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Comment: Re:Failed big time (Score 2) 304

by vviljo (#39196285) Attached to: Raspberry Pi Now Has Distributors -- and Will Soon Have Boards for All (Video)

You had to realise to find a retailer that sells ("retails"...) stuff from the distributors. I ordered mine from my local electronics retailer and will be getting it in the "second" batch.

I admit rasp pi foundation could and SHOULD have done a lot better in this, explaining the situation better and what to expect from the distributors.

Comment: Re:Left and right reversed? (Score 1) 299

by vviljo (#26765493) Attached to: Passwords From PHPBB Attack Analyzed

I'm right-handed too and use mouse on the left because if I use it on the right, my elbow starts to hurt like hell after a few hours. It took a week or so to get used to it and even now after years of using the mouse on the left, I still need to use it on the right if much accuracy is needed.

I didn't switch buttons.

Comment: Re:Their digital knowledge sucks (Score 1) 295

by vviljo (#26476337) Attached to: The Presidential Portrait Goes Digital

Firefox 3 (at least on windows) can use color profiles and show adobe rgb files correctly. However it's not enabled by default. To enable: about:config -> gfx.color_management.enabled -> true .

What surprises me is that at least on this Vista SP1 machine Internet Explorer 7 does not use color profiles, but the 'preview' (photo gallery) application uses.

Comment: Re:Sad (Score 1) 295

by vviljo (#26465891) Attached to: The Presidential Portrait Goes Digital

Why would you need more detail than 5D mark II and/or 35mm format lenses can give in a portrait?

Anyway: exif tags of the official photo only tells the focal length used, which was 105mm. So, perhaps even 24-105mm f/4L ? It was sold as a "kit lens" for the original 5D and the mark II.

TFA is wrong, btw, the camera used is 5D mark II, not the original 5D.

Also see http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/kidding.shtml for an interesting take on medium format superiority.

Communications

+ - UK iPhone plans set to dissapoint UK consumers

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An anonymous reader writes "Today Steve Jobs announced the UK iPhone in association with the O2 (Telefonica) network. The UK iPhone package is very similar to that of the US, an 8GB iPhone will cost £269 not including network costs. The monthly plan stands at £35, £45 or £55 per month over an 18-month period. On the cheapest deal UK iPhone owners will get 200 minutes, 200 texts, unlimited data and Wi-Fi and free voicemail. The problem though is that compared to similar non-iPhone/O2 plans, such as T-Mobile UK's Web'n'Walk plan, 3's X-Series plan or Vodafone's Mobile Internet plan, it's a lot more expensive — Not only do you get more free minutes and text messages bundled in but you can even get a free handset thrown in as well. So it will be really interesting to see if UK consumers are as enthusiastic about the iPhone as US consumers."
Handhelds

+ - O2 to sell iPhone in UK->

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katman4 writes "Network operator O2 (UK) Ltd. will sell Apple Inc.'s iPhone in the U.K. from Nov. 9 for £269 (US$538), the companies announced Tuesday, marking the start of the iPhone's move into Europe. O2 will sell the smartphone, which plays music, connects to Wi-Fi networks and has a touch-sensitive screen and 8G bytes of memory, with contracts priced £35, £45 or £55 per month. For that price, customers will get 200 minutes of talk time, 200 text messages, and "unlimited" free data transfers. They will also have free access to a network of 7,000 Wi-Fi hot-spots, O2 said."
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Communications

+ - Steve Jobs announces UK iPhone

Submitted by Ted Tnovax
Ted Tnovax (666) writes "CNET has just put up pictures of the Apple event held in London today that saw Steve Jobs announce the UK iPhone.

From the article:

"The wait is finally over — Apple has officially unveiled the UK iPhone, which will be available to buy from 9 November. Steve Jobs himself made the announcement from the Apple store in London, to which we were cordially invited this morning. As expected, it's on the O2 network and we won't be getting the 4GB version, we'll only get the 8GB one, which will set you back £269 including VAT.

In terms of the monthly contract you'll have to pay on top of the two hundred and sixty nine smackeroos for the handset, it stands at £35, £45 or £55 per month over an 18-month contract. That's £899 to a whopping £1,259 in total — now that's a nerd tax. It's very pricey compared to getting a free phone, but you will get unlimited data — which is actually limited to 1,400 Web pages a day "as part of the fair usage agreement".

The O2 store has more details of the tariffs: £35 a month buys you 200 minutes, 200 texts, unlimited data and Wi-Fi and free voicemail. £45 upgrades that to 600 minutes and 500 texts, while the top-end £55 contract gets 1,200 minutes and 500 texts. Hardly generous, we have to say.""

Suggest you just sit there and wait till life gets easier.

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