1456 posts • joined Thursday 16th October 2008 09:53 GMT
Save your eyes, get a proper ebook reader
As someone who can happily spend an entire weekend buried in a book there's no way I'd do that on a smartphone. It'd be fine for a commute (were I to use public transport) but for a proper sesh? No chance.
Speaking more generally, I've been sceptical about ebook readers. Since moving my mountain of paper books around has shown me it's not as "pointless bling" as I'd thought. So once my "to read" pile goes down, I'll be in the market for an ebook reader.
"who wants a database of idiots?"
"Inspired by events"
It's fair to say that a lot of the Old Testament was inspired by events - for example the great flood appears in other ancient texts; though I refuse to dignify all the supernatural humbug as "events".
I'm one of the lucky ones
Educated in the 80s before the relentless pressure to have better exam results year-on-year did too much damage (it was definitely there though). There are some things I resent: religious dogma at the expense of science and having to learn grammar via a foreign language because it's not taught in English but all in all we left school equipped to think for ourselves.
These days it seems the only thing kids leave school with is a bag full of noddy exams and a colossal sense of entitlement that their intellectual abilities do little to justify. We've let down an entire generation. By "we" I mean successive governments.
Blimey I've turned into my dad.
Possibly your cache
That sounds very like a cached stylesheet.
I deleted most of my interests yesterday (except those that I wanted to contact me).
I reckon I'm heading for another Facecrack exit.
@bankrupt banana empire
Keyboard, etc. Nice one.
I already have one
It's +44 [my number]. Even better it works globally.
As a continent we're a bit skint now, Eurowonks. How about we decide that by and large the phone network works and concentrate on the serious business of setting proper standards for banana curvature.
So now they're exactly as ill-informed at a fraction of the cost. Well done Cameron, seriously.
It was (a tiny bit) funny last year
X-Factor's soul-destroying asswater but so is buying novelty records because some wonk on Facebook told you to.
Bollocks to the lot of em, I'll save my record buying money for something I actually like (like the Electric Wizard re-issue next year).
I've already got Surfin' Bird. 7", big hole in the middle. I don't want 4:33 though. I'm not playing this game.
Good thinking Auntie
Win win. Overseas types get our top quailty programming (and BBC3), Auntie gets some cash, slabfondlers get something useful (though non-fondlers can still BitTorrent the more popular shows).
Sooo you think that hosting the leaks in the US is bigger news than the leaks themselves? Sure? I've only read about this is in the Reg. I don't recall seeing anything about the hosting on the mainstream news sites I read; they're all too busy covering the leaks themselves.
"Whilst I laud the original aims of wikileaks it seems to have become a publicity vehicle for Julian Assage with everything designed to ensure max publicity to boost his ego and martyr image."
Very, sadly true. Hosting wikileaks in the US serves no purpose for freedom of information (small letters). He's just trying to get more column inches. Just expose the dirty laundry and leave the celebutard BS to Hilton, Lohan et al.
@People's Republic of Android
That's Democratic* People's Republic of Android to you, revisionist American lapdog!
* it really is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
"Assange's leaky discharge"
My headline fragment of the week. Have a pretendy pint on me!
You're right to flag the unusual demographic. Figures from the high street would be much more representative.
Still being outsold 3-1 by "dying" platform Symbian has to be a worry for them.
I doubt it would be cash
$1000 for every employee at the Chocolate Factory. Untold millions arriving in actual cash? I doubt it.
On tax - my understanding was that Google would pay the tax.
"a bug in the system that seemed to drive quality scores down in late October"
A bug that mysteriously drives up revenues in October? I can imagine how urgently they're looking at that!
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