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Forum: Social Studies 22 April 2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,924
Posted By htonl
The (unusual to English readers) capitalisation...

The (unusual to English readers) capitalisation is part of the spelling rules for proper nouns in Nguni languages. It reflects the way in which prefixes are applied to a root word to modify its...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 07 January 2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,459
Posted By htonl
To give another example, the South African bill...

To give another example, the South African bill of rights extends to juristic persons "to the extent required by the nature of the rights and the nature of that juristic person," which gives the...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 November 2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,773
Posted By htonl
Judge South African court doubles Oscar Pistorius's...

South African court doubles Oscar Pistorius's prison sentence (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/24/oscar-pistorius-prison-sentence-doubled-south-african-court-reeva-steenkamp)
Forum: Amusement Bark 26 October 2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,256
Posted By htonl
But of course they'll say that the documents...

But of course they'll say that the documents released are part of the conspiracy, and the real documents have been kept hidden.
Forum: Rantidote 04 September 2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 149,520
Posted By htonl
My doctor switched me from a medication that has...

My doctor switched me from a medication that has no co-pay to one that has a co-pay of R5 per month. Now this is an absolutely trivial amount of money - about $0.40 US - but it means that after...
Forum: SLC 03 June 2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 283,088
Posted By htonl
Whalephant Rain! We're suffering from a drought and a water...

Rain! We're suffering from a drought and a water crisis here, after a dry winter last year and a rainless winter so far this year. But tonight, for the first time this year, we're having a proper...
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 March 2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,450
Posted By htonl
Yes, that's what I meant - to me "the charger"...

Yes, that's what I meant - to me "the charger" means the block you plug into the wall; the rest is just a USB cable.
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 March 2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,450
Posted By htonl
The Daily Mail (sorry!) has more information...

The Daily Mail (sorry!) has more information (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4322932/Man-32-dies-charging-iPhone-bath.html) but it's remarkably unclear.



iPhone chargers that I'm...
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 March 2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,450
Posted By htonl
Cell Phone Coroner warning after man electrocuted in bath charging iPhone

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/17/coroner-warns-of-dangers-after-man-electrocuted-in-bath-while-charging-phone

I'm sure this was just a momentary bad decision in this case, but is...
Forum: Technical Questions 17 March 2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 29,368
Posted By htonl
Computer The browser makers are making a big push towards...

The browser makers are making a big push towards HTTPS (encrypted connections) everywhere on the web, and especially anywhere that you enter passwords or other credentials that should be secure. This...
Forum: Social Studies 31 January 2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,374
Posted By htonl
I notice that the guidance she quotes refers to...

I notice that the guidance she quotes refers to "pregnant people" in the plural, not to "pregnant person". I suspect that the guidance there is talking about the language used to refer to pregnant...
Forum: Moot Court 26 January 2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,783
Posted By htonl
If such an argument applies to FaceTime, wouldn't...

If such an argument applies to FaceTime, wouldn't it actually apply to every single smartphone app in existence? Would every app developer really have to implement motion detection so as to avoid...
Forum: SLC 06 January 2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 283,088
Posted By htonl
There's a town in this country named Hotazel....

There's a town in this country named Hotazel. It's in the desert, and it was named because of the climate there... (sound it out if you don't get it). :D
Forum: Rantidote 09 December 2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 444,517
Posted By htonl
Actually that's what makes it even more annoying....

Actually that's what makes it even more annoying. I could understand if it asked while I had Outlook open and was busy reading or writing emails. But it pops up while I have the Outlook window closed...
Forum: Rantidote 09 December 2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 444,517
Posted By htonl
Outlook keeps on popping up dialog boxes - daily,...

Outlook keeps on popping up dialog boxes - daily, it seems - asking me, "Do you want to turn off out of office messages?" No, Outlook, I specifically set up the out of office messages on a schedule...
Forum: SLC 04 December 2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 283,088
Posted By htonl
I am on leave for the next five weeks! No work...

I am on leave for the next five weeks! No work until 9 January! http://message.snopes.com/images/icons/icon99.gif And then when we go back I still have so much use-it-or-lose-it leave that I've got...
Forum: Crash and Burn 19 November 2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,739
Posted By htonl
Military There was an updated edition published in 2014,...

There was an updated edition published in 2014, apparently.
Forum: Rantidote 03 November 2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 444,517
Posted By htonl
Flame Ugh. There is a ship on fire in the harbour...

Ugh. There is a ship on fire in the harbour (http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/800-000-polystyrene-containers-burning-on-ship-in-cape-town-harbour-20161102), and a strong wind, so the whole city...
Forum: Moot Court 15 September 2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 25,116
Posted By htonl
Canada And, to expand on this, because former British...

And, to expand on this, because former British colonies have a shared legal history and tradition, with the English common law as a basis, and very similar legal procedures. Courts in Commonwealth...
Forum: Crash and Burn 07 August 2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,905
Posted By htonl
I feel obliged to post this: :D <iframe...

I feel obliged to post this: :D

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Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 May 2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,015
Posted By htonl
Can states not link up death records with the...

Can states not link up death records with the voters roll? Take the SSNs from every death certificate that's been issued, and remove all the people with those SSNs from the voters roll. Or are SSNs...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 04 May 2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,473
Posted By htonl
Dead whales wash up on the beaches here quite...

Dead whales wash up on the beaches here quite often, they usually get taken away (for disposal on land) pretty quickly, for fear that the carcass will attract sharks. I find something oddly appealing...
Forum: Rantidote 15 April 2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 265,755
Posted By htonl
That's exactly how it's been everywhere I've...

That's exactly how it's been everywhere I've worked as well. I wonder if this is another "North America vs. Rest of the Anglosphere" cultural difference?
Forum: Police Blotter 03 March 2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,773
Posted By htonl
Judge Pistorius has been denied leave to appeal to the...

Pistorius has been denied leave to appeal to the Constitutional Court. (http://ewn.co.za/2016/03/03/Oscar-Pistorius-denied-leave-to-appeal) That's the highest court in the country, so this puts an...
Forum: Techno-Babble 30 December 2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,739
Posted By htonl
United States I work in software/data for a political party,...

I work in software/data for a political party, and I've had discussions with people in the same line of work in the US. They absolutely take it for granted that they have access to this information...
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