I have a mouse...
... called Algernon here who wants a word with you...
5395 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007
... called Algernon here who wants a word with you...
Oh, so not the "Adult Version of Tiswas" that Chris Tarrant and Lenny Henry did, then...?
@asdf - I suggest you look up the term. "Bunfight" has nothing to do with "Bumfight" and, in fact, pre-dates it by a long time.
Whilst it can mean an official (but completely unimportant) event which requires people to dress up in their best finery, it also is used to mean an argument or dispute which is "a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing at all".
... what happens to my business?
As I've posted in the past, I run a legltimate, legal and successful business making affordable leather products for the (ahem!) discerning adult ;-)
I already have my site signed up to Net Nanny, Cybersitter, Surf Watch etc so that *responsible* parents can install appropriate blocking software and stop their children accessing it.
But if this stupid proposal comes into force, I'm probably going to find my business on the blacklist meaning that anyone who wants to be a customer has to ask permission from Nanny first which is not going to be good for trade.
What next? Having to opt-in to being able to visit Ann Summers shop on the high street...??
As I've just posted in another El Reg forum, they did.
It was eventually revoked, but by that time there were other services accessible.
... when it was decided that access to the 0898 "naughty phone lines" should be made opt-in rather than opt-out.
Unsurprisingly, very few people were willing to call up their phone provider and say "Please let me access the smutty message services", meaning that perfectly legal and legitimate businesses suddenly had a massive drop in their income.
Eventually, of course, this decision was reversed, but it just goes to show how stupid the "Won't Someone Think of the Children!" mentality can be.
I once posted on a forum about the Sci-Fi author Philip K Dick.
His name was (I kid you not) rendered by the forum software as "Philip K masculine area"!!!
You beat me to it!
I know several bikers who, when it comes to licence renewal, have claimed that theirs is "lost" because if they send them back to the DVLA they have a habit of sending new ones *without* the details of said bikers having passed their test and being told they're going to have to re-take it otherwise they'll be riding illegally!
In this post, Graham agrees with Big Boomer saying "Yes, you have a point there."
Yes, you have a point there.
Coming up, Graham also thinks that many "documentaries" that last for an hour, could be shown in 30 minutes if they cut out all the padding.
Many "documentaries" that last for an hour, could be shown in 30 minutes if they cut out all the padding.
Wow! Can I get a job in TV?
"... to receive documents about parliamentary business on the fondleslabs rather than have that information printed out on paper."
And then they'll dump loads of stuff out to printer anyway, because that's what they're used to...
"Would we then consider sending probes to the funny little wet blue planet in the inner solar system?"
We did, but we decided the inhabitants were too boring to bother with (apart from some of our Teasers)...
But, at present, no large black monoliths have been found...
I run a stall at a market once a month and occasionally I get American customers who haven't bothered to sign their cards because they're so used to handing over their driving licence as proof of ID when they use the card.
In any case, if I have to use the manual backup eg because my GPRS terminal won't connect, I phone for authorisation on any transaction which is above my "floor limit" (amount which my card processing company sets). This doesn't guarantee payment, but at least it means that, at the time of the call, the card hasn't been reported lost or stolen.
Consider what would Apple would be likely to do you you if you answer "yes" to that question...
Or "Have you ever jail-broken an Apple device?"...
Or just more time to download other pointless videos...
Those "values" are, presumably, to make arbitrary decisions based on anecdotal evidence and to give credence to whinges from the "We don't like this, so you shouldn't be allowed to see it" brigade...
So will we finally be able to spot Bigfoot?
... exactly *HOW* these sites got hold of this information in the first place??
You can make a lot of money pandering to the lowest common denominator, especially when you feed them a diet of salacious tittle-tattle and carefully spun stories that appeal to their prurient interests.
Truth? That's another matter entirely...
... he and his got caught.
Oh, sorry, different Graham...
... "Two Faced"?!
Yep, I heard one playing Amazing Grace many years ago.
"...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...
Public benefit does *not* allow them to break the law in order to (possibly) find some putative evidence of other wrong-doing.
Orange Alert! Orange Alert!
(Large white weather balloon bounces across the interwebs...)
... the Time of the Preacher? ;-)
... is the Cobra Mark III and a Mining Laser.
Right on, Commander!
"...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...
How can anyone argue with that...?!
Look, Intercourse Man, it's the Fucking signal.
You're right, Condom Boy. To the Penismobile!
Carve the name on a 10 tonne lump of granite.
Let's see someone nick that...!
... and the United Kingdom if certain Home Secretaries and Intelligence Services get their way...
Wasn't that from The Goodies?
... 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...???
And what have the Romans ever done for us...?
... "Nar nar, ne nar nar!!!!"
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...
@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.
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.
Really? I was thinking Hugo Drax...
... to the Daily Express blaming this for the death of Diana...
... 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.
... erm, nothing to see, move along there...!
@AC - Talking of Merkins, will their strip-search also require to check *for* a merkin in case there's contraband hidden "behind the bush"?!
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.