179 posts • joined Wednesday 16th December 2009 17:21 GMT
Re: Exactly my point
Some thirty years ago I was on my lunch break at the same time as the daft biddy from the department and the manageress. The DB was raving on about how all bikers were murdering, thieving scum and should be locked up or worse and the manageress spent the lunchbreak defending her son, who was a keen biker. Eventually, after about twenty minutes of spittle flying invective washing about my ears I put down my book and went to the cloakroom. I came back with my crash helmet on and carried on reading. Neither of them noticed.
Re: Well done dickheads
I had my car insured with NFUMIS for many years. One clause in the policy I did think was fun was they would compensate me for loss of earnings if a road user blocked the entrance/exit to my land making me unable to do my work. I have a bus stop right outside the house and the back end of the bus frequently caused me to have to wait to access my little driveway or get onto the road. It could have been claims galore.
As a youngster my view of Vance was somewhat blighted by this book. Imagine a ten year old in the seventies trying to renew library books over the phone and having to repeatedly say "But that's what it's called!" to the person on the other end.
I had no idea what the problem was at the time.
I dug a hole in my garden yesterday. I dug up loads of dirt. My spade wasn't worn out at the end and I didn't get blown up by a creeper. Still no diamonds though.
Both getting on in years now, so may not be up to the schedule.
That was my train of thought.
Two regular keys, one locks the house sets the alarm and switches off unneccesary appliances when used, for when you are all out of the house. It disables the alarm when you use it to unlock the door, and may be used to trigger the kettle or other equipment as required.
The other just locks or unlocks the door, for when you are at home and want to lock up behind you.
Re: Sounds like another ID card.
My surgery has an on-line prescription service, which I don't use. I created an account and logged in for the first time to be greeted with what appeared to be an admin's screen, with the capacity to change the background images and modify the newsfeed, etc.
I logged out again and went back to the telephone method.
I do like the USB medical records idea, at least until they make carrying a medical history USB mandatory.
Dog to Human?
Dog: "Arf bark yap yap whine (tail wag) howl".
Army recruiting sergeant: "He wants to enlist. Apparently he's been ordered to die for the Queen"
Human to Cat?
"Oh, apparently pulling the roast chicken off the kitchen table and tucking in wasn't considered a nice thing to do. Won't do that again, then."
Lester, the instructions on the glue clearly states that it should only be used in a well ventilated room.
Was it just me who was disappointed to discover the article wasn't about balloon launched rocket craft?
Robot officers down!
Escalating to two Bolos and an Ogre MkIII.
When do we launch the Kickstarter for a GSV or GCU?
Would settle for a ROU but not a demiliterised one.
The road goes ever on and on,
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the road has gone,
And I must follow if I can,
Pursuing it with rigid feet,
Until it joins some larger tile,
Were many studs and blocks do meet,
And whither then? I go with style.
Does Tom Bombadil finally show up?
Re: Well Obviously...
It has to be the Waterloo and City line, because of its nickname.
By its actions it is almost certainly a tumble dryer.
My God, it's full of cars!
Too late for the original thread, but:
Major Tom the Playmonaut, near a fortnight gone,
Forgot the cry of gulls and the deep sky well,
And the featherweight truss.
A current under the sea stroked his helmet in whispers, as he rose and fell,
He passed the stages of his construction and youth, entering the Channel.
Commentard or troll,
Oh you who hold the joystick and soar to windward,
Consider the Playmonaut, who was once heroic and intrepid as you.
Insufficiently Shadowcat-ish for me.
Needs to run, have jumpjets, lasers and a railgun.
I'll even drop the functioning weapon requirement for the moment if that helps.
Heated coffee cup holder?
Regardless of the equipment failure, a plane's cockpit that doesn't feature a fully equipped tea-making facility en-suite is hardly suitable for a proper British pilot.
The way things are going it will probably turn out the real hacker was Jimmy Savile anyway.
Well, there you go
All these years I have been ignoring the Halo series because I thought it was one of those Mortal Kombat / Streetfighter style beat-'em-up games, then it turns out to be a FPS.
I don't know whether it is an advertising failure on the manufacturers part or a comprehension failure on mine.
Probably the latter.
Re: You bastards.@Matt Hamilton
When I used to visit uni friends at Aberystwyth it was mandatory to stop off in Machynlleth by the clocktower on the way home and pop into William Lloyd-Williams the butcher to stock up on what was possibly the best pork pies in the world. Never tried their bacon or BP, but if the other products were like the pies...
I mentioned them to one of the ex-uni friends a year or so ago and was told that the shop had gone, but the internet begs to differ. The only problem now is the 150 miles separating house and shop.
That's Cap'n lawndart to you, cully.
No gold? No gold is it now?
Now ye may be talkin' like a pirate, but youse isn't thinkin' like one, is ye?
I mean, a nice mosaic like this, very pretty it is too, twould be a shame if sommat unfortunate like happened to it, wouldn't it be?
Some seadog could accidentally run a couple of nine-pounders over it and do all sorts of mischief to the tilin' with their trucks.
What do ye say to two thousand up front and a hunner'd-fifty a day?
Presumably The Laziest Men on Mars' hit All Your Base Are Belong To Us was too provocative.
The chances of anything coming from Mars are three-to-one...
Re: Will Nobody Think of the Musicians?
I'm going to have to feed this into the 3D printer and see what comes out.
No, no, if it was malignant he would be humping your right leg, not the left.
Surviving vampire bat bites
Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
My immediate thought was "just like a pyroclastic flow running over water."
Possibly the thermal difference in the falling material and the ground layer is enough to create a vapour between the two thick enough for the avalanche to ride on?
Re: Cricket bats versus baseball bats
Point of clarification, please;
Is it still counted as a four if only part of the PM crosses the boundary?
What about if the part that does cross the boundary is not attached to the rest?
Government IT projects
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It could have been far worse.
The storm could have taken them up to a much higher altitude, pelted them with balloon busting hail and frozen and asphyxiated them before dumping them back to earth.
I remember a cautionary tale of some German glider pilots in the 1930's? who froze when caught in a storm.
Re: Paisley Peoples
There's only one proper name for Paisley People.
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