So Oxford can also lay claim to or object to .isis
99 posts • joined 6 Aug 2012
So Oxford can also lay claim to or object to .isis
"Robb has told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that the US needs to sort out its act soon, or the whole thing could unravel."
And if it were to unravel... things would carry on exactly as they have been doing.
Any recordings or transcriptions of one of Paul Dacre's cuntings, or even double-cuntings?
my first four cars didn't even have central locking
Mine had an early version of central locking: I'd sit in the driver's seat and lean across to lock the passenger door.
(That's me looking for the car keys.)
Windows 8 users were spared having the game foisted on them by default, which may explain why the OS hasn't been well-received.
This was the first thing I had to install after my wife got a Windows 8 laptop.
No, it's an asset-stripping corporate raider.
1 police car per lane will stop traffic on a road.
Mining asteroids for water because of the supposed cost of placing water into orbit is a bit misguided. Just combine the following:
rising sea levels
If it's plausible to have a space elevator then it's just as plausible to have an Archimedes screw of the same length. Dip it into the ocean and hey presto, you have water for space flight and a solution for rising sea levels!
Are those bricks underneath the solar panels?
If so, what did it land on?
All of which leads me to the only sane conclusion: in order to get to mars safely, we need to use the moon as a spaceship.
With nuclear propulsion on one side and a moon base on the other?
Who would you rather have more of: brain surgeons or data scientists?
Typical Singaporean programmer... spends some time programming then expects to be elevated to a management position.
Guess the number of native-born Singaporeans in my Singapore development office?
Incidentally, the Second Amendment says nothing at all about recording who has guns, or what they have. It says people have the right to have them, and it wants a well regulated militia.
No, no, no, no, no! That amendment is always being misunderstood. It has nothing at all to do with firearms and everything to do with heraldry. The point about a well-regulated militia is precisely to do with the regulation of a militia as opposed to having individuals with men bearing the arms of their lord and master.
By the time I next return to the UK I'll have completely forgotten about this and will be left wondering why the handful of coins I keep (because it's handy to keep small denominations when visiting different countries) aren't accepted.
>Summer has a different meaning in Australia - maybe that's what they mean
Summer? The closest some of us get to seasons are the prevailing monsoons or the amount of haze from neighbouring countries.
They appear to think it's 3rd September...
(I'm the one with my hand stuck in the time portal.)
Why doesn't YouTube try pay-to-comment?
There are a few extra things I'd like to do with e-mail - and I'm not going to mention them here - but good luck to Google anyway.
"decline of -0.8 per cent"
That would be an increase?
"Some doctors now think that sitting down for long periods is the new cancer, so ten minutes before the hour the Watch software taps you to make you have a walk around," he recounted. "It's quite funny to be in a meeting at Apple and ten minutes before the hour people get up and start moving around, but people like it."
Oh my God, not only are the customers brainwashed but the company is staffed with robots!
Come to Singapore where good in-building mobile coverage is mandated by the Government.
Does that include polygamy so as not to disenfranchise many Muslims?
I.e. the people who are politically polarised nut-jobs are engaged in group-think and hate the opposing group. Hmmm
IT hiring is a challenge in Singapore as the quality of the candidates is generally poor. I get CVs from people in big financial institutions claiming skills, but a practical test shows that they might have heard the name of a language from someone they were sat next to rather than having actually programmed anything in it.
Then there are the stories of hiring managers from certain countries replacing the locals with people from their own country/state/region/city/town/village...
If anything should be axed it's the cliched illustrations when there's a story related to obesity.
Please, I want to read the articles on obesity, but I have to avert my gaze at the same time.
"Surely, [Mr Z]'d just be better off buying LinkedIn ??"
Dear Anonymous and other skiddies,
Please do something useful such as disabling auto-play video on websites.
"Actually, at worst it is vaguely Biblical, as evidenced by the Origin section of http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/philistine. ;-)"
Which just goes to show the effectiveness of propaganda by the Hebrews.
