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by Clio
Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: The Prime Number
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

There's a similar short story where they link together all the computers in the universe. They throw the switch that will complete the link up and ask the question, "Is there a God?" After a short pause the computer replies, "Yes......NOW!". As realisation dawns and a hand reach...
by Clio
Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: The Prime Number
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

The Prime Number

I spotted this story this morning
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7640183.stm
and wondered if all those clever boffins have read
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nine_B ... mes_of_God
by Clio
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 'In Sfakiá by Peter Trudgill
Replies: 29
Views: 7656

How nice to hear from you, Peter. Can you let us know about anything else you publish on the subject of Crete, particularly the language/dialect?
by Clio
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 3261

Car insurance

I sometimes wonder if I'm the only person in Crete prepared to pay for comprehensive car insurance. I know why people don't - it's just so expensive. Shuddering from my latest half-yearly payment, I wonder if anyone else feels they get a good deal, and would care to recommend? Rethymno area preferab...
by Clio
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 'In Sfakiá by Peter Trudgill
Replies: 29
Views: 7656

The “ph” version is certainly an old-fashioned way of spelling ( I would hazard a guess that the “f” form wasn’t found in English any earlier than this century. I’m not lucky enough to own copies of Spratt or Lear but I bet they both used the “ph” form) It is also, I suspect, a classicist’s way of s...
by Clio
Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 'In Sfakiá by Peter Trudgill
Replies: 29
Views: 7656

Martin I think you are being disingenuous to claim that it was a genuine query. I spent five minutes with a search engine and found masses of fascinating scholarly material on this particular “ph” v “f” question, including various explorations of the bilabial avenue, far more than you could have hop...
by Clio
Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 'In Sfakiá by Peter Trudgill
Replies: 29
Views: 7656

Why use two letters when one will do?


That seems to be the thinking behind the modern textspeak which is destroying the English language. An advocate of that, are you, Martin?
by Clio
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 'In Sfakiá by Peter Trudgill
Replies: 29
Views: 7656

For some time he has had an interesting article about Sfakian dialect on the excellent sfakia-com http://www.sfakia-crete.com/sfakia-crete/dialect.html
by Clio
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: A Major leap forward in Greek Foreign Affairs
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Andy,
þú ert mjög dónalegur
by Clio
Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Now here's a strange thing
Replies: 35
Views: 9621

"Drat"


Now here's a word to date a person. How many people under....50?...say "drat"? Question is, is it an "argot" word (see Another Place)
by Clio
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: To Paul: Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

that lot should keep you busy for a while


It did, but it worked a treat. Thanks, Paul - you're brilliant.
by Clio
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: To Paul: Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

When I do that – click on Security Centre in Control Panel – I get the Windows Security Centre window. It tells me” This Security Centre is unavailable because the Security Centre service has not started or was stopped. Close the window, restart the computer then open Security Centre again”. Well I ...
by Clio
Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: To Paul: Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

Thank you all very much. I have one more question re your commnent Paul "Do be sure you have any previous virus product fully removed before installing" Sorry to sound gormless and helpless, but how do I do that? The person who installed my computer and its software is no longer around to ...
by Clio
Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: To Paul: Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

To Paul: Advice

Could you kindly recommend some free, downloadable computer protection - against viruses, spyware etc?
by Clio
Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Sales
Replies: 8
Views: 2626

Yes, quite sure. The regular (i.e. non-tourist) shops hold sales twice a year in January and July, and there is an offical date before which they are not supposed to start. It's usually posted in the (Greek) papers which was why I was hoping Carolina might help me out! There are special offers at sh...

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