12 posts • joined Tuesday 19th February 2013 15:19 GMT
Why is nobody talking about accountants?
The big four accountancy firms (KPMG, E&Y, PWC and the other one) supply the Treasury with experts to draft tax laws. The same firms make a big pile of cash advising everyone else how to use the loopholes they helped create. /This/ is the root of the problem, though HMRC and the National Audit Office do their bit too.
Re: It ain't gonna work in the UK...
Too true. UPS in the UK appear to shut down completely on weekends. If they try to deliver on Friday and you don't get home to the slip of paper by 5pm it's too late to reschedule Monday's delivery. Even though you can manage the whole process online, you can only do so on Monday to Friday, 9 to 5.
"Who is communicating with whom?"
I don't know. Who's on first?
Razors too expensive?
Grow a beard.
Re: "Social presence is particularly important in human-robot interactions..."
Indeed. If we don't nip this in the bud they'll be building robots with Genuine People Personality. *shudder*
"The hull has been breached and the science is leaking out!"
Space Pirate icon because there isn't one with zombies.
Re: Pulp fiction?
Upvoted because you brought a touch of class to the conversation.
I think the request for an older couple "past child-bearing age" is to prevent the usual consequence of a fertile couple shagging like rabbits.
On the other hand, being the first people to create extra-terrestrial life would be quite an achievement. It's certainly something to tell the grandkids!
Drawing is a bit advanced, can I use it for colouring in?
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