30 posts • joined Friday 12th March 2010 14:41 GMT
Sounds like my current job. Plus "could you fix the lights in the hallway please."
That's because these "internet cafés" aren't places where one would go and do some research on Wikipedia for instance or checks one's e-mail, but rather are very obviously fronts for illegal gambling for cash prizes. In the front section of the business, the discerning customer may purloin such essential computer hardware as CRT monitors, parallel port ZIP drives, ISA modems, or PS2 mices. In the backrooms, some redneck's mother-in-law is feeding her social security check into 30 year old arcade game for the chance to win tokens. Which in turn can be turned into cash.
These places /call/ themselves "internet cafés" and computer stores, but really are just fronts for illegal gambling and probably money laundering.
Re: Dear TomTom
> A TomTom touch screen radio/satnav with bluetooth/USB phone connectivity
Eh? What's this I've got in my car then?
The whole world cries out, "Peace, Freedom, and a few less fat bastards eating all the pie."
Because T-Mobile USA was the only major American carrier that did not offer the iPhone yet, lagging behind telco behemoths like Alaska Wireless and BFE Telecom.
Re: All the 2G you can eat
A, T-Mobile US is currently in the process of refarming their 3G/4G network to the 1900 Mhz band which will allow, for instance, an unlocked iPhone 3GS to connect to the net at 3G speeds.
See airportal.de for updates on the refarming process. Big cities like Dallas and Houston for instance are getting just slathered in 3G coverage as we speak
B, some people just want to have a nice phone and not pay an arm and a leg in monthly fees for the privilege.
Re: I left T-Mobile for iPhone 5
Strange plan you've got there, Davey. I'm paying $30/month for unlimited data and texts, and 100 minutes of talk. Perfect for my usage pattern with T-Mobile US.
Re: Fundamentally distinct?
> I've never tried it myself
You quite sure about that, guv?
Works just fine
Author must be holding the cloud wrong, because iCloud actually does work. Funny how he didn't manage to come up with an actual example or usage case to demonstrate how it isn't working.
In comparison to former systems like Palm's HotSync and Microsoft's ActiveSync? Holy hell, does it work, and how.
Don't get too excited
I've worked for Verizon Wireless, and while their "world" phones are, or can be, SIM lock-free, it only works outside of the US. You can't run what Verizon calls a worldphone (CDMA + GSM combo device, like certain Blackberrys and HTC devices) on a US carrier, even if it's got its SIM lock removed.
Preventing certain carrier IDs from being used regardless of SIM locks is super trivial to implement.
Conversely, you can't run an unlocked Euro iPhone 4s on Sprint or VZW either, because those are lacking the CDMA portion. You could run it on at&t, or, at GPRS/EDGE speeds, T-Mobile US.
And lastly, swapping a CDMA-enabled iPhone 4s between VZW and Sprint won't work either, because it's only the GSM portion that will be unlocked, whereas CDMA carriers tie the phone to the subscriber via ESN and MEID (electronic serial number and mobile equipment ID), and they do keep track of these, i.e. only equipment sold through the respective carrier will be allowed to connect to that carrier's network.
All this means is "you can put a foreign SIM into your VZW/Sprint iPhone 4s, removing the disadvantage US CDMA iPhones would have had compared to at&t ones." Don't read anything else into this.
You know what?
Overall, being swallowed whole, and getting shat out at a random destination beats being made to show up at the airport 4 hours early for your TSA-mandated finger-bang, and having your bottle of diet coke confiscated for national security.
There are plenty of American brewski that are top notch and very tasty. But you won't get them for eight bucks a twelve pack. "B" isn't even the most foul of the major brands. That honor goes to Miller Light, which has all the flavor of a pus-encrusted band-aid (or "plaster" for you Brits) and none of its visual appeal.
IT angle? It's about BEER! There's your IT angle right there.
Nothing new really
> is it me or are apple getten like Microsoft trying to be a dominant company
> trying to take over the world
Apple has always been like that; they just didn't have any weight to throw around until very recently.
Not quite sure what you're talking about? W7 is not at all like Vista. I've recently acquired a Aspire one 250 that came with XP, and for poops and grins, I've installed W7Pro on it. Absolutely no decrease in performance; in fact, it does seem a bit snappier. Mind you the first thing I did was upgrade the RAM to 2 GB. I wouldn't want to use Photoshop on it, but the tiny 10 inch screen would make that a silly undertaking anyway. For Firefox, Word and and GMail, this is more than adequate, and Windows is a huge step up from Vista.
/typing this on a Mac mini with Snow Leo.
Yay, we're saved from teh boobs! Thank you, FoxNews!
When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. R. A. Heinlein
Alt and F4, or CMD and q seem to work fine for me. There's also the "close tab" option, and the power buttons on the computer and the modem.
... an antenna (aerial, for y'all) encased in a metal case is having problems with RF reception? Whatever could be the problem here?
My Acer netbook with its plastic case sees many more networks than the aluminium Mac mini. I do wonder why.
So fix the tabs
Make New Tab Pages Open in the Far Right of the Tab Bar
* Type about:config in the address bar. Then, if needed click the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button.
* Next, in the filter box – type in:
* Right-click that about:config entry, and select “Toggle”
This will convert Firefox back to loading opening a new tab from a web page on the far right of the tab bar, rather than right next to the tab you opened it from.
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