I have been examining how I use ‘tinternet on my phone more and more over the last few months. Ownership of the N95 really has altered how I view the web, and also how I use it. I have read a couple of posts recently regarding the good (contains harsh language) and the bad of the mobile web. Most of the issues I have revolve around the limited user control I have through the phone, in particular this makes text entry difficult. So why add insult to injury by making the .mobi domain one of the longest top level domain extensions for a user to enter? Just a thought.
The following is an ‘actual’ question given on a University of Liverpool chemistry final exam.
The answer by one student was so “profound” that the professor shared it with colleagues via the Internet,.
Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle’s law that gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed or some variant.
One student, however, wrote the following:
Today I was the proud recipient of an invite to the Windows Live Mail ‘Beta’. The email described the features of the new Hotmail application and very good it sounds too. Although one thought came to mind as i read, re-read and then scoured the source code.
As a ‘beta’ tester i have already become concerned as to the quality of the application. You see the big ‘join now’ ‘link’ was not live.
As yet i am unsure if this is a sneaky way by Microsoft to weed out all the FireFox users before they get to the application, or if the content stripping of Hotmail got a bit over zealous.
But it occurred to me, if you are going to start a beta program. You might want to test the invites work :p