A sysadmin is an El Reg unit now? What's that in diplodocuses?
383 posts • joined 4 Oct 2012
I thought Dyson wanted to leave the EU because Brussels are going to limit the wattage of domestic appliances, ostensibly in order to save the planet from climate change. Their real reason for doing this, allegedly, is because Dyson's extra-powerful vacuum cleaners are wiping the floor (see what I did there) with the continental competition. The scoundrels.
So it doesn't really matter whether Sir Jim is in Singapore or not, as long as we Brits remain free to Take Back Control (TM) of our living-room carpets with the super-puissant suckage of our Mega-Cyclones.
We're not talking about whether the image itself, per se and on its own, is sexist, derogatory, offensive, stereotypical, discriminatory or otherwise.
We're talking about whether using it in an ad for a job is consistent with the spirit of equal opportunity that the company responsible pays the usual lip service to. Which it quite obviously isn't. Bahnhof are a bunch of sexist bros in a hole and should stop digging.
Shakespeare got it wrong. It's actually a corruption of 'Et tu, brew tea', meaning that Caesar wanted his trusty lieutenant Brutus to bring him a nice cuppa, sharpish. However the only thing sharp in the vicinity is Brutus's dagger, which he proceeds to bury in the imperial ribcage, thereby allowing Caesar to utter his actual last words which, as any fule kno, are 'Infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me!'
Only £9.99 a pint. The glass must be held right and includes a Notch at the rim to keep your hipster moustache free of froth. Other brands offering their alcoholic beverages in cyclindrical receptacles will be sued.
Made from water in a mysterious process by master brewer S Jobs.
Tasting notes: distinct flavour of rainbows with a subtle hint of unicorn.
Definitely. All too often the replies to the first comment effectively become the comment thread, sometimes taking it down a tedious off-topic rabbit hole that causes interesting top-level comments further down (eg mine) to be denied their due number of upvotes.
To refer to the actual heel of the Greek hero, Achilles' heel is of course correct. But for the meaning intended here, of a fatal vulnerability, the word Achilles is used as an adjective and an apostrophe makes no sense. It's certainly not right to talk of my Achilles' heel, since it doesn't belong to him.
The problem is, if you can't use it in its primary sense to refer to a control because it can also refer to a penis, then it really now only has one meaning.
So now we have an inordinate number of words for penis but no word for a cylindrical control that can be rotated to alter the state of a machine.
We've been told that autonomous cars will be safer for other road users. Their sensors are better and their reactions faster and more reliable than those of human drivers.
Now it sounds like the industry is beginning to go back on that promise. We're hearing that autonomous vehicles will mean 'the barricades go up'; that pedestrian safety is 'difficult, expensive' and 'cannot be dealt with by today's technology'.
So which is it? A driverless utopia or autogeddon? I suspect car-makers are too unwilling to spend the money required to give us the former, so are beginning to soften us up for the latter. You do want that fleet of robot vehicles bringing you cheap deliveries, right? So stay behind those barricades.
While I totally respect the autonomy and distinctiveness of the wonderful Catalan people and their region, this seems like another attempt by a nationalistic entity to have their cake and eat it. They want recognition of that autonomy and distinctiveness on the global stage without the consequences of true independence: the hard border, the trade deal negotiations, the economic self-reliance.
They want to stick two fingers up to the Spanish government and get a warm glow inside without anything actually changing.
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