Only in the pockets? That's not how you wear stockings you know...
Well, the ones in the coat are obviously in the pocket. Where else would I keep my spares?
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Only in the pockets? That's not how you wear stockings you know...
Well, the ones in the coat are obviously in the pocket. Where else would I keep my spares?
Well I hope your undergarment proclivities don't cause you too much trauma whilst pumping. (Sorry, is this not a Dabbsy article?)
One vehicle has the cap on a 'string', the other has no cap.
In Blighty, not filling your own car is really the exception to the standard. What we don't have though, is the clip on the pump handle that allows you to walk away whilst the fuel flows. You have to stand there for the 2 minutes holding that lever up, all nicely grounded through the pump. So we're free to wear as many nylon stockings and polyester underpants as we could wish too...
Yes, the one with the 20 denier lace-tops in the pocket, thanks!
Would you not consider many of those things to be 'other package benefits' then?
Obviously not including the shrewish secretary part!
Sadly never been in a place to have a private bath provided - occasional use of a shared shower perhaps.
Both orgs had several 100+ staff, one a scale of magnitude larger than the other, and both in open plan office spaces of 30-80 people, a bit too much overbearing admin / HR but neither enough to make them hellish experiences.
It isn't clear whether they've included simple pre-tax money earnings or other package benefits like holidays, health-care, vehicles, travel passes...
I've worked in 2 (UK) jobs several years apart for the same salary number, but one of them had effectively 22 days annual leave (including any compulsory shut-down days, bank holidays extra) whilst the other had effectively 36 days in like for like comparison.
Which of those is better remunerated?
I swear if the UK were a company and the board were acting / making decisions the way the government are, they'd have been sacked by the shareholders or the administrators would have been called in by now...
I've lost count of the number of occasions where I've gone to log in to one of those '6 month' sites, failed to get the password right after several attempts, clicked the reset password notification, followed the email to reset the password and then get the message that the password I'm attempting to use doesn't comply with rules X, Y, z, 3, %, and then not had to change the password because I can use that information to figure out the particular arcane combination I used in the first place. Just tell me the arcane rules the first time I got my password wrong, dammit!
Ah is this the trade-off bank holiday for the ever-sensible 2 day holiday at Hogmanay?
Yay! - new standards!! Who doesn't love a new standard?!
It does seem like the kind of information that could easily be embedded in any EXIF-like data. There'd be no need to remove it unless you were doing something nefarious, but there's no way I know to put an image on the internet and not have it readily 'stealable' by those with more than no knowledge.
The browser could readily display the relevant copyright and licence data on an attempted save / copy of the image.
There is also a lesson for the students (and frankly the school staff) regarding copyright and what is actually permitted use. Ignorance of the law is no excuse and all that - nor whether or not you agree with the law, sadly so in some cases!
a pause as if their taking one deep breath
You did that deliberately, didn't you?
Triple hopped, extra citrus ale, 6.66% ABV, leaves you with a bitter aftertaste - seemed like a good idea at the time you bought it!
Very not surprised when about half the "Also from the Register" stories clearly keyed onto the word Lager and linked back to various episodes of BOFH!
Would be appreciated - If they're sticky, they don't need to be chronological and /or most read.
Having an easier way to access some of the article types (like On-Call, Something For The Weekend) that don't have specific sections (e.g. BOFH) would also be helpful. It's currently a pain to find them if you've been on holiday and are playing catch-up over a couple of weeks.
I was on a train for about 4 hours last week, deliberately sitting in the 'quiet' carriage. The two old dears in the row behind me conversed solidly for the whole 4 hours about inane rubbish and whether cousin Timothy would be spending the next few days at the golf club - it didn't even sound like they paused for breath the whole time!
Everyone else in the carriage made not one jot of noise, except briefly when England scored, and once again when Colombia equalised.
An organisation I used to work for had a time recording clock system, which recorded time in decimal hours - 8.0 - clock was reading between 08:00 and 08:05, 8.1 - clock was reading between 08:06 and 08:11, etc. The system automatically removed a specific amount of time during the day to reflect a lunch break so you only clocked in on arrival and out on departure, at the building you worked in whilst the car park could be up to 1/2 mile away and car share people had difficulties from the divergent attendance where they worked in different buildings closer or further away from the car park.
In the morning you'd have a bunch of people hustling to get to the clock machine so it clocked you in before ticking across to the next 6 minute block, whilst at the end of the day there would be a queue forming as nobody would clock out when the clock read 29 minutes past the hour.
After a few years it eventually changed to recording the nearest minute, which at least reduced the queuing to leave issue. Joys of a big organisation and not trusting their highly paid staff members.
Senior managers didn't have to use the clock system as 'they obviously work longer hours anyway'.
I believe it also has something to do with how you answer any questions the police might ask - e.g
Polis : "I see you have a perfume spray there madam that isn't the perfume you are wearing..."
