* Posts by nsfb

4 posts • joined 24 Oct 2012

Class war! Wikipedia's workers revolt again

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Re: The internet is shit

No, in your example the probability of a 2 remains 0 as the progression moves towards infinity, whereas in the monkeys/typewriters thought experiment the probability tends towards 1. Your fallacy is thinking it tends towards a value smaller than one.

Branson's SpaceShipTwo succeeds in first rocket-powered flight

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Re: Theme park ride is about right

The Russian flights go to 81000 ft, Virgin aim to go to over 300000 ft.

Pre-ordered a Microsoft Surface? So SORRY it's late, have a voucher

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They didn't offer me a voucher... They attempted to take money from my bank this morning (so it was going to be late), but the bank thought it might be a scam so refused payment until I OK'd it. Microsoft then cancelled my order, and I'm back to the end of the queue, so it seems I'll be getting it three weeks late, and no offer of a voucher.

Microsoft has no plans for a second Windows 7 Service Pack

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With XP Microsoft seemed to move to a much more mature model of software with longer periods between major releases, rather than expecting users to constantly update to get the latest features (and loose compatibility with other software.) Obviously that looses the regular upgrade sales, but I suspect it more than makes up by building customer loyalty. I was hoping with Windows 7 they'd continue that (whilst burying vista.) Sadly that policy (whether deliberate or accidental) seems to have gone, which is making Linux etc. look increasingly appealing.

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