676 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 14:36 GMT
Bunch of bastards
This doesn't surprise me much.
In this supposed age of posterity, NatWest will happily tell customers £1000 into a £1250 overdraft that they're allowed to extend it to £1500, no problem. Also, they keep asking if I want another credit card.
Anyone read Monstrous Regiment?
I can't help but be reminded of the increasingly psychotic decrees of the god Nuggan (only deity worshipped in Borogravia, but elsewhere known as the God of Paperclips, Correct Things in the Right Place in Small Desk Stationery Sets, and Unnecessary Paperwork).
According to the Book of Nuggan, cats, the colour blue, Dwarfs, oysters, mushrooms, chocolate, garlic, babies, cheese, the smell of beets, ears, jigsaw puzzles, crop rotation, shirts with six buttons, and rocks were all Abominations unto Nuggan.
I'm a student (PhD.) and not in the military. The Mrs is an ACF instructor and has an army ID card though, hence my interest.
As it happens, as a fully funded PhD. researcher, I probably have less claim to discounts than anyone in the military. I'm paid, but I don't pay taxes.
Not the council, the law.
Anyone know if it is possible to amend licenses if the government rules that Military ID should be valid under the same circumstances as a passport or driving license?
A side note: Why is hardly any shops give military discount these days? Students, are fine, but not military.
OK, 3D because you have a matrix of pixels in three-dimensions. It doesn't really provide a sense of depth though. It just looks like 3 screens.
So, because the solar power that might feasibly be captured in the Sahara isn't enough to supply world's demands on its own, the whole idea is bunk?
If your numbers are correct, then clearly the statement that "If just 1 per cent of the Sahara Desert were covered in concentrating solar panels it would create enough energy to power the entire world. That's a powerful number ..." is a gross exaggeration. I accept that.
It still sounds like a good idea though. If nothing else, Africa always needs more infrastructure.
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy can be used to analyse all sorts of chemicals. By googling 'nmr blood samples', for instance, I've come across a paper on testing blood plasma to look for cancer.
For more details you'll have to ask someone who hasn't forgotten most of their chemistry degree.
What about them?
If you want to engage in overseas operations, you need carriers.
If you want to keep your carriers from getting picked off, you need ships to protect them.
That means destroyers to fight off the serious threats and frigates to act as a largely expendable screen.
This may not be so important for operations in Afghanistan, but is when you're up against an enemy that has at least comparable weaponry. Historic example would be Falklands war. Possible future scenario would be North Korea.
@AC 1 and 2
Boo bloody hoo! What exactly do you expect, an iPhone?
It costs €30!
"sharing a phone within a family and still use their own SIM”
Seems like a pretty good reason to have them running separately. You don't want the teenager to use your SIM. You want them using the one they pay for.
Also, since when did Nokia become a 'budget brand'? Sure, they're not Apple, but neither are they one of those tiny companies that produce nothing but Argos-fodder.
No, I'm not a Nokia fanboy. I haven't bought a Nokia since the 3310.
"They said there was nobody available"
Yet they managed to divert someone to nick him.
I know police forces can be overstretched, but "there's no one available" just isn't an acceptable answer.
How about those people who are in a long term monogamous relationship? If for whatever reason the woman cannot use a contraceptive pill, or there is a good chance that it'll fail, a male contraceptive provides an alternative to forever having to wear a condom.
The other argument is that maybe men might want to have some more options for contraceptives and might want to take some control.
Anyway, after sufficient clinical trials, sign me up!
Rather than down vote
Rather than down vote your post, I am going to assume you don't actually know and are sincerely asking for information.
Only a very small potion of male ejaculate is actually sperm. The rest; lubricating fluids, stuff for the sperm to swim in, is still made by the body, even if the man is (temporarily) infertile. I think (but am not certain) that such fluids originate from the prostate, rather than the testes themselves. The idea that a procedure such as this, a vasectomy, or any other reason for infertility will make a man ahem... dry up, is a misconception.
Anyone more informed than me should feel free to correct me on details.
