Oh, sorry, different Graham...
6823 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007
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.
@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!
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"...
"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.
"...online has been illegal in China"
And Listening to Rumours is Treasonous, Citizen!
- Your Friend, The Computer.
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!
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.
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.
... eat porridge through a straw!
"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.
... 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.
... proof that Twitter is a load of shite!
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...)
You mean I *can't* trigger a Global Thermonuclear War from my bedroom?
Aw damn... :-(
What? You would use the *out* road to get *in*??
What are you, some kind of goddam commie subversive!!
Why are there all these weird holes in my office wall...???
"has anyone argued the actual merits of his statement?"
Oh fuck that!
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...
... offer the TSA an alternative to having Bruce Schneier testify?
I know a good supplier of latex gloves...
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."
... will it be to find a way to obfuscate a Pirate Bay link so that it's immune to MS censorship?
"Hey, here's that picture you wanted..."