14 posts • joined 29 Jan 2008
"When my partner lived in Newcastle, she'd travel to see me at about 80mph. She'd get about 40mpg. I'd do the trip in the same vehicle, at 60mph, using other traffic as wind-breaks, and get >65mpg. "
So from this I conclude that she was 4/3rds as keen to see you as you were to see her. Bit of an indictment, eh?
( Actually I thought you were going to go on to set a problem about men filling a bath with five buckets, etc...)
The answer to Why?
Very simple: DAB radios take surprisingly large amounts of power to run, and the phone's battery life would drop to minuscule values. FM radios take very little power.
"Snaffle" is a perfectly valid word - see a proper OED
[with object] British informal
take (something) for oneself, typically quickly or without permission:
e.g. shall we snaffle some of Bernard's sherry?
Admittedly the author is nouning a verb, but, hey, he's American - they can do anything!
Surely "keep feet together in a darkening storm"?
For lightning is enlightening...
Be fair - there were two instances of 2.1 GB and only one of 1.1 GB, which is fairly obviously a typo...
"None of which explains why Apple would choose an unexploited standard for the iPad. "
It's Apple - so it MUST be right...
News to me, guv!
"In fact NewsNow claims to be second only to Google in terms of UK audience for news aggregators with two million monthly visitors."
So how come I have never heard of it?
@Jon Lamb does a Dell!
"26000 monitors at £81 difference = £11.34 million!"
Not by my calculator, which makes it £2.106M...
These products encourage invention!
Faced with the possibility of paying between £25 and £60 for something that keeps a laptop half an inch off the desk, I suspect a trip to my local supermarket to buy a couple of thick pencil erasers (yes,. PC rubbers) would save me between £24 and £59...
... is any information about the number of readers involved in the survey, both in total and by brand. If it was in the thousands, then fine - if it was in the tens then it's not far from guesswork.
Much better video on BBC News!
> To the AC who soldered USB plugs and sockets together: It would have been better and easier to disable USB mass storage in the OS.
And, gosh, nobody would ever have been able nefariously to change it back again!
(I really hope you don't work in any job that requires logical thought...!)
So what's new about that sort of garbage?
I have treasured this gem from Computer Weekly in Feb 1982, a letter in response to a previous article:
"While Dr Paul Ellis's forward-looking meaningful ongoing software overview is welcome for its perceptive evaluation of the anticipated middle-future non-structured lifestyle environment, his projected scenario will engender a profoundly gloomy reaction among those of us who manifest a judgmental preference for the evolution of non-jargon-oriented communicative interactive relationships, for we are clearly in a strictly non-viable wish-fulfilment situation cliché-elimination-wise."
Can't be denied!
Although not strictly speaking an error message, I loved the information message issued by IBM's mainframe error-reporting program EREP:
"History in progress..."
- Vid Hubble 'scope snaps 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Windows 8.1 Update 1 spewed online a MONTH early – by Microsoft
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?