[SHR] Why is the Powerbutton sometimes red and sometimes blue while loading

Antony King ant at truebox.co.uk
Mon Feb 9 12:08:25 CET 2009

On Saturday 07 February 2009 21:25:05 Steffen Winkler wrote:
> german is a bad(?) language...english is much better (easier to learn,
> better gramma and so on)

Damn, there goes the coffee all over my keyboard again :-D

Even as a native, english english speaker I can see english isn't the simplest 
language to learn - I'm trying to teach my 3 yr old to read at the moment 
which is an excellent way of discovering just how inconsistent spelling and 
pronounciation is in english. I guess getting invaded every 2-300 years until 
900 odd years ago, coupled with the royal family swanning about between 
germany, france and spain ever since then is a great way of muddling up a 
language :-) I do like "'s" for possessive though - whoever brought that one 
to our shores was a genius :-)

Kudos to those non-natives on the list that write so well!

FWIW, I twigged akku as accumulator becuase that was the word used for 
capacitors in the 1960's radio ham mags that my father had :-)

> Am Samstag, den 07.02.2009, 20:16 +0100 schrieb arne anka:
> > well, it's short for akkumulator -- replace kk with cc and, according to
> > my dictionary, it is part of english too -- with the same meaning.
> >
> > > Ahh, no, I guess we don't have any handy four-letter word for
> > > rechargeable batteries. Heheh
> >
> > that's the beauty of german :-) we don't even have such nice ...
> > abbreviations ... like WWW as opposed to the much longer World Wide Web
> > *scnr*

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