Sure, bring politics into it
Do we ever actually _own_ the software we use? I think if you pay attention to your T&Cs, you'll find you're merely licensed to install and use it, while it remains the property of the publisher. Something that has nothing to do with party politics, but everything to do with copyright and business. So please check your prejudices at the door.
What Valve are offering, is access to games that you've bought on either platform. I own a whole load of Source engine games on the PC, and if I eventually get a new Mac, I'll be able to install them on it at no extra cost. Same goes for any other cross platform game on Steam. It's not a bad deal however you look at it.
For the record, I rather liked the CD/DVD-ROM in a case age, but then I lamented the change from big cardboard boxes with manuals inside.
"an Apple employee's main objective to do whatever they believe Steve Jobs wants them to do."
Isn't that basically how the high command of Nazi Germany worked?
Just do what you think would please Hitler?
Well spotted, Labour's colour is red. Although it's the US Republican party's colour too, so what do you suppose that means?
Also, OPEN YOUR EYES, you've used far more punctuation marks than necessary.
What a mess
Britain basically bottles it and votes the Lizardmen into being the biggest non-majority.
Lib Dem have LESS power than they started with, despite their (supposed) increase in popularity. Bloody fair weather voters.
Apparently polling stations have been complaining that students are to blame for the queue fiasco. One polling station (that I know of) even tried to segregate them by forming a separate queue for locals.
The one I went to was just staffed by two orange slappers who couldn't give two s**ts about the electorate. The very fact that I'd entered the building an given them something to do, other than chat, meant they despised me.
If anyone suggest I'm a 'Libtard' and just bitter... YES I BLOODY AM.
I need a cup of tea.
'"Hydronic" simply means the use of water to transmit heat generated in some other way'
So... that would be a boiler and central heating system then?
How do yanks circulate heat in their homes, if not by water pipes?
"Who wants to be colonel of a load of boxes?"
Probably right. The old guard not wanting to lose their big stompy toys for a load of little boxes.
Much of that seems to be very reasonable. So what's the catch?
Oh yeah. Huge cuts in public spending followed by nation-wide strikes and rioting. Yay.
So much for rehabilitation
Doesn't this make it rather difficult for anyone who has committed a crime, been convicted, and received punishment, to get any kind of decent job? I could be wrong, but do employers disregard anyone flagged by the CRB, or does the crime have to be relevant to the job?
Until I have an entirely new system, and would have to get a new OS license anyway to replace my OEM copy of XP, there's just no point in stretching my machine's limited capabilities further. Having said that though, I will probably be buying at least one upgrade copy of Win7, while I still have student status i.e. before finishing the old PhD, even if I don't actually install it on anything right away.
We used to have one
RV Triton is a trimaran of corvette size. It was built to test the idea and is now in the service of the Australians as a customs patrol ship.
It was sitting in Portsmouth for ages.
A good example:
The Falklands. They repeatedly sent frigates into the path of oncoming bombers and exocets to keep our carriers safe. Remember Lewis, we only have three carriers at the best of times, and only one is typically engaged in operations at any one time. In the Falklands, just like today, if you lose a carrier then that is _it_. You go home in defeat.
My mind boggles at this article. Of all the combat ships used by the navy, frigates are the most numerous and most useful. Patrolling for pirates? Use a frigate. Need to send support for a tsunami? There's already a frigate patrolling for pirates, just re-direct it.
Clearly the university I went to was full of prudes.
Also, why do these studies always involve around 1000 people, with no mention of the spread of demographics that they covered e.g. different universities, or if they actually used some weighting scheme to correct the numbers?
Even deleting them would be dodgy. You've will have shown that that you know they're there. Maybe, just do you're best to corrupt them. It's not a perfect solution, but you won't have deleted them and neither will they actually be porn.
It's important to report this kind of thing, rather than let the Man (bastards) sweep it under the rug. But, bugger me, does it ever get me depressed.
What the hell is he making?
Cos if it's porn, I'll watch it.
Otherwise, this is just post shark-jumping nonsense.
I already read it. It's putting a strain on their marriage because they can't do it enough. She even moved her bed to the dinning room. Pardon me for showing a bit of compassion!
Screw it, read my first post instead.