Re: I can't stand burglars
How many under-counter cabinets use the floor as the bottom shelf?
959 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
How many under-counter cabinets use the floor as the bottom shelf?
PayPal is not a bank, in fact they go to great lengths to avoid any financial regulation, despite what their adverts imply. That should be a big red flag to everyone.
Sorry, but 22/7 is a much _closer_ approximation to the one true value of Pi than 3.14 is.
Except that if the radio is playing, it probably won't be able to hear you telling it to shut up...
To be accurate, this has nothing (directly) to do with the Government. The police are basically not accountable to Gov., and the Courts are officially not accountable either. Technically, the Gov should, and should already have, written legislation that prevented this, but plod would just have ignored it anyway.
Of course not: in that context * has a meaning within the Regex, but neither †
nor ‡ do, conversely both of the latter are well-known as being mainly used for footnotes, while * has about a billion different meanings.
But LOHAN is nothing by vapour-ware, so no chance of any unfortunate accidents. Not for real, anyway, maybe some photo-shop pictures that look a lot like the Challenger disaster...
So there are no rural areas of the UK without mains water? (Such as around half of the Scottish Highlands)
And there are no rural areas without access to mains electricity? (Such as around half of the Hebridean Islands)
Partly, of course, because of the difficulties due to being unable to stop along the motorway that leads to every house in those areas...
The data from a "switching site" is bound to be biased towards the thrifty, surely?
No one else try reading that statement in reverse? Nice to see it acknowledged that not all illegal behaviour is immoral...
I would expect the ch to be soft, a bit like in, to pick a random example: machine
And presumably all of the blurbs were pronounced correctly - really gets my goat when I hear the voice-over at the end of the trailer saying "Ex Mack in a"
$890,000 surely can't be regarded as "free" food, can it?
Mind you, I have to assume he was being ironic, at least about "the greatest prison system in the world" unless by greatest he really meant nothing more than "biggest"
Yes, Yes it does.
I'm not an expert, but my understanding is that it is generally accepted that _any_ image of a natural object (flowers, animals) counts as "copying God's work" and is therefore unacceptable. This is why mosques can easily be identified by the somewhat abstract decorations, and complete lack of anything recognisable.
(Not quite sure where TV fits in...)
"If the prophet's face isn't ever depicted then how can we assume that these cartoons are of him if we don't know what he looks like?"
Simple, he looks just like Jesus, but with a headscarf...
" it means your recruitment process is sexist and racist, because society isn't made up of white males"
No, it merely reflects the fact that the Universities and Colleges churn out white males with science-based degrees, and 'others' come out with liberal arts degrees.
In other words, the makeup of any company's workforce will tend to reflect the makeup of the applicants for its jobs.
So it's perfectly okay if they leave the steering wheel and pedals on the wrong side of the car as well then?
But shirley, the prop would be pulling on the engine, not pushing it?
One of the effects that speed cameras have is to make the roads more dangerous. For example, until recently, there was one on a trunk road near me (no longer a trunk road, so the camera has now gone) which was on the one straight bit of road for several miles. Rural location, so lots of tractors around, so everyone had to overtake them on the bends instead...
Would be interesting to hear a comment from a French motor insurer - I know for a fact that my own insurer here in the UK would void my insurance if there was any hint of "hire and reward"
"don't forget, Apple just got an a**e whipping for doing exactly the same thin to the eBook market."
No, it got punished for trying to beat Amazon (the _actual_ dominant player) at their own game. Still don't understand how they lost that one.
What is this bollocks about "the big three" - I take it you weren't paying attention when the SNP, despite only having a base in Scotland, became the third largest UK party a few weeks back?
Imagine that - it's actually possible to pay your Council Tax online now, and all thanks to a plucky 17 year old. </sarcasm>
@James Hughes 1
Actually that is a stupid question:
Both of the people crossing the road have right of way over all vehicles (including pedal cycles) except in a handful of cases, which we can safely ignore.
