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... to work in their Whip's Office!!!
(Mine's the one with the catalogue of affordable leather products in the pocket...)
Yes, Paul Smith, I *know* what they said in the article. I'm just pointing out that if there was an *unexposed* sample, that would have provided a *cross-check* for contamination.
"it was possible that the glycine we found originated from handling or manufacture of the Stardust spacecraft itself,"
But, of course, they had a control sample that went through all the same processes, but wasn't exposed as the Aerogel was, so they'd be able to compare the two and check for contamination...
... didn't they?
Four years in jail...
... laugh that one off!
... that I finally got around to upgrading from 2K to XP (and only because too many programs were no longer being supported under 2K)
If you have an OS that works and does what you need it to, why bother upgrading?
1) Say "Hey, everyone, here's a problem..."
2) Say "Hey, everyone, by co-incidence we have the solution!"
... so, let's see:
1) Go into Home Bargains
2) Act suspiciously, but get out without being challenged
3) They post their CCTV footage
4) You sue for defamation
This started off as looking like an interesting piece on the way that ISPs are trying to take over our browsing (how big a step is it from a mis-typed URL going to a page full of ads to a legitimate URL getting a response of "you don't want to look at that page, you want to look at *this* page"?)
Unfortunately it then rapidly devolved into a barely coherent rant which meandered all over the place and any point that it might have had to make got buried under the sound of axes being ground.
But, as the old quote has it: "It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious."
Hmm, your comments above make my post above even more apposite...!
... just modify Police Helmets so the officer's face can't be seen.
Then just give them an ID badge they can display on their chests...
Hang on, doesn't this mean if the Sheriff gets jailed, he can spend time in Joe Arpaio's prison?
I'm sure he'll have fun in there...
... the "Lunatics have taken over the Asylum" files:
* * * * *
A MAN who took photos of illegally-parked cars claims he was stopped and questioned by police while the culprits got away.
Colin Wilson, 26, lives off Gill Bridge Avenue which runs alongside Sunderland Magistrates' Court and Gill Bridge Police Station.
Colin took photographs of vehicles parked directly opposite the court entrance.
He said officers came out of the station and tried to stop him taking pictures of the cars, asked him for ID and asked to look at his camera.
* * * * *
You just can't make this stuff up.
As The Economist article points out, there is so much political desire to appear "tough" on these issues for fear of being branded "soft" by opponents.
Even daring to suggest that such a law is not workable or not needed is enough to generate negative publicity, so few would dare to do this.
Instead we get this constant battle to "think of the children" by passing ridiculous and unenforceable laws or laws that only serve to devastate the lives of people who are no risk to others.
Still, that doesn't matter as long as the politicians get good media coverage...
... has Ceiling Cat decided that just watching you isn't enough fun any more...?
Phyllite is a type of foliated metamorphic rock primarily composed of quartz, sericite mica, and chlorite; the rock represents a gradation in the degree of metamorphism between slate and mica schist. Minute crystals of graphite, sericite, or chlorite impart a silky, sometimes golden sheen to the surfaces of cleavage (or schistosity). Phylite is formed from the continued metamorphism of slate.
... who really gives a shit about Twitter!
If it served any useful purpose apart from allowing Twits to babble about what happens to be going through their minds at that particular moment, perhaps someone might actually give a damn.
One of the things Ford Prefect found hard to understand about human beings was their habit of continually stating and re-stating the very, very obvious, as in: “It’s a nice day”, “You’re very tall” or “So this is it; we are going to die”.
At first, Ford formed a theory to account for this strange behaviour. ‘If human beings don’t keep exercising their lips’ he thought ‘their mouths probably seize up’. After a while he abandoned this theory in favour of a new one. ‘If they don’t keep exercising their lips’ he thought ‘their brains start working’...
Well, Ford, you were close...!
And it doesn't really matter a whole lot if you *are* online because using the internet to contact our allegely democratic Government just gives them another opportunity to ignore us...
... this should be under Rise of the Machines...
... I was expecting a Naomi Campbell story :-(
... pr0n is educational...!
(Well I've certainly learned plenty from it ;-) )
You're damn right, there's suspicious reasons!
Anyone with any sense will be suspicious of a Government which wants to monitor everything we do and everywhere we go and everyone we talk to and every e-mail we write and every website we visit...!
... the first fix is cheap, then, once they're hooked, the price goes up...
