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Comment: Same problem as 3GS? (Score 2, Informative) 479

by Sububer (#32901340) Attached to: iPhone 4 Reception Recall Ruckus Roundup
The 3G/3GS had what sounds to be the same problem with poor reception when you hold the phone while touching the metal edge around the screen.

You can repeat this test as follows:

1. Put your phone into "field test" mode by dialing *3001#12345#* (curiously discontinued with iPhone OS4).
2. Note the signal strength when phone is sitting on a table.
3. Note the signal strength when holding it normally or just touching the metal edge - it's way lower.
4. Pinch the phone so that you are not touching the metal edge. Note that the strength returns to the level it was at while on the table.

I have personally not been bothered by this limitation with the iPhone 3G in normal use. When signal strength is really poor, I avoid touching the metal edge, but aside from that, it's business as usual.

I would be curious to know if the iPhone 4 is any worse than the iPhone 3G/3GS. Has anyone seen a comparison?

Comment: Re:Is there an app for bullshit? (Score 1) 202

by Sububer (#30780258) Attached to: App Store Piracy Losses Estimated At $459 Million
+1 for bullshit. The demographic of people who own iPhones and iPod Touches is mostly made up of mainstream non-tinkerers who wouldn't know where to start pirating an app, even if they wanted to. I would venture to guess that less than 10% of owners could steal an app if they tried. Of those, I would guess that less than 10% would actually steal an app, given that they only cost a few bucks anyway. How less than 1% manages to steal 3x more apps than the other greater than 99% buys is beyond me.

Comment: Tebi, Zebi, and Pebi? (Score 4, Insightful) 711

by Sububer (#29243045) Attached to: Apple Kicks HDD Marketing Debate Into High Gear
Seriously? These sound like next generation Valley Girl names, not self-respecting geek prefixes.

When using prefixes that end in 'a' or 'o', I feel macho. Megabyes! Teraflops! Yottapwnage! Yeah, baby!

From my cold, dead hands, Apple.

BTW, who thought of the cutsey name "Apple" anyway? Nice name. Pfft.

Comment: Here is your problem... (Score 1) 434

by Sububer (#29242765) Attached to: Highly-Paid Developers As ScrumMasters?
Scrum is a project management methodology. The role of Scrum Master is a lightweight project management role.

Would you make your best developer your project manager? Hopefully not, unless that person was even more valuable to the company as a project manager.

Choose your Scrum Master using the same criteria as you would a project manager, and leave your best developers developing if that is where they are most valuable to the company.

"For the man who has everything... Penicillin." -- F. Borquin