Archive for March, 2011

Mobile Phones Suck

All mobile phones suck.

Mobile phones that need non-standard chargers suck.

Mobile phones with boot-up time of more than 10 seconds suck.

Mobile phones with touch screens that use the numeric keypad to enter text suck.

Mobile phones with touch screens in which it is hard in any way to use the numeric keypad for interactive voice response suck.

Mobile phones in which it is hard to change the volume of the speaker or of the ringer suck.

Mobile phones in which it is impossible to copy and paste text from anywhere to anywhere suck.

Mobile phones the software of which cannot be updated suck.

Mobile phones on which i cannot install my own fonts suck.

Mobile phones that need special software to be installed on a computer in order to get the ability to copy files to and from them suck.

Mobile phones that can be synchronized only with particular contact management software suck.

Mobile phones that don’t completely support reading and writing in any language in which it is possible to write in a modern GNU/Linux desktop computer suck.

Mobile phones that claim to be able to browse the Internet, but can’t be used to view a Wikipedia page without complaining about full memory suck.

Mobile phones that claim to be able to browse the Internet, but can’t be used to edit a Wikipedia page suck.

Mobile phones that claim to be able to play music, but cannot sort numbered album tracks suck.

Mobile phones that claim to be able to play music, but cannot play OGG or FLAC files suck.

Mobile phones that claim to be able to play music, but cannot display track names in any language suck.

Mobile phones that are hard to switch to vibration mode suck.

Finally, mobile phones that have any non-free software on them suck.

Language teacher

If you search Google for “language teacher” (מורה ללשון) in Hebrew, the autocompletion suggests “language teacher killed herself” (מורה ללשון התאבדה). The word “teacher” is spelled the same for both genders, but the verb is feminine. I don’t know why does it happen, because actually searching for it doesn’t yield anything significant.

In Israeli schools where Hebrew is the medium of teaching, “Language” is the class where the grammar of Hebrew is taught… badly.



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