363 posts • joined Friday 13th July 2007 11:00 GMT
They say the same every few years but never seem to realise that jobs in science pay rubbish. Have a browse in the New Scientist job section and you'll find a ton of adverts asking for: First or Upper Second Class Honours degree from a top university, relevant PhD + minimum 3 years postdoctoral experience £18-23k.
"Also given how hygienic most school children are is it really sensible to ask them all to swipe at least one of their fingers on the same scanner as everyone else just before they eat their lunch?"
Given how unhygienic kids are I'd be surprised if the scanners worked at all.. unless they made them wash their hands before using them, which isn't a bad thing at all.
"No matter how you slice it, the consequence is a lower gross investment in A&R."
Yeah, they should have released it through a record company and charged £79.99 a copy (I'm sure there are a fair few radiohead fans who would have paid), once sales slump reduce the price slightly and carry on with this procedure until the maximum possible amount of money has been made.
46p is a bargain
"How ironic that these impeccable liberals should be endorsing trickle down economics and contributing to a wider disparity in wealth."
I'd have bought the album if it had cost me £9.99. Since I can legitimately buy it for 46p the rest can go towards going to see an up and coming band play.
Age of universe
"Outwitted by thick people who believe that the world is about 6,000 years old."
A number of years ago I used to work as a research fellow in theoretical physics. I developed a theory that gave me all the results of general relativity and quantum mechanics, the only problem (one which I occasionally mull over on the train, trying to find a fix) is that it also said that the universe was at most 17.02 years old.
If we must use the car analogy my version is that it's like buying a limo and buying forced to shell out for a driver that's a drunken hooligan who won't take you where you tell him.
Good for him.
Bundling windows and all the other crud is a con.
Mr X has a laptop and wants to upgrade to Vista. He buys the OS. Soon after his laptop breaks. He wants to buy a new laptop and now has to shell out for Vista, which he doesn't want because he already owns it. Forcing people to have bundled OS is even worse than Apple not having replaceable batteries in iPods.
I reckon the air in the Space Station is the cause of this. Less oxygen could cause the Salmonella bacteria to be more virulent. That or the extra nutrition from all the astronaut farts floating around. Crank up the oxygen levels and fix the filter and then try the experiment again.
Any money that if she'd been left alone to wander around the airport like that she'd have gone to the papers and we'd all have read about the spunky MIT student who exposed serious security flaws. Bl**dy attention seekers.
Free wireless access
You kids don't mention the free wireless access (at 7500 sites in the UK) in your article. What's that all about? Give me some more details. I love Apple (but only owning an aged iBook and a first gen shuffle that I found dropped in a gutter you might not think it) and I need to know.
The Three xseries plans come in around 35-40 quid a month and include a fair usage of 1GB a month. I used to be with O2 and switched to Three because O2 couldn't get anywhere near matching these prices. Will be interesting to see what their price plans will be with the iPhone.
Most of it is chicks sending emails to each other at work and confusing the intranet with the internet.
A: What d'you think of him?
A: Bloke at the water cooler.
B: Yuck! He works in the IT department!
Re: Not JUST £3 a search
I don't know what you're talking about. Just this minute I went to the website, entered a postcode, selected a house number, entered credit card details for £3 payment and received a copy of the current title plan of the property I was interested in.
Useful service and simply provides an easier way to get publicly available information.
Re: Imagine the Terrorist Implications!
Or when one of the lab workers flushes a load down the bog and there's a flood.
I wonder if those remarking that the parents should be killed for wishing a name for their child that differs from the norm are also those that:
1) Were bullied at school and now think that anyone standing out from the crowd is a fair target for brutal attack.
2) Ridicule anyone who'd rather use a Mac than a Window's PC and call them a fanboi.
Think I'll give this browser, developed by database experts, a miss. Went to their homepage and got the message:
The current username, password or host was not accepted when the connection to the database was attempted to be established!"
Apophis is supposed to come 0.09 Lunar distances from Earth. The Near Earth Object Program website says that on Aug 24 2130AD there's an object called "2004 QA22" that's supposed to come 0.0003 Lunar Distances from Earth. Shame I won't be around to see it.
Since most of the Friday afternoon slackers appear to be those with the largest salaries (think the hedge fund managers with their multi-million pound bonuses going for a long lunch and blowing £20k on a bottle of wine on expenses), I reckon the £50m figure is mainly down to them.
Hardly statistically significant is it?
"One woman claims that it triggered a seizure. You state it as fact that the advert caused it.
I wonder what the odds are that at least one person will have an epileptic fit during a commercial?"
She might have been the only one who survived.
Seriously though, it's usually pretty obvious to a person what caused their photo-sensitive epilepsy.
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