i can't believe no opportunist politico has blamed global warming yet.
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nice to see..
..a business (well, not a finance guy, given his imploring his manager to spend money needlessly) guy asking a club with about 100million in net debt to spend MORE money despite having spent a lot of money on players this season. now i understand what to do when in a hole. ask for a spade, apparently
that said..all match data should be released by the league..that will make analysis so interesting! not so sure about a new revelation in the methods of number crunching though..
Bank account to Halifax last Wednesday. kinda thankful, since maybe 6 DDs would have come out of my old NW account this week.
i'm actually a fan of NW. never had a problem with them. hopefully this will be resolved in a way that does not erode any goodwill they may have had.
i will second the idea that people should have a second bank account with a competing bank with emergency cash..or at least a few bob under the mattress.
i used to bank with Santander. had an account in Malaga that took me a year and a half to close (yes..that is how incompetent their Spanish staff are)..so i bet even the worst of RBS cannot match the nonsense i had to put up with.
it would be good for anyone inconvenienced to be made good...but i doubt this will happen.
Re: references, references, references ...
he can't have been the guy..not enough West Ham in the post!
i'd rather read Lewis than some of the rubbish i read in the papers/hear in the other media. at least using his antagonistic stance i can consider my own position rather than have it rammed down my throat by some even sillier pro-vegetarian 'writer' who has less comprehension of modelling than a toad has of space travel.
Could any one tell me..
..Whether thay have bought a product after seeing it advertised on FB? it'd be interesting to see what it is people may be buying after seeing on FB. things like a car..well, most rational people would do a lot of research and base their purchases against their wants and needs (unless they were rolling in it i would assume). FB is no help here.
Why not just..
..send a weekly email, like a receipt of sorts, which just tells each oyster user of their usage within the period in question. that way, those who want the emails regularly, will get them. and those who need them occasionally, for expenses or whatever, will also get them.
but i suppose this can cause issues. imagine your other half getting your oyster usage data and asking you why you go so regularly to Hammersmith after finishing work early when you both live in Harrow or something!
p.s. the most annoying thing on the underground is people getting annoyed when other peoples cards fail or when tourists are using the transport service. selfish ba^tards.
oh, and my failure to care to use caps.
..little girl. excellent presence of mind. I can't imagine just how many episodes like this go unrecorded simply because the level of assault may be deemed not serious enough to investigate without good proof. I know of a few occasions of when I was young and a certain teacher at my school seemed to have a reputation for suchness. It is doubtless (in my mind) that today this kind of person would be caught out pretty rapidly.
what wherewithal from that girl. well done!
..had a multi chamber/nozzle rocket powered by LOX and heavily refined Kerosene which had more power than the F-1, buuuut..this rocket engine certainly was the most powerful single nozzle engine lying at the bottom of the sea for sure! (i forget the name of the Russian engine, but have info on it in a hardback book at home somewhere which the geek in me will be digging out the moment i get home from work tonight!).
both had similar thrust to weight ratios IIRC, so the F-1 is still a cool mac-daddy!
anything capable of almost 7 megaNewton of thrust deserves better than a Paris icon IMO.
recently saw something called...
...Sleeping Beauty recently. it was pure, unadulterated shit. after the credits rolled there was this numbing silence in the room. the GF (who suggested we watch it as it looked 'interesting') had this look of both perplexment and terror on her face. i suppose watching that TRASH was worth it from this point of view, but as i try to recall scenes oor dialogue from the film, i realise my brain has helpfully blacked out any memory bar the title just so i know to avoid it at any cost.
i think the only lucky one in that entire movie is the lead actress, since she gets to sleep through the whole sordid mess.
Re: 50,000 files?
..Which is probably why it was clarified that 50,000 files did not mean 50,000 songs mate.
and it is perfectly reasonable to have many versions of particular songs, or even takes with mistakes etc. not that i am speculating that this was what was downloaded by our two 'sophisticated to a degree' cyber crooks here.
SOCA is such a waste. dreadful.
Re: Re: with all their cash sitting about..
..i was only half heartedly sarcastic. it is such a great idea and would be of serious benefit, assuming the natural predatory profiteers don't price everyone else out of the idea first.
but then again, with all the disinformation about nuclear energy, there'll always be huge implimentation obstacles.
speaking of Gates..isn't one of his ex-partners heading the think tank in Washington state that comes up with 'out-there' ideas such as this one?
Re: Only 2-band - how stupid.
But since it is more reasonably aimed at a *large* group of people who aren't temporal tech jet-setters who travel to these new and strange lands every other week, it would seem that dual band is not so stupid an idea after all, since it is only a comparatively small market they will have limited themselves from.
What you find stupid sounds like pretty smart cost-saving thinking to me.
the only criticism i can think of is the charging port, but with a claimed battery life as long as that? not a problem really. As it is I have to carry a spare battery for my current phone(i really hate how HTC have different sized batteries for their phones that have similarish dimensions!), so the thought of carrying a tiny adapter that'll allow me to charge off the now ubiquitous microUSB chargers lying about is no greater headache..
and for £45? flipping hell. nice deal.
So the woman's dead...
and demand for her music has increased for some odd reason. do people feel some moral obligation to formalize their love for the dead artist by buying her music when, for the last few years, they've probably thought she is a sad and washed up fart teetering on the verge of a life-expunging event. maybe there are a few from a new generation who've truly just discovered her, but that is probably a small amount of the people who're buying her music now.
the rest of them, i reckon, are joining the boat-party of faux grief. which is pathetic.
i know i'll get down-voted, but i could not care less about a long term drug addict finally (and successfully) putting herself out of whatever misery causes her to trip out all day long.
as for the record company..they're just taking advantage of what they know is the inevitable deluge of attention that her death would have brought. callous, yes, but not the worst thing in the world. what they SHOULD have done, though, was reduced the price of the music in order to let these short terms 'fans' to celebrate the artistic life of the addict for a little while before the next wash up rolls along.
some similar hysteria took place when that horrid Amy Wine-river died and she's obscure as truffles now.
both the buyers and the record companies are dubious in my book and i'm not afraid to be hated for feeling that way.
that's really all i have to say.
(wait, MrPat-thick has encouraged me, so...) fack, pi$$, sh!t and Bollox.
it's amazing you spent 5 minutes composing an ad hominem attack at our man Page here. it usually takes a few seconds to come up with something sturdy. did we forget to eat our weetabix today?