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Comment Doing Stuff On Your Phone Still Sucks (Score 4, Insightful) 102

My laptop broke unexpectedly one day and for several days I was forced to use my phone to browse the web, and use email, while I waited for a replacement.

It's only until you actually have to use your phone to do serious things, rather than just dicking around, that you realise just how awful the experience is and how much you'd rather use a proper computer.

Comment Waterproofing (Score 1) 274

Right, I've had enough. Why do I need a waterproof phone?

I have a waterproof watch because it's nice not to have to take the thing off when I shower or go for a swim, but a waterproof phone?

Apart from not having to worry when I take photos by the hotel pool, I can't realistically see why I'd need it to be waterproof. I guess a lot of people are Snapchatting while in the bath?

Comment Re:Spy Phone (Score 1) 116

You do know that flip phones are the most vulnerable to spying, don't you? Military satellites watch for people performing the characteristic "flip" motion with their wrist and immediately start recording.

The NSA were outraged when the Nokia 3310 became popular, because it was impossible for a satellite to tell if someone was using a phone or a pocket calculator, or reading the ingredients on the bar of chocolate they'd just bought.

Comment Excellent news (if you live or work in London) (Score 1) 1592

The UK will now need to show the world that it can cope without the EU. To achieve this it will need to make sure its financial centre (London), stays afloat.

So what will it do? Well, the obvious solution is make London as attractive as possible, to make sure all the big businesses stay in the UK. And if that means sucking the life out of the rest of the country to meet this goal, then so be it.

I'm only joking of course. London's been doing this for years already.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 5, Interesting) 159

Even things like Wikinews at least have some element of journalism and truth to them more often that the TV channels or papers.

This is the problem I have with the Press. They have too much power and influence.

Currently, the UK is debating whether or not to remain in the EU. The UK's most popular* newspaper is telling its readers to vote out. The Press should not be allowed to influence its readers into making decisions based upon its** opinion.

* Popular != Good
** The opinion of the editor

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