Since it's a closed-source product, it might as well be. As if Microsoft are ever going to release anything of substance again that doesn't slurp of every bit of data about you that it can? Did you sleep through Windows 10?
Hey, look, Ma--an MS shill posting AC.
What part of "also uses India's controversial Aadhaar biometric authentication" did you not understand?
What happens is that when people don't get punished for the first few things, they start to realize that the normal limits don't apply, and the bad sorts start pushing the envelope. Eventually
beat an underperforming employee's head in with a baseball bat
Everyone knows that only liberal protesters at places like Berkeley and anti-Trump events are allowed to talk about and do that sort of thing.
What the heck is a "quid"?
If it wasn't a decade old and a smug cliche, I'd have given you a "LMGTFY" link...
Found the electrochemically illiterate! Nickel-Zinc is way freaking useful.
Okay, I probably *am* electrochemically illiterate, but in this case I meant zinc as short for "zinc carbon and/or zinc chloride". Smartass!
Hollywood is the one doing the discrimination. He must be whoring for the union.
Seven planets - check.
Exceptionally compact solar system - check.
Exceptionally small star - check.
Try to check if the sixth planet is a gas giant with five moons. Or try to determine if the second planet is purple!
rule 16 - there are no girls on the internet.
While that cliche may once have been broadly- albeit never completely- true, it's a long time since that was the case.
Now that I think about it, it's no longer just a long time since that was the case... it's even been a long time since people felt it necessary to point out that the stereotype no longer applied. We've completely moved on now- when smartphones are more common than not among the female population, it's probably not something it would even occur to most people to think about nowadays.
Poundland batteries only last a few minutes if you draw real current from them! They are lighter too.
Can't swear that they last as long as Duracells, but I've never had that problem with the various brands I bought there.
Are you absolutely sure those were alkaline batteries (i.e. the ones I was discussing) and not zinc carbon/chloride (the "dirt-cheap-but-underpowered-for-most-real-uses" type)? They sell both, often in similar packaging.
The zinc ones are usually, but not always, cheaper (because they're crap) and if you're getting like ten or more for a pound (10+6 free) they're almost certainly not alkalines. Don't be fooled by the "Heavy Duty" label; that came from the fact that zinc chloride cells once offered a noticeable improvement over zinc carbon, but they're still feeble by modern standards.
HP fail: compare your product to something that no competitor should be worse than by far.
This is like how- in the United Kingdom at least- Duracell are still selling their (alkaline) batteries by comparing them against zinc batteries. (#) I mean, really?
That might have been valid thirty years ago when alkalines were semi-premium and zinc carbons *were* the competition, but nowadays zincs are relegated to the dirt-cheap-but-underpowered-for-most-real-uses market segment. Alkalines are mainstream and I can get four or six of them for a quid from Poundland.
How do your batteries compare against those? Twenty percent more capacity for two and a half times the price or something? Doesn't sound so good... but then, neither does relying on comparisons to an archaic technology to make yourselves look better.
(#) This advert is three years old, but I'm sure I saw a similar one less than a year ago.
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