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I'm still to see a better designed phone than the Galaxy Note 4. About the only thing they could have done to change the basic design was removing the physical Home button. But when you're talking about expensive devices, iterative refinement doesn't fly because nobody gets excited about last year's device with slightly better components. Samsung et al *need* to change something big every time so that the product looks new, different and worth buying instead of its now-discounted predecessor.
Well, I tried a Huawei phone but returned it because the reception was poor and the mobile data kept dropping out. The Chinese government couldn't understand - they said they received everything perfectly.
Joking aside: if you want a phone that doesn't send your data to someone, then don't buy a smartphone. Because your data *is* going to someone; your choice is who.
Absolutely. Nothing will make your typing more precise, but a mechanical keyboard will make your typing more comfortable. The response from the keys is entirely different, although it's hard to quantify exactly how - you really need to try one. I'm currently working from home with my company laptop hooked up to my home setup, which includes a Mionix mechanical keyboard, and compared to my keyboard in the office it's night and day.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure one of our BMS systems is still running on XP. It's definitely the only analogue phone left in the building, because the antique modems can't talk to Skype - or at least that's the explanation I've been given.
(No, I don't know where the IT angle is in two tin cans and a piece of string.)
It's not just an excuse, though. I'm waiting on several Kickstarter board game projects that are being manufactured in China, all from companies I trust, and they pretty much simultaneously updated to say the same thing: Chinese New Year celebrations extended slightly this year, then the coronavirus showed up, so they're delayed a bit.
Presented for your entertainment, Vodafone And Juliet: A Travesty in Three Acts.
Dave Hartnett's sweetheart deal with Vodafone is well known, coming as it did just as austerity cuts to the approximate value of said deal were being made to local council services across the UK.
I remember when Apple were doing their big campaign based on Macs not getting viruses. Some virus author wrote that this was because it wasn't worth writing viruses for Macs, as the market share was so small they couldn't propagate properly. If Macs do now have viruses, it appears this was true and they've been nobbled by their own success.
Phillips may not have been born posh, but she's the child of two HENRYs  and she absolutely aspires to poshness. She's best friends with Jacob Rees-Mogg, for God's sake. She's one of those melty types who only joined the Labour Party because the Tories wouldn't have her.
Also she's a massive TERF.
 High Earner, Not Rich Yet. Basically someone who has a six figure salary but feels hard done by because they're not a multi-millionaire.
True to some degree. On the other hand, saying "6%" provides context for the measurement where 0.95mm does not. Saying something is an inch longer can be insignificant or life changing; it depends on what you're measuring.
(I'll let you use your imagination on what you might be measuring.)
No. Labour is pro-will of the people on Brexit, with the caveat that the people should be properly and fully informed of the consequences before they make a decision and thus should have the right to change their minds if they were not. Despite its many benefits the EU is a shamelessly neoliberal organisation, so Labour won't shed too many tears if we do leave as long as the country isn't harmed in the process.
So far as EU regulations go, they of course won't apply if we do leave the EU. However, we may not yet leave. If we do remain, the important thing to note about that regulation is that it says state intervention should be limited *as much as possible*. If the free market and commercial investment were both interested in providing a full national fibre network and able to do so, even paid for by the user, they've had plenty of time to do it. It seems reasonably obvious that if the State wants to achieve the goal of 100% fibre broadband coverage, it's going to have to do it itself.
Lastly: in this modern era the data network should be considered an essential part of national infrastructure. As such it is too important to be privately controlled.
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