1556 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008
No surprise there
Most of the (non-Murdoch) UK papers were surprisingly quiet in the early days of the scandal. While The Graun and Indy were making a song and dance about it the reaction of the others struck me as a collective nervous shuffling of the feet.
Countless films have told us you need blunt objects handy in case of such an emergency.
Re: Two phones I'd like to see
+1 They'd have my pounds if they did a smaller premium smartphone.
I'd prefer an all-rounder
Imagine if smartphones had gone mass-market a few years earlier. Done that? Good.
Now imagine whipping out your MySpace phone down the pub.
Its 5 users must be gutted.
Even if it is more publicity for the pieclown.
Well done you fucking idiot
So Murdoch's on the ropes and with your silly attention-grabbing stunt you've given The Sun/The Times/Sky News another headline. Still you're in the papers and that's all that matters you complete waste of space.
Plod can fuck off
They'll have my fingerprints if they arrest me (I don't expect this to happen) and not before.
I noticed I was doing this years ago. There's a lot of dev stuff I just don't remember but as long as I can remember to find the Javadoc or whatever, that's fine. As long as I remember what I'm supposed to be doing this week I can cope with the rest.
It's not too hot
You're holding it too long in your sweaty, overheated palms.
Wear it without looking like a complete tool
That's quite a USP
"Common name" and "real name"
I would imagine that common name is the name you go by and real name is that on your passport. They're often different due to divorcees keeping their married names, shortening "Robert" to "Bob" and all manner of other reasons. The systems I work with have sets of columns for each.
What an arse
To me being an arse about a spoof religion is exactly as bad as being an arse about one that claims to be genuine.
How about: we're atheists, let's not be arses at all?
To be fair
I'd say trick-cyclist, colloquially, applies equally to both professions. We can leave it to the trick-cyclists themselves to argue the toss (or give a toss) about which is which and whatnot
Compare them but don't equate them.
If you're too hooked on Jeremy Kyle that you can't step away from the telly for long enough to take a shower... well at least you can have a shower now.
You're right, but...
But XP runs on my antique T43 Thinkpad - game, set and match for XP for me.
Prohibition isn't working
It's as effective as alcohol prohibition in the USA was. This policy is simply not working. We have to legalise, regulate and tax these drugs. It might be a tough pill to swallow (no pun intended) but it will reduce crime both here and in the producing countries (cos dead people with brown skins matter as well).
As for me, I'm really not interested in taking drugs these days. I just want the stupidity to end.
Taking action meaning "having a quiet word" in most cases.
Should've been Shed Seven
Is Facebook worth more than Google?
Long term Facebook is worth about the same as MySpace.
...just cook up a few more tasty Parmos
It'll do as long as it's thick enough to stand your spoon in.
To any passport-carrying Lancastrian chips and gravy is the food of the gods (indeed gravy is the main thing I judge proper - i.e. Northern - chippies on). But why you'd want to shove cheese curds on it is beyond me.
With a bit more squeezing that curd and you'd have had a nice paneer. Much better in curries than on your chips.
(Sun on )?Sunday
Whatever the name it'll continue to be nothing more than an utterly vile shiterag.
I like the Telegraph's: Goodbye Cruel World
+1 for Atic Atac
That was my favourite. And a marvel of the programmer's art to squeeze all that into a mere 48k.
Heap of steaming crap
I like the flies. They're a nice touch.
Re: It's 3G and has the WiFis.
Yeah. Two great selling points unique to the iPhone.
Where's the clown icon?
More books in the charity shops tyipcally indicates better sales to begin with. Seeing as more people buy Larsson, Brown, Clarkson, etc. - more people tire of them and ultimately more people pass them on to the charity shops.
I like "proper" ale but the thought of watching people's opinions about it on the telly would be enough to, um, drive me to drink.
"Rack of charges"
Re: Obviously agoraphobia wasn't cutting it
Agoraphobia is hardly grounds for an early release from remand
Lining a cardboard box with felt and bubblewrap is easier than buying, then emptying a tin of Jacob's Cream Crackers? That's nonsense.
I'll grant you it's impossible to eat even a single cream cracker without butter and some jam, cheese or whatever (and a nice cuppa to wash the lot down) but what sort of nutter would do that?
Alarms and whatnot
I'd rather go to a festival where your stuff doesn't get nicked. And, yes, they do exist.
The idea of paying £200 to watch U2 and Coldplay is a strange one to me. But I'll get me a Mozzie Scarer Offer. It's probably tosh but worth a punt at £6.
Way better value than a Glastophant ticket
Re: Welsh Language Board
I imagine the Welsh Language Board's interest in privacy went as far as making sure there is a Welsh-localised GUI for the database.
If I make to 70...
... I'll drink as much as I bloody well like. And anyone who tells me otherwise will be on the end of a damned good thrashing from my Zimmer!
Rutland vs Wales
Rutland is considerably smaller than Wales, making it a much more appropriate unit for certain measurements. FYI Rutland is 382 square km or roughly 0.0184 Wales.
A retractable spoiler on a front wheel drive car makes it heavier and less fuel-efficient for no reason whatsoever.
The rest of the car's shite as well. I rather liked the old new Mini* but the new new Minis are awful.
* not enough to own one, mind
Can torque be measured in elephants per second?
The globe itself is lovely. Throw in the touchscreen business and I could see myself losing close to a whole day playing with it. Super stuff!
Re: Half-Timbered Morris
I'm no trick-cyclist but I'd guess it says pipe-smoking; unfortunate sock/sandal choices and questionable personal hygiene.
For me it's more "don't trust" than "don't care". I can't be the only one.
So you'd be fine with a number plate that says "P4EDO" or something would you?
Won't be long
The "linux on a toaster" crowd do excellent work. I doubt you'll be waiting long...
Trolling aside, I'm with you. I expect my use-case to be "broken netbook" and not before.
Re: "XXXX, your friends are missing you"
If FB were to include "occassionally receives a nagging email" as an active account, that really would be taking the piss.
Not that I'd rule it out as the IPO approaches and marketroids eye their bonuses.
You don't have to read it
Just block the inane ones. Or don't friend them in the first place.
What? You have inane friends? What on earth for?
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