There are many vacuum-cleaner use cases and maximum power is not necessarily a requirement in all of them. I have a 2-in-1 floor/handheld Electrolux cordless that I'm rather partial to. No it's as powerful as the corded one, but I don't need something that big to nab a few stray bits of whatever from my desk top.
I also vastly prefer train travel to air travel within Europe.
Dunno about other parts of Europe, but at least here in Sweden, SJ have started providing free wifi on most of their regional and cross-country trains. You're limited to 200 MB on the regional trains, but that's plenty to surf and do email with for 1-2 hours, and hey, it's free.
Snowden turned both whistle blower and traitor.
I mostly agree with you, but I don't see how giving information to American journalists could be considered treason. The rest of the world did not hear it direct from Snowden. We've been manipulated into thinking he's a traitor when he was really the enemy of powerful bureaucrats instead of the USA.
Even the name was a very low trick, since it implied that anyone rejecting it was not a patriot. In the political climate of the time voting against it looked like a career ending move, and career is what seatwarmers on both sides saw as important above all else.
My brain melts when I watch the Discovery Channel
Offtopic, but I decided to watch a "documentary" made by those guys on Charles Manson. They made him look like some evil genius instead of some loser that tried to kill people out of spite when things went wrong with his music career, got the wrong ones and was caught by Park Rangers for vandalism.
Lister: Look, I don't want any toast, and he doesn't want any toast. In fact, no one around here wants any toast. Not now, not ever. No toast.
Toaster: How 'bout a muffin?
Lister: Or muffins. Or muffins. We don't like muffins around here. We want no muffins, no toast, no teacakes, no buns, baps, baguettes or bagels, no croissants, no crumpets, no pancakes, no potato cakes and no hot-cross buns and definitely no smegging flapjacks.
Toaster: Aah, so you're a waffle man.
Replaced the Bosch with a Maytag, a model with a grinder, and it's the first dishwasher I've bought that I haven't hated in two decades. Not sure where it's made.
Good luck with that Maytag. I replaced a 20+ year old Whirlpool washer with a Maytag (the Whirlpool was working, but the tub was rusting out). The Maytag failed about 5 years later, and was not economically repairable.
I'd back the former as more secure versus the latter just about everywhere, probably even in the USA given some massive fuckups in defence industry electronics at times.
In far too many situations "cutting red tape" is code for "I want to be a tyrant", and we need to especially beware of those that know little about how society runs that push simple, blanket solutions.
There's one near me whose solution to stopping crime was to lock up all the bikers. Of course that didn't stop crime such as one of his own government attempting to shake down two supermarket chains for money, funny how that one was initially hidden and is still free while the bikers don't get bail for merely meeting.
And do not mistake me for a conservative or a traditionalist, I am neither.
So, do we have here - a whiney little gay woman hater or a whiney little virgin that thinks he should get a free girl without doing anything to make one think he's worthwhile to be with? Or is there some other reason for the sheer poison above that even people in their 70's would think is too fucking medieval?
the only way to get into Offline Mode is to first be online. Apparently you're supposed to know ahead of time when your Internet connection will die for a week.
That is both deliberate misinformation and calling me a liar over my account of how it behaved above.