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Comment: Re:So much for build quality... (Score 1) 531

by zzg (#35345628) Attached to: New MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals 'Shoddy Assembly'

I believe that is the difference between a US keyboard and an english international keyboard, at least with apple equipment. Here in .at you can actually select between those two and the german qwertz, since about a year I think.

FWIW, I kinda prefer the "vertical" orientation of the enter key.

Comment: Re:Just wanted to ask (Score 1) 424

by zzg (#35219854) Attached to: Nokia Shareholders Fight Back

Then our experiences match, we just wanted different things. I wanted to use the incoming sip for being available where I have WiFi but no cell coverage (my flat). For outgoing calls I have europe wide free minutes. Oh well, I ended up using a X-link bttn to solve the problem at home. Other places I need to remember checking the sip status.

btw. The N900 sip implementation seems more reliable.

Comment: Just wantet to ask (Score 1) 424

by zzg (#35219582) Attached to: Nokia Shareholders Fight Back

do you use the sip functionality exclusively for outgoing calls?

I have a E52 which I bought primarily for the sip client, but I've found that it's worthless for incoming calls, since it will get disconnected at irregular intervals and thus not available for incoming calls. I have been unable to find workarounds, even a scheduled reboot would help but seems require a signing certificate on my part.

Can it be that the earlier sip implementations worked better? (keeping an eye open for a cheap E71)

Crime

Prison Cell Phone Smuggling Out of Control 428

Posted by Soulskill
from the how-else-can-they-play-angry-birds dept.
Hugh Pickens writes writes "KCRA reports that the number of contraband cell phones discovered in California state prisons has exploded as prison guards, staff and vendors are cashing in on smuggled phones that can fetch between $200 and $800. Although the large majority of inmates are using the phones to stay in contact with loved ones, there have been documented cases of escape attempts, drug deals and conference calls coordinated via smuggled cell phones. 'The potential is there for the worst kind of activity,' says Folsom Prison Warden Rick Hill. Even Charles Manson has been caught with a cellphone smuggled to him. 'We know the problem is out of control,' says State Senator Alex Padilla, who has proposed making such smuggling illegal in hopes of stopping the continued rise of contraband cell phones in prison."

Comment: aldi? (Score 2, Informative) 153

by zzg (#31449948) Attached to: Best Pre-Paid Data Plan For a Visit To Germany?

http://www.billiger-telefonieren.de/aldi-surfstick-flatrate-webstick/

Sorry, link is in german, maybe babelfish will help out.

I have the austrian "hofer" equivalent, which is a pure data prepaid. It seems to work slightly differently in germany, where it's an addition to a prepaid voice sim. I'd acctually prefer the german style, but oh well.

I'd recommend combining it with a S60(or Maemo) Joikuspot compatible handset, that way you can use the voice part as well.

Comment: Re:Its a Server OS... (Score 1) 303

by zzg (#29423453) Attached to: OpenSolaris vs. Linux, For Linux Users

Are you quite sure about zfs working that way? When I bought my drobo a year ago it was not the case, zfs could not be expanded a disk a the time while maintaining redundancy (ie. expanding a zraid pool with a single disk). From everything I've read that feature will be added once the BPR (block pointer something) rewrite is done.

So again, have you actually done this, or have you (as I first did) concluded that it is possible from the feature list?

Comment: Re:Nostalgic? (Score 1) 88

by zzg (#21346927) Attached to: CNet Tracks the History of the Digital Camera
The foevon sensor exploits the trait that different wavelenghts of light penetrate to differing depths in silicon. Thus by stacking the sensors they can leave out the colour filter and just capture the "rainbow" at different points, red being available the deepest in the chip.

As someone else noted, the FUJI SuperCCD SR seems capable of capturing 11EV, and I've seen HDR images created from single exposures with multiple raw conversions.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.

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