* Posts by Andrew Hill

6 posts • joined 20 Nov 2007

'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

Andrew Hill

Come on - I've been using multiple desktops under Linux/Unix since the mid 90s, and I'm pretty sure they'd been around a while before that.

It should be noted that various Windows addons (notably freebies with graphics cards) have also been doing it for a few years.

Adam Afriyie MP: Smart meters are NOT so smart

Andrew Hill

What we really need is more nuclear power stations so we don't have to worry about how much energy we are using.

Google spaffs $50 MILLION on 'get girls coding' campaign

Andrew Hill

The worlds most split infinitive ever - "So for kids to really at a minimum just be able to express themselves in code"

Ho, ho, HOLY CR*P, ebuyer! Etailer rates staff on returns REJECTED

Andrew Hill

This explains why they refused to accept an RMA for a motherboard with clearly broken capacitors. Eventually I took them to court, and they settled a couple of weeks before the hearing. Then they closed my account with no reason given.

One could ask why I would still want to deal with such a godawful company. Answer: they're cheap. So I looked up all of their directors' names on LinkedIn and guessed at their email addresses based on the format they use, and copied them all in my communications asking what they thought they were playing at. My account was reopened a few minutes later.

I don't think I've ordered anything since.

Al Gore's green job bonanza - can we afford it?

Andrew Hill

The real problem...

...is overpopulation. This is the fact that no one seems able to suggest. Our hunger for energy is dependent on two things parameters: energy per person and total number of people. Persuading a few people to switch to low enery bulbs and hybrid cars (which are more polluting than petrol cars unless our electricity is entirely renewable or nuclear) is pointless when our population is growing at an ever increasing rate.

I have a few suggestions to rectify this, but you will probably find them in poor taste.

Beer set to hit four quid a pint

Andrew Hill

Real price of hops

The quantity of hops per pint is very small. To brew 4 gallons at home, one would require around £3 worth of hops. This equates to approximately 10p of hops per pint. Even if the price of hops doubled, it would make little impact to what we spend at the bar, bearing in mind breweries are buying a little more than 100g at a time.


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