Elderly client: So what’s that in pesetas then?
Barman struggles for a moment with a calculator: 601.01.
Client: Not bad.
- Drongos from Mars
There’s a good post over at Confrontación about the current Telefónica hard sell, which involves pestering hapless consumers with something worse than they’ve already got. Someone I know down south just had to wait four months for a line to be put in, and no, I really don’t want to hear your own Telefónica story.
- Journey to the depths of the Soviet b3-34 calculator
There has hitherto been little acknowledgement of the pivotal role of the B3-34 Soviet programmable calculator in popularising difficult topics like marine and space exploration. Sergei Frolov (author of essays like Bugs, Undocumented and Interesting Features of Soviet Calculators and an interesting introduction to early Soviet semiconductors, and a pretty good photographer of butterflies) is determined to change …
- WP plugin allows comment spammers to pay for their contribution
From Kitten. There’s lots of good stuff coming out of the WordPress community, but not what quite a lot of people seem to have been requesting for a while: a functional multi-author system. At the moment WP trumpets its various user levels but no mention is made of the fact that same-level users can all edit …
- Fine babies for sale
A foreign baby-trading story in the papers the other day was greeted with general horror. Here then is a Barcelona court statement dated 1946/12/2 and quoted in Paco Villar’s 1997 Historia y Leyenda del Barrio Chino (1900-1992):