Re: McDonalds, a firearm, and you call it a boot?
It's perfectly reasonable for a UK based publication to use British terms.
By the way, in the colder months my head is sometimes under a hood.
52 posts • joined 25 Sep 2007
Mine arrived this morning and the standby power use was baffling at first.
It turns out that things improve a great deal if you're rooted and can change the governer from interactive to something more reasonable and drop the minimum processor speed from the insane 900MHz it's pegged at by default.
"The NHS is a wonderful, but flawed ideal that is based upon a myth of being "free" and yet consumes (tax payers) money like a Hoover, while offering services well beyond its remit (boob job anyone?)."
Like reductions to prevent a life of crippling back pain or reconstruction after a mastectomy?
On a bad day, when using a rear port blind, there can easily be as many as five incorrect orientations. Usually accompanied by wailing, gnashing of teeth, crunching of bones from being hideously contorted, and the suspicion that you had a previous incarnation as the sort of person described as a monster in history books.
Mine's the one with one sleeve ripped by repeated attempts to get a leg down it.
About anybody more annoyed about the pictures on a banknote than why they're all accumulating in the same few pockets.
About anybody sufficiently annoyed about someone getting a long dead author printed on a banknote that they'll send hair raising threats rather than being angry about them all accumulating in the same few pockets.
It's pretty safe to say that the BBC have enormous amounts of personal data.
Given the prevalence of password reuse, they hold plenty of concern even if you only think in terms of email/password pairs. That said, I do see your point. Anybody with best practices in mind when watching “World's Craziest Fools," is fine.
*nips off to change some passwords*
I don't care what device you have, someone will decide they want to build the new version at home. The real problem is chip manufacturers deciding that you have to be in their special club to get the datasheet for a device you bloody own.
This nonsense of commercial non disclosure agreements for how to operate your own hardware strikes me as adding costs to absolutely everybody involved.
It's probably worth mentioning that you get better results with a monster battery - the heating coil is a hell of a draw on a poor little lithium ion cell. Using a comically oversized battery well give more consistent results, as they are less prone to sagging as you draw.
I use a Protank on a highly suspect small cigar tin stuffed with parts salvaged from bits of old broken tech. It draws a surprising number of positive comments in pubs.
" I actually look forward to the day when one of the licence enforcement monkeys turns up at my door so I can tell them to piss off."
You probably won't even need to do that. I pointed them to the obviously analogue only CRT TV connected to a cobbled together media server and they told me they needn't waste any more of my time. It was amusing how quickly they accepted things and left after the doorstep tough guy approach.
How about the other end of the connection? It's a sod of a job to sort out a laptop where someone has used the "Wiggle the cable until it works or something crunches," technique and snapped off a jack directly soldered to the main board. Imagine my joy when I got at the guts of my elderly Tosh laptop the other day and found not only that it was on a tail, but also had a pair of redundant wires.
Crap? Only if you're taking the same standpoint as someone who drives a high end car and looks down on those in hatchbacks. Given the difference in price versus the difference in performance/features a budget smartphone is an eminently sensible choice for those with a slimmer discretionary wad.
“Honest taxpayers and gambling industry personnel who do follow the law suffer from those who promote illegal online behavior.”
Is it just me or does that seem to have been carefully written to imply that taxpayers who earn their income from working within the gambling industry are not themselves honest when they comply with the law? There does appear to be something of a global trend towards blaming people in generally poorly paid jobs for all the ills of society.
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