* Posts by Daniel

7 posts • joined 20 Nov 2007

Birmingham drops the possessive apostrophe


@Paul Murphy

It would be "King's Heath" if the Heath is owned by just one King.

It would be "Kings' Heath" if it is owned by more than one King.

Additionally, "Kings' Heath" could refer to a singular owner if, for example, the person in question is named "Kings".

The contraction of "King is" is, as you say, always "King's". The existential contraction for more than one King would be "Kings're".

Mine's the one with the leaves and pistol in the pocket.

Daft list names Firefox, Adobe and VMWare as top threats


As Cartman might say ...

Respect my securitah!

Grand Theft Auto IV PC debut gets SecuROM sideshow



I was going to buy this game. Now I won't.

Barack Obama will be president

IT Angle

IT's interesting

I am certain that this election result will have wide-ranging effects in many areas of life for people in the USA and throughout the world. Those effects are quite likely to include IT-related issues but this article does not cogently discuss or even wildly speculate about them.

Tesla shifts gear out of park and into interim


Supply and demand

I'm just waiting for them to start selling these things outside the US. Then my name will be straight on to the waiting list.

Lost HMRC discs pop up on eBay

Paris Hilton

Real password

How was the real password communicated to the intended recipient, i.e. NAO? Was it written on a post-it note and stuck to the CD case, by any chance?

Inland Revenue boss quits over 'major ops failure'



So, which bank/building society is going to be the first to offer to change the account numbers and issue new cheque books + cards for all affected customers to prevent money being lifted from these (potentially) compromised accounts?

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