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iphone rant

Everyone is talking about the iPhone from Apple and I wanted to add something. :-)

Not having 3G is really dummy. even in EUA everyone is talking about EVDO and they are also talking about the 1.8Mbps plus cell network. its funny because we have it in Portugal already working. ;-)

Here in the Netherlands, where I am, its much more expensive and slow unfortunately. :-(

Connected to that but also with the concept of comunication device I was/am expecting it to do iChat AV through wifi and 3G, so it is now missing a small front camera for that.

it is also missing a usb host interface for something you could think about…, and why didn’t they predicted the use of some flash memory card… there are now sizes of 4 GB… and so it could be very helpful.

Let’s hope these and also the 4 and 8 Gb versions get upgraded to something bigger and better.

I suppose that they will me messing with the iPhone and so the commercial version can be somehow different and better.

And last but not list, as Pedro Melo questioned, how can you do some programming on it? dashboard? some new API? how?

no problem. everyone will be talking until the day it sells, and even after that we will be still talking about that… :-)

There is one more funny detail about all this, the guy from Cingular, made some menaces about anyone who hack the device or use it with another network… I am afraid it is going to be a bigger story by next summer.

ohhh well. I am still mostly waiting for Leopard OS.

Happy 2007 for everyone!

a photographer with “An Ethical Dilemma”

This test only has one question, but it’s a very important one.

By answering the question honestly, you will discover where you stand morally. The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation in which you will have to make a decision. Your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous.

You are in Miami, Florida. There is chaos all around you, caused by a hurricane, with severe flooding. This is a flood of biblical proportions. You are a photo/journalist, working for a major newspaper, and you are caught in the middle of this disaster. Yet you are attempting to shoot career-making photos.

Suddenly, you see two men floundering in the water.
They are fighting for their lives, trying not to be taken down with the debris. You move closer. Somehow the men appear familiar. You suddenly realise who they are.
It’s George W. Bush and Tony Blair!

You have two options. You can either attempt to save their lives, or you can shoot dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photos, documenting the demise of two of the most powerful men on earth.

So, here’s the question:
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“Did you know 1 in 10 Europeans were conceived on an IKEA bed?”

that is the funnier thing i read today…

and because if you really think about it, it represents a lot of things…

the global market is the most obvious, but as most of the ikea furniture, including beds, are still on wood (or based on), you can assume people still prefers sleeping on wood and in more natural “environments”…
:-)

maybe we should start an inquiry about that…

[ i found it in a slashdot discussion ]