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Re: Could be a lot worse
I concur, I've given polenta many chances, at least three, and that's three more than I wish.
I would consider it to be the Anti-bacon, but I've already given that accolade to celery.
Is that place where that temperature was achieved still that cold?
Or did they turn the machine off?
I am pretty sure that it's currently no longer as cold as it was, there maybe some other experiment running currently which is making a specific location cold for a short while, but let's face it, they're really not going to stay colder than this place in any kind of timescale that's going to appear on a geological clock.
Re: PINK!? PINK!?
Agreed, magenta is #FF00FF, that's the colour there.
Pink, I'd say is #FFCCCC.
(Not a grammar nazi, a colour nazi)
Re: I want one @Richard 120
My kids are great, wonderful things they are, without them I couldn't justify the amount of money I've spent on star wars lego, or video games.
Kids are the perfect excuse for buying these things, but honestly do you actually want them to get their sticky hands all over the stuff?
Just give them the box and tell them to use their imagination.
Re: I want one
Why on earth would you let children near this?
Sticky little things that they are.
It took longer than the usual google, but I think the OP about Muiderpoort is probably referring to this -
Of course I think past lives are all total garbage and are filed in my brain alongside religion, voodoo, snake oil, tarot, ghosts and honest politicians.
Re: "Sic" yourself
It used to be that journalists and writers determined the language particularly the broadsheets. Now everyone considers themselves a writer, subsequently regional dialects are considered part of the language, at least by some.
Re: "Sic" yourself
Are you sure it's valid in the context that's being used here?
"and" is a conjunction, you could play hide and seek, you could even try and convict.
If you try and kick a ball then you are successfully kicking a ball, but who/what are you trying?
Re: "Sic" yourself
I thought you try to do something.
If you try and do something then it's not really trying, it's achieving.
Just because the general populace use the construct doesn't mean it's grammatically correct, we're not all writers.
This is (mostly) an IT publication, logic means something.
"I'm sure you never use any state provided services, like roads, museums, emergency services, etc..."
Not in Scotland, no.
Re: Noise pollution
The place where I found it easy to work, and calming was a data centre.
There's just the white noise of the fans and the single console where you can access everything you need to.
People would try to contact me by phone, couldn't hear it over the white noise.
The best way to get my attention was to stand by the side and wave hands in front of the screen.
The down sides are that all the consoles are in cold aisles and no natural light resulting in SAD.
Put the consoles in the warm aisles at least!
If they're selfies and someone is publishing them then how about going for copyright infringement?
Could the victims not go for a class action suit of that nature?
Re: Have you ever tried robbing a financial institution?
Was that some kind of confession?
It's just to avoid trademark infringement.
Re: Best get off that high horse....
I think that's a proxy (or poxy) server thing from what I can gather.
Were you aware that if your train is delayed by an hour or more you are most likely due compensation.
If your tube journey is delayed by 15 minutes or more then your journey should be gratis.
Your examples are all based on your own choice, the employees are not given the choice to leave without having their bag checked.
It's about compensation, people should be properly compensated for what they do.
What would be the problem with keeping them on the clock for the time they spend being checked?
I don't work for free, and you're not doing yourself or anybody else any favours if you do.
Work to Live, not the other way round.
The profit machine
Surely the way to do it would be for Apple to charge the fee, basically become the middle man, find the price point which people are prepared to pay (I think the touts have already done this), resulting in the profit going to the megacorp, rather than the touts.
Drive the competition out of business.
Re: One thought...
Hard to crash a tractor. N'est-ce pas?
Which is it?
Does consilidating save money or does splitting things up save money?
I'm sure I've read that both do (at different times), but from experience it costs money to do either.
Re: Stop the Pigeon
I think I can untangle this.
The Lady Penelope being referred to by the honourable JayBizzle is a totally different character to the Penelope Pitstop of Wacky Races fame (and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop)
I'm assuming the association JayBizzle was making to Lady Penelope was as a result of the link to FAB-001, F.A.B. being the radio acknowldgement of the Thunderbirds pilots.
I was making a reference to the OP defining the situation as a farce, Stop the Pigeon was a farce and I was drawing a parallel to the nature of the Pigeon (being a spy messenger) and his pursuer the repeatedly foiled Dick Dastardly. I was not building on the Thunderbirds reference.
Now that that's all sorted out everyone else can all go back to their lives safe in the knowledge that there is someone who is anal enough to read the replies to his own posts, try to understand them, point out continuity errors or misunderstandings and how they were derived.
Unfortunately I have to live with myself.
Stop the Pigeon
Starring Barrack Obama as Dick Dastardly
Re: It'd be nice
Oh come on, it's a joke, why the downvote?
I've been endorsed by a number of people I have worked with, for my apparent skills with Solaris.
