Archive | February, 2002

2002-02-22 – Under-estimation of Soviet-bloc Technology

When the Cold War was up and, er, static, the US and UK believed our weapons systems were far superior. After the wall came down, we bought a lot of stuff off Germany,since they had a lot of the nice Soviet kit, and then we pulled it to bits. Now, lots of people know about […]

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2002-02-22 – Under-estimation of Soviet-bloc Technology

When the Cold War was up and, er, static, the US and UK believed our weapons systems were far superior. After the wall came down, we bought a lot of stuff off Germany,since they had a lot of the nice Soviet kit, and then we pulled it to bits. Now, lots of people know about […]

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2002-02-20 – Palindromic Date!

Today, in the UK, it is a palindromic date! I just noticed, so I thought I might mention it. 20-02-2002! A palindrome is a word or phrase that is the same forwards as backwards. For example, “mom”, “dad” and “Able was I, ere I saw Elba” are palindromes.

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2002-02-14 – How to tell if you have been screwed

I doubt this will be of use to many people, but here’s an idea. If you sell screws, you could use a pen, and mark down the inside of the screws’ thread. When the screw was driven, the ink would come off. That way, if the product was returned, you could tell at a glance […]

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2002-02-04 – Knowledge Vindemiator

You may have heard of “Google bashing”. The rules are simple. Go to Google, and enter any two words. Hit go. If the result comes back as “Results 1 – 1 of 1.” you have won! Here is my first one. “Vindemiate knowledge”. “Definition 1: To vintage (gather) grapes or pick other fruit.” Seems perfect […]

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2002-09-15 – Why “signs” is trite shite

Well, hopefully this will prove to be the straw on the camels back. I had reservations about seeing this one, as the reviews were very mixed. My other half wanted to see it, and so I turned to the IMDB for guidance. Well, the people who come up at the end must have all voted […]

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