Woman: "Oh yes, that's so if someone attacks me I can spray it in their face and get away"
Polis: "...and that'll be considered an offensive weapon, if you'd like to accompany me to the station"
Now obviously you are allowed to carry perfume sprays, just not with the intention of using them as a weapon - same with many other things like wrecking bars, pipe wrenches. You just have to have a good, legal, and preferably verifiable, reason for carrying them, and for the most sensible law enforcement officer to be having a good day.
In a previous existence I used to regularly get someone complain that their "mouse isn't working!!!!"
For a while I would attempt to clean the things there and then, but that nearly always got the chorus of "Ew" and "humph", so instead I used to fetch a 'spare' from the stores, swap them out and then clean the previous one whilst waiting for something to load/install/compile, before returning it to the stores for the next time. We only actually had a couple of 'spares' and about 5 new mice in the stores. After 3 years we still had 5 brand new mice in their boxes.
Now don't get me started on the phone headset ear-sponges! (bleurgh!)
Oh jeez - there are some folks with trackballs here - I don't think they've EVER cleaned them...
My optical mouse generally gets its glidepads cleaned on at least a weekly interval. The keyboard gets a good shake when I know the cleaners are coming to wipe and vacuum round.
How about the singing?
Three vertical, one horizontal across the top? Sounds like a wicket to me! Wonder where the bat and ball are?
And yet the UK government seem to be headed towards yet more London-centric investment by adding a third runway to the already somewhat congested Heathrow Airport.
Someone may have their forecasts wrong or maybe it will all come out smelling of roses for everyone. Time will tell.
From my experience (Emirates), I'd rather fly A380 than B777 for anything 7+ hours. I can sleep in cattle class on the Airbus, no chance on the Boeing. YMMV
Aeh, I don't mind those sorts of bits on things like Blue Planet - frankly I'd quite like that to be a separate 30 minute programme with more details about the efforts of making the original. In fact, I'd be quite glad if the horrendous recapper ones just replaced some of the repeated dross with more details of the things they allege to be covering in the first place. I'm not (yet) a completely brainless idiot with a 3 second attention and retention span.
So much that - 'Factual' programme, scheduled for an hour with, in my instance, 3 mid-programme breaks totalling approximately 15 minutes. So, 45 minute programme.
But the first 5 minutes is titles and previous programme recap plus basic synopsis of this episode, and the last 5 minutes is the teaser for the next episode. and another 5 minutes or so is spread across the show in reminders of what they told you about 5 minutes ago, before they cut to a different section, so there are places for other networks with different ad regulations to insert even more adverts. Total 'content' time for the scheduled hour long programme, approximately 20 minutes. It's certainly a lot of the reason why I almost never watch programmes at broadcast any more. Hmm, I might have to try and re-cut one of the episodes into a single sequence of content with no self-referencing repeats, just to see how little content there actually is.
Well cashing cheques has to be the perfect, totally untraceable crime! No paper trail.... um...
Either Darwin, or the constabulary identifying the individuals from the online shared video and either extrapolating speed from passing street furniture separation / car model and rpm sound, and requesting the owner's assistance with their investigations.
Ask the Buddhists - they'll make you one with everything!
Some of us can remember listening to "Longwave Radio Atlantic 252" with a signal to noise ratio on a good day of approx 1:1.
Not old enough for Radio Caroline though!
from the picture, it'd struggle to deal with something like a cumberland or a boerewors, but maybe they're not standard bbq fair in Switzerland.
( icon for what usually happens when I get let loose on the bbq/braai )
Last you recall was possibly the jackpot odds of 14ish million to 1? It's gone up since then! Now it's around 45 million to 1, for a jackpot of 2 to 4 million quid per £2 spend (obviously smaller prizes also pay out on
better less bad odds but, you know). It's such rubbish odds that it usually rolls over a couple of times to get to 8 or 9 million (best I can see for the last 6 months was 24 million).
Okay, okay - mine's the one without the lottery ticket in the pocket, thanks.
Or at least, 'more reflective of reality' advertising - who'd have thought that was a good idea (from a consumer perspective at least)!
And who would have thought that the self-regulation model from a few years back wasn't going to work in terms of more accurately reflecting the likely outcome of the advertised product...
At least you CAN scrape a CRT...
"Have you tried turning the whiteboard off and using an erasable marker..."
How long before someone tries writing on it with a (possibly not erasable) marker? or pokes at it with a biro? So many of the screens in a previous job had little blue and black poke marks all over them...
Well that seems like a shitty thing to do...
Possibly people are realising that kids are expensive (along with almost everything else, including booze) and they actually can't afford to have 3 kids.
Or maybe falling religious participation and improved healthcare over the last 50 - 100 years means there is no longer the need / encouragement to have many spawn to bolster future member counts?
Perhaps some complicated combination of multiple causal factors that are difficult to quantify with neat categories?
IT angle? Well, there's booze involved, so that's good enough!
And here I was hoping that the system was starting from scratch and using the instruction sheet to determine the correct assembly procedure - in my experience the most time is taken trying to understand the hieroglyphics in an IKEA instruction manual (well second only to the time it took to get around the IKEA store to find said item and then pay for it and leave again)
"That's how language works: people invent new words, and if people use them then they are correct."
