Did I hit 88 Mph on my morning commute and travel back to 2004?
253 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Did I hit 88 Mph on my morning commute and travel back to 2004?
The entire article was translated by Bing.
It was originally a copy of the annual accounts of a small delicatessen in Salford.
'your memory is doing well for the old age'
It's just annoyingly selective. I can remember a bug from a computer game I played when I was 11 years old perfectly, but have no idea where I put my car keys!
I seem to remember there was a bug in the BBC B version of Elite that you could use to farm credits. From memory, I think it was something to do with selling your beam lasers, where it gave you the cash but did not remove them.. or something like that - My memory is a little hazy as it was a long time ago!
It's rhyming slang.
What about asking Charlie Brooker to try writing an episode or two?
I've been loving Black Mirror's dystopian visions of near future technology, and if I remember right from an interview I saw with him, he's a bit of a whovian.
I think I got one of those from Ikea.
I'm inclined to agree. They keep calling it 'The War on Terror'... Well in that case any time one of these fuckwits wants to spend billions of pounds of our money and further curtail our already limited personal freedoms to protect us from something less likely to kill us than choking on a peanut, then they should be shot for 'cowardice in the face of the enemy'.
I'll get me coat.
Is that your old friend 'Dave Fedex' by any change?
Indeed. In fact, if the Vatican is looking for someone to (holy) ghostwrite a sequel, he seems the obvious choice.
I haven't been much into religious texts in nearly 15 years, but the Bible caught my eye last year. I really liked the way that the conflicting messages that you get from collecting a bunch of disparate folk tales together and then shoehorning a flimsy narrative over the top can be mistaken for wisdom. Kind of like a Dan Brown novel.
Surely a Saudi prince could afford a UPS and backup generator.
The real tragedy here is that the huge amount of publicity generated by these wingnuts will cause a disproportionally large number of people to voluntarily subject themselves to a Seth Rogen film.
Just staple it to a cat?
We need to incentivize the stakeholders to leverage the cloud and accelerate the onboarding of new paradigms.
'It requires an E-mail address however...'
..Also a credit card number and your mothers maiden name.
Bing got something right ?! Surely this can only be followed with rains of frogs, plagues of locusts and the seas turning to blood?
" I'm still not convinced there's a real market for these things. "
We all said the same about the i-pad and now everyone and their cat seems to have a tablet.
We even have one in the house (in a drawer, still boxed, as the girlfriend got it as a freebie and we still can't see the point!), so I'm going to reserve judgement here... Apple seem to be masters at generating markets where none seems to exist.
Can we get them to apply the tag to any forwarded article from the Daily Mail please?
'Evidence was also tendered to the effect that the answers to Bravo's query included suggestions about swamps and reservoirs being fine places to hide a roommate.'
Investigators say that it is unfortunately highly unlikely they will find the body, as attempting to find the location of the swamps and reservoirs on Apple maps has so far proved impossible,
'It's the City of London police - they don't need to do evidence or law or courts.'
Ah, so he was black then?
Good God! Who decorated that room? Just looking at the picture for a few seconds gave me a headache. I can't imagine sitting in there for any period of time without having a seizure..
You're changing the emphasis here. I didn't say that I was 'going around constantly saying "That big_D guy was arrested for murder"', I specifically said when people mentioned his/her name. Upon discussing an individual it is surely entirely natural to mention the most news-worthy thing that you know about them. Provided I stuck to the unembellished facts you wouldn't have a leg to stand on claiming defamation.
As I implied in my later post, if I knew something more interesting about them then that would likely be my conversational gambit, but as I don't they are stuck with this. The same principle applies with Google.
It shouldn't be the first thing that pops into my head every time someone mentions your name in a pub either, as I'm sure you are a fascinating and well-rounded individual and you almost certainly didn't do it anyway.
The thing is though, it is the most interesting thing I know about you, so that is what immediately comes to mind when someone says your name. It's the same with Google, and while it might be nice for you were that not the case, I fail to see how they can possibly be legally compelled to censor their results to hide information that is in the public domain, for your comfort.
