Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2007-02-23 23:37
"Why pay $20,000 for a commercial link to run your television station when a $10 kitchen wok from the Warehouse is just as effective?"
A radio enthusiast spots that the homebrew WiFi (blech) aerial approaches can be applied just as effectively to professional microwave links.
Posted by David at 2007-02-23 15:00
The Catan series is expanding with a dice game. It sounds quite fun, so my copy should be in the post from amazon.de soon.
It looks like it will be a pretty quick game, so good for filling the odd moments at gatherings.
Posted by David at 2007-02-23 07:56
Well, it saves on your bandwidth, and lets users who visit multiple sites who make use of the service use their precached versions.
The URLs look like they don't get upgraded versions automatically, which is useful in case there are API changes introduced during an upgrade.
It does mean trusting a big corporation not to do anything evil though. Probably quite unlikely that this would happen though, it would get them rather a bad rep if they did it.
Posted by ats at 2007-02-23 02:23
"If you're a world traveler, this phone doesn't "look" good, but the plan sure does... No contract, incoming calls free in most countries"
"* Over 30 minutes of initial outgoing talk time included"
"* UK phone number"
"* Unlimited free incoming calls in 65 countries"
"* No contracts or bills"
"* SMS Text Messaging"
So this is, in fact, a perfectly ordinary UK pay-as-you-go phone contract.
Like, say, T-Mobile will sell you for a grand total of 50p.
(Well, OK, 50p plus however much credit you want to put on it initially.)