yes, the custom assessors who asked my good friend, who has only leg (having misplaced the other one) to prove his disability.
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Guess who's working on a health data-slurping digital tool? Bzzt! Nope, it's the UK Department for Work and Pensions
What's Farsi for 'as subtle as a nuke through a window'? Foreign diplomats in Iran hit by renewed Remexi nasty
Friday fun fact: If Stegosauruses had space telescopes, they wouldn't have seen any rings around Saturn
If Stegosauruses had space telescopes, ....
Who's to say they didn't ?
lots of gaps in the fossil records (maybe haven't found them yet) and , and they lived for 63 million years, 100 million years ago so they could have developed stuff, and it hasn't lasted- look at our civilisation, only 5000-odd years old, and a lot of the older stuff has gone already.
Re: New name needed
That's the plan.
For those wondering why we need a better ring, means a bigger "running track" to get the particles going faster, so there's more energy in them when they crash into each other, meaning smaller bits are made in the collision.
Think when two cars collide at 2mph in the supermarket car park, the bumper falls off, when the F1 cars crash together at 200-odd mph, you get little bits of carbon fibre all over the place.
Hopefully means new electronics to play with, like better CCDs, that are used in camera phones, better magnets for speakers, and other magnetty things., etc.
And who knows, JJ Thomson didn't think of electronics when he found the electron, so what will "Bosonics" bring ?
Tell me about it. Just had to prove my age at the local supermarket to buy an energy drink.
Can't sell it to under 16s.
This particular supermarket chain has something called "challenge 25", where you have to prove by the usual methods that you're over a quarter of a century old.
Wouldn't mind but it's kind of obvious if you look at me 25 was a long time , and a lot of hair ago.
That reminds me, have to call the IT helpdesk for the monthly update on the fault with our main computer.
Only been five years since it was reported, and three years since the room the computer was in burnt down, melting said computer- but they said once they'd gone through all the diagnostics they'd pop round (from the building next door) and have a look.
Want to roll like one of the biggest minds in physics? Prof Stephen Hawking's wheelchair is up for auction
Ah, yes- the days when you could turn every computer sound to Meg Ryan's "Performance" in When Harry met Sally and thought
a) it was funny
b) you'd be able to have all your teeth
Still get a good feeling when hearing "Rockafeller Street" by Getter Jaani, as it was the ringtone for an old girlfriend of mine at the time.
Yes, the two are connected.
Some people still think "Gordon Freeman" is an alias for me, even thought I was born and named before that game.
used these two in the past,
Ed Zijduk, who still gets invited to speak at conferences
Otto Mann (even funnier when gets furniture companies' junk mail)
but now just use random cartoon characters or footballers from my youth as pseudonyms.
Parcel for Ace McLeod ?, I'll sign for it.
NASA to celebrate 55th anniversary of first Moon landing by, er, deciding how to land humans on the Moon again
Re: Dabsy, are you feeling Ok?
Depends, if the Highland spring water has been added to fermented malted barley, distilled and left in a barrel for say, a minimum of 12 years (but 18+ is better) then yes, I could see it crossing my mind
Think I'll go for an early lunch, and have some pass my lips too.
Had two fantastic bribes in the past.
Favourite was first pick of the newborn pups the briber's dog had just given birth to. Result, is the growling rug of fluff that is Kereberos. Good boy does not do him justice.
The other was an afternoon's access to a colleague's multimedia server- this was three years ago and still haven't finished reading the ebooks downloaded.