And I thought...
... that sub-headline was a typo for Oprah...
6901 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007
... that sub-headline was a typo for Oprah...
The Tories have a track record of changing the law when they look to be on the losing side of an argument.
Now our broken electoral system has given them another five years, expect to see plenty more of this.
I am *so* not going to ask about your mother...!
TRY LOOKING IN THE FUCKING MIRROR, DAVID!
> think how much cash I'll cost me sueing you 50 times instead of once! Bankruptcy here I come...
> If they refuse then sue them.
Brilliant idea! I'll post libellous content about Pen-y-gors on fifty different websites hosted in various countries around the world saying that he's a peedo-druggie-terrerist and then we can see how many will correct the data.
After that, Pen-y-gors can try suing the ones that don't.
Meanwhile anyone who searches for Pen-y-gors name (such as a potential new employer, girlfriend etc) will find that content and can draw their own conclusions...
You are obviously looking at it wrong!
... just having a recorded voice that shouts "STOP FUCKING TAILGATING!"
Too many drivers seem to have no clue about how far back they should be from the vehicle in front to be able to stop safely if it suddenly brakes and, even worse, think that there's no difference between the stopping distance when it's clear and dry and when it's pissing down with rain on a slippery road surface.
This is the sort of idiocy that causes mass pile-ups.
Translation: Do what I say, how I say, like everything I like and ban everything I don't. That will make the world better!
- French Government.
Followed by "Hold my beer and watch this...!"
... is that you?
Cross off the following in the comments to win a prize!
* It's the cyclists own fault.
* Cyclists should pay tax and have licences
* They all jump red lights
* They should get out of the way of traffic
* They all wear black and don't have lights
* They all wear lycra and ride like idiots
* They should pay to use the road like cars and vans and lorries do
* Why should we waste money on them which is better spent elsewhere
* Add your own here for a bonus...
Shouldn't that be in the "Send Corrections" link above?
Of course, as the Russians used to say "As long as they pretend to pay us, we'll pretend to work".
No, you're not the only one.
Yes, Netflix is cheaper, but you get much less content. Yes, Sky has lots of content, but you end up subsidising the huge amounts they pay for sporting events, even when you're not willing to pay the massive extra fees to actually see those events.
And, I'm sorry, Andrew, but an extra £145 a year or £2.78 a week for most people isn't going to make much of a difference. Try getting the Tories to increase the Minimum Wage and get rid of spiteful benefit sanctions, these would do a lot more good to the poorest in society.
PS Oh, and as for the comment that the Tories had "a smashing democratic endorsement", no, Andrew, they only got about 600,000 more votes than last time, it's only because of our broken electoral system that they got a "majority" with only 36.4% of the votes.
... the problem is the fudamentally broken electoral system which is First Past the Post.
With FPTP it doesn't matter if 80% of the people voted for other candidates if one person gets 20% and the rest get 19%, 19%, 19%, 19% and 4%, the one with the 20% "wins".
One way to fix this would be to keep FPTP for electing your local candidate, but having the Lords elected with, for example, an Alternative Vote or Proportional Representation system such that the "Revising House" is not automatically under the control of whoever manages to stuff it with more of their cronies.
Of course such a system is not of benefit to the Tories or Labour...
One of my all time favourite arcade games.
They had it at the Students Union and once, for the fun of it, I completed it by doing *all* the possible routes and held all the high scores!
What has this to do with the article? Well, about as much as a picture of the arcade machine does with it...
Not only did we get it at the top of the page, we got it embedded in the article too!
... any landing you can walk away from is a good one!
> Labour luvvies
Oh dear, Matt, we don't like the Tories, so we must be "Labour luvvies"? Ye gods, I loathe them almost as much and my politics are a long way away from theirs.
See http://www.politicalcompass.org my politics are -0.3 on the Left/ Right scale and -7.75 on the Authoritarian Scale.
Where are yours?
> "....It's clear we all lost." Well, all except us Tory voters.
Did you notice how many more votes the Tories got this time compared to 2010? (Did you even bother to look?)
Let me help you. They got just over 600,000 more votes than last time. Yes, just 0.8% more of the electorate voted for them this time than in 2010, so how, exactly does that equate to them getting a whole load more seats and therefore a "majority"?
Of course the Tories love First Past the Post and desperately want to keep it because that's what means they'll be able to stay in power and stop smaller parties from getting a look in, despite several million people voting for them.
> UKIP actually got more individual votes than the SNP, do you want them to have 50-odd seats under proportional representation?
I have no love for UKIP, Matt, but if people voted for them, those votes should be represented.
To want a change in the voting system provided that [Party X] doesn't get any seats would be hypocritical, but perhaps you don't understand that.
The OP may have *intended* their post to be sarcasm, unfortunately they then shot themselves massively in the foot with the closing comment "unfortunately, they're the only thing left between us and our beloved friends in Syria."
*That* is why all those people downvoted the post.
> I simply don't see what the problem is.
You stand more chance of being struck by lightning than you do of being the victim of a terrorist attack.
We have a principle of Presumed Innocent Unless Proven Guilty underpinning our laws.
We have also seen repeated examples of the Security Services *knowing* about potential terrorists and *failing* to act to stop them completing their attacks.
And their answer to finding a needle in a haystack? Make the haystack bigger and treat *everyone* as a suspect!
PS If you have nothing to hide, why do you have curtains?
Yes, with 36% of the votes...
Possibly, but it might be slightly damaged...
"...What matters is what policies are followed afterwards."
