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The importance of providing clear diagnostic information [Jun. 29th, 2008|01:43 am]
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Telephone numbers for drama purposes (such as the Doctor's): surely these ought to return something better than [...] has not been recognised. Might I suggest: This number is imaginary. Please rotate it by 90° in the complex plane and try again. :-p I might also suggest that this show in particular, if they were going to put a number on the screen, could have used a valid one and put something interesting on the other end. Also, I would very much have preferred if there was some common substring to all the fictional numbers (like 555 in the US), such that they can be recognised without consulting that list.
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From: [info]senji.livejournal.com
2008-06-30 06:43 am (UTC)

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The 4960 is a pretty good giveaway in most cases.