Re: Where was this, pray tell?
Really? From your description I could've sworn you were in somewhere like this.
1490 posts • joined 13 Apr 2007
There's something very unsettling when you visit a website and see an advert for a specific product you were looking at on a previous, completely unrelated website.
That and animated adverts can GTFO, especially flash ones.
For a mere fraction of that price you can make your own trap that can catch lots before needing to be 'reset':
On that note, has anyone played pooh sticks with it yet?
There once was a comedy show called "Testees" a few years back, about two guys who made a living from testing random stuff.
If a space toilet need testing then these poor saps would be lumbered with the job.
A dark and depraved comedy, with some hilarious moments, so should appeal to the average Reg poster here reading these comments :)
I'd hate to be in the same pod as the 'cork guy' if there was a sudden decompression...
That's the spirit!
Perhaps the next word we need to er spread the word of is 'numpty' which has the benefit of sliding past most swearword filters on websites and in games.
Maybe he had a failed firmware upgrade and is waiting for someone to reboot him.
I believe we need to use this word a lot more, to the point where hopefully it'll enter the venacular of residents of other countries.
It's almost like we need a VPN service for electronic money so 'they' can't track what we're spending it on.......Bitcoin?
"...everything is amazing right now and nobody is happy..."
"...and then when you ran out of money you just go well I can't do any more things now..."
-- Louis CK
I'm of the "if I don't have the money I'm not buying it on credit" mindset which is why I don't have any debts and have trouble understanding people who have the means to live debt free but are in continual debt through loans &/or not paying off their credit card statement each month fully through their own choice of wanting to live beyond their means.
I like paying for things in cash whenever I can because it's a tangible form of money that gives me a sense of how much I've spent and how much I have left, rather than looking at numbers on a screen that aren't always as up to date as the physical money in your wallet.
Maybe I'm just getting old, the few grey hairs in my beard are suggesting this too...
...but what about a catapult and a bag of self-destructing ammunition? (ice cubes)
Ahh, today's tantrump episode to muse over.
I'm gonna get fat from all this popcorn if he carries on like this for the next 4 years :(
Unfortunately the police didn't say it in writing about suggesting CCTV, and entire wall removal could get tricky because part of it is integrated into the structure of 2 houses.
The BBC news website reported in January this year that councils have said lorries should be banned from using satnavs for cars as lorry specific ones know details about low bridges & narrow roads, although enforcing it could prove tricky, especially if for example a lorry driver had the right satnav installed but choose to use their smartphone instead because they tried to use a shorter/quicker route, or simply ignored the satnav.
It probably won't 'fly' because a neighbour a few doors away has just recently become a councillor and would quickly notice it. Although god knows how he got that position - he got an ASBO some years back, I forget what incedent caused it but he's been a general arsehole to his neighbours for decades.
Maybe he'll get a sign sorted but I doubt it as he doesn't have the same issue with the narrow road we do.
The curved road immediately outside our house is only wide enough for one vehicle to pass, the drystone wall next to the road gets knocked almost on a regular basis from lorries using satnav, which over the years has resulted in broken stones and a few times a section of the wall being knocked right down.
When it came to filing a police report of the latest knock down incedent (the wall was only just rebuilt a couple of weeks ago) they asked us if we had CCTV footage of the incedent and I think they suggested we get some installed to get the vehicle and hopefully the registration plate 'on film' due to the regularity of poor lorry drivers.
I'm easily capable of installing such a HD system to capture footage of every vehicle & their registration plate that passes, but it would also capture high quality footage of everyone who also walks past, including the many parents and their children walking to the primary school just along the road.
Do I install the system and hope nobody complains? Or just leave it to the insurance company to keep forking out for the stupid lorry drivers that blindly follow their satnavs?
We have tried to get the council to put up signs at the ends of the road warning lorry drivers but they said no.
"We'll be busy building a wall all around our borders
Reminds me of the dystopian anime film "Vexille" where Japan sealed its borders physically and electronically with a giant EM dome so nobody could enter/leave or communicate with the outside world.
Years later the US navy breaks in and discovers everyone had been infected with nanotechnology that replaced all their cells which turned them into synthetic people, but something went wrong with the nanobots because everyone lost their free will and became lifelike machines.
"there's no newspaper or publication (perhaps the Encyclopedia Britannica??) that should be considered a reliable source without further research."
Sounds like you're referring to Wikipedia...
It really makes me laugh when people cry that their "free speech" is being curtailed on privately owned websites.
They should find me easily, I've been posting shit on the internet for over 20 years now.
That means when I go to Europe from the UK I'll be able to...........bollocks!
Well that nullifies a lot of the 'information' spewed by conspiracy theorists on the internet.
Apparently BT have given me 500GB cloud storage because I'm on Infinity 2, though I haven't even bothered investigating it after years of being with the service.
Why? Because like virtually all of those services as soon as you stop paying you lose access to it. My harddrives don't need regular payments to keep working.
If you're in America or have access to a VPN service in the US then this is certainly worth a watch. Aired in 2014 but the situation hasn't changed much since:
A Vice reporter goes to Indonesia where they think that smoking doesn't cause cancer but in fact cures it, and there's no legislation against tobacco advertising. The culture of smoking there is so open and lax that children start smoking at age 6...!
Or property managers...!
So this is the next stage of our dystopian future that was triggered by Brexit & Trump?
"He could say he opposes serial killers working in child care and the left would protest"
You know that old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor at bay"?
No it doesn't, I damn nearly broke my jaw trying to chew an iPad!
Gold plated silver? That's almost like reading "chocolate flavour covering" printed on a pack of chocolate biscuits.
This one might have been fun to play with for a short while until the novelty wore off:
“If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.”-- Marcus Brigstocke
After all, he was patient zero of 'Pac-Man Fever'.
Throw lots of money at Elon Musk to hitch a ride on his next launch?
Bribe someone in Russia's space program?
Failing those, eliminate & take over the identity of one of the finalists in that 'get your ass to Mars' expedition?
That's what she said!
I mean, that is what she said.
So that's a journey to Toys'R'Us then?
The fortune never specified the size of the sports car...
"I'm sorry, but we conservatives aren't able to contort our minds around the kind of comic book causes the left thinks are so incredibly urgent, like a belief in warming that just isn't happening."
I see your global warming card and raise you:
Forty foot high two thousand mile long wall.
So Trump is in fact Colonel Decker?
That explains a lot...
To quote a better man than I:
"The lady doth protest too much, methinks"
I don't think it'll work because some people actually like fake tits & photoshopped glamour shots..
"This is a common complaint for me about television in general, there's always a kid that comes across as being so much more worldly wise. so much more together than all the highly qualified/ experienced adults around them."
You must've hated Seaquest DSV then.