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16:13 UK time, Thursday, 21 September 2006

While it may be too early to say, it seems with Man bites panda after zoo attackalready on the Most E-mailed list, the BBC's on-line community has found a suitable replacement for the Sudan Goat story. Only time will tell...
TS, Croydon, England

The obvious response to Mica Paris is: "Stop inviting people to awards ceremonies when they're not going to win anything."
dave godfrey, swindon, uk

Clearly my Thursdays are more pedantic than Phil's, see Wednesday's letters. A dimension is something that allows variation, so a line is one-dimensional, a flat space is two-dimensional, add depth and you get 3D. A normal barcode is read from left to right (or right to left) and has no meaning when read up-down so is 1D. The new barcodes have to be read both left-right and up-down (see all those little dots...) so really are 2D.
Peter, Dundee, Scotland

Re: Phil and 2D barcaodes... The thing about pendantry is that it helps to be right. Yes, regular barcodes exist in two dimensions, but they are read in one. Bye!
Iain, Macclesfield, UK

I see Fish enlisted in US terror fight If he failed to see something as unsubtle as a Hurricane coming (in 1987), I can not see him being a success in the counter-terrorism role.
Colin Main, Berkhamsted, UK

Re: Kerb crawler, 95, given warning. I bet his mum and dad are furious.
Phil, Gloucester

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