Have you read Bill the Galactic Hero?!
For those who haven't, Bill solves the problem of the increasing amount of rubbish on a planet by shipping it to other planets as "free gifts"!
... has shown it is unwilling or unable to ensure user safety,"
No, the file-sharing software industry expects users or admins to use their *BRAINS* and not install (or allow to be installed) their software in ways or in places that allow access to confidential information!
Whatever happened to *responsibility*???
What, you mean another one?
They've been making a sustained attack on our liberties ever since they came to power, what makes him think that this complaint is going to make the slightest bit of difference?
The only option is to get rid of the current shower in power but *not* replace them with "New Tory" who talk a good opposition, but, when they get into power are likely to say "you know, on second thoughts, maybe all this stuff might be useful, so we'll keep it..."
I think he meant "We're a sue first, THINK later kind of an organization,"
... nothing to do with the story in the article, but a small tale to amuse...
A friend is an ex-pat Civil Engineer working in the Middle East and heard about a half-built housing estate that had to be torn down and re-started from scratch after someone noticed that anyone living in one of the houses would not only be facing towards Mecca to pray, but would also be worshipping the great porcelain god in the same direction...!
"did you read the article, the evidence shows that truck drivers are no more likely to have an accident when using their mobile phone"
Err did *YOU* read the article?
"truck drivers sending text messages are more likely to have accidents than those paying attention to the road ahead."
And if they are as "professional" as you claim, surely they would be *less* likely to have accidents (let alone do stupid things like text whilst driving which was the whole *point* of the article).
For a little more food for thought: Last winter I was riding my motorcycle on the M27 on a foggy night (visibility was so bad I'd slowed down to 40mph!) I wasn't too surprised to be over-taken by idiotic car drivers doing 70-80mph, but when an artic came past me...?
Truck drivers, taxi drivers, white van man and many others are not "Professional Drivers"!
Simply racking up a larger number of miles every year does *not* make them better or more "professional" than the average driver, in fact it can make them worse because they have an over-confident view of their driving "skills" which is simply not warranted and may make them think, incorrectly, that they can use mobiles etc safely whilst driving
Even Emergency Service drivers make mistakes and they are trained to a higher standard which would give them at least a reasonable claim to be "professional" drivers.
... In other words "Let's not tell anyone exactly what we want, then we can spin what happens as a success"...
... where they out-source your job to India!
... they would prefer the calendar if the women had been wearing burkhas...?
Anyone who can use a word like that does not deserve to be in a position of authority!!
It's good to see that someone understands that widespread (and indiscriminate) tracking of people's movements is not a good thing.
Whether those in power, however, get the point or just think "well, it'll make anti-terrorism/ policing/ road pricing/ something else simpler" is another matter entirely...
... isn't that an Italian suppository?
... next to be banned: repeats of Carry-on films, saucy sea-side postcards, St Trinians films...
Snopes is your friend: http://www.snopes.com/business/genius/spacepen.asp
> I don't mind telling them who I am and showing whatever ID I might have on me (if any). I know I don't have to, but if it gets him out of my hair so be it. If he wants a look at my pics, that's probably OK too if I don't have anything better to do.
And every time that happens it simply justifies their actions and weakens the right of everyone else to "Go about their lawful business without let or hindrance".
Ihre Papier, Bitte!
... instead of fining the bank, fine the Directors. That should make them start taking this seriously!
... how do I turn off the fancy see-through rubbish and the pretty buttons and so on which add absolutely nothing to my ability to browse but just slow everything else down by increasing the unnecessary processor overhead?
You were lucky with the ads in the Taxi.
In one of Robert Heinlein's stories (I think Podkayne of Mars) there are taxis with holographic adverts in them and the only way to do anything about them was to bribe the taxi driver to turn them down!
Grenade because... ;-)
> Why no streetview?
Well, when Google tried, their robot's progress was disrupted by a group of small woollen creatures...
See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HArUmqqiL0s for details!
... nothing like that would ever happen in the UK, would it...?
... but we don't trust you.
- HM Government
...make it easier for Terrorists to get into the UK and it's probably all an Al Qaeda plot anyway, so let us check your DNA for traces of flu, just go along to your local Police Station and while you're there, why not sign up for an ID card - Government Spokesman.
... is the tinfoil hat icon...?
The Mafia doesn't have any Black Helicopters.
... where did Wallace and Grommit land...?
... control what you read!
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