73 posts • joined 30 May 2007
Re: Only 11 actors?
"No, that was made up by Danny Baker"
Made up yes, but by Stuart Maconie when he worked for the NME.
Is this the start of...
I still miss Turner the Worm.
Re: Exceptional move from Oracle
Actually "loosing" is a word but it's usually only applied to fateful lightning from terrible swift swords.
Well... yes and no
I go to news sites for detailed information but these days it's very often Twitter that alerts me to the existence of a story in the first place.
Let them eat cake
Indeed. Hence the fact that McVities went to court to prove that a Jaffa Cake is not a biscuit - and therefore not subject to VAT.
You'll never tweet me alive, copper!
That was a cheery read.
Think On The Buses
"i8 you, Butler!"
i8 = iHate? They might want to rethink that one.
Isn't that who James Bond worked for?
I hardly think people will list: Employer: MI6, Occupation:Spy.
Even as we read this...
...police are preparing a hambush.
"Offences include: "Not having the owner's name painted up [on the cart].
That could have been a nice little earner for the government as car owners have been breaking the law for the past century."
I think that's probably covered by having a registration number that's traceable to the owner. Though HGVs, I believe, are still required to display the owner's name.
£149 is non-WiFi
The non-WiFi Story is available for £149 in several places including WHSmith. £70 seems like a big premium just to add wireless connectivity.
Dad's Army of IT
"Your name vill also go on ze libel action. Vot is it?"
"Don't tell him, Pike!"
Means that a civil servant can leave all of your data on a train in one go rather than having to do it piecemeal.
So much for the BBC Trust report praising 6 Music for its distinctiveness and musical credibility.
Whey iPod, man!
Your tweet's too big
Don't want you 'cos your tweet's too big
Mad at you 'cos your tweet's too big
Hates you 'cos your tweet's too big.
(with apologies to Fats Waller)
Seems to be a typical lack of joined-up thinking. With no printing and transport costs ebooks are the greener option - something government=t ought to be encouraging.
Call me cynical...
Providing a computer and broadband is very nice, but it's no substitute for providing a decent education - or decent parenting for that matter.
Re Scott McKenzie
By Scott Mckenzie Posted Monday 28th September 2009 11:39 GMT
...the details of my registration plate according to the DVLA are 3 years out of date
Then you're almost certainly breaking the law for failing to properly notify them of a change.
police are now hunting his dentist.
They must have been...
I'm sorry but...
Would you Adam and Eve it?
Mine's the one with the pearly buttons on the back...
Vive la difference
Interesting. I seem to recall not so long ago the French banning shorts from pools and insisting on snugger garments, citing the hygiene grounds that you might have worn the shorts all day.
Attack of the...
As Harry Enfield might put it...
Oi, No, no! Oh no, No. No, no!
The real world has gays but Walt disnae?
That didn't last long
You could almost say it was KERSed.
The fireproof one with the sponsor logos, thanks.
Why mess about developing bulletproof turbans? Just make a bigger helmet so they can wear it on top!
The road to Google
I can't see "Binging" someone passing into to language in quite the same way as "Googling" them has.
On the other hand, lots of jokes for the generation old enough to remember Bing Crosby: "Gone phishing..."
No mention of wasting the licence fee?
...this will speed things up and stop them closing the roads for hours to gather "crime scene" data after an accident?
No, thought not.
Call me cynical...
But if they didn't do this nobody would buy anything until Monday.
Mine's the one with the firmly closed wallet in the pocket.
"Daleks my arse!"
(Though Eddie Izzard would be good too)
Seems a bit of a strange policy when we're about to lose a big chunk of our generating capacity due to old nuclear and coal stations going off line. How many windmills does it take to power a car for 30 miles?
They'll ruin it
Can you see the Americans allowing lines like, "Slower than a spastic in a magnet factory"?
Wanna buy a UPS?
As the old joke has it...
Is this the right way to Oldham?
The dirty mac, please.
When I were a lad we had to get up at four in the morning, solder all the connections on t'motherboard with a two-pound gas iron, write us own operating system and then do a fourteen hour shift down t'pit.
They don't know they're born today.
an Air Stab is much safer than a Knife Stab?
The one with the kevlar lining please.
Bad news for tinfoil hat wearers
Then again they'd probably have the blinds closed...
There are other ways
This isn't unique to TfL, you can look up registration numbers and get vehicle details on other sites too, eBay Motors for example.
Why do they never tell you about these jobs at school?
I'd have understood if it had been cheap as chips...
The greasy white one with the batter stains, please.
He can only do it with the light on?
What happened to his sorting out Middle East peace?
Also the extra energy used by an incandescent bulb isn't 'wasted' it's given off as heat, so switching to CFL bulbs increases the amount of energy you use to run your space heating.
Add in the more complex manufacture and recycling and it's doubtful if there's any real saving at all.
Re:What's so special...
By contrast to the earlier comment, I've never been able to get 4oD to work properly, but the iPlayer beta is absolutely fine.
- NASA boffin: RIDDLE of odd BULGE FOUND on MOON is SOLVED
- SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015
- BuzzGasm! Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS
- Worstall on Wednesday YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
- Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: Redmond must let feds into foreign servers