Re: ...or go buy it in the USA
Or maybe they just don't like Mexican food.
423 posts • joined 31 Aug 2007
Or maybe they just don't like Mexican food.
That's if Trump will let you in. If, like me, you happen to be an Islamic Mexican terrorist, you've got no chance.
And even if you could get in, the 16% price hike will still be there in your currency exchange rate.
A senior manager once called me over to sort out a "virus" on his PC. Whatever he typed in his document immediately scrolled up and off the top the window. He was in a bit of a panic. There was an open ring binder folder on his desk and I slid it forward slightly, so that its corner was no longer pressing the space bar. "Should be okay now", I said.
I tried to joke about the "magic touch" but had to tell him in the end.
"The Tesla and SpaceX CEO didn't explain where the tunnel would end up..."
For a ground combat vehicle you could dig up the blueprints of some 70s Buicks, Cadillacs or Lincoln cars. Some of those were built like tanks.
I notice that the lower part of the image has been carefully cropped in order to hide the alien base in Antarctica.
So can I have sharks with frickin' masers beams attached to their heads, or not?
The foreskin was added by the creator precisely so it could be cut off by the chosen people as an easy indication that they are one of the faithful. It serves no other purpose, which is why we don't see foreskins on animals. There is no equivalent removable label on the female body because women don't really count.
It's all in the book.
This could be really useful for somebody giving a Powerpoint presentation that is also being recorded for distribution. Should the system crash, the presenter could just carry on using his/her notes and then chroma-key the appropriate slides in afterwards.
Vinyl is crap and always has been. It just can’t replace the wonderfully scratchy, tinny sound of shellac played on a decent wind-up gramophone, fitted with a medium-tone steel needle.
Listening to Blind Lemon Jefferson on my VV 8-30, I feel like I’m right there in the same century. When I close my eyes, the audible perspective of mono is eerie. I could almost point to the chair he's sitting in.
Sure you can approximate the tonal qualities of shellac by listening to an LP with your head in a tin bucket but it’s just not the same and it makes it hard to drink your beer.
Somebody might have been killed by that falling pie. remember what happened to Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West).
"And he looked up in pained surprise and the concrete hardened crust,
Of a stale pork pie caught him in the eye and Ernie bit the dust."
It's easy to scoff at Amazon's early attempts (especially if you've ordered popcorn) but this beta system isn't even v1* yet.
*Now there was an autonomous delivery system: fast, large payloads, long range, not very accurate but could deliver to urban areas.
A fraction of a cow? I think that needs rounding up... and I don't mean in a cowboy sort of way.
Yeah... but think of the energy released by a stumbling pensioner. Then add to that the energy of passers by rushing to help... stretcher-bearing paramedics...
...or am I missing something?
"Having something which weighs twelve tonnes share road space with something which weighs a twelfth of a tonne is gross stupidity."
Ha! Like it.
"This seems like a pretty ridiculous amount of effort to go to, surely just linking TV licenses to an iPlayer login would solve all of this nonsense? You pay, you get a login. You share the login and it's logged into more than x IPs simultaneously the account gets blocked."
I agree. This would be the best idea. Then I could visit some of my elderly relatives (people over 75 currently get a free TV licence) and cadge their licence details.
Contrast that with the new road bridge that's under construction a little way up the ship canal. When finished it will take some pressure off the old swing bridge and allow cyclists and pedestrians (and trams), from the towns of Irlam and Cadishead, to get over the water to the "Shopping Cathedral".
The new bridge consists of four concrete pillars that lift up the road deck and allow boats to sail under it. Unfortunately it recently fell down and blocked the ship canal for several weeks. Luckily nobody was hurt in the accident.
Tea contains polyphenols, which give it a bitter flavour that some people prefer. Milk binds to some of the polyphenols making the tea taste less bitter.
Pouring a small quantity of cold milk to a large volume of hot tea will "scald" the milk and denature it before it has time to bind with the polyphenols.
Pouring tea into a cup with milk in will slowly warm the milk and result in a less bitter drink.
So, putting milk in the teapot will give you all the disadvantages of milk with none of the benefits, which is why it's just not done old boy.
Wonka was using this technique years ago with his Ampere-clumpers.
This theory was proven years ago by Doug McClure when he encountered that subterranean world of stone-age people.
