D.A.F. - Bloody hell - there's a blast from the 1980's! Didn't they also have a song called "Sex unter wasser?"
You could use that robot hand in the bath for that (although beware what happened to Wolowitz in Bang Theory..)
Oh, the things I could do with a third hand! It could hold things steady while my other two hands are occupied. Hang on, I have a better idea: I could use my two existing hands to hold the things steady while my third hand gets down to work. Come on, now, you must have found yourself in circumstances that might have been …
That's a few minutes of my life I won't get back
And I was sur Le Continent* when that was allegedly a hit.
I obviously listened to radio stations that had more taste, because I managed to avoid it completely.
* that period completely messed up my ability in Pub Pop Quizzes on my return to Blighthy: "What year was this song a hit?" was particularly problematic, because it might have been a hit in Europe in 1982 but not in the UK until 1985, and vice versa.
[Put me in a lonely cubicle of wage slavery overnight to debug 10,000 lines of shitty code with nothing but a mind-controlled robotic hand for company, and I too would rig it up to pass me the Highland Spring.]
If the highland spring is the first thing you think of in those circumstances then I think you need to get out more...
Depends, if the Highland spring water has been added to fermented malted barley, distilled and left in a barrel for say, a minimum of 12 years (but 18+ is better) then yes, I could see it crossing my mind
Think I'll go for an early lunch, and have some pass my lips too.
Today’s favourite is Foodvisor, an app that counts your calorie intake by recognising a photo of what you’re eating by using “AI algorithms”. It’s meant to “help people eat healthier” – if not write grammaticallier – and they’re calling it a “Shazam for food”.
Judging by the results in the photo, they're calling it "Not Hotdog".
My first thought, am I being trolled? is this like a new version of rick-rolling where all new apps are actually Not Hotdog.
Actually quite an interesting read on how they developed it - and you too can create you own version of not-Foodvisor https://medium.com/@timanglade/how-hbos-silicon-valley-built-not-hotdog-with-mobile-tensorflow-keras-react-native-ef03260747f3
It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
With your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again
...corsets are optional.
I worried that you'd gone. Welcome back.
I have to say I've not a clue who most of those pop stuff are. I'm obviously getting old. The only DAFs I know are the cars with the rubber band transmission, the trucks, the DAF91 and DAF96 (valve/tube).
I remember my kids buying Blur, Coldplay and maybe something called Dido.
The gym uses CDs?
"Hold the front page! Ozzies have invented the time machine!"
According to our politicians, the laws of math aren't much chop. And we did recently have a "How to build a time machine" episode of Catalyst, the weekly science program broadcast on our government run TV channel.
Rather than wiring it to a dummy hand, use the output to directly control the mouse while I type with the other two hands. Far better and faster control over the multiple open windows, controls, etc.
And once I've trained myself to have good control over that, the same interface can be wired to provide direct 'mouse' input to all sorts of other gadgets, machines, vehicles etc.
Sounds a bit risky. You could lose a universe
On the positive side you could add Xev Bellringer to the thing with Rachel Weisz and Shirley Manson
I'm going to be very careful about which carrots I buy
Instead, passengers must sing throughout their journey
Reminds me of slightly uncomfortable evenings with irish co-workers who wanted everyone to sing in the pub of an evening - solo and non-karaoke.
Renditions of 'Sit on my Face (and tell me that you love me)' or 'I like Traffic Lights' is usually a good cure for being asked to sing again.
Glad I'm not the only one thinking that James Gunn's "Awesome Mixes" aren't really that awesome, and giving David Hasselhoff a reprieve is almost reason enough to have him fired even before the tweet storm.
Still could have been worse. When people say to my how much better music was in the 80s I make them listen to Vanessa Paradis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulay2FvUEd8
I suppose if you were a bona fide Teen during the 80's - you would think 80's music is just the bees knees.
There was some memorable acts/bands/albums, but equally truly awful cringing atrocities that make one itch for something to bludgeon the singer to bloody pulp yelling 'make it stop, make it stop, make it stop'.
Ditto for the 50's, 60's and 70's (and certainly any decade before or since).
Once people stop being teens, they stop paying attention to 'what's in' and eventually stop being receptive to new music with a once treasured music collection slowly fossilising on a shelf or in an attic somewhere, only to be pulled out in twenty years to inflict on offspring and mortally embarrass them in front of their friends.
"Once people stop being teens, they stop paying attention to 'what's in'"
As far as I'm concerned most music worth listening to was composed and a great deal of it recorded before I was born, let alone in my teens. It's just that I've spent my time since then discovering more of it.
"only to be pulled out in twenty years to inflict on offspring and mortally embarrass them in front of their friends."
Better yet, you join in singing along because the sprogs don't realise the latest hit is yet another cover version from your own youth. That usually puts the wind up them!
"Better yet, you join in singing along because the sprogs don't realise the latest hit is yet another cover version from your own youth. That usually puts the wind up them!"
The ones that annoy me are where they take only a couple of lines from the original, and repeat them over and over and over and over again.
“A further 23% would even sacrifice one of their senses,” the report continues, failing to notice the irony that this particular sampling of millennials have evidently done so already.
Common failed to make the option list, as it's already long gone...
Anyway haven't any of them seen Spider-Man 2? Did Doc Oc die for nothing?
"you end up looking like the Dork King of Uncoolness the moment you set a foot on a Segway."
And those skates seem to be pretty crap anyway. "Up to" 45 mins at "up to" 7mph. Big deal. A pair of normal skates, ye olde fashioned type or the new fangled inline skates go faster than that and don't need an hour or so re-charge every 45 mins!
Purcell wrote that for bass (it's originally from King Arthur). The second part is the soprano, who tells him to
cheerwarm up, which he duly does. Then the chorus of cold people, who all get warmed up by the power of love.
I have fond memories of that. Of warming myself up with a soprano I met in the student choir where we both first encountered that music. The next piece we did was Carmina Burana: a real soundtrack for that part of our education!
You gotta look quick and close to see it, but there's a good "use for a third arm" scene in Terminator 2. As our protagonists are fleeing the burning Cyberdyne building, the T-1000 steals a helicopter and gives chase. There's a quick shot of the cockpit where you can see the T-1000 has grown an extra arm and is using it to multitask flying and shooting.
It was a clever and obvious thing for a malleable entity to do. However, that was the only time the T-1000 did that for reasons known only to Mr. Cameron.
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