16 posts • joined 22 Nov 2011
Re: Reminds me of…
The boy stood upon the burning deck
His pockets full of crackers
A spark flew up his trouser leg
And blew off both his.... fingers!
I blame global warming.
I'll get my coat.
Re: Not surprisingly...
It's a pity that there's already a Dr Who story called Inferno :-)
I like the list, and I would also add Asylum of the Daleks too.
It does go to show what a great writer the Moff is.
An honourable mention of The Doctor's Wife too.
Re: This is new?
New keyboard please, this one (now) has tea in it!
It's not just the presence of the mug, but the size of it. That's a serious amount of tea to help with a serious task.
Re: Sadly, a decade to late
While I wouldn't call mine a pleasurable experience, it certainly was nothing like the OP's experience. I walked like John Wayne for about a week and had to be careful sitting down, but the old man was active again within five days and I haven't looked back since.
I have heard that the reversal operation is dreadful though, bur that isn't on the cards for me.
"Z EOD", wasn't that the command to close down an MVS based IBM mainframe? (EOD = End Of Day)
Re: well good luck anyway
Nonsense, W3Z has been going since 2003 and is doing very nicely, http://www.w3z.co.uk
The difference is that it was founded by people who understood the RF side properly, and not by computer geeks. I was their first computer geek :-)
View to a Kill might have been a weak bond film, but I reckon it had one of the best theme tunes.
Duran Duran were named after a baddie in another film, Barberella.
I can second (or third) that. In the early noughties I had a house that I was trying to sell which was empty, yet I kept getting snotty letters threatening legal action for not having a license. If you looked in the front window you could clearly see the lack of furniture and the TV antenna cable lying on the carpet. In the end, I sent them a letter explaining this again, and asking them to book a court date, and telling them that they would lose for sure. They stopped after that, presumably they'd sent one of their drones to actually check the reality of the situation. Tossers.
BTW Unlike others I don't begrudge paying the TV license fee, I love BBC4 and shows such as Dr Who.
Re: *REAL* maple syrup
"We had some Canadian friends for dinner once (and they tasted great barbecued! Ahem."
You are Hannibal Lecter and I claim my £10, but not in person.
The Canton name is St Gallen, not St Gall.
I know, I need to get out more.
Re: The God particle ...
.... or Yorkshire.
You're right about the BASIC on the ARM. As well as being one of the better BASICs around, with proper control structures, it was incredibly fast.
I wrote various programs in both C (compiled with the Acorn ANSI C compiler) and BASIC and in almost every case the BASIC version ran faster. This included number crunching programs.
Re: Totally Honest
My CV is totally honest and it makes life a lot easier at interviews. However one agency I dealt with in Belgium changed my CV (adding length of experience, some minor new skills) without my knowledge and I was presented with the new version in the car on the way to the interview. Looking back I should have dished the dirt on the agent at the interview, but I wanted the contract. It turned out alright, and the contract didn't call upon my new skills (ahem).
The Soviet Union wouldn't have said "niet", they would have said "da" and then milked it for all the propaganda value that they could.
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