174 posts • joined 8 Jul 2009
Really? My sources tell me it was █████████ -- but without the cauliflowers.
In the US you can pretty well get them in Walmart
You'll find them next to the autorifle section, just along the aisle from the trained attack wolverines armed with rocket launchers.
Apparently it's where the Ferguson cops do all their shopping.
Re: Two girls and a cup
Should everyone that looks at the crucifixion scene or a bloody Christ dying on the cross also be considered as terrorists ?
Not if they consider the crucifixion a just and lawful act. That would make them supporters of the Imperial Roman hegemony, not terrorists. However if they didn't consider it just or lawful, that might risk them being categorised as opponents of the regime, and potentially rebels, insurgents or terrorists.
So not the best comparison, really.
And two special constables were told to quit their voluntary jobs after being caught in a "compromising position" in a picture posted online.
"Is that a funny handshake or are you just pleased to see me?"
Vehicular kinetic energy exchanges
hopes to create a standardized vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) system in which cars and small trucks can automatically share data about their speed and direction
That's nice. Now, what about big trucks? You know, those things with loads of blind spots.
Re: Here's a novel idea for the uk government
Yeah, but compliant politicians couldn't be rewarded with profitable directorships if that were to happen. So it won't happen.
Maybe, if they'd made their way into a large lump of ceramic. Without a heat shield it's unlikely that anything larger than a drop of molten metal made it as far as the lower atmosphere. Rock or ceramic would be a better material to hitch a ride on (well, in), since it would ablate and in doing so carry away some of the heat, possibly allowing bugs in the middle of the lump to avoid pasteurisation.
Re: The big problem up there
The junk may be moving at 7km/s relative to the surface of the Earth, but anything else in low Earth orbit is going to be moving at much the same speed and general direction. That said, if you're out on a space walk and you get hit by something moving at even 10m/s relative to you, you're going to notice.
Re: Oh, OK - Odd, But OK.
I don't need to be drunk to do any of that. Fortunately I can't type passwords properly when I've had a few, so I've also been able to avoid the drunken temptation to change all my passwords to something short and simple ('password1', perhaps).
Nah, he's the one who had his boll-OCKS sliced off at the age of five.
I still get annoyed at the BBC style guide which has a tendency to write acronyms in lowercase with the first letter capitalised!
In some cases that's quite reasonable (Nasa, for example, although I don't think they do Jaxa yet).
Too right, get rid of LASER whilst you're at it
Laser is an acronym, not an initialism. It can at least be pronounced as a word (and over time become one).
Just goes to show...
Self-regulation is no regulation. Why do the politicians keep falling for it, when it fails time after time? Can't be anything to do with the potential for cushy non-exec directorships, can it?
Re: Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth
Or push the Earth into a slightly wider orbit, fixing global warming and taking us out of the asteroid's path.
Get it right and we could also do away with the need for leap years.
Re: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
That and a Beckham direct free kick.
which has repeatedly been aired by everyone from Sir Iain Lobban, director of Britain's GCHQ spy agency, who did so last year in front of a parliamentary committee
newly installed NSA chief Admiral Michael Rogers has played down the impact of the Snowden revelations on the spy agency's work
It's almost like one of them is lying.
Re: Somebody got a universal translator handy?
At some point in the future things will get so big and complex within the organization, circles within circles etc, that it will no longer be able to support its own weight and entropy will do its thing that it does with all systems which are out of balance.
For all we know it might already be the case that two-thirds of NSA employees are there purely to watch NSA employees. It would certainly explain why they have to rely so heavily on contractors!
Re: Not all bad news then
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Re: Deep Breathing . . . for Diving into Dark Web Pools
I can't believe I just upvoted an amanfromMars comment for what it actually said rather than how it was expressed...
Re: How do you say "AWESOME!!!" in European??
All I know how to say is "Can I get another beer?"
I think you'll find that should be "May I have another beer, please?"
