I don't care whether you use 2 spaces or not...
...but I do care about being told to use one space because that's someone else's preference.
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One of the bastard things killed our pet ducks Monday night. Florence and Jemima left uneaten with their throats gone, Noah missing presumed dinner. Though as he was the only small enough to fly more than a few feet there's an outside chance he escaped.
The way I feel at the moment I think Jasper Carrot was right. Only one way to get rid of a
mole fox...blow its bloody head off.
I knew an old lawyer many years ago who worked in just that way. His practice had been to deal with paperwork in batches morning and afternoon writing on the letter/memo for his secretary to reply.
When email came in he just had them printed and added to the batch. The only real difference was that we didn't have to add his signature to the replies at the end of the day.
My lot can usually manage to fill the tray. Realising that they sent something to print in Letter format rather than A4, not so much.
I find asking what the error message says is a good start - they don't know (obviously) but at least they realise they don't know. That said I still occasionally have to resolve issues by actually switching things on..
Money can buy us
By Team Register 27 Oct 1998 at 16:22
This is The Register tariff We are the corruptibles…
For £15,000 we will remove any story from our site For £15,000 we will write any story you like on our site For £500 we will attend a press conference as long as it is in London and we don't have to write about it For another £500 we will write about it as well If the press conference is out of Central London, the charges will be double the above
Integrity -- we've heard of it
I may have been reading this site for too long...
Because the UK can't be seen to let him go any more than Ecuador can be seen to kick him out the door to the waiting coppers.
I suspect in the next year or two there will be a deliberately botched attempt to smuggle him out, he'll do his six weeks for jumping bail and will then be allowed to leave unhindered as an irrelevance.
You mean like the Russians do?
I believe the usual form is for one of ours to shadow their's at a safe distance whilst politicians and journalists spout nonsense. I expect China will do the same. The upshot being everyone gets to make their point and the world continues to turn.
That said building your own islands to claim is...a novel approach. It makes the whole Graham Island thing look almost normal. PTerry would be proud.
The Court rejected Mr Assange’s contention that under the law of England and Wales consent to sexual intercourse on condition a condom was used was remained consent to sexual intercourse even if a condom was not used or removed. (paras 86-91)
But hey, don't take my word for it. Read the documents then make up your own mind.
I might be biased as I've a daughter in her 20s. Personally I'd convict the bastard.
Not just Rupe...that nice Mr Hislop will be rather chuffed at not having to pay the other sides costs on the rare occasions that Private Eye wins. In fact most of the press will like that one, even the non-Tory bits.
Not that that would have been a calculation...
"We need to promote women disproportionately..." Only legal under the Equality Act 2010 if they are equally qualified as the alternative male candidate.
"...pay them equally or better..." Illegal to pay them differently
"...offer them the flexibility that comes with shouldering the lion’s share of the childcare and housework." Anyone can ask for that not just women and it can only be refused if there is a clear business reason
I've got three kids, all adults, all working. Our eldest (male) is an IT teacher, our youngest (male) is an apprentice Admin (working for 'Jared' from the other week's On-Call) and our equally capable daughter works in sales. Whilst she uses technology she doesn't find it interesting in itself. Not unusual - our eldest says in his GCSE computing classes they only have two girls.
Were things different would I recommend a career in tech for her too? In the UK - yes definitely. In the US - probably not.
According to an old family story there was a coal man that had that arrangement in East Ham.
It worked well until one Christmas the lads down the pub decided it was unfair on the horse and clubbed together to it a bucket or two of beer. The following day the bloke found himself in the dock on a charge of "drunk in charge of a drunken horse".
There's EU funding mechanisms for research open to non-EU members (eg Switzerland, Israel). There's anecdotal evidence that despite the fact that we're still members funding is getting knocked back because:
(1) people don't know our long term membership position of the funding arrangements. (which is fair enough)
(2) the people involved in the evaluation stage playing politics. Which we know they do since according to the Guardian article they started downgrading Swiss research after a referendum to restrict immigration.
So (1) should be fixable by joining Horizon 2020 et.al as non-EU members. Fixing (2) depends on how long grown adults will sulk. Based on my experience, sometime around the turn of the century then.
