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None, unfortunately. Due to all the hot air they are filled with, they float too well to sink in water preferring instead to form a layer, or crust on the surface, like pond scum. It is only the quantity of BS they also contain that prevents them from floating away completely...
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
It's really not the same. It's quite reasonable really, a network gives a discount on the phone in exchange for signing up to a contract they don't want you cancelling the contract and taking the phone to a different network so the phone is locked. Once the contract is over they'll unlock your phone and you can take it wherever you like.
If you don't want a phone that's locked to a network then you'll just have to pay the full price for it.
a network gives a discount on the phone in exchange for signing up to a contract they don't want you cancelling the contract and taking the phone to a different network so the phone is locked
They already have a solution to that. You pay about $400 if you want out of your contract (I think that value goes down over time). I suspect the real reason for preventing the phone from being unlocked is so you can't use a SIM while you travel in a foreign country to reduce the cost.
Sure and it is unenforceable so it undermines the credibility of the legal system (I know it has no credibility now), undermines to confidence of the enforcers (police, inspectors, whoever) and reduces to effectiveness of society.
I know it is only a small thing but these stupid bastards need to be taken out and garroted, waste of a good bullet!
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
Unlocking a phone that you only have under a contract which says you can't is breach of contract and ought to be illegal, though I suspect it will be the same kind of 'illegal' as speeding and smoking weed (i.e. nobody really cares enough to report you). But I don't see how they can put legal restrictions on what you can do with a device you own outright and which isn't under contract.
Two days ago I despaired of finding any ammunition for my new rifle. Online I went to find reloading presses and dies, but I located only one in stock - an RCBS turret loader kit at Cabelas. I finally decided today to order the set, after much waffling about spending the money right now. Would you believe that today, Cabelas is out of stock, and the manufacturer has discontinued that set. Grrr....
So, a bit more searching, dodging my way around our nanny firewall at work that blocks any sites that mention weapons for some reason, I found another dealer with the same set, in stock, and $50 cheaper! It's ordered, and on the way. Better yet, the set comes with a certificate for 500 free bullets!
This made me think of a line from Justified[^]. Main character is asked why he threw a bullet at a bad guy. He responds, "To send a message." When asked what message he could possibly be sending by throwing a bullet, he says, "I told him the next one will come faster."
The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative. -Winston Churchill
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. -Oscar Wilde
Wow, even the French showed a little more spine than that before they got their sh*t pushed in.[^] -Colin Mullikin