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Old 09-12-2012, 09:57 AM   #31
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Looks like we're about to have a Nordic War and monkey will side with the Norwegians
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Nahh, then we would just end up in Norway. Where would you go to buy your booze then?
You're mostly all here looking for jobs anyway, aren't you? As far as the booze goes, I'm thinking Sweden could be made into quite an excellent tax-free zone. A huge polar counterweight to Dubai if you like.

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On a more serious note, of the three Scandinavian countries Norway is without doubt the most feverishly nationalistic. Probably because their history as an independent nation is the shortest.
Hmmm...., I think "feverishly nationalistic" is overstating it a bit. Not that there isn't any truth to what you say, but to be honest the difference between Norway, Sweden and Finland is at best slight in terms of...uh...feverishness. At least that's my impression from travelling all over the area. Nationalism is expressed somewhat differently in either country, but I'm not at all convinced that one is particularly worse than the others. As far as when we became independent (of you bastards) is concerned, I think it matters not at all today. Well, perhaps among octogenarians, but hardly anyone else.

Denmark certainly is more relaxed, from my experience, but then that's typically what a regular and significant intake of bayer does to you.
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Yep, Norway has the oil, that's the country the US will invade

All in aid of, err, save the meatball? a typo in cod war?
I think our benevolent neighbours the Russians will be slightly miffed by that and give us a hand. The Swedes will of course remain studiously neutral, while still letting US SEALS and such through their territory and assist in flushing out Norwegian citizens who have taken refuge in Swedish shopping centres and Systembolag.
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May 17 is celebrated more intensly in Norway than June 5 in Denmark or June 6 in Sweden. I like Norwegians' nationalism. Unfortunately, last year there was a horrible example of it going to extremes. Swedes are nationalistic at soccer games and hockey games. Besides, Norway's gutter are usually quite cute.
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Thank you kindly! The same can certainly be said of Sweden's flickor.
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Well i have nothing but admiration for both Finland and Norway as they both stood up to both Fascist and communist invasions in 1939- Finland & 1940 - Norway
Both the people and government's showed they where willing to fight for there freedom & put up heroic fights to defend themselves in WW2 against overwhelming odds .

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Let me put the record strait on something here.
It's not a china mobile phone it's from a Company based in Hong kong thats behind the Goophone Y5

http://www.goophone.hk/

Always give credit where it's dew

And if you think hong Kong and china are 1 and the same then your very much mistaken like a lot of Journalists seem to be also.
Hong kong vs china differences - STANDARD OF LIVING , government,LANGUAGE , legal system, health care system,police force,transport network,business,education system,pay rates,separate patent offices and a whole lot more.



Well there already being sold on both Ebay uk and usa but from only 2 different sellers based in china SO FAR.They don't seem to be selling well at all in the west , but maybe give it some time

But im sure the african ,middle eastern & south east Asia(Indonesia & Philippines to name a few) shop owners that come to hong kong regularly to buy goods whole sale will be buying these in large numbers as hong kong & china products go down very well for there low prices in those regions.


Model GooPhone Y5/ V75
Band 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz
Sim Card Single SIM Card Single Standby
Service Provide Unlocked
Style Bar
Color Black
Shell Material Plastic

System
OS Android 4.0.3(Version can be automatically upgraded)
CPU MTK6575, 1.0GHz
ROM Built in 4GB + 16GB TF card
RAM 512MB

Screen
Display Size 3.5 Inch
Type Retina screen, capacitive touch screen
Resolution 640 x 960 pixels
Screen Color 260K Colors

Support Format
Ringtones Type Polyphonic/MP3
Audio File Format MP3/WAV/AMR/AWB
Video File Format 3GP/MPEG4
Image File Format JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/GIF
E-book Format TXT/CHM/DOC/HTML
FM Radio Yes, can play radio without earphone
Earphone Port 3.5mm
Card Extend No

Data Transfer & Connectivity
Data transfer USB/Bluetooth
Mobile internet WAP/GPRS

