* Posts by Danwold

9 posts • joined 9 Apr 2010

Forget the climate: Fatties are a much bigger problem - study


Re: A better measure...

Same here. I am 65" tall with a 29" waist, I run and swim 25-30k a week and yet this tells me I'm overweight and would be at a healthy weight if I was 23kg lighter. Rubbish I tells ye!

Scottish brainiacs erect wee super-antenna


It almost certainly is a 'pico switch'. You can't make antennas that small work properly at these frequencies, the cable or circuitry feeding it would resonate more....

Also there would have to be more than one antenna to effect any kind of beam steering. I'd be very surprised, given the small amount of space in a mobile phone, if this would be any more effective than just having a decent ordinary antenna in there in the first place.

So, that vast IT disaster you may have caused? Come in, sit down


Re: wow, who the hell . . . . .

I hardly ever make mistakes, in fact I've only ever made one mistake in my entire life. That was one time when I though I'd made a mistake, but I hadn't.

ISP Zen's slower customers choke over breakfast

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Re: I moved away from Zen

I almost moved away from Zen a while back because of the 50GB monthly limit but now it has been doubled which is fine for my purposes.....

Had actually got to the stage of cancelling the service, but reinstated it when Virgin decided they couldn't be bothered to stretch their cable to my house. I got an email from the same chap at Zen I spoke to when cancelling to ask me why I'd decided to stay and thank me. A very personal service.

The most dangerous job in America: Keeping iPhones connected


Re: @Uncle Bernie

"And THIS attitude, folks, is why I detest Apple and its fanbois and refuse to allow them or their products on my property."

And THIS attitude, folks, is why I detest racists and bigots. They tar whole groups of people with their own nasty brush and spread hatred unnecessarily.

Kesa shells out £50m to offload Comet


What no Halley's Comet gag?

No, iPhone location tracking isn't harmless and here's why


Uk cellsite locations

Are not secret - there's even a handy widget on ofcom's website called 'sitefinder'. Give it a postcode and it'll show you all the basestations in the area, their frequency, power, and the operator/owner. Would post link but cannae be bothered....

Steve Jobs denies Judas Phone antenna problems


There's a problem here!

I bought myself a torch yesterday and it too seems to be afflicted with the same problem. Hold it in a special way and it's fine, but give it the 'death grip' across the round glass patch and all the light is gone! This is a major design flaw, so I'll be sueing the manufacturer and demanding that all torches worldwide are recalled.

Won't be doing that with my iPhone though, seems to work just fine for me.

Ofcom consultation brings out the tinfoil hatters


What about the mobile power?

I don't see why this will be much use to them if the power going back to the base station from your mobile is still at the same level. Surely your phone will need a similar 6dB increase to match?

Also, the increase of 62dBm to 68dBm equates to a power increase from about 1.5kW to 6.3kW, which is a huge amount of power for an antenna to handle at 2GHz and I doubt there's any that would take it. Perhaps someone in the know can rid me of my worries?


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