Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by David at 2007-04-17 15:35
"Have goodcommunication and interpersonal skills"
A new exercise in irony
I'm reading a book of Dorothy L. Sayers short stories at the moment, which features the wonderful phrase "And there's 'guage', which people always misspell as 'guage'." (Among various other typos.)
Posted by David at 2007-04-17 08:56
Much Ado About Nothing is being made available in podcast form
The download page has links to mp3s, so it looks like "The MP3 audio recording of this production can be downloaded by teachers and used as a classroom resource and by individual pupils for listening to on a MP3 player." means "The MP3 audio recording of this production can be downloaded by anyone"
This is A Good Thing, I'm rather fond of Much Ado and it will be nice to listen to another version of it.
I doubt its going to be as good as the Kenneth Branagh version though (since it is just plain awsome)
Posted by ats at 2007-04-17 00:18
Or: pseudoscience strikes again.
"An unusually high number of honey bee deaths in Britain this year may be caused by radiation from mobile phone signals, say experts."
Experts? Experts in what?
"The researchers placed cordless-phone docking units, which emit electromagnetic radiation, into bee hives."
Well, clearly not experts in RF theory or practice, then, since cordless phones use a completely different band of frequencies from mobile phones.
Not just that, but a band of frequencies that has been in use since the 1960s.
And they don't transmit at all unless there's a call or ringing in progress. I wonder if they considered that?
"CCD recently spread to Poland, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal and last week some keepers in Britain reported losses exceeding the 10 per cent of colonies that usually die during winter."
Ah, recently. Because obviously people have only started using mobile phones in Europe in the last year.
What a complete load of scaremongering rubbish.
They must shop for scientists at the same place as the Discovery Institute