Therefore, and decent driverless car will _need_ to be programmed to be aware of pedestrians, and to only drive at a speed such that it can safely stop if necessary. It will therefore NEVER be inevitable that _either_ pedestrian gets hit, never mind both.
Surely it is far more likely that the oncoming vehicle (the "high value" one) is erroneously signaling an unavoidable collision, than that an actual 100% certain to be fatal collision is imminent. Who in their right mind would chuck themselves off a cliff on the basis of a signal that logically we must presume is incorrect?
Yes, it is a village in the Netherlands - the OP clearly meant TINSTAAFL
Surely they should use S&M instead?
Why would your wastecoat have a pocket in the nipple region?
"You wait until Apple bring out a version"
They already have, its called Siri.
Google already have, and even Microsoft has one that works reasonably well.
All three have the additional advantage of being inside your phone, and therefore not snooping on you 24 hours a day, if only because no modern phone battery lasts long enough.
That reminds me of a wonderful truism about the pistol supplied to officers in the British Army in the 70's, 80's and 90's - lethal range: 25m
Handgrenade: lethal range:35m, so if you really want to kill the enemy best to just hold a pineapple and walk towards them...
"It's not exactly rocket science."
But that is very much the point: it _is_ rocket science, in some cases.
"Probably a tissue-paper thin defence against SQL injection."
More likely an indication that they were _vulnerable_ to SQL injection.
For me, at least, there is nothing worse than hollow "supportive" messages from people who simply don't understand. As Mitoo says, nothing cuts it other than honesty.
Surely everyone knows that miles, inches and the like can _only_ be divided into eights and sixteenths, nothing good will come out of one-fifth of a mile. (I can't even bring myself to repeat the original abomination.)
"the economy isn't zero sum."
Positing that as a fact shows that the sums that make up "the economy" _must_ be wrong.
To be fair, even the Police don't know how to spell Terorism [sic] let alone deal with it - probably not the only mistake in that letter, of course...
I'm sure it's more complex than that; probably a lot closer to a mass:cross-sectional-area ratio.
"ENIAC is considered the world’s first general-purpose electronic computer."
Only by Yanks.
Not to mention that you need to know MORE or LESS or something more or less the same, before you can even read a MAN page...
I've never understood - if you are a newbie (however intelligent) how the fuck do you read the man page for a command you have never heard of?
For example, I want to find something, so I look up GREP ... ?
Trouble is, this bloke clearly went looking for this archive.
And quite clearly, he _expected_ there to be nudity; and he _expected_ there to be under-age subjects, so the "purely for research" defence is distinctly shaky, unless he has a note from his boss not only asking him to do this research, but also making it quite clear that it was the idea of his boss...
And under those circumstances, if he _had_ come across this accidentally, with the above knowledge he really should have deleted it _without_ opening it.
Quick question - if Antarctica is getting bigger, why is the Arctic still getting smaller?
"We merkins can learn."
Prove it. (Pictures or it didn't happen...)
"A gun, on the other hand, is only useful for one thing..."
The butt of a handgun is usually fairly useful as a hammer, if you have a nail that needs it; some models can be used to open a bottle of beer, the barrel is good for poking things that you don't want to touch...
I quite agree - coal is only useful for two things that I am aware of: smelting iron and burning for heat. Oil, on the other hand, is an essential input for massive numbers of chemical processes, and should be reserved for that use.
Natural gas is great for pumping round to people's homes, and is totally wasted on leccy production.
Blackmail doesn't have to involve money, merely an inducement to do/not do something.
So MAVEN spent months getting there, and _now_ has to spend six weeks warming up for action?
People using religion as anything other than "an opiate for the masses" is inherently bad. It is also, unfortunately, completely normal, and cannot and must not be seen as a merely some sort of aberration that can be safely ignored.
I certainly don't recall that WW1 was fought over the value of Pi,
nor WW2 having anything to do with string theory.