4740 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007
@send them to Australia
Right, because that worked so well with the Cane Toad...
... LostMoney.com (sorry, wasn't that lastminute?)
"many of the allegations" levelled at Patel were "unfounded".
That's "many", not "all".
So I hope that if this goes ahead, *all* of the allegations will be investigated to see if this guy is "fit to be a captain".
Well either he sub-contracted the job or it's all just scenery...
"What we would like from advertisers is money, as such, all your data, search queries, location information and anything else we can mine from what you do with any Google products online is fair game for us to sell to them.
"Your privacy? Oh, you give that up when you use our services."
"Space Race Blastoff"
Good grief, that sounds so 1970's!
But think of the opportunities for targetted ads for burglar alarms, security lights, private guards...!
Here we go again...
... let's stop getting into the "Tis!" "Tisn't!" "Tis so!!" arguments and just do our best to use *ALL* our energy in a more efficient manner, that way we stop chucking out CO2 (and other pollutants) *and* extend the availability of fossil fuels whilst we put serious money into alternative methods of energy generation.
This is the future, get used to it...
Given half a chance, Google are going to be linking *all* those e-mail addresses and all the e-mails and everything that you do with them together.
Kiss goodbye to your privacy.
Re: what we need to do is attach engines to the EARTH
Hmm, sounds like a Feersum Endjinn to me.
(Personally I'd prefer a GSV!)
Re: A dangerous science...
And making a sharper carving knife also makes a better dagger...
Re: Dinosaurs are still around
They're just very good at hiding behind the furniture.
If that was supposed to be irony, I suggest you take some lessone from The BigYin...
"Why isn't there a "do not track" checkbox on my profile settings page?"
Because it should be an opt-in "please do track me, but only if I say so" checkbox.
Typical managerial incompetence...
... How could something like this go ahead without someone saying "Ok, we've got X many Officers in this area, so we need X BlackBerrys"??
... is still in short supply in many places in the world either due to lack of treatment plants or because of wars, natural disasters etc
If this technology pans out and provides a reasonable flow of water it could save a lot of lives and hardship.
'Outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means'.
—United Nations, Outer Space Treaty Article 2
The US signed and ratified this in 1967, but it seems that Newt doesn't consider it to apply to him.
"All your Moonbase are belong to us!"
No, we're Airstrip One...
@Andrew Orlowski Should Not Be Allowed To Write Articles Unless He ALLOWS COMMENTS
If I could update your posting name I would!
... of the old Topic advert "What has a hazlenut in every bite?"
To which, at school, we'd respond "Squirrel shit!"
"Its an email"
So is spam...
.... in his secret underground lair, Mad Professor von Krankenbrain is preparing his Atomic X-Ray Laser intending to hold the world to ransom!
Will our heroes be able to stop his villainous masterplan before millions die...?
Tune in for the next exciting episode!
“certain trusted partners”
ie those who we trust to pay us for giving them your mobile number...
... Magnolia does have its place, especially when most of the interior rooms in the house you've just bought were painted Terracotta!!!
Re: "Get a life"
What, you mean become a mindless drone assimilated into the mass collectivised culture rather than trying to be an individual?
Hmm, that's an interesting thought, I wonder where I've heard it before...?
"beating televised confessions out of people"
No, the West prefers to do that in private in Guantanamo Bay or by shipping (sorry "Rendering") people off to countries who don't have problems with torturing suspects to extract confessions from them because we don't want to get our hands dirty...
Re: "a politician is trying to hang someone
" (an innocent man at that) to boost his* campaign....."
Still, at least nothing like that would happen in a civilised country like America...
Except that, as that article points out, you have to go into the settings to make the change permanent instead of just having to select it once and that's it.
"I never was a big fan of jury trials."
Really? So you prefer, instead, a kangaroo court or lynch mob where the defendant *may* get a chance to protest their innocence before they're "given a fair trial and then hanged"?
So you're in favour of scrapping the concept of Presumption of Innocence and instead going for a system of Guilt by Association??
How do you get down from a duck...?
... Why are you up on a duck in the first place?!
... in linguini?
... to everyone who resisted the temptation to downvote me for the terrible grocers' apostrophe in that comment!
And I always thought the American definition of an Honest Politician was "one who stay's bought"...
This just goes to show...
... the sheer futility of expecting content hosting services to screen uploads for copyright violation before they're put online.
Of course that won't stop the MPAA/ RIAA bought and paid for politicians from trying to push this nonsense...
WTF is "gay marriage"?
[I forget where I saw this quote, but it runs something like...]
"I don't want "gay marriage" any more than I want gay people to wake up in their gay bed, have gay breakfast and drive their gay car to their gay work. I just want everyone to be able to wake up in bed, have breakfast and drive to work and, if they fall in love, to get married."
... should be more careful...!!
ITYM it was unexpectedly swallowed by a small dog...
Yeah, but imagine the Zombie marathon! We'd still be waiting for them to finish by the 2016 games!
(Troll Icon because there's no Zombie one...)
... the media companies could just sell the product at a *reasonable* price in the first place such that a second hand market wouldn't be necessary as it would be just as cheap to buy an original.
(Yes, I know, it's a silly suggestion...)
"Why such a backwards system of treating women is allowed in this day and age is beyond me"
Usually such things persist due to lack of education where tradition ("well, that's we the way we've always done it!") trumps the law, especially where the "elders" make the decisions.
Such things can and do change, but it can take a couple of generations for it to happen.
Sure, we can then go back to squandering finite resources at our usual profligate rate instead of considering how we might use energy more efficiently which will have long-term benefits for everyone...
"Please feel free to backup your statement with some actual documentation that it is *not* illegal"
Perhaps you've never heard of the expression "Presumed Innocent Unless Proven Guilty"...
"extremely destructive and morally atrocious"? "large scale wrongs"? "Huge economic harm"?? "wreckers"?! "destroy industries"?!?!
Good grief, man, try stretching *your* brain around the concept of "sense of proportion"!
Yes, I "concede" that, "in the UK there would be a case were a civil suit filed against this person", so why do those who consider themselves wronged not avail themselves of UK law and *bring* that suit here instead of using a law designed to deal with *terrorist* suspects to try to extradite him to the US to bring *criminal* charges against him?
Your ludicrous hyperbole suggest you have no idea or what "justice" actually means, or you're just some sort of shill for the MPAA/ RIAA et al.
Yes, but imagine what would happen if you show those DVDs to more than a few people or on an oil rig or in a prison or any of the other places where you're not allowed to play them!
Just because something might be a criminal offence in the US does not make it a criminal offence anywhere else in the world. What happened in this case, in this country, was, at best, a breach of civil law and is thus *not* a justification for extradition.
... give the patient a kick, if they don't say "Ow", print up a message saying "He's dead, Jim!"
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... you're a blue facebook...