Re: Sentence should have been far longer
I agree five years isn't long enough for what he has done but we need to move past joking/not joking about rape as a form of punishment.
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An edge case to be sure but when I have having chemotherapy all touch screen devices stopped registering my touch. Something in my skin had been changed, different texture and everything and it took several months to go back to normal. Thankfully I had a Q10 so keyboard shortcuts could do everything I needed.
I had the Blackberry Q10 and have the Gemini. The Gemini is a mini work horse. Clearly first gen but impressibe all the same. You need somewhere to set it down to use it though. Think of it effectively as a mini Android laptop with a 4G modem. It's not suitable to be used as your primary phone (particularly as on the software side it has been largely abandoned and a replacement battery is £100 from planet computers), you can't use it on the go the way you could with a Blackberry. The Q10 was one of the best phones I've had and I am comparing it to my S9 and fairphone 3. It was robust and had a replaceable battery. I got about four or five years out of it and would never have gotten my S9 if my son hadn't used it for a teething ring and it was impossible to get a resonably priced replacement. If Blackberry announced a new version of the Q10 with BB10, Android App support and a usb-c port (keeping the user changable battery of course) I'd have it on pre-order.
I have a fairphone 3 and a Gemini. They are both good phones in their way. Both have replaceable batteries but my Gemini is three years old now. Contacted Planet Computers about a replacement as you can't buy official batteries anywhere and was quoted £100 to replace the battery and I would have to send it back to them. I need it for work so can't be without it for even a day. Think that's the old builder's trick of not wanting to say no to work so giving quotes that will never be accepted. Could risk Chinese knockoffs that say they are compatible, hell they might even come from the same factory but not that desperate just yet. I would like it to get an upgrade to Android 9 but it seems like the software side of the operation is pretty weak compared to the hardware. If sailfish had android app support for the Gemini I'd happily jump ship but there are apps that I need to be on it.
There are quite a few e-readers based on Android 8 so hoping Google keep supporting it for a while yet.
If you think that you need to look at how the police used seven day detention in Northern Ireland or investigated familes like Stephen Lawrence's for dirt when they are trying to coverup their own failings. The fact of the matter is this power (five years for not handing over passwords) is ripe for abuse and we'll never hear about when it was used to threaten someone and it worked.
I have a thinkpad A285. It's a great little machine but Lenovo have throttled the CPU. The TDP is as low as it can go and the intel chip in the X280 is allowed to consume more power. Can't find the reference but remember reading there was only one heat pipe on the AMD chip v two on the Intel. Other laptops have feature like single channel RAM which hits AMD CPUs harder. It would not be difficult to find a laptop that sips power for AMD and gives Intel every advantage in the performance stakes so I'd take Intel's stats with an ocean's worthof salt.
Turning normally involves slowing down so it takes longer to cover the same distance. If I am reading the article correctly, you could go through a green light turning right and have it be red by the time you've finished the turn so you've gone through a red light, even if it wasn't red when you started your turn. Doesn't help that in some US states it's legal to drive through red lights as long as you're turning right, pedestrians have the right of way though as this situation often applies to zebra crossings/crosswalks (why yes I have almost been killed by drivers in this exact scenario who decided to just plough on regardless).
You don't seem to be so afraid of the NK and Chinese nukes as you are of other countries. The leaders of NK have got to top the list of crazies who might pull the trigger. If Iran got them, I suspect they'd use a cats paw to denoate it somewhere rather than being seen to lauch a rocket with a nuke on it and risk WW3.
This is a very confused post. It starts off with one point of view and then seems to double back on itself mid-way through. Your arguement seems to be because you can't do everything you should do nothing. Rather, pick your battles and focus your efforts on what you can change while keeping your eye on what you could move onto next.
Actually, they are. People born in the Northern Ireland have rights under the GFA that people born in the rest of the UK do not automatically get i.e. the right to an Irish passport.
edit:Because the post I responded to was edited this doesn't make sense anymore. Orginally, it was about rights not being determined by brithright/location.
In fairness, that wouldn't be hard. From all the documentaries I've seen about the Space Shuttle it seems to have been a pig with lipstick/brick hybrid designed by committee. Which is not to say it wasn't used to do great things, the Hubble repair springs to mind. It was just designed to do everything, which is to say nothing.
Given the number of stories there has been over the years on el reg of people shooting down drones in the US it doesn't strike me as being a terribly reliable way to deliver stuff, unless of course the drones are allowed to shoot back. If the drones get the initals H.K. ...
The Chinese Communist Party would happily do a Tibet and send in the army to capture it if it wouldn't risk a US conter-strike (and fighitng all the US sold weaponary). It doesn't care about sweet talking them back into the fold. Sometimes it seems like they'd prefer the force option.
If you're hard of hearing it can help you to follow what is being said (and for all the people commenting, why are you listening to an audio book then, sometimes it is the only format available (see David Eddings books currently) and sometimes narrators like Stephen Fry can elevate the source material through their narration (see the stupendous expensive Harry Potter audio books, available from your library on line (at least in the UK)). It is also useful for learning other languages.
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