Re: 178 meeeeelion phone numbers?
It's the way ahead.
266 posts • joined 7 Nov 2019
Sadly, it is. I sold my car for cash and paid it in to the local branch. A day letter, some officious twat from 'head office' called, asking me about the transfer and all sorts of other stuff - what sort of house did we have, what car did I drive...in the end, I told him that he was really pissing me off and hung up on him. I hate banks.
Jake, I seldom agree with your posts...BUT... I agree with you! If I could uninvent one thing, it would be the mobile phone. It has changed society completely, and not for the better. Downvote away, folks, you're mistaking me for someone who gives a shit.
I sort of agree with you, and I still use paper charts to get the big picture, but in modern aircraft, the GPS is totally integrated into the 'glass cockpit' and it does warn you about airspace violations and terrain. Nevertheless, you are legally required to have an up-to-date chart with you.
The joy of making an efficient assembler routine...I do so miss it. I bought an editor for the Atari ST a long time ago. The author said it was fast and efficient because he'd written it in assembler; he loved writing in assembler, but it was not commercially viable, but he'd produced this just for fun.
A great investment for the future, and surrounded by girls...what's not to like?
Like so many in the early days of IT - or computing, as we used to call it - I was a very competent two finger typist. My girlfriend, who was a secretary at the time - remember those? - told my I really should learn to do it properly -typing, that is - and bought me a copy of Mavis Beacon. One Christmas break, I spent alternatively getting drunk and learning to touch type. Caroline, I salute you.
Couldn't agree more. A 78 year old friend of mine had also a Sony Vaio which wasn't working too well under Windows. I did what I could to make it a bit better and also installed, with his agreement, Linux Mint. I said 'just try it, if you don't like it, I'll remove it'. A few months later, he came round, to have Linux removed, I assumed, but no, it was Windows that went. He is almost computer illiterate, but loves the fact it's so reliable and quick.
Thank you for posting that. I am a Germanophile, speak German, read German books and, under normal circumstances, go there two or three times a year. It is a truly great country, but I'm so glad that it's not popular with the Brits and I hope it stays like that.
For anyone interested in a more balanced view of Germany's contribution to the world, I thoroughly recommend 'The German Genius' by Peter Watson.
I feel sorry for the guy with the tank, but as someone else pointed out, Germany is a wee bit touchy about the past.
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