7 posts • joined 29 Jul 2009
"Boffin" makes your article unworthy
Regardless of the content of your article here, it is marred by the fact that your use of the word "boffin" continues to reinforce a socially constructed stereotype of the scientist as a person who is an outgrouper from society that should be viewed with ridicule and contempt.
How banal your reference is, is irrelevant. It is just a reinforcement of a stereotype that needs to go away.
Unless you are trying to campaign to "take back boffin", don't use it.
Might I suggest a t-shirt? "Boffins do it better"? or "Boffins save the world!"... or similar.
Interestingly - there has been an update to their first post. Here it is
"Further to our previous message, this testing is not due to the addition of Vodafone content to the device. Galaxy Nexus is a Google experience device and contains no Vodafone branding."
Now, while that is not a clear indication of no bloatware it does beg the question. If you're not fannying about with the FW, what exactly are you testing?
The phone is working right now on Vodafone. End users are "testing" it right now.
News =/= fact
Maybe you don't understand the difference between news and fact, but the rest of us do.
The situation is grim, but it is FAR AWAY from nuclear meltdown.
To make it clear, according to the actual official information, the boxy that keeps all the nasty stuff in it was not damaged in the explosion which, to the eyes of anyone who may have "dabbled" in physics, is obviously not a nuclear explosion.
Another movie I won't be watching
This and uncharted have, to me at least, failed before they film a single scene.
No Whedon, no original TV cast, no watch.
Same old same old.
See all those devices that already run flash?
They do it and it's not buggy, or problematic in any way.
This is why I do not buy Apple
[quote]Ever since the iPod was introduced, Apple has been sealing up its devices tighter than a drum, making such traditionally user-serviceable parts as batteries inaccessible. iPods, iPhones, MacBook Pros - all are locked up tight.[/quote]
Here is a nifty solution then. Don't buy them. It works so very well.
Time to make the thing then eh?
So, basically they have to actually MAKE it, because the "demo" at E3 was beyond 2005 Killzone 2 fake.
- Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM
- China building SUPERSONIC SUBMARINE that travels in a BUBBLE
- Review Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins
- Experimental hypersonic SUPERMISSILE destroyed 4 SECONDS after US launched it
- That 8TB Seagate MONSTER? It's HERE... (You'll have to squint, 'cos there are no specs)