* Posts by Paul Sims

6 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Sep 2007

Hamster-in-rain emergency prompts 999 call

Paul Sims


"Publishing a list of the most idiotic calls will just turn it into a contest, won't it? Just imagine the bragging rights among your peers....

At least that is how it seems to work for the Darwin awards :-)"

Surely the winners of a Darwin are no longer around to enjoy breathing, never mind bragging rights!

Virgin Media eases off bandwidth throttling

Paul Sims

XL Goodness

I'm on the 20Mb plan & I get 20Mb - downloads occaisionally hit 2.6MB/s from the fastest sites. I have no problem at all with Virgin's cable connection. The company is shit but the product is fine.

Great War diary reveals original Captain Blackadder

Paul Sims

Somme-thing for nothing?

It's all too easy to get the download for free - personally I feel that asking £9.95 for this electronic version of the book is way too much. It would have been much better to have released it as a free download but request that readers donate to the Poppy Appeal. A paperback with relevant pics & maps etc would be a "value added" proposition and worth the moolah.

Novell punts world's most expensive Linux distro

Paul Sims

Glad it's not a holiday money conversion rate!

I'm sure glad that Novell's Euro - GBP rate didn't apply when we went on hols a few weeks back - I'd only have taken about 30 euro-cents!!

Czech Olympic Committee annihilates English language

Paul Sims

Hungarian dictionary?

Your hovercraft is full of eels. My nipples explode with delight!

Google sued for 'crimes against humanity'

Paul Sims

Letters from America

Is there no end to the stupidity, paranoia & greed from the Land of the Free?

Why not sue the makers of Scrabble - heck, I could make the words "BOMB THE WHITEHOUSE" from the tiles, which surely means that everyone's favourite word-making passtime is just a covert terrorist communication system?

Still, now that he's posted all his personal details for all to see I expect he'll sue Google again for making them available by a simple search.