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Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil

Shane 4

The parts that say, Retire later and longer hours don't mix especially for REAL jobs.

By real I mean any blue collar job, Would love to see these office workers on a construction site or in a factory at age 70 doing manual labour. All good and well sitting on your ass punching codes into a computer or talking on the phone to some client anybody can do that. Now try standing for 8+ hours or lifting/carrying/assembling heavy stuff around all day, Or stuck on some assembly line where time is critical. Now picture those scenarios with a 70 year old trying to keep up. Yeah you see the problem!

If anything working day should be cut down to 7 hours so no one is so stressed and tired and it should be a 3 day weekend to fully recover, I bet if that was implemented worldwide just how much better/happier we would all be instead of this constant rush with everything along with stress and the hate/rage/violence that it can lead to.

But then again by the time a lot of these readers reach 70 they will be most likely replaced by robots/programs, That goes for office positions as well! ;)

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BitTorrent not to blame for movie revenues, says economist

Shane 4

Geez let me see, Family night out at movies $50+(That's just the tickets), Putting up with annoyingly loud food wrappers from other people, Others using phones or talking through movie, Coming back to your car that's been keyed from some jealous asshat.

Compared to staying at home with family and friends, Reclining on couch with feet up like gold class, pizza or anything else which you cant take inside cinema, No finding parking space, No annoying people to ruin movie, Large screen TV with Dolby surround, $5 movie rental for HD version on my cable tv box and even 3d version for those that bother.

I think you get the picture, I know which one I'll take every time!

You can have a tv or projector that can cover your whole wall these days for an affordable price, The times have changed. They need to come up with a completely new experience if they want to take peoples money which is getting harder to come by for many.

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Microsoft's new 'Adam' AI trounces Google ... and beats HUMANS

Shane 4

So this will be the ultimate porn(uhh I mean research) tool then?

Who is that hot chick or movie star, Send uploaded image to this program and bingo out pops a few names you can then google even more porn(uhh I mean info). /facepalm

Mind you I bet most of us would end up using it at some point, Would be quite useful.

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Data retention saves Australia from TERROR says Labor MP

Shane 4

This is getting out of hand in all major western countries now, These dickheads seem to forget what our ancestors were fighting for. Freedoms which governments are now eroding away bit by bit. The terrorists have already won with out lifting a fkn finger, They have put fear into minds of governments causing them to act against its own people in the name of "safety".

Next they will be wanting us all to live in glass houses that way everyone can see what everyone else is doing!

Spend money on old school spies and overseas intelligence, Putting more restrictions or taking away privacy just shows that the fight is already lost in my opinion. You can not stop any attack just as you can't stop some completely normal citizen one day losing it for any number of reasons and going on a rampage hurting/killing other people, All the data in the world won't help.

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Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto V makers for 'using her image'

Shane 4

Huh?

Think she needs to see an optometrist, I am not seeing anything here.

If anything this is doing her a favour keeping her in the spotlight!

Because before this her name had no significance in GTA V for me, But now it does because of the lawsuit. lol

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Remaining Snowden docs will be released to avert 'unspecified US war' – ‪Cryptome‬

Shane 4

Good point but it can go all out in the other direction as well depending on your love for someone or something.

I would kill everyone on the planet to save my pet dog if it was the only choice as I love her more than anything else, Doesn't make it right though. lol

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SUPER EARTH possibly home to life FOUND in our 'solar backyard'

Shane 4

It's very close. lol

15 light years on current human technology = how many thousands of years to get there again?

May as well be a hundred light years away, To me very close means the moon,That close that we can actually get to it.... apparently. (Just kidding Buzz.) ;)

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Supercomputing speed growth hits 'historical low' in new TOP500 list

Shane 4

Hold's nose shut and speaks out aloud, DO.. YOU.. WANT.. TO.. PLAY.. A..... GAME?

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Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

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Re: Irony Failure

The last one is wrong, Sorry to say.

Everyone needs a friend every now and then, All good and well married with partner being your best friend but even so, Both need a break from each other every once in a while. Keeps relationship happy!

And for those alone then it applies even more so to keep you sane.

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Re: Bad poll questions.

You got it wrong,

Second line should be "Farts a lot"

Fourth line should be "Pervs on my other friends"

There fixed it for ya. ;)

Now if a woman said that on stage I would applaud her and get the joke!

