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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.
"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.
So much for the BBC Trust report praising 6 Music for its distinctiveness and musical credibility.
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...the details of my registration plate according to the DVLA are 3 years out of date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.
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...
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..."
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?
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.
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.
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.
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