Re: Yet another one? --> dangerous Ukraine brawl,
881 posts • joined 11 Sep 2008
I suspect an embedded RFID element in there somewhere...
Never go full Bong...
The following has been circulating on the intertubes...
"I would like my pudding now nurse. And then I think I'd like to... write... something... I don't remember what."
Standing in the corner, he waits. The sand slowly flows, but it nears its end. The old man still glows, as thousands of threads spread away from him.
I AGREE. IT IS A SHAME TO SEE HIM THIS WAY.
NO. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN.... BUT I CANNOT WAIT TO ASK HIM HOW IT ALL ENDS.
The old man looks up, through them at first... and then he sees them. For once, the smile on the hooded figure's skull is genuine.
"I... I remember you. The anth... ant..."
"Yes, that. We knew each other?"
ONCE. AND WILL AGAIN, SIR.
He so rarely said it, and these feelings... remembering his young apprentice, and beloved daughter. The beautiful child they have.
"There... is a girl, yes?"
SHE IS SPEAKING TO THE AUDITORS, SIR. THEY ARE UNWILLING TO LISTEN.
"Well then. You know what they say, two things you cannot avoid. Taxes and..." He looks into the fiery blue eyes, and becomes aware.
"Quite right. Is it time already? I have so much left to do."
YOU HAVE GIVEN ALL YOU CAN SIR.
"No, not cancer. Alzheimers."
I AM AWARE.
"So, where is the boy? I remember a boy."
"Ahh. Never much trusted cars. Or horses."
THEY GET YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.
SOON. BUT WE MAY SIT HERE AWHILE.
DO YOU HAVE ANY BISCUITS?
"No. Shame really."
"Is it truly turtles?"
ALL THE WAY DOWN. I HAVE SEEN THEM.
"Ahh. I would love to see it. Perhaps a small trip before?"
IT WOULD BE MY PLEASURE.
"The light is slower there... and there's a monkey...."
ORANGUTAN. SAME PRINCIPLE.
"Yes... will they remember me?"
"What was that? I could not hear you."
HE SAYS WE WILL, SIR.
"I never much liked the trouble people had with you. You seem like a nice fellow."
I HAVE MY DAYS.
"Don't we all?"
SOME LESS THAN OTHERS.
"Is it quick?"
YES. AND I BROUGHT THE SWORD. CEREMONY DICTATES IT.
"Ahh. How about a cup of tea?"
I WOULD ENJOY IT. DO YOU PLAY CHESS?
"No. how about checkers?"
And so they sat, two old friends regaling each other, though the old man could not remember all of the details, the cloaked man and his rat filled him in, when it was needed.
- by Nick Mogavero
Was it an old dear she hit? If so, dear oh dear...
Frank's 2000 inch TV!
There are also, on a clifftop near the Porthcurno museum, the remains of the concrete anchors used to stabilize a huge antenna put up by the (then) rival Eastern Telegraph Company to spy on Marconi's transmissions in the days before the "forced" merger in the 30s that formed C&W and brought together the two rival comms systems under one roof.
Would have loved to, but don't have email access where I am...
ITYM "Lose" in that there subhead...
Always keep a copy of PC Decrapifier handy: http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/
Try TLP for better battery management in Linux: http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/tlp.html
Or Nissan, or Hyundai...
OK, it wasn't aimed at any star in particular, but still...
For those wanting a Debian based distro for old hardware, AntiX and (for slightly newer machines) MX-14 fit the bill nicely:
uBlock is available for Firefox too - it's still in beta, but it seems to work well enough (especially on certain sites with huge irrelevant lead photos and menu bars).
Twain is reported to have said it, but it seems Pascal was probably the first:
I've got a printout somewhere of Tetris in C (running on a VAX), possibly from one of the Obfuscated C contests, that was written in one line which took up most of an 80x25 terminal screen. I've also got an ASCII Mandelbrot generator written in DCL (banned at uni shortly after being distributed, for obvious reasons).
I'm reminded of the letter from Blaise Pascal (IIRC) where he apologised for lacking the time to make it shorter.
"wont" is perfectly cromulent in this context.
Or rods to the bushel, as Abraham Simpson used to.
'Don't start with that "red zone, white zone" bullshit - we both know what this is REALLY about - you want me to get an abortion!'
Apparently voiced by the actual people who recorded the real announcements at LAX, too...
I was going to suggest that there must be a version of Wine for Android that one could use - well, there is, but it's still under development:
Is that a quick trick duck stack in the photo?
Used to work for C&W at Porthcurno - it was an open secret that MI5 (at least) had people working and being trained there.
Everybody there knows what "lagniappe" means.
I can see this getting twisted (à la Horton Hears a Who) into an abortion allegory, particularly by the leftpondians.
Just checked - http://pleaserobme.com is still around, too!
I was thinking more of the bit where paedos could reach out of the computer screen and fiddle with the kids.
On a related note, Dr Fox.
Who needs Google? Some of us can remember history...
A high level of language compatibility with Matlab, and there's even a GUI for it now.
Though personally, I'd just do it in Fortran...
...but slowly on a Raspberry Pi.
You'll probably find that your wifi and screen brightness work a lot better with a more recent kernel - you can always try it from a live DVD or USB stick to test those features out before installing.
I used to do something like this, except via email rather than SMS.
Anyone know if any of the servers listed here still exist? http://www.faqs.org/faqs/internet-services/access-via-email/
Also, someone has to work out how the captured UFOs work...
You're going to need a bigger dish (maybe 1.5m) if you're allowed to install one.You may find this site useful for assessing potential reception quality in your area:
Otherwise Filmon (as recommended elsewhere) or a Raspberry Pi with RaspBMC and the F.T.V. addon work quite well if you have fast enough broadband.
Some would argue that the inventor was in fact Italian (Antonio Meucci) although like Bell, he was living in the US at the time.
Indeed - the invisible and the nonexistent look very much alike...
You'll want to be especially careful at McCarran - they'll definitely be listening in given that that's where the Area 51 JANET employee shuttle flights leave from.
IIRC there were no passwords set on at least some of the systems he accessed.
Technically, the British Empire won...
Reminds me of this: http://satwcomic.com/always-watch-your-drink
It probably originated here: http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/hovercraft.htm
which gives two Latin possibilities:
Mea navis volitans anguillis plena est
Navis volitans mihi anguillis plena est
as long as there"s a universal basic income (paid for by land value taxation)...
Or the Ribbon?
"Radar Love" (and of course "Crash" by the Primitives as I said upthread)
Or "Crash" by the Primitives?