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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Getafix » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:14 pm

Disembodied wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:50 am
The Duke's a hazard
:lol: :lol: :lol:
"Any sufficiently advanced information is indistinguishable from noise." [Newman, Lachmann, Moore]

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:28 pm

The Duke's a hazard
Chain of thought: a chortle-worthy headline leads to mental images of Daisy Duke's legs! <sighs>
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Getafix » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:09 pm

Cody wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:28 pm
The Duke's a hazard
Chain of thought: a chortle-worthy headline leads to mental images of Daisy Duke's legs! <sighs>
+1 :wink:
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:22 pm

In a statement, Google said: "People expect high standards of transparency and control from us. We're deeply committed to meeting those expectations and the consent requirements of the GDPR."
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:09 pm

The "new abnormal" the world is facing from risks like nuclear war and climate change has led the symbolic Doomsday Clock to be frozen at the closest it has ever been to midnight.
It's good news week
Someone's dropped a bomb somewhere
Contaminating atmosphere
And blackening the sky
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:49 pm

Apple is like a building contractor you hire to redo your kitchen, the tech giant has argued in an attempt to explain why it shouldn't have to pay customers for slowing down their iPhones.
"Plaintiffs are like homeowners who have let a building contractor into their homes to upgrade their kitchens, thus giving permission for the contractor to demolish and change parts of the houses."
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:04 pm

A driver who swerved "to avoid an octopus" before crashing has been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving.
Which brings to mind...
We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive..." And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas. And a voice was screaming: "Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals?"
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by CaptSolo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:11 am

I am going to trust the intelligence ... but I will say this: my intelligence people, if they said in fact that Iran is a wonderful kindergarten, I disagree with them 100 percent.

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:25 pm

Ah yes, Agent Orange - once an orange, always an orange!
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:40 pm

As for CD's being better than LP's - no frigging way. You can't roll a decent joint on a CD cover - you need the workspace that an LP cover provides.
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Disembodied » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:56 am

We'll know we've made it as a spacegoing civilization when we see Young Mars Creationists being denounced as hopeless compromisers by the Flat Mars Society.

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:56 pm

Roger Hargreaves' Mr Greedy is only slightly easier to read than John Steinbeck's classic Of Mice and Men, a study has found.
<chortles> An interesting list of the 'easiest' and 'hardest' books to read - Gulliver's Travels was rated as the hardest read.
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by spud42 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:40 am

nope this is the hardest to read.... while looking this up i found there are 4 more books ... well there are 4 books i will never read or miss!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chron ... s_Covenant
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:52 am

There are ten Thomas Covenant books now? Zarquon's beard! I waded through the first three - that was more than enough!
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by spud42 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:00 am

i must hate myself.i got through the 6 that i knew of. the thought of 4 more fills me with dread... i'd rather face a thargon with a handful of comet dust !
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