Cold weather reduces battery life significantly, both overall battery life and usage from a single charge, so these cars maybe great in the Californian climate - but here where I live in Scandinavia - they don't make much sense, probably what we need is a bit more global warming first to make them more effective...
Without doubt terrorism is just an excuse(and a very frequent and overused one at that), they are doing this to gain an espionage advantage over others pure and simple.
The kind that appeals to readers of The Daily Mail.
The independent has some very good journalists and good stories, although slightly more tabloid oriented they are quite happy to take on the establishment. Especially a certain Robert Fisk (if you're interested in middle east news at all) his columns are unmatched.
Back in the 70s my father traveled from Aberdeen to London. In his baggage he had several kilos of explosives for an outdoor son et lumiere production he was the technical theater manager for. He was stopped by the security guard before boarding the plane. The guard asked "Sir what do you have in these bags" my father replied "explosives", the guard then replied "very funny sir" and waved him onto the plane. Times have changed... but it might surprise you what people think they can carry onto a plane.
You'll be on one end and the NSA is on the other, ready to forward to your intended receiver. Seriously can we still trust google with anything?
Thats nice cos right now Samsung refuses to sell any galaxy S4's with more than 16GB in Europe from what I can see. The cynic in me thinks this is because if they can sell you a phone with less memory then you will be looking to upgrade it sooner. My Galaxy S2 also has 16GB - and I've run out of app space on that so as soon as I upgrade I'll be close to running out of app space on a new S4 too.
It certainly makes US based cloud services a lot less appealing to all non US based businesses - and surely that will then put pressure on service providers who in turn should start lobbying so maybe there will be a response to this in time.
Interesting, I've always suspected it was some kind of monopoly arrangement - the Swedes seem to love these. I've travelled quite a bit - but I cannot think of another airport with a similar arrangement.
Stockholms Arlanda airport likes to charge an additional fee / tarrif for travellers to enter the airport from the rail station (in addition to the price of the ticket), there is no other exit from the station (its underground). I've often wondered what they would do if I were to get of the train without paying this fee - and then set the fire alarms of at the station or something. Or if someone were to get off the train at the airport without enough money to enter the airport itself, would they find themselves trapped as a prisoner to the airport authorities?
Its not just the price - Samsung understands the Asian market and makes the product that the market wants, Apple simply doesn't.
As a photographer myself I would recommend to print out the best choice prints and store them physically, as photographic prints still has the best record for preservation when compared to any / all types of digital media. By all means take running copies of all your data, on and offsite backup. A physical copy of the best prints though is likely to be preserved longer.
No surprises, Before our very eyes Spotify are destroying the music industry. I Reckoner lot of what Thom says here is like all I need to hear on the music industry. I mean anyone can play Guitar, but what gives Spotify the rights to Creep around grabbing all the Dollars and Cents. Hail to the thief is what they say, call the Karma police and arrest Spotify I say! Spotify and their ilk are a bunch of High and Dry Thiefs. We should Stop Whispering and Start Shouting from the hilltops. Just the Million Dollar Question will our ranting make any difference; we might as well right a complaint to the Daily Mail for what good it will do. I might be wrong, but I think I hear the Exit Music playing for all these up and coming new bands. We should all act as the Judge, Jury and Executioner and leave Spotify; Dropped by the roadside of history like so many Stuck Together Pieces of other peoples art.
The whole terrorism thing is a diversion. PRISM is built to improve the US espionage - both internally and externally
" It tells the American people it exists to spy on foreigners" - and hey - it just has to be ok for the US to spy on all foreigners right? - because lets not forget that all foreigners are inherently potential terrorists in the making. America has far to many allies - and its best to try to alienate as many as possible to simplify the definition of terrorist!