I have never heard this assessment of Type O Negative before, but I feel like I should have. I only ever got the October Rust album on recommendation and I'm not really fan, but your comment definitely paints "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" in a different light from before.
Your link to the wiki article on The Third Wave was fascinating....and unsettling. Has the same eerie "we're-not-as-free-willed-as-you-think" vibe as the Stanford Prison Experiment.
I just want to point him in the general direction of the Murdoch media empire with a healthy dose of PCP.
I bet that would be fun to watch.
The restaurant at the end of the universe has already got that contract.
Neither the iPad Mini nor the iPad fully function as a mobile phone. You haven't offered an alternative, you've completely ignored a key factor and still not accounted for calligraphy.
The iPhone 5 has a 4" screen, but with weird dimensions of 640x1136. That's pretty narrow, though I'll readily admit I used to read on my iPod Touch with a very small font. Still, I find it an odd design move.
I currently have the Google Galaxy Nexus at 4.65" with the movie friendly 720x1280 that's wider in portrait mode, the way most people would read on a mobile phone. It's not an unwieldy pocket-choking phone, especially when not in a third party protective case.
The S4 at 5" with a true-to-pixel HD 1080x1920 comes next in size. Having played with one, I find it still doesn't feel to unwieldy at only
Finally for that next step up - and note it is a fully functional mobile phone and not a tablet with Skype to make it a "phone" - is the Samsung Note II. This time with a resistive screen that is better suited for use with a stylus - which comes with it's own spring-loaded dock within the casing of the phone. Now, that does feel big. Kinda like those big wide men's wallets that are meant for big trenchcoat pockets or a briefcase. Also dangerously close to that Nokia N-Gage "side-talking" feeling when used as a phone. No argument there, it's on the big side. But you know what? Those bluetooth earpieces are all over Singapore and I imagine China and Taiwan are no different.
I was struck by this particular bit in the summary:
With the growing problem of gang violence in major U.S. cities...
Wait a sec. Weren't they saying the Crips and Bloods were a growing problem back in the late 80s/early 90s?
Funny how the same record gets played over and over. I'd wager the amount of gang violence has remained about the same, and in relation to a growing population i.e. per capita, has actually shrunk.
Totally off-topic, but I would love to hear your rant on Square Enix. Is it in written form somewhere?
Woops! Got it wrong. Don't know how to edit my old comment. Out of 8 sockets:
- a. 1 is a Master socket with battery backup
- b. 6 sockets are slaved to the master, of which:
- i. 3 slave sockets have battery backup
- ii. 3 slave sockets are surge-protected only
- c. 1 socket is an independent "always-on" socket
Ah right. Well the way this particular model seems to be set up is out of 8 sockets:
- - 3 sockets are slaved to a master socket and have battery backup (4 in total)
- - 3 sockets are not slaved and only have surge protection i.e. no battery backup
- - 1 socket is an "always-on" socket, only surge-protected, no battery backup
Hope that clears things up
I've just bought one of these for personal use in anticipation of my new gaming PC I'm building this weekend: APC Back UPS ES8 Power Saving Outlet 700VA
Found it while scouring for surge-protected multi-plugs with good reviews. The really good quality multi-plugs were already pretty pricey, so going for the UPS seemed logical. Based on its specs, I'll get about 8 minutes to shutdown my PC safely. Not too shabby for less than £100.
Thanks, I've sent along an email.
How about making a new friend who'd be interested in your point of view? Is there a PM in this thing?
Thanks for that link. Unfortunately it seems the video player is broken. Appears to be some sort of Windows Media plugin that none of my browsers play nice with.
Ask anyone who has watched BBC for the last 10 years, and they'll tell you that BBC News has gone down the toilet of "entertainment as news/news as entertainment" and is pretty much exactly the British equivalent of CNN. The accents don't actually mean it's better.
Al Jazeera is a great choice mostly because it's not a Western viewpoint. Same with Russia Today who will happily poke at topics BBC and CNN dropped very quickly or never discussed at all, and it streams live online 24/7.
If it isn't blocked, there is also PressTV which is the Iranian CNN, certain to have a different point of view of the same global topics. All three broadcast in English.
I would love it if China had an English language news channel, just to hear their angle on the same major topics.
Sounds similar to a concept in Iain M. Bank's "Culture" novels where the gigantic AIs have portions of their hardware or "brains" in hyperspace to overcome the limitations of physics. Apparently they were way past the point where an electron travelling at close to the speed of light in a near-perfect conducting medium going from one end of a circuit to another in meatspace was causing a bottleneck!