* Posts by Menno

7 posts • joined 14 Dec 2007

TomTom goes Jock to abuse English 'bas'

Menno
Paris Hilton

I wonder....

If they also sent out e-mails to German Peter and French Jan. Looks indeed like a mail merge f*ck up, as in "Peter does the mails for our German customers, Jan for the Frenchies and Bas for the Brits". And yes, Bas is a pretty common Dutch name, short for Sebastiaan.

Gmail adds location-aware signatures

Menno
Black Helicopters

No Labs tab here either

@Anonymously Deflowered: My Gmail account lacks a "Labs" tab as well. And no, just like PY, I am not blind either. Not that I'd use the function: living in the West Indies, I often get suggestions to meet hot women in Enkhuizen when browsing pr0n^H^H^H^H the web, so I am not expecting Gmail to fare any better.

Lego terrorist threatens democracy

Menno
Paris Hilton

Why only complaining about unfidels?

Maybe Mohammed Shaffiq should watch Palestinian TV for a while, to see some "absolutely disgusting" "glorifying of terrorism". Somehow these fellows tend to divert their efforts and attention to minor actions by infidels and turn a blind eye to their religious compatriots.

"Why do you see the speck in your brother's eye but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?"

Paris, cos she's thin as a splinter, but appreciates a good beam.

Operators race to pre-empt Euro data roaming cap

Menno
Gates Horns

AC: You think that's expensive?

Just checked what KPN will charge me for using Google Maps on my PDA in Budapest: €1,19 per 100 kB. Outside EU: €2,98 per 100 kB.

It's legalised robbery! I remember the story of the guy who listened to Internet radio via GPRS on his laptop. When he came home, he had to pay his holiday again...

Oz organ recipient changes blood group

Menno
Thumb Up

Quality of life

Not having to take the immunosuppresants anymore is an enormous improvement in the QoL. The drugs have numerous side-effects and interactions.

Plague: The new Black Death

Menno
Pirate

Cheap cure

Thankfully, Y.pestis is usually susceptible to doxycyclin, one of the cheapest antibiotics around.

Privacy storm descends on Dutch health care database

Menno
Stop

@Anon Coward: no medical data

There are no medical data in the database, just your name, adress, which insurance company picks up your bills and corresponding policy number and social security number. Purpose of the database is just to be able to establish if someone has insurance and where to send the bill. Social security number is there because in the future it will be used as policy number as well.

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