You always could drive to the pub. It's driving home afterwards that's problematic.
Re: If it's on Google it must be free
Intent - it's fucking magic.
And who knows what the ablative of WD-40 is?
I find a blowtorch ablates WD-40 quite nicely.
Re: Hmmmm ...
Why piss money away when a failed project (IT is far from unique in this respect) can move it from the pockets of taxpayers to special interests with no real accountability whatever.
That's certainly how it works in education and health, and arguably transport.
Funny you mention medicine...because in the U.S....the cost of many medicines is much higher for U.S. citizens...than the exact same medicines...made by the exact same companies...in many other countries...such as Canada.
That's because the NHS and the like can negotiate bulk deals. If you Yanks had a proper healthcare system instead of one designed to bankrupt sick people, you might see a benefit too.
Holes in the ground
If it turns out they're no good for habitation, we can always use them to store all of our nuclear waste.
Do you mean Morlocks?
It will create a greater number of more energetic collisions.
Re: Brit adventurer?
If he lost a load of food it seems quite reasonable he'd want to leave before he started going hungry. He wouldn't want to risk a safe departure by being too weak to climb down safely.
Re: In this case
Except that taking artifacts wasn't illegal in the 18th or 19th centuries, at least not in many countries. Now it is, and rightly so.
Re: Sunset clause
I forsee coalitions as being a way of life. Remind me, who do I vote for if I don't want this shit ?
Got to start somehwere, else it's just same-old, same-old.
Re: Can someone explain ...
I’m not saying that you are in a minority of one but you do perhaps have to respect the will of the masses.
Are the masses voting on this issue, after a healthy, well-informed public debate?
Didn't think so.
Are you married? Well, a word of advice...
He believes that everything is A-OK and all will be tickety-boo.
Where's the cheese?
They do say they want to try to model a mouse brain in this first stage; a human brain comes later. Much later, I'd say.
Slapping and zapping? Sounds like this Sethi bloke has, um, specialist interests.
I know it's only a couple of hundred yards, but the taxi fare would be a small price to pay to avoid getting mugged by seagulls down Chip Alley.
"Joint Quantum Institute"
Would that be two entangled organisations?
Don't look at it else it'll collapse.
but there are plenty claiming benefits they are not entitled
There's a telephone hotline you can call to shop the thieving so-and-sos. Go on, use it. Or go tell the bloke in the pub who told you about the fraudsters to use it. Or did you get your info from the Daily Mail? Well, I suppose the DM journalists will have called the hotline then, won't they? No?
Re: Down With Skool
Usually pronounced "boffeeeeeeeen" for some unfathomable reason.
An inability to communicate in standard English?
Re: Reaching out
Today's vomit-inducing neologism was the introduction of 'onboarding', used as a noun. I can just about guess what it means. I can also guess that my communications with that user will be kept to an absolute minimum.
tl;dr / executive summary: Dr. > Prof. > boffin
(and sociologist > C. elegans)
Dr AC, I think you've got your less-than and greater-than symbols mixed up.
Away, wolves! No-one gets to eat my girlfriend except me.
Re: So Red Dwarf was right
"Hi, I'm Toastie Toaster, here for all your toasting needs."
Re: This driverless car stuff is nonsense.
> We'd have it already if we really needed it.
Yeah, that's why I was born with wings and a jet turbine.
Re: Push-driven advertising and extreme greed?
There are solutions, and some of them are obvious
Does one of them involve nooses and lampposts?
Re: For added irony, on the story's page
From now on, if I come across an interesting link, I'm sending it to my friends by telegram...
Pfft. It's pigeon post for me. Encrypted pigeon post -- I'm giving each of my friends one-time pads the next time I see them.
Re: Meanwhile in the UK
Re: What would be really nice
"The train now arriving at Platform 5 is the delayed 12.41 to Derby. We apologise to customers for the delay, which was caused by a meteorite swarm at University."
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