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Imprisoned Norwegian mass murderer says PlayStation 2 is 'KILLING HIM'

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Re: If they were serious about punishment

You forgot the 5th one which applies in most countries.

5. Waste tax payers money giving them luxuries they don't deserve!

As inhumane as some former communist countries were and maybe some still are, Sometimes a bullet to the back of the head is the best option for certain crimes! cheap and painless and puts an end to it all so everyone can move on.

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Apple plans to waggle iNormous 4½-incher in fanbois' faces

Shane 4

Just give me more storage and an extra days battery use, Couldn't give two shits wether it's iphone or android anymore or 2k,4k,8k resolution or whatever they are trying to push these days, Have had both and they are just as good as each other. 128gb on device(before sd card) would be nice for a lazy bastard like myself who doesn't like deleting their podcasts and other media just to make room!

Ohhh and most importantly seeing as it is a phone after all how about adding a decent antenna instead of the shit from both lately, signal quality seems to be getting worse each new generation, Not sure if it's because of all the BS and bloatware installed or what but it can't be my phone company, The towers don't move!

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Doom god John Carmack teleports from id Software to VR upstart Oculus Rift

Shane 4

YES, Yes you would be addicted to it. It isn't like 3d glasses, This puts you IN THE GAME!

It is a whole new gaming experience, It is so realistic that quite a few people get motion sickness from it and they are still trying to figure out a way to get around that.

If the price is right it will be the next biggest thing in gaming without a doubt. Then of course there are many other uses for it, medical, engineering, military training and yes probably porn.

Only let down is the low resolution but I hear the final consumer version will have a HD version when it's released.

Many out there are willing to fork out $500+ on latest graphics card so they wont have any problem doing the same on something that will totally change their gaming experience.

Bring it on!

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Pro-fibre-to-the-premises protestors call NBN Day of Action

Shane 4

http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/government-it/telstras-copper-is-nearly-beyond-repair-and-an-absolute-disgrace-union-20131120-hv3mp.html

FTTN will be a fkn disaster and will end up costing far more to repair/replace than just doing FTTP first time around.

Need we say more!

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AIR TIME! Our expert cosies up with the new top-end iPad

Shane 4

Seems decent, I have been on old ipad 2 and just got a hand me down off old man who just got ipad air, Now I have his old ipad 4. Having said that though my next tablet I will buy is probably a Galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition, Just seems like it has most of the stuff I want on it. Better screen,higher pixel density,micro sd card slot, S pen, no issues with flash web sites etc etc.

Ipad air has it right on size/weight department though, It feels a lot easier handling it without much effort!

Sorry but I don't know anyone that prefers cloud over having it stored locally on disc,card,drive or whatever, Cloud is rubbish if you are struggling to get a connection, Why should I need an internet connection just to play a song or video I own. What if the server is down for maintenance, Also don't want my personal files stored on some computer on the other side of the globe where their laws/jurisdiction is completely different to where I am, who knows they could be looking at the data and selling the info to a 3rd party.

Give me a memory slot any day of the week I don't care if it's on an Apple device or Samsung!

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MPAA, RIAA: Kids need to learn 3 Rs – reading, writing and NO RIPPING

Shane 4

3 R's

Maybe a bit of their own medicine,

Relic

Rude

Rip Off

Comes to mind!

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Microsoft: We're nearly OUT OF STOCK of Surface 2 and Pro 2

Shane 4

Wonder if it was written by the same marketing that said Windows 8 sales are through the roof.

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CLIMATE CHANGE made sea levels FALL in 2010 and 2011

Shane 4
Coat

Come on we all know it's the US playing around with HAARP!

I'll get my coat.

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Re: Climate Change = climate speculation

Say that to some of the pacific islanders who have had to leave their homelands behind because their islands are going underwater! lol

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Re: So

But you would have to be an even bigger fool to think that humanity is not having an impact, All you need to do is look at a satellite image(night time shot even better) of our impact on this planet! Not much habitat left for anything else but us.

Also while some of you laugh and snigger at people who at least raise a concern, You or someone you know will get cancer at some point in life from all that shit we put into atmosphere, All the chemicals we dump into water and all the artificial stuff we put into food, Along with sedentary lifestyles.

