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Comment: Re:Bait & switch (Score 1) 364

by Mr_Miagi (#34833666) Attached to: T-Mobile Slashes Fair Use Policy, Says Download At Home
I think it also doesn't apply to people on T-Mobile Pay-As-You-Go SIMs? I'm one such customer, and I purchased a £20 "Unlimited Internet" Allowance. Its fantastic, and I've got 6 months of all-you-can-eat internet. The amount of video streaming I can do on my mobile in this case is for the most part limited by the battery life of my smartphone.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 4, Interesting) 242

by Mr_Miagi (#32989270) Attached to: Google's Free Satnav Outperforms TomTom
Furthermore, even without 3G, GPRS can consume a lot of data as well, downloading the maps on-the-fly.

So, if you're out and about in areas where you need Sat Nav and have only Google maps to go by, you end up spending a fortune thanks to extortionate data rates (per MB) charged by every telco in the EU. My experience in this is within the EU only (so far), but it has been costly - very costly.

Comment: This is a similar problem to... (Score 1) 981

by Mr_Miagi (#32729072) Attached to: The Tuesday Birthday Problem
Three men eat at a restaurant. The bill comes to a total of $30. The waiter takes the money to the boss.
The boss tells the waiter that they're regular customers, give them back $5.
Waiter happily goes back, but on the way tries to figure out how to divide the $5 into three...
He decides to pocket $2, and give them each $1.

The men walk away happily, and comment on the great meals costing only $9.

3 x $9 = $27
The waiter took $2, totalling $29. Where's the missing $1 ?

Comment: Re:Bart's Unit (Score 1) 673

by Mr_Miagi (#30931044) Attached to: Man in Court Over Simpsons Porn

Is it me or didn't Bart go skateboarding naked in the movie, including showing his "talent".

Some would argue that Bart skateboarding naked isn't "suggestive" enough to be classed as porn, but what about when he's handcuffed shortly thereafter, totally naked?

Surely the Australian Government can't convict everyone who paid to go watch the movie?

This case is quite stupid, although the image in question is much more "pornographic" in nature than any part of the film ever was. I guess the jury will have to decide what constitutes "engaging in sexual acts".

Comment: Is this legal? (Score 1) 296

by Mr_Miagi (#30888696) Attached to: PS3 Hacked?
I remember when you could purchase products for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Super Famicom) and later on, the Nintendo 64, that allowed you to look at and modify memory. It was sold legally at stores and online.

I wonder if it is legal to create a CD/DVD or simply use a USB key to install software for the PS3 that allows you to do the same thing? Or better yet, make it available as a download from the Online Store?

I'd imagine the market for this would be reasonable enough to profit from the endeavour...
The Military

Sound Generator Lethal From 10 Meters 314

Posted by Soulskill
from the can-you-hear-me-now dept.
penguinrecorder writes "The Thunder Generator uses a mixture of liquefied petroleum, cooking gas, and air to create explosions, which in turn generate shock waves capable of stunning people from 30 to 100 meters away. At that range, the weapon is relatively harmless, making people run in panic when they feel the sonic blast hitting their bodies. However, at less than ten meters, the Thunder Generator is capable of causing permanent damage or killing people."

"But this one goes to eleven." -- Nigel Tufnel