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Comment: Re:That's news to me... (Score 1) 374

by Scruffeh (#29502141) Attached to: Iranian Government Cuts Off Internet Access Again
I can see why this is marked as Troll, but the poster does have a point, at least in terms of numbers of losses etc. Nevertheless, it would be far better to point out the massive number of innocent casualties from US/UK trying to police the world, and also the way in which such statistics are reported. For example, the "enemy combatant" definition was stretched for the purpose of reducing the number of innocent casualties that were reported. I'm from the UK, and I'd really rather they spent the tax money on health, education or transport, than on terrorising other countries. It all seems rather hypocritical

+ - Health insurance does not include smartphones and ->

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consonant writes "The NY Times has an article on insurers refusing to cover cheaper devices such as iPhones and netbooks which may be used by the speech-impaired, and instead requires them to acquire devices that cost from 10 to 20 times as much. The reason? "Insurance is supposed to cover medical devices, and smartphones or PCs can be used for nonmedical purposes, like playing video games or Web browsing."

For the millions of Americans with A.L.S., Down syndrome, autism, strokes and other speech-impairing conditions, the insurance industryâ(TM)s aversion to covering mainstream devices adds to the challenges they face. Advocates say using an everyday device to communicate can ease the stigma and fear of making the adjustment. At the same time, current policies mean that the government and private insurers may be spending unnecessary dollars on specialty machines.


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+ - SPAM: LG Unveils First Android Phone - LG-GW620

Submitted by vrmediasg
vrmediasg (1629609) writes "It is LG's turn to unveil its first Android powered phone — LG-GW620. Pretty cool looking and features a slide-out keypad, giving consumers an option for a faster typing experience. Not much technical details unveiled except it has a 3 inch full touchscreen along with the QWERTY keypad, supports HSDPA and Wi-Fi."
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Comment: Re:Sounds promising, but... (Score 1) 363

by Scruffeh (#29049329) Attached to: Why the UK Needs the Pirate Party

And come on - do you really think by giving them your vote you would risk a sudden abolishment of copyright?!

I would be uncomfortable voting for a party under the belief that their policies are less extreme than publically stated. I'd much rather a party attempted to engage in intelligent debate, as opposed to shock tactics. Nevertheless, it is unfortunate that you are probably correct.

Comment: Re:GSM and the USA (Score 1) 170

by Scruffeh (#14791728) Attached to: Sore Thumbs and Texting
I'm pretty sure that T-Mobile is still known as T-Mobile in mainland Europe. It definately is in the UK (and it's probably the worst of our big 4 providers). I think they use the 'T' brand in Germany for the mobile phone part of the business; or at least the 'T-Com' that appears on the front of Bayern Munich's (football team) shirts would indicate this.

After Goliath's defeat, giants ceased to command respect. - Freeman Dyson