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Submission + - Is SD Card bricking your Android smartphone? (

ericatcw writes: "ZDNet reports: for the past 2.5 years, numerous Android users have reported malfunctioning SD cards that have caused their smartphone to crash, freeze and/or lose data. See threads like this. Vendors have not publicly admitted to the problem or provided a fix, leaving users frustrated and unsure whether it's the phone slot, SD card firmware, or Android itself, that is to blame."

The Race To Beer With 50% Alcohol By Volume 297

ElectricSteve writes "Most of the world's beer has between 4% and 6% alcohol by volume (ABV). The strength of beer achieved by traditional fermentation brewing methods has limits, but a well-crafted beer that is repeatedly 'freeze distilled' can achieve exquisite qualities and much higher alcohol concentrations. An escalation in the use of this relatively new methodology over the last 12 months has seen man's favorite beverage suddenly move into the 40+% ABV realm of spirits such as gin, rum, brandy, whiskey, and vodka, creating a new category of extreme beer. The world's strongest beer was 27% ABV, but amidst an informal contest to claim the title of the world's strongest beer, the top beer has jumped in strength dramatically. This week Gizmag spoke to the brewers at the center of the escalating competition. New contestants are gathering, and the race is now on to break 50% alcohol by volume."

Comment Re:419 Scams (Score 1) 808

I wholeheartedly agree with absolutely everything you said - predicting bad outcomes, alcohol, looking like you're having fun draws people. There is nothing there that I did not come to realize by myself, but I'm just really happy to see someone else saying it!

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