Cue Tom Jones....
So.... the Equadorian Embassy should release him?
1103 posts • joined 4 Mar 2009
So.... the Equadorian Embassy should release him?
So, if I place an advert in the South China Morning Post, the SCMP must pay UK coroporation tax?
113 is the first to be discovered/verified in an Asian country (ignoring Russia), so it should be named in honour of that. I'd say something like Yashimium (Ya) from the ancient name for Japan, as it was dicovered/verified in Japan.
And we woulda got away with it...
I would have copied that Professor's restored files to a brand new disk and removed the write-protect tag from the old one and told him it was now a read-only backup.
I can't believe this wasn't spotted ages ago. House worth £300k, mortgage £200k, net position, assets of £300k. WTF?
Named meat? As in Tiddles?
Nearly, A stick of celery contains about 6 calories, and you expend about 0.6 calories to eat and digest it. However, it's fairly bulky per calorie contained so if you fill your stomach with it you would only be able to physically fit in a very small calorie amount. If you really want to go that way, eat grass as the human stomach can't digest it at all.
Who said anything about *earning* £1000? They're getting *paid* £1000.
Didn't the Time Lord High Council revive him to offer him the Presidency to try and win the Time War?
One of the best episodes so far.
Yay! A stable plot loop. She goes the long way back to Gallifrey and nudges OneDoc off into a working Tardis onto his adventures.
My Casio calculator I bought in 1985 is still working perfectly, as is my BBC Master from around the same time and my A5000 from about 1992, as is my no-name PC I bought in 2009. The only "consumer appliances" I've had break down were the crappy Hoover I was bamboozled into buying in 1993 that died a few weeks later - never bought a Hoover ever again - and I'm on my third washing machine in 30 years.
When my grandparents were teachers it was a profession on a par with being a solicitor or doctor. Since then teachers' unions and the government have worked hand in glove to turn it into a job, unions so they get their lumpen "mass of labour" membership they depend on and government so they can get their lumpen "mass of labour" they can control.
Well at least he means he don't have to search for employment for the next five years. Gurranteed job, bingo!
Maybe occassionally he did use a shovel, but we just didn't see those iterations.
Did anybody else say "Dark City!" ?
Hasn't it been canonical since the movie that The Doctor himself is half-human? So it makes since for him to be The Hybrid, and fleeing Gallifrey due to anti-hybrid persecution.
I've just had an epiphany! (Don't worry, I'll clean it up).
I've always wondered how on earth people managed to get their dangly bits caught in trouser zippers, that post has explained it all. It's idiots who don't wear underpants.
So, if I phone my fellow jehadi and discuss planning an outrage, BT gets procesuted? Kewl!!
Too many internet startup enterprises seem to be predicated on being a monopoly. Their proposed business model only works if they are the sole player and collapses in a heap if there are other players.
If you go into the business of making bread it's an uncouncious built-in assumption that you will be taking part in an environment of other people making bread. There seems to be something missing from the brain processes of these people that make them blind to this. Either that or they are just outright snake-oil fraudsters.
I also once tried to get a job at Aldi, and was turned down due to my lack of retail sales experience. You can't get a dead-end food-costs-money job unless you already have a dead-end food-costs-money. It really has got to the point where you need a degree to dig a hole in the road.
...the microwave oven when you’re trying to watch TV in the kitchen, the electric toothbrush while you’re listening to the bathroom radio
Reads like he's channelling Darkwing Duck.
Sometimes it's the fault of the hardware. A couple of times I've moved my mouse towards a button and I've bumped into the side of the keyboard causing my finger to press down, activating whatever button the pointer happens to be over at that point.
A sensible option would be to make the Reply All or Send To Group functions forcibly put the recipents addresses in the BCC list.
Yes, they're not a taxi company, but they're also not a technology company. They're a taxi radio control centre, pure and simple, exactly like all the other taxi radio control centres that have been around since the dawn of remote taxi booking.
Terrorists can telephone each other, SHUT DOWN BT!!!! foam gibber drool
It really annoys me when somebody says "the (insert colour) button" when the buttons have clearly distinguishable non-colour descriptions. How the hell do I know which of the mucky buttons on this chip'n'pin terminal that millions of grubby hands have mauled is the "green" button? They're all mucky brown. But there's one and exactly one "enter" button, or "bottom right" button if the "enter" legend has rubbed off along with the colouring.
More accurately: so.... an idiot architect who decides that the millennia-old "doors open *INTO* the place you're going *INTO*" paradigm is just too pass/e for his building.
I keep getting "invalid security certificate" warnings when I come to The Register, and most of the images refuse to download. Pot Kettle?
