Re: Self lacing?
You're prayers have been answered. Just get a pair of Krotens. Pull, slide, tuck the little dongle under the loop at the front and you're done. No Internet Connection required
863 posts • joined 11 May 2007
I firmly believe the uptick can be entirely accountedfor by DHL parcel tracking messages:
- We picked it up from the vendor
- It's at the airport
- It's on a plane
- It's at the airp[ort
- We picked it up from the airport
- We dropped it at our distribution centre
- It's at the distribution centre
- It's in Eric's van wandering the countryside
- We delivered it
- I said, WE DELIVERED IT!!
- Would you like to click this link to tell us how happy you are with our service?
- Are you sure?
- One more chance
Same here. The tale of my son, at 3 years old, 'feeding' my Revox cassette deck with fruit pastilles (open the door/mouth, put a sweetie on it, press the button, deck closes its 'mouth', reopens - sweetie has been eaten) came back to me via an acquaintance a few months back as 'You'll never believe this, but this guy's toddler...'
The incident happened in the UK, it was rel;ated to me in Australia. And my son is 38 now.
Ah, the power of internet communication!
I went off those US based home renovations programmes when I saw them demonstrate how to replace a window:
"Get a window a little bigger than the old one. Remove the old window"
He then proceeded to cut a bigger hole in the wall with a bloody crosscut saw!!
Try that on a cavity wall, matey!
They should exclusively stock Japanese pr0n. Apart from containing some of the most bizarre sex acts imaginable (and quite a few you'd be hard pressed to imagine), they generally include a 20 minute preamble of a woman sitting on a sofa, chatting to camera, or a bunch of girls giggling about hairstyles.
Or so I've been told <ahem>
"downvoted for a question?"
That's how it goes round here. There's the autoscanners who read part of a post, just enough to get the spittle flashing, and then there's the regular ElReg 'didn't you even know that?' Superior Commentard,
In fact, I might just vote you down myself, just for the lulz.
Don't let it get to you, m8
"listening to everything and only reacts when you speak the magic words"
As per Kendy in Niven's Integral trees. Kendy listened all the time, but only responded when a statement was preceded by the keyphrase prikazyvat KendyThe keywords were only there to stop the crew suspecting Kendy was spying on them. Which he was
"Does he mean we never observed an object in the Oort Cloud, yet we know it exists?"
Pretty much. We know that starbirth is likely to produce a loose 'shell' of gravitational objects within a region beyond the planetary system, and that there is evidence of orbital perturbation on comets that enter the inner system.
It's rather like the early part of the 20th Century, when astronomers were looking for a 9th planet, which had never been spotted but was obviously there based on its gravitational effects.
The overwhelming majority of vapers are ex smokers. People with an addiction to nicotine that kept them smoking, and are vaping as a far safer alternative to lighting up. Many have had health scares. Most have attempted to give up many, many times and failed, and for them vaping is the only thing that has worked, and vastly improved their health and wallet.
Do you really think even one of them gives a shit about whether you think they look sexy?
Many years ago, doing a stint with a very oldschool solicitor firm which had just gone computery (ah, the old CADO Cat!), they had a signing in book. Each staff member had to enter their name and arrival time.
Part of the office manager's duties involved drawing a thick red line under the most recent arrival's name at 9:00 on the dot so people couldn't fake their arrival time.
same goes for the BBC training centre at Wood Norton. The basement is just a basement, and there's absolutely nothing to see down there. It's not even worth you going down there. In fact, it's a sackable offence.
The fact that, once a month, a diesel oil tanker would turn up, the driver would unscrew one of the ventilator shafts and proceed to pour diesel into it until the tanker was empty, was just one of those odd coincidinks
On the other hand, IBM do give back to the community in their own unique way.
The road outside their Cumberland Forest offices in Sydney gets resurfaced every year, and the lines repainted twice a year, come what may.
Of course, this only extends about 300metres either side of the building, but they're not made of money!
Well, the big thing round these here parts is 'Activity Based Workplaces'.
Basically, if we assume only 70% of staff are in the office at any one time, we only provide 70% of desks, requiring 70% of the floorspace, saving us money in both office hardware and space rental. Then we give each person a notebook PC (which we generously allow them to lug home with them every evening) and tell them to 'find a space' when they come in to the office.
This means every desk area is 100% anonymous, because nobody has a permanent desk.
This has immediate and massive benefits to our staff because ... well, you know, having a team spread across many different floors (or even buildings) within the campus makes for more efficient... no, wait, you get to sit with people who do a completely different job to you, so you get to try to concentrate on some tricky coding while a salesdroid yells into his phone at the next 'workstation' and ... hang on, I'm not explaining the advantages very well here..
Did I mention we save money on office equipment and space rental?
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