That was Not the nine o'clock news!
880 posts • joined 2 Apr 2010
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.
Hard to fix?
That will be why the updated libs were pushed out this afternoon to my Ubuntu, Debian and Centos boxes.
You're right, that wasn't hard at all.
Meet our very own Mr. Frothy.
Try not to take him too seriously.
Icon? Frothy head!
I prefer the "alt" text.
Like dropping a pencil down a well.
Would he have a clue what I was talking about?
Who'm I gonna call?
You Sir , are one of my favourite commentards.
Your few words are well chosen, and well targeted.
Have a thumb!
How I laughed!
Mr. Frothy it shall be. Now, and forever more.
Is that you Matt?
I saw that one!
Escape to victory. What a classic. Should be on in the next few days. It's Christmas!
Put my name down for three please.
How much for DHL next day delivery?
Icon? Not a chilham, but hey, red Leb!
Not seen that since the Israelis "visited".
YOU get it.
I get it.
WE get it.
THEY don't get it.
This argument is all down to driver's and cyclist's attitude to each other. We are ALL road users.
Driving requires your full attention at all times.
If you can't give driving/riding your full attention, don't do it.
TL:DR Watch where you're going.
Agreed, but it's still way too white.
</Toggles RedShift on early>
Just put it back how it was on Wednesday.
I had a feeling it would be, and I was right too.
Thank you NASA, and well done!
Drinks all round?
Moto G != iPhone
While your fervent anti-Apple beliefs are admirable, your reading comprehension is risible.
Do try to keep up.
Or buy a £2 grippy silicon case, and not drop the fucking thing in the first place.
As an added bonus, it actually protects the phone from all but direct pointy thing to screen damage.
I've never dropped mine in four years of smart-phone use, and my current one year old Moto G is completely unmarked.
Same old same old.
Shouldn't this be in Bootnotes?
Whaddaya mean you're serious?
I think you forgot something!
I was being
There's only one way to find out.
It's the evil hacker-paedo-child-terrorists that will get YOU unless WE get these new laws!
Computer says "Re-education for you!"
Has nobody read 1984 FFS?
Nice to know they are happy to target more than just us hoi polloi.
Money well spent.
Treasonous May wants new laws to spy on school-children, to protect us from... Exploding children! Or something.
What next? Paedo children? Children who want to have sex with other children? Rather than sex with
fat MPs grown men? It must be stopped!
Holy shit, this country is fucked up!
Maybe we should all just offer ourselves up for re-education?
Re: Better ban trains.
Don't be silly. BAN KILLER TREES!!!
Slower, safer, and explained with enthusiasm?
Yeah, let's not worry about the lifeboat-men and women that have to go and rescue them in a storm at 4 AM.
You are correct in both your postings above!
I only mentioned channel 16 as that is the international hailing/distress frequency, although the Merkins, of course have their own, slightly different frequencies than the rest of the planet...
12 miles is the limit of territorial waters, and NoTaMs are also broadcast here (Dover Straits) bi-hourly.
I used to have access to channel 0, which is set aside for Coastguard/Lifeboat use, but unfortunately am no longer involved, and can only listen in... :o(
When inside territorial waters, it is common sense, and courtesy, to have your VHF turned ON, but squelched. Modern short range GMDSS/DSC sets use just milliamps when idle.
Yes, he was.
And he's buried in my home town!
Probably responsible for saving more lives at sea than any man before or since.
Rest his soul!
In reply to myself, with hindsight, how much of the subsequent "failure to launch" could be attributed to this delay?
Penny shy, pound foolish?
Hythe and Lydd in Kent.
They moor in Dover.
Down here, the local military firing range has two high speed launches patrolling the safety zone. Any vessel approaching this area gets warned away pretty sharpish.
There are also two-hourly broadcasts on Marine Channel 16 announcing aforementioned safety zone.
It's been like this for at least forty years.
This is NOT rocket science!
Top quality plagiarism!
I upset him once, and spent the next three months relegated to the "pre-moderated comments" naughty step.
Don't give him no shit, Sherlock.
Beat me to it.
Have a DRE^W thumb.
Is there a heating element to speed warm up times?
Knocked the socks off Excel, at pretty much any level.
Out-marketed. Pure and simple.
I can recommend "Nicki Elite". 3 ply, scented, and with aloe vera for added "Angels licking your ring piece clean" goodness!
Two quid for nine rolls at your local "Home Bargains" shop.
Beats the pants (literally) off your Andrex / Nouvelle over-priced rubbish.
Your arse-hole will thank me for this information! :o) 'specially after a decent Ruby!