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8 posts • joined 30 Oct 2009

David Cameron wants mobe network roaming INSIDE the UK

Mugs

Seems a reasonable idea provided it's a quid pro quo - operators get rural roaming (saving them cash) provided they fill the blackspots (costing them cash).

The government needs to add universal provision as a condition of mobile and broadband.

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Let police track you through your mobe - it's for your OWN GOOD

Mugs

The Swiss have an app for that

I can see no reason not to provide location data for emergency calls. It's not a slippery slope, it's a special case.

The Swiss have an app called echo112. It uses your smartphone's GPS to determine your position, call the correct emergency number for your location and sends your location over the data network or text. The emergency operator gets your location by checking the echo112 website: http://www.echo112.com/

"Field tested by Swiss Emergency services for the last two years, now available worldwide"

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Foxconn mulls solar panels, sticking Apple where sun doesn't shine

Mugs

Nuclear -> Solar?

Solar (and other renewables) still account for a tiny proportion of electricity (let alone energy) in Japan. Japan may be a good market for solar panels but it takes a lot of PV panels to replace one nuclear reactor. Fukishama alone had 6.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Electricity_Production_in_Japan.svg

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Remember that Xeon E7-Itanium convergence? FUHGEDDABOUDIT

Mugs

Itanium doesn't have sufficient market share or performance advantage to survive. A rational HP would be looking to kill it off but with a defined migration path for NonStop and other customers. The money's in the software stack, not the hardware.

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Star Trek tractor beam to save Earth from asteroid Armageddon

Mugs

Project Orion

Will they consider the Project Orion many small nukes and a large, steel pusher plate option? It'd be great to watch in action!

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BT fibre rollout reaches Scotland, Wales

Mugs

Bypassed

Great headline for BT but what about all the premises they bypassed in the upgraded exchanges? Looks like there's no pressure to add the 1 in 3 cabinets that they coudn't be bothered doing first time round.

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Blighty's bumpkins bemoan bold broadband bluster

Mugs

The forgotten "not spots"

I'm luck enough to live in a village that's just got FTTC. Openreach proudly proclaim it as Infinity enabled. What they don't say is that they only upgraded one cabinet and have no plans to do the other. So half the village will remain a "not spot" for the forseable future. Perhaps I should do a deal with my neighbours at the bottom of the garden who are on the lucky side?

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Green Berets get wearable combat smartphones

Mugs

When will the first countermeasures appear?

If the kit's going to have wireless links that are frequently active it won't be long before someone starts using the signal to identify targets. Not much point sneaking around in long grass if you're a wireless beacon!

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