I have worked on solaris for about 3 months about 9 years ago during a career of 17 years (and counting) it's not a skill I added to my profile myself, someone else endorsed me for it and it appeared.
Now I'm not saying I'm not good at it, but I'd have thought that the people who have endorsed me would know what I actually have worked on when I work/worked with them.
I can only speculate they're confusing Solaris with SuSE Linux.
I prefer the written endorsements, particularly when I can say mine are all unsolicited and not reciprocal.
I like lots of cheeses, of those I would consider putting on a cheese toastie I would probably put them in this order -
1. Cheddar (something stronger than mild)
4. Red Leicester
5. Bavarian smoked
Depending on the cheese I'd put on some worcercestershire sauce and/or some pepper, and maybe some tabasco.
Re: "The board is seeking submissions from Brits"
Ahhh, but is that actually cheese?
Are you allowed to put bacon on it?
Bacon makes everything better.
I hope the laws aren't enforced by some kind of rechtschreibung Stasi.
Re: That's not German, that's Swiss
Schultz, that is the best example of typical German humour I have ever read, you owe me a new keyboard.
Re: Hard G, Mr Wilhite (what sort of name is that anyway?)
Re: LCD Display
That's different they're just suffering from RAS Syndrome
Are you some kind of cheese eating surrender monkey?
It's a hard G because it's English.
Re: Irrelevant, in a relevant sort of way
Thanks, now I'm giggling maniacally to myself.
Khaki, Kettle, Kings Bollege Bambridge
Not the first time
Popular opinion generally drives language though, it's hard to change the status quo once it's in general use.
Re: Come on Reg....
Whilst I agree with you in principal, the number of consecutive exclamation marks in your post makes me nauseous and implies a sickness in the head, please use them sparingly or the world supply will run out.
Re: re: "cro-mo titanium"
@AC Posted Tuesday 14th May 2013 11:02 GMT & 11:36 GMT - No need to be AC, Zmodem is clearly living in a world with a maximum occupancy of one, you have written in your posts some very eloquent put downs.
If I had a vote in the intellicracy being defined in the first thread of this comments page then it would in favour of removing Zmodem.
Re: These geology stories rock!
Did you just tire of waiting for a relevant story to use this pun?
I enjoyed the comment regardless of how on topic it was, kind of like a surreal monty python tangent.
Re: That well
With any luck you've hit a whisky spring.
Re: Woah there
That's a terrible waste of power, surely you need to replace their old CRT job with something less power hungry, I know you have your issues with power, or is their place a "separate residence" on a different spur?
The rest of us, comfortably off camera and not being officers of the law in charge of the prisoner are allowed to look at the boobs and think "Ahhhh BOOBS, yay!"
At least it made profit...
And I love my HTC One.
I'd never heard of the guy until this week, and this is the second time this week I've read about him from two different news sites on two different topics, the other was about google glass.
The only thing I can say about him with any great certainty is -
He has the most egg-like head I've ever seen, it's almost like he's out of coneheads.
It may not lways have been the case, I think at one point he had hair, but now his head is marvellously ovaliform.
Re: The blog
"To be fair, every bike off the road is an accident prevented"
Let's consider taking either cars of the road or bikes as separate scenarios.
1. Taking the bikes off the roads, I would expect more cars on the road, more congestion, more accidents between cars.
2. Taking cars off the road, I would expect far far fewer fatal accidents, fewer serious accidents, the same or fewer minor accidents, far less congestion.
In any case, when I drive I am not stuck in traffic I AM traffic.
When I cycle I am not risking my life, the dangerous drivers are risking my life, and I'm pretty much never traffic, either being it or stuck in it.
The point of view of The First Dave is askew somewhat.
Re: Blackberry Z10 (Black)
Now look here, the article is about "Honest" marketing and sales.
Don't you try to twist things so that those good good people in those benevolent professions appear to be some malevolent, evil, dishonest, manipulative, deceptive, lying, bunch of scum.
We all know that they protect the consumer and aren't trying their hardest to put a spin on something so that their ripoff seems a better deal than the other guys ripoff.
I've never known a group of people less interested in extracting as much money as possible whilst trying to appear friendly and then twisting the knife in your back as sales and marketing people,
They really are the salt of the earth.
So we'll hear none of your maths and facts thankyou very much.
I think they've done a better job than the Iranian efforts, at least they've made a reasonable attempt at resizing the craft and modifying the wake so it's not as bleedin obvious.
Is there some kind of awards for govt propaganda photoshop fails? If not then there should be.
Re: phone with a cigarette lighter in
That is possibly the most awesome thing I have seen today at least, and what a name!
I'm not sure I can see anyone actually buying it, but still, absolutely brilliant, almost makes me want to take up smoking again, but not quite.
You can say what you like.
But when you do then you look a bit daft, taking the effort to read the article and post a comment implies at least a little shit was given.
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