Paint it green with red engines, write a 2 on it and get a bloke called Virgil to fly it.
…of the man piloting the IP (drone).
He is believed to be in his mid-forties, greasy haired, with thick NHS spectacles. He had saliva stains down the front of his green knitted pullover and he was wearing an anorak.
I imagine a Daewoo Matiz is lighter than an X-Wing fighter.
Yoda should they seek.
Seriously? There's no way that thing is going to get airborne, not with all those people in it.
"Bingo! You have your multi colored Xmas tree LED light controller."
Here I am, brain the size of a planet, and you want me to control your multi-coloured xmas tree lights. Call that job satisfaction? 'Cos I don't.
He may have stolen it from me and took it back with him to 1975.
...to let these shifty shape-shifters take human form and hide among us.
Let Zygons be Zygons, that's what I say.
"...since every piece of matter in the Universe is in someway affected by every other piece of matter in the Universe, it is in theory possible to extrapolate the whole of creation - every Galaxy, every sun, every planet, their orbits, their composition, and their economic and social history from, say, one small piece of fairy cake."
- The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Universe
"We know all this because our own ball of rock formed early enough in universal history for us to gather "observational evidence for the big bang and cosmic evolution, encoded in light and other electromagnetic radiation".
Yes, our planet's inhabitants had to work it out from cosmic background radiation and doppler shifted spectra. But future life forms will simply tune into the TV signals we've been blasting out for decades and get all their info from the Open University broadcasts and suchlike. Bloody TV licence dodging alien bastards!
Does it come in gold and can it be fired sideways?
...I'd racked up a really big score but then my friend came up and told me there was some cop scoping for me so I had to terminate the game. Then this big guy walked in wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses... and then it all kicked off.
Barker was a "comet guiness", which are worms I don't use orphan.
...unless you're stoned.
"Thou shalt not lie with robotkind, as with womankind: it is aballmernotion."
Did it have an annoying auto-tune voice like that xxxking xxxx of a xxxking robot from the confused.xxxing.com adverts? If so I’d have cheerfully joined in giving it a good kicking.
As if anyone would recognise me in my gimp mask.
Apple already have this tech working in their newer MacBooks. The glass touch pad is fixed solidly to the casing but it has an electromagnet underneath that gives a small kick when the pad senses the pressure required for a "mouse click". The effect is that you'd swear the pad had moved - I had to shut the laptop down to convince myself it hadn't. A similar gizmo is fitted behind the glass of the new phone.
"You know you're working class when your TV is bigger than your book case."
- Rob Beckett
I've always liked the idea of the Microwriter and bought a Twiddler many years ago. It was not multi-platform and so I abandoned it. Dog knows where it is now.
I'd buy one of these to help me with my accounts, where I need to type details from stacks of receipts into a spreadsheet. At the moment I use voice recognition software but that's not 100% reliable (e.g. "for pound 50" instead of "£4.50").
A Twiddler would let me pick up each receipt to read it and type in the details at the same time.
Why does it have to be so for king expensive? Probably because it's a niche market. :-(
Any dirt or guano affecting the laser's output would cause it to overheat. Its temperature could be continuously monitored and a warning given to the operator should it reach dangerous levels - e.g. "Laser temperature critical, exercise extreme caution."
“In an increasingly-digitised world, it appears that music fans still crave a tangible product that gives them original artwork, high audio quality and purity of sound,”
Surely these cravings could be satisfied by selling CDs in oversized cardboard sleeves.
...and the DGSE will sneak by and blow it up.
Father> Alexa - What's in my diary today?
Alexa> Your diary has one item: "Shop for holiday camping supplies"
Father> Alexa - Add camping gas to my shopping list.
Alexa> Okay, I've added camping gas to your shopping list.
Aubrey> Dad, can I get a new kite for the holiday?
Father> Sure son. Alexa - Add a new kite for Aubrey.
Alexa> Adding a new kite to your audit.
Father> No no no! I said Aubrey not audit! Alexa -Take off "a new kite" from audit.
Alexa> Taking off and nuking site from orbit.
Homophobic? I thought that was an irrational fear of words that are spelt the same but have different meanings. Or was it a fear of homogenised milk?
Shhh! Keep it down. Are you trying to get us all killed?
"I know what you're thinking, did he fire twenty shells or only nineteen? Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself..."