sensible time and walked to the polling office this morning.
Cannot download release notes
Please check your internet connection.
Has Canonical been slashdotted?
That's why they switched over. So the thio wears off as the muscle relaxant takes hold. You are aware, in fact fully conscious, but unable to move any voluntary muscle as you (a) become hypoxic and (b) the KCl causes your heart to go into VF.
Real nice. That's why they changed it. With an overdose of an anaesthetic induction agent you're out and stay that way.
Not that the death penalty is anything I could ever support in any way.
Last minute - literally! - reprieves are possible. Imagine the cost if the state gave a man who was about to be aqcuitted hepatitis or some other such nasty blood-borne disease.
Cos no-one innocent ever got murdered by the state. Not saying this man is innocent, but, seriously, are you some kind of sadist? Punishment by rape is currently (allegedly) popular in Iranian prisons. Why not f*ck off over there and see how good an idea you think it is. Barbarian.
So it's small then?
"As soon as its target is found, the silent Switchblade plunges out of the sky like a small robotic kamikaze, detonating its small warhead on impact to take out things as small as an individual human."
They're the ones who don't accept that they're wrong even when large-scale, highly soundly methodologically designed research and analysis demonstrate that they are.
You know, the ones who say "My neighbour has wi-fi, and I get headaches, therefore the two things are causally related". The same ones who force me into suffering crap phone reception because they won't let anyone build a new mast within half a mile of a local school. The ones who endanger the health of my friends kids by not getting theirs vaccinated.
Now, go RTFA. "...but rather that it simply proved that no cell-phone causation could be discovered in their study of 59,984 brain tumor sufferers... the increased risk in this population is too small to be observed, the increased risk is restricted to subgroups of brain tumors or mobile phone users, or there is no increased risk.
"Our finding that brain tumor incidence rates were either stable, decreased, or continued a gradual increase that started before the introduction of mobile phones, is consistent with mobile phone use having no observable effect on brain tumor incidence."
60 000 a big enough sample for you?
Makes no difference
The anti-scientific wingnuts who are convinced that phones cause cancer, that vaccines cause autism and that wi-fi and microwaves cause all kind of unlikely bullshit illness have absolutely no history of listening to evidence. They decided what was true in their pathetic little internal universes and no amount of rationality will ever - EVER - get them to shut the fuck up.
You can wave this kind of study at them forever and they'll just bleat out the same nonsense over and over.
In a heartwarming touch...
...couldn't the local store owner have given the homeless a slap-up meal, thus avoiding the heartbreaking unpleasantness of a family suffering a burglary?
Or are some people more deserving of charity than others?
/left-wing bleeding heart
If we just ignore them...
...will the granola wingnut twunts of PETA go away?
It's probably wild optimism, but hope springs eternal.
You describe them as cannibals. If so, then why not just let them eat one another.
re my earlier comment
I think that what I should have said was I get smug (often masking frustration) when theists can't see that atheism is qualitatively different to theism. That was the ignorance I meant, not implying that theism == ignorance.
That said, religion and theism confuse the hell out of me - I just can't get my head around the idea of believing in something like that, so I probably frustrate the hell out of believers. I also probably frustrate them by my refusal to accept something that I can see no evidence for whatsoever.
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