"These days it's common to use the thermal noise generated by a zener diode"
Exactly what I just logged in to say, you got there first. I remember doing back in the '80s with a Beeb. The alternative is a piezoelectric sensor dipped into a strong Brownian motion source.
Stop insisting that people work through the hottest part of the 24-hour cycle. I get *so* much more done by getting up at 3pm-ish and working through to 2am-ish.
Yes, I went to university in 1987 and used VT220s connected to VAXen. My first thought when I got there was: when are we going to use some *real* computers?
In the last semester of my last year there we did use real computers, almost, in a microprocessors module where, ironically, we used a suite of reboxed Dragons connected to, yes, VT220 terminals.
Today's massive monitors mean that you're dragging your eyes across acres of screen real estate miles away from the rest of the concepts related to the bit of concept your eyes happen to be pointing to, and you forget the rest of the context because it's so far away. Why do you the the established convention in newsprint for centuries and centuries is columns that you can read by scanning downwards with the whole column width under your eyeball?
They needed me on site next Monday. I asked about remote working, but they needed somebody hands on on site. (I still had two weeks of the contract I was working on. I've had a quick skim through my email archive and can't find correspondance.)
I'm 46 and can program 6502, Z80 and 6809 in my sleep, and have recently been crowbaring some PDP-11 code into 2K of memory. I almost got that PDP-11 unclear power station gig a couple of years ago, but didn't have a passport.
Well, actually, that's the excuse I use when I get phoned by a "there's something wrong with your computer" scammers. When they ask me to go to a website I screech the modem down the line, then tell them I need to hang up to continue.
I'd never buy a Hoover, they're crapper than a Dyson. I had a Hoover back in 1992 and it fell to bits within months of purchase. Never again. My Mercedes has lasted me continuously since 1993 without fail, and happily vacuums the cellar and the back yard, and decades-old thick drifts of muck from inside the roof.
"You actually spent the mental energy to take note of and analyze the racial makeup of the crowd? Why?"
No, I just noticed a plump "Tom&Jerry Mammy" black lady, and thought: odd, what's she doing in the middle of 1650s England, this village doesn't look like somewhere a toff with exotic servants lives. I hadn't noticed it was meant to be Tyburn, it looked like some midlands village, not the edge of London.
"gone are anachronistic Vikings, and in are anachronistic early-modern Britons"
Yes, I never realised how many black people there were in rural 1600s England. Reputable population statistics puts the black population of 16th/17th century England in the high hundreds/low thousands, certainly not high enough to be cropping up in crowd scenes.
It seems to me, then, that rather than throwing money at discovering new things, it would be worthwhile throwing money at investigating and collating information on what new things have been discovered. Instead of testing loads of plants to see what medical effects they may have, trawl through the literature of already-performed research to combine and collate existing research of plant medical effects. I think there was a recent research project doing this with chinese medicine research that pulled all the anecdotes together into coherent, testable information that gave some valuable results.
Back To The Future Two was made in 1989, not 1985. It was *set* in 1985, 2015 and 1955.
"The 1p and 2p are now plated steel."
As I was reminded to my cost recently when doing a till upgrade. I idly swept the rubbish off the counter, which included a couple of "copper" coins which leapt onto the magnetic security tag untagger, taking a lump of my skin with them.
I've still got a handful of Hong Kong 1c notes from when they abolished sub-10c coins. They were needed so that if you closed your bank account you were able to get the exact amount in "cash".
That's wrong, I've still got a currency conversion chart from 1971.
1d -> 0.5p rounded up 0.0.833p
2d -> 1p rounded up 0.166p
3d -> 1p rounded down 0.25p
4d -> 1.5p rounded down 0.166p
5d -> 2p rounded down 0.0833p
6d -> 2.5p exact
7d -> 3p rounded up 0.0833p
8d -> 3.5p rounded up 0.166p
9d -> 3.5p rounded down 0.25p
10d -> 4p rounded down 0.166p
11d -> 4.5p rounded down 0.0833p
12d -> 5p exact
Writing *is* information technology.
Every time I hear somebody denigrating "food processing" I need to shout at them that civilisation was built on processing food into a state where it lasted longer than a few hours after harvesting it.
I would say the third invention is writing - that is, the recording of information in a way that can be preserved and transmitted without the reliance of the human brain. Everything Tim's mentioned is a subset of writing. Double-entry book-keeping is a methodical method of writing down information. Relational databases is a methodical method of writing down information. Cloud storage is still a method of preserving and transmitting information without relying on the human brain for the storage and transmission.