It's always aliens!
Remember that time we used up a whole bog roll in a day? You thought that was aliens as well.
The aliens use it to clean their probes, natch.
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but I did use a TI Professional Computer way back when.
That was my first experience with a machine with a hard drive rather than two 5.25" floppy drives. A whopping 5MB drive, and it was stunningly nice to work on with (as I recall) WordStar and Lotus 1-2-3. Ctrl K D anyone!
I managed to find one spot in the Taquhamenon Falls State Park campground where there was a mobile signal. If I moved a metre or so in any direction - nothing at all. Checked my work email (I know, foolish move) only to find a global "reply all" incident running rampant. Filled my poor Blackberry (yes, this was some time ago) with idiotic messages such as "please remove me from this thread" also replied to all.
Still, some of the best camping, hiking, sight-seeing I've done in a long time.
Ah, but the clever boffins actually weighed the cans to determine the loss of "beer" rather than measuring the volume. [One assumes they assiduously wiped/dried the outside of each can before weighing, as some (most?) of the lost liquid might well have clung to the can.]
One also wonders how damp the lab coats of said boffins were by the end of this procedure.
"I don't expect self driving vehicles around these parts for a very long time."
As a drive-on-the-right-side-of-the-road driver recently driving in Devon I totally concur with your expectation here.
I was about to head up a road much like the one you describe but decided that discretion would be the better part of valour and turned around and found a different route. Perhaps we'll get a bit of Robin Hood v. Little John action when two autonomous vehicles meet on a single lane?
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