* Posts by Caltharian

59 posts • joined 17 Oct 2011


Hefty mobile bills should be capped by punters, says Ofcom


the app for controlling a dongle usually has some sort of sms function, i know on the one i used to use i could send a receive text messages and would get alerts for 80% of fair use and 100% of fair use as well as other random messages from the telco

French court lays le smackdown on Google Maps


Im wondering how long it will be before google pulls out of france completely.

It seems that half of the court cases that google faces are because one french company or anothers profits are down.

SpaceShipOne man, Nobel boffins: Don't panic on global warming

Big Brother

Statistical analysis

A long time ago when i studied GCSE Statistics the first lesson that we learnt was that statistics mean whatever you want them to mean.

This still rings true, both arguements for and against global warming can be proven correct with statistics, the major differences between proving it correct or incorrect would be the size and scale of the statistical samples used.

And anybody dealing with statistics that wishes to prove or disprove a theory with them will use the data sets that best fit their preferred outcome.

E. coli turns seaweed into ethanol


i do assume that the seaweed would be harvested and fed to the e-coli at an onshore processing plant. Or is that too sensible in this day and age?

Dagenham council: Only language our tenants understand is SMS


in the UK you dont get charged for receiving text messages, and most payment plans have provision for x amount of free messages to send

ESA gives up on duff Russian Mars probe Phobos-Grunt


I wonder if they ever thought of using the ISS to attempt to make contact or even some sort of remote visual inspection

NASA probe now closer than ANY OTHER spacecraft to Pluto


Personally i am looking forward to the manned research vessel mission that New Horizons is the precursor to.... Event Horizon

Skyrim update makes dragons FLY BACKWARDS


Errol didnt fly backwards, he rearranged his plumbing and flamed backwards to become the first jet propelled Dragon!

Samsung demands iPhone 4S ban in Japan and Oz


I think the best idea would be to ban both apple and samsung devices until they can come up with a mutually acceptable compromise.

of course if one company refuses to compromise their product should remain banned while the other should have the ban lifted

this should solve the endless litigation that seems to be going on these days!


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