Re: Wonder what effect ethanol has on the proteins?
Are you proposing we get a pigeon drunk, for science?
1089 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Are you proposing we get a pigeon drunk, for science?
It could be like the way our inner ear tells us which way is up; you do feel a sort of pull but it's barely perceptible. Since no human has this sense, it's difficult know how it would feel.
Wireless keyboard is fine, but largely pointless. Wireless mice are heaver, which give me noticeable pain in old carpal tunnels.
Henceforth, the offending user shall be known as Oddball.
Spherical frictionless penguin in a vacuum.
Windows 10 being "awesome" is still a matter of opinion. On the whole I like it (love it, compared to 8), but there's still plenty to hate. The Start menu is still awful, so now I never even open it. I could do at home, where I have Start10 installed, but I've just got out of the habit. Also the new settings "app" is terrible; it's a massive pain to find the right options page to do anything. Thank God the old control panel is still buried in there. Cortana is utterly pointless, and is killed with RegEdit on any PC I work with. The notifications page might as well not exist, since I never look at it. Basically any of the bits that Microsoft are adamant should work the same on touchscreens and with a mouse are total rubbish.
Apple will be fine merging iOS and OSX, so long as the touchscreen mode looks like iOS does now and the desktop mode looks exactly like OSX.
Next time, I suggest using the "Joke Alert" icon. Some people wouldn't know satire if it hit them in the face with a salmon.
What do these strange, archaic words mean?
Well sure, but I was really referring to the build-once-run-anywhere benefit of Java, rather than the download-source-from-GitHub-and-spend-the-next-week-struggling-to-get-it-to-build model of C/C++.
Not interested in multi-OS support then?
Coprolite? I'm betting diamonds!
Yeah 25-40 years old isn't that little.
Funny how whenever we have to pay someone else more inline with inflation, RPI is used, but when someone has to pay us it's always CPI.
Maybe we should get in the habit of saying "start, full stop, com"?
Agreed. To be representative you really need to sample everywhere. Otherwise there are always going to be big gaps in its applicability domain. In this case Scandinavia is over represented, so it's going to be over trained on Vikings, while they've got just three really distant countries representing all of Africa.
Get thine own house in order.
Pretty sure putting a kids face on a smut movie would put you on the wrong side of UK law already. Didn't those anti-smut laws our benevolent overlords pass a couple of years back include simulated acts and even animations?
@AC: It was ever thus. Why else would people continue to buy the Daily Mail?
You mean "pretty cool character in the Halo series that became increasingly naked as the series went on".
You mean that thing that I go into the registry to permanently disable as soon as possible?
Well you know what they say: "if your wan't something done, give it to someone who's already busy".
Personally I wish irritable bowel syndrome on anyone in the ad industry.
You do realise Goodwin's Law has been extended to include references to "Snowflakes", right?
Yorkshire puds with every dinner.
Indeed, statutory sick pay doesn't kick in until you've been off for four consecutive days (including non-working days).
Is this your first time here? I guess you've not seen the Bootnotes sections before.
Daytime TV is always fluff like this though. It least this is less harmful to one's health than watching Jeremy Kyle.
Magic, but pretty counter-intuitive considering how copy-paste usually behaves.
Most dictionary definitions put middle age as 45-65. As a 32 year old I found the title of this piece utterly horrifying.
@Tigra 07: But they won't be earning the same; if their pay is the same as their UBI, then they've doubled their income.
@tfewster: The Watch books don't have too many of those though.
I don't tend to think "CSI: Ankh-Morpork", but rather "A Touch of Frost: Ankh-Morpork" but with even more humour. Unlike every other Discworld TV adaptation (of which The Hogfather is still the best), The Watch needs to actually be quite dark (as well as funny) and definitely aimed at adults.
Well, pretty much every game based in the LotR universe had done that too.
Everyone seen Sexy Shelob in Shadow of War? I rest my case.
@AC: ...yeah I still don't see anyone going for it.
It can't end up worse than The Hobbit movies. Seeing a Billy Connolly, as a CGI dwarf, riding around on a giant pig and twatting orks was the last straw. The third one was basically Warhammer: The Movie.
Seconded! My Nexus 5X is a fine machine that I hope lasts for a good few years. When it does finally give up I don't know what I'll end up getting, since there doesn't seem to be an equivalent well made but bare bones Android now the Nexus line is dead.
...oh, you were being serious?
Are you saying you want to see the units (understandable), or would you like the UK to adopt kilometres as our unit of road distance (not going to happen)?
I never really understood the nature of his relationship with the resident bunnies; was it like his harem or something?
"just exactly what are your qualifications for dealing with international, and I might add, Nuclear opponents in our so-called Free World?"
One might ask you the same question.
I like the old emojis. Those look a bit facebookey.
Oh when will Google allow us to revoke permissions to apps. If an app that has no business being able to send and receive texts or voice calls, or access mobile numbers etc. still lists them in their required permissions, we should bloody well be able to turn those permissions off.
British forces were pretty lucky at the landings, but both British and Canadian forces had a hell of a job taking Caen. Monty always like to give troops under his command the worst jobs.
As for Ypres, that was nasty all round. Looking at the causality records in WWI, you can always spot the times when a regiment has been rotated into the Ypres salient: the casualty rate always increases ten-fold.
Dammit, I want a steamed jam sponge pudding now.
It's always nice when someone with no interest in a subject weighs into a discussion. Particularly when that someone's contribution boils down to "I HATE EVERYTHING YOU LIKE!!!!1111"
I suppose the downside of series for the likes of Netflix, where it can be assumed that the audience will binge watch, is that there's no longer the need to make each episode stand on its own. Usually an episode would further the plot of the season somewhat (or sometimes not at all), but also represented a complete story in its own right. That doesn't seem to be the case for some more recent stuff, such as the Marvel series. Of those I think Luke Cage was the worst offender, with hardly anything happening in each episode.
I guess it's no wonder web advertising is becoming more obnoxious. Advertises can no longer rely on us having to sit through their rubbish. I can't even be bothered to use ITV's on-demand service because of the adverts. Well that and the crap resolution.
Sometimes it even improves the experience. Me and my wife have just recently finished re-watching all of Buffy, having not seen any since it finished running on TV. I distinctly remember the last few seasons being a real drag, and yet I really enjoyed them this time. I think it's because, yes, some episodes are a bit of a slog, but you just have to watch one more and the whole thing picks up again. In the good old days you'd be stuck with the memory of that one crap episode all week, and if the next one wasn't great, you'd quickly lose interest.
...because it doesn't contain any actual smoke! Passive smoke is still smoke and contains lots of carcinogenic products of combustion. The vapour from a e-cig is almost all water vapour.
I get not liking the smell, but I don't get why people refuse to acknowledge that there is no evidence that vaping is dangerous at all, unlike actual smoking. It's always "we don't know", "we need more evidence" etc. but it just smacks of puritanism.
IMHO if everyone who smoked switched to vaping tomorrow, the world would be a hell of a lot better off.
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