So... Say we live in the same town where you had been arrested for murder and released without charge and any time anyone mentions your name I say 'I know that big_D fella - He was arrested for murder'. Legally I am totally entitled to do that because I am not slandering you, I am just reporting the truth. Why should it be any different for Google?
I already voted with my feet and am happily settled in a country with better weather and cheaper beer. I thoroughly recommend leaving the UK, but leaving it and still having to live in Scotland seems pointless.
Not necessarily. Driving around near a country border can cause your phone to roam back and forth between cell towers on either side, which could be interpreted as repeatedly crossing the border and for people that live near the border this would be going on all the time.
Borders in Europe are completely porous anyway, so people that live near one may well legitimately cross it lots of times a day anyway..
Not true - the original three star wars movies WERE special and so was Firefly, but the problem is you can't go back. Any sequel (to either) will lack the same zeitgeist. The actors have moved on, the audience have moved on, the writers have moved on. Any second season of Firefly would be inferior to the original and so would inevitably be disappointing and no Star Wars sequel will ever live up to those original three movies. We need to accept that.
Well perhaps if they employed some skilled DJs to actually mix the tracks together in a creative and imaginative way they would still have a unique selling point.
If a user can just stick a load of tracks together in the same order and get a comparable experience then frankly they aren't really offering much and they deserve to lose the business.
Rather than 'Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act' they should have called it 'Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Telecommunication Examination Directive'. Has a nice ring to it.
How can you say that? Who would want to live in a world without Simon Cowell?
And what about all those hardworking software engineers that make auto-tune software?
You sir are a monster.
Is he the one that runs the Cafe in Eastenders?
..Travis Richey just to mess with Community fans?
The thing is.. if you get a letter in terrible English, full of spelling mistakes from someone claiming to be the ex-president of the United States it might seem plausible...
More likely to be the other way I would have thought : Asda is owned by Wallmart, so is American, whereas Tesco is not...
'What about UKIP'
I have just read through the document you linked to and I must say it was pretty much in-line with what I would expect from our very own 'UK tea party'.
Their policy seems to be:
1) Question whether climate change is man-made at all
2) State that as China/India/The US won't reduce emissions why should we.
3) Blame the EU for everything that they can.
4) Blame the government for anything else.
5) Suggest Shale Gas and fracking as the solution to all of our problems.
What a complete crock of right-wing twaddle.
If a system that contains confidential medical records is accessible from the internet with just a username and password then that is incredibly lax security. For a system of this kind offsite connection should only be via an encrypted VPN with token access. I'm amazed some script kiddie hasn't already brute-forced the system and taken them to the cleaners.
Y'know... Because online is better.
That's why we need toasters that can connect to twitter (#toast #crumpets #poptarts) and the ability to connect to facebook while having a root canal ('Tony is in incredible pain' / '51 people like this').
You are assuming 11 equal partners, when in reality most of those arrested are probably minor accomplices who were getting a few thousand Euros here and there for basic fetching and carrying. The main players would have been making several hundred thousand Euros a year each, which given this scam has been running several years could well have made them millionaires.
The bug is also triggered by other such implausible query strings, such as "1 2" -2,
Is that the string for 1 cup, 2 girls, both take a number 2?
Why would they bother hacking? I would be very surprised if the CIA don't already have unlimited access to your Gmail account, your facebook and anything else hosted in the US.
'It's like drugs.'
No way man - NO WAY - I can quit any time. I can. I just don't want to alright? Those kittens are just so damn cute. You just don't understand man. If God didn't want us to watch kittens why did he create the internet? Why are you asking all these questions? Are you a narc? Where's my pizza? I ordered it ages ago. I'll just check online and see if it's been dispatched... Oh look- Kittens. Nice. What were we talking about again?
'I'd argue that those who were posted about had an expectation of privacy'
I'm not sure if that holds up in court though does it? I was under the impression that if someone takes pictures of you with your consent on their own property what they then do with them is their own business - They own the pictures, not the model.
I'm not defending the scumbags that post stuff like this as they are clearly arseholes of the highest order, but I'm not sure they are actually breaking the law...
Onion sauce? Sounds delicious!