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"He posted some dodgy coupons on a dodgy website where eveyone knew they were counterfeit"
True. If he'd posted real coupons he'd have left himself open to a charge under the Trades Description Act.
Would your grandparents have been happy if the newspapers had published all the plans for D-Day in late May 1944? Oh, I suppose "that's different". I've got news for you. It isn't.
It is if your grandparents were German.
She's still driving it?
* Licence expired 1 month 2 days ago on 31st July 2010.
* WOF expired 1 month 2 weeks ago on 19th July 2010.
* Last WOF inspection did not pass.
Sounds like she's got more problems than what the plates says.
Maybe her ex was her mechanic?
Just over 4 years, actually.
* Make: FORD
* Model: ESCORT VAN
* Year: 1976
* Main colour: White
* Second colour: Black
* Vehicle type: Passenger Car/Van
* Body style: Light Van
* No of seats: 5
* CC rating: 2,000cc
* Fuel type: Petrol
Plate Effective date
SF564 1993, September 23rd
MOTSUX 1989, September 12th
ENEMY 1989, May 17th
Give that man a pint.
"Admittedly, romantic hand-in-hand evening strolls may become a trifle less satisfying for some, but on the other hand the werewolf menace will be appreciably reduced."
Bugger me, Lewis! Were you having a liquid lunch with Lester when you wrote this? I'm still chuckling about it 1/2 an hour later.
so, he didn't just hit Ctrl+Alt+Del > End Task then?
"f*ck load of noise from servers and administrators..."
Sounds like pretty much any government you'd care to name.
Just noticed it's Thursday in Oz. I wonder if Clarke and Dawe has been posted yet?
"This is daftness on a scale of painting a Robin Reliant up as a radio-controlled space shuttle..."
You'll be giving Lester ideas. I could handle a paper plane landing on the roof if things go tits up. Not so sure about a three wheeled car.
Got a good place they could put there server.
Have they considered running it from Rockall?
Then there'd be Foocall on Rockall.
Paris because she knows Foocall.
Hundreds of thousands
Only hundreds who are silly enough to want a Jesusphone.
Heck, Vodaphone are having a hard time getting SMS working right lately. God forbid they start messing with a phone that dies if you hold it wrong while txting.
Looks Ok so far.
Can't really quibble with most of it. Just common sense really. Just a couple of points:
1. Titles optional would be good. Unfortunately most of us proles can't even begin to be compared with El Reg's headline writers. I still chuckle about the story on the roads in the Netherlands that was subheaded "Dutch traffic unclogged".
2. Any idea how I would be able to navigate back to this story? It comes up as "site news" which seems to be a black-hole that can be only found by going to the beginning of the article and clicking under the author's name, which is a bit recursive. Nothing in the header bar to give a hint either.
3. Looking back over My Posts, I can see why some posts were rejected and am surprised by some that were accepted. And then further surprised by some that were rejected. While I can see that mentioning something that happened to one of the Beatles in Japan about 40 years ago would probably be labelled "Libellous" and then a discussion about whether the truth is libellous would be a waste of your esteemed publication's time, it may give commentards an opportunity to rephrase/rethink/calm down a little and try a second time. A "No discussion entered into" and an ignoring of anyone who tried to enter into discussion may work.
I'm sure the ODFO button could be macroed to label different sorts of rejection such as Libellous, Repeated Point, Not Funny, Rascist/Sexist/etc W*nker et al.
4. Strike/Bold/Italic good. Anchored links, not so much. Over use, see 3. above.
Good to see you're keeping things fresh and listening to your readers. Especially about that grey on grey on grey page listing.
Minus the unicyle
and the introducing of gravity to a bit of S&M, you'd probably just say "We knocked the bastard off."
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Posted Tuesday 29th June 2010 10:44 GMT
>In Notorious Kraken botnet rises from the ashes
>Sorry its not good enough to cry that tech should be available to all.
>If you dont have the faintest idea, you shouldnt be allowed to surf.
>We don't let drivers without a licence on our roads!
But it's Ok to write articles about it?
Making things up is perfectly acceptable.
>"For gods sake most people in this country cant tie their own shoe laces, never mind expecting them to know this."
And if they read the paper this appeared in, they never will.
