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Second post in many months and it's more consumer advice.

I'm looking for an Android phone which:

* has a <5" screen
* has a quality camera
* is durable/ has toughened glass

At the moment the Xperia Compacts are leading the charge, but I'm interested to know what else is out there.
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I like my Xperia compact Z3. Good battery life and ideal for an outdoor person who may get it wet. I do not know about using it under water though. But pressing the screen makes the baro pressure goes up which is a good check that it is fully sealed. A friend was taking pictures diving in his pool with no issues. 
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I rode the Timber Trail today, and then got all excited and wrote a bunch of words about it: http://www.aride.org.nz/rides/day-rides/pureora-timber-trail-in-a-day/
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Hello friends! Please donate to Arthritis New Zealand for my Longest Day Ride.

As you all know I'm passionate about/ obsessed with mountain biking. Four years ago I got arthritis in my feet - and thought that I'd never ride bikes again.

Fortunately I've learnt how to live with arthritis and every year I cycle from sunrise to sunset on the longest day of the year to remind myself not to let it get in the way of living a full and enjoyable life.

Please give generously so Arthritis NZ can continue to help people like me.Hello friends! Please donate to Arthritis New Zealand for my Longest Day Ride.

As you all know I'm passionate about/ obsessed with mountain biking. Four years ago I got arthritis in my feet - and thought that I'd never ride bikes again.

Fortunately I've learnt how to live with arthritis and every year I cycle from sunrise to sunset on the longest day of the year to remind myself not to let it get in the way of living a full and enjoyable life.

Please give generously so Arthritis NZ can continue to help people like me.
About this champion. Why: More than 500000 New Zealanders will be affected by arthritis at sometime in their live. Arthritis New Zealand helps people with arthritis get the best out of their lives. Many participants in the Longest Day Ride live with arthritis.
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Looking at using Tagboard to stream the #longestdayride hashtag for this year's Longest Day Ride. I hope it works
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I've been talking about this idea with a few people of late. Rather than filling the emotional need to connect with other people is social media just leaving us hungry for real engagement?

And yes, I know it's ironic posting this on social media. I even thought about using a hashtag, but then I'd need to stick my head in a bucket of water.
Has social media become junk food for our soul? Convenient, temporarily satisfying but lacking the emotional nourishment we need.
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This is why I find the junk food analogy a good one.

Today I didn't have enough leftover pilaf for lunch to get me through the day - but I did have $5 in my pocket - it would have been easy to buy a pie and cram it into my mouth. 

But instead I went to the local supermarket, bought $5 worth of steak, and then cooked it in our sandwich press in the office kitchenette. 

Time wise it probably took me 10 minutes to cook the steak - which is bugger all really. But the biggest hurdle was getting my head around the idea that it was possible to have a steak for lunch for bugger all cost and time - and not just going straight for "convenience food".

But yes, we shall catch-up by phone or something.
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Well this is sobering. Especially when I checked it against the lifetime of my two year old son.
The UN is to publish the most exhaustive examination of climate change science to date, predicting dangerous temperature rises. How hot will it get in your lifetime? Find out with our interactive guide, which shows projections based on the report
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America! Fuck yeah? 
With the House and Senate locked in stalemate, the Office of Management and Budget formally begins shutting down the government.
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A workmate needs a laptop for his 11 year old, who's starting school soon.

I'm guessing that a Chromebook would be best bang for buck, fit for purpose, and less likely to go wrong than a Mac or PC.

Any recommendations of what to look for/ avoid in a Chromebook? It seems like you can get them for around NZ$350, but that's with 2gig RAM and 16gig SSD - which is pretty much phone/tablet specs. Will that cut the mustard or be slower than slow?
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Get an ex lease laptop. Screen size 12 is and ssd
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On the longest day of the year me and a bunch of mates tried to ride from Hanmer Springs to Nelson. We didn't quite make it - here's our story - and here's our route: http://app.strava.com/activities/101173087
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Over the top!
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Awesome work +Scotty Lane 

Cyclists: What are you doing on the longest day of the year? http://www.aride.org.nz/longest-day/ - #longestdayride
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Shuttlez... all day long! 
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Cute or disturbing? How about we use the word cuteturbing to describe both?

Yes, Snoopybabe is cuteturbing.
The short-haired cat from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, has more than 275,000 followers on Weibo - China's version of Twitter - and a further 190,000 on Instagram.
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Surprised they haven't skinned it yet...
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