Death by wheelbarrow
or did you mean DEATH standing in the wheelbarrow aisle at B&Q?
224 posts • joined 16 Feb 2010
or did you mean DEATH standing in the wheelbarrow aisle at B&Q?
there was no advertising, no porn and no fake news. I had access to information I needed and connected with people that really did share good ideas and saw what a boon the connected world could be. Now I hardly spend any time online, visit only a few sites and fear for the future of what was an amazing idea.
The whole connected world has taken a fearful turn for the worse (iot, so much malware and crime, bullshit from politicians, twitterers that seem to think the world revolves around them et.c et.c)
Perhaps the net has dumbed us so much that as a species we are already accelerating down the path to extinction.
only after an ignoble.
bastards got in my way at the rugby while delivering to some lazy wanker or sliced someones head off in front of me I would be slightly miffed and demand a full ticket refund.
WTF is happening to the people on this planet, have we suddenly all become stupid overnight?
of all those american cases where massive sums are paid out, but there is no admission of guilt; so bloody annoying that others are blamed, damn pr shitheads.
When I was younger and got fucked I'd brag about it (most times anyway, I made some dreadful mistakes.)
"At that point, the customer is free to use another product."
Am I the only one to find that statement odd and arrogant?
I have no social media accounts, use disposable email for competitions and shopping, specific mail addys for fora and any email in my non-ISP based account is either from friends and family or ignored and promptly deleted without opening.
That may be OTT or a long-winded way of doing things but my kit has remained free of nasties for a decade and a half.
You're allergic to peanuts? Don't worry there's only a trace amount...oh shit, call the coroner
I once worked in the actuarial support dept. of a pensions/investment company in Bristol. Employed to provide detailed resonses to clients about their investments and to code stand-alone fortran progs to model new products I eventually became the departments own IT support - first line support, netware server management, daily DAT back-ups etc (the company had a major IT dept. using a mix of Burroughs, Sperry and Unisys mainframes with pc's on user desks)
The incompetence of degree and doctorate actuaries and accountants when it came to IT was incredible; I had to demonstrate how to use a mouse to one guy and finally moved into full-time support functionality when I spent 90% of my time helping my poor dumb colleagues and 10% trying to show clients why their investments were/were not performing as sold.
Well said, sir.
No offence intended to any people of faith; great offence intended to those who claim to be Christian with no idea of what it should mean (footballers crossing themselves and pointing skywards, politicians trying to get votes from the religious, americans that seem to think Christianity is based in old testament revenge teaching rather than, hmmm, what Christ said...)
Bob, you just lost all credibility citing hannity as a source of anything truthful, he makes the bible look believable.
+1 for the Jean-Paul Belmondo reference (i still love watching the french language version of "That Man From Rio", great spoof spy/thriller.)
Surely it's Cardouche not Cartouche?
in Bristol a couple of decades ago we used our free bud vouchers to try and cleanse the palette between real beers - god, what a mistake, I've never been so ill in my life.
of things financial, but how much clout can an investor have when they hold 0.62% of stock, that's like saying the british national party could argue for the number 10 job because they have half a dozen members?
Probably not, they've never involved themselves in the affairs of any other country have they?
tried using an emp outside my house and fried my kit I would be slightly annoyed and then talking to my solicitor.
I could see an emp pulse in "the city" would cause chaos.
I know they aren't talking about neutron bombs are such like, but I fear the implications.
It's obviously the location of Dr Conways new hospital - so many broken bones to scan, especially after his tryst with Nurse Murchison.
Yep, agreed; what irks me the most is the smile on their faces when they flounce off to shit in the nearest or dearest shoe (Fat Freddie I blame you.)
And I am in Bristol, just about.
the Carpathian Lynx that roamed the Devon countryside for three weeks after escaping Dartmoor zoo; I guess like my cats (6) he hated most cat-food brands and preferred fresh meat.
that you may have seen this question:
My baby passed into the great metal recycler in the sky recently (WinXP). The only one i could afford to replace it is a laptop from Asus with win10.
