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Would you sit next to a foreigner in a bus or train?
I look similar to Nish's profile pic, and most of the time, the place next to me is the last to be filled on public transport. I really shouldn't give a sh*t, but I've realized that I no longer sit, even if the entire f***ing carriage is vacant.
Stupid Chinese / Vietnamese / Brits / French / etc
(real country disguised)
In all seriousness it doesn't bother me at all, but a couple of years ago I was on a train, and sitting opposite a black man who had a rucksack next to him.
As we pulled into a station he stood up and walked off down the train, leaving his rucksack on the seat.
I was a little bit concerned that the rucksack was going to explode, but not too much. I stood up, I had a look out the door to see if he had got off further down the train, and I returned to my seat (listening for ticking sounds) before we pulled off from the station.
The man returned shortly afterwards.
I don't know if I would have been less worried had he been white, or more worried had he been Asian.
Ultimately what kept me calm was wondering why anyone would want to blow up Tamworth, I mean there are many good reasons, but I cannot think that any self respecting terrorist would go to the bother.
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
stuff like this always surprises me. I was commuting to London daily during te height of the irish bombing campaign. If I saw someone walk away from a bag, i would stop them and ask if it was their bag. If I saw an unattended bag, i would report it immediately - but THOUSANDS of people would ignore the situation, or just nudge each other "oohh Ethel, there's an unattended bag!"
Seems many brits would rather be blown to kingdom come than cause a scene!
I used to take a monthly shower like everyone else but I had to stop because Apple threatened a lawsuit.
It appears my shower had a large central window, rounded corners and to access it I made a left to right swiping motion (to open the door). Their lawyers also mentioned "streaming input and output and a touch interface" but I don't think that they can actually support a patent claim on that.
- Life in the fast lane is only fun if you live in a country with no speed limits.
- Of all the things I have lost, it is my mind that I miss the most.
- I vaguely remember having a good memory...
Mate, it's nothing to do with racism, as you suggest, but the fact that you smell.
Yeah if he'd only shower once a month like the rest of us geeks.
I'll have you know I get rained on at least once a week.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt