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Comment Re:love the subtle anti-brexit push (Score 1) 164

Bread is not a good measure of currency valuations, because it is based on only a single commodity and is mass produced, thus failing to reflect the cost of services that make up a much bigger portion of modern economies.

It's also heavily subsidised in some countries. In the East German worker's paradise, bread cost 5 pfennig (a couple of US cents), which certainly wasn't its real cost.

Comment Re: That Quarter (Score 2) 186

You find this a lot more in the US than elsewhere, it's an artefact of the use of bath + shower vs. a standalone shower, which is more common outside the US. What you describe is very true though, every hotel you go to presents a new puzzle in how to make water come out of the shower head. Sometimes it's relatively easy (turn or pull a locking knob on the bath faucet, typically), other times I've come close to calling the front desk to report a faulty shower until I finally figured it out (turn the decorative moulding around the front of the faucet about 45 degrees, then pull it down to lock it into place). The problem with the latter is that a well-disguised switchover mechanism is indistinguishable from a fixture that looks like it might do the job if you just push/pull/twist it a bit harder.

Comment Re:Ah yes (Score 1) 39

It depends on how they track the issues. At the moment when you're offered update XYZ, which always comes with zero information as to what it does ("this is to address security and stability issues" or whatever), you can click on a link, and then another link, and then scroll down, and then expand some text, and them click on yet another link, and maybe find out what it is the update is addressing. If you can still go from totally-zero-information to at least some information, whether it's a bulletin or CVE, then that's fine. However it seems like what this is announcing is the removal of even the current hard-to-find information about what an update actually does, which is also in line with MS's ongoing policy of removing user control over updates.

Comment Re:Ah yes (Score 3, Funny) 39

Change for the sake of change, lacking any legitimate reason

There's a perfectly legitimate reason for doing this. As everyone knows, Windows 2000^H^H^H XP^H^H^H Vista^H^H^H 7^H^H^H 8^H^H^H 10 is the most secure version of Windows ever, so there's no need for security bulletins any more because it's so secure.

Comment Re:" it was even a Boeing aircraft" (Score 3, Interesting) 139

Has anyone examined a random sample of similar ties from the 1970s? Given a single sample, you can always find something novel there, until you realise that it was contamination from the shipping container, or manufacturing, or the environment, or whatever, and a bazillion other samples show the same traces.

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