There is absolutely no question we are having an impact, I think most scientists now agree on that part, The only question is how much are we responsible for, Is it substantial or is it insignificant.

EVERYTHING is linked in some way, Humanity is not separate, Some may like to think we are the all singing and all dancing crap of the world but when the Earth sneezes we all know about it. ;)

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Australia to world: Ploughman, dig our rare earths

Shane 4

Japan has already eased the stranglehold China had anyway, They discovered not that long ago that there are also huge deposits of it on the pacific seafloor waiting to be mined!

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Turnbull 'flat out' seeking NBN killer blow

Shane 4

Re: @mutatedwombat

Great minds think alike! Beat me to the post but state some same issues I have said. ;)

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Re: Of course we should go with FTTP

Goes to show how short sighted you are! Higher speeds will allow for things that are not even around that one day you will take for granted just like now. You can always go back to your 14.4kbps dial up modem if you like!

You think spending on infrastructure is a waste? It's the best thing any country could ever spend money on, Rather have my tax dollars being spent on this than some stupid fkn baby bonuses or first home buyers grants that just make society worse off and only benefit a minority.

Fibre to the node, yeah that's great download whatever at super fast speeds in seconds to the end of your street then wait hours for it to get to your pc, Bad luck if it's critical work load that needs to be done! Not all out there want it for movies/games downloads, Some run business's or work from home, More speed=more opportunities.

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Australia's coalition launches new broadband policy

Shane 4

No idea

What's worse is at the start coalition said wireless was the future and a better option than fibre, Just goes to show exactly how little they know about how it all works. Wireless base stations what are they plugged into, yeah that's right, cable/fibre, Coalition seems to think wireless just works on magic and faeries. NBN would actually make wireless better by having more bandwidth to go around.

No way in hell I am voting for Liberal next election they have no idea what they are talking about on this subject. Give it up and find another subject to attack Liberal cause on the NBN subject you are just making a complete assclown out of yourself.

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Shane 4

Coalition has no idea

FAIL!

Lost a vote, A lot of people including myself have had 100mb/s connections for the past few years here and they are talking about NBN alternative of 25mb/s, What century are you living in? The whole point of NBN isn't just to provide CURRENT needs but allows FUTURE proofing for all the upcoming HD content in the future as well as enabling business's to utilise teleconferencing and other high bandwidth features, 25mb/s won't cut it for 4k TV's when that comes out but fibre will easily get to 1gb/s speeds which will be what the next generation will need and want.

Coalition has their heads up their asses and is just after a cheaper quick fix, All that will happen is their version will end up costing the same or more later on when they have to go back and upgrade, Better off to spend the money now and do it properly, I don't regard the huge cost as a waste when it is part of a countries infrastructure, Do it right the first time! Rather have my tax dollars being used for this so that everyone will get the option to use it rather than see it pissed against the wall with stupid baby bonuses or first home buyers grants that only a few will benefit from.

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Hard drive sales to see double-digit dive this year

Shane 4

Fools!

While some of you people are relying on cloud or other online services to purchase/view content and get ripped off on, I shall continue to import my cheap(as in half price cheap) and "ORIGINAL" Boxed pc/ps3 games from overseas!

I'll stick to my optical media for a while yet thank you very much. I buy quite a lot of stuff off Steam when they have sales, But other than that their prices just don't compete with a boxed game from online retailer somewhere on the other side of the globe!

Also I doubt the next gen consoles will be cloud only, Would be the biggest mistake in tech history at this point in time.

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ACCC spikes gadget price-fix

Shane 4
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Greedy F&#ks!

It has got to the point here in Australia that about the only things I buy here now are food and petrol!

Everything else can be bought online for cheaper sometimes 50% off and a lot of it even has free postage to go with it, People are fed up with the bullshit and it's not just us tech heads that have been doing this for a decade or more but now pretty much every citizen has caught on to online shopping.

And next they want to change tax threshold for low value online goods, Well fuck you too all that will happen is you will see people joining groups and bulk buying imports instead of individual purchases, It's already starting to happen.

