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Topic # 7402 12-Apr-2006 12:27
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Hi all,

G*Gling for HP T1010 I actually found an active thread dated april '06.
Now isn't that fun! Sharing interests is what it's all about.

I am a pre 50 (age not year of birth) Dutchman (The Netherlands that is).
Everything ever started with Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
Sharp MZK (CPM)
1984 IBM PC (yes working for a large international bank I actually got one from the first batch)
dual 5'4"FDD (F really being floppy)
Moving on to Mini S36 and Mainframe 3+ IBM's.
Hardwarewise I've seen the lot, from underdesk upto room filled watercooled with robot managed backups.
Softwarewise IBM/CICS DB2, hierarchical, network and relational DB's all flavors.

Geekwise a matching collection of legacy PC's Servers and Phones!! Car crazy.
Making things work (again) and keep them going sport and ambition.

Currently:
PhP, MySQL, Postgress, Oracle, Linux (Suse, freebsd), MS XP.
Development tools of choice: Clarion (less and less) CodeChargeStudio (recommended).
Biz applications development.


Well its almost becoming a book, let's stop here.
I hope and look forward to a mutualy fruitful stay at GeekZone. 

Walter





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Reply # 32870 12-Apr-2006 13:37
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Neat, you sound like a comprehensive experienced Geek (thats a compliment by the way!).

Welcome!

Oh, and to answer your original topic question:

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Reply # 32910 13-Apr-2006 06:31
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Thanks for the Welcome and the compliment.
Wannabee Geek huh, default should be self aclaimed Geek, that would cater for newbee's <bg>.
42 is way below average.
Thaks again

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Reply # 32914 13-Apr-2006 08:04
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DeKemp: Wannabee Geek huh, default should be self aclaimed Geek, that would cater for newbee's

Ill tell the big guy.

42 is way below average

42 below ?

Whats the cellular technology and pricing / competitiveness like over therre?







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Reply # 32926 13-Apr-2006 10:24
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THGTTG?

Cellular Technology:
GSM 800/900 very wide spread 10 year olds  running around with NOKIA SONY MOTOROLA camera equipped cells.
Even complete websites emerge with secretly shot video and photo varying from underskirt-,  bumshots and worse.
GPRS internet on the phone's WAP, higeher speed internet connections for LapTops.
UMTS even higher speed always on connect for Mobile's UMTS card equipped PDA Laptop.

8 to 10 main providers offering pre-paid, 1year 2 year contracts.
The longer the contract the lower the price per minute.
SMS traffic high, gaming through SMS, MSN over mobile.
Cellulars almost always offered for free when contract or when contract renewed.
Very large private marketplace for Unlocked Cells.

Newest player is offering prepaid SIMM only, payable through online banking at Contract minute rates.
Very competitive market in Phone Shops offering advie contract gifts service and so on.
In the Rotterdam area the local governement has put a ban on phone and call shops, no new shops are to be opened only takeoveres allowed.

Now check your geo and demographics, lot of people in a relatively small area.
Just to paint a picture. <G>
Emerging: kid's phones only able to "phone home" or emergency services (mot including the kids abuse line haha)
and Gerontophones (mad ethe word myself) easy to use big button large phone for the elderly.
The trend is (contrary to another rule) small is beautifull, Motorola (IMO) just launched the pebble, shaped and sized like a natural formed stone in a river.

Me I am a Nokia fan, 6230 daily, 9000 series had all models.
Sony Z1, Motorola all folding models and the new D6*0 and D800

But hey you cant use them all.
Walter



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Reply # 32927 13-Apr-2006 10:33
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DeKemp: THGTTG?

The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy









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Reply # 32929 13-Apr-2006 10:55
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aha, which explains for the hump on the camel!


PS:
pricing for the latest new addition to the telecom market:
euro 5,00 to obtain the simm card, number porting is free.
call per minute euro 0,18 to land and cellular all providers day and night.
SMS euro 0,05 per message.
You can fill your prepay account from 5 upto 100 euro's.
Number never expires.
The concept has won numerous prices both on the payment scheme as well as on the 1-2-3 website.

I think it's the cheapest around and the most economical.
If you are short on cash just keep your balance low.
If you have an extra busy month add some more, can be done daily hourly even.
No GPRS no UMTS though.
UMTS flat rate fee euro 75 a month, PCMCIA card for free.
Lower GB's 45,00 or even 12,50 a month, pay extra as you overstep the download boundary.
Broadband Internet both through POTS and CableTV available.
from as low as euro 19,95/monthly 2Mb/512
I'm on a 24,95 2Mb/1Mb ADLS over ISDN
always on, Linux server eth0 on the ADSL, eth1 internal WiFi Switch total of 6 machines.
Plus the 9 ThinClients if I can get them to do something useful.
How Geekish is that in a Maisonette Flat.
The Server serves and does the Samba.
I'm a Developer so the WiFi goes to the daughter, the neigbhour's son and mother and occasionally my LapTop.
I use the hardwirerd 100mbs to work and to have the best link to the outside world helping others and publishing stuff.

Epistel, stopping again.
CIAO


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Reply # 34043 26-Apr-2006 21:25
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DeKemp:
Hi all,

G*Gling for HP T1010 I actually found an active thread dated april '06.
Now isn't that fun! Sharing interests is what it's all about.

I am a pre 50 (age not year of birth) Dutchman (The Netherlands that is).
Everything ever started with Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
Sharp MZK (CPM)
1984 IBM PC (yes working for a large international bank I actually got one from the first batch)
dual 5'4"FDD (F really being floppy)
Moving on to Mini S36 and Mainframe 3+ IBM's.
Hardwarewise I've seen the lot, from underdesk upto room filled watercooled with robot managed backups.
Softwarewise IBM/CICS DB2, hierarchical, network and relational DB's all flavors.

Geekwise a matching collection of legacy PC's Servers and Phones!! Car crazy.
Making things work (again) and keep them going sport and ambition.

Currently:
PhP, MySQL, Postgress, Oracle, Linux (Suse, freebsd), MS XP.
Development tools of choice: Clarion (less and less) CodeChargeStudio (recommended).
Biz applications development.


Well its almost becoming a book, let's stop here.
I hope and look forward to a mutualy fruitful stay at GeekZone.

Walter






Hi Walter,

Always nice to hear form a fellow Dutchie!



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