"I'm sure you already have a number in mind"
Expect a number with a high correlation to the number of staff in each affected office
858 posts • joined 9 Dec 2010
"This could be used to make Americans speak proper English again"
The dialect of English they speak is less "evolved" than our own version so in some respects it could be said they speak a purer form of the language than we ourselves do.
While we're on the subject "-ize" versus "-ise" both are correct / acceptable and in actual fact we were using the "-ize" construct long before it became associated as being "American Spelling".
language, great init?
I also travel to the Us to see [British] friends who live there and while I've never had a problem, my luggage has been searched entering and leaving on each and every occasion.
last year it was searched when I changed 'planes at San Francisco on my way to New Zealand and at Miami on my way back.
TBF, My luggage was also searched by NZ border on teh same trip and I've been searched *every single* European trip I've ever made.
I must look like some kind of major crim
"In fact, there is plenty of evidence to the contrary."
So does that mean we shouldn't worry about it?
Or perhaps we should get vocal about it now *before* it becomes usable because there's no way they'll give it up once it is.
And you can be sure it will get better because all technology does.
"but so cheeky you have to admire it a bit."
Nothing that is pikey related is in any way shape or form "admirable" , I live in a town that is like fucking catnip to them and they are without fear of contradiction the most unpleasant people it's been my misfortune to stumble across. They are a crime wave, they are violent, they intimidate normal people just trying to go about their business. The women are as bad as the men and when they arrive in any pub en mass pretty much everyone else leaves (generally for their own safety) and more often than not the night will end with the publican having no choice but to call the police.
I was once followed into a pub by several pikeys , when the barman asked me what I wanted to drink the pikeys immediately kicked off because they wanted to be served first, threatening all and sundry and me in particular.
In short they are a scourge.
The P20 Pro doesn't have expandable memory, 128gig on board and that's your lot. I don't really consider the ability to access a USB stick as "expandable memory" in the same sense that sticking a card in the phone is.
I really don't understand why people get so upset about lack of a headphone port. There's an adapter in the box and it works very well; recharging isn't an issue because the bloody thing barely seems to use any power
1) I don't consider 2 days between charges in anyway "absymal" and no app on my phone (p20 pro) has been broken by "power management"... I'd look to your apps if I were you.
2) The UI is a bit clunky but can be changed. I have a few icons and then a bunch of icons in folders *exactly* like I had on my Xperia Z1 - As well as an alphabetized list on a single screen - so I think you're talking more bollocks
3) The majority of people don't give a flying hairy monkey fart about this.
have a nice day!
"You get the government you deserve."
I don't necessarily disagree however... until we have a "none of the above, please think about your offer again" box to tick; we simply get the government we have to vote for.
Since I take my franchise quite seriously my vote is more often than not a "least objectionable" rather than an "actively like" because to not vote leaves me without any kind of voice or right to complain.
I have to say I've not got any complaints about Three. I generally find their signal and data rates to be spot on. There are a couple of places around where I live that no operator seems to get a signal in.
of course, with Three I also get the added benefit of using my phone abroad as though I'm at home. I travel quite a lot so that's important to me
"I bought a Sony Xperia.. never again."
I know we can only speak as we find BUT...
I had an Xperia Z1 that suffered premature battery drainage problems after about 15 months. I contacted Sony to see what it would cost to have it replaced. The website told me it was still under warranty, here's a shipping label, I sent it off as per instructions , it was returned to me repaired within a week. At no point did I talk to an actual human. I couldn't fault any part of the service. Pretty sure I could have walked into a SONY shop and got equally good service.
Innovation is not now and never has been a strength of the Chinese.
They are however excellent at taking an existing product, making incremental tweaks to it and producing it at a prices considerably cheaper than the inspiration.
Chinese companies play to these strengths superbly.
I really liked my Huawei watch... it did all I wanted it to do plus a bunch of stuff I had no interest in.. (making a phone call from it, play music with it) but in the time I had it (2 months) wearOS updates broke it twice. The last time permanently nothing I could do would repair the phone integration. The Huawei stuff like fitness tracking all worked brilliantly and the companion app was superb as well.
I've got a Garmin Vivoactive 3 and have found it to be flakey as fuck in comparison. I might take a look at one of these.
They also make excellent substitutes for Ferraro Roche chocolates when wrapped in the carefully removed wrappers from actual Ferraro Roche choccies and given out on Halloween :)
I find the parents think it's hilarious, the kids not so much but there's nothing in the rules that says my "treats" can't also be "tricks"
"The US has a problem with violence and mental illness"
Just stop right there.... the vast majority of people that have mental health issues do NOT and are not violent.
I don't have a gun, I don't know anyone with a gun, none of my neighbours have guns.... none of their friends have guns... how many gun deaths do you think there were in my neighbourhood?
It really doesn't matter how you try and justify it the US has a problem with violence and a ready availability of guns. full stop.
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