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White House Pressures Legislators Into Gutting USA FREEDOM Act

VP Where are the links about the supposed pressure? (284 comments)

In the link provided shows the reaction of the CDT, where "CDT Senior Counsel Harley Geiger" states quite the opposite: "This is quite disappointing given the consensus by the public, Congress, the President, and two independent review groups that ending bulk collection is necessary"

about 6 months ago
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Hands On With the Nokia Lumia 1020

VP Re:Unfortunately... (227 comments)

Yes, this kind of camera has been available for almost two years now...The Nokia 808, which runs Symbian, and supports Qt-based apps, is still the best existing camera phone. Apparently, the Lumia 1020 has some improvements.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Shows Off New iOS 7, Mac OS X At WWDC

VP So, no iPhone 6? (607 comments)

What is the current guess at a release date for it?

about a year and a half ago
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T-Mobile Ends Contracts and Subsidies

VP And yet, no international data option (404 comments)

The carrier who would be best positioned (at least in Europe) to offer a decent data roaming option due to their relationship with the German carrier of the same name, and who partially owns them, only provides the insane price of $15 per MB (yes, per megabyte) for international data roaming. For comparison, Verizon and AT&T provide 100 MB for $20...

about a year and a half ago
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Nokia's 808 PureView Officially the End of the Symbian Line

VP Re:That's too bad, RIP Symbian... (102 comments)

No I am comparing the iPhone 5 camera (released 2012) to the Nokia N8 camera (released 2010)

about 2 years ago
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Nokia's 808 PureView Officially the End of the Symbian Line

VP Re:That's too bad, RIP Symbian... (102 comments)

What about the many SIP-clients available on the AppStore?

I use XS4ALL SIP-client every day, and it reroutes my VOIP too!

The world is bigger without Nokia!

What about them? They require a separate app, Symbian had it built in, and the "Internet calling" capability was integrated directly with the contacts, you could choose to call using cell phone or SIP from the same dialer (including using 3G data, not only WiFi). It is just one example of things that have been standard on Symbian years before other platforms had them. Another example, the panorama picture feature on iPhone 5 - that was available years earlier on Symbian. As I said, it is not one single thing, it is the combination of OS features and hardware capabilities that was superior.

about 2 years ago
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Nokia's 808 PureView Officially the End of the Symbian Line

VP That's too bad, RIP Symbian... (102 comments)

What is worse is that it is hard to find any existing Symbian devices...

For all the drawbacks of Symbian, the combination of a camera that put to shame any other cellphones, and the built-in capabilities of the phone (e.g. a complete SIP stack, integrated with the regular phone functionality) is still unmatched. Even Nokia themselves cannot replicate the hardware capabilities of the 808 in a Windows phone, because the OS can't handle them...

about 2 years ago
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French Telecom Claims To Have Forced Google To Pay For Traffic

VP Re:If true (207 comments)

If the source is the "head of French telecoms operator Orange", I think he is lying.

about 2 years ago
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Optimize Offshore Wind Farms Using Weather Modeling

VP Of course (111 comments)

Authors on the West Coast propose wind farms on the East Coast ;-)

more than 2 years ago
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German Hackers Propose Uncensorable Global Grid — With Satellites

VP This was first discussed this summer (262 comments)

at the CCC Camp in Germany. A lot of space-related topics were presented there

more than 2 years ago
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Lockheed Snags $31 Million To Reinvent the Internet, Microsoft To Help

VP Why is this not "Funny"? (326 comments)

Or at least tagged appropriately?

more than 5 years ago
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New Nokia Smartphones Leak E-mail Passwords

VP Re:An issue. (94 comments)

OK, so it isn't Nokia Messaging, it is the new wizard application, which checks that your credentials are valid by actually logging into the e-mail account, and if there are problems, alerts you to check your credentials instead of creating the account on your phone. While it would have been nice to get a warning that the wizard is doing that via a Nokia server, it is still not such a big deal.

more than 5 years ago
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New Nokia Smartphones Leak E-mail Passwords

VP Re:An issue. (94 comments)

RTFBP again. He's not using any proxy server or messaging depot

Wrong, he is using Nokia Messaging, which is a service Nokia provides. This is what the "wizard" is all about.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Releases First Open XML SDK

VP Re: Cows (120 comments)

Beef is bad for you only when consumed in excess. Otherwise it is an excellent source of protein, and the best source of hemoglobin for human red blood cells.

more than 6 years ago

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