Start a religion
I wonder which religion your downvoter follows?
245 posts • joined 8 Jul 2009
I wonder which religion your downvoter follows?
This reminds me of a report in an Australian newspaper from about 20 years ago, of an incident where the cops got the local fire brigade to help them safely burn a huge stash of weed. Three firefighters were later disciplined for "inhaling through the sides of their respirators".
Maybe Amazon have developed C-space, the cloudy equivalent of L-space.
Still prefer L-space.
It's probably the civil service's fault as much as the politicians. I rather suspect they make all the real decisions, no matter what party is in power.
Well, of course. The Civil Service wouldn't want to leave anything important up to the amateurs, would they?
...an asteroid just large enough to destroy a building will strike the Daily Express and spare us all from their inanity.
"Hello, little darling. Mummy wants to tell you all about her 15 minutes of fame."
Mark Field, Conservative MP for Cities of London & Westminster, said in a Parliamentary debate last week that it was "essentially a front for a commercial campaign".
He said: "Frankly, it is akin to setting up a trade body of payday lenders to dictate financial services policy. I am sorry that the wool is being pulled over the minister’s eyes as these self-professed independent voices dictate a commercially advantageous landscape.”
He sounds far too sensible to be in the Tories. That or his City constituency backers are running scared.
Whitehall should also "lead by example" by getting civil servants "to use sharing economy solutions to book accommodation and transport when travelling on official business".
Never mind Whitehall, let's start with Downing Street. Next time Call Me Dave wants to visit the far-flung corners of his empire, he can cadge a lift up the M1 and sit in the back of Stanislaw's white van, sharing a bottle of kupnik and a joint with Stan's chippies.
I wish my budget worked in a way which allowed for the addition of 'supplementary estimates'.
As much as I'd like a gadget powered by evil radiation (at least that's what I'd tell people, just to see how many freak out), I cancelled my purchase when I got to the checkout and saw the shipping cost. It made me feel like I was being ripped off. Shame on you, El Reg.
Microsoft has to keep IE going because so many enterprise customers still use it, with version six still being run internally for some processes, but it's a pain in the backside for Redmond because there's so much legacy code in there that the browser is sluggish and patching problematic.
That's what you get for winning the browser war and then sitting on your hands, muttering 'La-la-la! Can't hear you' for too long. I have no sympathy for them -- I'll reserve that for those of us who've had to live with their dull complacency and arrogance.
There are any number of fun ways to spoil your ballot
Including the application of warm, fresh urine.
Makes a change from all of them pissing on the rest of us.
How long to fill a bath? I remember that as a calculus problem: "First, assume a parabolic bathtub..."
“Our current plan is on track"
As was the previous plan, until it wasn't.
Executable timestamps reveal NSA developers likely work hardest on the platform on Tuesdays to Fridays, perhaps having late starts to Monday.
Or a brain-sapping number of Monday morning meetings leading to an essential liquid-lunch recovery session.
She wasn't even a nice person.
I both understood it and didn't understand it. I assume that at some point I will collapse.
using its ion drive
I can't really describe just how much pleasure these words give me.
"...and for in-coming government to have a credible plan."
What are the odds of one of those ever getting elected?
Are we talking about GCHQ?
Every time Horizon shows a gas fireball against a black background to represent the Big Bang, I cringe.
Typewriters? Too easy to compromise. I'm going back to a clay cylinder and a cuneus.
You reckon £350 billion is wasted? Let me guess: you only want money to be spent on the roads you drive on, the schools your children use, the hospitals you attend, and maybe -- just maybe -- the people you like. OK, got it.
Little charm, but much strangeness.
our brilliant chancellor
That tells you everything you need to know about Maude's judgement.
I don't know if that was a twat but it might have been a Hunt.
I'd like to register my vote for daft apoths. Prior to my next opportunity on 9th May, of course.
It was the House of Lords, nobody voted for them.
Not quite. Ninety-two of the once-hereditary peers were voted to stay on by the rest of the Lords. Once they've all died off, though, we'll finally have an upper chamber appointed entirely by politicians.
I rarely have anything good to say about Labour, but to say they drove the economy off a cliff is utter rubbish. The greed and recklessness of the investment banks drove the economy off a cliff. This is why so many other countries also have trashed economies, or are you going to blame Labour for that too?
> We need a government that isn't blind to the fucking obvious
But governments are made up of politicians, whose entire agenda revolves around hiding the fucking obvious.
My preference is to use words with the
Except, presumably, when your choice of shortest word introduces ambiguity. 'Least' is used with mass nouns, not countable nouns where 'fewest' is more accurate and unambiguous. 'Least letters' suggests that set of letters which are held in the lowest regard or have the least importance.
I'm going to spend it in the pub. There's no time to waste.
If you've already seen this next week then you can also be assured that your current hangover is going to fade into a period of oblivion, followed by a session of merry jubilation. Sadly, though, you'll soon have no memory of the pleasure you gained from catching that STD.
I wonder how high we will need to make the gallows for this one?
A seven-foot drop is enough to snap the neck of an adult human; fourteen feet or more often ends in decapitation. Your choice.
For our senses to detect this there must be some sort of interaction.
That might be something to do with spotting big, dark clouds in the sky.
There is a real need for someone to invent the chronoscope.
Your cat can levitate?
Does El Reg need a standard for refrigerator sizes now? Maybe one that will one sheep or two?
How about standardising on a fridge capable of holding enough beer for four people for a weekend? To get the beer per person value, divide the volume of beer drunk in the UK each weekend by the number of adults in the population, round it up to crates or firkins, then double it and add three*.
*Standard project task resource/duration modifer.
And British Rail used to be run by engineers. Look at what the railway netowrk is like now that it's run by beancounters.
That big tube hanging out of its arse is clearly a weak point
It'd be fair to say that of anyone.
How long before they armour-plate its arsetube?
We still knew where the (known) planets, stars and comets were and could predict their paths very precisely.
Epicycles weren't exactly known for their precision. That's why people had to keep adding ever more of them.
By the way, the world may end on Friday, because there is no absolute guarantee that Saturday will happen. We could actually encounter a day that resembles a Saturday.
As long as pseudo-Saturday starts with a bacon sandwich and a large mug of tea, I don't care.
The robots will just learn to use the hoverboards.
Income inequality is not a problem? I expect you'll be perfectly happy to be homeless and living out of dustbins, then.
The Civil Service has been sacking experienced staff for decades, in successive rounds of departmental cuts, outsourcings and desperate attempts to meet whatever 'waste' cuts ministers of all hues have demanded out of ideological ignorance. Few government departments have enough expert specialists left to determine how to avoid a project going off the rails or to tell when it is likely to do so, so they bring in consultants whose focus isn't necessarily that of the best interests of their client.
It might help to recall the tragedies which struck the Mercury and Apollo programmes.
Regardless, it's the first hundred miles which is the hardest bit (followed closely by the final hundred miles).
Comparing the two images, my first impression is that they were taken about five days apart (going by the portion of the moon in sunlight and trying to match up features on each). That assumes that neither image has been doctored, of course.
It would appear on the surface that they asked a statistically quite small group of people some questions and then inferred some "results".
It could indeed appear so to someone with little knowledge of statistics or of the concept of prior plausibility.