Here's my phone
(I changed the number)
This has been going on for 4 years and is accelerating.
It's hit the news in this form in Indonesia but going on all over the world as more and more politicians speak out against Trump.
Like him or love him, he's destroying US dominance.
5th July 2020 07:01 by Luna
John Keats - 1795-1821
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.
Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cider-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings, hours by hours.
Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,--
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft,
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.
Samsung make some of the best mobile phones on the market, their Note series being nothing short of fantastic, but their arrogance is making me consider alternatives when it comes to needed (or wanting) a change of phone.
I've already decided never to buy their accessories again as my experience with their Tab S5e keyboard case was less than satisfactory (brand new, faulty, but no guarantee), and their watch is proving to be a pain.
It works fine as a watch and notification device but the fitness functions are rubbish. It tells me how well I'm doing on my run when I'm driving, and informs me how great I am for climbing stairs when using an escalator. These rubbish features have an off switch but you have to go through several different menus to get rid as the software is utter shit. Samsung's latest stupidity is demanding location be turned on all the time or you can't access the app. I can still use the watch and notifications come through, but I can no longer access the software.
As I mentioned, the Note 9 is shockingly great, but the DeX key can't be disabled without allowing Samsung to access most of the phone, and its position means loads of accidental presses - a rare pain.
Samsung have also introduced Samsung pay as a fixed and undumpable feature, but the slide action is almost the same as the app list action so loads of accidental activations of that crap app as well.
As things are, I'm watching the market to see what alternatives are available because I'm unsure Samsung are going to keep me as a customer
It strikes me the vast majority if black men killed in the US and UK are killed by other black men.
Does the BLM shit recognise this and address the issue, or just blame to cops for everything and hope nobody notices?
Of course, if someone points out this elephant in the room, they can always be accused of racism.