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Comment: Re:Calm London (Score 3, Funny) 105

by Roxoff (#47382259) Attached to: London Regulator Says Uber Is Operating Legally

And I thought, "wouldn't it be great if it was like this every day?" .... and now it sounds like it might be, because they'll not take this ruling quietly! But I much prefer taxis parked in long lines than zipping around trying to hit everyone, so for now, it's all good.

People would still need to get -across- the city. I was thinking about this the other day - if the roads are going to be jammed up, then perhaps there'd be a way to use rail to get people about, maybe run the trains -underneath- the city somehow. There must be old tunnels or caves or whatever they could run the tracks through?

Comment: Re:Expect the Republicans... (Score 3, Insightful) 105

by Roxoff (#47382239) Attached to: London Regulator Says Uber Is Operating Legally

I thought it was Labour that try to make the rich richer and accept back-handers from industry leaders? Or was it the LibDems? Maybe I'm just getting confused, but it seems like they're all equally sleazebags and they'll say whatever they think people want to hear.

I think you've summed up the whole of politics in that last sentence of yours there. We rarely see it described so succinctly.

Comment: Re:I genuinely cannot remember... (Score 1) 196

by Roxoff (#47382213) Attached to: The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

... the last time I bought light bulbs. We're still working through our collection of 100W light bulbs. I'd like to switch to low energy ones, but we have to piss off the climate change liars somehow.

Anyway, when I did buy them, I paid in sterling, not in these dollar thingies being quoted in the vote. It doesn't make it clear if it means Canadian dollars or Australian ones, and that would make the value different.

Wow. Glad you got that out. You and the other four guys on the internet that are 1) from a non-US country and 2) like to bitch about every fucking submission that doesn't follow euro standards really gotta get that out or you'll die right?

Seriously, are you this much of a twat in person?

Do I detect a hint of aggression?

Am I the only one that finds the irony of you post hugely amusing? You're complaining about my light hearted dig by... err.. having a right fucking moan? Nicely done. This doesn't make you look a complete pillock at all. Well, it mostly doesn't.

Comment: I genuinely cannot remember... (Score 3, Funny) 196

by Roxoff (#47360725) Attached to: The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

... the last time I bought light bulbs. We're still working through our collection of 100W light bulbs. I'd like to switch to low energy ones, but we have to piss off the climate change liars somehow.

Anyway, when I did buy them, I paid in sterling, not in these dollar thingies being quoted in the vote. It doesn't make it clear if it means Canadian dollars or Australian ones, and that would make the value different.

Comment: This can't possibly be! (Score 1) 85

by Roxoff (#47270311) Attached to: The Game Theory of Life

The Earth was created 7000 years ago by some unknown but benign power, evolution doesn't exist - how can some equation possibly describe it using mathematics? Mathematics itself is obviously a made up tool anyway, so you can make it say whatever you want. They'll be using Empirical Science next to debunk what is clearly the One Truth. :)

Comment: Global Warming may be the solution (Score 1) 110

by Roxoff (#47210553) Attached to: There's No Wind Chill On Mars

We could get a shitload of fossil fuels and take it there (perhaps with a really -long- petrol pump pipe) and burn it off in the atmosphere, perhaps by driving lots of 4x4 SUV's. That should help ensure that Martian average temperatures rise nicely by 1 or maybe even 2 degrees Celsius in only a century.

Comment: Re:The Nook is/was excellent (Score 1) 321

by Roxoff (#47109823) Attached to: I Want a Kindle Killer

Oh yes. +1 for this.

I bought two nook devices for 30 UK Pounds (must be around 45 USD) each when the line was closing. They're the 'simple touch' ones - that means they have an e-ink touch screen. I rooted mine immediately, and installed one or two extras - and a large memory card. Now I have an e-ink Android tablet, complete with the Kindle app (not that I ever use that) and all the apps I can eat. Not bad for 30 quid.

Not that I ever use it for anything but reading books. But I -could-.

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