* Posts by furtherstill

7 posts • joined 17 Jul 2009

Cabinet Office talks to Facebook & co about new ID system

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Surely, they can't be serious

Every single thing about this idea is wrong. This Maude fellow needs to be downed by a t-shirt barrage like his more reputable namesake.

Comcast 'Tweetgate' apology thrown back in face


None of those

"It isn't hush money, a PR stunt and it certainly isn't something to assuage a guilty conscience." - Of course not. It's a tax deduction.

Freeman Dyson: Shale gas is 'cheap and effective'


@John Smith 19

There are quite a few geothermal plants in California. Ring of fire and all that. According to the state it accounted for 4.5% of the total energy supply in 2007.

Kiwis slap 'vacant' sign on Paris Hilton



Forget what their boilerplate derision makes them. Instead you might consider pondering what your bizarre little spiel says about you. You somehow managed to go from a cliched bit of whining about how mainstream media is ever so boring to defending the intelligence of a wealthy heiress based on her income.

Which is so sensible, as it is well established that money equals intelligence. That's how we know that Haitians are stupid and George W. Bush is humanity's greatest living genius. After all, they eat dirt and he was the leader of a wealthy nation. Who cares that both he and Professor Hilton would be nothing without their last names and have each done more to damage their respective brands than any outsider ever could have? They got ahead, and so the net loss which their behavior incurred on society is of no consequence, right?

The true beauty is that you attempt to support your silly argument with a reference to Forbes, which is the business world equivalent of People magazine. Well done, sir, well done!

Japan torture flick sickens UK film censor


But are there prizes?

"According to the BBFC board, much of the film was focused on the assault, humiliation and torture of two victims. "

Sounds like a two hour Japanese game show.

In any event, I generally consider banning anything to be lazy and counterproductive and this is no exception.

Company wins US patent for podcasting


Just like Compton, fool.

Reminds me of that asinine patent given to Compton's (digital encyclopedia people) back in the early '90s for "multimedia." That one was revoked after much uproar and eventual analysis by a creature with a functional human brain, who found it to be absurd and preposterous. For the record, the title here is a reference to an unrelated rap song from the period.

Vulture Central plans Brit-Yank dictionary


People, people...

I think most can agree that of all the countless varieties of English in use throughout the world, the Australian one is easily the most troublesome. Half of their local terms sound like they were invented by drunken children under the care of some senile Mary Poppins.

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