Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by azz at 2006-04-26 16:39
... featuring me and, I think, some of the other Us-Lotters?
The BBC programme catalogue is online.
Although I can't find the BBC Kent news articles my mum used to do on there (and none of the Adam Sampsons are me).
Here's my grandad on Nationwide in 1972.
OK, the search engine is frustratingly bad.
The "about" page made me giggle, though: "The catalogue is not comprehensive. It does not contain an entry for every programme broadcast by the BBC on TV and Radio since the 1920s. The main exclusions are [...] and programmes which do not exist."
You would have thought that they might anticipate people searching for "doctor who" and doing "did you mean 'dr who'?".
Especially given that the title of the show is "Doctor Who" and not "Dr Who"
Posted by azz at 2006-04-26 14:15
Critique of a US Department of Education paper suggesting that universities should be run more like businesses.
The paper included this wonderful bit:
"Typically facilities are used only eight-to-twelve hours a day, five days a week, for less than 52 weeks per year."
Wow! Lecture theatres aren't used 24 hours a day! I'm amazed!
Of course, we've been saying for years that CS should be taught in the middle of the night, but we weren't expecting the DofE to take us seriously...
They just need to tell the Anime society that they can use them every night between 8pm and 8am. That's deal with it.
We already use it 8pm to 11:30pm... ;)