My point is stop being greedy bastards and give us a fair price then we will start buying shit here again.

tech/software industry is the worst, A top end graphics card a while back for example(690GTX) was $999 in US but here it is $1400 and our dollar is higher, What's that about 40% mark up, Don't even get me started on software that is even worse especially when you are talking about purchasing then downloading game online that has no reason for extra costs yet we are charged a crap load more.

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Top-secret US spaceplane sets off on another classified mission

Shane 4
Facepalm

Oh come on now,

We all know it was the last ditch effort to try and blow up Nibiru before 21st Dec next week! sigh.....

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NASA: THE TRUTH about the END OF THE WORLD on 21 Dec

Shane 4
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Slow death not a fast one

It won't end the way these doomsday movies predict, Way I think the Earth will be is like the frog in a pot of boiling water story.

Humanity, If things happen suddenly we all jump up and take notice wether it's a natural disaster or terrorist attack you name it, But if it's something gradual say cutting a tree down to clear for farmland,Then another and another and after we have cut them all down it's like ohh shit there is no forest left!

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Pong creator turns nose up at Nintendo Wii U

Shane 4
Go

Virtual Reality

I am a hardcore pc gamer but have a PS3 in the lounge as well, Personally I couldn't care what platform wins out I just want TOTAL IMMERSION in my games, It is about friggin' time they had another go at Virtual Reality, Wether it be for pc or next gen console. Back in the 90's it was just a novelty and a bit of fun to try out at the arcades. The hardware and graphics cards required to run VR decently were just not there but now almost 20 years later it is time to try again in my opinion. There are a few projects in developement at present but I would like to see it go mainstream on pc/console within the next few years. I and many out there have insanely powerful pc's just itching to be used but instead all we get are some crap console ports and the odd game that uses more than 2 cpu cores. Latest generation cards from both AMD and Nvidia are overkill for the software, What we need is a new type os software/hardware to utilise the power of these cards, Bring back VR!

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Apple versus Samsung: everything infringes everything

Shane 4

Backfiring

Another convert here, Just went and ordered a Note 2 to replace my old 3GS just incase they try and ban this galaxy phone here.

Bye Bye Apple!

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NASA admits hiding 'really good' news from Martian soil

Shane 4
Mushroom

Water or Life

Announced next month they say? Wouldn't happen to be on the 21st December would it? (Hey someone had to do say it) ;)

We have discovered life on a another planet, The written word is a lie, The"Book" is wrong, Mass riots on Earth take place which leads to Armageddon.

Wow can't wait ,Sounds exciting. heh

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Climate NON-change: No increase in droughts since 1950, say boffins

Shane 4
FAIL

Too many top predators

7 Billion top predators and growing on a finite planet, I don't think it really matters what they do unless it involves population control or colonising another planet. In the end there will be no space left for anything and we will be fighting and killing each other over resources, Ohh hang on a sec that's already taking place!

Earth is looking really great for your great great great grandchildren, Cows/pigs/Chickens/sheep are gonna be the only other animals for them to see and that will be in the supermarket meat section. lol

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'Mount Doom' rumbling ominously

Shane 4
Mushroom

The real reason,NOT!

Come on now, We all know Peter Jackson has set off some dynamite to get it rumbling for Prince Charles visit to see The Hobbit movie set!

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Housewife iPhone mules on trial in China

Shane 4
Joke

Next time use Google!

They got caught, They must have used Apple maps and taken a wong turn. o.O

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Fart-buster underpants selling well among Japanese salarymen

Shane 4
WTF?

Re: Definately a Friday afternoon article

I am going to be very vulgar here, But maybe womens bottoms are not as tight for another reason,Thus they are pro at silent farts. o.O

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Humans becoming steadily STUPIDER, says brainiac boffin

Shane 4

There would be NO system if we ALL worked the system and lived off others hard work.

Old days had it right, If they were anarchic they were outcast from the village and left to fend for themselves, Soon toughened them up if they survived!

I think Rhonnie Johns - Chopper - had it right society needs to,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unkIVvjZc9Y

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Shane 4

Re: All it takes...

Problem is those stupid folk will probably come and steal your food that you are trying to grow in your clever hydroponic setup that runs off solar power, And if you don't have any they will probably just eat you!

Worst case scenario would be a stupid person with a gun, Ohh wait a sec.... Society is already full of them. o.O

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Shane 4

They didn't need any, Back then COD was real life! Defend the flag had a whole new meaning.

