671 posts • joined 28 Mar 2012
@BradA ref Britannia rules the waves when it comes to pork products.
Simple rule here, Welsh lamb, Scotch Beef and English Pig. Bring on the Gloucester Old Spot sausages. :)PP
>>To wash it all down.
Re: Turing test ?
Vonya. Intelligence. Don't forget the Octopi. I always feel guilty when eating Calamari. You wouldn't eat Dolphin. PP
Re: Library of Doom
What the #!/%* is that rogue Raspberry Pi doing plugged into my company's server room, sysadmin despairs
Re: Who gives their brooms names?
@Sabot. I'll repeat a recent post of mine.
I have a wood planer called Nigel. :) PP
Re: Its always been this way!
@TheSirFin. Some credit should go to our Portuguese friends tho', perhaps the Dutch too. PP
>> Glass of Port would be more appropriate but this'll have to do.
Re: On the subject of spacecraft
Depressingly slow progress, accepting the challenges are rather different. PP
Re: Winter GMT....
@ Def Norway, also try Northern Scotland.
Re One way or another they'll get their money..
Though M'Lud, not from many in these hallowed forums who will get their money by helping the rest of us work around or avoid M$.
Someone will win somewhere. PP
Favorite Squirrel clip.....
@ about 1'20". PP
>>It's Friday, at least here.
Re: Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3
Puts me in mind of "'Allo London, 'allo London zees is Nighthawk calling" PP
Velve re “We apologise for the inconvenience”
"Make no landings here". PP
Re: Frontier Elite 2
Thanks for the link Andy. Have an upvote . PP
Re: In full respect to the article wording...
At the risk of being racist... abbastanza eccellente Giovani
Re: Gong's Camembert Electrique album....
Thanks Captain... have an upvote. I haven't thought about that album since I was at school. If I recall it was very cheap which is why many of my mates bought it. :)
Re: I think Norman's problem is with padding words
Loyal Commenter. If you don't like "like" stay away from Liverpool and its environs, like. PP
Re: Milkman neighbours...@ Rich11.
Consider yourself lucky. Visiting my gran in N.Yorkshire the dairy nearby not only had lots of clanking bottles but pretty loud hoses hooves and cartwheels on cobbles.
Similar at my other Grans with the rag and bone man in Ireland. PP
3hr 50min tea break....
Boris. Shhhhhhhhhhhhh. PP
Re: Pigs in Blankets....????
WTF... they were and still are called Kilted Sausages. PP
The perp got 8 years...good...
but we know who'll end up paying the fine and compensation, the customers and employees. PP
My Documents, My Downloads, My Pictures etc.
I was taught back in DOS days that my data should be at least 2-3 folders below root and ideally not the dumbed down My??? stuff MS introduced.
So now my stuff is in C:\MyStuff\various logical folder names below, like a filing cabinet.
I think I had a couple of machines that were partioned, OS and Apps on C: default data storage folders on D:
Not perfect in a disk crash situation but that's rare IMHO and not an issue if you do that other thing that was drilled in, back in the day. BACKUP. PP
Have an upvote for balance from the Dog community. :) PP
...no one should ever have left the oceans.
@Stoneshop. TBH the Dolphins look pretty happy to me. I'm coming back as one of those. PP :)
TBH the Russian tourist statement might have held a little more water if they'd said they were visiting Stonehenge, World Heritage site. Nothing against the Cathedral tho'. PP
Re: Candle in the Martian Wind.
Given that Eltons last revisit of that song brought him his 1st (and only?) SOLO UK #1 Single I'd recommend he gives it a go.
I'm a big EJ fan and can't understand why so many great songs missed the UK #1 singles slot for so long. PP
>>Icon for the guys at JPL and NASA.
Re: Do the simple checks first
@AC. Ah.... the days before search engines, we had to use our brains and a decent library. PP
Wanders off sobbing for lost youth.>>'coz. Friday.
