Re: Religion

2001-06-02 Thread Alex Gough

 At 15:53 01/06/01 +0100, you wrote:
 
 Jon, thinking Paganism and Christianity should co-exist happily as do Art 
 and Science.
 

Yes, if only...

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-112765,00.html

Alex Gough
-- 
Today class, we'll be cloning extinct
species to see how they taste.





Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-22 Thread Alex Gough

On Tue, 22 May 2001, Robin Szemeti wrote:

 hmmm .. I was tempted just to let it pass .. but I can't resist ;)
 
 What you need to remember is this : They will say ANYTHING to get your
 vote .. ANYTHING.

Even the truth?  I'd very much doubt that.

Alex Gough
-- 
I don't believe that honesty leads to madness.  I don't believe we
need delusions to stay sane.  I don't believe the truth is strewn with
booby-traps, waiting to swallow up anyone who thinks too much.  There
is nowhere to fall -- not unless you stand there digging the hole.






Re: pc components

2001-05-17 Thread Alex Gough

On Thu, 17 May 2001, Simon Cozens wrote:
 On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 11:03:35AM +0100, AEF wrote:
   When I last ordered a HDD from Dabs, they mailed me a couple of days
  later to say that it wasn't in stock (there website said it was).
 
 My motherboard from Dabs has spent two days awaiting credit card clearance
 and two days awaiting despatch. It *is* in stock, it's just taking them
 four days - and counting - to get around to shipping it.
 
 Simply aren't much better. Took them three weeks to get stuff in stock.

Simply have a habit of sending me things in a really big brown paper bag,
and while I quite like the Santaesque overtones, I'd prefer to see things
nicely wrapped so I don't receive more (albeit smaller) items than I'd
ordered.

Dabs are fine, but their shop lies.





Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Alex Gough

 
 I appoint Greg as my Culture Adviser and as head of the church.  Any
 volunteers for my other minions?  Even if you don't want a cabinet
 post, please feel free to volunteer as a Henchman.  You'll get 25 days
 holiday a year, a nice uniform and a free Hench.
 

... Before I kill you, Mr Bond, I want you to sign this confession of your
own incompetance using your ordinary looking pen.

action type=strokes naked cat

Alex Gough
-- 
Guyfawkes made a very loyal plan to to blow up the King and the bishops
and everybody else in Parliament, with gunpowder.  Although he failed
attempts are made every year on St Guyfawke's Day to remind the
Parliament that it would have been a Good Thing had he succeeded.





Re: Monitors

2001-05-11 Thread Alex Gough

On Fri, 11 May 2001, Dominic Mitchell wrote:

 How many things do you have on top of your monitor?
 
 -Dom
 
Time enough for a delurking...

1 Frog (green, flat, catbeaten)
1 Dinosaur (brown, with pointy horns and tail)
1 Dinosaur (those wooden skeletons (you'd not imagine the trouble I had
trying to buy this...))

And, tied to the ceiling above the monitor, a 35p flying dinosaur which
waves in the thermals.

Alex Gough
-- 
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but
it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.