Jul 26, 2017

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Mobile Data (Daylight) Robbery

Have you recently lost your MTN mobile data?

MyBroadBand reported posted no-nonsense test and proof of data loss and it’s clear our mobile operators have a lot of explaining to do.

We’re with Cell C and haven’t experienced much the same (not noticeable at least), but what we are finding is that when you have loads of minutes on your contract and you try and phone an 086 number, you’re not able to without loading additional minutes on our contract.

I mean seriously?  I have 1000+ minutes and I can’t phone an 086 number. It’s just clear everyone is now mostly using their phones to use apps and browse the net rather than actually phoning anyone.

It seems you just can’t win with mobile service providers in South Africa.

Apparently Telkom Mobile doesn’t lose your data, but their network coverage is not great at all.

Have you lost mobile data?

Tell us more in the comments about your experiences…

 

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May 23, 2014

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Solar Roads for South Africa

Imagine roads that don’t need painted lines. Imagine roads that generates electricity (this is already blowing my mind). Imagine that you only have to replace small sections if it becomes defective or breaks.

Welcome to solar roads

This is one genius invention in my opinion. We have so much sun, and roads in South Africa that this would be the perfect way to mitigate energy concerns.

Only problem? Tenders… Just hearing that word makes me cringe about how much money is being wasted away in our government.

I wonder how long it’ll be until a large oil conglomerate buys the patents and shelves it for the foreseeable future…

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Dec 8, 2009

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When gadgets cause agony

So, you’re busy typing an urgent document on your desktop at work and the phone suddenly rings. Your mind is racing. It’s all just busy, busy, busy. You pick up the phone, put it against your ear and balance it on your shoulder whilst you continue with that all-important document. Caution! Not only is this bad work posture, it can also lead to what has come to be known as ‘cell phone neck’.

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