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As to the Puritans - IIRC, the lot you got were the moderates; the real killjoys stayed here.
Proper proofreading works out at something like 35-40 hours per book.
What about crowdsourced copy editing? I'm sure Amazon could push updated versions to kindles, and probably work out some sort of incentive system to get readers involved...
I meant to do the sums last time this came up...
£1.35/litre (the average cost of a litre of unleaded petrol in my town, according to petrolprices.com) in UK gallons, expressed as $num USD/US gallon?
$8.059, according to wolfram alpha
Also since when do we say notebook in a headline and have everyone read it and think laptop not paper notebook.
The '[...] and Smartphones' wasn't a clue?
I used a *box like interface (bblean, and litestep) on my XP machines for quite a while.
Has anyone noticed any recent appointees or elected officials seemingly always wearing a plain gold ring?
No. It's a ring of invisibility, after all...
What? Jupiter? It does put out more radiation than it absorbs but it's hardly a sun.
Whoosh. (See the works of Sir Arthur C Clarke for details...)
the 'noob tube' is a reference to Halo's sniper rifle.
Carry around a balloon full of sulfur hexafluoride.