* Posts by Andrew 42

3 posts • joined 7 Jan 2010

'ALIEN' LIFE FOUND in California

Andrew 42
Alien

I beat the Sun to it!

Ha - If this is the true story, then I was the first to guess! See my comment at the forum below:

http://nasawatch.com/archives/2010/11/big-astrobiolgy.html#comments

Dell bars Win 7 refunds from Linux lovers

Andrew 42

Dell and Linux - they were once the good guys...

There was a brief window last year when Dell sold proper laptops in the UK (Inspiron 1525) with Ubuntu pre-installed. I was in the market for a laptop, so snapped one up. And I am quite happy with it.

But then within about three months they stopped selling them. Perhaps too many people were ordering them, and Microsoft put a stop to it? Their Linux offering shrank to one under-spec'ed netbook.

One ray of hope that I see is the Google operating system. Chrome OS doesn't sound like it would suit me, but I would be more than happy to buy a machine what that on it, and wipe it for my own OS install of choice. Yes, I know that Google will one day be regarded as we now regard Microsoft, but buying their operating system right now would not leave as bad a taste in my mouth.

Gumtree gives up on dating AND casual sex

Andrew 42
Heart

Once there were genuine people on these boards...

Back in 2002 and 2003 the dating and casual relationships boards on Gumtree were actually useful and full of genuine people seeking whatever - ah, those were the days!

But even at the time, I could see the increasing number of escorts doing postings, and week by week I could see the board changing.

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