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British bloke accused of extorting victims for 'Dark Overlord' hacker crew finally gets his free trip* to America
Should it start with "THIS IS THE VOICE OF THE MYSTERONS. WE KNOW THAT YOU CAN HEAR US EARTHMEN. OUR RETALIATION WILL BE SLOW, BUT NONETHELESS EFFECTIVE. IT WILL MEAN THE ULTIMATE DESTRUCTION OF LIFE ON EARTH. IT WILL BE USELESS FOR YOU TO RESIST, FOR WE HAVE DISCOVERED THE SECRET OF REVERSING MATTER, AS YOU HAVE JUST WITNESSED. ONE OF YOU WILL BE UNDER OUR CONTROL. YOU BE INSTRUMENTAL IN AVENGING THE MYSTERONS. OUR FIRST ACT OF RETALIATION WILL BE TO ASSASSINATE YOUR WORLD PRESIDENT. "
Re: Still Undecided
I agree with you djack's comment about C4 picking up F1 from the BBC.
However, I disagree with comments about EJ. I can't think of any insightful comment he's ever made. He tends to brown nose and mostly talks rubbish. He's quite happy to tell you X is Y when you can see on the screen for yourself that X isn't Y. Quite frankly he's a waste of space.
DC and Ben Edwards work quite well together... not legendary talent as they don't play off each other as well as Murrey and James Hunt did but you can't always have that.
Mind you I think I'll give yp on it once Sky get all the coverage... or start watching it in French for free.
EJ should have intelligent comments to make based on his experience in F1 but that's not what comes across. He does manage to get the big interviews but never manages to ask the right questions and he always sucks up to Bernie and never puts him under pressure.
Isn't the Irish expression a "gob shite"?
Re: 'ere we go
Well, I have some sympathy when you consider the CFL ones we were first given as alternatives. The light was poor and they didn't last well.
They improved quite a lot bu I wasn't really happy until the latest LED ones came along. Now the light is of a better quality, they use less 'leccy and seem to last well. In fact they last so well that the last light I put up didn't have a bulb it was just an all-in-one LED.
Re: Define "failure"
Well Mr Smooth, I don't think it works like that.
You ask me to build you a car with square wheels and I've heard you don't like me saying it's a stupid idea or poking into your business to find out if it'll fit in. So I get on and build you a car with square wheels.
Not really fair if I get punished because it's not a successful project is it?
Re: Have you ever lost anything you wanted back
There must be an element of quantum entanglement too. Haven't you noticed that if you lose something, say a camera, the only way to find it is to buy a new one? Within a day of giving up and buying a new one the old one is found.
Therefore the two object must be entangled somehow.
Re: I don't know why you're all complaining...
and his mates will be along shortly with some statistics to prove it. Plus those complaining really need to understand that they have to keep up with the times and that going electronic will save the country a lot of money.
In the next stage of the role out you'll be able to request the code via Facebook.
Re: breaking news : european dna
Well to be fair there's no direct mention of anything which implies the sheep did anything more than stand in the corner with its eyes closed. Anyway, this brings me to my poem:
Mary had a little lamb,
she also had a bear.
I've often seen her little lamb
but I've never seen her bare.
Unless of course you pay her, in this case.......
Then it's more like:
Jack and Jill went up the hill, to fetch a pale of water.
Jack gave Jill half a crown
and Jack got what he was after.
I'll be here all week, so you can just be thankful that it's already Friday :-)
Re: easy to remermber? really?
Surly the problem here, even if you can remember the "unique" answer you gave, or even the "unique" question you asked, is that once it's compromised it's compromised everywhere.
So, the only real solution is to give a different answer on each site which works like this and then record them somewhere... oh hang on a mo, if that's compromised we're back to the same problem....
Bad joke at that
Two men have been in the desert for a week or two. They found a bit of water but no food. They're now reduced to crawling as they are so weak from lack of food. One says to the other
"Look, look, there's a bush and it's growing bacon! We're saved."
The other replies
"Watch out mate it's a ham-bush."
I'm here most days........
"The software can also be controlled remotely using a smartphone app linked to Spotify, allowing the user to pause, skip forward on track lists, or even pick a new song without interrupting gameplay."
Doesn't sound likely does it? There I am driving around Spa at top speed and somehow my smartphone allows me to change the music track without interrupting my "gameplay". How does that work then? I suspect the reality is that the track can be changed by smartphone and anyone who chooses to do so will probably pause the game during the operation.
I suppose it doesn't sound quite so "cool" when put like that!
Re: good for goose
While I agree with the principle I'm not sure why you're talking about MEPs. This "mangling" was done by the Council of Ministers, in other words, our government and members of other governments.
In this case our (UK) government seems only too keen to do whatever it can to remove any rights from us.
Re: too much influence in one person?
and that's the problem isn't it? How can one person really represent all scientific thought on a subject? Perhaps in rare cases on a particularly specialised subject but in general it seems unlikely.
We are also in danger of falling into the trap of assuming that all "scientific" thought is infallible whereas the evidence is that this is not the case.
There are often European societies representing bodies of scientists in a particular field, so surly it would be better to just consult them. This can then be balanced with opinions from other sources as appropriate.
Re: Can you clairfy
Isn't that a bit inefficient? I mean converting the energy from petrol to electricity instead of just using it to propel the plane.
It's hard to see where the gains are coming from in general unless the battery is fully charged from the mains before take off. In which case the 30% figure might be the petrol saved due to the electric energy doing the work during take off. I wonder how quickly the 30% drops if the flight is over 100 miles, for example.
Perhaps the next step will be having retractable "wind mills" to recover energy when the plane descends... a kind of regenerative braking for the air!
but with this solution they can cut off individuals remotely and say that they've exceeded "fair use" at a time of "short supply".
Surly that's got to be the reasoning behind this. If they turn off whole areas there'll be an outcry but if they turn off 90% and push the message that it's because they use too much everyone will turn on each other and the government can walk free.
Perhaps drop a few stories in the press about certain people running too many Christmas lights, or outdoor swimming pool heaters etc. then encourage us to watch our neighbours and then start using the SMART meters to switch some of us off if necessary.
Anything to distract us from asking questions about the government failing to address the real problem.
Re: this takes me back to the 70s
The biggest difference I'd say is that today the government is keen to make almost anything a "degree" course so they can say they've achieved an increase in the number of people with degrees.
It was also interesting to see IBM's name mentioned as I was told they're currently in a global recruitment freeze period.
Re: They aren't a problem; they're a solution!
So we need to eat more????
Ahh, I've got it, we need to die having eaten more curry in order that the methane count is high and we need to collect the boiled off water to solve the water problem too.
Perhaps we could keep our lardy bodies hooked up to some kind of dream machine so we could be grown more efficiently.......
While in this case it may be that the hotel is not a nice place to stay the whole principal of these reviews is at the very least unfair in my opinion. In fact I'd go as far to say that these kind of review sites are fast becoming useless.
As a business you often have no come back (although some sites do allow it) and if you do reply it can look like you're making excuses. Some complaints aren't even from people who've used your product or service. Some people get their friends to post bad reviews for fun or for other reasons.
Some examples I've seen:
"I didn't like the colour of product X I bought". Well it's advertised as that colour so what did you expect?
"The TV I bought doesn't fit in my room". Well it's advertised with its dimensions......
Even positive reviews don't help because they often seem to be biased by devotees or reviews which sound suspiciously like they've been written by people working for the people providing the product or service.
Spotting the genuine reviews among the dross is taking longer and longer to the point where sometimes I just give up.
Of course there are some funny ones along the way, like Veet for men and the "big ships" ones.