I guess sarcasm is easier than finding stuff out.
i'm so meta even this acronym
1195 posts • joined 31 Jan 2013
I guess sarcasm is easier than finding stuff out.
i'm so meta even this acronym
One of my mates got fined for speeding on his bicycle. The cops were so impressed that he'd managed 36mph on a winding country lane that they didn't notice he'd inadvertently admitted he was cycling home from the pub.
One for the Widows and Orphans fund, or a shaggy dog story. Almost all UK speed restrictions apply to mechanically propelled vehicles only
What are the side effects?
May cause bankruptcy?
I do not think that I have ever heard of someone being given a couple of hours notice and a rounded offer to quit.Then again this is Crapita we are talking about ..
Well they say a couple of hours, to get your attention, but scratch the surface and I bet it would have turned out to be more like six months unless you pay a service enhancement penalty.
The key take away I am getting from this is to invest in excise duty evasion schemes because there will be quite a wide window when you will be able to make out like a bandit.
The one with 150 cigarette cartons sown into the lining please -->
damn, I'm too old to get that joke until I looked at the picture
IME it is common that the Job Description from the employer is often a word salad of technology terms that bear little relation to the position being recruited for. It sometimes results from an HR drone copying and pasting from a perm JD for the same team that includes every skill that might conceivably come in useful for all the roles in that team and sometimes from the hiring manager doing something similar.
When an agent proposes a contract role that includes something I have as well as something I don't, I make clear which is which and leave it up to the agent to decide. I make the same point at the beginning of the interview. Often all they really wanted was the skill I did have
My goog voice search history includes periodic snatches of radio from the car when it obviously thinks it heard 'ok google', also a couple of amusing searches by one of my kids who has now learned the meaning of search history and which account a devices is associated with but mostly it consists of me swearing at it's failure to correctly interpret my speech
I wouldn't have one of those things in my house irregardless.
I think you mean "disirregardlessly".
Well acsherly, it's another one of those linguistic oddities like flammable/inflammable. Irregardless and disirregardless both have the exact same meaning
But the police helo following the drone home after it left the area seems to be a far lower priority that finding a missing person at night in December.
I read it as the police choppper headed for home (due to the risk from the unknown drone) and a plod followed the drone on foot to observe where it landed
When they say 'Gang' is this just a 'database' of mainly black men on the street?
I realise you are probably be asking the question in an ironic way, but lol no, whilst it is mainly a 'database' of black men on the street it also, presumably, includes people like John Sentamu in its selection criteria because of his history of police contact
...my belt-and-suspenders (belt-and-braces to you Brits) approach...
No it's also belt-and-suspenders for me in the UK as well.
Wait, you mean at work don't you.
It's just PPE-->
Speaking of double entendres, in German the act of doing physical exercise with a dog is referred to as das Dogging.
uk=same, but single entendre shirley?
I will just leave that here and walk away.
Common doggers' conversation. Fnaar <explodes>
They don’t accept printed versions of online bills sometimes.
That's ok I always hand-write mine
>>'Detachable keyboards are like motorcycle sidecars; less convenient than either a motorcycle or a car most of the time.'
Too true, my detachable keyboard is rubbish for getting to the shops.
Mine's a lot easier to park in town to be fair
Given the context I'm not 100% clear what your typo was meant to say*
* JK, obvs but forgive the attempt at an orbital mechanics weak joke
Shame we can't enforce the next crew to consist of May, Hammond, Barnier, Juncker and Tusk (*)
Seems to be missing the point to include May and Hammond and exclude Clarkson
Anyway given the modern propensity for people to give their kids name variants that just makes them look either dyslexic, illiterate or just plain stupid (or all three - my kids have classmates such as Aymie and Joolee for examples) you do have to wonder if it's quite as obvious as it might be...
I used to think this too until I realised that those kids are so l33t they just gave all of their teachers different seeded identities so they avoid getting 'totting up' detentions as often.
I agree. The Toilet Duck flavour is much better.
meh. wake me up when they have toilet duck flavour tide pods
Has a Chrome and (I think) firefox addin. Gives you phone notification popups on your computer and (for me) the killer feature of SMS in the browser
... Brahmin's not a race...
I am aware that Brahmin is not a 'race' (albeit my understanding is pretty superficial so I am grateful for more fulsome explanation) but given that 'race; is largely a made-up concept that means pretty much what the user wants it to mean, my flippant remark was aimed more at the general concept of taking an arbitrary property shared by a number of people and associating it with a negative behaviour of an individual in order to make a disparaging point that attaches to both the individual (justifiiable) but also to the other arbitrary characteristic.
FWIW from my position of white, middle-class, affluent privilege I think class/caste and race hierarchies are generally both iniquitous but, of course, few throw-away remarks on the topic are going to stand up to much scrutiny
This must be one of those two times a day when the stopped clock is right (about the access issue and Khosla being an entitled dick) but still
But it will leak data to officials who shouldn't have it, hackers / criminals who will exploit it, and ethically challenged commercial firms who will use it to build a China 2020 Social-Credit-Score system without people's knowledge or awareness.
