Apr 13

Staples redefines monitor “Response Time”






staples lcd monitor specification meaning ignorance


Either the staples editor responsible for this 25” LCD product listing revels in technological ignorance, or is just the kind of joker that amuses me most.  It’s the kind of thing you might see written into an episode of the IT Crowd.

For what it’s worth, a monitor’s response time has nothing to do with power on, but it sure is funny to think about.  (Wikipedia has it right)

May 11


Here’s one of those funny, the singular form is is also the plural, words I particularly enjoy.


From the Nature Bulletin No. 504-A of Cook County IL, October 27, 1973

The word “moose” came to us from Algonquian Indians. Consequently
its plural, instead of being “mooses” or “meese”, is the same as the
singular. That is true of most Indian names whether of a tribe, such as
the Winnebago and Potawatomi, or of an object such as papoose. It is
also true of many wildlife names not of Indian origin — for example:
deer, mink and grouse.


Perhaps coincidentally, moose are generally solitary animals.

Moose are the least social species among cervids, remaining fairly solitary except during the mating season.

The quote above from the answers page “are groups of moose called herds“, to which the answer is yes, but only during mating season – one male herds a group of females.

No image of a Moose herd could be found in the 15 minutes I spent looking. Sorry.