I had a processed one I was going to use but in the end went with one that was only cropped. Pleased with batteries.
Tossco are fucking idiots. They don't know how to push my buttons after all. They sent me an email entitled "Hurry! Unmissable sale on wine, beer and spirits!" I will miss it, to spite them, and prove them to be lying idiots. What is really risible about their 'unmissable' sale is not only does that in itself provoke me to miss it with ease, they even say 'hurry!' to let me know how easy they are making it for me, that if I don't hurry I will be able to miss it fairly quickly. Maybe they're not idiots. Maybe they don't want me to buy their cheap wine beer and spirits, and it's reverse psychology. But which do you think is more likely? Well done.
It was icy and slippy today, a right pain in the arse. But I'm not just here for the nasty things in life - I forgot to tell you that yesterday I was walking along and it was snowing and that was very nice. But not worth the ice. It was at about twenty past two, since you ask.
The first long-distance radio broadcast took place 100 years ago tomorrow (12 January 2008), broadcast from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it was heard over 500 miles away and got shit ratings, despite the lack of competition. Less than fifty people heard it. When they do the audience figures for stuff they take a small sample of people, don't they, and size it up. So somehow about 0.05 of their sample group must have been listening. Perhaps one of them listened for a short period before the primitive receiver he had invented himself ran out of paraffin. These days the audience research people make sure they have a representative selection of people, no eccentric inventors who get into exciting scrapes. Apparently the broadcast was of a 'phonograph record show' - a subsequent study revealed the although it was a very nice looking record collection they were using showing them on the radio didn't really work and that they would get better ratings with audio content. And the rest, as they say, is history.
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