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Comment Re:Multi-frigging-monitors (Score 1) 532

I don't know about Linux in general but Ubuntu (15.10) does exactly this. It even remembers different monitors plugged into the VGA port. I usually have two monitors attached to my laptop with the laptop screen disabled, and if I want to move over to the sofa I just yank all cables and the laptop screen comes back to life.

Comment Re:I think some operators actually sells capped pl (Score 1) 204

Last time I checked the only provider that caps their data plans was Sonera (cap at 50 GB). I think they've raised it to 100 GB or removed it completely though since Elisa started doing their "hintasaarnajat" videos. Prepaid is another story but the caps there are generally high as well (DNA's "unlimited" gets throttled after 100 GB).

I've been using up between 50-100 GB per month for many years now on my 13,90 € / month plan.

Comment Re:China comparison... (Score 1) 341

This is the case in many parts of the world. Capping data is not even heard of in Finland, and I really mean it. There is not a single provider (no matter how big or small) that will cap your data. It doesn't matter if you transfer terabytes per month, no one cares about it. The data scarcity myth perpetuated by American ISPs and we regularly laugh about it over here. Even mobile data is unlimited in Finland, even LTE. I have a friend who pushes hundreds of gigabytes per month over his LTE subscription. I myself have a multi-SIM unlimited 3G subscription that I got years ago, and another friend of mine uses the other SIM card as his only internet connection (it's connected to his PC). He's not a heavy user, the usual monthly total is between 50 and 100 GB.

I am neither kidding or exaggerating, this is how it is, and how it should be for that matter.

Comment Re:What About Electricity? (Score 2) 337

Does the electric company get to decide which devices will be shut down first?

When one of the nuclear reactors in Finland had to be powered down unexpectedly about a year ago the grid operators call the biggest electricity consumers and tell them that they have to power down some of their machinery ("You'll have to cut your consumption by 40 MW, right now") so that the rest of the country can keep functioning.

Comment Re:Single digit GB/mo cap (Score 1) 155

That's terrible. A friend of mine did a run on speedtest.net using his phone yesterday and got 60/30 Mbit/s (up/down). Unlimited, naturally. Just because you're able to stream a Youtube video doesn't mean it works like it should. It's like saying "well, at least it's faster than biking" when you buy a broken car.

Comment Re:Cheap Linux VPS and a VPN to home (Score 2) 164

I do something similir to this to access my work computer from anywhere. The company doesn't provide VPN access so I've connected my work PC to my home network via VPN. In turn I can access my home network via the same VPN (just different credentials). The only downside is that if my work computer is rebooted I have to be there to initiate the VPN connection.

Submission + - Finland Tops Mobile Phone Throwing Charts (paritynews.com)

hypnosec writes: In this year’s annual mobile-phone throwing contest held in Finland Ere Karjalainen has smashed the world record by throwing his phone 101.46 meters. The event, being held every year since 2000 in the town of Savonlinna, saw quite a few mobile-phone throwers participate. The 2nd position went to Jeremy Gallop, a South African who managed to throw his phone 94.67 metres. Finnish public television network YLE covered the Saturday event [Google translated]. Contest organizers are of the opinion that users can vent their anger on their phones and that this offers a unique opportunity to "pay back all the frustrations and disappointments caused by these modern equipments."

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