I suppose that it's perfectly acceptable for newspapers to make things up if they don't understand them.
Problem is, you let something like this pass, what else do you let pass? Invading $country was to find WMDs? Stop Al Quaeda? Bring democracy to the Freedom loving peoples of the Middle East? Pinch a shedload of oil?
Seen it happen before.
What a bunch of poofs El Reg's readers have become.
Is PETA doing a raid on our comments board?
While I've never been to a bull fight, much like most of the commentards so far, growing up on a beef farm I know that those buggers are big, nimble and quick. And ornery and cantankerous.
If you annoy one of them enough (eg by looking at it, not looking at it, breathing, holding your breathe, whatever is liable to piss it off that day) it'll have you. I don't have a brother who hasn't been chased up a tree, over a fence or got to duel it out with one. The fact we're all still here is more down to good luck than good management.
Get a bull in the wild (or even on a farm) and they'll do that for fun. Our Spanish brethren and their descendants have managed to find a way for both humans and bulls to do something they enjoy, though not in the case of the articles subject I'll admit, and entertain a crowd at the same time.
Next you'll all be calling to have boxing banned.
Perhaps simpler still
Using this idea but without the need for razor blades and fishing lines:
A Tupperware or similar container with a press on lid.
Container or lid (or both) perforated to allow pressure to equalise.
Container attached to lifting balloon.
Insert semi-inflated balloon into container.
Attach lid to plane and seal container with semi-inflated balloon inside.
When pressure causes balloon to expand enough to pop lid from container, separation has been achieved.
Not sure what container would be best. Perhaps old plastic 35mm film canister?
Also not sure if having lid attached to plane is within percentage of craft made of paper tolerances, but if you're attaching all sorts of electronics I can't see it being a problem.
Most of that I've had done.
Sorted out the 'not starting in Park' problem on one vehicle lately just by bending a metal bracket.
The door locks and auto lights? Every time I buy a car my autosparky goes round and removes those and a couple of other inconveniences (along with installing a better interior light etc.)
The black box stuff can't be much harder.
This would include a version of Risk?
Conquest was hardly an original idea, being yet another Risk clone. I have the crippled version on my machine here.
The main reason I don't have the full version is that I don't have a credit card or a paypal account. If I found a full copy on TPB I might be tempted to down load it, then again I might not. Either way, it's not a lost sale to you.
Getting all het up and emotional over it isn't going to solve anything, any more than the Sony guy's attitude did. Why not put the crippled version up as a torrent and increase your exposure, which might make you extra sales?
Either way, from what I have seen you do run a good service and I have enjoyed playing the game you wrote. Although you would like to take money off me that I could otherwise use to feed my family, if I ever met you in person I would buy you a beer.
Especially with a wood burning stove
that you can use to heat your house, cook on and, with a wet-back installed, even heat your hot water.
Of course, if the goal is to be energy neutral it's a pity about the energy inputs required to supply the wood. Having just brought in a couple of tractor loads that we chainsawed up and split to keep us going over a couple of months of winter, I can state from experience that you can't create energy that way.
They're the companies I love
Tons of potential being held back by owners who are out of their depth and unwilling lose face and hire decent management?
One of two scenarios there. Either:
a. They decide it's too much work for too little return and come up with a price for the business that is reasonable, based on current earnings.
b. They are too proud to admit defeat and I get to buy it off the Official Assignee for even less.
The solution to me coming along is what everyone so far seems to be saying. Get your management (whether it's the box ticking level or all the way up in the boardroom.) working properly by employing or training them right.
Then look at how you can improve their productivity with better tools.
Management problems? Get an ERP.
Granted I pretty much skimmed this and looked at the pretty pictures, but what struck me immediately was that if you are going to have trouble with an install, it's usually things that good management can keep under control. After all, that's their job.
In the case of an ERP install, apparently they don't, which leads me to believe that the majority of cases where an ERP has been installed, it is to cover up for crap management.
The more practical solution would be to can the project, sack the buggers and hire decent managers.
Well, prohibition worded with marijuana
No, it didn't.
A practical way.
"there is NO practical way to store electricity, not even for a little while."
What about using the excess electricity to pump water uphill back behind a hydro dam?
It's a poultry issue.
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