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Designer Coffins

January 30th, 2005 No comments

Just, so bizarre. Never mind. Each to their own…..

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Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes.

January 21st, 2005 No comments

Oh thank god for this. They have finally worked out that Beer is good for fighting cancer.

Seeing as it’s Friday, I will be doing my best to make myself healthy this evening….

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Man Finds Nail In Head

January 17th, 2005 No comments

Truely bizarre. A nail gun back fires on a man, a week later he finds that a toothache is caused by a nail embedded through the roof of his mouth.

Apparently though, it’s not an isolated problemDoctors at the hospital said it was the second time a patient had failed to notice a nailgun had fired a nail into their heads.And it’s not just Americans

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The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

January 15th, 2005 No comments

Sometimes the truth is just far too bizarre to actually believe. This post lists how the US Air Force were planning to produce an “aphrodisiac bomb” to make enemy soldiers appear sexually irrestible to each other and engage in homosexuality, leaving them with a nasty piece of embarassment to cope with.

Who thinks of these things?

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Purple Paint Rollers

January 9th, 2005 No comments

I’ve just come back from a quick trip around my local B&Q (a hardware/DIY shop if you are unaware).

Worryingly, I managed to find a set of mini-paint rollers that had a leopard-skin pattern to the roller head – which of course is going to get covered up the first time you use it, but we won’t go into that.

Next to them though, I managed to find a paintbrush and roller set that were a very designer purple.

It appears that even DIY and paintbrushes are now a victim of fashion. Lets just hope that the next colour I choose to paint doesn’t clash with my paint brushes otherwise I could never live the embarassment down.

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New 364-Day calendar

January 6th, 2005 No comments

This guy sounds like a bit of a nutter really.

If it were possible to adopt his system within a year, bearing in mind that all computer software would have to be replaced along with the year, month and date of the current day, the calendar is completely unworkable.

There is a line in the report:it does have one major problem: there is no way of working out from the year you are in if it will contain a leap week. which kind of reduces the plan to a pile of rubbish.

If you can’t work out something like that, how do you write software for it? Or how to do you work out that you need a leap week in the first place. It just don’t make any kind of sense

Their solution is somewhat farcicle:Henry’s system would need us all to keep a leap week calendar alongside our normal calendar.

The report also states that he would like GMT to be the standard time throughout the world. Egit. Has he not considered that at all times, one part of the world is in day light and the other in night time? As the editorial comment points outYes, but then when I am in California, how do I know when lunchtime is? – Ed

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What the hell is wrong with Nokia?

December 10th, 2004 No comments

I’m talking about this: http://www .theregister.co.uk/2004/12/09/review_nokia_6670/. Essentially, it’s a 7610 with a decent key pad. I actually hated the look of the 7610, it was just ugly, and the keypad looked disgusting. So, if you are going to need to produce a copy of the same phone with a decent keypad, why not produce like that in the first place!

I used to work in a mobile phone shop. I sold literally hundreds of phones. If someone ever asked me what the best phone was, it was always a Nokia.

But times change, and it seems so has Nokia’s direction. Instead of producing 3 maybe 4 new, and also very decent, handsets a year, they seem to be producing a new one once a month, with small changes between the models, and which don’t seem to meet that standards or the expectations that people used to have from Nokia handsets, simply because they have been rushed out the door.

STOP IT! It’s driving me mad!

As an example, I used to own a 7650, which was fantastic, I couldn’t fault it, it was superb. About 6 months ago, I got a 6600. A step up I thought. No, it’s been more of a step down.

The phone seems to have a real problem with SMS Messages, and with Voicemail notifications. And every so often the Bluetooth stack will crash, or the phone will turn itself off, or…..

When my contract comes up for renewal in May, I’ll be looking at Sony Ericsson, or Siemens. Certainly not Nokia!

OK, I’m not going to go for a Samsumg either, judging by my friend Richard’s Encounter with one
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Interesting Conversation

December 8th, 2004 No comments

When I came into work this morning, I overheard a conversation between the two ladies that work around the corner from me.

One said to the other I can’t decide if I’m felling cold or walmThat would be “normal” then….

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Action Man toy sparks sea rescue

December 7th, 2004 No comments
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