* Posts by Stephen Roberts 2

13 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Google: Street View cars grabbed emails, urls, passwords

Stephen Roberts 2

The secret is to bang the rocks together guys

They should change their company motto to "Do no email"

Google, boffins crack Rubik's Cube mystery

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Oops, sorry!

First you ask "How many mathematicians does it take to screw in a light bulb?"

The answer to that is 2 (or more), given a) a sufficiently large lightbulb or b) sufficiently small mathematicians, given of course that it takes two to (ahem) tango, and given non-Hermaphroditic mathematicians. NB I'm assuming that mathematicians would generally prefer a bed and not a lightbulb, but I have no proof of that.

Subsequently, you go on about changing a lightbulb. I humbly suggest that changing a light bulb is not the same as screwing in a light bulb. So whilst it may have been shown that "for all n in the positive integers, n mathematicians can change a light bulb.", that is not the answer to "How many mathematicians does it take to screw in a light bulb?"


MPs call for crackdown on pre-paid credit cards

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Don't worry they said, if you don't have a visa card, the only card we'll accept at the Olympics, you can just get a pre-paid visa card, well as long as that muppet doesn't get his way that is.

Won't somebody think of the children who want to buy some merchandise at one of the stalls who only accept visa cards, and cash, but who wants to carry enough cash to buy a day's worth of tat from the sure to be horrendously overpriced tat-stalls at the olympics.

Can we pass a law against politicians please?

What's the difference between an iPod and an iPood?

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Jobs Halo


Some users have reported a problem with the iFirst. This is purely the fault of the reader, not the producer of the iFirst. However, in the unlikely event that you are one of the few multiply-challenged and inferior people with problems with the iFirst, you can apply for a cheap piece of plastic to attach to the outside, ribbed for your pleasure. Normal RRP £39.99

Coming soon:






Should we takeover iWantOneOfThose?

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Jobs Horns

It'll never catch on Post Script

iFirst? (if so, it's never happened before)

Stephen Roberts 2

It'll never catch on...

It's not expensive enough and it doesn't come in white.

Dutch send submarine to fight Somali pirates

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Holland <> Netherlands

"According to a NATO statement issued yesterday, Holland agreed to assign one of its four submarines following a request from Alliance military officials."

That's like saying England agreed to assign one of its subs rather than Britain.

Holland is part of the Netherlands, not all of it.


</pedant, sorry>

Martha Lane Fox to clone 10m copies of self

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I Read That As MILF too.

Perhaps MLF needs re-initialising to avoid such confusion.


For Martha Lane F O perhaps?

Lightning bolt smites 60ft Jesus statue

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The clue's in the name

Having read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_conductor, I now am an expert (obviously). OK I've only skimmed it, but I've not seen that theory expressed there.

Surely the clue's in the name Lightning Conductor - not Lightning Preventer, but conductor.

Or am I missing something?

Nominet election campaign starts rolling

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't be bothered to vote

Confessions of a sysadmin

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Email Virus Checking?

Did the infected email come through your corporate email system or a private/webmail system? If you have a centralised corporate email system I would have thought it was possible to scan incoming emails for viruses at the server, so the viruses don't make it to the user's inboxes. This would have prevented this infection, wouldn't it?


Facebook forces users to expose or remove connections

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Not old news

Actually this happened for the first time to me today, and I use Facebook daily. Clearly Facebook are not forcing this on everyone at the same time, and for some this will be new news.

RIP Personal Computer World

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10 LET A%=10, B%=0, C%=100, D%=50, F$=""


30 GOSUB 3000: GOSUB 4000

40 F$ = INPUT$("What is your name")

50 If F$ = "END" THEN END

60 PRINT "Hello "; F$



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