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Re: Oh yes, Hollywood...
You mean I *can't* trigger a Global Thermonuclear War from my bedroom?
Aw damn... :-(
"has anyone argued the actual merits of his statement?"
Oh fuck that!
Re: The scanners are useless
Time to repost the clip of Adam Savage from Mythbusters who went through the security scanners with two twelve inch industrial razor blades in his pocket...
Which Magazine: "Don't pay for debt advice - use free alternatives"
These so-called "Debt management" companies are not in business for the benefit of people in debt, they're out to make money from people who believe their hype.
They are notorious for front-loading fees, taking a cut of any money you pay off themselves and offering commission for referrals to get their hooks into more people.
To quote Which Magazine: "Debt management companies negotiate with consumers’ creditors on their behalf, but offer poor value for money. Fee-charging debt management firms generally target people who are in serious financial trouble."
Why don't they just...
... offer the TSA an alternative to having Bruce Schneier testify?
I know a good supplier of latex gloves...
I find it ironic that...
... the Pro-Mao web site is called "Utopia" which means "No Place"
Re: Same goes for dinosaurs
"They are just really good at hiding behind hills."
ITYM "the furniture". Right Bob?
Re: Oh, the irony
Please try to comprehend the fundamental difference between Fission and Fusion, thank you.
Rapidshare...? So what...
... given that they seem to be attempting to drive themselves out of business by making their "service" incomprehensibly complicated to use.
(It's still a stupid ruling, though)
Is there a smiley for...
... hoist by your own petard?
... although I understand the reason for restricting the "letter crunching" ability, how would it cope with a crossword clue I remember from many years ago which was simply:
Scroll down for the answer...
The answer was "Centre of gravity"! :-)
ITYM "Highlander II - The Sickening"!
I saw it on pirate video and thank the gods I did because it saved me having to queue up for my money back!
Alternatively, the Hitch-Hiker's Guide Film: This film is bad. Really Bad. I mean you just won't believe how hugely, mind-bogglying bad this film was. You may have thought the Highlander II or Waterworld were bad, but that's just peanuts to this film. Listen...
A film that takes Douglas Adams wonderful wordplay and either sets up the joke but then forgets to do the punchline or does the punchline without the setup meaning it falls totally flat. And as for the ludicrous Hollywood Meddling "Arthur and Trillian fall in love" sub plot? Belgium, man! Total swutting belgium!!
Re: Don't mention the Olympics
They should hire John Cleese...
"Don't mention the Olympics! I did once, but I think I got away with it..."
Re: Which is the more disturbing thought?
There once were two ladies from Birmingham,
Shall we speak of the scandal concerning 'em?
They're both in the dock
For raising the frock
Of the Clergyman who was confirming 'em!
You could have put the full stop...
... after the word "Important" in that headline...
"This is how science works."...
... a fact that seems to elude most media outlets...
"the more electricity we use, the more calories we'll burn"
Damn, I want to play Angry Birds, but my phone's out of charge, someone get me a burger now!
As all the dealers say...
... the first sample is free...
Re: Just as well I don't use Online Banking
Yes, and keeping your cash under your mattress is so much safer too...
Re: Obviously not a refueling spaceship
And, to the best of my knowledge, Disaster Area aren't playing in this solar system...
Re: Galaxies have...
No they don't necessarily...
See this article about the work of a friend of mine who has turned his work in the Galaxy Zoo project into a PhD: http://aliceingalaxyland.blogspot.com/2011/01/doctor-proctor-and-irregular-galaxies.html
Let me give you another example of why smart meters are not a good idea:
At the moment there are a plethora of supply tarrifs, each company has dozens, online, offline, with standing charges or without, dual fuel or electricity and gas separate, fixed price, capped price, different charges for up to X KWh and then over and so on and so on and even with comparison sites it's a bugger of a job finding if you're getting a competitive rate or being ripped off.
Not only that, if you sign up for a tarriff and want to change you may get charged an "exit penalty" or, if the price drops, there have been cases where the company has charged people the higher rate for the *whole* period instead of when the price changed.
So do you think that smart meters are going to make the situation better? Well the answer is "far from it". What's more likely to happen now is that your consumption data is going be used to create an "individually tailored" charging package just for you which is going to make comparison between companies virtually impossible unless you're willing to sit down with a spreadsheet and calculate your exact usage hour by hour, day by day.
Who benefits from this? Not you, sunshine...
But is there one...
... on how to Sanitise a Telephone?
(All aboard the B-Ark...)
Let's have the Dangerous Television Programmes Act!
Since we now have the Dangerous Pictures and Dangerous Drawings Acts based on the idea that looking at that sort of thing will "Make You Do Bad Things[tm]", I think it's time that we started a petition to ban Soap Operas since it's clearly been shown that they are a greater danger to society!
... here's a quote I heard a few weeks ago:
"Jesus promised to rid the world of wicked people.
"Odin promised to rid the word of Ice Giants.
"I don't see any Ice Giants around, do you?"
Danger, incoming lawsuit!!
Didn't I see something similar...
... in Predator?
"bad neighbors and spoil other people's cities..."
Just as long as there's an option to breed a giant monster and set it stomping through your neighbour's city!
(And a way of stopping them doing that to mine...)
Re: Piss was used to make gunpowder...
It goes back much further than that: Urine has been used in leather tanning since time immemorial and the Romans collected it to distill for the ammonia to use in their laundries.
I thought one of the ideas behind patents...
... was that they should be "non-obvious".
Responsible parents wanting to be able to block their kids from buying cigs and booze seems pretty bloody obvious to me!
77 music CDs in one second
The sound you hear is the RIAA and the BPI expiring from apoplexy!
Re: Re:Oh, how I laughed!
Ah, once again the Matt Bryant movable goalposts are back out of storage, not to mention irrelevant personal attacks.
No, Matt, I don't subscribe to conspiracy theories and trying to denigrate my arguments like that just shows the paucity of yours.
The fact is that when one side in an argument can (like you repeatedly try to do) move the goalposts and change the argument to irrelevancies instead of dealing with the actual issue that we should have had a discussion into *all* the options available *before* any referendum was ever held, we were given a false choice and straw man arguments (another one was the claim that AV was somehow not "one person one vote") then it's not a case of "an electorate usually gets the politicans it deserves. You reap what you sow", but those who follow the Golden Rule ("He who has the gold makes the rules") decide what we reap from what they sow.
Once again I'll let you get the last word because there's no point in trying to have a sensible discussion with you.
Re: If he's a fan of HHGTTG....
Share and Enjoy!
... of the Matt cartoon from a few months back showing a penguin at the Leveson enquiry complaining about how whether he was feeding, mating, caring for his young, there was David Attenborough and a film crew watching everything...
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