Surely they could have done it in terms of silly walks, most of which looked to be about 2m each pace?
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My wife tells me that when she was young, she had (musical) keyboard lessons inflicted on her regularly* She got fed up with them, so cut the power cable with a convenient pair of scissors**, then blamed it on the cat. Her Mum believed her, and lessons were cancelled, but when her Dad found out, he looked at the cable and pointed out that cats do not, as a rule, cleanly bite through a wire. Oops!
*I suspect they were also inflicted on the teacher, but at least they were paid for it!
**How some form of electric shock was avoided is beyond me.
Icon: Obviously Paris is not quite as good looking....
Are foxes attracted only to Comp Sci students, or have other disciplines been involved to (Enquiring Minds etc...)
If the former, is it down to behaviour of that student cohort, or is there something special about them the foxes find attractive (regular users of Mozilla browsers, perhaps?).
If the latter, we need a full set of data - Student Subject, circumstances of bite, result....
There should be at least a PhD in it somewhere!
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A Sizes are actually perfectly logical, and rather elegant
A0 is precisely 1m2, but in a ratio* of 1: root 2, then each subsequent size halves the long dimension of the previous one, maintaining the ratio.
I can't speak to the B or C sizes, and of course left-pondian ones are just plain wierd
*I had it in my head it was the golden ratio, but a quick wiki showed me the error of my ways
For the second, the only possible one is the AEC Routemaster (the RM - based on number produced), with precisely 15 coats of London Transport Red applied overall.
Note that if the length appears extended, this is probably a small child* swinging off the pole and should not be counted.
*Ah, happy memories....
(thank you, the anorak please....)
Sorry to lighten the serious mood, but there used to be a joke (probably no longer acceptable for a number of reasons)
Minnie and Mickey Mouse are in the divorce court
Judge: So, Mr Mouse, the witness states that you said your wife was crazy
MM: No, your honour, I actually said she was fucking Goofy
(sorry, I'll go quietly....)
Would "demesne" be a suitable alternative?
At least, after NT4, M$ got rid of the idea of "primary" and "secondary" (obviously inferior and therefore victimised) domain controllers and now all domain controllers are equal*
*but inevitably, some are more equal than others
"Political Correctness has gone from bonkers to fully-bonkers.
There is no turning back."
This is not new. I trained as a teacher nearly 30 years ago (I have since escaped that profession) and was told we had to (in the days before smartboards and touchscreens) refer to "chalkboards" and "markerboards" in case of causing offence (and the fact that said boards might be different colours to their original names)
But for GitHub, I always assumed "master" in the sense of "master / apprentice" - clearly I was wrong!
(and what should I rename my MSc to?)
"Overlord has my vote"
Seventy Six Years and Three Days ago, definitely.
But now, surely it is sexist (Lord) and sizeist (Over)?
I'm going to stick with Lewis Carroll:
“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’
As late as the 70s, I had a Mamod steam traction engine, which came with dire (and completely ignored) warnings about the dangers of over or under-filling the boiler before you popped the solid fuel tablet in the firebox. As I recall, you could cause anything from wrecking the boiler to a full-on explosion, with a side effect of blowing the safety valve into the next garden if you interfered with it.
The instructions had some statement along the lines of "suitable for boys* of ages 8 and over"
*Please remember when this was - girls had Sindy, boys had Action Man With Eagle Eyes (TM), and <deity> help anyone who wanted to play on the other side! Lego of course, consisted only of cuboids of various dimensions. Oh, and Commando Comic was completely politically incorrect - I think I learnt most of my (largely non-existant) German from its pages.
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