2444 posts • joined 8 Jul 2009
LISP barely counts as a language...
What did you break by getting little details like dates wrong?
My first two marriages.
Re: Yeah - but if I am a "common criminal" I'll definitely find another non-indiegogo to pawn
WTF is an "attack dog"?
It's a dog that has been trained to attack people.
Anything else I can help you with today?
Full employment, recovery from the last recession
Do you also believe in unicorns?
Re: Brexit Schmexit
And which has failed every time we've been dumb enough to let them try.
Although for some reason the party which most consistently gets trashed in the media for its supposed economic incompetence actually has the better record on reducing debt. It also has the better record on not lowering the social safety net to a mere two inches above the concrete.
Re: Brexit Schmexit
Considering the past two decades, the political mess we're in can actually be attributed more readily to the failure of opposition parties to up their game than to lacklustre governments who ideally wouldn't even be in post if the opposition were competent.
Yet still more* people voted for the useless idiots who got in than for the useless idiots who didn't get in.
* Well, sort of more, given al the problems with FPTP.
Even in that Brits are very far behind Slavic nations.
We must try harder!
Re: Not too shabby indeed
Why are you ducking? Were you about to be hit by a personal jetpack?
Re: Slack language
I knew Guns 'n' Roses had been around for a really long time, but that's pushing it a bit.
Short of threatening to nuke simultaneously Brussels and Strasbourg I do not see exactly what UK can use a lever.
Given how unpopular the regular migration from Brussels to Strasbourg and back again is, we only have to threaten to nuke one of these cities to gain considerable support from the other,..
And just to confuse matters...
...its orbit is not around a star yet.
Re: JAMMING TECH, PLEASE
Shouldn't be hard to project ghost images
Imagine a projector in the centre of a room. If you want to project IR images, you'd have to heat several human-sized patches of wall or furniture to 37C. Think about how focused the beam would have to be to draw out even a rough image, and how powerful the projector would have to be to get a scanning beam to heat that area and keep it at the right temperature. Given the inevitable inefficiencies in the system, I think the air in your room would be very toasty by the time you got home.
it might be creepy that it is possible to find out who is in your house by means of radio waves
It's dead simple to avoid detection, if it worries you that much. Just leave all your body's water outside before entering the house.
I haz a disappoint
and a desire to avoid sending the probe screaming into the Sun
Where's the fun in that? Flying probes into the sun is the grown-up version of lobbing big rocks into still ponds. Where's your childhood sense of joy gone, rocket scientismatists?!
Re: "A special place in hell ..."
I expect Canada will be strongly motivated to keep out the economic migrants fleeing the failed state to their south, especially the ones with guns.
Re: "... thought his real family were from Raxacoricofallapatorius"
²* Try not visualise this.
The warning came too late, you utter, utter bastard!
Re: Even if he were a perfectly well-behaved excellent negotiator...
Ha ha ha ha... Wait, you're serious.
For reasons known only to yourself, you missed 'rather than, say,...' out of your choice of quoted text.
There's nothing wrong with aiming to build a better world. Whether it's at all reasonable to expect it is a different matter.
Re: More FUD
I think that our AC above has no idea how much a yacht costs
I think our AC's writing shows several signs of AC's first language being Russian (or Ukrainian, but that's less likely given the subject matter and opinion expressed).
Re: Ken Clarke
If your conjecture were true, surely he would never have been appointed in the first place. It's not like his 2010-2012 Home Office stint was his first one there.
Re: Staff don’t care about access to the computers
All the females of the opposite sex
It's nice of you to visit us and say hello. Did you park your saucer at Roswell?
Re: Save us from uneducated politicians
Milton, I can't help noticing your list is somewhat biases towards blaming Tory politicians for all the ills of our society.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the appearance of bias derives from the fact that he's talking about the current government and doesn't feel obliged to reference every shitstick politician in history. You, however, let your bias shine.
Your final paragraph in particular suggests that you have a limited experience and little understanding of recent British political history, which leads you to a failure to understand how it is likely to move forward from here. Go back to school and listen this time.
Not normal times
it is hard to imagine that the US government would seriously consider pulling the IANA contract back under its purview: it would face enormous pressure from internet organizations and other governments and such a move would risk fragmenting the internet's global addressing systems.
Do you really think the Chump-in-Chief cares about that? If someone can get Fox News to discuss the subject one morning and a talking head grunts "AMERICA INTERNET GREAT", his tiny fingers will be tweeting "Donald J Trump will keep America safe from foreign ownership of our internet #USAUSA !!" before anyone can safely digest their breakfast.
Time slows down in a sweaty lift due to the Hog's Field.
It's a conspiracy!