Mark 85, I think that pint belongs to JPL. For examples of what awesome engineering they do see "The Martian". For examples of what happens when you rush them, see same. PP
Ref: Windows 3.1 graphics drivers in 1993
Yep ccc13481. I remember it well. Hercules, S3, Datapath they were all "at it". Cheers for the memories. PP
Re: Hey, it's Southport ...Merseyside.
and as a former local, I can tell you they were not best pleased with not being Lancashire anymore. Birkdale and Ainsdale are rather nicer if you like Golf but the Snotty Dog in S'Port could always be relied upon to be "lively".
Re: Duct tape
Well, it worked for Mark Watney. :) PP
Re: St. Augustine had told the Catholic Church, [...] that anything in the Bible which was contrary
I only got the Urban joke due to some of the stuff in these hallowed pages. Ignorance is the failure of an individual to take the opportunities offered to be educated. Thank you commentariat. :) PP
@Oddbodd.. ref: Timmy.
I have a wood planer called Nigel if that qualifies. :) PP
Re: Vacant expression and Tea....
or this YouTube clip here. PP
> Only Beverage icon.
Re: More electric...
@Moog42 I'm cheap like that.
Oblig. Dolly quote. "It takes a lot of money to look this cheap". PP
When some of the more colourful insults are used in UK English it's often referred to as Anglo-Saxon... Hmmm. I wonder where that came from? Did the Norman French just not swear much? PP
Upvote to the OPs on German translation of mug, idiot etc. Have a virtual pint.
@ Ken 16, One Million Years BC.
Sorry, had to Google that. in 1966 it was Raquel Welch or Carole Landis in 1940. Which film are you thinking of with Sophia Loren? PP
>>ICON Close enough.
Selling tea to China????
Dare I ask where Yorkshire Tea get their tea from? PP
Re: SCART input on my TV
Me too Andy. I need it for my VCR/DVD combi. Back to the Future Doc. PP
Back in the day authorities could obtain a warrant to intercept snail mail but there was (is) nothing to stop the sender applying a cipher to it, the key to which is ONLY held by the recipient. PP
@Not also known as SC ref UK STD.
I've taken to using the more American phrase "area code" as all I get from my younger colleagues is a snigger when I say STD. Fnar, fnar. PP
Re: How High?
Trees in northern Scotland, if present, are rarely > 2-3 mtrs and almost always horizontal. Goes for some of the islands too. PP
>>Paris, because alegedly she likes a good blow too.
Re: "person of interest"
..but then Edmund Burke sprang to mind. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing". PP
"person of interest"
@YAAc. I was going to casually ask how you get photos, DNA, fingerprints removed from Plods dBase if there at all but now I think I'll just sit quiet. PP
damn it. Should have posted as AC.
Re: AI in spaaaace
"I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that" ring any AI bells???PP
Re: What?!?!? Duck Joke.
It involves a bar, a bread obsessed Duck and a none existent nail.
also a bit like the bar, pint, pork pie and packet of crisps joke. Go figure. PP
Re: 1 of your 5 a day..
Thanks Dazed and Confused. I mostly drink cider (<5%). I'm sure someone will correct me but I'd be amazed if a pint (or 3) of cider didn't contain at least 5 apples. :) PP
@ Voyna i Mor
Your post suggests you should spend less time with amanfrommars1...PP
Cat out of bag...
...unfortunate choice. I understood this phrase to mean a secret is now generally known. Perhaps "closing the stable door after the horse has bolted" may be more accurate. PP
@ I ain't Spartacus ref Tie me Kangeroo down Sport..
Sexual inuendo....there is now. Thanks IaS.
Re: Communist leaders and their sensitivities
Trump = In UK English The Toy Dolls put it best..
@Stoneshop "fly in the bathroom window, then down the stairs and into the storage cupboard that need it." you're trying to kill that Leopard I was advised to beware of....PP