24 posts • joined Thursday 16th April 2009 10:50 GMT
Re: silly questions...
The Met Office launch several of these each day...
Re: Wind blows in wrong direction.....
You need CAA approval to launch anything above a certain weight and 2m diameter (I think). More info is on the UK High Altitude Society wiki: http://wiki.ukhas.org.uk/guides:faq
Last time I looked, if it is information which could reasonably be expected to appear on a business card, which includes name, phone number and email, it's not private information. It didn't appear to make the distinction between personal and work information.
And then immediately killing Meego. The N9 was the first phone to get me excited since my HTC HD2 2 years ago, the first phone to make me consider switching. I still like and occasionally use my N800, despite the (now) weak-ass processor.
Works beautifully on my HTC HD2.
It's too small. They took the best bits of the N800 and N810, the gorgeous screen and lack of phone, and threw them away. I loved my N800 to bits, still do, all I wanted in it was a 3G modem.
So now I rock the HTC HD2. I will glady go back to Maemo when they boost the screen size back to 4"+. 5" would be even better.
At home I use wifi on my HTC HD2, so I don't give a rat's sphincter about improved 3G. But I'd like it if I could get a working GSM signal from their lousy network. I just don't see why I should pay (twice) for the privilege. Maybe if the device was £20.
Plus their advert complains guaranteed perfect signal for everyone; last time I checked broadband isn't available over 100% of the country yet.
"I just watched avatar a few weeks ago and I'm feeling depressed and sad." I felt like this whilst being forced to watch this 3 hour nature documentary. I felt better ~6 hours later when the headache caused by the "3D" went away.
Before the HD2 was announced I wanted the Touch Pro 2, which was only available as a business phone. Very short sighted of Vodafone. I want a high-end phone that can support business-type functionality (like native exchange support) so that I only have to carry a single phone, and I don't play games.
Still, I got an HD2 from Vodafone very early :) Apart from the SMS issues it's been great, but as I've not had call to send more than 2 SMS in as many weeks I'm not that bothered, though I can see why some are. Although people really need to learn that SMS is not a guaranteed delivery mechanism, with no SLA on delivery times or delays, and should be treated as such.
@Sampler, @Monty Cantsin, @NogginTheNog,
believe it or not, the mobile phone operators actually have the ability to see whether a phone is in use or not. Therefore there is a very good chance that these were 3 million active (i.e. switch on and connected to the network) devices.
My PAYG is anonymous, not because of any desire to do anything naughty, but because there are enough people out there with my details that I want to retain some communication method where I at least stand a fighting chance of not being harassed.
What's the big deal about push?
Has everyone forgotten about scheduled polling? All the joys of receiving email without having to press "send and receive", but without the constant interruptions and p1ss poor battery life?
I use a 5 minute poll on a WinMo device against our corporate exchange, and battery life is 2+ times better than with push mail on. If something is that important that it can't wait a few minutes, then you can always use that mobile phone to maybe make a phone call?
Re: It's the apps...
@Tim Walker, it supports MS Exchange sync and Nokia desktop sync. Probably google sync too. Skype is there, but not sure about video yet, as is generic "Internet Calling" (SIP).
They've said 500E +VAT, which works out at around £500. Still a little high, but that is the RRP.
How long will we have to wait.
Bet we'll still need to use an American proxy server to get access to the shows in a decent time frame. We're still waiting for Chuck season 2 and House season 5, months after they were shown across the pond
I love my Nokia N800 for reading novels. But I need something with a larger screen for textbooks. I have a Acer Aspire One, but the form factor and lousy battery life (2 hrs with stock battery) put me off. Plus a netbook is bigger than the original book in most cases, which kinda defeats the purpose for me.
Time to move all your data storage out of the country, along with running all internet access through a TOR network. Store all your data on the cloud, and run SSD drives at home, remembering to frequently format your drives. SSD are very quick to completely and securely erase all data traces.
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