Added by Paul 05 January 2010 06:34
I'm not sure what it all means, but if you create a new folder in Windows 7 called
It creates a new mega-folder with all stuff in :-).
Added by JamesN 08 January 2010 11:20
A quality dissing from Eddie Irvine:
"Rubens Barrichello is a good little peddler and murdered Jenson in the second half of last season. Michael (Schumacher) never got murdered by anyone. Lewis came into his first year in F1 and beat a double World Champion in Fernando Alonso - that's a class act.
"If you look at Jenson's career, Ralf Schumacher beat him, Giancarlo Fisichella beat him and Rubens beat him. There are too many races where he hasn't performed, to say he's at the level of any of those guys."
Added by Steve 11 January 2010 12:56
Too many to list, plenty of ouchies. More fail than you can shake a stick at.
Added by Paul 12 January 2010 05:51
Quite right too. I'd add that printer manufacturers can't be bothered to write drivers for new OSs any more. Tossers.
Added by Reuben 13 January 2010 21:35
Something of an epic win.
Added by Paul 14 January 2010 20:50
There was a time, not so long ago, when Alan Partridge's ideas for TV programs seemed absurd. No longer.
BNP Wives is a documentary about women who have married into and work for the BNP.
Is that really any more ridiculous than 'Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank' or 'Cooking in Prison'.... 'Money Tennis'?
Added by Steve 16 January 2010 10:17
Everyone loves some good up-close magic. This will take some beating though. Top stuff.
Added by Paul 16 January 2010 18:17
Ever since I've cycled almost every day I've been a little obsessed with the weather.
Therefore it has not escaped my attention that the Met Office do a pretty abysmal job of, well their job - predicting the weather.
From the BBCThe UK Met Office is debating what to do with its long-term and seasonal forecasting after criticism for failing to predict extreme weather.
I would agree with most of this sentiment - though I ponder the definition of 'long-term' and whether it is only the ability to predict extremes that are at fault.
In general I would say that the forecast beyond a few hours is about as much use as a chocolate dildo.
If it's impossible to do then I think they have a duty to say so. Stop pissing taxpayers money up the wall and let us doing the guessing instead - for free.
Added by Paul 17 January 2010 17:54
Justice. The Met Office suck. From the Guardian...
"The Met Office risks losing its lucrative deal to provide weather forecasts to the BBC after the corporation decided to put the contract out for tender for what is believed to be the first time since 1923, it emerged today."
Added by Paul 17 January 2010 18:09
Haitian Christians thank god! You'd have thought they'd be a bit pissed. But no...
"Why give thanks to God? Because we are here," Toussaint said. "We say 'Thank you God.' What happened is the will of God. We are in the hands of God now."
I know that I can be rather reductionist in such matters - but surely any believer in God might have a bone or two to pick with him. Like - why have you just killed my whole fucking family? And don't give me any of that 'mysterious ways' bullshit.
Added by Paul 19 January 2010 21:20
Oh dear. Poor old religion. From the Archbishop of York...
"I have nothing to say that makes sense of this horror - all I know is that the message of the death and resurrection of Jesus is that he is with us "
Rubbish. For a start *nobody* believes in the resurrection any more - he should speak to his mate the Archbishop of Canterbury.
I would love him to explain to me how he 'knows' Jesus is with us rather than believes it.
Added by Paul 21 January 2010 07:20
Finally. The one thing that I've wanted most in CSS is finally here - in Firefox 3.6.
Goodbye unnecessary markup... (probably in about 2020 when a) other browsers have caught up and b) when everyone has finally stopped using IE6)
Added by Paul 22 January 2010 11:30
On google autocomplete whilst on his computer:
billy and mandy rude pics
coming out poo
doing a poo
gay peoplehaving sex
grim & evile rude pics
haveing a poo
lesbian and gay
maggie simpson bum
maggie simpson bum showing
maggie simpson naked
maggie simpson sexy
maggie simpson with bum out
pole dancer porn
poo coming out
simpsons lisa porn
simpsons rude pics
simpsons totally naked
take your clothes off to have sex
wimen no clothes
Added by Paul 22 January 2010 20:10
I can seriously recommend this book by Dominic Lawson.
