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'SMS of Death' Could Crash Many Mobile Phones

salmosri SMS Content? (108 comments)

Anyone know what to put in the message? Just for research purposes....

more than 3 years ago

Facebook's Zuckerberg To Give Away Half His Cash

salmosri Re:Huh... (450 comments)

Likewise, i do consider it to be a great moral story to show that you do not necessarily need to fix everything, or have a solution for everything - but that every little bit of effort matters, and you can make a difference regardless how small it might seem on the greater scheme of things...

about 4 years ago

Facebook's Zuckerberg To Give Away Half His Cash

salmosri Re:Huh... (450 comments)

This is the original story... An old man walked up a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. A young man was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. "Why do you bother?" the old man scoffed. "You're not saving enough to make a difference." The young man picked up another starfish and sent it spinning back to the water. "Made a difference to that one," he said.

about 4 years ago

Anti-Smartphone Phone Launched For Technophobes

salmosri Re:Expensive Price (437 comments)

You really shouldn't be talking on the phone and driving, and no your not the type with a hands free kit...

more than 4 years ago

WikiLeaks Releases Cache of 400,000 Iraq War Documents

salmosri Re:Facebook Censoring Torrent Link (676 comments)

Facebook has been blocking the pirate bay for a long long time now...

more than 4 years ago

UK Law Enforcement Is Against "3-Strikes"

salmosri Re:Law enforcement isn't a US sports game (134 comments)

You don't go to jail...

"After a three-hour meeting in London, the Featured Artists Coalition, which emerged as a breakaway lobby group in the summer, backed the government's proposed introduction of "technical measures" to combat the rising tide of copyright theft. If they ignore two warning letters, persistent illegal filesharers should have their broadband connections throttled "to a level which would render filesharing of media files impractical while leaving basic email and web access", according to a statement after the meeting."

Source The guardian

more than 5 years ago

R.I.P Usenet: 1980-2008

salmosri Re:Hmm...Giganews and other services are still the (625 comments)

If you read the article you'd realize the writer was speaking "metaphorically"

it's hard to completely kill off something as totally decentralized as Usenet; as long as two servers agree to share the NNTP protocol, it'll continue on in some fashion. But the Usenet I mourn is long gone, anyway, or long-transformed into interlocking comments on LiveJournals and the forums boards on tech-support Web sites.

more than 6 years ago



O2 says 128Kb/s is all its 3G customers need

salmosri salmosri writes  |  more than 6 years ago

salmosri writes "The register has an article today relating to O2 limiting all the 3G users on its network to a mere 128kb/s for mobile Internet.

O2 has admitted its 3G customers are limited to 128Kb/s connections, with business users being automatically upgraded to 384Kb/s if they are deemed to warrant it. 3G connection speeds are highly variable, so establishing that the network has imposed a speed limit isn't as easy as it might appear, even though O2 users have long suspected they are being restricted.
Frankly this is quite an "embarrassing" speed for the UK where other networks are allowing their users to use HSDPA speeds. Many users have started noticing these ristrictions.

On the bright side though for iPhone users:

News of the limit should, however, be welcomed by iPhone users. They have been much derided for lacking high-speed 3G technology, while in reality their Edge connections could easily be out-performing O2's idea of what a 3G network is capable of.

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M/S Explorer sinks

salmosri salmosri writes  |  about 7 years ago

salmosri writes "Stricken Antarctic ship evacuated The M/S Explorer has been listing for hours Enlarge Image More than 150 passengers and crew have been rescued from a stricken tourist ship after it hit ice off Antarctica. The M/S Explorer is listing at 30 degrees close to the South Shetland Islands, in the Antarctic Ocean."
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salmosri salmosri writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Shadi Almosri writes "Apple CEO Steve Jobs gives his view on drugs and the current worldly perceptions on them. Quite controversial but possibly an eye opener? Steve Jobs always leaves me pleasantly entertained by being such an extremely high ranked member of the IT community, yet so incredibly politically incorrect, i find it rather refreshing from the usual Silicon Valley PR we are constantly deluged with. "In my own life, drugs have played a huge role not only in helping me relax and unwind and have a good time, but also in being able to open up my creativity and see things in a new way. Without marijuana, I can almost guarantee you, there would have been no Apple Computer. Certainly there would have been no Macintosh.""


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