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Dave Nicholls
Self Employed Telecoms Consultant. Family man. Easy prey for anyone hawking shiny gadgets
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Dave Nicholls Feb 15
Replying to @dmoren
I'm glad to say that my answers placed me pretty much where I was born
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Dave Nicholls Feb 15
Replying to @fraserspeirs
This is very true. I've said a few times that my parents made it clear to me that learning was my responsibility and the teachers were there to help me. Now it sometimes feels like it's seen as the teacher's job to force the learning in without effort from the child
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Dave Nicholls Feb 14
I'm not suggesting that you have any. I was just pointing out a factor in the equation that hadn't been considered. Apple may be able to help, not by trying to control hotel prices, but by announcing WWDC dates much further in advance
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Dave Nicholls Feb 14
True, but the impact on pricing/availability when people booking multiple flights when they're not sure of dates is well known. It's reasonable to assume that hotels have to deal with the same thing
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Dave Nicholls Feb 14
When talking about WWDC hotel prices don't forget to include the impact of your booking multiple weeks. Hotels will assume this is happening and allow for the losses on rooms that can't be filled. Other event organisers may avoid those weeks because of the uncertainly
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Dave Nicholls Feb 13
Replying to @jamesthomson @AppStore
I initially read that as "Just spotted a very nice feature *in* PCalc on the Mac App Store" and had a brief "Why wouldn't he know about all the features?" moment
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Accidental Tech Podcast Feb 12
We have some openings for the next couple of episodes. If you want to reach a group of impossibly smart, improbably good looking, and indescribably awesome listeners, please reach out.
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Dave Nicholls Feb 4
Replying to @dmoren
I wonder if they’ve asked Facebook what the password might be?
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Dave Nicholls Feb 1
Replying to @jamesthomson
Yes, very sad. I didn't know he had cancer, but I had noticed that he was appearing less on the News Quiz recently
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Dave Nicholls Jan 28
Replying to @drdrang
Train rather than plane, going about 125mph. Shorter legs. UK not US. Other than that, snap!
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Dave Nicholls Jan 26
Replying to @jamesthomson
You’ll never find a kilt to fit a sporran that size
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Dave Nicholls Jan 25
Replying to @drdrang @marcoarment
In some documents I've seen definitions for "must" and "should" are included, which makes everything very clear. It is interesting about US/UK usage. I've noticed a few things where the US uses terms (not necessarily legal) that the UK have moved away from
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Dave Nicholls Jan 25
Replying to @drdrang @marcoarment
Only semi-relevant because Apple is US based, but in UK legislation and contracts "must" seems to have mostly replaced "shall", but with "should" still being used for non-mandatory stuff. I note that the App Store guidelines also use "should not include" for objectionable content
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Dave Nicholls Jan 23
Replying to @marcoarment
Interestingly it’s, probably temporarily, better here in the UK. Much of the stuff I listen to has no ads, presumably because there are no local advertisers. There are slight pauses where the ads should be
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Dave Nicholls Jan 19
I had missed the request for books to read with your son until today. You have probably been sent these, but Terry Pratchett's Johnny Maxwell () and Tiffany Aching () book series are both great
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Dave Nicholls Jan 15
Replying to @blackfog
I suppose I tend to assume he’s working on the “broken clock right twice a day” principle rather than diligent study, but you’re right he does tend to trend dark
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Dave Nicholls Jan 15
Replying to @blackfog
I can’t imagine him managing all 7. He’d lose interest after 2 or 3
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Dave Nicholls Jan 14
Replying to @jamesthomson
Sounds similar to here. Can probably save a bit of packing
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Dave Nicholls Jan 14
Replying to @jamesthomson
That's possibly true, I've only ordered a couple of things from China and they were small. Most of my overseas has been from the US. By the way, I'm heading your way later this afternoon. Is the weather likely to be kind to me?
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Dave Nicholls Jan 14
Replying to @jamesthomson
I think there might be a bit of luck involved. I've sometimes had to pay for something just over the limit (plus the Royal Mail service charge) but other times I haven't had to pay. My guess is there are so many packages going through that only the more obvious ones get processed
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