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Started by Bonusy on 21-Jun-2011 14:13:07
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Bonusy - 21 Jun 2011 14:15:10 (#1 of 8266)

Weird place, America:

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/12/pennsylvani
a-wine-vending-machine-has-kafka-esque-security-measures/


State controlled monopoly on selling booze, and a vending machine linked up to a control center so you can buy wine in a supermarket?

I reckon it must be easier to buy a gun in America than it is to buy some alcohol and settle down to an evening of internet poker.

Bonusy - 21 Jun 2011 14:18:08 (#2 of 8266)

Also, referred to in the above article, something I'd vaguely heard about but never realised the extent of the mentyness and they they actually build household appliances to accommodate:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabbath_mode

eg In more recently designed ovens, Shabbat mode will often feature the ability to adjust the temperature of the oven without any feedback to the operator of the oven. This is not relevant to the Shabbat, but is useful on some holidays, when adjusting the heat is allowed, but changing a digital readout on the control panel is not, according to the prevailing Orthodox opinion and the minority Conservative view.

Yes, because god would hate you for knowing the temperature of the oven you just adjusted.

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dominoboy - 23 Jun 2011 05:39:04 (#5 of 8266)

I lived in Pittsburgh for 2 years, Bonus. Never bought hard liquor, only beer. Mate of mine had a leaving do for me. He spent the whole of the previous day sorting out the purchase of rum, Scotch and voddie.

Bonusy - 23 Jun 2011 13:21:54 (#6 of 8266)

Wouldn't it have been easier to buy crack-cocaine in Pittsburgh?

Chazzer - 23 Jun 2011 13:22:05 (#7 of 8266)

the extent of the mentyness

my first thought too. What on Earth is that all about?

Bonusy - 24 Jun 2011 15:16:15 (#8 of 8266)

Stupid Telegraph picture desk:

http://themediablog.typepad.com/the-media-blog/2011/06/wimbledon-photos.html

dreams99 - 24 Jun 2011 16:17:01 (#9 of 8266)

This story is a load of bollards:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-13900134

dreams99 - 24 Jun 2011 19:12:56 (#10 of 8266)

A sick mind produced this:

http://www.b3ta.com/links/Pornographic_Images_of_T
erry_Wogan

baddams - 25 Jun 2011 11:58:59 (#11 of 8266)

Just got back with The Nippers from watching the parade for our local carnival. All the usual marching bands, floats, fire engines, that sort of thing. Was a little surprised that the float for the local children's hospice featured pole dancers.

Brunothecat - 25 Jun 2011 19:56:05 (#12 of 8266)

they weren't kids in those Tesco costumes the Mail was on about a year ago ?

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Bonusy - 01 Jul 2011 09:39:17 (#14 of 8266)

Bizarre interview from Ed Milliband. Either he thought they were just doing one question and he was giving them multiple takes to pick from, or he mentally froze and couldn't get past the one soundbite:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13971770

BillyGee - 01 Jul 2011 09:45:37 (#15 of 8266)

Maybe he's a robot like in that film westworld with Yul Brynner...he's probably in the repair shop now having a few adjustments made to his program

ParaMKII - 01 Jul 2011 16:38:18 (#16 of 8266)

#14

it wasn't just the interview for me (I think the words used weren't the ones he'd naturally use and were part of a script constructed by advisers) although it was really odd, it was his collar and tie.

I will occasionally wear a spread collar but at most, I go for a bit of a medium spread. Miliband's collar almost makes a horizontal line below his face - that's quite an extreme spread and looks a bit weird if you have a round face as well. What you're supposed to do with your tie then is go for a windsor or shelby knot so your tie fills the space a bit more but he has a standard four-in-hand knot that just looks odd.

He's been wearing these collars recently but not that I've noted in the past - and you'll all remember well that I'm reknowned for my attention to detail - I think someone's trying a makeover with him, doesn't know what they're doing and is just randomly grabbing at what they think is a trend without understanding it - that goes for who is dressing him as well as his scriptwriter(SATIRE)

davedanon - 02 Jul 2011 19:30:46 (#17 of 8266)

SATIRES, ffs.

ParaMKII - 02 Jul 2011 20:28:15 (#18 of 8266)

it's like I've never been away

Bonusy - 02 Jul 2011 20:33:24 (#19 of 8266)

You've been away?

bignosebignose - 02 Jul 2011 20:48:27 (#20 of 8266)

Bizarre interview from Ed Milliband. Either he thought they were just doing one question and he was giving them multiple takes to pick from, or he mentally froze and couldn't get past the one soundbite:

FUCK, that was awful.

On the earlier topic of yer Sabbath, a hotel I stayed at a few years ago in Tel Aviv had a Sabbath lift. It stopped and opened its doors automatically at every floor, so that an observant personage didn't have to press a button thus creating fire or whatever.

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