Three months ago I said:
There are positive arguments for staying as part of the EU but I've yet to hear anyone make them. "No Tracy, don't leave. Stay and make a go of it or he'll cut up rough." isn't the winning argument you all seem to think it is. In fact from what I've seen it's flat out counter-productive.
After watching the campaign and the aftermath I think I can add: If you want to convince people of your ideas don't talk about them as though they are the shit on your shoe.
(1) The lot who weren't registered, decided to register and finally woke up to the deadline. Expect to see them arrive at polling stations at 9.59pm and then throw a strop when they can't get in.
(2) The lot who registered months ago and had a wee panic since they haven't had their polling card yet.
I think group 2 will be larger.
In other arse-elbow news last week it came out that people not entitled to vote had been issued polling cards.
Like Switzerland that well known third world country?
This is getting silly.
From the top - if we vote out we've 2 years to negotiate all this stuff. I expect some of it to pass on the nod (because it's in no ones interest to fuck it up completely) and some of it will turn into a right pigs ear (because the people involved have previous). Neither the rose tinted wish fulfillment of the 'leavers' not the dire predictions of the 'remainers' will come to pass.
Yes there may be some countries that want to cut up rough - I expect that the self defeating nature of doing so will be pointed out to them by wiser heads. In the event of a close vote (and given the EU's behaviour to previous referendums) I would not be surprised for there to be an attempt to move the goal posts. I realise that would be against its own rules but that has never been an obstacle in the past and doubt it would be in this case.
Seriously guys. There are positive arguments for staying as part of the EU but I've yet to hear anyone make them. "No Tracy, don't leave. Stay and make a go of it or he'll cut up rough." isn't the winning argument you all seem to think it is. In fact from what I've seen it's flat out counter-productive.
If you must bring it down to costs and benefits at least go with the believable "we have to negotiate this shit anyway and it's a fuck site easier inside than outside".
As I understand it he's a fugitive for having sex with a consenting adult who later changed her mind. Which counts as rape in Sweden.
er...no. He's a fugitive for going to bed with someone who said she'd only have sex with him if he wore a condom, waiting until she was asleep and then carrying on without one. Sounds a bit rapey...
In one of his many appeals he didn't argue it didn't happen just that it didn't count. The High Court didn't agree:
Bloody hell...The gin and the orange juice were a new one on me. The version I used to drink 20-odd years ago was just a snake bite and Blue Curacao.
One abiding memory is when I introduced a mate to them. A few hours later he was praying at the porcelain alter and I heard the plaintive wail "...you fucking bastard - IT'S GREEN" .
I suspect they'll retain most of their customer base through inertia and sometime in the spring will rebrand avoiding the "new customer" issue.
Personally I'm one of those rural ADSL customers who Virgin
sold transferred to TalkTalk. If weren't planning on moving they'd be out on their ear - as it is they won't get the business at the new house.
...in a Faraday Cage ?
I thought that for a second then I realised that a Faraday cage wouldn't block sound. Sonic Sunglasses - the hint's in the name.
The science is still bollocks of course but then it always has been. Unless you know a way to "reverse the polarity in the neutron flow"?
Perhaps because you want to use a car for the same two hours as everyone else...
In other news automatic gearboxes have been available for decades and most people in Britain drive manuals. I doubt that most people will want to give up the illusion of control and "driverless" mode will end up like cruise control - widely available but rarely engaged.
In London it's a bit different with two types of taxi - black cabs that are heavily regulated* and minicabs (aka private hire vehicles) which are lightly regulated. Uber ignores both.
Don't under any circumstances ask a black cab driver (like my brother in law) about Uber. He will tell you...
Anyway there are two logical answers - either enforce the existing regulations or relax them. What's the betting neither happens until the first horror story hits the front page?
*Heavily regulated as in you need to pass an exam as to routes (takes 1-2 years), use one of the 3 vehicles which conform to spec (about £40k) and your fare rates are set by government. By contrast minicabs just need to be roadworthy, be pre-booked and with a pre-agreed fare.