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Blyk Offers More Freedom, But At A Price

blyk-logoBlyk the mobile phone network which offers free allowance of texts and minutes to people aged between 16 and 24 living in mainland Britain, has a new price plan. This removes the old allowance of 217 texts and 43 minutes and instead gives you £15 of balance to use how you like. The main advantage of this is that you can now send MMS and browse the internet without having to top-up.

However, as sweet as this sounds, you have a much lower allowance than before. At 8p a text, they may be cheaper when compared to other UK mobile phone networks, but £15 of balance only gives you 187 texts if you don’t use any other services that cost, like calling. Previously, you were getting 217 texts. On the other hand, you do get more minutes, a total of 62.5 minutes (at 24p per minute) to be precise. If we were to use the current rates on the old plan, we would get a balance of £27.68 (calculated (8p * 217 text) + (43 minutes * 24p)). A loss of £12.68 balance. Which in turn for them is a lower cost of operating their business.
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Where is the 80GB PS3 for Europe, Sony? (A PlayStation 3 Story) [Update 6]

I have wanted to buy the PlayStation 3 ever since it came out in November 2006 (USA and Japan). I waited and waited. Then finally Sony released the PS3 in Europe in March 2007. After finding out that Sony had removed the “Emotion Engine” CPU from the European PS3, I was angry. This limits the compatibility with PS2 games on the European PS3 because only software emulation is being used rather than hardware emulation. For some who has a large collection of PS2 games, this is huge smack in the face. Unsure of what to do I waited and thought to myself that this situation is temporary.

Not long after (maybe a month, or two) Sony replaced the 60GB European PS3 with a lower-class 40GB PS3 that completely removed PS2 backward compatibility by removing the “Graphics Synthesizer” GPU, the last of the PS3 hardware. This new “downgrade” also removes the flash card readers, SACD support as well as lowering the number of USB 2.0 ports to 2 from 4. Continue reading Where is the 80GB PS3 for Europe, Sony? (A PlayStation 3 Story) [Update 6]

Happy New Year 2008!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008!

This blog will be two years old on the 9th of January.

I have created a brand new forum (powered by Invision Power Board). Everyone is welcome to join and please invite your friends. Please post your feedback and suggestions. I am still adding new stuff e.g. forum categories.

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Google 9, Me 19 and (Late) Bhagat Singh 100

Today is Google’s 9th birthday, but now only that it is also my 19th birthday and (late) Bhagat Singh’s 100th birthday.

View: Google’s 9th Birthday | Bhagat Singh

At the time of checking, Wikipedia showed Bhagat Singh’s birthday as the 28th of September, but this is incorrect, as I saw on Star News (an Indian news channel) that his birthday was today (the 27th), and many other sources report the same.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh was an Indian freedom fighter, considered to be one of the most famous revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement. For this reason, he is often referred to as Shaheed Bhagat Singh (the word shaheed means “martyr”).