Re: I heard ...
That's joke is fowl. I am not emused.
335 posts • joined 7 Aug 2008
That's joke is fowl. I am not emused.
No need to call them, they already know...
"I personally disagree with sanctions, because they're indiscriminate: They affect (and punish) everyone in society"
This is just factually incorrect. The sanctions in relation to Russia are not country-wide sanctions. They are highly targeted against a couple of industries and then a series of key individuals and corporations. It remains entirely legal to trade with, lend money to, and invest in the vast majority of Russian businesses.
"However, I do think most of the discussions about women in tech are nearly always missing the point..."
"You may want to look up. Higher. Higher. You see that thing up there..."
...is it your horse?
You only get pictograms in Scotland. In England they're called Saxongrams.
It is not true. The so-called "triple talaq" divorce was banned everywhere except India ages ago, and in India was found unconstitutional a couple of months ago.
There is no true confession app in the Catholic tradition, as confession requires a personal dialogue between the person making the confession and the person receiving it.
I thought List 99 didn't exist since whenever the Criminal Records Bureau was introduced?
Also; why would the pension fund have a copy of it in the first place?
"Iran was a rather advanced Western style civilised country."
In addition to containing a possible oxymoron, this is just nonsense. Iran in 1953 was an overwhelmingly underdeveloped country with an illiteracy rate of 60%+.
What does smtp stand for? I asked my first box.
Sado-masochstic toilet paper, he said.
The nuclear-related sanctions were suspended. The terrorism sanctions remain in place, as do the sanctions against named individuals.
It doesn't matter whether it's decrepit or luxurious - hot piss doesn't freeze in 1 or 2 seconds at 10 below.
"The air temperature was below -10°C, and the urinal was a porcelain wall covered in a thick layer of ice. I'll never forget peeing onto that surface and seeing the trickle freezing before it reached the bottom."
As someone who grew up in a city where it regularly hit -20c in winter i feel confident in saying that detail of the story is absolute pish.
"If Tsai co-operates fully with the freezing order, Mrs Justice Rose ruled that he can apply to have the sentence cut from 18 months to 12 months"
Gosh, let's hope he remembers to apply, what with his terrible memory and everything...
This is unfortunately wrong. American jails have large numbers of people in them (mostly poor people of colour) who have been charged with crimes that are not "very serious", and they're too poor to post bail. Prosecutors and public defenders are hopelessly overloaded, so people are kept in pretrial detention for absurdly long times. It's an outrage.
Sorry mate - that's complete barroom lawyer bollocks
"cats are also pretty damaging at 70mph/120km/h."
tbh I don't think they should be allowed behind the wheel at all.
the two courts didn't apply the same law in different ways. The cases are just different on the facts. There's nothing for the Supreme Court to examine.
"The total tax paid is the same, it may just be distributed differently. "
Not if the level of tax the person is paying is lower than the UK rate of tax. Income tax in Russia is 13%; it's zero in the UAE; it's 0-39% in Florida (based on federal income tax); all of those rates are lower than in the U.K. Making people who don't live in the UK pay UK income tax could substantially increase their tax payments. If it didn't increase their tax obligations, there'd be no point in doing it because it wouldn't raise any money!
Sukhoi is not subject to sanctions.
"Can nothing stop the Veeam tank?...No"
So something can stop the Veeam tank?
Didn't you not mean "can't nothing not fail to stop the Veeam tank from not stopping?"
"A friend of mine uses his personal phone for work stuff and then complains that they contact him all the time."
I was recently at an event at Big Accountancy where a guy from Big Defence Co and other panellists moaned that grad recruits wanted to check facebook at work, promote their personal interests, and couldn't be trusted not to blab about confidential info. In other words "an employer of mine gave a smartphone to every grad and expected them to answer email within 20 minutes any day of the week, and then complains they have poor boundaries between their professional and personal lives..."
I notice that the person talking about "snowflakes" is an Anonymous Coward who's obviously too much of a snowflake to defend his own views
You've got it entirely backwards. The liability to Hulk Higan is far larger than the assets available to pay it. $1 or $1m to Dr A, it's all the same now.
"Pled guilty" is perfectly fine British English. A quick search of Bailii shows usages in the U.K. as far back as 1822.
A pithy comment.
The speakers weren't fake or stolen - they were just rubbish
The fact the guys were in a van was supposed to give you the impression they were stolen and you could get a good deal if you didn't look too quickly and paid cash now
"Amazingly, the EIU – which rarely if ever deals with anything other than economic data"
This is simply wrong - even just reading its wiki page would have set you straight. I'm not saying they did a great job here but they've been doing stuff other than just data for decades.
"Using your phone on a filling station forecourt is actually ILLEGAL in the UK."
No, it's not (unless you're a petroleum storage licence holder or driving a tanker of some sort).
"You can use the card to sign an electronic document in a legally binding way, for example. That's in itself is something many people might find very useful."
