* Posts by Daisy O'Byrne

6 posts • joined 23 Oct 2008

Google Instant sinks raft of search controls

Daisy O'Byrne

Google Instant

I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates the new hint application. It annoys me no end. Along with everyone else, I typed in what I wanted and didn't need all those "hints" about what I might be wanting. I guess there's nothing to be done about it?

(Why don't you have an icon showing a little old lady?)

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Bogged-down Mars rover may be doomed to chilly death

Daisy O'Byrne
Unhappy

Spirit Rover

I hope one of your talented subscribers composes a poem to eulogize the poor rover.

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Pirate Party wins seat in European Parliament

Daisy O'Byrne

Pirates

Are these pirates the followers of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

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One in ten PCs still vulnerable to Conficker exploit

Daisy O'Byrne
Alert

Eh? Eh?

Is your headline writer Canadian? He/she's adopted our national "eh"!

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Wakefield does a Brum with possessive apostrophes

Daisy O'Byrne
Happy

Apostrophes

Our province of Newfoundland & Labrador has a capital called "St. John's". Our province of New Brunswick has a capital called "St. John". To avoid confusion, we just remember that the apostrophe indicates and ocean between them. Without the apostrophe, how would we remember? I'm all for apostrophes!

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Government tied in knots by bondage protest

Daisy O'Byrne

Children & B&D

I note part of the reason for excluding any B&D is that children might be exposed. What about children who are naturally disposed and find out that this behavior is quite normal? A case in point, the poet Swinburne was caned at school and his reaction was such that the principal didn't know what to do and contacted the parents.

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