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    No matter, I like it runny....
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    Standard police arresting mantra: "I am arresting you for wearing socks with sandals. You do not have to say anything but it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in...
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    Nuke the cats! Beruthiel out!...
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    It's in Desmond Morris, I think "Manwatching", which someone mentioned on the other thread. You get out of the car because voluntarily abandoning your own territory is a submissive gesture and makes the officer feel superior from the start so...
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    Nah. LAZY GUN is where it's at......
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    "The neurodiversity framing is too close to the 'everyone else is broken' framing which is basically a death sentence. I do know, or, at least, knew people with that mindset. (See last sentence) Please do not teach that to children."...
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    "When you can't function in an open plan office - that is a problem." When you can't function in a cold damp shed, unheated, unlit, unventilated, and full of heavy metal dust, or phosphorus vapour, or fast-moving bits of machinery...
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    "I've had people disagree, claiming that a lack of formal rules is freeing" The existence of formal rules does not imply the non-existence of informal ones. Instead, the formal ceremonies, because compulsory, become meaningless, and the informal ones become encoded...
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    "Would have made life so much easier all-around if everyone on the team had known this while he was part of our team." I very much doubt it would have made it any easier for you to "figure him out"....
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    "Honestly all those security issues are pretty solved at this point, you wouldn't see DoD dropping the kind of dime on aws they are planning to unless they were" >snort<...
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    Nah, just get one o' they new quantium processors to crack SHA256......
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    I use fluxbox. Which basically means I have a menu to launch xterms and applications from and that's the end of the story, and what more am I supposed to want anyway? Really do not see the point of these...
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    Don't forget communication, too. You don't get those nasty accidents where someone thinks slightly the wrong tone and inadvertently calls the dragon a wanker....
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    Much the same here. As far as your first paragraph is concerned, identical. Don't think it can escalate to the point of driving emigration, but they do take your car away and destroy it....
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    Bell End Shitterton A range of Bottoms, from 2 to 6 miles in size......
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    Eh, I was joking, and I took you as carrying on the joke! (Very well, too.) For your next dragon, make sure to get pure Welsh - they live longer than the cheap Chinese ones....
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    (That's threshold per taxpayer, of course, not on the total they collect.)...
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    So... allow the IRS to keep a proportion of what they collect... a proportion which is zero below a certain threshold, and goes up by the cube or something above that....
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    I blame Arsebook. For normalising posting online not only identifiable names, but actual bloody photos of yourself. At one time I thought the internet was going to mean the natural death of all -isms because you can't tell whether the...
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    "...an employer approved remote branch with the possibility of having a couple of colleagues in the same space and with the required physical security..." Just what species are your colleagues and what kind of security is required? Leg irons? Silver...
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    Sure, I learned to type about the same time as I learned to write (I still have my old Underwood Noiseless with jungle animal stickers on the case). So I found the Pet keyboard a bit odd to begin with....
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    "legal issues related to level of confidence in using a new tech in a court of law" Oh, that's simple to solve. The technology can't possibly be wrong, so all you have to do is disconnect all the safety systems...
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    Ah yes, Gaelic - take a word, delete at least half the letters entirely, replace two thirds of the remaining letters with completely different ones, and you might be getting close to a spelling which does sound at least a...
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    "Trying to buy a desktop PC that can run Linux properly is still unreasonably difficult" Yer wot? It used to be like that, but scrabbling around trying to get hardware that Linux would recognise and then trying to get Linux...
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    Yes, I remember that statement from when it was current, but I'm not sure how useful it was/is as it stands, and I've never seen it broken down to more useful components. The BBC Micro was a bloody brilliant machine...
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    Ha. When I first encountered it, it was an APPL (32-bit big-endian int) ;)...
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    There was a DOS-era joke about voice interfaces which obviously hasn't been heard enough because the concept is still alive... Scene: an open-plan office, full of drones. J. Random Drone calls out across the office to ask a question of...
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    I used to be notably fond of the keyboard on the Commodore Pet, where the numbers were only on the keypad, and the top row of keys on the main section produced only punctuation marks without using Shift at all....
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    It would be rather handy if the text "You may use HTML entities and formatting tags in comments" above the reply box contained a link to a list of exactly which tags are allowed and which ones aren't. Trial and...
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    "The other killer for USAians is: Leicester - pronouiced ... "Lester"" I heard tell of one of the breed pronouncing the next town down the line as "Loogabarooga". Which I think is brilliant so now I call it that myself...
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