* Posts by Steve

6 posts • joined 6 Jun 2007

Speeding, driverless Nissan finally stopped by US bombers


Shold have been a boat

Well, if you're gonna bomb a car, you should probably ask a proper land-buggering airforce. Had this been a roboboat, I'm sure the Navy guys would have stuffed it quick-time.

Aussies: Eat roos, save the planet


Throw another roo on the barbie

Here in Aus, roo is easily avaiable from the local supermarket - though in much smaller amounts to the usual beef, lamb, etc. Dog food, though, is full of the stuff. My dog lives on a diet of roo ears, testicles, etc, and seems to get along just fine.

Incidentally, emu can also be found in the pre-packaged meat department making Australia the only country in the world that has a coat of arms made of dinner . I'm an expat Brit and when I point this out the locals get all shirty and try to throw it back at me so I tell them that lions are really expensive and we've eaten all the unicorns.

US airforce to launch robotic Space Shuttle 2.0 this year


How many Wales?

Can someone please tell me what a 'foot' is?

Verizon sends text messages to the big screen


lurid slides!!!

I, for one, yearn for the days of a couple of minutes of ads for the local curry house. I loved that cheesy stuff - stock footage of lovely curry followed but a hastily cobbled-together voice-over of the local address.

These days, not wishing to have to sit through 15 minutes of ads waiting to see a movie I HAVE PAID FOR, me and the missis check out the up-coming movies to decide which ones to grit our teeth through and which ones to illegally download for ad-free viewing in our own home.

Of course, I would out to many more movies if the ads weren't there - really, it is the only thing stopping me - but the industry doesn't seem to want my wonga. Fair enough.

Oz convict ancestor database goes online


Russel Crowe's Nationality

Easy mistake to make if you read the Australian press:

Australian actor Russel Crowe nominated for Oscar.

New Zealand actor Russel Crowe involved in brawl

Australian actor Russel Crowe Wins Oscar

New Zealand actor Russel Crowe throws telephone at hotel employee


So what's in a URL? The Reg URL?


Puzzled septics

'In the long term' will we see that end of all those Britisms that make the site such compulsive reading? If not, it seems to make more sense to keep the .co.uk if only to indicate to the colonials that they need to switch to real English mode for the duration. Yes, yes, I know many of the dears get confused anyway but at least the .co.uk may persuade some of them that those portions of the globe outside the US are not all labeled "Here be dragons".


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