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6821 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007
"where there are two, consumers can and will switch"
That's why everyone is now on the best energy tariff and with the best bank current account and buys petrol from the cheapest garage around and has the most sensible mobile phone tariff and why you never see online businesses saying "here are our new terms and conditions, agree to them or close your account" and people sticking with them because they can't be bothered to switch or don't realise there's a better option or think (often quiet rightly) that the other options are equally as bad...
Well, they would say that...
Yes, they do, and other aircraft manufacturers have privately admitted that, had the Comet not suffered the problems it did, those problems would most likely have occurred in their aircraft.
... so is that Telos or Mondas...?
"We're just hoping you forget so we can keep charging you month after month" they added sotto voce...
"...to provide any product "for life" that has recurring costs associated with it."
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... put some Iron Maiden on to play...
Two minutes to Midnight!
... that slap on the wrist *really* hurt, you know...
No, you're just *reading* it wrong!
So you'll end up with bits that don't quite fit properly, holes that don't line up and, when you've finished, you have a bag full of miscellaneous screws, bolts and other fittings which don't appear to be part of what you've just been building...
The time to worry is when all the signals from those tags form one massive Super Swarm and is found to be heading towards the research laboratory!
... are belong to them....
(What is Russian for "Bitch"?)
@Psyx - Have a look at the Tweets posted here: http://tompride.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/threats-of-death-and-violence-after-channel-4-programme-benefits-street/comment-page-3/
Now they may not be *personally* addressing the people there, but this isn't a joke about blowing up an airport either.
... so now how about all the people who have been tweeting about the people on the "Benefits Street" TV programme, calling for them to be locked up, spayed or even gassed (to mention but a few of the delightful comments levelled at them)...?
Beowulf Shaeffer to go and have a look.
(Well, that and the Quantum II Hyperdrive Shunt!)
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... is an enhanced cattle prod being charged up in Mission Control...
Don't forget to http://saynoto0870.com/ :-)
Whilst Custard the cat falls off the fence laughing... :-)
Really? I have an *extremely* high index (-10 right, -11 left!) yet I have no trouble at night using RGP lenses.
I've considered laser treatment etc, but since nobody can promise me that it would make my eyesight perfect, I'll stick to the contacts.
... would cleaning up your solar system once in a while be too much to ask...?
"However, these provisions could see the control editors have over how and where they appear in their print publications or online platforms being taken away from them."
So we might see an end to them printing a story with huge lurid front page headlines, then, when it's shown to be false, publishing a correction in a tiny font at the bottom of page 27...
But will one of them say "'Ere, Xplyxtic, come and 'ave a look at this...!"
... called Huey, Dewey, and Louie.
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive." - Elbert Hubbard
Alas the on/off switch on my FX-81 died a long while ago, but I still have an FX-350 by my side here and an FX-570 in the other room which are kept working by dint of leaving the power switch "on" and just using the AC button to switch it on and letting the auto time-out to switch it off.
@bigwhite1975 just when they thought it was safe to go back in the water lol! #feedingfrenzy!
After it's been backed up, scanned, analyzed and linked into our records of everything else you've done...
You have now!
It seems the NSA has access to everyone's back end, so just bend over and brace yourself...
Great Maker, Vir, the Vorlons have improved their Planet Killer!
(Yes, the purple one, please and a glass of fine Brivari...)
... that children will not be blocked from researching Alan Turing because web pages that mention him will no longer contain "objectionable content"?
"You might waver in the middle and prefer both"
Or some people might make a firm decision that they prefer both...
... a nicely satirical viewpoint...
These filters will never be used improperly, will they...?
"mobile operator O2 has blocked a huge range of sites through its “Parental Controls” settings. If their parents have chosen this option, children using O2 phones will be unable to access almost all of the internet: police websites, the NHS, ChildLine, the NSPCC, the Samaritans, many schools and even the main government website, GOV.UK.[...] And sites like ChildLine and the Samaritans are there precisely to provide support to children in crisis who may have nowhere else to turn. [...] Children can have burgers marketed to them but they can’t get help if they’re being neglected or abused."
... the Institute of Contemporary Arts have to do with this...?
... you damn pesky kids...!
Sites like this one which give excellent advice to parents on how to teach children about the importance of consent and respect for others will also be blocked:
Bravo, Dave, sites that don't teach girls how not to be raped, but aim to teach boys *not* to rape will no doubt be censored by the Great Firewall of Britain because we're "thinking of the chidren"...!
... we have *always* been at war with Eastasia!
"abused by a socialist/dictator president"?
Because no right-wing capitalist dictator president would dream of abusing such a kill switch?
... that a site like the following (which gives excellent advice to parents and children about the importance of consent) will get blocked...?
This isn't just "don't get raped", it's "don't rape", full stop. Learn that "no" means "NO" and respect the rights of others. But it's about (gasp!) sex and we can't have impressionable minds seeing that sort of thing!!
Well *that's* obviously a really stupid thing to do...
... gods forbid that those "impressionable minds" get the idea that condoms are a good thing to use to avoid unwanted pregnancies and STDs...
Dah, dah-dah dah dah-dah dahhhhh....
They had one of the upright machines in the Portsmouth Polytechnic Students Union back when I was a student and one afternoon, for the hell of it, I completed it by *every* route and held all the places on the high score table :-)
Get your children to join your local Junior Anti-Sex League, proles!
> Can anyone point to a definitive study that shows harm being done?
No, because there isn't one. There's lots of anecdotal claims, but they're generally based on the idea that "they saw porn therefore they did XYZ" and ignoring any other influences that may have been around.
On the flip-side, however, is the work of, for example, Professor Milton Diamond PhD of the University of Hawai'i who studied the effects of the increased availability of porn in Japan and America and concluded:
" It is certainly clear from the data reviewed, and the new data and analysis presented, that a massive increase in available pornography in Japan, the United States and elsewhere has been correlated with a dramatic decrease in sexual crime"
Unfortunately that didn't stop the last government introducing their Thought Crime "Extreme Pornography" legislation, nor, I have little doubt, regrettably, will it stop David Cameron from introducing a law making possession of videos of "consenting non-consensual" porn (ie acted out scenes of "rape" by consenting adults) a criminal offence as well.
You can (for whatever good it will do) sign a petition to object to this here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/58255
Great, provided that the only text alert allowed is a silent-mode vibration.
I once had the misfortune to be in the Quiet Coach of a train with some idiot who, fine, wasn't *talking* on his phone, but his text alert was the Tarzan yell. After him getting about a dozen texts in five minutes I asked him politely to turn the bloody sound off to which he replied "Oh, sorry, I didn't know it was bothering anyone..."
> "the more common cowapult couldnt be used in many areas due to the local religious beliefs"
So there's no local equivalent of "Fetchez la vache"?
I was so confused by the headline that I clicked on this item just to find out what the hell was actually going on...!
> "Surely we all own the copyright to our faces...?"
Nope, anyone can take your photograph in a public place and even re-use it there's nothing you can do about it. The only thing that they can't (or shouldn't) do is to post something defamatory in relation to the picture because that's libel, but even then you'd have to sue them to get redress.