Keep on knockin' off the Free World
476 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Re: "Bring back Tomorrow's World, I say."
Not even once.
Who gives a flying fruitcake whether it's on BBC or Channel4 or replaced by some other dreary nonsense? Bring back Tomorrow's World, I say.
I just remembered I had an old Yahoo account for freecycle and one or two groups. No personal details in it (who signs up with their real name/address/dob anyway), but it felt good to delete it.
Police have found no trace...
Give it a day or two, then check youtube.
Hard to believe it's been ten years since David Miliband decided to patronise us all with his Utopian plans for carbon credit cards and citizens environmental contracts. What we need is some kind of government wiki where we can debate these ideas in a mature, sensible fashion.
Like last time.
Have we entered a weird parallel universe, and nobody else has noticed?
"Lyndon Johnson told the nation
Have no fear of escalation
I am trying everyone to please
Though it isn't really war
We're sending fifty thousand more
To help save Vietnam from Vietnamese"
While I agree with everything that's been said here about personal responsibility, one has to wonder whether all this "safety" tech in cars is actually making them less safe. Every day on the motorways I see people looking down at their mobile phones, veering and then correcting. It causes no end of near and actual rear-end shunts. If people already take such risks without the widespread use of lane assist and automatic braking, imagine what they'll do when it becomes ubiquitous.
I've a few of those cheap IP cameras running. Instead of exposing the firmware to the internet I used apache to proxy the static image from the camera, building all the feeds into a single web page which refreshed frequently enough to make it look like a moving picture.
.. to tell us what everyone already knew.
Man seeks privacy. Ends up on the front page of the internet.
More international nannying...
It's giving me a headache.
Here, take these.
Ah, Nuprin. Little. Yellow. Different.
Re: UK legislation
"The House of Lords is unelected, the Euro parliament is elected"
Not that old chestnut. The House of Lords is an unelected revising chamber. They scrutinise legislation. The European Parliament is an elected rubber stamping organisation designed only so that people can still convince themselves they live under a democratically accountable system. They are the only parliament anywhere in the world which cannot propose legislation. They simply nod through the wishes of the unelected Commission, whose sole purpose is to further the European vision.
Vote "in", for an end to democracy and the rule of law. And cheaper mobile phone calls abroad.
This was mentioned in "Brexit the movie". If you trade you democracy for cheaper roaming charges, you deserve all you get.
I think a second button that reads out a suitable riposte is called for.
"He who smelt it dealt it".
Cast your mind back to 1957, the Treaty of Rome was signed by six nations. It consisted of nothing more than an elaborate front page, a signature page, and (due to "technical difficulties") a whole wad of blank paper.
Almost 50 years later the European Constitution was signed. It was a solemn and impressive ceremony at the heart of Ancient Rome. All that remained was for the people of Europe to approve the pact which was made in their name. The Dutch and the French, however, deigned to disagree, voting the whole thing down in their respective referendums.
Regardless, the project pushed on, and was quietly repackaged, much of the text lifted word-for-word into the Lisbon treaty. This time it was billed as a "tidying up exercise". No need to bother the proles with a vote on the subject. Except for Ireland, who voted the "wrong" way, and were told to vote again.
If you happen to be one of the 42% of people who bothered to vote for your MEP, you might find some comfort in the fact that the people who ride roughshod over the parliamentary democracy and court system of the UK are subject to some democratic oversight. But this is an illusion. The appointed EU Commission are bound by EU rules to represent "the project", not their respective nations. MEPs cannot instigate legislation. Their function is provide a fig leaf of democracy to the whole sham. The legislation they do get to scrutinize, they invariably nod through.
There are lots of reasons to leave. The crippling of the economies of Greece, Italy, Spain. The parachuting in of unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats into the highest seats of power in Greece and Ireland to pull the levers of power. The appropriation of Cypriots' savings. The hounding to an early grave of a market trader who dared to use traditional weights and measures. The unelected Jean-Claude Junker pontificating on what would happen if the Austrians voted for the wrong candidate in their recent election. The breaking of their own rules in granting bailouts. The ridiculous blue flags on everything that has been built with "EU" (ie YOUR) money. The control-freak legal system that thinks that unless something is regulated it cannot be permitted.
I could go on, but I fear you might guess which way I'm voting.
Micro-generation and combats obesity at the same time.
Paris, well, because...
I agree wholeheartedly. It's thoroughly depressing that the campaigns have focused almost exclusively on immigration and economics. There are massively important issues of national identity, sovereignty, historical legitimacy, democracy and freedom at stake here.
Re: So basically...
"EU law"... that phrase really rankles. Law without democratic legitimacy is really lawlessness.
I'm sure I saw this on the I.T Crowd.
Moss: What operating system is it running?