Not really in Britain, it's not. Documents "signed" by email or using e-signatures are already legally binding (in almost all cases - there are certainly some exceptions).
I don't know anything about Estonian law but I assume (!) it's a civil law country in which notaries public are used to record/formalise contracts, leases etc fairly regularly. If the electronic ID card replaces that need and they already have a mandatory ID card system - well, great, I suppose.
But in the UK, ID cards and electronic voting are solutions looking for a problem. We got on fine without them. Paper voting is cheap, easy and works pretty well. It's no surprise that the biggest proponents are like Malloch-Brown, who sells the machines!
but maybe close enough?
El Reg's original report noted that services across London were affected and "Holborn is home to a BT switching station".
OTOH, this is all premised on a comment by a retired cop who has never heard of an electricity network fire that large. I don't think he's lying, but would he have heard of it? I mean, it would be a bit more meaningful if a power network manager (or whatever) said they'd never heard of a fire that size. If a network engineer said he'd never heard of a diamond theft that big, no-one would pay much attention because her/his expertise isn't in that field...
But it's a load of bollocks. The organisation that publishes the most "health and safety myths" press releases each year is...the HSE.
It's nonsense that cheese rollers are restricted. Jump off cliffs, ride mountain bikes down steep hills, run through moors at night - it's all out there for you to do.
"I've heard worse stories about the video game industry."
You are Steve Bong and I claim my ringfenced unicorn.
"The 1% are terrified of a similar situation that happened in the old Soviet Union in the early 90's happening elsewhere."
What, you mean a situation where practically the whole wealth of a state is transferred into the hands of a tiny number of people for nothing? Yeah, I bet they're petrified...
"the BBC offers no solution for the miners except take away their income..."
Your comment is like the section in the original article that said:
"And if we decide that we're just not going to buy our tin from there any more then this option won't exist and they'll have to fall back onto those worse ones. It's hard to see how this would make the world a better place."
Both of these suggestions are remarkably stupid. This is not a binary BUY/DON'T BUY situation; there is a third option, which is to keep buying but improve transparency, introduce monitoring, raise labour standards, raise environmental standards, remove the corruption, keep people employed. This is exactly the same process that is happening with textiles over the last two decades after the sweatshop campaigns, with diamonds after the Kimberley Process, with forestry and so on. There is nothing new or radical about this proposition.
You and Tim Worstall would, in 19th Century Lancashire, presumably be suggesting that if little Timmy is stopped from working at t'mill with a pretty good chance of losing a finger a week, linens won't get made and everyone will be out of a job. History shows otherwise.
To turn the question around - are you seriously suggesting that a supply chain with systemic labour abuse, environmental damage, theft and corruption is the best and only arrangement?
(By the way, I don't think it's the BBC's job to offer solutions for fixing Apple's supply chain any more than it is their job to propose a solution to the war in Syria. Panorama is a news reporting programme - they report the news.)
right - and also, it's presumably the 25% of Scotland's territory where practically no-one lives. It's not 25% of the population of Scotland that only gets a 2G signal most of the day.
"Maybe they should just commandeer those drones and use them for observation. "
In principle that's not a bad idea, but in practice I would have thought your average Rural Fire Service firefighter in the middle of a bushfire has better things to do (like stay alive and protect life and property) than firing up the ol' Acer laptop and trying to hack CSI-style into some inconsiderate person's drone.
" largest terror raid in AU history occurred just a few months ago."
...and many valuable plastic swords were seized...
"chewing broken glass would be more fun than suggesting she 'go to the desktop'."
But how am I going to go to the desktop when I'm sitting on the couch?
I think you're off the mark.
On one hand, the person to whom you're responding has obviously completely misconstrued the "Dewey" joke. The joke is that the firm's name sounds like "Do we cheat 'em? And how!", which doesn't work if you pronounce Dewey with a J.
On the other hand, if you don't see how raking over tired Shylock and "media control" stereotypes is anti-Semitic, then you're bonkers (and probably haven't read much Shakespeare, either).
Surely the cap would have been per user per month, not per ISP per month...? At least, that's the only way I can see to give sense to it.
It was also a military dictatorship until fairly recently. There's a good reason to be worried about the state having access to your private communications.
Blimey - you ploughed through all TEN books thinking that? I'd have binned it after the second one at the latest...
...I got so fed up with morons yelling that I now carry a large machete that I wave at people that whose behaviour I don't care for. It has a range of about 25m, and now I can travel on Public Transport in peace and quiet (once the initial screaming has subsided). it's also useful in meetings, at the cinema or theatre and so on. It's (sort of) antisocial I suppose, but a lot less antisocial than being assailed by the usual racket made by people going about their normal lives in public places.
...as a detergent to future saboteurs.
It doesn't make sense because Brisbane isn't a heavily populated metropolitan area by any global standard - it's a poxy 2 million people that's a day's truck drive away from the next market of any significance, which is Sydney. In addition to being small, Brisbane also has high wages and high shipping costs - three things that are anathema to Amazon's model.
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