Re: Ok ok...
1770 posts • joined 8 Jul 2009
If Grayling et al aren't cringing in embarrassment when they read it, they are not fit for public office.
I love the needle-sharp understatement inherent in the sentence, "The importance of the rule of law is not always understood."
explaining the function of the justice system, Janet and John style, presumably for the benefit of the government
Someone across the pond should have done this for Donald Trump at the start of his candidacy, to avoid the need for a fuller explanation during his presidency.
"See Don run. Run, Don, run!"
Alan Woodward, security professor at the University of Surrey, said it was a "positive move" that he hoped would help "set the tone" across academia that research was "about discovery, not making money".
That's not going to go down well with our lords and masters.
I won't be using any of these silly gadgets until a) they work reliably, and b) have the voice and personality of Scarlett Johannson.
"Alexa, start my morphine pump"
And if the bugs haven't been ironed out: by then: "Alexa, intracardial adrenaline, stat!"
Isn't that what it feels like already?
a "verbal contract" to build an unrealistic high-speed tube train system across America.
Did this verbal agreement come from someone who famously talks a lot about building an unrealistic wall across America?
"Who would pay for it? How long would it take to build? How would it be built?"
It seems there are also similarities in the questions which go unanswered.
I am always willing to work for cake.
Questions have been raised in Parliament about that.
Frankly, I don't care if opioid sellers are lazy and undisciplined.
Perhaps she could take some cuttings off that and grow a new one?
What, you mean borrow to invest? Where have you been for the last 30 years?! We don't do that any more. That's... that's... living beyond our means, that is. You'll never balance a household budget if you start telling governments to do that.
probably using a combination of filters and centrifuges.
Well, that's another million dollars on the unit price.
be taken up in an unpressurised aircraft to a height of 10,000' whilst undertaking a series of written tests and hand-eye co-ordination tests
Didn't John Noakes do that on Blue Peter in about 1974? Well, maybe it was someone else, but I do remember being astonished at just how rapidly a person's handwriting deteriorated. It's taken 40 years for mine to get that bad.
And how good is that GoPro at reading a lamp in storm conditions? How many degrees of roll can it cope with, to keep the lamp in its field of view? At least sailors have the advantage of being self-stabilising (except when they've been on the rum, of course).
If oars can't move it, they are quite useless, I'd say.
That's why sailing ships used to be equipped with sweeps. Or they'd send out all the ship's boats and the poor sailors would have the backbreaking job of towing their ship out of trouble.
I wonder if a couple of RIBs could do that with a Type 23?
I thought that one of the points of the BBC is that it doesn't have to chase ratings.
It can afford to take more risks than most, perhaps, but it does effectively have to chase ratings. If it didn't, the right-wing papers would be decrying it as a failing waste of public money, ripe for defunding and potential acquisition by one R. Murdoch.
and accidentally commanded it to backflip into the icy waters
Yes, but it went out with style.
And how much harm is being done to society by excessive nannying? People are losing their ability to think or judge for themselves, as there's always someone else to do it for them.
Advertising exists for a reason -- if it didn't affect people's views, companies wouldn't spend so much money on it. Any reinforcement of a stereotype has an effect, especially when children are trickle-fed it over decades. Do you think it's alright for so many girls and young women to dismiss the idea of ever having a career as an engineer because that's not what women do?
Some people think they are not affected by advertising. Seventy-five per cent of people also think they are better than average drivers, but we still have seatbelt laws. Are you old enough to remember when people complained about first being forced to wear a seatbelt? "Bloody nanny state!"
My roomba once had an accident on the stairs.
As did my dog. The Roomba refused to clean it up.
This is just PC madness
No, it's science-fiction. Everything else is just the shit in your head.
They do not know what 90% of the Universe is made up of. They can't measure it
Of course they can measure it. How the hell do you think they discovered it?
And great food underground in that part of Montreal.
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You'd better leave it at that. You're starting to turn me on.
I get "Is the internet down?"
It's a few years since I last worked on the helldesk, but my response to this very common question was usually along the lines of "The Internet was designed to be a multiply-redundant military network capable of withstanding the destruction caused by a global thermonuclear war. Unless you can see lots of mushroom clouds outside your window, I think it's much more likely that the problem lies with your computer. Switch it off, check the cables are firmly seated, then switch it back on again."
Nine times out of ten they wouldn't call me back.
And use it as a starseed lure.
There aren't any White House speeches, only tweets.
It wouldn't be worth the effort of trying to put words into Trump's mouth. You just have to wait until he tweets a brain fart which is the opposite of his claimed position of a few days earlier.
the existence of research merely discussing the possibility means that video evidence will no longer be acceptable to the suitably brainwashed.
The suitably brainwashed never required plausible research in the first place. Just think about all the flat-earthers, AGW-deniers, Holocaust-deniers, anti-vaxxers and Creationists already out there.
(I'm now going to sit here and wait for one of them to turn up and say they have tons of evidence in their favour.)
Mr Davis's speaking hole.
Was he facing away from you when you heard him say this?
I assume other countries have Customs management systems that work . . .
Yeah, but they're all written in a foreign language.
I naively assumed that we kept track of goods entering and leaving the UK
That function was probably deemed too expensive for the amount of fraud loss it would halt. But the consultants likely failed to factor in the probability that criminals would exploit this weak spot and now here we are, 25 years later and with billions lost.
PETA are simply insane, human-hating, SJW Marxists, no more needs to be said...
You forgot to say they're also pinko Nazi Commie librul traitors, and any other term you personally don't like.
Maybe El Reg knows more than they're saying about our primary's binary partner, out in the far-flung reaches beyond the Kuiper Belt. This unfortunate slip of the finger could finally be the wedge we need to crack open wide the conspiracy of silence surrounding the existence of alien life, the realm of which the Voyager probes are now within a few decades of exploring.
Or possibly not.
This is an instance where you really want both of them to lose.
Perl of a comment.
I C what you did there.
Perhaps this was Trump's cunning plan all along. In the words of one of his illustrious predecessors, we've all misunderestimated him.
other euro nations
the EU will move at a slower pace.
How on earth do you manage to conflate the two? Is it a special UKIP setting carried only by some brains? Are you suggesting that no EU nation can allow entrepreneurs to enter without the blessing of the EU? That would be a bit strange, given that the UK loves its dodgy Tier 1 Invester scheme whereby extremely wealthy people from anywhere in the world can buy a foot in the door and get a passport within as little as two years.
The truth made clear by your stated opinion must be why that well-known life-long socialist, Jeremy Corbyn, is happy for the UK to leave the EU.
Which whisky bottle did you empty last night?
"You can't un-invent end-to-end encryption… you can't legislate it away," he added.
"Challenge accepted!" - T. May
I thought that particular fetish was reserved by law for sitting Tory MPs.
Won't be missed.
I will be using this as a training aid the next time a new manager is rotated through the department.
Consequently its journalistic output will be the lowest common denominator - or worse.
It'll be writing for Sun readers.
At least it will be, the way we're heading.
DXC currently has around 170,000 employees in 70 countries
Which makes the black holes stealth bullets. Nice.
Before about 1990. Which may have been the time they stopped making typewriters.
So, how does one take a photo of a sunset?
With a mirror, of course.
perhaps you could call it a Hopron
I expect it should be possible to isolate this particle by placing her in a particle collider and switching the beams on.
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