9 posts • joined 24 Apr 2009
Kristen Schaal would be an excellent director for the opening ceremony.
Q10s are now £385 ish on Amazon - available from third party sellers, and briefly from Amazon itself. Mine's just arrived, wonder if it will be as satisfying as my old Nokia E71....
Lewis, you've done a great job of reporting on the RAC's report. How about some alternate views, perhaps from Sustrans, the IAM or RoSPA?
I attended a lecture on professionalism by Sparrow the other month in Reading.
She was very keen to draw a distinction between plumbers and doctors, and asserted that 'we BSC members working in IT' were all doctors, with the strong implication that we were better for it.
I'd say being a plumber, and belonging to a trade body is a pretty good model. I wonder what the 'mere mortals' organisation might be for workers in computing.
Well here's an article that takes two methods of transferring files, ftp and over IM, and conflates them into the same thing. Sure there's some technical imprecision, but there's a snappy title and a way of slotting it into the context of other articles - and that's what seems to matter here.
Catching up with the Ruskies?
Well its can't be less convicing than the mind bend stuff on freeview's RussiaToday channel.
Not a reactionary
I'm not sure about this electric car business as a green idea - the only way I know of reliably cutting my transport emissions is by sharing the driving with two colleagues. It's not glamorous, it has no IT angle, but it works.
And when I'm rich maybe I'll get a Tesla for playing on B roads at the weekend.
All charged by a national grid which loses the majority (64% by memory) of the power between the powerstation and the socket.......
Media on a netbook @Phil Lewis
Well my hp mininote 2133 manages a bit of iPlayer and youtube well enough, with good sound and a good screen by portable standards. It will even play the odd .avi file.