612 posts • joined 10 Feb 2012
Congrats. Must have been challenging to crowbar a rant about green taxes/subsidies into an article about payment systems.
I bet you feel all warm and special now.
Re: Caskeid – pronounced "cascade"
Some pretentious kuntt(TM), that's for sure.
Assuming you're not trying to be a smart-arse:
1. Immunisations are not 100% effective
2. There are some people who can't be immunised (often related to other serious health issues which are not improved by a dose of measles)
3. Children often have infant siblings who are there at pick-up/drop-off and who are too young to be immunised and are also very vulnerable
4. It sends a very clear message of the expectations of society
And, no, homeopathy-lovers, I am not a "shill" for "big pharma"', nor am I interested in your pathetic anecdote or discredited study.
Ignorant, selfish, fools who are fucking up herd immunity for the rest of us, as well as putting their own children at risk. Universities, schools and nurseries should exclude anyone without the recommended vaccinations (unless there's a genuine medical reason for it).
Re: Fewer than 0.01% of apps will be a financial success
But how to achieve that? Any entity with responsibilities for rejecting apps on the basis of "being either flotsam or jetsam" would be the target of a bazillion lawsuits in very short order.
Paris doesn't know how to fix it either.
Re: Think I still prefer my vaio pro
£950? Not with an i7 it's not.
The flow battery sounds like the sort of gizmo our animated hero would knock up in his shed.
$7.8 BEEELION, surely.
I said HOW MUCH!!!!
[yeah, I know costs will fall, and will be a lot lower on a Ford or Toyota, but that's seriously overpriced).
Fair play on the circle. An awful lot of thought went into the design, and the execution was pretty damned slick too.
I'm amazed this has gone wrong so quickly
There were dip switches you could use to set the time added at each check point. Our local arcade owner was a gold-plated c**t who set it so it was virtually impossible to finish and hence the games played per hour was higher.
It was still a busy machine despite the evil difficulty level.
Re: Don't worry.
About as much chance as Canute had, I'd say.
It's called a 'crate'.
That bit at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark? Actually a giant kindergarten.
Pfff. Slightly chilly at best.
My wife can made our living room much colder than that with a single stare if (ok, when) I forget an anniversary. Then I get to stay there and sleep on the sofa. Brrrrr. Parky.
Re: But the real prize goes to ...
Presumably best friends with Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr and Miss Anne Uumellmahaye.
Re: Guns won't work, so let's look at alternatives...
Trebuchet firing a net made from wire, with perimeter weighted with something heavy and with small cross-section. Would need some sort of guide to impart spin as it was launched.
Also, the whole assembly would need mounting on a turntable.
Or, alternatively, use this new pulse weapon. This actually looks perfect for the task in hand, assuming a little more range could be squeezed out.
As I was just about to renew my mortgage.
Now, do I tell the wife?
Would nun porn be ok?
Can't think of a more appropriate place to watch it.
Or does the reformation mean that's even worse then normal porn?
Amazon are having a fire sale. Kindle File HD only £99!
Well, duh. Always going to happen with all those Dyson spheres being built.
Obvioulsy not a jeweler
"300 22 and a half carat VVS1 diamonds - the clearest ones know [sic] to humanity"
1. VVS1 - very very small internal inclusions. Internally flawless (IF) and flawless (F) are both better grades.
2. A half carat VVS1 of a reasonable colour (D to G say) would set you back a grand plus. I suspect that there are 22 and a half carats in total.
So very, very close to immortality
If Mr Orange had been standing 1 meter to the right he would have become an INTERNET LEGEND, and not just a character in another amusing video.
Isn't nature amazing?
That is all.
I almost shat myself when it appeared on TR1. I'd never seen anything like it before.
Could be a lot worse
Anyone who has ever worked at a meat processing factory would testify to that.
Then again, Amazon are a juicy target, and it has never been hard to get the hand-wringing, grauniad-reading, polenta-munching residents of Islington riled up. Even odds that our intrepid journalist is from the same set, the poor lamb.
Re: Compensating for something?
I think not. Unlike men, women rarely boast that it's REALLY BIG.
See also Profanisaurus: wizard's sleeve
Re: I'm thinking of the attachments for hoover hoses.
Whatever floats your boat...
Re: Right now I can see only specialist application
Not convinced about there being one in every garage, but I could see self-service machines in supermarkets or DIY stores.
Re: Yes, a "solution looking for a problem"
Outside of disk drives, where are all these lasers? Pointers don't count. Neither do sharks with lasers of the "frikkin" variety.
Earl Grey - VOTE NOW
I love the stuff; others hate it. Truly the Marmite of teas.
Commentards are invited to express their feelings for the perfumed brew using the voting buttons. I genuinely have no idea what the result will be...
Phil caaan't caa-aatch, Phil caaan't caa-aaatch.
Who's to say they're NOT mining away.
But I think the real reason is it's like those spades sold during the gold rush referred to in the article. You're guaranteed a profit from selling spades/rigs; when mining you're subject to the vagaries of a volatile market, one where a total collapse in value is still a real risk.
These companies' PR people must live in a dingy, unconnected cellar (lit with scented candles, natch). Is this is a surprise to anyone?
The Ryanair / O'Leary Twitter Q&A is perhaps the only time I've seen one of these things work in the firm's favour. Presumably because Ryanair troll their customers 24/7 anyway.
Surely this level of incompetence deserves a jail term, not just a fine. (I suspect payment of any fine will be a long time coming as their business collapses in short order.)
Re: A much needed accessory
"or will they charge extra"
HAHAHAHAHAHA. What do you think?
That's Olympic gold medal winning snark :)
Have a pint.
Stolen from the film, no? The roach was fitted with a camera and slipped into the President's briefing room. And was then squashed bwah-hah-hah.
Milla Jovovich. Mmm....
"rather terrible advert"
Ah, British understatement.
I cringed so hard my nadgers tried to crawl back up inside me.
Ditch the aluminium
There's got to a market for a Sapphire and Steel iPhone.
[young people: google it]
Worst infographic EVER
They're meant to assist understanding the data, not obfuscate it. A key would be have been helpful too.
Sometimes an old fashioned bar chart it just what the doctor ordered...
As long as its just drool that your keyboard's dripping with.
Re: What about my mp3s?
No. Nor will you have to tether your PC it to the ground to stop it floating away.
Longer log ins
Why do I have to re-enter my credentials every day? Disqus, vanilla and several others do not require this.
If you insist I re-enter my password intermittently, please can it be weekly, or at worst every 72 hours?
Imagine dropping one of those buggers in a busy pub. 30 fiddly little parts scattered across the floor.
Train platform droppage: also bad.
Re: 30% seems high to me
Well I've got a DAB in my Ford - didn't ask for one, just came with it. Also a DAB in the kitchen. So on that sample 30% is ludicrously low.
Good job polling companies question enough people to render our anecdotes worthless, isn't it.
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