I know it’s the Onion, but it’s so dead-on true, and not ‘haha funny’.
Certainly people have felt a sense of sorrow at the deaths of politicians in the past, but Nelson Mandela’s death is the only one on record that people everywhere unanimously agree has left the world notably worse off. I miss him, we all miss him—and that’s entirely unprecedented in the world of politics.
The Weston woman was told by the U.S. agent she would have to get “medical clearance’’ and be examined by one of only three doctors in Toronto whose assessments are accepted by Homeland Security. She was given their names and told a call to her psychiatrist “would not suffice.’’
Now suddenly you have to get medically certified by Homeland Security approved doctors, of which there are three of em in the whole of Toronto. Add that to your list of Visa application checks
The great journalist AJ Liebling once said : “I can write faster than anyone who can write better, and I can write better than anyone who can write faster.” The same could be said of Tendulkar: over the past forty years, he was more aggressive than anyone who had a better defence, and he had a better defence than anyone who was more aggressive. A man for all formats in all conditions against any bowling attack, the perfect marriage.
For countless hours, he relieved us of the drudgery: children ignored their homework, youngsters took their minds off tiffs, middle aged men postponed their battles with bureaucracy and old men shut out their aches. He soared and we soared with him. His was a strictly middle class upbringing, with an emphasis on humility and respect for authority: respect for the father, respect for the teacher, respect for seniors
Lovely article, captures the fascination of Sachin Tendulkar very nicely. There maybe batsman who are statistically better than him, but a better cricketer? No one.
He’s a 14 year old in High school and already they’re labeling him as the “next Sachin”. Let’s not count them before they’re hatched eh? Let them play at a national level and not against a hapless local school. I think you only hurt them by heaping such large expectations of ‘next Sachin’ on them.
The iPhone 5s conclusively beat the Nokia Lumia 1020 in our photo face-off, taking seven out of 10 rounds–and tying one. Even after updating the Lumia 1020′s camera software, which reduced issues with the blue color cast on many images, colors were still more accurate on the iPhone. Apple’s device also excelled when delivering detail and contrast.
The advantage that the Lumia 1020 has is that you can recompose your shot after you take it because of the phone’s very high 41-MP resolution. Overall, though, the iPhone 5s snapped better-looking images in a wider range of conditions.
This is a good write up and set of tests to compare both phones. I knew the iPhone 5S camera was good, but didn’t know it made this much of a difference. I don’t think 41MP is that big of a deal as Nokia makes it out to be.