Timbershoe t1_je4w9nt wrote

Not every single carrier supports eSIMs, no, however in the US the current providers that support eSIMs are:


Boost Mobile

Caroline West Wireless


Credo Mobile

C Spire


H2O Wireless

Nex-Tech Wireless


Red Pocket

Spectrum Mobile

Straight Talk

Strata Networks

T-Mobile USA



Verizon Wireless

Xfinity Mobile

So most of them. Plus more will provide them if Apple continues to roll them out.

And for the ones that don’t, you can use an app that acts as a SIM for that network, allowing you to use an eSIM.

The only real technical reason for carriers to keep physical SIM cards is to dissuade people from switching networks as it’s more of a hassle.


Timbershoe t1_je3t5om wrote

>The sim card has exactly nothing to do with your stored settings.

Apple has stored a digital SIM on the cloud backups for ~5 years.

Cellular Apple Watches have a digital SIM, which is part of the user profile that’s regularly backed up.

>Sim card is the carrier information, all the sim card does is give you a phone number.

Not exactly. The physical SIM holds the ICCID which is a 22 digit code that’s unique and holds redundant information alongside your personal identification.

For instance it holds your country and network. That’s really not needed on a smartphone, it’s been done digitally via carrier settings and GPS for over a decade.

>Phasing out sim cards is a bad idea, now your hardware is locked to your phone number.

That isn’t how this works. You can change networks and phone numbers with a digital SIM. It’s just carrier settings.

In fact, the current digital sim iPhone can support 8 different phones numbers on one handset at one time.

Think of it like setting up aa new email account. Your phone isn’t tied to the one email, and the email isn’t tied to your phone. It’s just a communication route.

>When your phone dies you don't have the luxury to take the sim out and use another phone.

No, you have the luxury of just signing in on another phone and your entire profile (including the digital sim) downloads to your device.


Timbershoe t1_jdz260r wrote

That’s not how it works. It’s part of the handset price, not the carrier price.

You can buy an iPhone and never put a sim in it, you still have your cloud backup in place for apps, settings, data etc.

I’m in the EU right now, and paying around $15 per month for unlimited sms, calls and 60gb of data. They also provide roving sims, so I use my data and service when I’m in the US for the same price.

It’s not Apple fucking you over on your bill, it’s your carrier.


Timbershoe t1_jdr1ryj wrote

Yes. Because my point wasn’t about the value of changes to working conditions, it was that working conditions changed as a result of automation.

There was no political upheaval. Systems of government didn’t change.

The OP was saying that AI would lead to a change politics. I’m sceptical it’ll even register.


Timbershoe t1_jdqem72 wrote

History is circular.

This has all happened before, and will happen again.

The Industrial Revolution wasn’t a political revolution, however it lead to better working conditions (weekends off, paid holidays, sick leave).

The AI revolution will just change the job market slightly. Perhaps allow for more flexible working, but those holding out for some political revolution are going to be slightly disappointed. There will still be jobs. There will still be workers.


Timbershoe t1_j9bkamh wrote

The EU hasn’t increased its LPG storage facilities. That will take years. The distribution storage is natural gas, not LPG.

LPG is held at ports, converted into natural gas then piped into the distribution grid.

Dear god, why are you are tripling down on not knowing the least about the subject, it’s like having a conversation with the dunning–kruger effect.

Some time in the past 12 months you clearly came up with the idea that the EU had no gas or oil fields. That they were 100% shipping all gas and oil in. I corrected you and you’re upset. Just deal with it.


Timbershoe t1_j9akajn wrote

That’s 15% of consumption at most, and it’s simply giant tanks that are filled from the existing gas and oil fields. Holding areas.

And most EU countries don’t have any storage capacity at all.

You’re confusing the capacity of the distribution network with it being the source. The reason for the increased retention in the network was to force utility companies to buy at the market rate, and not run at low capacity hoping the price would drop.

Gas reserves is absolutely not the right term. You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about and instead are google shit to try and back up your error.


Timbershoe t1_j9ade6q wrote

I have no idea what your point it.

It was an extremely mild winter across Europe, so consumption was less than forecast. Nothing to do with Russia.

They increased production to meet excess demand. It did not take years.

The EU does not need LNG facilities, that’s simply a cheaper import than the existing EU fields provide. An alternative, not a necessity.

But to go back to your original point, Europe did not ‘build up reserves’. The reserves were formed 10 between 180 million years ago.


Timbershoe t1_j99xq7o wrote

I don’t see racism, that’s a lazy defence.

What I can see is that India has a similar problem to most developed countries. Skilled workers are now expensive, the cheaper workers they can afford to employ are not particularly good.

Same thing would happen in France, Canada, etc. you can’t afford to deliver the quality because the market won’t provide the correct workers for the budget.

The reason people are interested is because Vietnam, Brazil and Indonesia are starting to fill the gap of low price product production. People are watching to see if India can shift to skilled specialist manufacturing, or will fail the transition.


Timbershoe t1_j99fdv3 wrote

>They reduced consumption significantly and increased prices substantially to build those gas reserves.

No, they didn’t.

The European gas and oil reserves are a series of huge oil and oil fields.

Norway just discovered a huge new field a few months ago.

>There's still quite a bit of work to be done to get Europe to a stable point.

No, there isn’t.

It was only the logistics and cost of increasing extraction from the existing fields that was a problem.


Timbershoe t1_j6nyp5z wrote


You could just read the article, but okay.

Some of the companies made the decision to withhold the activation lock, as they specifically and deliberately do not want the machine reused.

To answer your specific question, the article does not specify if that was the IT manager or the company as a whole. It’s a mystery that you’ll never get an answer to, and it’ll eat away at you until the day you die.


Timbershoe t1_j6eib4g wrote

There was, in point of fact, an investigation committee run by Sir Laurie Magnus.

Here is the output:


Now, you can have a little semantic argument about what I mean by the word committee, or you could look up the legal definition and just skip that.

> Committee. An individual or group of people to whom authority has been delegated to perform a particular function or duty.

The reason the PM needed cause is because there is more than one politician in the Conservative Party. There a large group of them, with alliances and views that might not be the same as his. If he wants to fire someone without cause, he’s liable for backlash, such as a vote of no confidence. He’s the party leader, not the party dictator.

So while you say none of what I say is true, I’m afraid you’re completely wrong.


Timbershoe t1_j6dhh6q wrote

It takes an investigation committee to fire the chairman. There technically isn’t anyone more senior than him in the party, even the PM is supposed to report to him.

He’s supposed to resign, not force a committee to formed and investigate him in order for the PM to be given reasonable reason to fire him.

He’s not coming back. If for no other reason than it’d increase attention on all politicians taxes, and very few of them would like that (on either side of the house).


Timbershoe t1_j6dgtt9 wrote

He was the chairman of the party.

It takes a lot of voting to oust the chairman, but most folk saw this coming a mile away. He was Bojo’s appointee and wasn’t leaving without a lot of folk pushing him out.

He should have resigned when it all went public. But no, he had to make it difficult like a spoilt child.