August 26, 2003 

Vodafone Time Telling

Vodafone Mobiles: My mobile phone is intelligent enough to figure out exactly where the nearest transmitter is, decide what country I'm in and choose a network. It's also smart enough to charge me a fortune for the privilege of making... [read on...]

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 August 11, 2003 

One Way Airfares

Your Airline: I'm not the first person to be baffled by the complexity of airline ticket pricing, so I'll concentrate on one minor area: One Way Ticket Pricing. How can it possibly be to an airline's advantage to price one-way... [read on...]

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 August 06, 2003 

High Rise Window Stairwells

London: The Centrepoint Tower in London is one of the most beautiful high rises I've ever seen. However, it has an irritating flaw. Two of the four corners of the building are taken up by stairwells. On a low-rise building,... [read on...]

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 August 03, 2003 

Two Faucet Sinks

The Loo: Old buildings (including many I've lived in) often feature sinks with a hot faucet and a cold faucet. The problem is, the hot is scalding and cold is cold and they don't mix. This makes washing things incredibly... [read on...]

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 August 01, 2003 

Traffic on Oxford Street

London: Oxford Street is probably London's busiest shopping street. Private cars were banned from it some years back, but buses and taxis still have access. In principal this is a great idea, but there are so many busses and taxis... [read on...]

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