2686 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
Re: Does going to the pub for a quick pint count?
No, but it sounds like a good idea. It's a half hour walk so by the time I've found my boots and locked the dogs in the shed, this is the time to set out.
Blimey. A regulator doing some regulating.
Miracles will never cease.
it will be the Former United Kingdom
so .fuk then?
Re: Yes but...
we are allowed any character set in urls now, so perhaps something in ogham?
http://www.mockfont.com/old/ for fonts
<- I wonder what fonts the Greys use?
AIUI, the correct form would be .softsouthernlagerdrinkingjessies or .softsouthernlagerdrinkingpoofs
Re: Weasel Words
'Guess what doesn't mean "Goodness"'
>The Powers That Be have allowed LTE to be called 4G even though it isn't
Some powers. In some places. Perhaps.
I'm listening to Schubert on Radio 3 as I read this (In HD streaming, as it happens) and I agree that the thing that is missing these days is Music. We have a lot of Marketing, but no real music.
OK, I like
Ali Farka Touré
Where are the likes of:
The Albion Band
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Lincolnshire Police have already outsourced their control room to G4:
They are hoping to get some sort of kickback from G4 if other forces sign up, for the training and startup benefits G4 will learn from Nettleham. 
 is putting a kettle on so very difficult?
I've already said I don't want contactless anything, so will maintain my previous stance.
I have not asked for it, I don't want it.
>Human resources official from hell??
Bit tautological, that.
I only know of one type.
Sounds like the advanced culture would be freezing to death quite quickly.
If they are really desparate I can probably round up 5Tb of unused disks here, and I bet other hobbyists across europe could as well. LVM could turn them into one big bit bucket.
If a pan european call to donate hardware went out, I'd box some stuff up and post it to them.
So lets see if I've got this right
People will stop buying phones and iPuds because their car can talk to their Fridge, so they won't need a desktop to do word processing on?
Is that what he said?
Time for Cumbria to go the Icelandic route?
What about the rest of Europe?
AIUI the 2-year rule originates from the EU and applies throughout. What warranties are offered in France, the UK or Netherlands?
What, with a 1024 x 600 screen and Windows Stater?
As you say, underwhelming and pointless.
(need big yawn icon)
I don't believe it
They sold 160,000 things that fugly?
Everything you need to know
..is given away by the thumb prints. it's too big, too heavy, to be used in one hand.
It's a turkey, that's what that is.
in other words
Man we hadn't heard of gets job with company we hadn't heard of.
I reckon they should put old Jug 'andles on the back. It seems to be the only way he will get his face on British currency.
Mine's got an ermine collar, thank you.
the all-too-common feature of not being very good.
See, that's what reviews should be like.
Have two facebook accounts.
* One with loads of stuff about Nietzsche, 17th century choral music, wallace and grommit, and oxfam.
* And one with pictures of your bum grafted onto cherie blair's neck.
Whereas Billy Piper looked like the south end of a north-bound warthog? But is spoken of in hushed whispers to become Dame Lianne Piper?
I've seen him from both sides...
Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester
No real surprise there. All done on population numbers, I suppose.
It would have taken real intelligence to realise that there is more disposable income in Poole/Bournemouth, more chance of creating new employment in Plymouth, or more cultural need in North Wales or Norfolk.
Frankly, I'd have thought London, Manchester, and perhaps Edinburgh were rich pickings enough to have funded this with revenue, and not needed tax money.
good proof point that this is actually real stuff
yes, this is what their real stuff actually does.
The worst I've paid to see is Starship Troopers, but I've had exposure to Battlefield earth and it is a stinker.
But I've twice had to sit through 'raise the Titanic' and it is in a league of awfulness that I hope is its own. Lower the Atlantic, it would be more believable.
Hows about you pass the comments in this thread to whoever gave you the press release, and then tell us what they said.
Still with the Vtech play computer screens
768? 1080? 768? Double those and I might be interested.
And then there is Schiphol.
If you go from non-Schengen to Schengen space, you have to open the laptop to prove it has a keyboard and has not been hollowed out.
If you go the other way they don't want you to do that.
Re: Oh the old petrol station turn mobile phones off drama lama
The cell phone ban is, I suspect, left over from the CB radio ban.
Because some early electronic devices (are you listening Dresser) could be zeroed just by keying a 25W transmitter next to them, garages put up spurious "transmitting can cause an explosion" notices, and the meme appears to have stuck.
'course, the transmitters were not the problem in the first place....
This needs a proxy in it too. Lots of hotels charge for access and tie the password to a mac address. If you could make this device the mac address it would be very convenient too.
There is some wooliness in most things on that list, ut when we come to
"Groupon applies refunds policies and cancellation rights in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations."
That seems to have been a demonstrable breach of law that should have been prosecuted, not discussed.
on a donkey?
Just the one?
Poor bloody beast.
I sat opposite him on a train back from the Liverpool garden festival. I am less than svelte, he is, well you know. The carriage wrecked a wheel bearing under where we were sitting.
With Satre, the vehicle in front controls its followers
And, yes, the vehicle in front will be driven by a bulgarian halfwit trucker who has not slept for 78 hours, consumed several bottles of strong lager to keep awake, and will cheerfully turn down a railway line because he does not understand his satnav.
good idea, bad price
I'd pay 25-30p for an hour's television, not a peculiar amount like that.
I want the Jag estate or/and the Morgan electric.
Not that I can afford either, but I can dream, can't I?
Yes, the Bentley SUV is wretched.
"The team is now looking at practical applications"
Make a tiny submarine and send Stephen Boyd & Raquel Welch through someone's bloodstream?
@Mike Richards ('western' fan?)
I have driven a petrol hydraulic car It was french (wocab) - either a renault or citroen - made in the 1950s. It had a constant speed engine, a variable stroke hydraulic pump, and variable stroke hydraulic motors in each wheel, Pump and motors had swash plate variable stroke mechanisms, operated by cables from the 'throttle'. and it could (with the crude swash plate limiter unscrewed) go as fast backwards as forwards.
The one I drove also had a 25 litre drum of replacement hydraulic oil and a suitcase full of replacement rubber seals in the boot. It never went a week without popping something and dumping all the oil on the road in milliseconds (that's what pumps do!).
the iPurse - contains money that can only be spent on iThings.
the iNurse - robotic child minder shaped like Steve Jobs, with a calming voice that says "nanny knows best" whenever signs of of intelligence break through.
the iCurse - a portable device for practitioners of witchcraft.
the iTerse - speech synthesiser that reduces whole sentences to bad-tempered single words.
the iWorse - USA's next president.
Fine, as long as you can make it hover in mid-air so I can use both hands on it.
all been said
I came here to comment on the headline, but feel I have nothing left to insert.
But they can't be trusted.
I've been paying a premium for a premium service for some years, and discover they have invested nothing at all, not even in LLU.
I'm going to sidegrade to a cheapo service now, it won't be any worse.
"Virgin Media, the UK's dominant pay TV operator"
I'd have thought that was Sky.
But I don't watch TV, so what do I know?
I'm all for it.
We can stop worrying about global warming, running out of resources, and the effects of big motors, and have one hell of an extinction party instead.
Re: I wonder...
The more massive you become, the more likely virginity is to be conserved?
Bit of multipath going on there, I reckon.
Re: History is written by the winners..
And, of course, they are Hertzian waves anyway