* Posts by Heikki Härkönen

16 posts • joined 21 May 2009

Rogue Nokia splinter cell drops its Jolla phone A-BOMB

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Re: Ota tuo, vihreä robotti Google!

Actually, "Täältä pesee, googlen vihreä robotti" would be more accurate translation.

Like with "take that", "täältä pesee" is more general threat not stating outright that there will be a serving of knuckle sandwiches and a boast of ones manpower, a claim that whatever is coming, there will be plenty more to follow.

And for googlen vihreä robotti, im guessing the original was green robot of Google. There is no typo there, it is googlen, not Googlen. When stating ownership the name is written with g, not G.

As for actual phone, I can't wait to have one as for phones, that is closest one can get to nerdgasm these days. Rare with one of a kind feature, built from ground up to take maximum out of hardware.

Microsoft corrects itself: 'We expect fewer people to use Windows 8'

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Remember Vista?

I've lately had a big dejavu when reading Microsoft PR. It's like a few years back when they were pushing vista to everybody with XP. And even avid MS fan can't deny how badly that went.

Here's thedefinite prediction:

Windows 8 is the new Vista, windows 7 is the new XP.

Rovio: Actually there will be Angry Birds Space on Windows Phone

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Re: MeeGo

Larger market than WP7 IMO, but not larger than Symbian.

Altho they might be paying Rovio NOT to support symbian with a bit thicker envelope.

Pirated software hard drive on display as art

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Hiw abiut reproducing that?

I wonder what artist, and RIAA would think if somebody bought that, and started to reproduce it?

Artist might be ok with it, more name, bigger bculs from future works....

Yes! Perhaps! It's the Lady Gaga Thanksgiving Special!

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Paris Hilton

Where's Paris Hilton?

Is Lady Gaga this xmas Paris Hilton?

Brussels: Water cannot be sold as remedy for dehydration

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A bit nitpicing

The boiling point of water is 373.1339 K, not 373.15K.

By making the Celsius and Kelvin scales equal on 1 degree units, based on absolute zero and triple point of water, they have shifted the scale a bit, and now the water doesn't anymore boil at 100°C, but 99.9839 °C, or 373.1339 K, if you prefer Kelvis.

Scotland Yard trackers operate fake mobile base stations

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Here's the registration numbers for the planes, if you want to search for pictures of them:



Took 5 mins to find them when you know the owners name. In pictures it shows that the older one has only front passanger windows blocked by a rack, but in the newer one also the rear windows are blocked too.

Android 'stands on Microsoft's shoulders', says MS lawyer

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It's doubtful that microsoft is able to turn the patent screw on linux for long.

For example the FAT patents don't have long befoore expiration. If I remember correctly the first ones will be gone by 2013.

El Reg to unleash rocket-powered spaceplane

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Need a special GPS

The US government has put on restrictions on GPS that has forced the manufacturers to implement artificial limits to the spped and height where the GPS will work. You will need to get one that has those artificial limitations removed.

IIRC the artificial limits were 18km height, 1k km/h.

Apple thinks Intel is fab?

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Wouldnt make any sense to intel

This would be a pointless move to intel. Arm chips are on the small side and intel ships on the large side. Worst case scenario would be for intel having to redesign or alter their production line to accomodate new chip cutters. And this is just the first one that comes to mind.

If intel had extra capacity, and wanted to sell it to some party one of the FPGA houses would make much more sense. The chips they produce are closer to the stuff intel already produces and they would get top dollar for the capacity. Also the FPGA:s aren't as direct competior for intel stuff as ARM. A large FPGA costs a lot more than a processor and where it is used a processor wont work.

Apple to Microsoft: 'App Store name is not generic'

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88 percent...

The 88 percent usage of the term app store in connection to apples app store can be stated to cut both ways. It reflects the market share and that would mean people use it as a generic term.

To make a simile if Starbucks would get 88% market share in US a similar stude would get 88% use term coffee shop in reference to Starbucks. Would that mean Starbucks could trademark Coffee Shop?

NFC will be in all Nokia smartphones from 2011

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Chicken egg problem

This is an age old chicken and egg problem. There's no NFC phones as there are no NFC readers in shops. And as there are no NFC readers there are no NFC phones.

Now Nokia has decided to push NFC technology. We will now have the eggs, maybe the chickens will come next. It will take a few years but when there are enough NFC phones the shops will start to support NFC payments.

iPads in spa-a-a-a-ce!

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Won't survive space

As iPad is only passively cooled it will overheat if left for a long time on in an area without active ventilation eq forced air movement. Passive cooling is based on the heated airs lower density that rises in gravity.

Without gravity lower density air doesn't rise and the device will end up in a heated airbuble.

Apple sued over iPhone aqua sensors

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"But when you take stuff out of there and put it in a nice warm gig or practise environment, all the moisture in that warm air instantly condenses on the cold metalwork of the microphones and stands, in the same way as it would on a cold glass. As a result, there are still a few delicate things I need to keep inside to avoid problems there."

There's a simple way to fix this problem, plastic bags. The condensing water omes from the warm air that has more water. If you pack the gear into plastic bags the air inside bags will be low moisture, and if given time to warm inside gear will not get wet.

This is partly the reason why phone insides arent that much affected by condensation. Inside the phone air is low moisture, and air doesnt get exchanged very fast. If there is condensation on the outside it doesnt mean there's some inside. THat is why moisture detectors outside of the phone wont work. Or work too well.

Israel confiscates visiting iPads

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It's higher I say

I think you made a error there. In america they allow higher transmit power on wifi.

There's no reguired minimum transmit power on devices, they regulate the maximum.

They could also be confiscated for allowing the use of unallowed frequency range channels. In http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels there's a list of frequencies allowed for wifi in 5GHz band. You will notice that the frequencies for israel and usa dont match.

My guess is that the reason for confiscation isn't power levels but illegal frequencies.

Nokia's next-gen tablet OS uncovered?

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Buy it unsubsided

It's Nokia. Lowest restrictions of any phone, if you don't buy it from the telephone company. With subsided phones you pay to get screwed.


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