If he has managed to produce any progeny (even a viable embryo is quite
sufficient), he or she is automatically disqualified from receiving
the award. Hope doesn't enter into it, meeting the full requirements for
a Darwin Award precludes the existence of progeny.
Sadly, what this often means is that many such stupid deaths fail to
qualify for this much vaunted award (IOW, it's a life wasted in a futile
attempt to receive such honour). :-(
 Obviously, in this case, neither a viable embryo nor foetus is likely
to suffice as a disqualifying condition.
On Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:40:43 +0000, Roger Mills wrote:
There's a reason you don't find power points in bathrooms. It just sounds
like this bloke was begging for trouble and I cannot see how you can
prevent idiocy of this magnitude.
And this magnitude: "The underlying message is, although someone can
argue that the cable that's going into your phone is 5V, that's the point
where you're taking too much risk."
WTF is that supposed to mean??
Undoubtedly true but I've just come back from France and couldn't help
noticing they have power points in all their bathrooms, as do other
countries I've visited. Do they have a special safe form of
electricity, or simply fewer idiots? Either seems unlikely, so maybe
they just accept Darwin. It would be interesting to now what the
fatality rate from these causes is in such countries.
It just sounds
Yup, a priime canddate. It's simply a 21st century variant of Darwin's
natural selection. Jolly sad for the family but good for the global gene
I bought a new car recently and 2 weeks later am still wading through
the handbook, more than 50% of which is made up of dire warnings that
would have been laughable 30 years ago.
As I age there an increasing number of things that make me despair and
we need to fight back against this creeping PC crap. This guy was dumb
and paid the penalty. End of story.
On 17/03/17 19:26, email@example.com wrote:
It's getting like road signs... There are so many of them, 1) you get
fazed and fail to notice the important ones; 2) You stop thinking for
My IAM (advance driving) observer asked me why I was slowing down on
bends last week. His argument was: if the bend is bad, it would have a
sign. Personally, I regard a sign as a bonus and the absence of which
does not mean the route does not need one. But he was a decent bloke so
I didn't want to argue. But if I get him again, I might...
Same with these stupid "Do not use this angle grinder wire brush
attachment to clean the cheese off your helmet" bollocks. People now
expect the warnings and if one is not there, they assume it must be OK
to do it.
I don't even think half the warnings are even designed by the experts.
Why does every bloody bathroom fan and central heating component come
with a "must be fused at 3A"??? I bet most would be fine with a 6A Type
B MCB that is the most common on a domestic lighting circuit - and if
not, build a suitable fuse into the sodding unit!
I rang Myson the other day - "your Lo-Line fan coil heater (wet coil):
what is the power consumption of the fan?"
"I don't know: it's hard to say how much it would cost to run, it
depends on how you use it"
"No... I want to know the max (plate) rating. It says it needs a 3A
fuse. I might run it off the CH power - but I have a boiler, another CH
UFH pump and this - it's not a given all of that will be happy on 3A".
"Oh - let me look at the manual".
"Don't bother - I've already downloaded it and read it right through"
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