There's your solution then. Get the police federation onto it. They wont stand for the loss of monetisation opportunities for their members
Every tea enthusiast I know maintains that the worst thing you can do when making tea is heating the water in a microwave.
They universally use electric or stove top kettles.
With oxygen-free wiring/pipework no doubt
>>Which reminds me of a particularly rough french ferry crossing from Cork
This surprises me. Presumably, this was the Irish Ferries crossing between Cork and Swansea. If so, the people operating it are going to have been Irish, which happens to be the nation in Europe that drinks the most tea. One would have thought that they, of all people, would know what they are doing with the milk.
Presumably the French ferry from Cork went elsewhere. Of course the final Swansea-Cork ferry was staffed mostly by Poles before it sadly disappeared for ever. I was mostly too young for tea back in the days of the Innisfallen
Look like some hates disk shredders
where do you think these comments are stored?
Do you know what the best feature of your troll post is?
...with body mass around 40kg in our gravity...
I can barely resist responding to that bit. Well played sir
Came for the Hong kong phooey jokes. Disappointed.
* Are the overwhelming majority of sexual harassment complainants
Pretty sure there are alternate strategies to address this other than avoiding hiring women
Because they study the sun. And you can't do that from a shadow can you? Obvious when you think about it.
Hard to study the sun without casting some shadows though. That's pretty much the definition of shadowy isn't it?
I shut down... ...I also unplug all chargers overnight. One of the highest fire risks.
Use your opponent's strengths against her. When I am finished for the day I simply drive a large nail through the battery compartment of my laptop which consumes the whole assembly with fire and renders the laptop uncompromisable overnight.
> "***Random Computer dialup noises***"
@Captain Scarlet; A *real* geek would have been able to accurately imitate the sound of the modem at the other end and fool the computer into thinking everything had gone well
So I wasn't the only one singing to myself in my head as I read that post.
Wheeeeeeeeeeee-owwwwwwwwwwwww ... Wheee-owww Wheee-owww ... bzzzt whoossshhshthsthssthhstyshhstshhstshstthwhoossshhshthsthssthhstyshhstshhstshstth
Apart from the of/have near-homonym howler obvs. I can't believe it has only attracted one downvote (so far, and it wasn't me)
Removable battery? Expandable storage? Headphone jack? Sheesh. I thought that we had finally established the rules for phone reviews round here
But the Help Desk have all been replaced with an AI chatbot that really only knows to tell people to restart their devices.
'Turn it off and on again' /'uninstall and reinstall the app' serves two important purposes on a helpdesk.
1 it actually fixes most of the callers' problems (either because it does; it gives them sufficient pause to work out the answer themselves or it just makes them go away because they never had a problem that's in scope for that helpdesk.
2 it tells the knowledgeable caller that the operator has reached the end of their script/expertise and it is time to ask for an escalation or give up.
rated "X", so that's over-16, not over-18
You made me look, and I see that 1969 was the last year before the X classification was changed to over-18 (which is my own memory of it. Sadly I was not old enough to manage to see any X-rated film before the change-over to to the much less evocative 18 classification in 1982. I remember the anticipation of Channel Four's Red Triangle films
Seriously. I've never been to Jersey, but flew over at 35,000ft, and got pages of ads on camper van hire in Jersey. In case I crashed, presumably.
I've not been in a plane crash, but if I were, I'm pretty sure that renting/buying a campervan would not be near the top of my priority list
Methinks turning off data and GPS may be the only way to circumvent this?
I inadvertently disabled GPS the other day via the settings shortcut on my lollipop device. I couldn't work out why Stava couldn't get a fix because it appeared as if it was not getting a signal rather than it was disabled. At one point I fired up maps for comparison. It was able to get a fix ok which set my troubleshooting efforts back until I eventually spotted what I had done
your Google and Apple.
They may not mean to, but they do (mean to)
However do you think all scanners are available? If I was to write a scanner I certainly wouldn't make it available for code writers to use for testing their programs as it defeats the purpose of the scanner.
You would be doing it wrong then. First you sell the scanner to script kiddies, then you sell it as a security tool to rubbish devs and PHBs.
Then whip up a bit of code to have it scan the audio from my TV and shout 'That's *fewer* goals,
I trained my eldest kid to do this. She can't help herself now. Hasn't increased her popularity at school.
Trolling like a champ
Would of been if the author had included some more egregious 'errors',,,
It's funning listening to tourists (invariably left-pondians) trying to pronounce Worcestershire and Leicestershire.
As amusing as listening to One-Of-Us mispronouncing Dionne Warwick no doubt
Reminds me of the old website for finding a therapist.
it's enough to make you miss NTK
They deserve one--->
"So... a Dyson?"
No more mains powered ones being made, imagine the number of recharges needed - impractical IMHO
perhaps the PP meant a containment solution an, if you will, sphere?
Unlike our system where the PM is a duly elected MP
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