What about republicans
Scouts still swear allegiance to the Crown. That's problematic to me.
I don't see the Crown and the nation as one. You can serve your nation without serving the Crown, and vice-versa.
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Not as far as I know. Laser launchers rely on powerful lasers (which exist), high density steam propulsion (which exists, and Britain pioneered, albeit differently), and super-light, yet super strong materials to build the vehicle with (some exist already).
It's a more tractable problem than the space elevator, IMO.
I just got on the Nexus train this year with my purchase of the Galaxy Nexus. I'm probably due for a tablet upgrade (my first generation Galaxy Tab is still going strong, but ICS seems to be a myth where it's concerned), so a Nexus class tablet sounds brilliant. And it'll cost (hopefully) a lot less than my Galaxy Tab did brand new and unlocked.
I saw something about this on All About Android (a TWiT Network weekly video podcast), and it sounded a lot more like Apple were out to patent the use of a sliding GUI element to transition from one state to another, not merely unlocking. Is this the case, or were they only granted an injunction based on slide to unlock?
I still believe there are far too many lawyers involved in the tech industry, making it an utter abomination for engineers everywhere.
You've never read any of the books, have you? Dalton and Craig hit closer to the spot with the brutal, heartless and sometimes vengeful aspects of the character. I grew up with Moore, and enjoyed those films, but they aged terribly and marked Bond as high camp. I like that this incarnation of the franchise tends more towards story and character development than the old, "we're-stuck-for-an-idea-so-we'll-change-location-to-Jamaica-for-no-good-reason," approach.
Everyone's on a sliding-scale continuum of sexuality, with the minority of the species at the hard extremes. And it doesn't matter, except to people who feel threatened by homosexual activity.
So why study whether or not women can spot gay men from photographs, and when this phenomenon is most prominent?
I think maybe the smart thing to have done at Apple would have been to offer him a job on the spot and brought him into the fold sharpish. Then, whatever the origins of iOS5's Wi-Fi Sync, they wouldn't have another shit-stain against them from Hughs being pissed, and they could boast that when they see talent, they try to get them into the fold to bring fresh blood, etc, etc to Apple.
It would save a lot of hassle, IMO.
I'll tell you what, when I'm out with Germans, pissing, shitting, farting and fucking are *just* as key to their humour as mine (I'm English).
As with any nation, some people are dour cunts who seem to think smiling sincerely will somehow put a crack in their face, and others are lively, and full of wit and conviviality.
That said, I live in Munich. Tight arsed bastard Central.
Never mind the BNP - there are plenty of other crazies to worry about: Xenophobic religious and political groups; their xenophilic counterparts; opportunists who'd probably befriend them long enough to rip them off, screw them over and probably start a fight we couldn't win...
Aliens are probably better off staying away and switching to tight-band communication. We're far too mental/dangerous to be let out of our box.
I'm pretty sure I heard something about ObL having a teenaged wife? Like, the kind of young where, had they married in the EU or USA, it would be illegal.
But then, how much of that is true. He's been a decade-long lammist, he's not exactly gonna be on This Morning with Philip & Fern (which makes it easy to make up bollocks about him).
Gotta say, it's significantly faster and smoother than my Hero, which ran Cyanogenmod 6. I'm digging the skinnable GUI, and very pleased with how fast it is as an internet access point (still a bit rubbish with some Web2.0 sites, but I think that's a mobile infrastructure issue, rather than the actual handset).
I think Google have hidden a little parlor trick in Android 2.3 which forces recovery of apps and wallpapers from your previous device. I don't know how it updated phone to phone, rather than updating with the stuff from my Galaxy Tab (maybe some kind of flag differentiating phones from tablets/other devices?), but I am impressed, if a little concerned at the potential for abuse.
All in all, money well spent.
Also, mine (bought SIM-less from Amazon) came with an 8GB microSD in the slot. I switched it out for 16GB, but if your network of choice skimps, microSD isn't so expensive anymore, I guess...
I pre-ordered one a few weeks ago. Amazone wrote to me yesterday to let me know my phone will be with me by Monday. Shame I won't be home to collect it! Hope I get back to my place in time to get to the DHL pickup!
If anyone opts to buy this phone from Amazon, they recommend a 16GB microSD card ("users who bought this..." blah blah). I bit, because, well, I had a few quid burning a hole in my pocket.
A load of middle class toss, if you ask me. Classical music makes you smarter, more mentally healthy... Please! Don't get me wrong, it has its artistic merits, but I feel that the arguments that listening to classical music makes you somehow a better person is nothing more than divisive, classist, elitist hot air.
Every generation says that, but the fact of the matter is, we're all prone to rose tinting our youth. My mum often bangs on about songs from her day having good lyrics. I pointed out Toots & The Maytals "Bam Bam". Conversation over.
I know for a fact that, in among all the screw-faced Jungle I listened to as a teen, was more than a few cheesily bad songs.
I don't give a proverbial about the price, I just want one. Actually, two.
Mind you, if you can root it and either replace Android with the OS of your choosing (some work may be required), or dual boot boot it, the cat will have to make a new noise, as this will be its meow!
I just saw a tweet from Channel 4 News reporting that the state of Oregon had issued a warning to citizens regarding the possibility of a tsunami.
They had to mention that Oregon was in the USA. I can't think of there being another Oregon (just checked Wikipedia, and while there are several Oregons, there is only one state named Oregon. All the other Oregons are towns in various other states).
I need a drink.
When I joined Facebook a couple years ago, one of my first thoughts was, "who the FUCK would put their home address and phone number on a social network?"
I didn't realise the answer would be "millions of people worldwide."
You can't blame Zuckerberg for this one. This is straight up dumb-fuckery.