Thursday, February 02, 2006

HMS iPod Makes Me Wish for a Press Gang

The Brits' royal navy have unveiled a fancy new ship, described here.
I like the following tidbit from the article:

HMS Daring's 230-strong crew should be happy too. She and her sisters will be the first "gender-neutral" warships to enter Royal Navy service, and the Hotel Facilities, as the living quarters are known, are the most opulent ever fitted in a British warship. Mess decks are replaced by individual cabins, each with their own I-pod charging points, CD player, internet access, five channel recreational audio and larger berths.

I shouldn't tease, though. I mean, it's gender-neutral. I guess that means the author shouldn't have referred to the ship as "she" above.

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