* Posts by Jon Hewitt

5 posts • joined 10 Oct 2007

Big demand for pay by phone tech, claims Nokia

Jon Hewitt
Black Helicopters

First in Europe maybe...

Nokia maybe the first in Europe, but I've been able to do that on my Samsung phone in korea for almost 2 years.

I pay for the subway, buses, trains and the majority of taxis accept it. Heck, I can even use it at a lot of the smaller "7-11" type places and some of the larger department stores.

If I wanted to I could link my phone to my bank account and use it just like a debit card.

-Black Copter 'cuz I can't turn off the gps tracking in the damn thing.

Korean cyber junkies march off to bootcamp

Jon Hewitt
Stop

Seen it

My wifes sister tried sending her son to that camp. He came to my house in Seoul afterwards to "relax" and see a psychiatrist. Funny thing is, first thing he did after his psych eval was hop online for a quick 5 hour gaming session.

ISP bosses told to get real on broadband speeds

Jon Hewitt
Jobs Horns

@ Jason Aspinall

500gb a week would be easy for me to achieve.

Usually goes like this:

Me @ work

Boss: We got you a new workstation for that video stuff.

Me: Cool. (nice new Poweredge)

Me: opens case (wtf... dual board... 1 processor, 512 ram, 128m video)

Me @ Boss: You've got to be kidding. I'll do it at home.

Put the stuff on a shared drive, go home, download it and there goes 100+ gb

Jon Hewitt
Jobs Horns

Spam giftset

"...Living in Korea, I have a true multi-gigabit fiber connection to my house. I can't remember a month that I haven't up/downloaded well over 500gb and a few months over 1tb. And I've never heard a word from my ISP..."

"Hence Korea being one of the major sources of spam!"

Sorry, I couldn't stop laughing... One of my wifes friends gave her a spam giftset(no sh!t) for her birthday. In wrapping paper with a big ribbon no less.

But I do agree on the other SPAM. I did some contract work for an ISP here for a bit and asked about it once. The reply was "So, what's your point?"

Jon Hewitt
Jobs Horns

Although...

Makes me glad I don't live in the states or europe anymore. Living in Korea, I have a true multi-gigabit fiber connection to my house. I can't remember a month that I haven't up/downloaded well over 500gb and a few months over 1tb. And I've never heard a word from my ISP.

All this for roughly $40 a month. At least here 'unlimited' really does mean unlimited.

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