XKCD got it right...
6926 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007
AIUI the thing about QI (especially the earlier series) is that at least some of the images they use on the big screens behind the panelists are not licenced for use outside the UK, consequently to distribute them in other countries would require paying expensive fees which would make the DVD not commercially viable, hence the edits.
"... which turned out to be a Rembrandt and a Stradivarius. Unfortunately, Rembrandt made lousy violins and Stradivarius was a terrible painter."
- Tommy Cooper
I'm glad to hear it, but as for the guy being "conservative", well when you've got a choice between voting for the Right Wing Candidate or the *really* Right Wing Candidate...!
What I would prefer is for the US not to need such devices by realising that they're not Team America World Police and to stop trying to win "Hearts and Minds" by barging their way into a country and saying "We're going to liberate you so you can have a wonderful American style Democracy! (Whether you want it or not.)"
Mostly the only reason they need these devices to deal with crowds in the first place is because they're somewhere that they are *NOT WANTED* and the crowds just want them to get out of *their* country.
Or just "Not Very Lethal" with acceptable (to the US Military etc) levels of "Collateral Damage"?
... it didn't come from an exploding planet?
Mine's the one with the big S on the front ;-)
... to stop people driving like twunts on the motorway?
Perhaps if we dealt properly with middle lane Hogs, idiots yakking on their mobiles and not watching the road ahead, tailgaters, people who think that Lane 3 is the "fast lane", pillocks who think the safe stopping distance at 70mph is about 20 feet, morons who don't understand that when it's rainy your stopping distance increases, suicidal drivers who don't think that they should slow down in heavy rain or fog, prats who scythe across from lane 3 to lane 1 to take an exit which was clearly signposted a mile back, but they waited until the last minute to position for....
Accidents on motorways don't *just happen*, there's a reason for them and 99% of those are due to people driving stupidly.
... new research has shown that a daily dose of PTMP (or Powdered Traditional Medicine Practitioner) has been shown to cure impotence, HIV, cancer and being terminally stupid!
So don't delay, powerder a Traditional Medicine Practitioner today!
... pinched the idea from the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy which had Eccentrica Gallumbits, the Triple Breasted Whore of Eroticon Six!
But, none the less, because they *were* listened to, they were subsequently deleted, so whilst they weren't deliberately deleted by the illegal actions of people employed by the NotW, none the less their actions caused them to be deleted.
So, either way, the NotW *were* responsible for the messages being deleted.
Use of the word Boffin to refer to scientists dates back to before the Second World War, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boffin
... local computer shops would have demo programs which would ask you to input your name. Naturally nobody would think of inputting the name "Idiot" in and then scrolling the page so "press enter" was the only bit visible such that when enter was pressed, the presser would be greeted with "Hello Idiot!"
And certainly nobody would edit the list of words in a Basic Hangman program to add a fine selection of obscenities either...!
Ah, but The Sunday Sport went one better, not only did they have "WWII Bomber Found on Moon - Picture!" showing said bomber on the moon, but a bit later they had "WWII Bomber Disappears from Moon" with a picture showing where the bomber *used* to be!
"Wonder if it could replace scanners at the airport some day"
Why not, after all, you pretty much have to bend over and drop your trousers already...!
And your taking a *single* word out of his (as you admit) sensible post and using it as a reason to claim that it invalidates the whole thing is why you have got a downvote.
... no post needed!
"Go Daddy's Jones has refuted this, writing last month: "
Refute: vb - Prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove.
Reject: vb - Dismiss as inadequate, inappropriate, or not to one's taste.
I see nothing in her statement that proves that it will not break DNSSEC except that she finds this "hard to imagine" (how much tech knowledge does a "General Counsel" have?)
As for "I have to believe that the average person doesn’t want to commit a crime", she complains about "rhetoric" and "regurgitated lobbying spin", yet she's doing exactly the same by parroting the words of the MPAA/ RIAA who are still trying to redefine the language by saying that people are "stealing" music because the media industry want to keep using an obsolete (but profitable to them) revenue model.
or SFA for short...!
New Automated Optimised Mowing Invention
... you win the "Scapegoat of the Year" award!
Yes, it reads "It's nothing to do with me, can I have another promotion, please..."
Oh don't you lot start too!
Any more trouble out of you lot and I'll be calling the Vogons!
... think of the market for all those nun-sploitation films!
And some Factor 10,000,000 suncream...!
... what about Songs of Praise?!
So how come I got a message saying that one of my friends had used an application when I know he'd been without an internet connection for a week?!
... with a picture of someone bending over with their trousers around their ankles...!
... they forgot "Don't put it on unencrypted laptops or data sticks which get left on trains or in taxis and most certainly don't store it on CDs which you then send through the post!"
"We need more thrust, Scotty!"
"I'm gie'in her all I've got, Cap'n!!"
Twatt in the Orkneys?
Oh yes she will...!
(Mine's the ones with the Buttons!)
"... that want to orchestrate a governmental takeover of internet regulation."
Well we don't know of any of those, do we, boys and girls?!
Since you put the troll icon on your post, you save me the trouble of having to point the fact out.
The Daily Mail readers are the ones who are saying "Damnit, just give them a good Tasering or beating, never did me any harm, teach them a lesson they won't forget, doncherknow!"
Oh, so 500 deaths "isn't too bad"?! I'm sure that'll be a great comfort to, say, the family of Robert Dziekański who died after being Tasered by Canadian Police, restrained, cuffed and *THEN* repeatedly Taserered *again*.
And if the cops in your "bad neighbourhood" were unable to effect an arrest without "beating the holy living shit out of you", the suggests that, given Tasers, they'd just Taser the "living holy shit out of you instead" and strikes me as a stunning lack of professionalism on their part (or a desire to be Judge, Jury and Executioner).
"HE winds up in the clink instead of the perp"
Sure, just like the officers who killed Jean Charles de Menezes (and then lied about it) are now languishing in jail...
Or the ones who gave Rodney King a good kicking...
Remember that the Taser is supposed to be a Non-Lethal (oops, I mean *less* lethal) alternative to using firearms yet, despite that, there have been around 500 deaths linked to Taser use, more than a few of which have been related to the target having using illegal narcotics.
Given that a plastic light-saber is not a deadly weapon, using a Taser in a situation like this was completely unnecessary and I don't see that as "minimising risk to the suspect".
... a ouija board!
After the last lot of patches downloaded and installed, as usual Windows decided that what *it* was doing was more important than what I was doing and flashed up a message saying "You need to reboot", making that the active window.
Fortunately they've at least stopped auto-selecting the "Reboot Now" button with the result that if you're typing (as I was) and press Return at the wrong moment, you automatically reboot without having the chance to save what you're working on...
Dear me, El Reg, is that the best you can come up with?
... for the heart of the sun!
... So are you saying that people aren't wearing enough hats?
With apologies to Python (Monty)
... Everything I want to watch, I record on Sky+ consequently ad breaks are a matter of pressing the fast forward button and counting an appropriate number of seconds before I press play again.
Bingo, no noisy ads!
Damn, you beat me to it! :-)
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