14 posts • joined 20 Sep 2011
Re: I suppose...
6 or 7 people came over to your seat? Really? What airline were you flying?
I suspect you may be altering the truth a little.
Also, what you were using is called a "laptop". It may have a flippy touch screen but at 2kg it's fooling nobody.
Re: MAC users aren't that dumb.... ...?
Why do you put "Mac" in block capitals? It's not an acronym.
Two words to fix all your woes:
Andrews & Arnold.
>> It'll be interesting to see how this is handled on Android when the time comes...
Most Android applications (games aside) are written in Java so porting will be trivial. The native apps will need relinking to a 64 bit version of the NDK, but I don't see that it would be difficult to avoid a big mess with careful use of metadata in the Play store.
Re: One up the spout!
You were taught incorrectly. Contraction is perfectly acceptable in written English. Formality of writing is a sliding scale, but this article was written in a jovial, informal style. The contraction was perfectly placed.
Re: One up the spout!
No, that would be "Adam's a mistake". The particle "a" is required.
"Adam's mistake" is short for "The mistake of Adam." This is a possessive apostrophe.
"Adam's a mistake" is short for "Adam is a mistake." This is a contraction apostrophe.
"Igniting a bullet's not the hard part.." is a contraction. The 's is a contraction of "is".
"Igniting a bullet's charge", which is not in the article, would be a possessive apostrophe.
I'm assuming you're a non-native speaker?
Re: so that's what it was......who knows? Ah, nobody!
As we collect more and more evidence, we can use it to test our ideas. So we probably will know one day.
Ain't science great? It's not guessing, you know.
Re: What I want to know is
What's with all the bad language?
Does anyone else want to cancel out the units when they see "megaflops per watt" in a story?
BBC, John Lewis?
Where's the BBC in this list? What about John Lewis? Tesco?
I assume this is about the USA? Context suggests that it is, but you've not explicitly stated that in the article.
Anyone would think that this journalist's unwritten assumption is that the world ends at the US border, which would be fine if he wasn't writing for a site with a large UK presence and a worldwide readership.
I couldn't focus on this article. All I could see were the dodgy conversions.
12.4mph? Really? Are you sure it wasn't 12.3 or 12.56?
Convert approximate numbers apprioriately.
Welcome to the party, Microsoft. I'm willing to bet that the process still won't be as easy as the Mac OS Lion upgrade.
Click, download, install. Job done. No silly questions, no fussing about.
Where the hell did you work?? I've worked in front office investment banking IT my whole life and have never encountered a "Tiger Team", let alone anyone who was serious about door security.
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