on your visit to Mangala (or Merrikh or Angaraka).
Now go find some methane....
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They could play it for laughs... bit like the "Drink problem" gag in Airplane. It could run and run
Ex-stormtrooper dude shoots 6 shots around the bad guy like when the fourth man missed Jules & Vincent in Pulp Fiction.
Solo: (Shoots Bad guy) Dammit Chewie, this guy couldn't hit a star destroyer if he was standing on it
Chewie: (Shakes shaggy head) raaaaarruurgghh!!
Ex-stormtrooper dude: (shrugs)
You're right of course, but they're probably thinking they can persuade the sponsors to put pressure on FIFA to up it's game. Their mistake is that the corporates will do this anyway, or at least eliminate any threat to their investment/bottom line. I just wish Anonymous might put their collective pressure, skillz and energy in non-harmful activism rather than irritating hacktivism.
As an aside I don't think your F4J example is valid. When you get two desperate guys dressing up and hanging off Buck Palace they are doing something about the situation, they are raising awareness of issues which are otherwise ignored in society, law and govt policy. Fatherlessness is a serious business and should receive much much much more attention.
I can't remember where I read it, but I saw an attractive proposal on this matter once.
The principle being allow the market to control population... It was effectively a voucher system based on the rights to have children...
Each human being gets the right to reproduce 2/3 of a child. A couple coming together therefore have the right to produce 1.5 children. If they have one, they each have the rights to have 0.25 children left. If they don't want another child they can sell their rights in the market to those that wish to have more. If they do want another child with the same or another partner they would have to go to the market and purchase the additional rights or face a sanction of a fine equivalent to the market value of the right.
Obviously it is riddled with hugely complex obstacles and assumptions... how would religion react, how do you punish those who do not adhere and do not pay the sanction...etc
The proposer suggested that by doing so you immediately reduce the single biggest pressure on overpopulation in the developing world by commoditising not having so many children...
Touché, a great riposte; you were being insulting then, not ignorant. A provocateur if you will.
In order to ensure an esprit de corps entre nous, a rapprochement; if you will, I shan't continue the mêlée
Still, since I'm having lunch, I'd better order my aperitif, my hors d'oeuvres, my Escalope Cordon Blue and crème brûlée from the Maitre D'Hotel.
This afternoon, I might do a few hours work to ensure my elevation from the bourgeoisie to the nouveau riche.
Swiftly followed by a little liaison dangereuse at my en suite pied-à-terre with my belle coquette. I simply can't resist her joie de vivre, jeu d'esprit and when she's au natural, mon dieu, the "je ne sais quoi"! Soon to be my fiancée, I think.
Of course, this is all a façade.
No need to RSVP ;-)
I wish I could understand depression (if thats what it was) a bit more. I think I'm lucky enough to not be affected by it, if the world gets too much for me, I'd just chuck it all in and foxtrot oscar to some beach bar job. Poor guy, poor family.
Hardly an executive though.... senior techie, more like and started as AppDev (from http://www.linkedin.com/)
Conspiracy theorists will probably wonder where he worked from 1998-2007...NSA MI6... MFI?
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I just cannot see the justification of wearing an augmented reality device while driving.
They'll either be on and distracting the driver, or off and therefore unecessary to wear.
Frankly I find the damn things sinister anyway, and am looking forward to requesting that anyone I interact with removes them before I continue any conversation etc...
Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.
Way back when I were a lad, I did an undergrad BSc in Zoology, and my GF was doing a BA in Drama & Theatre studies. You only had to do a comparison of our schedules. I did approximately 36 hours per week of scheduled lectures, practicals and projects. She had a 1 hour tutorial session, and the occasional rehearsal.
I remember ending a hectic week, in which I did the normal 36 hours plus about an extra 25 hours of counting Callosobruchus Maculata eggs (tiny things) on cowpeas (small things) and crunching the stats for my thesis. I got home and asked her how her week was and she held up a papier mache mask (with a bent nose) and proudly said "I made this!".
Ever since then I have been ever so slightly prejudiced against liberal arts graduates...
Wow, just wow.
Sir David Frederick Attenborough, BA(CANTAB) MSC OM CH CVO CBE FRS FZS FSA
OM - Order of Merit
CH - Order of the Companions of Honour
CVO - Royal Victorian Order
CBE - Order of the British Empire
FRS - Fellow of the Royal Society
FZS - Fellow of the Zoological Society
FSA - Fellow of the Society of Antiquities
As controller of BBC2, commissioned The Old Grey Whistle Test, Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Money Programme, America and The Ascent of Man.
Written and presented countless award winning natural history programmes.
Reknowned as "the great communicator, the peerless educator" and "the greatest broadcaster of our time."
And just what exactly have you acheived to feel qualified to call this man a Senile twat? MCSE? Foundation ITIL?