On Thursday 18 March 2004, tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie (Timothy Murphy) wrote:
>I guess I'm too old (or too stupid?) to embrace the "digital lifestyle".
>If I start reading Wired again, will that help?
Probably not - if you're over the hill, you're over the hill :-)
>Re DVDs, I've always found that DVD players attached to TVs
>are the best way of watching them.
>Looking at a DVD on a laptop reminds me of Dr Johnson's comment
>on women preachers,
Actually, I find the experience of watching a DVD on my Apple TiBook to be at
least as good as, if not better, than watching it on my TV. Of course, if I
had a fancy pants widescreen TV with 29 channel sound, I'd probably I'd have a
different opinion. I also travel a bit, and I don't tend to find DVD players
in my hotel room. Perhaps I should use a better class of hotel, but I suspect
that hotels might be concerned about the impact on their pay per view porn
movie sales if they supplied DVD players.
>I used to be able to get all the MS CDs in college for 20 euros
>(or was it pounds) each,
>but those days seem to have gone.
>What is the cheapest way of getting XP,
>barring going to Moscow?
>I think I would go up to 30 euros, to keep Bill Gates in the black.
If your XP budget is 30 EUR, I guess Moscow or maybe Bangkok may be your best
options. The weather at this time of year may be more agreeable in Bangkok.
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