For the most part I hate bluetooth headsets. Sometimes they sound good but are incredibly uncomfortable. Other times they’re comfortable but they make me sound like I’m calling from inside an oil barrel caught in a tornado. I also have freaky anti-earbud ears which reinforce my searing hatred, but I spend so much time on the phone that I really need one, so when the friendly guys at MobileZap offered me the chance to try the Voyager Legend with my new iPhone 5S I decided it was time to wrestle with my bluetooth demons once again.
Apple’s 5th generation iPad will be called iPad Air, sharing the moniker with its notebook cousin the Macbook Air. Presumably this reflects the significant weight that’s been shaved off the iPad in this iteration. Now as thin as the iPad Mini and with a narrower bezel which also mirrors last year’s smaller model, the iPad Air is a very significant 43% lighter, but I have to wonder, is that the only reason they’ve called it Air?
This week, the parliament of the state of Tasmania will again be debating the merits of legalising voluntary euthanasia. If passed, the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill would make Tasmania one of only a handful of states and nations around the world where assisted suicide is legal.
The topic of euthanasia, like all other controversial civil liberties subjects is unfortunately doomed to being debated and ruled upon by people who, for the most part, are unaffected by its outcome. Just as the boy’s club decides abortion, so too religiously-inclined politicians with large retirement funds will be deciding on whether someone who would beg for death, is legally entitled to the self-governance to choose it.
There was an unusual amount of joy on Twitter which made me suspicious. It was only later that I discovered the ripple effects were due to you ragequitting the internet. A collective sigh of relief echoed throughout what’s left of Australia’s thinking readership. An endangered species which could regularly be seen fleeing your op-ed work, like scared fauna from an all-consuming bushfire of indiscriminate rage.
I’ll be glad to see the end of your hateful, exhausted old shtick. The dead horse of your erratic ranting has been flogged into a bloody pulp. Assuming you stay away (this time) you’ll have done us all a favour by putting a bullet through your professional skull.
As a heavy VoIP (SIP) user, I’ve long lamented the lack of a cellular-enabled iPod Touch. When the iPad came out I wished the iPod Touch would get similar treatment. The least used part of my phone is the phone itself, and I think that’s becoming true for many people.