The Horrors of Bank

By Rich

When trying to convince the religious of the lack of any evidence of the existence of a God or Gods you may be tempted to fall into the usual arguments.

You may start with calls on the importance of testable evidence. Perhaps follow that up with a well thought out critique on the questionable concept of a human soul. Then – if the person you’re still talking to hasn’t expired where they stand – your finale may call on said person to consider the needless requirement for an unchanging, forever supervising, heavenly dictator…

OR you could forget all that and simply take them to Bank station and tell them they have to get somewhere or indeed anywhere.

Another reason to buy from M&S

By Rich

A while ago I wrote to M&S to ask how I could ensure I wasn’t buying Halal or Kosher meat, this was their wonderfully open reply. If only I could get something similar out of other supermarkets.

Thanks for your email. Marks & Spencer remains committed to the highest standards of animal welfare. Therefore, we do not sell the meat from any animal or bird that has not been stunned prior to slaughter.
We understand your concerns about the labelling of our meat and would like to reassure you that, with the exception of New Zealand lamb, none of our meat or poultry is slaughtered in accordance with any religious practices.

All lamb originating from New Zealand has been humanely slaughtered with halal approval. We understand that for some there may be a religious or moral objection to New Zealand lamb, so we’re able to offer UK sourced lamb as an alternative. The country of origin of all M&S meat is clearly labelled on the packaging.

In addition, we’re planning to add further information to the Animal Welfare section of our website outlining the processes followed in the humane slaughter of all our meat.

I hope you find the above information reassuring. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further queries.

Thanks again for taking the time to get in touch.

Preparing VirtualBox and FreeBSD for Juniper Olive

By Rich

I’ve had the following lingering about in my documents folder for some time now and I figured it would do better where other people could see it and have a go themselves.

You can run JunOS software on a FreeBSD box with no major problems it’s called a Juniper Olive and it’s a great way of studying for your JNCIx exams, this post aims to improve on a the basic installation method you see elsewhere on the NET.

Full article at my original site: Preparing VirtualBox and FreeBSD for Juniper Olive

So I found this ship…

By Rich

Originally posted here, this sums up my first few nights with X Rebirth, which despite popular opinion isn’t terrible. It’s a long way short of good, but it’s not awful, well not for a console game.

Which I expect is part of the problem.

Hi, I’m the absurdly named Ren Otani and I was out in sector four looking for my emotion chip when I found this crappy looking ship floating about. No sooner had I got the coffee machine working and pinned the oh-so-hilarious toilet sign up on the latrine but I get a hail from some crazy woman floating about in some sort of capsule.

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