The "poor motorist" doing 5 or 6 kph over the speed limit is just as much a real criminal as these people. If you either can't control your vehicle or couldn't give a rat's arse about the lives and safety of others then get off the road. And ideally stop stealing oxygen while you are at it.
2160 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009
Re: This country
Re: Just when you thought they couldn't sink any lower.
Or your comment in the web cache, even.
The "top" already had plenty of other options. The Pill is just more convenient.
The people have voted. Just deal with it.
Ugly, unsavory, egotistical, dishonest, loud, obnoxious, can't keep his dirty paws to himself. Trump is the very personification of how a good chunk of the world views the US*. A more fitting president for the times could not have been chosen, really.
*Not necessarily individual US citizens, just the US as a whole.
Re: That video . .
He is the leader of the bit of the world who vehemently likes to see itself as the free world.
Re: Eyeo says it [..] wants "user empowerment"
I find Privacy Badger, while not intended as an ad-blocker, does seem to block an awful lot of the bad stuff as a side effect.
Re: What confidence?
I must admit, using the term 'cyber world' undermines my confidence quite a bit!
Re: Hey, we have to keep funding the wars...
The US tactic is:
1 - let some other nation develop fusion.
2 - liberate the fusion reactor in the name of freedom.
3 - profit (but only for the 1%)
Sorry... That stock image!
I couldn't resist!
I read that as...
...profiling and molestation.
Re: Well I for one . . .
You have to fly really close to a star and heat up the cargo hold if you want to get rid of them.
Since so many politicians are complete arses...
...can this law be used to keep them away from the public?
...Victorian of them.
There is Facebook?
He also clearly wasn't too worried about the company and its employees when he chose to start drunkenly kicking the Uber driver around.
This individual's sole contribution to humanity will be the day he no longer continues consuming limited planetary resources.
Re: Vote with your wallet.
I have some nice 10cm diameter by 40cm long cylindrical (rounded on one end even) toner cartridges here you might like to borrow.
So the worst accountant is...
... a 2b pencil (pusher).
I had a better one but Huw D ninja'd me.
Re: Worst of the worst
It might be like the plural of 'mouse'. For the animal variety it is 'mice', for the computer variety it is 'mouses' (yes, the inventor of the computer mouse did that deliberately to mess with people).
Re: Avoiding tax is perfectly legal, of course.
While I largely agree. Be careful not to mix up concepts of Tax Avoidance (perfectly legal for anyone and even sometimes encouraged - things like tax breaks for investing in particular things needed by society) with Tax Evasion (very illegal, even for big companies).
Avoiding tax is perfectly legal, of course.
Finding ways to do so is is what tax accountants are employed to do. If they failed to do so, they would be negligent and probably legally liable.
If the government doesn't want taxes avoided, they need to close the loopholes they originally created. Not whine about it like a child complaining about how unfair their being sent to their room is.
I'll just leave this here
(Sorry, the narrator is a bit on the dim side at times).
Re: I believe some women like the colour pink
@The Prof. You are just in the wrong era. Virgin-Mary-blue used to be considered the appropriately feminine colour and Toned-Down-Blood-pink the masculine one. Then some royal mis-guessed the gender of their child-to-arrive and it was (apparently) easier to change the culture than repaint the baby's bedroom suite.
Whether your brain is more pink or blue would mostly depend on...
...if I have finished draining it of blood yet.
The makers of Red Dwarf's Kryten would agree with you, Pascal, that being the explicit reason his head looks like a novelty condom while an earlier model android in his line looks much more human.
Re: Same old catch phrase
It's what the dumb masses want. The rest of us get encrypted VPNs.
I'm guessing they skimped on insurance.
Re: Bigged up
I assume to compensate for the flattening effect of the angle at which the photo was taken?
They prefer to be called 'little planets'
Re: @AC Typical monolinguistic anglophone
If you hear what you think is a Chinese person repeatedly saying the 'N' word, they might just be saying the local version of 'um....'
Re: Only 50 odd years behind the curve
Pajero formally means 'Manly' (which was why it was chosen) but it is pretty easy to see how that had long before shifted to the colloquial 'Wanker'.
Blockchain! It's blockchain! Blockchain!!! Use blockchain!...
...to cure cancer, solve global hunger, bring peace to the world and save ALL the children.
What can't the latest new technology do?
Re: "...Bastards, the lot of them."
And carry a 23" shifting spanner.
Updation, updation, updation.
A man had an operation
They took out his brain
and put in a moldy cabbage
(Real life seldom rhymes) updation.
My understanding for the Census being anonymous in the past was that it was so people wouldn't feel inclined to lie to protect themselves.
For example: with the violent hostility to anyone-who-doesn't-believe-as-me going on around the world at present, I certainly don't want my beliefs or their possible lack indexed to my identity and stored off somewhere that will inevitably become effectively public-domain sooner-or-later (not that I am inclined to trust the government or its agencies with such personal information themselves, either!).
Re: Need I say anything...?
He used the wrong hole. God was in the cubicle on the other side.
Re: Is Organist the right term?
Why isn't it 12 inches long? Because then it would be a foot.
The police origionally hired the laughing psycic.
But the plods misinterpreted the expression "strike a happy medium" and law suits are pending.
Re: Kept going by PS4?
Which might be why AMD is working towards being a supplier of ARM cores too.
It isn't the popular figurehead Hanson per-se, but her shadowy handlers that you really need to worry about.
I don't see why not.
I spent years married to an inanimate object!
Wasn't getting off on it though, hence the past tense.
I recall not seeing an oncoming NSW State Rail heavy vehicle until it was disturbingly close a few decades back, as it was a perfect 'Eucalyptus green' against a forested background.
Re: I actually spy on my camera and mic
Does your TV support BlueTooth?
Re: I actually spy on my camera and mic
You know your telly is really 'smart' when it starts hacking you for its own amusement and profit!
Just to remind you not to plug in a mic, I am guessing.
Possibly not even security-related. I was always plugging my headphones into my mic jack in the dark under my desk until I changed cases and my new one has lit front panel port-icons.
I guess if you have an 'air-gapped' computer in the same roome as a networked one, they could (slowly) communicate back and forth.
Re: Men too
But at least their prostate health will be tip-top.
But it might contain diamonds!
Re: Aussie Mars Bars vs UK Ones
Yep. Australia is just more lax about ingredient list requirements. Manufacturers like to complain they can't fit any more on the label while their exact same product+package manages just that in other parts of the world with more pro-people government policies.
To paraphrase a feedback note that has been floating about the 'net for years
"If I had one day left to live, I would spend it in this seminar as it made the day seem like eternity."