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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Books Everyone Should Read?

unne Replay (796 comments)

By Ken Grimwood

about 4 months ago

The Second Operating System Hiding In Every Mobile Phone

unne My old phone probably got fried for this reason (352 comments)

Back in 2002 I used a Siemens "world phone" (capable of using the American GSM frequencies) that I had bought to be able to use it both in Sweden and in the US with Voicestream. This worked great, but shortly after T-Mobile purchased Voicestream, my phone started having random freezes which I felt sure was because of changes to their network and how it communicated with the phone. I complained about it to T-Mobile and simply got informed that they didn't "support" my phone. The freezes happened every two days or so, and the only fix was to remove the battery and put it back in for a reboot.

One day this must have happened during the night when the phone was charging. When I checked it in the morning it was completely dead, very very hot and never turned on again. Seems to me the freeze caused it to keep charging when it should have sensed a full charge and stopped.

about 5 months ago

Creationist Bets $10k In Proposed Literal Interpretation of Genesis Debate

unne Re:Easy... (1121 comments)

How about 20 people cramming themselves into his garage and simply walking around reaching and feeling with their arms and legs. Unicorns usually aren't very small and shouldn't be very hard to find, invisible or not.

1 year,22 days

The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...

unne Re:New York (920 comments)

Patsy's Pizza - the real one, up in Harlem on 1st ave and 118th St, not the lame clones in other parts of the city.

Best Pizza anywhere, no room for discussion.

Sure, there's Grimaldi's, Lombardi's and so on, but those are for the tourists. If you've never had Patsys's, you simply have no idea what you've been missing

more than 4 years ago

Long-Range Wireless Keyboard/Mouse?

unne Gyration Go Pro 2.4 GHz (229 comments)

Gyration GO PRO 2.4GHz Optical Air Mouse and Compact Keyboard Suite. Needs only an empty USB port and gives you a 100' range.


more than 5 years ago



Can I sue Dell under can spam?

unne unne writes  |  more than 5 years ago

unne (450755) writes "After receiving annoying email offers from Dell for a while, I decided it was time to unsubscribe, but inputting my email address into their web unsubscribe form only resulted in the error message: "please enter a valid email address." I believe the message is a result of their interface having a rule not accepting email addresses with the word "spam" in them (mine does). However, their email list doesn't have any such rule as I'm receiving their messages. After multiple resultless email exchanges assuring me that I will be removed, as well as 2 resultless phone calls, I finally spoke with somebody today who acknowledged the problem and actually saw the same message himself. However, he informed me that there is nothing more they can do, as well as refused to connect me to a manager. I explained that Dell has a responsibility under the CAN-SPAM act to honor unsubscribe requests, and that their interface failing to work is not a justifiable reason to refuse. He simply repeated that there's nothing more that they can do despite me mentioning the need to take legal action. Now, what options do I have? I recorded our conversation (with his knowledge and consent) and I have everything documented."


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