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Really? I was thinking Hugo Drax...
6902 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007
Really? I was thinking Hugo Drax...
... to the Daily Express blaming this for the death of Diana...
... Sky claiming a "public interest" defence sounds like them saying "It's ok to break one law if it upholds a different law"!
Err, no, Sky, that's not how it works. Perhaps you need to hire some lawyers to tell you what is legal *before* you do it, rather than trying to defend what you've done *after* the event.
... erm, nothing to see, move along there...!
@AC - Talking of Merkins, will their strip-search also require to check *for* a merkin in case there's contraband hidden "behind the bush"?!
I agree with mike2R. I'm a big B5 fan, but Game of Thrones takes the whole on-going story arc to a new level with deep plotting and excellent acting combined with absolutely stunning visuals.
This is definitely a series on the "Don't Miss!" list.
@Doug 14 - I agree. I've been looking at the idea of getting an SSD for my C drive, but I talked to a local shop who have currently stopped selling them as they've had about a 50% failure rate and they're getting pi$$ed off with having to deal with so many returns and upset customers!
Remember the actual quote was: "There are no plans for any big government database"
Not "We will not create a big government database" but only "there are no plans (yet) for a big government database"...
"I want to see paedos and terrorists and criminals arrested and I think this is the way to do it" says Temptress Theresa on Page Three of your Soaraway Sun...
Unfortunately, whilst most Page Three stunners might have an excuse for not understanding the subject, you'd expect the Home Secretary to have at least been briefed by someone who *does* comprehend the fact that this sort of mass data troughing will create more problems than it solves whilst the people they're trying to catch switch to communication methods that are much more difficult to trace.
"...online has been illegal in China"
And Listening to Rumours is Treasonous, Citizen!
- Your Friend, The Computer.
True, but remember that this is also obviously Against God's WIll and Unnatural and a Perversion of the Natural Order of Things since clearly had God meant Chimps to talk he would have given them vocal cords!
It's probable that there is a lot of politicking going on in the background that we aren't privy to and this is just the result of someone's power play.
Highlander 2 did have *one* redeeming feature. After McCleod had killed one immortal and the Quickening was doing its electrical stuff, for a couple of seconds it suddenly reared up like an enormous beast which was actually pretty good. Unfortunately it only lasted a couple of seconds, so the weight of the rest of the crap in the film buried it.
As it is, although I was tempted to vote for Highlander 2, I had to go for the abomination that was the Hitch Hikers Guide film because it promised so much, but absolutely failed to deliver and, even worse, spoiled my memories of the excellent radio series.
... eat porridge through a straw!
"As long as they've designed the system so only healthcare pro's can rummage around in the data, fine."
Except that we all know that that is *not* going to be the case. Someone's going to have made a cockup or leave a password on a piece of paper or feel like having a snoop at someone else's medical records when they're not supposed to (and then perhaps sell that to the tabloids).
If you suffer from something that's life-critical, carry an Alert Bracelet or wear an SOS Talisman or some other such thing to let people know if you're unconscious, anything else can wait until your records (and *only* your records) are accessed as per usual.
... the words "Nah nah, ne nah nar!!" didn't appear in this article...
... there's also the fact (a "known issue") that Barclays Visa Debit "wave and pay" cards won't work with certain types of mobile payment terminal.
I found this out last October when I took a payment which appeared to go through successfully, but I didn't notice until later that the Merchant Copy of the payment slip said "Declined" instead of "Pin Verified" meaning I lost £28 (fortunately it wasn't more!)
Now I have to put through payments with these cards as "Cardholder not Present" as it's the only way to get them to work properly.
... proof that Twitter is a load of shite!
Please, S.G. be content to have forgotten the abysmal mess that was the movie of Johnny Mnemonic and stick to the original brilliant William Gibson short story!
(Icon the nearest thing to mirror shades...)
You mean I *can't* trigger a Global Thermonuclear War from my bedroom?
Aw damn... :-(
What? You would use the *out* road to get *in*??
What are you, some kind of goddam commie subversive!!
Why are there all these weird holes in my office wall...???
"has anyone argued the actual merits of his statement?"
Oh fuck that!
Time to repost the clip of Adam Savage from Mythbusters who went through the security scanners with two twelve inch industrial razor blades in his pocket...
... offer the TSA an alternative to having Bruce Schneier testify?
I know a good supplier of latex gloves...
These so-called "Debt management" companies are not in business for the benefit of people in debt, they're out to make money from people who believe their hype.
They are notorious for front-loading fees, taking a cut of any money you pay off themselves and offering commission for referrals to get their hooks into more people.
To quote Which Magazine: "Debt management companies negotiate with consumers’ creditors on their behalf, but offer poor value for money. Fee-charging debt management firms generally target people who are in serious financial trouble."
... will it be to find a way to obfuscate a Pirate Bay link so that it's immune to MS censorship?
"Hey, here's that picture you wanted..."
... had a parachute!
Cancerous prostate cells only turns nasty if you let urologists get near them with instruments [Citation needed]
... the Pro-Mao web site is called "Utopia" which means "No Place"
"They are just really good at hiding behind hills."
ITYM "the furniture". Right Bob?
Please try to comprehend the fundamental difference between Fission and Fusion, thank you.
... given that they seem to be attempting to drive themselves out of business by making their "service" incomprehensibly complicated to use.
(It's still a stupid ruling, though)
For a start you need a really tiny stool...
... there should have been only one!
ITYM "Highlander II - The Sickening"!
I saw it on pirate video and thank the gods I did because it saved me having to queue up for my money back!
Alternatively, the Hitch-Hiker's Guide Film: This film is bad. Really Bad. I mean you just won't believe how hugely, mind-bogglying bad this film was. You may have thought the Highlander II or Waterworld were bad, but that's just peanuts to this film. Listen...
A film that takes Douglas Adams wonderful wordplay and either sets up the joke but then forgets to do the punchline or does the punchline without the setup meaning it falls totally flat. And as for the ludicrous Hollywood Meddling "Arthur and Trillian fall in love" sub plot? Belgium, man! Total swutting belgium!!
... hoist by your own petard?
... although I understand the reason for restricting the "letter crunching" ability, how would it cope with a crossword clue I remember from many years ago which was simply:
Scroll down for the answer...
The answer was "Centre of gravity"! :-)
They should hire John Cleese...
"Don't mention the Olympics! I did once, but I think I got away with it..."
There once were two ladies from Birmingham,
Shall we speak of the scandal concerning 'em?
They're both in the dock
For raising the frock
Of the Clergyman who was confirming 'em!
... after the word "Important" in that headline...
... a fact that seems to elude most media outlets...
@He was the voice of Donkey in the Shrek series.
And I always wondered why Shrek didn't just punch him over the horizon...
"the more electricity we use, the more calories we'll burn"
Damn, I want to play Angry Birds, but my phone's out of charge, someone get me a burger now!
... that the main cause of cancer in laboratory rodents is Scientists!
The point was that...
... ooh, shiny!!
... "Pity we look like a bunch of arrogant and overbearing bastards" thought SZC
It's a lawnmower, not a frickin' shark!
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