Definitely worth watching.
Spoiler Alert! Later seasons are a bit more adult than earlier seasons, so you might want to check them out before you let your kids watch.
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The main problem is that the majority of folk aren't the sort of paranoid savvy individuals that you find here at the Reg. I've tried to get the other half to switch from Chrome to something that doesn't collect her data, but "Chrome already works" and the effort to switch is too energy intensive for her (she is ill after all)
But even those people that do have the capability to take more care of their personal data just can't be arsed if it means trying to learn something different.
...in a laboratory where Louis Pasteur would recognise the techniques we use.
* One poor soul couldn't understand why that big silver DELL button didn't turn the computer on.
* Our office manager (who could lay out documents on a typewriter that you would swear had been professionally typeset) kept all her correspondence in a single Word file (5 for DOS, then kept the practice up when we transitioned to 2.0 on Win 3.11).
* A friend who took early retirement rather than have to face using a PC every day.
It's easy to mock these people, especially when we work in a high-tech environment, but like I say, I've worked 45 years in a microbiology lab (25 of those in IT support) and the technological changes we've seen in that time have been unbelievable (look up MALDI-TOF). The pc revolution just seemed like one more thing to cope with for some people.
These days of course, we're sitting people down in front of desktop PCs using keyboard oriented software, when their computing experience is mainly stabbing their finger at a phone or iPad. Still, keeps me in a job (until next year)
""I'm surprised we haven't already done the 'space force' thing, actually."
You have. It's called USAF Space Command."
Yeah, but they run the Stargate program and you can't use that to get to Earth orbit unless you gate to a planet with a goa'uld mothership (and that would be bad)
"but if you have to sully it with water at least do it the honour of using spring water and not that chemically tainted tap excretion...."
Is that spring water that you collected yourself from an actual spring (NOT downhill from a sheepdip pit!) or Spring Water that some other bugger has bottled from HIS tap just for you (and your wallet)?
Personally I wouldn't put anything in whisky, but if I'm forced to drink water...
It's good to know I'm not alone, although I put it down to carelessness on the part of someone giving their email address. These days I just delete the emails, but I have been known to report them to abuse@ whoever sent them, and once I went the extra mile to inform a doctor's practise in California that their patient was never going to turn up for surgery... (That was hard, due to a reluctance on the part of the practise to put any contact details on the website that didn't need logged in to, and I wasn't going to phone them)
Interesting thread you linked to. Thanks.
Having read the first couple of pages, the reaction to the prosecution seems mixed, but the consensus seems to be that it was the right thing to do.
[disclaimer] I was too lazy^h^h^h^hbusy to read the whole thread, so opinion may have shifted towards the end.
"...horrors the Brits perpetrate when making/serving coffee. ;-)"
Coffee bag in a mug. Add boiling water. Risk blistered fingers by dunking it about a bit until it's cooled enough to drink. Drink slowly, leaving bag in mug to achieve a turkish level of strength by the time you get to the end.
What's wrong with that?
"Could you fit a nip in there?"
"Well top it up then, I asked for a Pint"
Tradition was to hand over the first pint while filling the rest, the punter would drink the first mouthful, then ask for a topup (used the honesty principle to ensure that the first mouthful wasn't pint-sized)
Ah the seventies - where did they go?
The Tory MSP for NE Scotland is complaining about £100,000 worth of uneaten food in Tayside hospitals, claiming it's " further evidence of the health board’s inefficiency"
Oh - and it's not privatised...
It kinda puts a bill for £6m for sorting out a cock-up into perspective, eh.
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