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"After the five crucial years he spent there in his early twenties, Hardy lived on and off in London and its suburbs until his early forties. In 1885, when he was forty-five, he and his wife Emma settled in Max Gate, the substantial red-brick villa that Hardy designed, and had his father and brother (who were both in the building trade) construct on the outskirts of Dorchester. This by no means, however, signalled the end of Hardy's and Emma's London lives, for they would spend several months each year in the capital, attending parties, going to concerts, plays and exhibitions, paying social calls, and visiting their clubs. They rented flats or houses at a variety of fashionable addresses - Bayswater, South Kensington, Holland Park, St John's Wood, Marylebone and Maida Vale - from which they sallied boldly forth to salons and soir?es and crushes and dinners. (After the enormous financial success of Tess of the d'Urbervilles, they even experimented with bringing up their own servants from Max Gate so as to ensure that their domestic needs were fully catered to in their London lodgings.) Hardy's flirtatious encounters in the city with various literary and Society women to whom he was attracted in the 1890s generated, as well as many fascinating diary entries and the drawing-room scenes in The Well-Beloved, a handful of urban poems that veer between the witty and the plangent.
Lenovo denies accusations of 'locking' Yoga PCs to Windows 10 | TechRadar
Lenovo is at the centre of some controversy this morning following allegations that it has cooked up some sort of deal with Microsoft to lock some 'Signature Edition ' (i.e. bloatware-free) PCs so it's only possible to use Windows 10 on them, and Linux can't be installed - an accusation Lenovo has strongly denied.
Okay, so what's going on here exactly? The basic premise is that certain machines - including the Yoga 900, Yoga 900S, and Yoga 710S - come with their SSD storage locked in a RAID mode which Linux doesn't work with, as there is no functioning driver for the alternative OS. Hence users can't remo
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A few things were made clear amid this past weekend's "Lemonade" mania. Beyonce, or "Queen Bey" to her adoring fans, has no intention of abdicating the pop throne. And "Becky with the good hair," whoever she may be, may wish to consider grabbing her blow dryer, turning off her cell phone and finding a fortified bunker for the next few days. The "Beyhive" is very angry.
The subject in question refers to a lyric on Beyonce's "Sorry," during which she instructs her neglectful, dishonest lover to "call Becky with the good hair." Whether Beyonce intended for the song -- or her album as a whole -- to be taken literally, as a portrait of marital strife with Jay Z, is unclear. But it appears to make no difference.
In a time when anyone with a Wi-Fi connection can morph into a self-styled private investigator or schoolyard bully, this Becky was bound to be targeted and picked apart. Fashion designer Rachel Roy, the Internet collectively decided, is Becky. (Except those that confused Roy with TV chef Rachael Ray.)
Wikipedia page vandalism, Instagram trolling, meme creation and general disparagement ensued. And while Roy certainly played a role in fanning the flames on Saturday night, posting a now-deleted picture with the caption "good hair, don't care," the verbal onslaught was somewhat unprecedented.
Beyonce is, more often than not, regarded as an artist who embodies female empowerment and strength. So the reaction of her fans, to lambaste the "other" woman and revert to both implicit and blatant slut-shaming, was a curious one. Ire toward Jay Z was harder to find.
Some noted the double standard:
The response to "Lemonade" indicates that the act of modern fandom has crossed a threshold. The Beyhive, not unlike Rihanna's "Navy" or Taylor Swift's "Swifties," does not stop at sheer adoration or listening parties. Should Beyonce come under attack -- or even appear to be threatened -- the discourse among some fans can become dark and cruel.
Roy herself issued a plea to Twitter users on Sunday, writing that bullying "of any kind" should not be tolerated.
It was basically akin to a woman yelling into an empty and vast virtual forest. The "Beyhive" had already swarmed.
Franky, you are spending too much money trying to keep up with your friends. I understand that having friends when you didn't have them in grade school and middle school is super important to you. And at 16, your stomach is a empty pit that demands food especially carbs, Bring up he and his brothers must of...
Best answer: Franky, you are spending too much money trying to keep up with your friends. I understand that having friends when you didn't have them in grade school and middle school is super important to you. And at 16, your stomach is a empty pit that demands food especially carbs, Bring up he and his brothers must of been starving after school, and did the same thing. Tell him why having mates is important to you. and you are afraid of drawing negative attention because of what happened in the past.
Do you have any money on your debit card? You will have to spend your own money the rest of the week if he won't give you more.
My brother has a pool table and my nephew and friends would play when they were your age..
ACCRA Ghana could become the fourth biggest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020 once two new offshore fields come on stream, to push total output above 240,000 barrels per day (bpd), pan-African bank Ecobank said on Wednesday.
LONDON Britain's top shares index rose on Wednesday, buoyed by its banks after the Bank of Japan's overhaul of its monetary policy framework boosted financial stocks around the world.
LONDON, Britain's public finances showed a slightly bigger-than-expected deficit in August, leaving Chancellor Philip Hammond little room for manoeuvre as he prepares his first post-Brexit vote budget plans.
BERLIN Volkswagen faces 8.2 billion euros ($9.1 billion) in damages claims from investors over its emissions scandal in the legal district where the carmaker is based, a German court said on Wednesday.
LONDON The world's biggest central banks have told regulators that banks must tighten security around their SWIFT messaging systems following the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank in February.
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