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Comment: Re:Small drone (Score 1) 206 206

the usair flight that had to take a plunge in the hudson river was taken dowm by birds. Ok, they got ingested in both engines making them unoperable, but i would not say single 40 kg drone would not be somethink to take lightly when colliding head on with a passenger aircraft.

Comment: Re:I liked the old fullsize sims better (Score 1) 144 144

Heh, I had forgotten about those full size cards, but you're right, they were easy to store and swap. When the new cards where you popped the small sim from the large card started to appear, I thought the small sims are soo easy to get lost. And now /they/ are the large ones. I haven't even seen a microsim irl yet. I feel old.

Comment: Was the real data transfer amount zero, then? (Score 2) 265 265

Tfa didnt say how much data was transferred during that period (or was that 2 megs pulled totally from the hat). Not having ever used an iPhone I suppose there is some sort of a counter you can reset to see how much data is transferred. Is the all apps off supposed to stop all activity or is there still some background programs accessing the data network occasionally?

Comment: Re:Technology is already used in Japan (Score 1) 124 124

And at least you used to be able to order a pizza on a phone you just borrowed from someone on the street, for "an important call". Then give the phone back to the owner, walk to the pizza place, grab your pizza and the phone owner pays it in the phone bill. I am not sure if that is still possible, though...

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