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"And the number one thing that PowerPoint is not, is a page layout tool. Seriously, stop doing that."
Use it all the time for scientific posters. Won an award for one them.
Poor scientists can't afford (the money and time to get good at) anything better and a crap poster is the fault of the designer anyway.
I thought this was just some guy who sort of belongs to the group, rather than anyone important.
I still suspect they're scuttling under the carpet to avoid the much bigger and more dangerous hacking group that's gunning for them.
Down to £200?
I was going to comment on that being way too much anyway, but a very quick bit of research would suggest you'd be a mug for buying a PS3 at the current £300 RRP anyway.
The RRP for the current XBox 360 is less, but the PS3 (non-slim one) seems to actually sell for less.
Nice jump in tech?
What about those jumping from a 3GS, which is coming to the end of its 24 month contract, to a nice shiny iPhone 5? Action of an iDiot, or someone enjoying a pretty significant jump up in technology?
Ignorance is a fine excuse
Did you try to enlighten him?
Worse than ignorance is not being ignorant but failing to help others rid themselves of their's.
1.25 out of 3
I was with you on the first paragraph. Then about a quarter of the second.
The rest is just stupid fluff.
"Does not our native language merit some care?" no, not really. Languages change. Get used to it.
I could very well ask why you refer to cow meat as beef. That's a Normanism. Our Saxon language needs protecting. To which the Britons in the back will cry 'hang on a minute!'*
*Actually I can't pronounce what they'd cry.
Except that if/when they post that information on the internet for anyone to see, what little justification they have for their little crusade goes right out the window. There's nothing socially responsible about Handing our data over to the people who will gladly fuck us over for real.
"fireproof" means proofed against the effects of fire. Presumably the risk of fire damage and explosion is somewhat reduced, therefore.
Know where your towel is
The yellow stripes are high in protein, the green ones have vitamin B and C complexes, and the little pink flowers contain wheat germ extract
Still, I wonder how the crowd would react to something of this nature.
Police are expected to obey the law
Except when it involves cameras and the storage and processing of DNA data.
...and what percentage of Americans don't know how to place a % unit correctly?
Ours is the pick up the bill generation
It seems ours is the pick up the bill generation. The baby boomers in the political and financier classes tell use to tighten our belts to pay for their excesses, and we're told we're not allowed to palm it off to future generations as they did. We're like a middle child.
Don't you find it tiring to be so cynical all the time?
Normally I agree
...except in this case it would be interesting to see a movie of Dune that isn't quite so mad. The original was on over the weekend, and I think 'cult classic' must be a euphemism for 'didn't do well in cinemas because people on acid prefer to watch the popcorn machine'.
Enlightened yes, but not common
I can imagine many women, men too but particularly women, finding it hard to adopt such an attitude. Imagine if the women's email contact lists included work colleagues.
As a rule
As a rule, it is a good one. However, this does strike me as a good idea.
Why then is Firefox doing so well? Who's pushing that one on me?
Oh I see
"I feel sorry for those that can't be bothered to explore alternatives, or just believe everything they read in a Microsoft/Apple/Google/Mozilla press release."
Reads a lot like:
"I feel sorry for those that don't use my favourite browser, or won't listen when I stamp my feet and tell them they're all sheep."
Personally I've chosen a combination of Firefox and Chrome. That's right, *chosen*. I don't even read press releases.
La la la, I'm not listening!
Also, what ever you do, don't make a joke about b-l-o-w-i-n-g any of them u-p.
Alert: general Tuesday moan
Although Reg Hardware is pretty good at talking about features and what-not, I find these articles largely useless without an approximate price. Particularly for laptops and other systems that tend to vary greatly. I don't know about anyone else, but when shopping, I have a Venn diagram in my head of stuff I want, and stuff I can afford, and I buy the intersection. I have a feeling all the TVs in this article are out of my price range, but it'd be nice to know for sure.
I suppose I could look around at various shop sites myself, but if the numbers are easy to find why aren't they in the article.
Note: To be fair, you do tend to put the prices on the some articles, like the recent run-down of MP3 players.
Well, OK other diplomats probably know all this stuff, but it's rare that we get to see it.
Also, the black and white confirmation that Arab leaders were urging the US to attack Iran is going to make them pretty uncomfortable. They generally rule over people who are pretty sympathetic to Iran.
...or indeed, find out who's insides are inside afterwards.
An obvious problem is that anyone who intends to do anything naughty with their gun will probably disable the black box first. I imagine a black market in non-smart gun grips will spring up over night.
Not normally available?
My spare room is stuffed with enough army issue junk to argue otherwise*. Pretty much anywhere with an Army Cadet Force company or two, or local TA regiment, you'll be able to find someone selling it. You won't find much in desert colours though, but regular green DPM is everywhere.
*Mrs is an ACF instructor.
They go up, tiddly, up, up.
Those magnificent men in their flying phallic symbols.
That's What I Want
A cursory glance at amazon.co.uk and play.com suggest that these are fairly normal prices. Lot of shmucks out there.
No it's perfect. There's nothing there to fuck up.
I would guess
I would guess the reason they're reluctant to do this, is that misuse of antibiotics increases the risk of developing drug resistant bacteria.
That didn't help the first victim of The Blob. He picked it up with a stick and it still ate him.
Not telling us what popular tripe the kindle-kiddies are into then. I suspect it's Dan Brown and teen vampire fluff all round.
No love for Android
I'm becoming increasingly annoyed at the lack of app development for Android from companies like this, and the likes of National Rail. Perhaps more annoying is when an app exists for Android but you have to pay for it, whereas the iPhone app is free.
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