Aussie Customs officer: Do you have any illegal porn? British tourist: I did not know you still need do illegal things to get in here!
I heard of a newly arrived British tourist replying similarly when asked whether he had a criminal record. Apparently he was replying to a customs officer who was having a bad day, as he soon found himself on his way back to the UK. In other words, DON'T SAY THIS! It may not be as funny as you think.
Yes, the device is a fail at doing things it was never designed for. Most devices are. My pencil, for instance, is an epic fail when my toilet gets clogged.
The inverse is true for me. If I really like the content (a movie or song I love), I just can't stand to watch or listen to it at low quality. Just the other day I was listening to Bowie's "Life on Mars?", my favorite Bowie song, but it was an MP3 sampled at 96 kbps and the compression was so obnoxious I had to stop listening. On the other hand if I'm watching some idiotic YouTube video for a quick laugh, I could care less how nice it looks.
Maybe that's because you are used to listening to a non-compressed version of that song, and are comparing this crap version to the proper good version you know? Whereas with the youtube video, that's all there is - there is no better version, so there's no problem. At least that's how it is for me - I listen to a lot of 'bootleg' recordings, some of which are pretty raw (and some of which sound awesome, by the way), but if this is the only version of a particular song by that band or whatever, then you are listening to the best version of that song, although your ears may take a short while to accustom to the poor sound quality. I'm with you - if I hear a poorly compressed MP3 of a song I like, I can't stand it (unless that's all there is).
Aw come on, let's be brutally honest here - GG of any commonwealth country is a ceremonial position. Your job, such as it is, is to go around and do photo ops and shit like that. You're the Queen's representative, and she has no power or responsibilities, so Shatner will have even less. This is actually a pretty good choice. As a Canadian, I'm more than happy for Kirk to be the guy schmoozing on behalf of my country.
Not quite true - do a search for what the GG did in Australia in 1975.
Actually... it's more like saying that the person who built your house (that YOU own) says that he doesn't want OJ Simpson in the house that YOU own. And actively stops you from having him as a guest. Your analogy is ludicrous. How would you explain away not having Flash functionality?
Help me out with this OJ Simpson analogy - is he driving a car?
We must have had 20 different ways to get to goatse.cx.
I didn't need 20 different ways. I just had it bookmarked for quick and easy viewing.
"Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth." -- Milton