Olympics == FAIL!
I want a tax refund!
We're delighted to report that Portsmouth City Council's Olympic-sized swimming pool really is long enough to satisfy the demands of top aquatic athletes. Contrary to what we claimed yesterday, the pool at the city's Mountbatten Centre is in fact 50.03m in length, rather than 50.00m, and the critical extra 0.2143 linguine …
I'm bewildered at the political finger pointing in cases like this. Partisan politics aside, did anyone expect that the council members were standing at the job site with tape measures in hand during construction of the pool for the purposes of verifying it was 357.3571 linguine in length (as opposed to 357.1423 linguine)?
...Mine's the one with the El Reg units conversion calcuator in the pocket.
Absolutely, because space on the Internet is a tremendously scarce research and clearly el Reg had to make a hard decision over which story would fit, especially given the obvious relevance of the Christchurch earthquake to el Reg's coverage, not to mention the fact that the earthquake has been barely mentioned in other news outlets over the past week.
Either that, or you're a self-absorbed whinger who thinks that everything should be about you and the rest of the world should come to a stop while you clean up the mess. You should probably go have a word with those attention-hogging Libyans next: don't they know there was an earthquake in Christchurch, NZ?
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