Can anyone suggest a comprehensive site that will teach me how to protect myself from ms snooping in win10 and get my old games working under this replacement for vista.
Many thanks if this is published, I cannot think of a better publication on which i could beg for help from my peers.
Looks to me like the bastard offspring of Gordon Ramsey and Boris Johnson.
If it's better than Quorn 'bacon' - either the frozen or chilled - then I will be first in the queue to try it.
and please forgive the daily fail link - i tried to find points west report instead:
the matrix is born
Brandy Ledford from Andromeda in the article picture to me.
popped my response into a postbox: please keep the thread open for a while.
If poppy posts:
"Dear friends, I thank you from my heart and I ask you to continue to pray for me. Pope Francis."
then I guess the rest of us are completely farked: surely he is the only one that has the direct line to God (via Prism ofc)
that the Wanklevosses sink in everything they do.
You don't think Apple already have an highly paid team of shysters on retainers already?
There is no "in fairness to xxx" (whichever multi-billion company is in question at the time) - they subvert and pervert taxation laws, they overcharge, they (Apple) do not (unless forced to) comply with consumer protection legislation in whichever markets they operate, they are just not nice and too big.
I would love to see some of these companies broken up into totally independent businesses for their various "products".
Sorry, this was written after lunch (hic) - it probably makes no sense to anyone other than my shrink.
if they view my guilds' comments in Neverwinter then I guess there will be 550+ arrests on the books.
We're a small (only 550+ members, not all active) guild but love taking the piss out of each other; the enessay can read into it what they will, but we're only playing a fucking game - although I'm sure some comments about taking down the big bastards with my new missiles (most of us are running with the new hunter/ranger archery class) could provoke them into a first strike against Lord Neverember. Fucking Orcs - or should that be Norcs or Narcs?).
Aleister Crowley, Israel Regardie et al are long dead; any current form of the Golden Dawn are likely to be American imposters trying to run it like the money-making scheme called the Rosicrucians.
Probably the DVD covers with the warning them that sharing may cause an itchy infection.
@ someone talking about Fat Freddie - it was always the cat that got burned - one of the best cartoons was Fat Freddies cat falling several stories whilst saying "it's okay we always land on our feet" then the next panel shows the cat with concertined legs as he landed - classic - i laughed so much i dropped the bong, shoved my head in the bucket bong and swallowed all my stash in one go.
At least i could cope with it all those years ago - 30 years on and even passing a resinous pine tree gets me stoned.
if the "health" industry had him bumped off.
I've got several 1994-era Zip drives if you want them ;)
will I be able to get a couple at PCWorld or Argos?
Don't forget "Sky" - another great HTV-produced kids series.
I couldn't help but think of Carry On Spying ;)
"I am Doctor Crow. You are surprised? "
"Yes, I am! I expected you to be a man... or a woman. "
Isn't that Meatloafs' passport photo?
an interesting analogy, but surely a manufacturer should be able to market their products in any way they see fit (as long as my ad-blockers can zap the buggers)?
I fully agree old chap - and in addition to Pepsi they could also add bottles of Hobgoblin.
my local car showrooms into displaying and selling models from other manufacturers, I find it so hard to buy a VW when I'm in the Ford showroom in Bristol?
powered by windows?
Thanks <spez> that was it. Have a beer old chap.
the title of a MotoGp or World Superbike-styled racer? I used to waste my lunchtimes from Unisys at the Crown in St. Nicks market Bristol, supping on a Newky Brown and shovelling coins into the game.
they made me redundant in the early 90's from the Bristol office when I turned down a move to Milton Keynes - the office wsn't closing then, I think it may have been constructive dismissal - but at the time I was so naive concerning the machinations of the IT industry.
So all gun-owners in the states are members of militias?