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|>>|| No. 18298
Jesus Christ, I just noticed the OP was over two years old, inwardly exclaimed as such and then realised that's actually three years ago. How the heck did this happen?
Practically time for new shutters.
|>>|| No. 18301
It was moreover just me not realising how old the thread was. I thought it was only posted about a year or so ago, but I don't pay attention so good.
|>>|| No. 18337
I'm equally mystified by this. Even before business made it an official thing around 08-9 you could still ring up a takeaway and ask the driver to pick up some booze on the way for a big tip.
Are they just promising to be competitively priced?
|>>|| No. 18338
I think the article's probably written by a younger person who hadn't heard of the idea before (though even then Amazon Prime Now will bring you booze too so they probably do know)
That definitely makes me feel old, though, I remember complaining about how expensive Dial a Drink was as a student. I suppose 24 hour supermarkets and the chance in licensing laws killed them off.
|>>|| No. 18339
>you could still ring up a takeaway
Nobody uses a phone anymore to speak to people!
Joking aside, the difference will be that they have a useable mobile application, with integrated payment options for customers. At the back-end, this will be integrated with their fulfilment systems and they'll have good data on how they operate and can plan better pricing and product selection. On an operational level, the gig economy means that the drivers and delivery are cheaper (zero hours work is cool now...)
I otherwise agree with you that it's exactly the same business it was in 2008. It's an evolution, rather than a revolution, leveraging the technology I have described above.
|>>|| No. 18353
If anyone ever seriously thought we'd be flying around on hoverboards after thirty years they are a fucking idiot. Self-lacing shoes, self-drying clothes, even rehydratable pizzas, these are all feasible with dedicated R&D, but hoverboards are based on completely unexplained physics so there is no way such technology could ever be developed.
|>>|| No. 18360
>but hoverboards are based on completely unexplained physics
Yes, and no.
Actual hoverboard designs that have produced working prototypes all rely on magnetic levitation. Similar to maglev trains, you need to generate a magnetic field strong enough to counter gravity. The technology exists now to create such a magnetic field with hardware small enough that it fits on the underside of a board just a little bigger than a regular skateboard. But this only works on certain metallic surfaces, as magnetic levitation depends on inducing a current in a conductor. And that is your biggest problem. As we can see in the movie, the BTTF hoverboards work perfectly on surfaces like concrete or grass. But these materials aren't very conductive, at least their electrical resistance is so high that no suitable induction can take place.
|>>|| No. 18427
>Questions have been raised at an inquest after a 48-year-old woman from Lincoln died in hospital after a crash on the A46 at Nettleham.
>Adele Barbour died on January 17 last year as she had pulled in front of a Toyota Yaris while trying to turn right.
>Miss Barbour had a cardiac arrest and was rushed to hospital. However, questions were raised by coroner Marianne Johnson at the inquest into her death on the actions of emergency workers who mistakenly thought she was pregnant.
>A C-section was carried out at hospital because they thought she might have a baby due to her protruding stomach - only for them to discover she was not pregnant.
It's one thing to make the news due to your shit driving, it's another thing to make the news because medics performed an emergency caesarian because of your large pot belly.
|>>|| No. 18438
Also, even if she was unconscious and could not establish verbally if she was pregnant or not, did nobody bother to perform a quick ultrasound of her stomach first? Isn't that standard procedure before any Caesarian?
|>>|| No. 18486
Seems like one person dumped a load of them. Dodgy cafe trying to fly tip, maybe?
I'm impressed they hold up so well underwater, though, I expected them to dissolve almost entirely in a few hours of submersion.
Not sure why anyone would ever chuck out a yorkie, though. What a waste. They're good even when they're stale, enough gravy to dunk them in and I'd eat a week old one after a quick blast in the oven.
|>>|| No. 18487
Do you reckon there's another lad out there with more out of date gravy than he knows what to do with?
>Seems like one person dumped a load of them. Dodgy cafe trying to fly tip, maybe?
Wouldn't it be easier to just feed it all to the wildlife?
Probs kids with secret eating disorders flushing Sunday dinners down the drain.
|>>|| No. 18533
At least he no longer wears his hair daftly spiked up like in the series.
|>>|| No. 18562
>A woman who stepped over a barrier to take a selfie at a zoo in Arizona, US, has been attacked by a jaguar. It happened on Saturday and the woman's injuries were not life-threatening.
>When she crossed the barrier and approached the enclosure to photograph herself with the jaguar, it swiped out through the fencing, leaving deep gashes on her arms.
>Wildlife World Zoo director Mickey Ollson said there was "no way to fix people crossing barriers. They're there for a good reason," he said.
>He said the same animal had previously attacked someone else who crossed the barrier, but not as seriously. He confirmed that Saturday's incident was the result of "human error" and the animal would not be euthanised.
|>>|| No. 18563
We're really not understanding how the 'pointless, mundane news story' thread works, are we?
|>>|| No. 18564
It moved on from that long ago to also encompass "stories you've found amusing that don't warrant their own thread."
What's with everyone being a negative cunt for the sake of it this weekend? There's far more cuntery this weekend.
|>>|| No. 18565
>>18564 What's with everyone being a negative cunt
It's windy. The horses were bitey cunts, the dog's been a dick all evening, Even the fucking alpacas were pests. People also get weird and shitty when it's windy. Not sure why, but it seems reliable. Of course, it could just be me being an intolerant bastard in the wind. Hard to tell.
|>>|| No. 18568
It's been pointed out before in this thread, it's hardly out of left field. If the thread has, as you say, lost its purpose, then it should be locked.
|>>|| No. 18584
>Man with no arms who swam for Wales stabbed his own dad using blade held between his toes
I cannot stop laughing, fucking hell.
|>>|| No. 18721
>Darren Thomson, 22, lost all feeling in the left side of his body just 15 minutes after he developed a blinding headache. The Hibs fan was rushed to hospital where scans revealed he had suffered a stroke and had a bleed on the brain caused by a blood clot the size of a 10p coin.
>He had two operations to help drain the excess fluid in his brain, but he still couldn’t speak for three months due to a tube down his throat then brain damage. Darren heard his nurses talking about how they supported rival team Hearts - and shocked them by blurting out his first words: “Hearts are shite”.
|>>|| No. 18726
>Darren was at home on June 5 last year watching YouTube videos with his friend when he started to feel a headache at the back and right side of his head.
We've all been there. There's some utter shit on youtube.
|>>|| No. 18727
I spent two hours last night watching a walk-round tour of a stamping and moulding factory. I regret nothing.
( - go on, you know you want to)
|>>|| No. 18728
Fuck me - auto-embed from an unmolested link. When did that happen?
|>>|| No. 18729
About a year ago, but the way .gs distorts time means it could have been more like two.
|>>|| No. 18736
Do you meant you don't need to use the yt tags anymore?
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