February 11th, 2011

sleeping doggy

Couple of quick hits.

The post I linked to yesterday on how A-Level choices strongly affect your later education has some fascinating discussion on it. You could also do worse than adding philmophlegm.

Nokia and Microsoft have announced a tie-up on smartphones. Which baffles me completely. So far as I can see, MS totally control the interface for their phones. Which means that Nokia can't differentiate itself except on the hardware (i.e. a nicer camera). Much though I went off the interface for Symbian later on, it did seem to be the thing that Nokia smartphone fans kept harking back to. I just can't see what Nokia gain from turning themselves from providers of the complete smartphone into hardware manufacturers - all the reviews of MS smartphones I've seen so far indicate that who makes them doesn't actually affect them very much at all. Someone care to enlighten me?

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Illuminati

Interesting Links for 11-2-2011

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Portal!

Question for the floor

So, how long in the past would a previous civilisation of, say, Mesopotamian levels have had to be for their to be no remaining sign of it? i.e. for any bronze tools to corrode away to nothing, pottery to do likewise.

How long will it take until Stonehenge is worn down to nothing by the wind and rain?


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