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By anonimouse (Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 07:01:16 AM EST) phones, ET (all tags)
 But maybe it is

I was reading Top 10 Cheap and Cheerful smartphones in The Register, and influenced by the comments instead of the article, I've just bought two Moto G 4G LTE phones and can definitely recommend them as a budget phone.

In the UK, these are advertised at around £150-160, but a little judicious shopping can find them for £130 unlocked. I found this on either Amazon or Tesco Click and Collect. I opted for the latter as Mrs Mouse had some vouchers which meant I got the phones for about £200 in total. They don't come with chargers, but as they charge through the USB port this is not an issue. The phone is fairly responsive, has a great display and everyone liked the earlier 3G incarnation of this phone. I'm replacing my venerable original HTC Desire with this as I tend to carry a basic phone along with a Samsung Galaxy Note as a fondleslab for emails, casual web browsing and stuff.

Other Stuff
  • Mrs Mouse seems to have screwed my car in her attempts to learn how to drive. It's gone Oop North to my brothers garage for a new clutch and dual mass flywheel, whatever that is (apart from expensive).
  • I was forced to part with £100 pocket money this weekend due to an agreement to pay the MiniMice bonuses based on school reports
  • I am enjoying my current contract role, but would enjoy it even more if the rate was £75-100 better than it is.

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I taught myself how to drive a stick shift. by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 07:23:42 AM EST
Here's a picture of me teaching myself how to replace a clutch after I taught myself how to drive a stick.

Blew out the clutch and the flywheel? That takes real talent. Even 19 year old me wasn't that talented.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

I think the technique involves by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 09:01:28 AM EST
applying maximum revs whilst having the clutch pedal partially depressed. As you say, it takes a certain skill and talent level to achieve this. 

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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and some tenacity one would suppose... by bobdole (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 10:46:16 AM EST
...Rome wasn't destroyed in one day.
-- The revolution will not be televised.
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On the bright side, by dark nowhere (4.00 / 2) #4 Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 12:04:48 PM EST
I can now imagine what "acoustic dubstep" must sound like.

See you, space cowboy.

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And smell like by marvin (4.00 / 2) #5 Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 12:09:42 PM EST
Truly, a feast for the senses.

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Phone-wise by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 09:08:22 PM EST
I went for a Sony Xperia SP for £125, and I like it a lot.

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