* Posts by Johnny Doe

7 posts • joined 11 Jun 2012

BT will HATE us for this one weird 5G trick

Johnny Doe

Re: Buzzword fail

That's not an argument - that's contradiction!

BOFH: There are no wrong answers, just wrong questions. Mmm, really wrong ones

Johnny Doe

Re: Employee Surveys

Question: "Do you have time to join a working group?"

Translation: "Are you so underworked that we could sack you and no-one would notice?"

Hitchhikers' Guide was WRONG, Earth is not in a galactic backwater

Johnny Doe

Re: what do we know?

From a fiver sir? That's very generous!

BOFH: Tenacious B and the Printer of Destiny

Johnny Doe
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Still using 2 LaserJet 4Ls

...and picked up 2 brand new cartridges in Oxfam for a fiver. :) They are combined with a JetDirect for network printing, of course. Reliable, high quality, and at £2.50 a cartridge for a while they're far far cheaper than inkjets.

US trounces UK in climate scepticism jibber-jabber

Johnny Doe

Count me a sceptic

" and that the type of sceptics who question whether global temperatures are warming are almost exclusively found in the US and UK newspapers."

This is the whole problem succinctly put in one half-sentence. It is written to suggest that anyone who argues with the concept that the globe is warming is, horror of horrors, a right wing journalist or in denial.

Sadly, the language used is inaccurate and the whole title of this so called science of "Global Warming" is a misnomer. The Globe is not warming, per se. The effect of changes to the climate can be both warming, cooling or none at all (the most famous example of a lack of change being Vienna). When the title of your area of study is not justifiable, is it any wonder that people are sceptical of your whole body of work, whether it is valid or not?

iOS was SO much more valuable to Google than Android - until Maps

Johnny Doe
Big Brother

Quote: (as an aside, how close are we to the point where the actual phone part of a phone becomes irrelevant and actually speaking to someone is the last thing anyone does with them?)

To the under 20's the voice call part of the phone is both irrelevant and inconvenient, as it actually allows their parents to communicate with them. "Communication" is via text, twitter and facebook these days.

Big Brother because most of them communicate in Newspeak.

Now TalkTalk cuts Brits' access to The Pirate Bay

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