Re: I'm sorry
Unused data which has no place in an app for iOS.
6424 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009
The top of the cylinder unscrewed slowly and a creature, the size of a bear but beset with tentacles emerged. A quivering, unearthly hiss emanated from it's leathery lips "Phear us, Earthmen, for we have returned and this time we have Penicillin; mwahahahaha!"
I turned and ran, as fast as I could, at first not knowing where I was going, just allowing myself to be swept along by the stampeding mass of humanity. The,n my senses returning, I fought my way sideways through the press of fleeing man, my destination clear; the hospital at Maidstone where I knew I would find a weapon capable of eliminating the alien horror that had descended.
I'm given to wondering if this 'forced choice" approach to vendors might not stand the project in better stead for it all working than the other way of allowing people to buck-pass, bitch-moan and threaten breach of contract left right and centre. I mean if you've got no choice but to make it work, then that's what you do, right? WW2 spirit and all of that.
Was dreadful. I was laughing my arse off at the terribleness of the first episode, which I made it half-way through before I had to turn it off as it was making my ears bleed. The last episode, I did kind of watch ten minutes of before I was asleep. It was well acted and well produced, but virtually plot-free. Well, OK, it had a plot, but it lacked a story.
all them foreigners what come over here? Even with a battery powered device, they won't be covered because they don't have a home license, and a hotel license doesn't cover portables. I've tried asking the licensing authorities about it, but they won't give me a clear reply; they just keep saying "Oh, your iPad will be covered on your home license", and I say, "But what if I'm a foreigner without a home license?" and they say exactly the same thing again. Pointless.
I have no qualms about giving away my age. I'm an old fart. I was techhying back in the days when a fix for windows not opening involved a screwdriver and a can of WD40.
I taught computer skills to YTS-thugs in Liverpool and Manchester in 1985/86 when the winters were so cold that your piss froze as it hit the back wall of the metal urinal trough in the training centre. And if only I were exaggerating.
"I don't understand how this could happen. The laptop's less than a year old!"
"Age is no guarantee of reliability. Just look at senior management."
i.e. Just because something is new, doesn't make it more reliable.
Yet the senior management quip seems to indicate that just because something is old that doesn't make it reliable.
The comparison doesn't make sense to me. If the quip had been "Age is no guarantee of reliability. Just look at the YTS intake" that would make sense.
I know what he's saying about senior management (although it's good in my department, in the institute as a whole, it is dreadful beyond belief!), I just don't think their failures are correlated in any way shape or form with age. I think the phenomenon of executive management is better explained away using the phrase "shit floats".
I didn't think this one was so good. "Age is no guarantee of reliability. Just look at senior management." WTF does that mean? They are older therefore more reliable? Less reliable? What?
And the pain is all in the anticipation of an event anyway. OK, some of it is in the punch the PFY delivers, but resorting to physical violence when simply inducing sufficient paranoia to cause the user to immediately backup 5 fives and therefore run out of space in iCloud or GoogleWhatever or an expensive external HDD...
Far better to get them to dig their own graves.
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