14 posts • joined Friday 25th January 2013 09:23 GMT
Food stories - Mmmm, Dell issues :)
Ballmer's now trying recipes from Rose Elliot's Has-Bean Book.
>> which of the above parts fails
All Tesco stores I know are open 24 hrs.
Outlook having trouble too
KB2817630 reportedly problematic, see eg here:
Re: to see if the named fish responded?
Dolphin1: Oi, fish, get over here!
Dolphin2: Fish? Who you calling fish, dung-beetle?
Dolphin1: Dung-beetle?! Come over here and say that!
Researcher, poring over statistical analysis of squeaks and squonks: Oo, oo, two more names - D1's called "fish" and D2's called "dung-beetle" !
Not in 2006, not in 2013:
another attempt to diffuse the ongoing row
Please. Thank you.
Telemetics is correct
Tele+emetics => projectile vomiting, the standard reaction to first sight of Windows 8.
I'm surprised the completion rates are this high. Not sure if I'm pleasantly or unpleasantly surprised, though.
I've taken a handful of reasonably academic classes at my local supposedly top-rank Uni in the past couple of years - paid-for evening classes which yielded some form of academic credit, so not just "mildly interesting to keep the oldies amused". Even though they weren't free, the drop-out rate was about half.
Half the courses were poorly presented; half had poor materials. One was completely mis-sold. The language class was the exception - but then, most students had a specific motivation.
( What utterly stunned me was the sample essay we were given, which had been marked as an A. My rant about it would be longer than the essay itself. )
MOOCs will blow these away.
But then I (and several thousand others apparently) signed up for a MOOC, again at one of our top-rank Unis, in an academic subject, and really, it turned out to be just a populist taster. Seven 20-40 minute chats on "this is my research field - isn't it shiny shiny". Yes, some interesting further reading.
So ... who benefits? Well *obviously* it's a great way for the presenters to get themselves "published". They already have the course material, they just have to turn up and their employer pays to produce and distribute their online calling card.
And the Uni can say "we have ten times as many virtual students as physical students". (So?)
Well, I suppose, these MOOCs will give graduates something to take their minds off their day jobs at KFC. Better than Jeremy Kyle.
Mobile phone contracts <> basic maths!
Take a simple scenario: small business, a dozen users, mostly UK usage, some business trips to EU and some beyond inc a fortnight in China once every few months. Voice and text and data usage varies from user to user, and is likely to vary in the coming year. iPhone and Android considered. O2 and Orange/EE considered. Need access to company e-mail/calendars on Exchange. A couple of users have contracts not ending at the same time as others.
Even getting the basic tariff *facts* is a month-long struggle. Summarising it in a form which decision-makers can assimilate ...
I have a degree in Maths. This is what we like to call a "non-trivial" task :)
Having said that I do detect a welcome move to "unlimited" tariffs at moderately sensible prices. £30pm from Orange/EE with almost-nil-cost iPhone, "unlimited" voice+text+data. If users use the "unlimited" mobile voice instead of using the office phone system, this looks promising.
"the next James Bond" - licensed to ...
... cover the 25% shortfall in comms. Snappy.
Still at least the theme song just needs one syllable changed from the last one.
He said there had been "a few mutterings"
That's default Doric.
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