May 1st, Labor Day
Just my opinion about everything, and your comments about everything. Welcome!
I have no doubt that technology is advancing and is making our lives easier, but does this bring real benefits to us? I have some points of view related to mobile phones and new technologies, which I'd like to share with you.
Does your mobile phone look like the one on the image above? It's a proof of how quickly technology is advancing, and the benefits that we can obtain from a single mobile phone. Do you remember how did the mobile phones look like 5 years ago? they were something like the one below:
They weren't very beautiful indeed, were they? But I guess they had some interesting points for them. At least, some years ago, mobile producer companies used to worry about the basic mobile functions to work properly: good signal, coverage, and long-lasting batteries were some of the characteristics that users seeked most in these gadgets.
But in recent years, the customer preferences appear to have changed, and so had the worries of the mobile manufacturers. They don't seem to focus on good quality phone features, but they pay special attention in other features that don't have anything to do with mobiles.
You can experience this situation when you go to the store to buy or rent a mobile phones. Try asking the clerk about the functionality of any mobile phone, you can expect an answer like: "Well, this mobile is fully equipped with 1,436,170 ring tones, SMS and Multimedia messages, 800 different games, AM/FM radio, sparkling lights that blink 300 colours the whole day, two LCD screens, caller ID, mp3 player, 3.1 megapixels digital camera with integrated flash light, video and voice recording, and tons of colored skins to switch". Oh, yes, that's great.
But try asking about the essential mobile features that a decent phone must contain, most of the times the clerks and assistants do not have any idea of what you're talking about. Ask them about the quality of reception that a mobile phone has, or about the lasting time of its battery. They don't have the slightest idea, believe me.
Next time you buy a mobile phone, don't get just blinded by the extra features that the gadgets have. If you really want to use your new acquisition as a mobile phone, don't discard the extra features, but ask also about its functionality as a mobile phone. You won't regret it, and it may save you from sour problems. ;)
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Oh boy! I'm so excited for the final approach of the NHL's Season! I like to follow the NHL also, I believe it's a very competitive and amazing league.
Carolina did a great regular season, although during the final games they lost their wining streak and I would dare to say they seemed to be a little weak compared with the rest of the season. However, it is normal for high performance teams to act that way as the postseason approaches. In the other hand, the Canadiens are a legendary team that will for sure face the Hurricanes and they won't let them win so easily. Anyway, I think that in this occasion, the Hurricanes have the best chance.
These teams know each other's strenghts and weaknesses because they're close rivals who battle the same division. This will be a very difficult step for both teams, as they are more or less equally powerful, so this one will probably be decided by only a few goals. I'll pick the Rangers as my favorites.
This is what I call action! two of the best offensive lines will battle face to face. I like most the strategy of the Sabres, I think they will become a nightmare for the Flyers if they keep the good level they showed during the whole season. And, as they are the team I like most in the league, I must choose the Sabres for this game.
The Red Wings have one of the most powerful teams in the whole NHL; definitely they are very hard to beat and I think that the Oilers will have to do some extra effort if they really wish to have a chance against Detroit. We'll have the opportunity to see some fireworks if the Red Wings come to the rink with all their heaviest artillery.
It's as simple as this: the Stars are on fire. I really find hard to believe that the Avalanche will have any opportunity to beat the Stars, but maybe they've got an ace to show for this challenge. Let's see if the Avalanche will stop the Stars on their road, although it seems extremely difficult.
Both teams have had variate regular seasons, and as they are quite unpredictable, the result for this game is difficult to forecast. Anaheim's offensive play has been more effective than Calgary's, but their deffensive lines have operated on the inverse way. I guess that the Mighty Ducks will have a good opportunity to show why they are still on the run.
This will be a nice dispute to follow closely. Their performance was very similar during the regular season, but let's remember that the Sharks finished with a very impressive wining streak that will generate some extra confidence for the team. It wouldn't be really surprising to see the Sharks pass over the Predators.
So these are the games that will be starting today. Let's enjoy some high-quality Hockey action! Have fun!
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