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Comment: big phone (Score 1) 67

by rossdee (#47973249) Attached to: Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Its just small enough to fit in my pocket, but big enough screen to use as an ebook reader.
It also has a microsd slot that will take a 64 gig card - big enough for my music collection.
(I am probably not going to be buying much more music after Oct 1 since Amazon are going to start charging MN residents sales tax)

Comment: Re:How much? (Score 2) 77

by rossdee (#47962029) Attached to: Trouble In Branson-Land, As Would-Be Space Tourists Get Antsy Over Delays

"However, for a flight that *does* go to orbit and stays a few turns, and doesn't require a spacesuit"

Its probably a good idea to be wearing a spacesuit in case something goes wrong. Theres a lot of junk in low orbit, and if your small craft hits something and starts leaking it could get very uncomfortable. In a bigger craft you would have more time to get your suit on if there was an accident.

Comment: More people would have joined up (Score 1) 383

by rossdee (#47956425) Attached to: Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Rollout

More people would have joined up
if they got free Rollo chocolates

In a similar way, around here they are trying to promote the annual flu shot.
You get a free Klondike Bar with your flu shot.

I think a Klondike bar is something that used to be called an "Eskimo Pie" until some PC folks thought the Inuit tribe would be upset.

Comment: Re:Shetland and Orkney (Score 1) 192

by rossdee (#47942479) Attached to: On Independence for Scotland:

"Canterbury is closer to France than to London."

Canterbury is nearly halfway around the world from both France and England and although there have been earthquakes in Christchurch in recent years, it hasn't moved very far.

Of course there is the small town of Akaroa on Banks Peninsular that used to be a French settlement in the early 1800s - the street names are French

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton