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Comment: Re:I'm Tired of Living in Harmony with Nature (Score 1) 338

by MasterMnd (#31895842) Attached to: Volcanic Ash Heading Towards North America
It does give a better picture of scale though. Even if with the methane it was a wash (IE: the volcano output the same amount of greenhouse gas as the planes would have), then since volcanoes are fairly infrequent events, AND the airplanes in Europe is only a fraction of our total greenhouse gas production, this clearly demonstrates that we are outputting quite a huge amount of greenhouse gases. Not, as many people have claimed, a tiny amount compared to what nature produces itself.

Comment: Globulation (Score 1) 460

by MasterMnd (#29725263) Attached to: Linux Games For Non-Gamers?

I agree with a number of the other suggestions here, especially Wesnoth. However, one that seems to have been missed is Globulation2. It's a RTS but without focus on individual units.

There aren't any missions so far, but I've spent quite a bit of time playing "custom" games on the different maps that are there. You must use Nikowar as the AI if you want any challenge at all (Nikowar does do an ok job, especially if you play against a few of them). There's also LAN and Internet gaming options.

Comment: Re:how much is it? (Score 1) 484

by MasterMnd (#29258673) Attached to: Nokia Releases Linux Handset
Apparently I should have said HSPA not WCDMA, since that's the highest rate protocol while WCDMA has only slightly faster data rates then EDGE.

Look at the "Data Network" part of the specifications:

GPRS class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 107/64.2 kbps (DL/UL)
EDGE class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 296/177.6 kbps (DL/UL)
WCDMA 900/1700/2100. Maximum speed PS 384/384 kbps (DL/UL)
HSPA 900/1700/2100. Maximum speed PS 10/2 Mbps (DL/UL)

EDGE (which is the only protocol that this phone supports in the 850/1900 frequency range) is limited to 296kbps down. To get higher speeds you need HSPA, which this phone only supports on but only on 900/1700/2100, but not AT&T's 850/1900 frequencies.

Comment: Re:how much is it? (Score 1) 484

by MasterMnd (#29242151) Attached to: Nokia Releases Linux Handset

Well... I'd have to say maybe, but it's certainly not limited to T-Mobile. Scroll down to 'Operating frequency' * Quad-band GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 * WCDMA 900/1700/2100 MHz My guess is it will be sold unlocked in the US, much like many of their high end phones.

Perhaps, but even so, the 3G will only work on T-Mobile, just like the G1. For 3G AT&T uses 850/1900 while T-Mobile uses 1700/2100.

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