... is getting back from the pub after I've had a skinful.
No. Despite the apparent similarities (ball, bat, runs, etc.) cricket and baseball are very different games.
In baseball, there will be (at least) nine innings, each of which last until 3 outs. It's a competition between pitcher and batter that little can interrupt. I don't think many baseball fans realise that cricket is much more to about about managing resources than a gladiatorial contest.
So, for example, in a 5-day match every ball you decide to face is one less opportunity for you to dismiss the opposition, and if you don't do that (twice) you can't win the game, this is why a draw is a valid result. And why, if you think cricket works like baseball, it can't make sense.
Funny like the World Cup includes more than two countries?
China is Second World.
Some parts of the Arab world, notably the Assad regime in Syria, favour Russia largely as a reaction to the American support of Israel.
Surely it's not that hard to work out.
See how ghost of Henry Kissinger haunts the threads of
Since when did
I didn't vote for him you insensitive clod!
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There are 6 feet in a fathom.
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"... perpetual and infinite lifetime to creative works that seems to be prevalent in western Europe"
In UK depending on ownership and/or type of material the copyright lasts for between 25 and 125 years. Hardly perpetual and infinite.
No. The article makes the mistake in thinking the the Radio part of the GSM bandwidth is the same as the Network bandwidth. It's not.
To continue the FedEx example, an SMS is like a post-it was was stuck onto your package. Trouble is the post-it might be going to a entirely different recipient to the parcel. So it's only piggy-backing until it reaches the sorting office.
Some networks work by store and forward of SMS much like email, others attempt direct delivery first. The point being that, if the recipient's phone is turned off, unlike a voice line you can't just give a busy signal (or charge extra for voice mail).
Where the article falls down is it's ignoring that the network understructure needs to handle and route SMS not just carry then from the handset to the mast.
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