A fatuous statement akin to "The effectof jumping off a cliff is nothing, what matters is what follows after."
Does Tim really think that "best practice in the rest of the world" is a good thing? Fewer workers rights, less protection, TTIP which will "harmonise" regulation with the lowest common denominator...?
Sure, all that is going to be great news for those at the top, lower costs, easier to dump workers which will drive down wage bills, fewer pesky regulations which mean that they don't have to observe such stringent safety precautions in production and product quality, bigger bonuses and trebles all round!
But, as always, cui bono? Not the poor bloody infantry who will see more money going up the tree and less going into their pockets...
... You'll be able to see when the Yodel driver decides he can't be bothered to wait around and just rocks up to your door without ringing the bell or knocking, sticks a "You were out" (I wasn't) card through the letter box and then dumps your parcel in the recycling wheelie bin before fucking off again as happened to me a few days ago.
It's a good job he didn't do that the day before, otherwise the parcel would have gone out with the recycling which was picked up that morning...
... the Energy Barrier which surrounds the galaxy. In which case, it's the same as the one that surrounds ours...
And Zaphod Beeblebrox whose ego is as big as one...
Ignoring the Godwin, try factoring in the international shipping, insurance, VAT and Import Duty you'd pay on one of the US versions...
> It's also quite good for explaining how some sane and normal foreign people do what we Westerners consider evil yet claim they are doing good
And can it also explain how some allegedly sane people do blatantly evil acts that we DO NOT want them to do, whilst claming to "represent" us?
This is why http://politcalcompass.org/ is worth a look.
It doesn't just rely on a "Left/ Right" scale, but also "Authoritarian/ Libertarian" (that's Libertarianism which supports rights and liberties, not the American version which means "I should be allowed to have as many guns as I like!")
Both the East Germans and the Nazis score high on the Authoritarian scale despite whatever other factors they may differ on.
The purpose of our electoral system is *supposed* to be for us to elect people who represent *our* views in the running of the country.
We do not have that and we will not have that whilst FPTP is in place.
No, changing the electoral system is not a panacea, but it will at least *start* to treat the problem.
We have a Tory Government which has a "majority" when only ONE THIRD of the people actually voted for it.
That's right, TWO THIRDS of the people voted for other parties, yet, because of our fundamentally broken electoral system, we don't get the government we want!
Of course we did have a referendum on this five years ago, but, TW, remind us, *which* media outlets were peddling scare stories and outright lies about what AV would mean? Which Party's rich supporters were paying for posters saying "Vote No to AV or the Baby Dies"?
Still, it's all the fault of the people, isn't it?
That is all.
... did she tip?
Dear El Reg:
We all know what these bloody things look like, we DO NOT need a massive (and useless) reminder of them stuck at the top of the page, not even those of us who already use AdBlock!
"Some nice hot crisp brown buttered toast. No? How about a muffin then? Nothing? You know the last time you had toast. 18 days ago, 11.36, Tuesday 3rd, two rounds. I mean, what's the point in buying a toaster with artificial intelligence if you don't like toast. I mean, this is my job. This is cruel, just cruel."
I thought the red one was a failed attempt to draw a huge cock and balls across Europe...
... the Security Services' answer to finding a needle in a haystack is to make the haystack bigger...
> How long before we see misbehavior with television remote controls being flashed at people with the implants to overload them, or cause a DOS attack?
You mean, unlike those idiots who think it's clever to flash laser pointers at cars and aircraft...?
Sorry, x 7 I'm just going to have to trit-trot along.
Enjoy your "victory".
x 7, I can't decide if you're just a sad troll or whether you're really that stupidly ignorant.
Modern board games are part of a tradition that dates back over three and a half thousand years. Some concepts in games may be new, but many (if not most) others are based on ancient types of games and if you'd actually bother to try looking at them instead of indulging in pathetic sneering, you would realise this.
FYI there are generally six types: Race games, War Games, Games of Position, Mancala Games, Calculation Games and Dice Games. If I wanted to waste my time in trying to educate you, I could find both ancient and modern examples of all those games, all of which you could play "with real history at your shoulder", but I'm sure you'd just find a way of trying to dodge the issue or weasel your way out of it.
As I've discovered in gaming, sometimes it's just not worth bothering to play with certain people, so please feel free to declare victory and go on enjoying your narrow little range of games whilst I, and everyone else, enjoy the vast universe of games which are out there.
> real games such as chess or crib. Or shove ha'ppeny.
"According to John Aubrey, cribbage was created by the English poet Sir John Suckling in the early 17th century, as a derivation of the game "noddy""
"Shove ha'penny (or shove halfpenny), also known in ancestral form as shoffe-grote ['shove-groat' in Modern English]"
And "Chess is believed to have originated in Eastern India, c. 280 – 550 CE in the Gupta Empire,"
- All from Wikipedia
And you think *board games* are "so 19th Century"?
So what board games *have* you tried? Amazingly enough there are more games than Monopoly, Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit out there these days.
Find out if there's a local board games club and go along and try a few, you might find they're a lot more entertaining than you think.
Yes, because sitting on your own in front of a computer talking to others via a headset is *so* much more sociable than meeting up with a few mates and enjoying a game *with* other people...
The problem with Panic Station is the ridiculous mechanic where you have two characters which can be in different locations, but which are clearly Quantum Entangled because they *both* end up getting affected by the same event!
Unfortunately it's probably just an error or an oversight and we'll soon be back to having to scroll down past a ridiculous and often irrelevant "Hero Image" on an article before we actually get to the details...
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