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Comment: Rtfa again: it's about rejecting not filtering! (Score 1) 265

by donstenk (#48134301) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

Unbelievably only one poster appears to have read the article correctly: the poster is asking why does google bother letting all the spam through to spam folder rather than simply rejecting it.

It's a very valid point. Spam folders can be so crowded you can't spot a a misfiled email easily anymore.

Comment: Re:e-Ink (Score 1) 333

by donstenk (#42301429) Attached to: Will Tablets Kill Off e-Readers?

I actually got off dead tree books by starting reading on an iPad and quickly upgraded to a dedicated ereader with E-ink as it was lighter to hold, easier to read and less distracting than a fully networked device.

Since then I am not whacked on the head anymore by an annoyed spouse every time a mail comes in whilst reading in bed. I know there is an offline mode but it is easily forgotten.

Comment: Re:Great (Score 1) 291

by donstenk (#38574534) Attached to: Chile Forbids Carriers From Selling Network-Locked Phones

Same thing in Italy, I do not believe sim-locking is allowed, and for sure all phones I bought in recent years were unlocked, including my iPhones. I know, as I like to change SIM when travelling.

My contract however, is another story, and contains a clause for a hefty penalty for changing provider before 36 months, so yes my phone is unlocked but I am paying around 3600 euro for it (including practically unlimited calling minutes also abroad). So my next iPhone, by my own calculation, will be the iPhone 5s.

Comment: Re:Front page news? Really? (Score 1) 116

by donstenk (#37339264) Attached to: Hidden Wi-Fi Diagnostics Application In OS X Lion

Correct - but as an owner of a new Macbook Pro with Lion I find the news interesting because it single biggest problem is related to wifi performance.

My Macbook regularly drops (Apple Airport) connections, will not connect when resuming and refuse point blanc to connect to some public hotspots.

Forty two.