Unless you're French apparently... </sarc>
From the OED link above,
Orientated, adj (1857). Oriented, adj (1875). Unlike many 'Americanisms', it appears that this one isn't actually a case of America retaining an older usage whilst the British evolved the language further. Interesting.
28 minutes to send the reboot command, 4 minutes to reboot and self-test and transmit the reply message, 28 minutes to send the response back to earth, or thereabout I suspect.
Did I miss your joke icon?
Orientate as a word has been in usage in British English for approximately 200 years. After that length of time I'm not sure there's any validity to the suggestion that it is not 'correct'. In my UK experience, it is much more common than 'orient' which I've only ever heard uttered by folks from the ex-colonies (US, Oz, Southern Africa).
from The OED
"ORIENTATE: More commonly used in British English than orient, while the latter is the more frequent of the two in American English. Orientate is commonly regarded as an incorrect usage in American English."
I think you can get the name (and possibly contact address) of the owner of a property from the land registry (for a nominal fee), but that doesn't tell you whether the property is occupied. The council will know this from the council tax record for the property (single occupant pays less than multiple people occupying, zero occupants pays less again I believe), but that isn't a matter of public record.
Knowing how many properties in an area might not be a DPA problem and be in the public interest, but knowing which properties those are and therefore to whom they belong may well be.
In the UK I believe you have to have a recognisable reason (and possibly be registered?) to be able to request a vehicle owner's details e.g. controlling local parking restrictions, so this isn't considered public information.
"One of the basic rules of XP is "Don't repeat yourself." This is a central tenant of maintainability."
Sorry, I think the word you are looking for is 'tenet'. I only point this out because another tenet of maintainability is clarity of communication.
Um, airspeed... in a vacuum...
No tea yet so running at full pedant.
The one with the box of Yorkshire Gold in the pocket please.
(Guessing it'll be a close approximate to 1.0 Sheep)
"My cousin is married to a vicar - who in the 1960s was one of the more trendy types. She is appalled that I am an atheist - and said that she couldn't countenance any of her many children being atheists."
Friends had their child christened/baptised/whatever the catholic equivalent is. Mother was born and raised by a fairly ardent catholic mother, father a somewhat uninterested atheist. My (atheist) wife and the mother's notionally catholic brother (one of them *HAS* to be a catholic apparently) were named as god-parents and when it cam to the bit about renouncing and casting out satan (satin / santa?) and all his works, 3 of the 4 voices could only be heard to utter "mhmhmmm hmmhabbm m ms tm emem".
During the post ceremony gathering (in a pub) the brother freely admitted to having actually said "Mumble mumble mumble" because "who has time for all that crap?"
Kid's father apparently mostly went along with the whole thing for an easy life and because he'd had to promise to christen any kids when they'd got married in the same catholic church - so he wasn't prepared to break any of his wedding vows.
"Condensing the jargon down to the taught..."
presuming you meant "taut" rather than "taught"? There didn't seem to be any lesson in the statement?
Took a couple of reads to get where you were going with that - presumably you're pronouncing the 'g' and the end of 'among' in a more hard / glottal way to match the 'g' in fungus, rather than a soft/ringing way like an example I can't think of if you pronounce all your 'g's the first way...
Meh - it's too early on a Monday for fully formed thoughts!
build around them or open front and back and slide it in whilst 2x4 support staff steps though the cabinet?
but more fuel means bigger tanks and more fuel required to get to the destination - it's all a bit Zeno's paradox with diminishing returns for your money.
Several times (now in history) I've had to deal with people complaining that the printer was printing the letters upside down, to go to the print room, pause the print run because clearly leaving it to carry on printing 100 letters in the meantime was the best plan, open the paper drawer and rotate the sheaf of headed paper by 180 degrees so the heading was in the correct location - as stated by the large label I'd previously affixed to the front of the paper drawer ("Headed paper only, heading this end, face down"). Also removing the plain paper from the headed drawer, readjusting the paper-size margins and the old classic of pressing 'resume' on the printer to compel it to print the 'letter' format document onto the A4 sized paper when it has "stopped working again". Amazing the number of times one could resolve a problem by simply reading the information displayed on the LCD screen and doing what it said.
To those of us outside this thrilling discussion, it just seems like there's one AC with multiple-personality disorder who's let their mental turmoil loose on the keyboard!
Oi Reg, any chance we can identify all the posts from an AC together within on forum thread? AC1 / AC2 etc...
Velleman can only do so much I suppose - time to cable-tie up the loose ends.
"Switch the right 68 votes and the Conservatives are down two MP's http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/mps-maj.htm"
and actually it's only 35 votes, as those numbers are majorities so it not only comes off their majority total but gets added to their opponent total - 14 votes taken from Davies and added to Labour total, 21 votes from Solloway and added to Labour total and neither would have had their seats in 2015 ( Both of them lost their seats to Labour by 2000+ majorities in the 2017 debacle / general election )
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