Re: airheads with P.A. systems
- From: "Peter H. Coffin" <hellsop@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 11:55:02 GMT
On Thu, 8 Oct 2009 14:03:50 +1100, TimC wrote:
On 2009-10-07, Brian Kantor (aka Bruce)
was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
The local Walmart often features announcers practicing their English
on the PA system; sometimes it's a strong rural southern US accent,
sometimes hispanic, and recently a few that sound distinctly asian
to me. I pay attention to the accent because I can't understand the
Wish we had commuter trains. I'm getting tired of driving to the
same work every day for the past 35 years. It's frustrating.
I keep buying faster cars and the traffic keep getting slower.
That's OK. You're only missing out on the trains that are going the
same speed (and lower average speed) than what they were doing 100
Some are. The US ones definately are. They have, however, lost the
concept of "express" from reduced usage. (Acela might still remember to
make fewer stops as well as run faster, but I'm not 100% sure of that.)
Yes, Java is so bulletproofed that to a C programmer it feels like being in a
straightjacket, but it's a really comfy and warm straightjacket, and the world
would be a safer place if everyone was straightjacketed most of the time.
-- Mark 'Kamikaze' Hughes