4741 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007
Trip of a lifetime...?
$102,000 and it's Beer o'Clock...!
... which country is he going to be tried in...?!
Ah, but you've got to remember that in the US you can vote for the Right Wing Party or the *REALLY* Right Wing Party, so anyone who even slightly drifts towards the centre is, by some weird sort of fuzzy logic, at least a Socialist if not an out and out Left Wing Pinko Commie!
Sigh, I didn't say "you can't complain unless you can do better yourself". Read Mike JVX's post, he got the point I was making.
No, I'm saying if you think you can do better, why don't you.
Fine, if you can do better, write a script and send it in to the BBC.
(Better put it through a spell checker first, though...)
.... And Don't Blink!
I have to wonder whether the author of this article also bitches that nobody's writing stories like those from the Golden Age of SF between the 1930s and the 1950s any more.
Well, oddly, Doctor Who, like all other Sci-Fi, grows and changes according to the times it's in. So much SF is a reflection of the social conditions in which it is written (compare the Cyberpunk of the 1980s with Banks' Culture stories for example)
Each Doctor is different, to expect them to all be the same would be to put the series into a strait-jacket churning out the same old stuff over and over again which would be tedious beyond belief.
Instead we have developing characters and story arcs (including the wonderful "backwards arc" of River Song) and still the Silence one continues. If that's not your thing, please feel free to go back to the three R's of Rockets, Rayguns and Robots, but let those of us who appreciate a bit more subtlety on their SF enjoy what is a great series *now*.
"New human-brain chip can be adjusted for cannabis effect"
And I thought that this would be about Wireheading from Larry Niven's Known Space books...!
Yep, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. (It was called Fan Dance, although probably not in reference to Sally Rand's classic act! ;-) )
The advert is discriminatory...
... to goats because none of them were offered the position!
I'll just trit-trot along now...
"how could they tell this one wasn't from the real BofA?"
Because it *was* a pretty accurate summary of the aims of every big bank!
"game that allows players to engage in gratuitous acts of violence against attention seeking Members of Parliament."
Now there's an idea...!
... I've not been exposed this horrendous and terrible onslaught which has affected so many people...
The photoshopped porn?
No, Justin Bieber!
How *dare* people think that they have a democratic right to express an opinion? Don't the Proles know that they should keep their mouths shut and enjoy the Bread and Circuses of I'm Strictly an X-Factor Celebrity...
"The children were placed in the care of social services...
"...and earned Fleischmann a charge on child cruelty"
Erm, that might have been phrased better!!
... they can use all that money to provide a *RELIABLE* service!
The thing is, according to a friend who works in the Middle East, people there *do* drive like maniacs at high speeds with no seat-belts etc.
If you try to point out how dangerous this is they just shrug and say "Insh'Allah" (if God wills it), ie they believe that if it is Allah's will that they have a fatal crash, nothing they do can influence it anyway...!
I hope we're not talking the Stick and Bucket Dance here...!!!
As someone once said...
... Religion was originally mankind's attempt to communicate with the weather!
"Scans like this are a pre-emptive measure"
No, they're just another part of the ridiculous "we have to be seen to be doing something" Security Theatre.
See, for instance, this video clip of Adam Savage from Mythbusters who went through one of these scanners, got off the flight at the other end and then realised he was carrying two twelve inch industrial razor blades on his person..! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3yaqq9Jjb4
Like so many idiots...
... Khomenei didn't actually bother reading the book before condemning it.
Rather like a lot of commentards on this thread...
"hybrid movie, [...] that arguably only worked once for Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
Here's Gene Kelly dancing with Jerry Mouse in Anchors Aweigh back in 1944: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJzYKm1_Bvo&feature=related
Re: "lies and misinformation about politicians"
It does, of course, also allow people the opportunity to check such stories, unfortunately those who are inclined to believe those stories will accept them without bothering to try to verify them anyway..
"All you would need to do is rip out the plastic lining and put the paper outer-casing in the bin or on the compost heap"
Did you not notice that bit or were you already composing your "Meh, it won't work!" response by the time you were half way down the article?
... your head in a pig! ;-)
... AKA the Independent Police Cover-up Commission...
There's this bloke called Mike Brown...
... he's got a flash PC and lots of other goodies in his house. I think he's a crook.
Why don't you give his place a spin and see what you can turn up...
Ah, so they're *friendly* radioactive isotopes...!
Sure, pretty limited radioactive fallouts.
But the fall out from terrorist revenge attacks and suicide bombers...???
And what if...
... you like to sleep on your front...?
The hidden message is an obvious reference to the Dexter television series
Not "Dexter's Lab"?
All this just goes to prove the old adage...
... that people get the leadership they deserve.
I think I'll wait...
... for Firefox 10 which, by my reckoning, should be out next week...
... that several prominent rock musicians (eg Ozzy Osborne to name just one) thought that This is Spinal Tap was real because they had had events like getting lost backstage actually happen to them!
"All operators"? Or all *Apple Approved* operators? And don't forget that you will need to get the operators to *agree* to let you switch...
... better get themselves a good patent lawyer...!
"The craft is insured for 1.2 billion roubles (£24.7m)"
I agree with ratfox, this sounds suspiciously like an insurance job...! ;-)
"The unfortunate lass lost control of her car in the treacherous conditions"
"Unfortunate"? Or was is that she lost control because she was driving *too fast* for the "treacherous conditions"?
The recent tragedy on the M5 shows the dangers of driving too close together and too fast for the conditions, yet still idiots do that and then consider themselves "unfortunate" when they get involved in accidents.
A classic old game which El Reg should do a retrospective of :-)
... household chemicals have warnings printed on them, so do cars "Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear", plus you have to take a driving test but not a firearms test, hot tubs have warnings and thermostats...
Oh you'll never get to heaven...
... in a molecular car.
'Cos a molecular car,
Won't go that far!
Ah yes, "The Good, The Bad and the Lemmings", "How Much is that Lemming in the Window" and, of course the classic "Oh Little Town of Bethle-lem"! :-)
@Driving is a shared responsibility
And car drivers etc need to actually *LOOK* properly before making a manoeuvre rather than thinking "ok, I can't see another car, it must be safe".
"Sorry, Mate, I Didn't See You" just means that the driver didn't look properly in the first place.
... don't save lives so much as good observation and proper riding plans do, they just piss off other people *after* you've gone past because they'll be hearing you for the next mile.
The only problem I see with electric drive is that makes it harder to judge your speed "by ear" simply by knowing what note your engine makes in which gear.
Oh and as for "88 mph that will get you little cred from the local two-wheeled community" that's bollocks, as long as you can flick it through the twisties, that's what matters!
it's written into law...
... that the burden of proof is on the bank, not the customer.
Right, and that's guaranteed to stop banks from trying to fob customers off with "It's your fault, we're not paying out" claims...!
Da da dum...
... Da da dah dum!
(I actually had the Captain Scarlet uniform when I was *very* young!)
... the League of Cattle Mutilators...
(Hmm, no Illuminati icon, the Alien one will have to do ;-) )
Don't the Vatican...
... have a Patent on the God Particle...?
"It is a mechanism for...
"...making it look as if we give a damn what the public wants and let's them think that by signing a petition something will actually change."
There, fixed it for you.
Seriously, though, if you want to at least have a chance of anyone paying any attention to you, write to or e-mail your MP via http://www.theyworkforyou.com
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