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Ouch: Ars reviews the Motorola Xoom March 8, 2011

Filed under: Technology — ilcourtilcourt @ 21:37

If you are looking for the best tablet available today, then look no further than Cupertino. If you are an Android enthusiast and you want a good tablet that runs the same software as your phone, you should wait a few months for everything to solidify before you decide which Android tablet you want. Dont jump for the Xoom just because its the first—they rushed it out prematurely hoping to capitalize on exactly that.The main legitimate audience for the Xoom today is third-party application developers. If you are a third-party application developer and you need to get your hands on real-world Honeycomb hardware in order to start working on your commercial Android software projects, then the Xoom is really not that bad a value.

via Ars reviews the Motorola Xoom.

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Country of Origin vs medical benefits? via Mr Wang Says So March 6, 2011

Filed under: Life In Singapore — ilcourtilcourt @ 09:37

I am not so sure “European” is the qualifying factor; I guess there will be many answers in the comments

I’m working for a European bank which will pretty much pay for 100% of my outpatient medical expenses, and those of my wife and children. It doesn’t matter whether I see a general practitioner or a specialist. I am also free to choose any clinic I like (in other words, I don’t have to go to a pre-approved list of panel doctors).

My employer will also cover the medical expenses of an employee’s partner, regardless of whether they are married or not. As a matter of fact, my employer will cover the medical expenses of the employee’s gay partner. Also, if I remember correctly, my employer will cover the medical expenses of your illegitimate children (but I think that there are some rules on the maximum number of illegitimate children permissible).

via Mr Wang Says So: Notes from a H1N1 Survivor.