* Posts by Andy B

6 posts • joined 7 Apr 2008

Boffins develop interstellar alien ocean-spotting tool

Andy B
Alien

Now that's what I call resolution!

"... less than one pixel in size". And this will manifest how, exactly?

Rev. Andy

Altec Lansing inMotion Max iPhone speaker

Andy B
Paris Hilton

Active speakers?

"Though the inMotion has four 2in speakers only two of them are active..."

Pardon my ignorance but what does this mean? Are the other two only for show?

Paris for no particular reason

Scientology spokesman confirms Xenu story

Andy B
Happy

@Ian Rogers

"There's lots of historical evidence that Moses, Jesus and Muhammad etc. were real and great leaders of people, just like Joan of Arc, Ghandi, Martin Luther King etc."

Actually there's not really any creditable historical evidence for Jesus existing. It doesn't make the teachings any less useful/inspired unless you're really hung up on literalism.

While we're at it, there is good evidence that Joan of Arc was really 'Jeanne Darc' but her surname was changed to d'Arc as it sounded more aristocratic. By later writers I hasten to add.

O2 to axe iPhone prices?

Andy B
Coat

Language drift

Interesting to see 'axe' used to mean 'reduced' rather than 'got rid of entirely' - at first glance I thought O2 were handing out freebies.

Apple 24in iMac (March 2009)

Andy B
Thumb Up

Mini keyboard

Why all the upset over the smaller keyboard? It's not as if the keys or layout are shrunk - it's exactly the same as the big keyboard, just without the navigation keys and numeric pad.

I started using the wireless (small) keyboard soon after it came out and I prefer it to the big one - there's less arm movement needed to get to the mouse and the reduced footprint is a boon on my 'active' desk top. I guess if you're typing in loads of numbers the number pad is useful but I do my fair share or spreadsheet and programming work and haven't really missed it.

HMRC tax credit database takes the week off

Andy B
Thumb Down

Inputted?

Will they need to check the details when they've been outputted?

Sigh.

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