- What is alt.dur.general?
- It's a global extension of the group dur.general.
- What is dur.general?
- It's a newgroup local to Durham University.
- Which servers carry alt.dur.general?
- It's now available on most servers, but can always be found on news.durge.org.
- What is a Blander?
- Blander is Edwin's puppy.
- What counts as a durger?
- If you're one of the following:
Then you're a durger. More than two of these and you've also been elected to a
- Secretly gay
- Secretly bisexual
- Socially inadequate
- Easily made drunk
- What tool is used to produce this website?
- The site is produced by hitoplive, an
on-demand version of the website design and production tool hitop.
- How is its content managed?
- Hitoplive interfaces with a PostgreSQL database backend. Other web-based
interfaces are used to manage the content.
- Why are there reviews of books, CDs, DVDs and videos?
- Some of durge's participants have reviewed some of their favourite
- Do amazon.co.uk pay a referral fee for every item sold though a
- Yes. For directly-linked-to books at less than 40% reduction they pay 15%
of the without-VAT price. For everything else they pay 5%.
- And where does this vast amount of money go?
- It goes towards paying for upgrades and maintenance of the machine that
hosts the site and its services, fof.
- How do I post to dur.general and alt.dur.general at the same time
when they are never both available on the same server?
- Both groups are now available on Durham's newsserver. It is generally
considered bad form (and unnecessary) to crosspost.
- Can I make reading an article in dur.general make it marked as
read in alt.dur.general on a different server as well? I am using
- If I use high-bit characters such as £, ¢ or ß,
how can I make sure they will be comprehensible at the other end?
- By using a newsreader that includes character set information in the MIME
header of your post.
- Can I start a religion thread?
- If you want a hundred follow-ups an hour, feel free.
- Should I use <i> and <b> or <strong> and
- You should use both - they have different semantics. <i> and
<b> say "do me in this style, if you can't do it, it doesn't really
matter"; <em> and <strong> says "always emphasize me".
- Should I accept Cookies from strangers?
- Yes. Cookies are harmless.
- Where can I find answers to my HTML questions?
- Do frames make a website look professional?
- Absolutely not.
- How many Scots MPs are there?
- There are seventy-two.
- What does PNG stand for?
- Portable Network Graphics
- What does SVG stand for?
- Scalable Vector Graphics
- What is an external member?
- Who knows. I don't think I want to know.
- Where's my dinner?
- Try a burge at McDonald's or Burger King.
- Is the shorter word that means the same as until spelt 'til,
'till, til or till.
- Should we call the A-Team?
- Only if there's no-one else you can turn to.
- Which is Peter Falk's glass eye?
- The one that looks real.
- Is Software Engineer a subset of Engineer?
- No. The similarity of the terminology is entirely coincidental.
- How quickly does available processor performance
- It doubles every eighteen months; it increases ten-fold every five years.
- Are Dana International and Gloria Estefan actually the same