44 posts • joined Friday 25th September 2009 08:45 GMT
You <i>helped</i> to pay for it to be made and broadcast, not distributed on DVD. And the BBC profiting in other areas should help to keep your licence fee down, so it's hardly skin off your nose.
Is it naturally brewed to that strength?
It's all very well naming stronger Brewdog beers but they're freeze-distilled, which always seemed like cheating to me.
Sweets that remind you of projectile vomiting!
They were always going to be hated
and they're *aimed* at children. Look at previous mascots and tell me they don't mostly look like teddy bears.
I don't think they're too bad, apart from the blue one looks like it's wet itself.
Re: wtf are we paying for ?
Of the BBC's international ventures (BBC World Service, BBC Worldwide, BBC World News and bbc.com), the first is paid for by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the rest are commercial. So License fees aren't paying for any of them. We're paying for domestic ventures.
To quote Charlie Brooker:
PR-reviewed phindings (peeyarr-rev-yood-fyne-dings) n.
Light-hearted newspaper article based around any risible "scientific survey" produced by a marketing agency to promote a product or service; eg: "It's the BREAST news men have heard in years - Britain's women are set to evolve BIGGER BOOBS in future, according to scientists at Cardiff's Wonderbra Institute of Titology."
You think I would choose a warranty like that?
PC World, which I resorted to when I needed to buy from the high street (and had failed to find a 10" linux netbook online). I imagine the other high-street retailers are the same.
"I can't think of a single thing the netbook does well."
In addition to the above points, mine can rest on a flat surface or my lap with the screen pointing at me. Trivial I know, but people claim the iPad is for casual users sitting on the sofa and watching video.
Re: Incentive ?
"You don't sit down and say "I'm going to make money by writing songs" (or creating anything else artistic)"
No, but you might say "I wish I could afford to quit my dead-end job and pursue my dream of being a full-time artist". The monetary incentive affects artists too.
Re: A and B
Empty drive suggests nobody was home at the moment the Streetview car drove past. It doesn't mean much when the photos are viewed days, weeks or months later.
Alarm boxes are visible outside as a deliberate deterrent. They show that the house may be more inconvenient to burgle than other houses. Your argument would only work if the only people with alarms were those with excessive wealth.
Re: Why bother?
The missing word is "yet".
Surely a moron in a hurry wouldn't mistake that for actual menace, even of the Dennis kind.
That makes 75% of computers (says W3counter)
I'm sure that as far as he's concerned, that's a success.
There's a lot of people moaning they already know politicians lie
Moaning doesn't achieve anything, but here's someone calling politicians out on specific lies. It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness, as the saying goes.
Given the issue of English libel law, that could backfire severely if it were possible.
Re: They should fire the whole security staff
Because what they need right now is more ex-employees with a full set of passwords!
Good answer. The reason I suggested they might choose "the blue one"* is because it's familiar. If you've accessed the internet on a Windows computer before, you probably already associate that icon with the internet. And if you don't know what's best, you've a reason to stick with the familiar.
* actual anecdotal quotation
Cows can't tell the time, but milkmen can
In addition to what JohnG said, the time also matters for when the milk has to be delivered. "Saving the Daylight" (by David Prerau, Granta Books, ISBN 1-86207-796-7 and 1-86207-878-5, actually rather interesting) goes into this, and states that in one daylight-saving-time experiment, American farmers were having to get up at ~1am to get the milk in time for delivery. How this would be different with modern farming, I don't know.
I wondered were you were on this story
Than I saw you were covering an angle others hadn't mentioned.
I'd give you a thumbs up if it wouldn't look worrying in context of the article.
You're not supposed to just reprint email forwards
What, is The Sun trawling Snopes for stories these days? Or just printing anything they're emailed?
Tomorrow's headline: "Bill Gates gives fortune to email forwarders"
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