Bomb Disposal guy: Erm.. Vista, I think.
Moss: We're going to die!!
My point is that the European Union has become the tool by which an unsavory and unelected cabal assimilate complicit nations into an anti-democratic dystopian protection racket. In his days off from fighting court cases involving sex with hotel cleaners, DSK is a leading light in the "enlightened" one-world currency/government movement.
If Neil Kinnock, Peter Mandelson, Jean-Claude Junker, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and now IBM are all for it then it must be a good thing.... erm.. right?
Not being a big fan of cloudy services, I've found the combined address book, enhanced calendar and mail functionality of Thunderbird to be all I need to organise my life. One central profile gets synchronised across 2 android phones, 3 house phones and another PC. Works very well (although I wish they'd fix the vcard formatting/integration).
1. Buy Kindle
2. Never register or put it on the wifi
3. Buy books from Amazon and download them to software kindle on laptop
4. Remove the steenkin' DRM
5. Copy to kindle via USB
"But how appealing is a taxi company that will only take you to certain destinations?"
Isn't that a bus?
Is this the same HSBC that announced 8000 staff cuts last June?
Probly just coincidence.
Big, sooty, reusable. Could almost have been designed by Volkswagen.
The first rule about the Radical Librarians Collective...
... is that you don't talk about the Radical Librarians Collective.
I'm not sure the rainbow had such connotations back when the kids tv program was popular.
Re: Interesting theology from this 'pastor'
That's not what a rainbow is. It's what a rainbow is made of. Otherwise you and I would be nothing but bags of chemicals and water, possessing a meaningless existence within a meaningless universe. Were this true, you wouldn't be posting your thoughts here.
IIRC, the RISK is the likelihood of failure and IMPACT is the damage caused to the business should something go wrong. Taking these two factors together would give you a good idea of whether or not to proceed with the change in its existing format.
Just tell them you're in favour of a return to Victorian values and beating children never did them any harm. Worked for me when I was stopped by one of those guys in a green bib while walking through town with the wife and four kids.
Seems to me that there are a lot of people filming themselves quickly messing up a Rubik's cube, reversing the footage, then putting it on YouTube.
The next update I'm planning on my Windows phone is to strap it to a nice big chunk of wood and cut it in half with a circular saw. Then I'll take it into CarWarePhoneHouse and see if they'll send it back to the manufacturers for fault investigation.
With any luck they'll tell me they're not replacing it.
Signed up for Millets mailing list using millets@mydomain to get a free voucher.
Ticked the "do not pass on my email address.." box.
Unsubscribed about a year ago.
Millets get bought out by JD Sports about six months ago.
JD Sports mail me at millets@mydomain at 1am this morning blathering on about their Black Friday deals.
Excellent news. We're running short of unobtainium. Where's Sigourney Weaver?
Probably really peeing off the spooks who will lose their best source of intel.
Re: This from the organisation which routinely destroys families?
To be fair, if anyone is entitled to pontificate, it's the pontiff.
Recently witnessed this first hand. An eight year old with a bow and arrow downed a drone that had been hovering over his family's group of tents and deliberately winding them all up.
Pretty hilarious really, the reaction of the operator when he flounced over to pick up his wounded toy was probably more childish than the eight year old.
Re: Just a quick question...
I'd also like to put in a complaint on behalf of the unimaginative...
After three days Janice was regretting taking the job in Australia.
Hunted TV Series - How did they.. how would you...
Anyone see "Hunted" - how did they clone the phone using a phishing email? I watched it after a long session at the pub and it's all a bit hazy...
How would you avoid capture?
Hopefully they've found a way of allowing upvotes on comments without needing to do a full page reload.
I always found the distinction between Hackney Carriages and Private Hire pretty bizarre. Maybe it's time to simplify and deregulate the sector, rather than implementing new rules for the internet era. If the purpose of regulation is primarily the protection of the public, then it's rapidly becoming pointless, as there's enough information in the public domain for people to make an informed choice for themselves.
Re: Other sites
Are you thinking of Jeremy Kyle? Jeremy Vine hosts a Radio2 show IIRC.
If you want that kind of mpg you could always save yourself a lot of hassle and buy a Diesel focus.
"Anyway if Greece prints without permission, it's illegal."
The whole concept of EU "Law" is lawless in nature anyway. Their rules are set aside and rewritten whenever it suits them. Their so-called laws serve no higher purpose than to perpetuate a corrupt protection racket.
Control the language, control the debate...
If they were being honest, these meters would be called "we screwed up generation capacity by replacing coal power stations with useless environmentally unfriendly turbines so now need to control demand by turning off your power when we feel like it - meters".
Unfortunately the marketing people got there first.
Oh for the days of coal, steam and carrier bags full of free Pit Head Bath soap from family members who were miners.