201 posts • joined 29 Jun 2009
Our Lady of the Small Office/Home Office
who says the guvmint have no sense of hoomerr
You'll only annoy the DudeBros.. Or is it a troll-piece exercise to attract eyeballs to ads by starting a fight?
either way.. Game On!
Also, I should say, this is not the sort of Sci-fi I like.. I'm more an Anne Lecke/Scalzi/K.B. Spangler/Marry Gentle/passed-the-Bechdel-test kinda reader. And whilst I'm not averse to mil-spec-fic, it's generally far to shallow a pond for swimming in, but each to their own. It's just SAS-porn in SPAAAACE.
looks verrry nice
The Better-90-Percent* has the phone variant with the 801 in it: blisteringly fast and looks properly NOM-some.
I wouldn't want to buy the phablut at that price.. it's certainly lovely and high-end though..
However, Pandawill dot com have some lovely toys ..
Octa-core and 2048x1536 screen for under 200 quid? **
Toaster-wise: got one of those Bosh Solid Element radiant ones.. has an actual On button and 8 shades of toasted.. very precise and will even do burger buns without the scorching.
* she tells me it's a fair ratio.
**yes, they're not built as well, but then I'm not prone to dropping my tablets or caring about the case too greatly ... everything else is just dandy :)
just want to sell you some insurance.. the electricals are a by-product.
why are they still
'Flogging*' that idea?
a paperclip through government procurement channels.
he didn't think it through..
If he knew this was going to happen.. and I'd have thought given his background, he should have.. Why didn't he get himself to Ecuador or somewhere useful Before he started this game? no travel problems if he's already in somewhere he can request asylum from IUIC?
that is all. (can't be arsed running them through anagram creators)
for the record
if google make the bermuda triangle dissappear for April Fools day next year, it's because i told them to. ok?
just putting it out there...
Nice to see Mr Thomas getting back into the greater public eye. I remember the Comedy Product.. and watching him at stupid o'clock in the morning at the Reading festival. More power to this man's elbow.
It's already decided
Warren Ellis said it was going to be him yesterday..
You don't seee any parrots do you? It must work..
'run like a separate company'
oh, like Openreach are a separate company then.
impliment copy protection on ALL THE THINGS now
<mines the one with the handheld version from ten years time in the pocket
Re: Error in title
I came accross the term in Accelerando and it took me far to long to figure out... it sound Germanic and my brain just parsed as a collective noun I'd not heard of prior..
Mine's the one with the lobster in the pocket.
it's just a socialy 'acceptable' lever to allow them to deploy the hardware for the DPI so they can look at the things you do. it's a long road and these are just the first steps. good intentions etc..
and they'll probably use the chinese kit too.
/dails cynicsm down a couple of notches..
a bunch of VC cash because space is sexy and the internet is all mined out. Where's the ROI?
Re: Four words
and the Ian Gibson artwork is still wonderful. along with the Sam Spade stuf.. absolutely my fave bits. shading past Simon Bisley, but only just.
i once got asked to do that as part of the winding up of a department is was working for prior to the server building function being outsourced to some people in Denmark. it didn't go well for them.
quick mis-read as
Mission to Pluto faces DEEP SPACE HUBRIS PERIL
not sure why that seems better..
to be replaced by 'Shotgun,Shotgun'
badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger etc..
initialy read that as Get Gash...and that's a whole 'nutha App .
mine's the one set to vibrate in the pocket
"HAVE YOU RECEIVED AN UNWANTED TEXT AS SPAM? YOU COULD WIN A MAHOOSIVE PAYOUT FROM THE ICO! JUST REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE AND WE'LL CONTACT YOU..." texts to happen.
mine's the one with the PAYG numbered mobe with a history from before the dished it out in the pocket..
also, but not only
the wholemeal barm with the side of caffieney goodness, modded with +1 tomato sauce.
How to improve a song:
Hello Bacon, my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again..
Just killed a man,
put my bacon 'gainst his head,
pulled the trigger,
now he's dead.
Your turn. Insert Bacon to improve. Go.
Nobody tell Noel Fielding about this.
<sudo cockney accent> EELS!
beach-side properties have wifi too.
. reminds me of vultures-gone-by
many of these were the fifty shades-'o-shite sales?
how much does it track against sales of e-readers.. like .. say .. a south amerkin large river-based loss leader..
not that i care a lot, mind. just curious.
That they're angry at the guy that took them down, is understandable.. but I'd be more pissed at GD for letting it happen..
I'd wondered where grrlpowercomic had gone..
Paging Mark Thomas..
Same malarky as the Royal Ordnance and Hechler/Kock Transhippment-Two-Step, made much easier by the fact that you don't have a physical product. Arms Dealers gone virtual.
<<< well it's early, and i've only had one coffee..
Re: Learn something before speaking
another place for people to learn before spouting....
exhaustive and depthy explanations and long years of experience distilled nicely.. warning: Requires Thinking
a bit like Karsa Orlong.
i like the happy cow ones.. they wedges are a little bigger. and my Dad's chilli chutney. omnomnomnomnom
apparently put a similar embargo on Disney and his works.. ie., they shal not pass..
playing Warmachine these days..istr lots of old GW staffers doing the rules (?) and a certain Mike McVey doing the figures, well some of them ;) think 40k steampunk with cards for prompts etc. not perfect but as darn sight better than 5th ed...
this bit's required apparently.
no, not really.
I've never been to jupiter.. uranus, now..
i must have missed the IT angle
yet more mission creep into the realms of the daily fail..
got one of these
nice toy. used it for about a week when i got it with the xperia. it's in a box somewhere. it should have a speaker/mike combo built in, that would make it useful. yes the bt headset's an option but then you just look ike a tw@. i don't need the 'social connectivity' apps... and the battery life is abysmal, i barely got it off the charger before it would fail.. the connector's a bit odd too, seemed prone to not contacting fully..
but i can see the applications for iut, the runnig thing as sited above seems like a good use.
might dig it out again and have a mess around.. but only when i'm bored enough.
Charles Stross. excellent writer of many and varied styles. I know he's mentioned above but very worth the re-mention here. The Laundry books are lovely and there's a new one due shortly ( Apocalypse Codex) .. Halting State and Rule 34 are near-ish future stories with lots of good ideas tested to distruction.. the hard/mundane SF is clever and has lots of good world-building and doesn't patronise.
aside from that, and in the same mental company: Pratchet (yeh, i know discworld ain't sf.. but anyone with a brain will enjoy the City Watch stories..) Banks's Culture and other SF, Hamilton is a bit brain-on-the-shelf plot-wise.. but lovely graphics, William Gibson, Neil Stephenson, The Gap series by Stephen Donaldson ( not for the faint-of-mind, some adult topics.) ,
Steven Errikson's Malazan stuff.. again, couched in Fantasy terms.. but hella good and some clearly cyber-punky things via 'magic' and the best characterisation and word-smithery of the lot. and there's lots of it too.. :)
the gullible elephant in the room
see? there *are* ways to make money from FB.
mine's the one with the pre-packed administration and fsck-the-creditors kit in the pocket.
get em while theiy're young
tried and tested.. se Roman Catholic Church for examples.
type one HOG
The Laundry's been using these back doors for ages..
the better ninety percent has one..
she thinks it's ace. no fault found. and she can be quite critical when a phone is poo.
Re: So it will be Openreach
that's the same all over. Openreach lurrve to charge.
charles stross in drag and i claim my 5 clams..
there was a sitcom in which some long term spacers used some fruit flies they happenned to have as a component for another experiment and fermented them to make alcohol.. hijinks ensued etc..
always wondered how viable that would be..
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