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Comment: The same with cars these days (Score 1) 194

by Bender Unit 22 (#48997975) Attached to: Farmers Struggling With High-Tech Farm Equipment

I still can replace the brakepads and discs. Change the oil and things like that. But that's about it. Currently I have a problem with the alarm going at random moments if I lock it. And it is impossible to do a proper debugging. I finally found a unofficial source to get the repair manual so I can look at it but I will have by trial and error, bypassing one censor at the time.

When all the electronics starts to break down I fear it will be expensive in man hours.

Comment: Re:free-to-pay model (Score 1) 101

by Bender Unit 22 (#48962745) Attached to: Sony Sells Off Sony Online Entertainment

I agree, I used to buy 1-3 apps/games pr. month. some for a dollar other a little more and a few more expensive.
Now I stopped playing games on my phone or tablet because I am sick and tired of the virtual coin-up machine that is has become.
I don't mind paying for the games I play, but I refuse keep paying for it.

Comment: Re:One good reason for unbundling: The Kardiashian (Score 1) 448

by Bender Unit 22 (#48762735) Attached to: Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

Exactly. That was one of the major reasons I quit cable tv too and one thing that really makes me feel good about it. That I don't support all that shitty reality tv anymore. I don't think I will ever go back to cable tv again. If I did, I would be a requirement that I could choose not to support those channels.
That sadly includes the discovery channel after their 2007 decision to "focus on the people behind the technology instead of the technology" or however they worded it in their press release.

Comment: But I do have a emergency service app (Score 3, Interesting) 145

by Bender Unit 22 (#48245561) Attached to: Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App
It seems to be official and made by government institutions here in DK.
I don't have a TV anymore so I haven't seen it as a public service announcement, but they might have aired it, I don't know.

(not in english)
Denmark’s official 112 app is developed by The Danish National Police, Copenhagen Fire Brigade and The Danish Geodata Agency. It is financed by TrygFonden.

With Denmark’s official 112 app you can call the emergency center and simultaneously send the GPS-coordinates of the cell phone. That way you can get help faster.

- The 112 app is operational only in Denmark
- The 112 app does not send any GPS-coordinates, if the GPS on the cell phone is deactivated
- The 112 app can only send GPS-coordinates in locations with data connection.

If your battery level is lower than 25 % the 112 app will make the call to the emergency center, but it will not send any GPS-coordinates. This is to make sure, that you can talk with the emergency center without running out of battery. The 112 app will also automatically stop sending GPS-coordinates, if your battery level gets below 25 % during your call.

You can read more about Denmark’s official 112 app at (Danish)

Read more about when to dial 1-1-2 at (Danish)

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