Re: insidious ejaculation
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244 posts • joined 30 Apr 2014
Interestingly, the use of a "fully loaded transit van" as a yardstick (metric?) for measuring the porosity of legal agreements fits nicely with the theme of the article. Is that a transit van stuffed to the roof inside but looking from the outside no different from an empty transit van? Or is it like the sort of thing that you find in e.g. Asian countries, piled high on the roof with luggage and with people clinging to every possible handhold on the outside and with a profile that is about twice the size of an empty van?
I have W10 installed on an old Sony Viao laptop (about 5-6 years old) and I cannot use the Synaptic touchpad because as soon as I do whole thing freezes up. This is exactly the same as the previous build. The only solution found so far is to uninstall the touch pad and use a USB mouse instead.
The point is that "pour encourager les autres" isn't about encouraging or discouraging at all. The verb is being used ironically. The phrase is often associated with another much-argued word, decimate. If the occupying Romans had to put down a local uprising, then they might kill a tenth of the subdued male population "pour encourager les autres".
Could someone please explain the reason for hostility towards Direct Debit. I have been using it for many years and have never had a problem with BT, energy companies, TV licensing or insurance premiums. The advantage of being able to organise regular payments from my bank account at a time that suits me vastly outweighs the chore of having to make every payment individually. I do still get a monthly paper bank statement and that coupled with online checks provides sufficient reassurance.
I used to have a 1571 reply message set up saying "If your number is not clearly shown, I will not be answering and you have now wasted the cost of a call. If your call really is important, please leave a voice message." Unfortunately, I had to abandon that when they started charging for 1571.
Am I the only person who finds that reading in bed is very uncomfortable especially if you are trying to keep your arms and shoulder warm. As a canny Scot, my bedroom heating goes off before I go to bed and the room cools down very rapidly. If you are sitting up propped by pillows, then you might as well be in an armchair elsewhere.
Step 2 (Wristwatch) is only straightforward if the wristwatch has an old-fashioned analogue display (circle of numbers, big hand, little hand). In that case appreciation of the time is essentially instantaneous
If, however, the watch has a digital display, the procedure becomes more like: Twist wrist to face owner, curse, fumble in pocket for spectacle case, open it and put on specs (assuming I haven't left them on my desk upstairs if I am downstairs or in the kitchen downstairs if I am upstairs, read display, mentally convert it to a "real" time (e.g. 15:48 becomes Ah, nearly ten to four), make short trip tp local shop to buy new battery for old-style watch.
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