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Why did I read that as...
... "Two Faced"?!
"the crew of the International Space Station, famously...
"...must drink their own recycled urine"
Right, because on Earth all urine is neatly stored away and never re-enters the water cycle to be drunk again...
Orange Alert! Orange Alert!
(Large white weather balloon bounces across the interwebs...)
Now all they need to invent...
... is the Cobra Mark III and a Mining Laser.
Right on, Commander!
"The story does rather give the lie to concerns that...
"...active mobile phones are a threat to flight safety..."
But they may be a threat to the safety of the dickhead with the loud voice and the exceptionally irritating ring-tone...
But it's Paedos and Criminals and Terrorists,oh my!
How can anyone argue with that...?!
... including China and Saudi Arabia...
... and the United Kingdom if certain Home Secretaries and Intelligence Services get their way...
Isn't it fortunate...
... that the only governments who want to use this sort of technology are repressive, dictatorial regimes who have no respect for personal liberties or democratic principles and operate on the basis of "presumed guilty".
We'd never see British Governments trying to introduce anything like that here, would we...???
Re: No Good Anyway
And what have the Romans ever done for us...?
Someone forgot to say...
... "Nar nar, ne nar nar!!!!"
"unless consumers choose to let them see it"
Which just means that there will probably be "By signing up to this or by joining that or by reading the other you automatically consent to allow us to read your meter data unless you jump through lots of hoops to decline" clauses turning up everywhere...
Re: 'Teens'? WTF This ain't the 51st State yet...
@dotdavid: Probably most of them haven't heard James D Nicol's famous quote about the purity of the English language...
@not_equal_to_null and Dave126
I think your sarcasm detectors are faulty. Please fix them.
Re: I can beat that
Even better, at the boat show in Bristol back in (IIRC) the 1980s, there was a little one-man, outboard motor powered catamaran which was advertised with "As seen in the latest James Bond Movie!"
Well, yes, it could be seen in the background if you didn't blink at the wrong moment and were looking in right direction, but the implication was that you'd see Bond riding around on one, which certainly wasn't the case.
Re: I see the first post has been deleted...
Really? I was thinking Hugo Drax...
Great, more hypocrisy...
... Sky claiming a "public interest" defence sounds like them saying "It's ok to break one law if it upholds a different law"!
Err, no, Sky, that's not how it works. Perhaps you need to hire some lawyers to tell you what is legal *before* you do it, rather than trying to defend what you've done *after* the event.
Re: Singapore has banned gum
You'd prefer something like Seattle's Gum Wall?
Re: Best ever?
I agree with mike2R. I'm a big B5 fan, but Game of Thrones takes the whole on-going story arc to a new level with deep plotting and excellent acting combined with absolutely stunning visuals.
This is definitely a series on the "Don't Miss!" list.
Re: Reliability ??
@Doug 14 - I agree. I've been looking at the idea of getting an SSD for my C drive, but I talked to a local shop who have currently stopped selling them as they've had about a 50% failure rate and they're getting pi$$ed off with having to deal with so many returns and upset customers!
Re: No central database - just lots of little ones
Remember the actual quote was: "There are no plans for any big government database"
Not "We will not create a big government database" but only "there are no plans (yet) for a big government database"...
Re: "Theresa May, writing in The Sun"
"I want to see paedos and terrorists and criminals arrested and I think this is the way to do it" says Temptress Theresa on Page Three of your Soaraway Sun...
Unfortunately, whilst most Page Three stunners might have an excuse for not understanding the subject, you'd expect the Home Secretary to have at least been briefed by someone who *does* comprehend the fact that this sort of mass data troughing will create more problems than it solves whilst the people they're trying to catch switch to communication methods that are much more difficult to trace.
True, but remember that this is also obviously Against God's WIll and Unnatural and a Perversion of the Natural Order of Things since clearly had God meant Chimps to talk he would have given them vocal cords!
Re: Did he have to go?
It's probable that there is a lot of politicking going on in the background that we aren't privy to and this is just the result of someone's power play.
Re: Highlander 2
Highlander 2 did have *one* redeeming feature. After McCleod had killed one immortal and the Quickening was doing its electrical stuff, for a couple of seconds it suddenly reared up like an enormous beast which was actually pretty good. Unfortunately it only lasted a couple of seconds, so the weight of the rest of the crap in the film buried it.
As it is, although I was tempted to vote for Highlander 2, I had to go for the abomination that was the Hitch Hikers Guide film because it promised so much, but absolutely failed to deliver and, even worse, spoiled my memories of the excellent radio series.
Re: About bliddy time
"As long as they've designed the system so only healthcare pro's can rummage around in the data, fine."
Except that we all know that that is *not* going to be the case. Someone's going to have made a cockup or leave a password on a piece of paper or feel like having a snoop at someone else's medical records when they're not supposed to (and then perhaps sell that to the tabloids).
If you suffer from something that's life-critical, carry an Alert Bracelet or wear an SOS Talisman or some other such thing to let people know if you're unconscious, anything else can wait until your records (and *only* your records) are accessed as per usual.
I'm surprised that...
... the words "Nah nah, ne nah nar!!" didn't appear in this article...
... there's also the fact (a "known issue") that Barclays Visa Debit "wave and pay" cards won't work with certain types of mobile payment terminal.
I found this out last October when I took a payment which appeared to go through successfully, but I didn't notice until later that the Merchant Copy of the payment slip said "Declined" instead of "Pin Verified" meaning I lost £28 (fortunately it wasn't more!)
Now I have to put through payments with these cards as "Cardholder not Present" as it's the only way to get them to work properly.
Re: Wearing memory? pft...
Please, S.G. be content to have forgotten the abysmal mess that was the movie of Johnny Mnemonic and stick to the original brilliant William Gibson short story!
(Icon the nearest thing to mirror shades...)
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...
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