Please do something useful such as launching a DDoS against website with auto-play videos on their pages.
I've become accustomed to incorrect use of titles over the years with Americans treating Prime Minister as a title and their peculiar habit of treating Ambassador as a title, but thus far I’d only found Singaporeans misusing “Sir” (although in the Philippines it’s used as a polite honorific for all men).
" still not entirely friendly to those who, like Australian provocateur Stilgherrian, prefer to be known by a single name."
Not just a convention for Burmese but for many Indonesians too.
If I refreshed a page at some unknown time in the past it's quite useless for me to know that an article was posted n hours before that point. Tell me an absolute date and time, not some relative duration relative to an unknown point in time.
(And a big thumbs up to the, err, big thumbs down from most (all?) comments.)
@Khapitan you're missing the the biggest conspiracy ever: the bumblebee hoax.
Scientists proved that bumblebees could not fly, but the Illuminati kept showing people pictures of bumblebees in flight, even releasing fake bumblebees that looked like they could fly, and now the whole world is convinced that bumblebees can actually fly.
The “No” camp complainedsystemd is not well-aligned with Unix philosophies, reflects the rise of a “do-ocracy” whereby effort trumps quality and steers Debian in the direction of the desktop. That the “do-ocrats” largely come from the ranks of Gnome developers, rather than
Didn't the author's effort trump quality in this paragraph?
...oh, I see what you did there.
Yes, we now have to wait for projector screens to descend and ascend gracefully rather than flying at falcon-like speed at the tug of a cord.
Isn't that what a marriage is?
>As a result they may interact a bit differently from your average refuse collector or marketing executive.
I see what you did there, you juxtaposed refuse collector with refuse producer. How clever.
""A more pressing concern is that not voting is a valid choice. I didn't have any acceptable choices for MP at the last general election, so I didn't cast a vote for any of the candidates."
I don't see that as a valid reason for objecting to compulsory voting (although there are other valid reasons) since a ballot can be spoiled, thus venting your spleen or alternatively, part of a change to compulsory voting would be add a "None of the above" choice on the ballot which is counted, totalled and announced as part of the results."
And if we have compulsory voting with voting machines or voting over the Internet, then is there scope for spoiling one's "ballot paper"?
> >A more pressing concern is that not voting is a valid choice. I didn't have any acceptable choices for MP at the last general election, so I didn't cast a vote for any of the candidates.
> Yeah, but then a consequence of compulsory voting might be that there would then be a candidate you could vote for.
Does such a miraculous materialisation of an acceptable candidate happen in places where compulsory voting is already practiced?
How does this make any difference to a system where a small party clique gets to decide on a party's candidate and if it's a safe seat then that handful of people has effectively dictated who will be the MP for that constituency? Or even worse, the local party clique doesn't even get a look-in when (Labour) head office imposes a candidate on the constituency.
20 years ago nuclear fusion was 10 years away.
10 years ago nuclear fusion was 10 years away.
This year nuclear fusion is 10 years away.
10 years from now?
Alternatively, ladies can also carry their iPhone like a handbag.
7. Store nuclear waste on the far side...
They're well clear of Tornado Alley down there. Only some hurricanes to worry about...
air/train/car/jet pack/miniature submarine/etc
Warehouse Picker combines hands-free working with visualisation and voice recognition for data entry
working for TaskRabbot, which allows people to outsource work to people who live nearby.
I think you'll find that TaskRabbot is the one which allows people to outsource work to robots that live nearby,
Are you taking the pi££$?
What gets me is that at a public University, taxpayers pay the author salaries for the papers produced. Then if John Q. wants one of these papers he paid for, he must pay again. And the cost is not for printing, etc.
I also helped pay for dozens of tanks, missiles, etc but does the government let me play with any of those toys? Does it hell!
Be careful, you only live twice. So watch out for the chap in Little Nellie.
which is why I object to the term "coder" other than for people translating questionnaire results and the like for data entry