You lose you die for real or you better learn to speak the Persian language!

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Re: Seems unlikely

ahhhhhh +1 for the dropbears!

Just when I thought it was gone and forgotten, Those drop bears are back again. ;)

What is more amusing is people still fall for it on youtube and the videos become even more rediculous,Maybe it is a sign humanity is becoming more stupid?

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Obama win may mean NASA 'nauts to Deep Space as soon as 2021

Shane 4

Re: Obama's win will mean...

Which he inherited from Bush, Some Americans soon forget don't they!

Obama came into power at one of the worst times ever, When everything was screwed up, World economy in recession, Multiple warfronts, US economy stuffed etc etc.

He said from the very start of his first term not to expect any miracle as it will take a decade or two to get things back into the good books!

I don't see how arguing or changing from one person to another accomplishes anything as each just scraps the last persons plans, And nothing gets done at all.

With a second term there really is a chance you lot over there may accomplish something this time as those plans won't be scrapped and will be put into place, Wether they work is another matter but at least you will have a valid reason to vote for a change next time if they don't!

Would hate to think of where world would head if Romney had of won, Another witch hunt and dark ages to go through with his backwards/religous views

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Shane 4
Coat

No problem!

Xerox/Brother/HP etc etc will have a faster printer out by then!

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Conroy says filter demise a win for community consultation

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Amazing

Well I am just....... Shocked!

I now have 2 reasons to vote for labor(usually my vote is just to get my name crossed off as both sides stink).

1. NBN yes it's expensive but some idiots out there don't see the big picture later on,It will even help you wireless freaks!

2. Uncensored net The way a democratic nation should ALWAYS be

By all means pump more money into Federal Police resources and more man power to shut the child abuse/animal cruelty stuff down and work internationally with overseas law enforcement, While they are at it could they go over to Nigeria and shoot whoever is sending me scam emails every friggin' day, Thanks in advance.

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Apple is granted a patent on the rectangle. No, really

Shane 4
Facepalm

Now If....

Only Stanley Kubrik was still around, I'd be suing Apple for copying his black rectangle from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

This is Madness!

Madness? This is Cupertino! o.O

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iPhone 5 imperilled by Sharp's 'huge' problems with tellies

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I hate when corporations use that word "restructuring", Usually it means firing the low end workers who are

making you the money.

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Fans' loyalty questioned as iPhone popularity plummets

Shane 4

Re: iphone 5 ... too many problems

ohh i don't know about that, It's pretty cut throat on the graphics cards forums. lol

There are some true diehard users out there from both AMD and Nvidia that would outdo any Apple loyalist just from the swearing alone. o.O

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Granny upstages Microsoft, storms stage at Surface launch

Shane 4
Megaphone

Noise

Couldn't agree more! Good on her.

I have had to deal with young dickheads in my residential street who seem to think it's ok to play music as loud as they like at any time, Police around and fined by the council soon shut them up. Turn the bass down dipshits it's not a nightclub district, It sounds shithouse so out of tune and is causing you tinnitus,First stage of permanent hearing loss, Won't be laughing when you turn 30! huh what hey pardon?

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Australian volcano starts to blow

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Re: Don't tempt fate

Don't need your coat for that one. ;) +1

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iPhone 5 is the 'most difficult, scratchy device Foxconn has ever made'

Shane 4

huh?

Don't know about that, It has won me over from iphone. I couldn't care about the back of phone which I am not looking at and no one else can see either as my hand is covering it when I use phone or it's on table, What I care about is the front in all it's glory. Not on some small shitty sized screen such as iphone 5 but the splendour of the mighty Galaxy Note II. Not concerned at all about scratches as the back is easily replaced, Also if I get sick of one colour I can change it not that I care but the option is there, More choice wins me over. For most people I think a smart phone is a SMART PHONE only minority would think of it as fashion, Unless you are referring to 16 year old pimply kids who want to look "cool" with the latest toy. You see some teenagers and even adults in tracksuits and hoodies with the latest and greatest phone, You think to yourself geez mate if I were you I wouldn't be worrying about what the phone looks like,That's the least of your worries people are looking at you not the phone. :)

As for iphones I no longer see them as a fashionable thing to have as EVERY one and their dog has one, Want fashion get something different.

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