It's an insider's account of the Chess World Championship between (our) Nigel Short and Garry Kasparov. And it's brilliant.
Next Amazon search... beginner's chess!
Added by Paul 24 January 2010 08:32
Added by Paul 24 January 2010 12:22
Mozilla have (wrongly in my view) adjusted the way that new tabs are opened. Rather than opening the new tab on the end, it plonks it in the middle next to the tab that you're currently browsing.
Some might like this. I don't. Why Mozilla didn't leave the default as it has worked for the last 5 years I don't know.
What I also don't know is why there isn't an option in the, frankly sparsely populated, 'tabs' section of the options dialog. Instead you have to do this...
1. Navigate to about:config. Ignore the 'oh so cool' warning and click the button.
2. Type tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent in the filter
3. Double click the resulting row.
That's it, that's it.
Added by Paul 27 January 2010 06:51
I fucking hate the AA. If they just stuck to fixing cars by the side of the road I wouldn't mind.
But what's this crap?
"The money to fix all Britain's potholes could be raised within 100 days if increased profits from VAT on fuel were diverted to the problem"
Don't get me wrong - as a cyclist potholes cause me more grief than most. But surely this country has bigger concerns than potholes.
Aside from the fact that tax hypothecation is a big no-no, would the extra revenue not be better used paying off the national debt? Or helping the poor pay their fuel bills? Or improving health care? Or education?
Their president says
"If nearly 2p a litre from fuel tax was diverted into a pothole fund, for once UK drivers would be seeing their fuel tax disappearing into a black hole they can understand"
I'd pay some tax to see his holes filled.
Added by Paul 28 January 2010 07:47
Well, not unless you don't want to start receiving spam anyway. It's rare that companies will betray your trust these days, but there you have it.
My email to them...
i have, in the past, ordered vitamins from you. good service and good product.
however, in the last couple of days i have started receiving spam which can only have originated from you - or at least my email address was leaked by you.
how do i know this? i used the address
this has been used once and precisely once.
naturally i will not be using your services again and i really think you guys ought to be feeling pretty sheepish frankly.
Added by Paul 28 January 2010 08:22
Everybody thinks they are a better than average motorist, and of course they can't all be right.
Except of course they can. It just depends on the criteria that you use. I doubt a guy in his 60s will rate his driving on the speed at which he can take corners. And the 18 year old will not be rating himself on his ability to slowly and carefully navigate urban areas.
Added by Paul 28 January 2010 10:06
iPhone good. iPad (Apple's new 'tablet pc') bad - probably.
As usual the Reddit comments are very apt...
Just yesterday I was looking at my iPhone thinking "Hmmm, I wish this thing didn't fit in my pocket and couldn't make phone calls." Then I looked over to my netbook and couldn't help but feel it would benefit from losing the keyboard and being made of 50% glass.
Added by Paul 28 January 2010 16:17
As you're probably aware already, the Daily Mail is on a brave crusade to carefully separate every substance, lifestyle and object of every description into 2 discrete categories: those that cause cancer and those that cure it.
Here's a very good facebook page that focuses on the cause of cancer.
Added by Paul 30 January 2010 11:32
If it's OK for google it's OK for the rest of us I reckon. 'Modern browsers for modern applications'.
From March 2010, only the following browsers will be supported
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0+
Mozilla Firefox 3.0+
Google Chrome 4.0+
Added by Paul 30 January 2010 13:01
Ah. I'd forgotten just how much I detest Tony Blair. He's a fucking liar, he knows he's a fucking liar, he knows that we know he's a fucking liar - and still he sits there bold as brass fucking lying through his teeth.
Added by Paul 31 January 2010 09:32
OK. It's from the Daily Mail. My enemy's enemy is my friend - very temporarily. And it looks like the source is Andrew Rawnsley. Either way
"Well-placed sources say the Prime Minister has been accused of hitting a senior adviser, pulling a secretary out of her chair and hurling foul-mouthed abuse at aides while distraught over an alleged snub by President Barack Obama."
Added by Paul 31 January 2010 14:05
Oh dear oh dear. After 13 years in power who is to blame for the inequality in our society?
Well, according to Richard Wilkonson and Kate Picket writing for the Guardian it's Margaret Thatcher!
As some wag commented - who wrote this? Ben Elton :-)