At 9:43 PM -0400 9/28/05, sunder wrote:
>Gee, I wonder why anyone would design a cell phone or pager to be able
>to stay on after its battery is pulled out.

To protect whatever's in the then-volatile memory?

cf Pournelle on conspiracy and stupidity...

>Are we just too paranoid?

See below.


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