788 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Guns don't kill people
...but they clearly make it a hell of a lot easier.
Not the blanks would be much better. They have a tendency to break up a bit and spit shrapnel everywhere. It killed the guy in The Crow and is the reason the army uses 'crap catchers' when shooting blanks.
Only if your buying it from the wrong places.
Speaking as a boffin
...albeit a chemistry related one, I have no problem with the term.
It's pretty old fashioned.
"On the EU, for example, the Foreign Office posted a lengthy defence of Britain's role in Europe in response to dozens of furious calls for total withdrawal.
Public demands for a complete ban on immigration were similarly rejected by the Home Office."
Good. Just because a few thousand BNP and UKIP supporters care enough to shout at the government, doesn't mean they should make it policy.
I'm sure they'll ignore plenty of sensible suggestions, but these to nationalist examples are best brushed aside.
I use Windows machines exclusively at the moment, simply because that's what they have at work and my iMac is way to old to use on anything. I'm hardly an Apple apostate though, as I'll get me a new Mac as soon as I can afford one (so send money).
Aren't Mac hating Windows users, or everyone hating Linux users, just the same as the elitist Mac users? It's tribalism. You either love Marmite or you hate it.
I'd imagine the majority of normal don't really care though.
I think Marmite is a bit odd tasting. It's OK but I'd go for something else, given the choice.
Oh, it's nice on Twiglets.
That story is certainly a mess. Why exactly did she send him a laptop? Why the hell did she decline to sign the form that would get her money back?
Wow there's some serious harrumphing going on here.
Do you not think the scale of this at all news worthy?
OK, so they've basically just automated a process that could be done manually. Except that they've then used it to mine data from 100 million people.
Also, having not heard of this through the mainstream media, this seemed to be a well written, un-biased, informative piece on something that is certainly IT related.
Well done El Reg.
Boo angry people.
I know, good isn't it.
I possess a comic genius only the legendary Bernard Manning, or perhaps Jim Davidson, could top.
My little grey cells.
It all points to one culprit...
Who had access when the last government was in power and now, holding a grudge against the new government, might need to seek a source of extra money?
Who is known for their love of perfume and handbags?
Who could it possibly be, but...
(Joke joke joke, please don't sue me, joke)
Precisely why I declined their offer.
There are people who aren't smart enough to say no, when they should though. Yes, you could argue that these people should have access to credit, but then why does the bank offer it?
The buck ultimately stops with the customer, but banks should be more inclined to sage advice rather than a drive towards sales.
As a little aside, I knew someone who worked in NatWest little while ago. Only once they'd taking the job, were they told that if they didn't make a certain number of sales in a month e.g. sell enough credit cards, new accounts etc. they'd get a reprimand. If that happened three times they got fired.
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.
It would help if I could read.
Nope. There'll be tears... and bits of iPad before bedtime.
Also, if they were to start using tablets, shouldn't they have a slot for those NHS access cards?
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.
"...the fact you're wearing uniform is a fair indication you're old enough for booze."
True, except that I'm pretty sure they're not allowed to drink in uniform.
At least, not with their beret on.
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.
Surely it means Mac users have more disposable in... Oh, someone said that already.
Hah, I guess fabois are all a bunch of wa... buggerit.
We dodged a bullet
Not that I'm at all a Tory-boy, but much longer under NuLab and we'd probably be looking at something similar here. Phew I say.
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.
Ah, nothing like good old fashioned regional pricing. They may not have any good reason to do it, but they'll continue to shaft us anyway.
"she and her husband had asked for their charges to be consolidated into a single bill"
If that's the case, then presumably she's not going to get anywhere with this.
"I felt an almighty tug on my rod"
Funny? What's funny about that?
Nothing but appropriate angling terms here.
Earlier today I could access the usual UK store, but the education store was a no-go.
Not that I was interested in the iPhone 4. I was looking at the price difference of the Mac Mini.
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.
For free I think
Previous press stuff suggested a sale on one platform allows you play on any other they support.
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.
Since they can't get into power any other way, because none of the old guard would ever be driven to implementing PR on their own... well, they've just take what opportunities they get.
Then maybe we might have a government that attempts to form a consensus with other parties, rather than just getting into power and using its whips to ensure a majority from just its own MPs.
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.
Sounds like good ol'fashioned police work.
Is Gene Hunt head of that unit by any chance?
'"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.
We've got ourselves a nasty one here.
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I'm pretty sure I'm already paying for a service I'm not actually receiving, thanks very much. How many of us get the speed the ISP quote?
You try and accurately track finely dispersed silica particles at 30,000ft.
Ultimately our government does have to answer to the European Court of Human Rights, but they're always less than eager to do so.
Anyway, it's general election time.
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.
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