146 posts • joined Wednesday 5th September 2007 22:53 GMT
Not sure how they're making any money at all,
half the time the only adverts I see on there are for advertising on facebook.
Then again, that might have something to do with me marking every advert I see as offensive or misleading.
It could be funny.
Now all we need is the Sun to retaliate by running stories about how by allowing shops called "Stormfront" Apple are supporting the white nationalist movement, and then it might kick off into a really entertaining story.
Well, that's the first I've heard of it
Also, from their posting about it: "Voting will begin on April 16 and end on April 23. It will be done through an application developed on Facebook Platform by Wildfire, and the vote tabulation will be audited by an independent auditor to ensure that the results are accurate."
So if I even want to vote, I have to turn on the sodding applications API I spent about an hour working out how to turn off?
Wow. Crap Towns: USA
would probably get someone lynched.
Actually, the more I look at it
the more I think of Honda adverts.
I agree with Simon Ward
RoboDuck is awesome.
They should have that as their logo.
Read the abstract
"STD diagnosis were assessed among 15 to 24-year-old STD clinic attendees "
So, basically, you're more likely to catch an STD if you're fucking kids.
@ Edward Miles
I agree. Most of the bars here are either priced exactly like the normal pubs in town, and so are more expensive than the likes of wetherspoons. The only exception is when they run a promotion, at which point the prices can drop by 50% or more as long as you're buying 4 pints of shit lager or a round of tequila shots. The only reason they stay solvent is that this is a campus, and people can't be arsed with a walk/bus into town.
So, as it's trying to cut down on alcoholism
rather than just ruin everybody's evening, I assume the same price hike would be applied across the board to all the desperate alchy's friends like mouthwash?
I mean, a 500ml bottle of mouthwash must be a good 10-12 units.
We are a computer simulation
The real people are continuously running trillions of simulations to understand psychology, sociology, consumer behaviour, ethics and everything else. The likelihood of you being one of the true people is so small as to be negligible. Embrace your position as artificial life, and they will be forced to end our false existence.
@ AC, 13:36
Bagsie the blowing shit up.
@ Adrian Jones
You can go through a whole load of ads, marking them all as offensive, and it will eventually just start showing the same advert no matter what you do. Apparently offensive advertising is seen as better than none.
It's a bit... sharp
Too many hard angles for my taste.
MySpace & Facebook...
They probably do have some mathematicians doing algorithmic work, they'll just be called computer scientists rather than mathematicians.
Then again, aren't they both failing to break even because nobody's yet figured out where real revenue is going to arise from to balance their books?
AFAIK, it's sealed inside a vacuum chamber to remove all resistance and it's built like a black box. So the only danger should be if it the whole unit gets ejected and comes flying at your face.
@ David Hicks
Him, his staff, their staff, security for all of the above, reporters & other assorted media people, extended fuel tanks, aerial refuelling capability and enough computer and communications equipment to run the country from mid-air, anywhere in the world.
*May be reduced to 200kbps after the first 5GB
Mobile phones are not cameras
Lenses matter. There is a reason why cameras don't use the 2mm wide lens you find on the average mobile .
If you want a high quality picture, buy a fucking camera. If you want reasonable snapshots of wherever you are, buy a camera phone that's designed to be a camera phone. If you just want to take pictures of your friends pissed in the local dive, buy a phone that happens to have a camera on it.
This is not overly surprising.
With the recent cuts in research funding, who'd want to publish a paper disagreeing with the government and watch their grant suddenly shift to a more "respectable" department?
And as I read/write this
there are three blocked flash boxes on the page.
I would say it's just because the connection here's a bit shit and bollocks to wasting what I can get loading useless flash content, but that would be lying.
I do believe you mean hecto-millionaires.
He, being both a historian and an American, probably just has no idea about the SI prefix scheme and automatically went for the Latin.
Well, assuming it's a plague that strikes down anyone without the appropriate immunity, maybe said immunity is hereditary and they're just focusing on the ravaged regions of the country while [insert your own choice of inbred county] has barely suffered at all.
Seeing how oil prices have dropped by ~60% in the last few months while petrol has only dropped by about 20%, how the fuck does increasing fuel duty help the economy? It still costs a fortune to move things around, so prices will stay artificially high.
Small, lightly armoured submarines!
Just think, they can follow the odd merchant ship around, wait for an attack, then torpedo the shit out of something!
It'll be like a WW2 convoy in reverse.
Someone get the GIMP team
to file a trademark suit.
Then we can ask threatening questions about why a government plan with £1 Billion in funding can't even pick an original acronym.
The water recycling equipment can process a full day's wastewater in less than 24 hours.
Well, if it couldn't, it'd be pretty fucking useless wouldn't it?
Nuclear transport ships
Those are probably PNTL, who I think carry CNC guys on board. They're the specialist "police who aren't police" who protect nuclear sites and materials that are being moved.
"Those rare creatures out there who use Linux and have a Hotmail account can only currently access the full working version of their email via the mobile version..."
Fedora Core 9, Firefox 3, just opened my hotmail inbox and it displays everything fine. Or as fine as it gets with the new design anyway.
Still insists that I need to upgrade my browser every time I sign in though.
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