Re: I get granules about that size in my gravy
Oh aye? Is that what the kids are calling them these days?
568 posts • joined 8 Jan 2013
Oh aye? Is that what the kids are calling them these days?
...for probably being the only article written in any news publication today that correctly uses the word 'literally';
"we've just about literally only scratched the service of the worldlet on which it rests
It's so nice to read material written by a literate journalist!
"scratched the service" sounds like an unfortunate, crockery-themed mishap.
Hope it wasn't the good China plates!
That's still pretty impressive for a granule.
I fear we will see a gradual but steady increase in this type of intrusive pish over the coming years.
Not boring to me but yes, it does indeed seem to be this option.
"Close cousin to the earth and our son."
Bugger - means I can't watch it at work.
I like it - in fact I even like saying it!
It would make a good name for a baddie:
"No, his wee brother, Furikake."
"Bollox, we're doomed!"
Around my neck of the Caledonian woods, it equates to roughly the same amount as a bit and I can at least confirm that it is substantially more than a smidgeon, as in:
"She skelped him aroon' the heid wi' a dod ae wid and he's been doolally ever since!"
"Are you sure that soup is enough?"
"Aye, but gie's a dod ae breed wi' it."
Shuddup, big nose!
Well, that's hardly surprising; it's a cracker and you're not made of stone.
Does that also mean Charon and Hydra get to be maracas? (Not sure about Styx and the rest of the gang though.)
Looks to me like a Death Star that's been at the bottom of a lake for a few millennia.
That's no lake!
No need to apologise. I think your post is a little Ray of Light and it looks like you got right Into The Groove.
You just gave me a Flashback.
Or four ponies.
(Sometimes referred to as a donkey-shop quartet.)
Hmm... is this an error or a tautology? (anyone who isn't already aware of what a quid is probably also won't know that it does not directly map to a buck)
Either way I prefer the equally erroneous euphemism for six quid, unwell octopus.
the music player, was just updated under me. It now has controls you'd have to have electron microscope eyeballs to find, let alone use and defaults to a splash screen trying to trick me into trying a "free" trial of their "radio" service instead of using an ounce of user-friendliness and taking me to the 80+ gigs of music I have in my library. Now, to play an album I have to wake up the app, fight my way free of the iTunes store and its free trial bullshirt, locate the album, then swipe upward to try and get the iPad control panel to appear - and sometimes the gesture doesn't work properly so several attempts must be made.
I've been hesitating to update iOS for a number of reasons and you've just given me another one.
Thanks for the heads up - the extant version of the music player is perhaps the least frustrating app I use regularly.
I already know he knows but did you or the other curious minds know I know he knows?
Everyone knows how to deal with these nocturnal blodsuckers these days:
Or perhaps garlic bread as a starter...
But how many terras can dance on the head of that pin?
Just because that's true doesn't mean our probes are NOT under alien attack.
Mike: Maybe you shouldn't have poured all of that washing-up liquid into it.
Vyvyan: It says here "ensure machine is clean and free from dust"!
Mike: Yeah, but it don't say "ensure machine is full of washing-up liquid"!
Vyvyan: Yeah, but it doesn't say "ensure machine isn't full of washing-up liquid"!
Mike: Well, it wouldn't would it? I mean, it doesn't say "ensure you don't chop up your video machine with an axe, put all the bits in a plastic bag and bung them down the lavatory!"
Vyvyan: Doesn't it? Well maybe that's where we're going wrong!
I recall that the original PC turbo buttons would change the CPU clock speed (and thus FSB speed) back down to 4.77MHz so games that were hard-coded with delay loops for original IBM PC speeds would run at the intended speed.
Wikipedia remembers it the same way you do:
The name itself is an intentional misnomer, as the button doesn't boost the speed; engaging it slows the system down to a state compatible with original 8088 chips.
If it's a cube with 10 centimetres-long edges, then it's volume is 1000cm3.
Which is about 1.7362 Bulgarian airbags.
What's that in Great Uncle Bulgarian Airbags?
Love that track.
PSB aren't too shabby live either.
... south of the North Yorkshire moors.
But what about north of the South Yorkshire moors?
Ah, that would be Highland region, with only nine hielanders per skwer kilometer.
"doesn't solve the problem of how life first evolved"
Nor does it claim to.
"Life almost certainly evolved on earth."
Indeed it did but that doesn't require that it also began here.
FWIW, I tend to agree with you that I think life probably began here without the involvement of panspermia. However, I don't have very much to base that on, other than "seems right" and certainly cannot rule out the possibility that we originated somewhere else.
Couldn't mark her neck with a blow torch.
... that I've been reading El Reg for too long when I can guess the author just from the headline?
Nevermind, beer-o-clock approaches anon.....
Indeed, it does seem rather silly of them, bordering on implausible.
In fact, I find myself swithering towards the same conclusion as the "unwashed, malcontented, probable anarchists," insofar as the whole story has bit of a whiff of pish about it.
Better or worse noise than dogs foxxing?
Audio and MIDI support on Android has been lagging behind iOS until recently, partly due to latency issues IIRC.
Well, yeah, man, you see, like, all the tanks we come up against are bigger and better than ours, so all we can hope to do is, like, scare 'em away, y'know. This gun is an ordinary 76mm but we add this piece of pipe onto it, and the Krauts think, like, maybe it's a 90mm. We got our own ammunition, it's filled with paint. When we fire it, it makes... pretty pictures. Scares the hell outta people! We have a loudspeaker here, and when we go into battle we play music, very loud. It kind of... calms us down.
Faster than a speeding hedgehog but not quite as fast as a speeding Jesus-lizard.
I have been helping maintain a VB / Classic ASP based intranet for the last year and a half and have to concur.
On the bright side, I finish up a week on Tuesday.
On the not so bright side, where I'm going almost everything will be done in .NET MVC.
Still, could be worse....
You have inspired me to attempt to crowbar the phrase
faster than a speeding hedgehog
into a work conversation today.
I hadn't noticed that.
Obviously because it isn't effecting me.
Now, what exactly didn't I say?
My apologies, I took your post as implying that this is not something we should be concerning ourselves with.
Have a virtu-ale. ---------------------------------------------------------------------->
capable of transporting 15 tonnes of cargo into space. It is the use of SABRE's combined air-breathing and rocket cycles that enables a vehicle that can take off from a runway, fly direct to earth orbit and return for a runway landing, just like an aircraft.
Yes. Both from The Player of Games.
Depending upon the outcome of the current investigation, they might add a third from the same book, named after the Clipper Screw Loose.