Sleep easy, it's not a problem
It'll be safely settled in a stable orbit.
Unless a deep space probe or two happened to pass by, and perturb its orbit just enough to send it spiralling into the inner solar system....
1812 posts • joined 18 Feb 2014
"The party that paid Beeching to kill the railways..."
Pedant point - Beeching was a civil servant charged with formulating the plan under instructions from his boss, the Transport Minister Ernest Marples, the co-founder of Marples Ridgway and Partners, the road building company.
"Windows 7 is like that arthritic old cat who lives with an elderly relation. It smells a bit, is a pain to look after and demands near constant attention".
Let the metaphors cascade...
Like a dog raised on a puppy farm without proper attention and training that is likely to bite you when you least expect it...
As an aside it should be noted that skippy-speak employs the most efficient compression algorithm known.
Four kangaroo voicebox clicks unpacks to "you say the doc's truck has crashed into the ravine and he's hurt real bad with a broken arm and leg. Petrol's pouring out of the truck and a couple of snakes are closing in. The sun is going down, etc."
I echo (ha! ha!) the wise comments here on the unfathomable trend to have one of these things, BUT there is a real utility to be had in the case of, for example, an elderly relative. Are there viable alternatives (are you listening Pi crowd?) that listen out for a key phrase then pass the recognised query to an appropriate recipient (search engine, phone call etc.?
I've experienced this with a few apps recently. New "clean modern design" but important functions no longer work. Probably turned out by "agile" teams so pleased with the look that they forgot to check if the f*ck*ng thing still worked.
Grumpy because a stupid "upgrade" to an app left me unable to pay using my phone and I didn't have enough cash on me.
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