* Posts by RikSaunderson

4 posts • joined 29 Jan 2013

Intel rumored to plunk $10bn down for Israeli fab expansion

RikSaunderson

Re: @Darling Petunia

'Logically you'd put a production plant somewhere with high tech manufacturing skills and lower labour costs, and ideally somewhere close to your major markets. That means Asia'

Um...Israel *has* a good deal of high tech manufacturing skills and lower labour costs. Plus the last time I looked at a map, the Middle East is at the join of Europe, Africa and ... Asia.

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PM Cameron calls for modern, programmable computers! (We think)

RikSaunderson
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*Actual* computer science, rather than fluff

I think what the prime minister means is that students can currently choose to study 'IT' or 'Computer Science'. 'Computer Science' means coding and other useful things, 'IT' means learning what a barcode signifies and how to set a page break in Microsoft Word.

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Who should play the next Doctor? Nominations needed!

RikSaunderson
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The Doctor ... of whiff waff

You want The Doctor to be someone who is very intelligent but with a good degree of eccentiricity and a fairly odd look.

I vote Boris Johnson.

Failing that, Eddie Izzard, John McAffee or Milton Jones would all make fine choices.

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Huddled immigrant masses face 'British values' quiz

RikSaunderson

1. You're travelling on the London Underground and a man you've never met before sits down next to you. What do you say to him?

2. You're travelling on a bus and a group of youths board the bus and proceed to play very loud music from their mobile telephones. What do you say to them?

3. You've just entered a large building with a friend and are having a conversation with your friend while you both wait for the lift. What will you talk about when you actually get in the lift?

Answers on the back of a postcard (and if you don't know what one of those is, you've definitely failed)

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