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South African dam, African elephants.
If Indian dams ever break the 600 (African) elephant per second barrier, then we can start to argue.
Especially as this would rate the dam at a magnificent 3654 PPM.
Elephants per second
That has just shot to the top of my list of favourite measurements, wiping the floor with the Wales and even beating the Bulgarian Airbag.
Fuck em. We can't put the rights of the general public above those of company executives to line their pockets with people's tax pounds. We'll support this scam and concoct some wacky terrrorism bullshit to cover our backs. Oppose the perv scanners? You must support the terrorists! You must be a terrorist!
You don't have to join the tech pissing contest.
Maybe you're used to a Pavlovian dash for your debit card as soon as Apple releases new shiny but you don't have to. The old iPhone is a perfectly capable device (once you slap an oversized rubber band over it).
Now where do I opt out?
That was my first thought, too. And that's one bit of information I'll happily share with Google!
"I'm not racist, but..."
In the sense that they're "not racist, but..."
A cautious welcome
I didn't know that fraud trials without jury were in the sights as well. I've always viewed jury trials as an easy target for the Tories as they can argue it's red tape in the way of getting jsutice done.
So it's a welcome from me, suspended until the fine print has been examined (by someone more clued up than I).
Coffee is lovely...
...ss long as you're careful not to buy Starbucks' vile cups of over-roasted pish.
So... when I was down the pub on Saturday I was being a Beer Scientist? Actually with over 20 years research I'd be overqualified in the Essential Oils sector.
Charge them (almost) full whack
While the material and distribution costs are negligible, the authors still have to be paid. Your typical eBook price complaint completely devalues the months of work represented by a good book (or the days of work represented by a Dan Brown novel).
They're asking for it
With all that code kncoking around inviting people to "Like" pages on 3rd party sites. Personally I'd rather they allowed me to switch that shite off because I'm never going to use it.
Good review. Phone looks good, too
That ticks quite a lot of my boxes (can take a knock, small-for-a-smartphone size, call quality, battery life), enough to forgive the less than bleeding edge OS. Certainly more boxes than my Desire.
Hopefully an updated Defy 2 will be available at upgrade time.
@AC You could always ignore it
It is possible to escape the whole shitepile of celebutard gossip. Honestly.
You don't have to read the red tops. You can watch Channel Four news instead of Channel Five. Then maybe you won't find the need to anonymously post angry messages to the Internet.
"the only tablet now on sale that I would actually spend my own hard-earned on"
I'm still not ready to part with my hard-earned on a tablet but this is the most tempting fondle-slab I've seen so far. And unlike almost every other vendor, Archos have been making this sort of thing for years.
Your review focusses more on aesthetics and noise than how they feel when typing. Personally I'm not arsed what the thing looks like, nor whether my colleagues can make phonecalls when I'm typing (frankly if they can't, so much the better). What I am concerned with is can I still use my hands after a marathon of bodging code.
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