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Comment: Where are the links about the supposed pressure? (Score 1) 284

by VP (#47059953) Attached to: White House Pressures Legislators Into Gutting USA FREEDOM Act
In the link provided shows the reaction of the CDT, where "CDT Senior Counsel Harley Geiger" states quite the opposite: "This is quite disappointing given the consensus by the public, Congress, the President, and two independent review groups that ending bulk collection is necessary"

Comment: And yet, no international data option (Score 3, Interesting) 404

by VP (#43286343) Attached to: T-Mobile Ends Contracts and Subsidies
The carrier who would be best positioned (at least in Europe) to offer a decent data roaming option due to their relationship with the German carrier of the same name, and who partially owns them, only provides the insane price of $15 per MB (yes, per megabyte) for international data roaming. For comparison, Verizon and AT&T provide 100 MB for $20...

Comment: Re:That's too bad, RIP Symbian... (Score 1) 102

by VP (#42684429) Attached to: Nokia's 808 PureView Officially the End of the Symbian Line

What about the many SIP-clients available on the AppStore?

I use XS4ALL SIP-client every day, and it reroutes my VOIP too!

The world is bigger without Nokia!

What about them? They require a separate app, Symbian had it built in, and the "Internet calling" capability was integrated directly with the contacts, you could choose to call using cell phone or SIP from the same dialer (including using 3G data, not only WiFi). It is just one example of things that have been standard on Symbian years before other platforms had them. Another example, the panorama picture feature on iPhone 5 - that was available years earlier on Symbian. As I said, it is not one single thing, it is the combination of OS features and hardware capabilities that was superior.

Comment: That's too bad, RIP Symbian... (Score 4, Interesting) 102

by VP (#42683725) Attached to: Nokia's 808 PureView Officially the End of the Symbian Line

What is worse is that it is hard to find any existing Symbian devices...

For all the drawbacks of Symbian, the combination of a camera that put to shame any other cellphones, and the built-in capabilities of the phone (e.g. a complete SIP stack, integrated with the regular phone functionality) is still unmatched. Even Nokia themselves cannot replicate the hardware capabilities of the 808 in a Windows phone, because the OS can't handle them...

The Internet

Woman's Nude Pics End Up Online After Call To Tech Support 197

Posted by samzenpus
from the how-was-your-service-today? dept.
Tara Fitzgerald couldn't find the nude pictures she planned on sending to her boyfriend, but instead of just taking more, she decided to see if a Dell tech support call could fix her problem. Apparently the tech support guy found them. Unfortunately, he then put them up on a site called "bitchtara."

Comment: Re:An issue. (Score 1, Redundant) 94

by VP (#27619461) Attached to: New Nokia Smartphones Leak E-mail Passwords

OK, so it isn't Nokia Messaging, it is the new wizard application, which checks that your credentials are valid by actually logging into the e-mail account, and if there are problems, alerts you to check your credentials instead of creating the account on your phone. While it would have been nice to get a warning that the wizard is doing that via a Nokia server, it is still not such a big deal.

It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.