* Posts by Phillip Brown

7 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Oct 2007

First lady of Star Trek dead at 76

Phillip Brown

One more space shuttle mission then....

so she can be 'buried' with Gene.

IBM raises standards bar, bitchslaps Microsoft

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what is an 'open source spec'?

"IBM uses the open source spec OpenDocumentFormat (ODF)"

ISO/IEC 26300:2006 (ODF) is an open specification. Software implementing that specification may be 'open source' or proprietary.

There is no such thing as an 'open source specification'.

Concrete-jet 'printers' to build houses, Moonbases in hours

Phillip Brown



Ohio official sues e-vote vendor for sloppy counting

Phillip Brown

two plus two

does equal five, but only for large values of two.

Bus-spotting paedo terror bust: Shock CCTV image

Phillip Brown


"Is Optimus Prime a terrorist?"

Apparently - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/02/transformers_t_shirt/

Physicists fire up strontium atomic clock

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"My watch also automatically synchronises to atomic time,..."

"So what time is its now?"

"About quarter past..."

Ships pollute more than planes

Phillip Brown

@Solution - Lathem

There is a limit on how big they can make ships - the Panama Canal.