Instead, there is no new, undiscovered planet. The strange orbits of TNOs are a result of what the researchers call “collective gravity”.
Pfft. This is an obvious cover-up. It's all being done with computers, nothing real. Show me the asteroids, I say. Show me the asteroids!
The astronomers have been watching Nibiru for decades and they know what's coming. Oh yes, they know. And now to hide the reality of our doom the conspirators are creating excuses that wouldn't fool even the most ignorant and stupid Planet X true believer.
Trump is waking up to the news this morning that McAfee will run if he is asked by his party, or will create his own party and run if he is not asked, and that he will issue his own currency with his name on it in big letters. Trump thinks he missed a trick in 2016. "I have good currency, the best currency. It says 'TrumpDollar' on it in yuge letters, so you know you can trust it. And unlike fake currencies TrumpDollars don't go negative so no-one can get into debt or go bankrupt. The Federal Reserve sure wish they'd thought of that one, but I have the best minds working for me at Trump University and they know things much better than the Deep State."
How long before you assault a pizza parlour (sorry, parlor) with an AR-15?
The front cover will show a picture of a sex android going down on, er, its knees.
Re: This is not making physics any easier
So now neutrinos "oscillate" from one type to another?
'Now'? This has been known for fifty years and suspected for ten years longer. Do keep up!
Have you sent a dud product or program into the world?
Yes, but the less said about my children the better.
Re: Reminds me of French sales
Then ask for two more bottles, uncorked.
I certainly wouldn't want the wine if it were corked.
Re: There are so many extarordinary stories
 Transactions are trouser-flies: you make a painful mistake once, and you never, ever make that mistake again.
Unless you're pissed.
(I speak from painful experience.)
Max facked up
use blockchain to handle cross-border transportation payments between autonomous vehicles
Maybe this is the magical technology that half the Cabinet is currently arguing for in their max fac* fix for Norn Irelan's problems. It's either that or some more ministers are going to have to learn about the right hashtags needed to solve the problem.
*Or maybe it's the 'pretend this is the EU' customs payments fix. I can't keep the nonsense straight anymore.
Re: A career in television?
That would still make either of the two machines funnier than any british sitcom that has been made in the past 10 years.
Funnier than Outnumbered? Funnier than Bad Education? Anyway, each to their own.
Re: Major Overreach
I wish the smart devices would just shut up. Perhaps you have a let unpredicatble vocabulary.
In your typos right there you almost invented the word 'unpredicateable', which would have been quite fitting.
Also do they look out for bridges, trees, pylons, high buildings, etc, that might just be close to the road?
Depends. Was the AI written by Tesla?
Re: New Title
Half of all Windows 10 users thought: Why is my machine taking an hour to reboot?
Accompanied by the usual 'This will take a few moments. Do not switch off your computer' message.
Has the UN ever done anything of significance?
Yes. It's pissed off John Bolton. Anything that takes that vicious fucker's blood pressure one step closer to triggering an aneurism is fine by me.
Re: Just putin an idea out
Since you'd need to keep the water molecules cold enough to maintain isomeric purity then, yes, feeding someone several trillion trillion water molecules could indeed kill them. But then so would holding their head down in a puddle, so on the whole I don't think Vlad's favourite sons of Russia are likely to adopt this method.
Re: New Bath Taps?
Can an aquafile be used to create smoother water?
Amongst all that smoke, he got cataclysmically stoned.
“It was so bad we had to stop every student at the desk and have them surrender their floppies for scanning before use in the lab.”
Been there, hated that.
If we got the lecturers to tell all their students they risked losing their work, the office would be packed full of panicking students waving disks in the air. If we didn't, and just put up notices saying it made sense to have their disks checked as they came in, most couldn't be arsed. As it was, some brought in all their old disks and one introduced another virus which our AV didn't know about. Not fun.
Re: So we're back to worship...
"Alexa, provide me with a coherent timeline of events of the Day of Resurrection, which accurately resolves all of the reports recounted in the gospels, Acts and the Pauline epistles."
I think she's blown a gasket.
Just like your assumption that Stab Fest 2018 will be committed by black people.
Get back into your box, Constable Savage.
Re: One question...
We don't know. It'll be another ten years before the first of these even starts sea trials. Let's hope the carriers haven't been sunk before then.
Re: Judging by the volcanic cloud on the horizon
And what the hell are they burning to make so much soot?
The corpses of honest journalists and the living flesh of oligarchs who turned on Putin.
Unfortunately, for the vast majority of papers written, this kind of reproduction just doesn't occur. Wasn't there a study once and something like 50% of academic papers had results that literally could not be reproduced even by experts?
I'm not sure that's correct. Unfortunately I can't find a study which reproduces this study.