but where were the spiders?
If ever we needed the manfromMars it was surely in this story...
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If ever we needed the manfromMars it was surely in this story...
As a Welsh girl I feel it necessary to say "Baa" on behalf of all the sheep...
I feel like blockchain has become the default answer to any finance problem in the same way that dark matter is to matters of cosmology. However, dark matter is better understood.
Whilst I've always got time for an ex-Norwegian Blue (or any Python that doesn't involve coding), I think the "merely resting in my account" belongs to a certain Father Edward "Ted" Crilly of Craggy Island. But I accept the judgement on that might be an ecumenical matter ....
I'll be happy with the petunias.
It's 4:25pm on a Monday. Does submitting commentard posts count as productive employment?
...that will be the LearJet he bought which he humbly described as "The Indefensible"
He's a nice guy if you're a child in the third world saved from polio. Based on own experience I wouldn't choose to work for one of his companies though.
Ross 128 was on the trade route to nowhere if I recall correctly. Only reason to go there was to gain a permit or to conduct a photo recon mission for the Imperial Navy.
My own gait differs markedly depending on whether I'm wearing my trade mark DMs or a pair of precipitous FMPs. For that matter even a choice of frock and foundation wear must have some effect?
A Friday afternoon vasectomy. What could possibly go wrong...
More of a Tom Robinson Band kind of girl, to be honest. But I'd be glad to sing with anybody... :-)
Have an upvote for the Dune reference.
I know for a fact Janeway would use a PIN code - probably the Avogadro constant.
As opposed to a rogue employee with a credit card? From a corporate point of view that's good news. But why does my mouth dry up imagining all the layers of management and obfuscation that will now embugger cloud implementations?
Sorry, but once you ruled out Lego, all the enthusiasm drained from me
"Tell me one country in the last 50 years, that ceased to exist , overnight and that had their currency made worthless"
Even with the examples quoted by @scrubber, nation-state Fiat currency is an order of magnitude more stable. Sure it can become worthless quickly, but nowhere near as quickly as someone can fettle with your e-tulips.
"I have in my hand a piece of paper"... well there was really no need to print it, hun. A PDF would have been as much use.
It was the "six minutes" timeframe that I found particularly disappointing.... there's a lot to be said for long life batteries.
I was really hoping I could lash a wicker picnic basket to the back, tie a silk scarf round my hair and still arrive looking every bit the thoroughly modern girl.
12 yards long, 2 lanes wide,
65 tons of American Pride...
I would like to clarify that not all polka dot bikinis are itsy-bitsy.
As Anthony said to Cleopatra "Some girls are bigger than others"
Forgive my ignorance - does "1st party" here refer to the rather small number of android handsets from Google themselves?
If so does that make Samsung a 2nd party, or a 3rd?
Should have used Inspiral Carpets Saturn V
Just a wild conjecture on my part - and happy to be proven wrong - but I have doubts that anybody calling themselves DevOps199 is particularly in touch with their feminine side.
We never had this much trouble with Tulip Bulbs
Mrs Brown's Boys is surely the living embodiment of Bread and Circuses (well Circuses anyway). Only our bankrupt age could have promoted it to prime time.
Well I'm firmly of the opinion that 26 letters aren't enough to define the myriad possibilities of human gender and sexual preference. And I think that's a good thing.
Perfectly happy to celebrate with a rainbow on my desk rather than a letter designation.
Well done young man.
If I had any artistic talent I'd submit an image of a forest fire being fought with a bottle of Evian and a wet hankie. The Grauniad article inspired me ...
I thought the great thing about Apple products was they "just worked"?
I'll be honest I'm more of a £15-a-month sort of a girl. The thick end of a grand on a mobile telephone was always going to be a hard sell to this cynic.
If you've not read it already, the Kelly Review into the Britannia fiasco is worth a glance. You'll see it pretty much warts and all. Not a happy place to be, which is a shame because there are some smart, decent people there. At the moment.
The world needs a few brave souls who don't fret about the stuff that keeps most of us passive and compliant.
Not exactly Weisse Rose but it's a start.
Nationalisation ... just saying :-)
@Tim99 good comment but I must pull you up on the TSR2 - splendid aircraft buggered up by political bungling - cancelled to buy the "cheaper" F-111 then that purchase cancelled and a make-do-and-mend approach with the Buccaneer, Jaguar and the Tornado for a few decades.
451 error is a good idea, but there's many layers of censorship that get applied before the regime even has to dirty it's hands pulling the specific page. So two cheers for the IETF but it's just part of the battle against repression.
1w mWmW you say?
Looks like someone is imitating my El Reg handle :-)
You play the chime bars and I'll do the voice:
"Good morning campers"
My friend Nige, whose AtariST came dangerously close to self-awareness thanks to DIY-electronics, knew that the easiest way to keep me from harm whilst he soldered away was letting me leaf through the Maplin catalog.
We'd be on HMRC's back if they stuck with a niche player at higher cost.
Question: Given scale and predictable workloads based on long-established tax-cycle would HMRC not be better running their own datacentre kit?
Darwinian principles will root out the worst offenders - if a web site slows my PC to a crawl I'll just not go there as often, as happened with the recent NetApp resource-hog advert on El Reg.
To be truly "typical" the floated business will have to be sold to a foreign investor based in one of Russia / China / France (delete as adverse geopolitical winds dictate).
Most major progress in space has been down to competition driving one or other party to be bold and inventive. I suspect if we had a partnership between the two (which isn't going to happen given Bezos and Musk personalities) we'd see a slow down in progress.
Have Blue Origin got rights to "Big F****** Engine" or has Elon beaten them to the copyright?
I'm considering having two home WiFi networks - one for devices I can patch and trust, another for my own unpatchable devices and visitors devices. But I am starting to feel like a corporate IT department.
It's not the puns as such but the rate of change of puns with respect to time you need to worry about.
@technoise though I doubt we agree on much I will always defend your right to argue in favour of those opposing positions.
What I won't defend, and the law will prosecute, is those using or threatening acts of terrorism to further their agenda. Doesn't matter if you're left or right, violence is not the answer.
If a piece of news is wrong, evidence that from a respected source. Me and my lefty friends will actually support you. But just because something is critical of DT does not mean it is fake.
Wish I could say the same. My debian boxen are patched-to-the-teeth as befits my probably-somewhere-on-the-spectrum habit. But that Kindle eBook reader from 2011 probably isn't. You could say "chuck it", or I could say "fuck it" ...
My friend Dom had a Vauxhall Ashtray which he parked unlocked around the city back when car theft was the North East's chief youth training scheme. He'd flip the bonnet and remove the HT lead. Never had a problem. That said, the car was a total shit tip.
"Adobe today issued a bug for Flash, which squashes a long-outdated piece of crapware being used in the wild right now by websites to blight PCs."
I don't recall the threat of nuclear annihilation being mentioned per se so maybe the Orange One will be ok...
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