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Old 05-09-2010, 07:00 AM   #31
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Makes a great frisbee substitute!

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or a handy (daylight) semaphore ....
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or a handy (daylight) semaphore ....

Good reason to keep one in my backpack when hiking...
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:57 AM   #34
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Useful as a shaving mirror ?
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Makes a great frisbee substitute!
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or a handy (daylight) semaphore ....
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Is it the voice of envy that my ears perceive?
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:26 AM   #37
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Is it the voice of envy that my ears perceive?
Not in the least. It is a very limited (in fact crippled) device in most aspects. I'm certainly glad to see it emerge, but I'm hoping better (less limited and controlled) devices will be released by end of year.
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:31 AM   #38
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Not in the least. It is a very limited (in fact crippled) device in most aspects. I'm certainly glad to see it emerge, but I'm hoping better (less limited and controlled) devices will be released by end of year.
I like it when you get technical!
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:34 AM   #39
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Yeah, I like it when it makes his brow get those little furrows and his cheeks get poofy.
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:39 AM   #40
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Well the real issue is the fanatics. That's what scares me the most and wrinkles my brow.....it's like do I really want to be a part of a society that is a slave to the media, the corporations, the dogs?
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As chairperson of Nijenrode University, Kroes awarded an honorary doctorate to Microsoft founder Bill Gates in 1996. As a European Commissioner for Competition one of her first tasks in 2004 was to oversee the sanctions against Microsoft by the European Commission, known as the European Union Microsoft competition case. This case resulted in the requirement to release documents to aid commercial interoperability and included a €497 million fine for Microsoft.
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Not even close. I really never buy an apple. First of all, I find Apple's practice of telling me what I must do on my own device despicable, second I've got my freezer full of them, and new ones on the way (if those flowers at least do what they promise...)
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:50 AM   #42
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I've got no apples, nor any Apple items; but that doesn't mean I've any objection to them, just they don't make anything (yet) that really interests me ....

peaches anybody ?
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Not sure if peaches would grow...
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I'll take those, happily. And stop being nosy in other people ... apples?
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Is it the voice of envy that my ears perceive?
Not at all! I really like the aesthetics of the iPad - it's a lovely thing. I'm just trying to think of what I could use one for if I do succumb to temptation. With the European launch impending I need to be able to justify any rash purchase with something more than, "But isn't it lovely". I can't justify it on the basis of anything I currently do - reading books and papers, doing research in the interweb, writing, because I've got a laptop and an ereader that I think do those things better. But at the moment I don't do much indoor sledging or summer curling, so, if I could use the iPad for those things I might be able to justify to myself (and, more importantly, my wife), getting one.
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