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Submission + - Carrie Fisher has died (bbc.co.uk)

Rik Sweeney writes: US actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, has died aged 60, days after suffering a heart attack.

Comment Doing Stuff On Your Phone Still Sucks (Score 4, Insightful) 102

My laptop broke unexpectedly one day and for several days I was forced to use my phone to browse the web, and use email, while I waited for a replacement.

It's only until you actually have to use your phone to do serious things, rather than just dicking around, that you realise just how awful the experience is and how much you'd rather use a proper computer.

Comment Waterproofing (Score 1) 274

Right, I've had enough. Why do I need a waterproof phone?

I have a waterproof watch because it's nice not to have to take the thing off when I shower or go for a swim, but a waterproof phone?

Apart from not having to worry when I take photos by the hotel pool, I can't realistically see why I'd need it to be waterproof. I guess a lot of people are Snapchatting while in the bath?

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