655 posts • joined 28 Mar 2012
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
Re: Deathbird Stories
Ironclad. Something like Death Race 3 then? PP
Re: Just what I needed on a Friday afternoon
Thanks for the translate warning. My keyboard expresses its joy at not being splattered. PP
>> To replace the coffee.
Re: Waving swords...
Oh! Matron.... (sorry, just came from the "MSDN Nob innuendo thread, couldn't resist). PP
>> No "Carry on..." icon.
Salad missing something...
Where's the egg?? PP
Bangkok full name @ DG
OK Dodge Geezer. There was a lul so I found this.
Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit
The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (unlike Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn.
Enquiring minds etc. PP My pleasure. I'm here all week, Oh wait. ICON.
Re: Location, location, location
Great commentarderie Dodgy Geezer. What does all that mean? PP
Re: Bedford v The Number
Thanks for posting that. Now I remember that case. Have an upvote. PP
Re: WHERE IS THE MENTAL BLEACH...
In the drinks cabinet or if not available, use your local pub. :) PP
Pheasants...Grouse and probably many others.
Following Mark85s point, I've often remarked that Pheasants would have fallen to Darwinism ages ago if not for the care afforded them by shooting estates. Same for Grouse and Grouse moors. I'm sure there are other examples. PP
ICON>> Ideally a nice Claret but this'll do.
Re: 1400 degrees? Butter Spreader.
"bread, toast, bagels, baguettes, muffins, pancakes, waffles"
Must be related to this guy then.
I think you find the mice got a fair "wedge". :)
Re: The Martian..
MJI. I'd cite that as my favorite SF film of recent years. By chance I read the book about 1 year before the film. Book read > 10 times. Film watched 8-10 times. Have an upvote and one of these ('coz Friday). PP
No Roj. Me and 7 others (to date). Dune just needed to be WAY longer or a Trilogy. PP
London nheavy Police presence....
similar heavy police presence as London. Near the touristy bits, NSY, Party HQs, maybe. Most of Greater London is a policing vacuum. PP
Some of the commentariat are old enough to remember when native born UK women disliked going out without headwear, usually silk scarves. And of course, hats at church (or scarves) on Sunday. PP
Re: Of all places
London vs New York murder rates. Another good link Korev. Thank you. Have an upvote. PP