That was the day that was

1. And this is why education is like it is:

Preserve us from these people but more importantly – preserve the kids.
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2. Mensch ‘let down women MPs by doing school run’ MP Nadine Dorries describes Louise Mensch as “void of principle” in highly personal attack.   Cristina Odone: Louise Mensch is all ‘me, me, me, me’

Well OK, we’ve probably done for our Louise now. ‘Nuff said.

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3.  G4S profit tumbles on £50m Olympics fiasco G4S chief Nick Buckles ‘deeply disappointed’ by company’s Olympic security failure as profits fall 60pc.

Die, you bstds or at least go out of business.

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4. Osborne should be sacked, say almost half of voters

Only half?

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5.  Cannabis smoking ‘permanently lowers IQ’

Huh?

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6.  From haiku: Historic racecars help design smartcars of the future.  Chuckles comments:

I say bollocks to the headline, but some nice stuff in the article. They do rather gloss over some technical issues however …  Synchronising video from fast moving vehicles. Oh yes, been there. I’ll just go and lie down for a bit.

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7. From Chuckles:   Re-inventing a variation of the Fresnel lens, with a holo twist? Lib Ed journalists too thick to catch on:

https://www.seas.harvard.edu/news-events/press-releases/flat-lens-offers-perfect-image
http://allthingsd.com/20120825/sweet-mayer-declares-that-its-peanut-butter-jelly-time-at-yahoo/
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=bot;idno=5283331.0003.001;rgn=div1;view=text;cc=bot;xc=1;g=dculture;node=5283331.0003.001%3A8

Haiku comments:  Well put !  With nanoantennas, metasurfaces etc., your Lib Ed journalist will immediately be thinking ‘Shades of the Matrix …’

https://www.seas.harvard.edu/news-events/press-releases/flat-lens-offers-per
fect-image

http://allthingsd.com/20120825/sweet-mayer-declares-that-its-peanut-butter-j
elly-time-at-yahoo/
: could be a sticky time at Yahoo!
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=bot;idno=5283331.0003.001;rg

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8. From JD: Does the DM know about this?   They ‘love’ Ryanair don’t they!

http://www.thinkspain.com/news-spain/21624/passengers-file-civil-suit-against-ryanair-for-12-hour-delay-in-mahn

Spanish version here-
http://www.abc.es/20120826/sociedad/abci-pasajeros-denuncia-ryanair-201208261358.html

… not forgetting three emergency landings in Valencia because they were short of fuel.

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9.  Later:  Still nothing in the Maily Dail, they are usually all over Ryanair for their poor service.  Perhaps they don’t know?

Here’s the reason it was delayed-

La salida del vuelo se fue aplazando a lo largo del día hasta que los pasajeros abordaron hacia Madrid sobre la medianoche en el mismo avión en el que debían viajar al mediodía, y en el que un técnico de la aerolínea que llegó a Menorca desde Londres estuvo trabajando más de cinco horas para arreglar la avería.
http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2012/08/26/baleares/1345980935.html

In other words they flew an engineer from London who took five hours to fix the fault.  Probably too expensive to employ local maintenance services.  O’Leary gets away with it because, as the comments show, the sheople will put up with it cos it’s cheap innit!

A lot of companies look upon their customers as nothing more than cash dipensers, if one doesn’t pay out well there’s always another one round the corner.  Welcome to the modern world of business.

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10.  Why do we procrastinate so much?

I was going to answer that but think I’ll do it tomorrow [and so on].

4 Responses to “That was the day that was”

  1. Sackerson August 28, 2012 at 18:22 Permalink

    1. Never seen this kind of drive in the many schools where I’ve taught. They’re probably a fantasist eentsy minority.

  2. wiggiatlarge August 29, 2012 at 09:01 Permalink

    9. The thing is Ryanair is no longer cheap, as any flight inquiry where competition still exists will show, plus everything as with Easyjet as well departs at 6 in the morning and returns at 10 in the evening, but as they now have an almost monopoly on short haul there’s little choice on many routes.
    That is not cheap unless you are with no luggage prepared to put up with all the other Ryanair ‘no frills’ no service crap and leave at the times iv’e indicated

  3. Seaside Sourpuss August 29, 2012 at 10:03 Permalink

    How come no high flying, self respecting, hard working, family juggling woman has simply stated -
    ‘Thank f*** for that!’.
    Cheezus, it’s not like anyone ever took her seriously as a politician, hell most people don’t take her seriously as a book writer.

  4. Robbo August 29, 2012 at 11:14 Permalink

    Love the radical marxists with their iMac’s. Without capitalism they would be digging in the dirt with sticks for their living.

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