Though it's only fair...
to point out that getting in and out of Israel (and several other countries) requires an exquisite amount of faff too.
Though Trump appears to be trying to top everyone else.
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Putting Rosalind Franklin on as a kind of consolation prize smacks of white male guilt and would have probably just annoyed her.
Put Maxwell on but most folk would not have a clue who he is sadly.
I would say that Stephen Hawking and Alan Turing get enough publicity maybe.
(Go to Bletchley Park BTW. Excellent place).
I'd like to see Lovelace and Babbage on a fifty.
Having a pic of the Engine between them on the note would look good and delight the anti-counterfit folk.
Maye Sydney Padua could draw them ;-)
Wonder if there were any of the following since everyone thought they were going to die ?
1) Punch boss.
2) Punch spouse.
3) Invite unsuspecting human/animal/reptile to "Take me you crazy fool" on your desk at work.
4) Poop in your annoying colleagues in-tray.
5) Ransack the nearest shop of interest. If pet-shop see item 3.
6) Down a bottle of something strong and intoxicating (possibly alcohol).
7) Run aound naked with a bin on your head singing "They can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man".
Presumably most of Hawaii just hid in their bedroom the next day.
I would think for the money they would get a bunch of same weight and size dummy packs and a big target printed on some cardboard.
You could have a fun afternoon practicing bombing runs to music from Dambusters or 633 Squadron.
Maybe a new sport here ? Then again perhaps not.
Interesting about the pack though. It did not drift in the wind much as it fell.
Maybe they got lucky with the wind speed.
You need the pack to be pretty heavy to avoid drifting as it dropped
but not so much as to hit and render unconcious the bod you are trying to rescue.
Maybe that's why they keep the big chopper ready ?
Chip folk like Perl as it gets the job done at the physical design end of things.
(Can we have it twice as speedy in half the area by last Saturday please?)
On the other hand we are not averse to Python&Ruby.
On the third hand anything is going to be better than a combination of Tcl, Sed and Awk.
From what I saw you are correct Dan.
Nokia had a lot of quite brilliant engineers and many keen, competent engineering managers. (Yes really!)
But they did seem a little mired down in competing schemes and staggering under Symbian.
Someone there said that they "suffered from management by consensus".
I am not saying that the alternative is good (stalin, hitler etc) but compare and contrast
with Gates and Jobs.
I would love to read a good kiss and tell from the inside of Nokia. Anyone know of a suitable tomb ^h e ?
"A great deal of work is still required by IT to ensure all affected systems are operational again, and this process will take time"
At the risk of queuing up to kick someone when they are down.
Shouldn't IT have been putting a great deal of work into having a backup?
I mean really !
Maybe their Information Security dept could help ? (http://icis.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/)
I thought that "Raising Steam" was a rather odd book when it came out as it contained just about every character in the Discworld. Now it seems to make sense as it's like having a curtain call for everybody.
I also never met the man and in some ways I mourn more for Sam Vimes, Moist Lipwick and the Librarian.
Which perhaps is how Mr Pratchett might like it. Thank-you sir for some great times. Especially Night Watch.
Once you get over the fact that Hollywood cannot reliably make good SF it ain't bad.
Avatar... Great fun
WotW... Once you get past over the smaltz it's not a bad adaption
And most shocking I like all the Matrix movies (sorry)
But Battlefield Earth (overly long like most opera) and The Postman (a bit sentimental, sorry Brin) are best done in your own head
What is really sad is the humungous skipload of great SF which would make storming movies.
I ain't going to list it here. You know who I mean or you wouldn't be reading this topic.
The Beeb adaption of HHGTTG stands unassailed BTW
...and had to get myself a beer because it was just like being down my local !
Can I say that liked to bit in Highlander 2 when SC flogs his earring to the huffy tailors.
Doesn't save the film of course.
Have not yet seen it but I suspect that Disney just ruined John Carter.
See if I can get this right :-)
The old duffers say.
1) It's bollocks
2) It's not bollocks but it's irreproducible
3) It's brilliant and I have always stated that it was
The very nature of peer review means that it's open to abuse by
folk who are emotional, envious and/or unimaginative but that does not invalidate the process.
There is a great story about the bloke who proposed Tectonic plate theory.
He was repeatedly vilified by his peers who then led a candle-lit procession
of contrition to his widow's house when the theory was proved correct.
You fools. Have none of you watched Ghostbusters and learnt what
crossing particle beams can do?
Have none of you played Doom ?
We'll be knee deep in skull-spitting zombies before you can say
Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire
(Umm...That may be quite a while)
Ma ! Where's my pumpgun ?
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