* Posts by John Robinson 2

3 posts • joined 6 Sep 2019

A decades-old lesson on not inserting Excel where it doesn't belong

John Robinson 2

A new "several" ?

In the BBC article referred to - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54423988 - "about 65,000 rows" limited the number of cases to "about 1,400", "since each test result created several rows of data". How many rows is "several"? Do the division yourself! About 46. REALLY??

Not a Genius move after all: Apple must cough up $$$ in back pay for store staff forced to wait for bag searches

John Robinson 2

Quite right

More good reasons why I never buy Apple.

Allowlist, not whitelist. Blocklist, not blacklist. Goodbye, wtf. Microsoft scans Chromium code, lops off offensive words

John Robinson 2

Re: This is stupid

"freedomland have already changed the spelling of colour" - not so, sorry. "color" is the original spelling, in Latin and even in English, before (a) it was exported to the early States and (b) Brits changed to the more fashionable French spelling "colour".

Yours truly, a bilingual pedant.

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