A man in Perth, the capital of West Australia, has survived a spell in the back of a garbage truck after trying to find his laptop in a bin. The West Australian and WA Today both report the man was looking for a lost laptop in a skip bin when a garbage truck tipped the bin into its fetid maw. At this point, as you would, the …
Yeah, I've been sounding like a broken record trying to politely point out this guy's incompetence for some time.
No-one at the Reg gives a crap, apparently it's okay for these morons to just bang their heads on the keyboards and then publish it to the world.
Proof reading, editing, correcting mistakes are all alien concepts that will never ever be given any thought.
This individual is among several others who seem to occupy fairly senior positions in a (once) respected organisation, and yet it would be a cold day in hell that I would ever offer them any form of employment.
Your career is primarily focussed on writing English - and yet you show utter disdain for its proper use. I work regularly with native speakers of other languages whose standard of writing is so far superior to yours it's a joke.
Rant over, falling on deaf ears as always. La la la, we're not listening... Just like the black-hole 'send corrections' function.
What do you know, in contradiction of my comment it does seem as if the article has since been corrected.
You must have missed the part where I said "This individual is among several others...".
In fact at the time that I commented I had just read five articles in a row, two of which involved the man in question, and all containing a liberal sprinkling of not just typos but stupid grammatical errors and factual inconsistencies. We're talking stuff that even a disadvantaged 5-year-old wouldn't have a problem with.
The only personal aspect to this is the opinion of each that is built up based on the horrific butchering of the language consistently demonstrated by these people.
As a partial Australian, I can indeed confirm it is Western Australia. Australia is... slightly mad when it comes to states and territories. The fact you have to put state/territories because everything on the mainland is a state, apart from the Northern Territory. Well, and Australian Capital Territory, but that only exists because Australia couldn't decide which of Melbourne and Sydney to make the capital so they stuck it in the middle in a quite typical display of Australian bloody mindedness.
Then if you are familiar with Australia you've also got Western Australia (state) and South Australia (state). So... Northern, Western and South. Oh, Australia how your geeks must hate you for an inconsistent naming convention.
Depends. In the UK you're legally not allowed to send stuff to landfill without some form of pre-treatment, and that's how we generally discover bodies in wheelie bins (as in the recent sad case in Bristol, and a couple of similar cases over the past few years). I'd guess Oz has similar standards, and the hypothetical victim would have been found at a pre-treatment site.
The "pretreatment" of mixed waste is (I suspect) a bit cursory, so probably not a foolproof process, but if (being Bootnotes) you've got a body to dispose of, then sticking it in the nearest skip or wheelie bin has probably got rather a high chance of detection for peace of mind. Perhaps a better approach is to sneek into the landfill site, and bury the body where they'll keep on tipping over it - fingers crossed they don't train the sniffer dogs on that site, though.
many different things already, can we now have "Chewbacca-in-the-garbage-compactor " be a measurement of sound?
Chewbacca-in-the-garbage-compactor = equivalent to the sound of a garbage compactor obviously (about 100db)
A BofH performing a RAM "upgrade" = 0db
So, what can we have in between?
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