Re: How about ...
I don't know if that was a twat but it might have been a Hunt.
220 posts • joined 8 Jul 2009
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.
If you take this mixture and autoclave it for a while you will get some of the basic aminoacids (in a L-R mix) as a result.
Shhh! You'll upset the Creationists.
Like all utopian visions, it was flawed because it failed to account for the persistence of the worst aspects of human nature.
“The people who work at GCHQ would sooner walk out the door than be involved in anything remotely resembling ‘mass surveillance’,” he claimed.
Does he not see how the first statement can also be applied to the second?
(do we say "app" nowadays?)
Looks like Cheltenham Cineworld has no plans to screen it. Obviously there's a conspiracy.
A mass of 2*10^30 kg hydrogen by itself
To be pedantic, about a quarter of that mass was helium at the time; now about half of it is.
For over 150 years all the life changing major innovations came from America,
Like the method by which you are publishing your inane comment?
At 99p I'll read anything. Well, except Dan Brown, and Jeffrey Archer, obviously.
Reg, your link is borked:
Having a tooth yanked out of your jaw like that probably hurt quite a bit...
I'm not sure about phytosaurs or rauisucids, but the later theropods were constantly growing new teeth and shedding their teeth, just as sharks did then and still do today. We've got plenty of examples of discarded, worn carnivore teeth from the period, including some found close to bones showing matching bite marks. It's the fact that a tooth got stuck in a wound (now that would have hurt!) and the bone healed around it that tells us so much more about these creatures than just another shed tooth.
Thanks for amending it to say 'to embrace feminism', Jasper.
in which she asked men to bow down to feminism.
Careful. Your bias is showing.
I thought I would enjoy the first Traveller game (the one with the Ancient volcano threatening to consume Rhylanor within seven years or something), but the combat system was so lethal I never got even half my party to survive the initial ambush once they stepped outside the very first building. Ambushers with rocket launchers, for Imperium's sake!
If M60-UCD1 can contain this huge event horizon
The black hole is about five light-days in diameter, while M60-UCD1 is about 300 light-years across.
I suppose the question is really "Is this galaxy stable?" Measuring the orbital velocity of a number of its stars might answer this.
That makes a change from them planting bombs on Greenpeace ships and murdering people.
Do you check all the pockets of a backpack everytime you fly?
Yes! Always have, always will do. I'd have to be daft not to.
Doggy practices? I honestly don't want to know what they get up to in the evenings.
A hundred quadrillion is about* a third of the number of water molecules in one-hundredth of a cubic millimetre of water. Does that help?
*If I'm out by an order of magnitude it's because I can't be arsed to find a calculator.
That's a pity, 'cos they've just put the kettle on.
But if it can't also polish my shoes while it's down there, I don't care how good it is at sucking.
In other words they never hashed it in the first place.
Or it was reversibly encrypted.
They've only been operating completely openly like that for over twenty years now.
Over thirty years. You can (or could) see them at Mablethorpe and Cleethorpes as well (I never, ever bought any VHS tapes from them at all, never).
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.
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?"