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Comment: Re:Major ISPs (Score 1) 133 133

I'm in a similar situation, max 8mb estimated with BT line, get a pretty consistent 100mb with Virgin.

I'm considering a VPN - AirVPN and VPNUK are a couple I've been recommended - AirVPN looks to have a control panel to setup port forwarding, which is nice for torrents. How do you find yours in terms of speed and ease of use?

Cheers

Comment: Re:Opera Mini is supposed to be proxied (Score 5, Informative) 200 200

Exactly!
From http://www.opera.com/mobile/specs/

"Opera Mini always uses Opera’s advanced server compression technology to compress web content before it gets to a device. The rendering engine is on Opera’s server."

On the Nokia website it states outright that "Compressed pages mean lower data charges" http://www.nokia.com/gb-en/products/phone/302/

Businesses

+ - Work and play: The gamification of hiring->

PolygamousRanchKid writes: You are a bartender. Your challenge is to tell what sort of drink each of a swelling mob of customers wants by the expressions on their faces. Happy Hour, which will be unveiled to the public on May 28th, is one of several video games developed by Knack, a start-up founded by Guy Halfteck, an Israeli entrepreneur. The games include a version of Happy Hour. They are designed to test cognitive skills that employers might want, drawing on some of the latest scientific research. These range from pattern recognition to emotional intelligence, risk appetite and adaptability to changing situations.

According to Chris Chabris of the Centre for Collective Intelligence at MIT, a member of the Knack team, games have huge advantages over traditional recruitment tools, such as personality tests, which can easily be outwitted by an astute candidate.

Bain & Company, a consultancy, is to run a pilot: it will start by getting current staff to play the games, to see which skills make for a successful consultant. 'If someone can materially improve our ability to select the best talent, that is worth a lot to us,” says Mark Howorth, a recruiter at Bain. And if not, at least the process will be fun.'"

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Hardware

+ - 9 Tech Analogies That No Longer Mean Anything To Those Young Whippersnappers-> 1 1

Esther Schindler writes: "Technology is outpacing the language’s ability to evolve. Case in point: Carol Pinchefsky lists, in 9 Tech Analogies That No Longer Mean Anything To Those Young Whippersnappers, these analogies that bear only the slightest resemblance to the gizmos that spawned them.

To be fair, I didn’t make this observation first. My editor did. Then she asked me to “write” this article, which is terrific example of this conundrum: I haven’t written in the years since I’ve owned a computer. And as an editor, she checks my work to make sure I’ve “dotted every i and crossed every t,” but I haven’t done that either. She also “proofreads,” but she doesn’t read proofs. And then when she’s done, she can “CC” her editors, but she’s not actually sending “carbon copies.” Get it?

How many people actually remember what "Off the Air" actually meant?"
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Comment: Not being ripped off at all... (Score 5, Informative) 169 169

From http://openddr.org/takedown.html, the original file had terms of use as below
Seems clear to me - as long as OpenDDR are making public any changes.

"All the information listed here has been collected by many different people from many different
          countries. You are allowed to use WURFL in any of your applications, free or commercial. The only thing required is to make public any
          modification to this file, following the original spirit and idea of the creators of this project."

Hold on to the root.

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