General
Camera/Picture Resolution Dual cameras, front 0.3MP, back camera 5.0MP
with flashlight and auto focus
Language English, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Espanol,
French, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Turkish, Russian, Thai,
Simplified/ Traditional Chinese
Phonebook 500
Message SMS/MMS
Input Handwrite/Keypad
TV No
JAVA No
WiFi Yes, 802.11b/g
GPS Yes, built in , support A-GPS and voice navigation
With EPO assistance to speed up postioning
Gravity Sensor Yes
Multi-Touch Yes, 5 point touch
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0
Dimensions 116 × 59 × 10mm
Net Weight(Including battery) 131g
Other Feature 3G, Play Store GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, Ebook, FM radio, VPN networks,
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player, image viewer, compass, etc

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Size 132 x 76 x 50mm
Weight 314g
Accessories 1 x 1420mAh Built-in Battery
1 x 3.5mm Earphone
1 x Data Cable
1 x Charger
1 x Screen Protector

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A lot of techies resent Apple because they make products that are simple for ordinary people to use effectively. This devalues their tech skills, and they feel threatened.
A lot of those techies adore companies that make products simple enough for ordinary people. It means that they have fewer family members and friends knocking on their door begging for help.

I think it is safe to say that most techies resent Apple because of their business practices. These business practices restrict what they can do with Apple and even non-Apple hardware (e.g. walled gardens and patents).

As a general rule techies will choose to use or avoid Apple products based upon their own needs. My choice is Mac OS X and Android because that combination of platforms lets me get stuff done. Other techies will make a different decision, usually based upon wants and needs rather than ideology.
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FREEDOM OF CHOICE - The Hong Kong (HK) way

I returned from my first trip to Hong Kong way back in 2005 (lived there now 3 years on and off) and found a cell phone lover's paradise just waiting to be explored. Cell phone shops line most busy streets, and no, I'm not talking about stuffy carrier stores with a limited selection of only what they want to sell.

Rather, I'm referring to full-fledged gadget shops with an untold selection of manufacturers and models, many of which I'd never seen in the flesh. It goes without saying that the offerings are light years ahead of what we get in the UK & United States, but also the entire cell phone culture is far advanced as well in HK.

One of my Yummy girl's from the past.

Per head Hong Kong has more mobile phone than any other country as most hong kong residents own normally 2-4 mobile phones at any 1 time.So giving freedom to customers to choice also increases sales for mobile phone company's .

Unlocked phones are good, carrier control is bad
Unlocked phones are not the exception in Hong Kong; they are the rule. If you want to buy a phone, you need only to pick out the model you want (and be warned, choosing from the huge selection isn't easy), take it to your carrier's store, and pop in a SIM card.

It's a nice change from being forced to choose from the phones your carrier wants you to buy. On the downside, you won't get many carrier rebates, but in return you get something novel in the cell phone world--freedom of choice.

Cell phones work everywhere
You can get a signal anywhere in Hong Kong. Whether you're on a ferry, hiking to a peak on a neighboring island, or shopping in one of the numerous malls, a cell phone signal is not a problem, and dropped calls are almost unheard of. You can even get reception on the MTR - subway or in an underwater tunnel traveling between stations.

In contrast the last time i went on the London underground i never once got a signal on my phone.
And because the signal is so good , people using their phones on the MTR in hong kong don't need to bellow at the top of their lungs like in the USA or Europe


Reasons why you would like Hong kong's mobile phone lifestyle compared to the west

Cheaper phones -example Iphones cost around 3000HKD + and are normally £100/$150 CHEAPER than in the UK & Europe.
NO SALES TAX IN Hong Kong
Huge selection of phones
ALL phones sold are Already UNLOCKED so you don't have to pay extra to give them FREEDOM
Signal coverage pretty much every where you go so no black spots.
Freedom to choice any phone with any mobile phone carrier.
REALLY cheap and huge selection of spare parts like -Batteries,replacement cases, ear phones,items to customize your phone.


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