at an internet governance meeting in Brazil...
Oh, the irony.
922 posts • joined 2 Apr 2010
Oh, the irony.
It's not difficult to get a Firearms Certificate here in the UK, as long as you don't have a conviction of >5 years or for serious crimes, or a documented mental illness. Membership of a shooting club is recommended, as it speeds the process.
Shotgun Certificates are even easier to obtain. Just ask at the Masonic Lodge! ;o)
Does that mean really small ones?
Trust me, it won't be.
An 11.2g bottle of Nitrolingual (R) spray, like I have in my hand, contains 200 doses of 400 microgrammes. 200 x 0.0004 = 0.08g of nitro per bottle. About 0.72% by weight.
Barely enough to blow your nose...
Let's hope not. That stuff tastes like crap!
I'll try most things twice, just in case, but not that shit.
Once worked on a site that had a labourer dubbed "two sticks" short of a bundle.
Lovely bloke, but thick as pig-shit.
I can't even remember his real name, but his nickname always tickled me.
I'm stealing ^W borrowing that one.
Yesterday, a braindead courier of the Yodel variety managed to not deliver a package to me, despite a detailed description of how to find me, and two phone numbers to call if they couldn't...
Luckily, the solicitor's office that received it could read, and rang me.
Yodel? Burn them with fire!
So do I, but mine keeps complaining "one at a time please."
I think there's something wrong with it.
Gotta agree with that sentiment.
I copped a big fat Bumble bee in the face back in my motorcycling days. Nearly had me off my bike, and gave me a beautiful "shiner" for a week. Furry little bastard!
Perfect icon for the occasion...
Looks like a butterfly to me.
So do all the others, mind...
And HP sauce...
Thanks Sir Steve.
I too nearly choked on my Ginster's.
Oh, I see.
Between his ears...
They changed their name to Douglas Carswell M.P.
I sit corrected Sir. Perhaps I should have said "Not on any phone I've ever owned."
Have a beer.
Not on any phone I've ever seen...
This news just in...
Thank you for your recent interest, and subsequent order placed with vMall, for the much anticipated Honor 7.
Honor appreciates your custom and is committed to providing you with up to date product delivery information. To avoid you having to contact our customer service team, here is the latest update on your pre-order.
Due to unprecedented interest in the new highly anticipated Honor 7, all pre-ordered devices are expected to be fulfilled between 2-3 weeks. There is no action required from you, our team will keep you updated, and aim to despatch your Honor 7 as soon as stock becomes available.
Thank you for your patience. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team by calling us on our customer service numbers found here.
Your vMall Team.
But I want it NOW! (Sad face)
I checked my "online payments" account and it shows a £210 discrepancy between the balance and cash available, although my account status on their website still shows as "not processed".
I'm hoping to hear from them tomorrow as to expected delivery date.
I'll report back here. If I haven't heard anything by the end of the week, I may go for a Wileyfox Storm instead.
Never thought I'd type that in a post on here. ;o)
I've just put my name down for a "Mystery Grey" one. No mention of expected delivery dates, but with an option to cancel before despatch.
They're still showing a £40 discount until the end of the month, so £210 including delivery.
Did you really need to ask?
My nearby Sainsburys has a habit of closing all the operator tills after about 9PM.
I refuse to use the self-scan ones and always ask for an assistant.
Keeps spotty teens off the streets, and doesn't give me a pocketful of shrapnel. Sainsburys tills do not dispense 50p pieces. I once got 4 x 20p plus 9 x 2p coins as change. That was the last time I used one.
It's the only way to be sure.
I always use this one.
Not just me then?
I "save" nearly six hours a day of banal crap by neither watching TV, nor tossing it off on FarceTwitlr.
More time for real entertainment.
Yep. I only upgraded my LJ5M last year, after 9 years of sturdy service. It was born in 1996, and had only printed 40k pages when I bought it for £50. 14MB RAM and a PostScript ROM.
It's still working at a friend's house. Brilliant network printer. 600 dpi, 12 ppm. Supposedly good for 30k pages per month. Compatible 9k page cartridges are less than £20.
I only got rid of it because I needed automatic duplex printing.
Do you 'have' any applications called gggrrrrrrr?
Oh, that was quick.
Ooh, ICL. The first machine I inflicted my code on was a 2904.
God, I'm old.
Unfortunately, neither is Gil Scott-Heron.
Icon? There used to be a headstone...
Speaking as an ex plumber and pc/network engineer, can I say that combination boilers are more efficient than HW storage systems, unless HW usage and demand is high.
For low usage households, modern condensing combi boilers are the most efficient option, more so if your heating system is correctly sized.
However, central heating is not always the best/cheapest/greenest option. Talk to an expert, not a salesman, and certainly don't ask British Gas for a quote. I have, in my plumbing past, quoted half the BG price, and still made a very handsome profit. Taking the piss is normal practice for those fuckers...
So you can still hear it when you leave town and accelerate to out of town speeds, and conversely, so it doesn't blow your ears off when you get to the next slow spot.
My nearly twenty year old car does it, and it's very useful. One less reason to take your eyes off the road.
In the grand scheme of things, not a massive advance, but it's the little things like it that make me appreciate my car's design.
It's a Volvo by the way.
Pointless law is pointless.
Still available (I think) as a Java App for feature phones, and on Android and PC (Opera Turbo).
Hope it doesn't bite!
What is the sound like compared to your LP12?
Shit, I expect...
It's easy to tell the difference.
If it isn't incomprehensible tosh, it's AmfM.
My old 'M' reg' Wolseley Six...
Final Assessment of Radios and Telemetry Prior to Awesome Near Terrestrial Spaceflight.
That was Not the nine o'clock news!
True, so true.
Still running Opera 12.16 here, and will be for the foreseeable future.
You can buy a Landy Disco for that sort of money.
Volvo XC90 for five grand more.
Except when you click on the link, the price has miraculously changed to £15.99 not £14.99, so 20% is right.
Marketing speak is everywhere these days. Get used to it, and learn to read between the lines!
I just received the email from TalkTalk, but as I never speak to unsolicited callers unless I know them personally, it's not a problem for me, or anyone with half a clue about security.
My most blatant one was a receipt from Asda for a dozen Durex ribbed condoms, which I insisted were PPE.
Questions were asked, but they couldn't argue with my logic...
It's turtles all the way down.
I downloaded it on the back of its reputation, but gave up watching after about 20 minutes.
Not a snigger passed my lips.