The opening scene to Swordfish anyone?
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I just found out that gullible isn't in the dictionary!
Corner coffee shop & takeaway; Chinese takeaway (advertising justeat.co.uk); Chinese travel shop; grocery store specialising in Asian food; hairdressers; photography shop (that does visa and passport photos); pet supplies shop that sells windows (or a window shop that sells pet supplies); Chinese restaurant; estate agents; another takeaway; pub; newsagents; betting shop; kebab shop; another hairdressers.
And a giant Lidl on the other side of the road where you can't get:
- hot food
- a haircut
- a betting receipt
- your photo taken
- a paper
I'd like to do that to most of the House of Commons
Is that because the House of Lords has already been done?
Students.... students? Eurghhhh,,,,, Students.
Luckily this can only happen on the launch pad.
Maybe you'll know after the test results are made available.
Does 'rarely crowded' mean that everyone has a seat to sit on?
If the hit counter breaks then surely that means it's time for everyone to move on and look at something else and the video be removed and never be allowed to be uploaded again. Ever.
And North Korea calls itself a Democratic People's Republic
democracy (n.) noun, a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
See, a democracy!
Buggy sauce anyone?
IMO Tyrell's statement to Batty about burning twice as bright, living half as long was just to use a Chinese proverb to placate him, not that replicants lived longer if they had quieter lives!
It didn't seem to work very well though!
I will say that the A5 going into Wales sees a lot more nutty driving than up 'til then, it's mainly small hatchbacks with drainpipe exhaust pipes scraping the ground.
I found the article very negative about sat nav, maybe tongue in cheek at best. I've had various devices over the years, including factory fitted, but now find that Google Maps on my phone is just fine, very accurate, and gives accurate real time traffic information (I can only presume as crowd-sourced from connected devices). The only downside is having to set up a route where there is 3G, it uses GPS from then on; otherwise it's back to that old screen in the glove box or, shudder, actually knowing how to get to where you're going.
often leaving them open as I drove around after a liquid lunch without wearing a seat belt, happy days!
Super-gluing a cat to the toast with feet and butter facing outwards just means the lander would rotate just above the surface for all of time without actually landing at all!
Let's hope the sun shines on the spacy diamond!
How about an eddy caused by an impact of some sort?
Yes, just like being there, the suspense was amazing! Comet landings aren't all space shuttles and Bruce Willis!
I'm in a meeting when it's scheduled to land, can you ask them to postpone it for an hour?
I have it on authority that Helen Sharman took private photos from space and had them developed in Boots (or similar):
"Me on the beach"
"Me eating a lolly"
"The Earth from space"
The wheel, New York, wars, etc.
who says people believe LED's (or whatever) produce a blackbody spectrum, I'm sure they a) don't know what a blackbody spectrum is; b) don't care?
I remember switching to energy saving bulbs some years ago and the feel of my rooms being different from filament bulbs, somehow 'colder', but now I've got used to it and happy in the (presumed) energy saving costs, although I've not tried to isolate this from fluctuating electricity prices; I'm not sure many people check their actual consumption, only how much their bill is (which is the point of the article and the prize award).
Oh no, 8LE-X, you are in trouble!
</childhood gag about a boating pond>
Is this a reference to the Playmonaut?
PS: thanks for the mug!
I have (had) a perfectly working iPad 2, until I loaded the Facebook app, and now the performance is terrible.
So listening to Libby Purves was your only source of pr0n?
If I want to make a call I go to the entrance vestibule* because a) I stand a better chance of getting a signal; b) it's polite.
*I don't use the train for commuting, only leisure trips in the evening
And I should have used the troll icon!
You don't just rely on one source of information to make decisions, it's just a tool to give you an idea of the direction you're going, and possibly to help describe to you how you can reach your destination (if you want to get there).
Cross the flooded ford at your peril!
Re: keeping your brain alive
I think you are closer to the value of keeping your whole body alive. A very loose rule is body weight in kg × 25, e.g. 75 kg × 25 = 1875 calories, but the personal result depends on some additional factors such as height and age.
I'm sure I was taught in science classes in the 80's that room temperature is 21 ºC but Wikipedia seems to suggest it is 'defined' higher at 23 ºC.
I prefer to keep my house and office at 20 ºC, and car at 19 ºC, for a belief that it is (slightly more) healthy, but I wonder how many extra calories are burned per 1 ºC ambient temperature reduction per hour?
can FRO, they're just in it for the money. The progressive rock scene in the UK has been crowdfunding, self promoting and distributing for years. Smaller bands these days don't make money out of music sales anyway, it's the touring and merchandise, provided the venues themselves aren't asking too much of a cut of what they think they 'deserve' for kindly hosting your band and fans. Gits.
I thought Australia was upside down, not back to front like in those pics!
the notion that the larger dino will win in a fight
Maybe it was ill.
People seem to be stuck with quad copters and home deliveries from Amazon in their heads; the article talks about UAV's in general, so that could be anything, from (yes) quad copters, to air ships and even quite hefty aircraft. Whatever UAV platform people come up with, it is essential to have a traffic control system in place first!