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11 January 2004 @ 02:49 pm
lj via sms  
You can post via sms at sms_to_lj! Even free users. Useful or what?
obscurek on January 10th, 2004 07:53 pm (UTC)
I looked. I give up. Or what?
Jacobyak_boy on January 10th, 2004 08:08 pm (UTC)
Click on the user info and then on the link to the instructions - it's relatively simple to use (I posted this entry via sms).

The usefulness of it is I suppose proportional to your need to post lj entries "on the road".
obscurek on January 10th, 2004 08:41 pm (UTC)
Heh... my decision to go with "or what" instead of useful had little to do with the instructions. It had more to do with my complete lack of cell phones or blackberries or whatever it is you might be using to send a text message.
Jacobyak_boy on January 10th, 2004 08:52 pm (UTC)
I thought "I give up" referred to you having difficulty with it, but I guess it would be hard without a mobile phone (cell phone for all you North Americans).

Which makes me wonder why "The Americas" got so ripped-off on the continent naming front. Okay, they are joined together, but by that logic Europe, Asia and Africa should be called North Europe/Asia/Africa, East Europe/Asia/Africa and South Europe/Asia/Africa respectively.

Surely North America should be called simply America and South America should be called something else entirely (or the other way around).
obscurek on January 10th, 2004 09:05 pm (UTC)
Good point! I'm pretty sure old Amerigo Whatshisname was sailing about down near Brazil somewhere so they should be America. Up here we should just be Canada. We would be too if the darn British had of only been paying attention to the details of the treaty when we defeated the USA in the War of 1812. Err... well... there's always that central part of the Americas too, but no one really thinks about them all that much.
Jacobyak_boy on January 10th, 2004 09:09 pm (UTC)
Well, correct me if I'm wrong, but Central America is only a region not a continent.

I'm not entirely sure where the border of the two continental plates is, but that would determine whether Central America is part of "America" or "Canada".
obscurek on January 10th, 2004 09:16 pm (UTC)
Oh... they're in Canada if we're talking strictly about continents. You wouldn't normally think of them as North Americans (under the old, flawed naming system) though but rather as Centrals. For example, I almost never list Honduras as a North American country even though technically they would be.
Jacobyak_boy on January 10th, 2004 09:28 pm (UTC)
Ain't geography funny?

Well, here in Australia we have a bit of an identity crisis in that people think that Australia is:

A country
An island
A continent

When it is only really the first on the list.

It is not an island, it is too big for that, and so is actually a continental land-mass, but the name of the actual continent is Australasia (or Oceania depending on who you ask).

So, if in Australian ever tells you they come from the world's biggest island, just tell them that you are surprised and wouldn't have picked them as a Greenlander.
Robet Éivaayvah on January 11th, 2004 11:33 pm (UTC)
As far as I know, the continent was "Australia" until the official name was changed to "Australasia" (by the way, isn't that just another way of saying, "South Asia"?). I think the "region" is Oceania. I'm told it's more accurately just for those people in Fiji or other such north-eastern places that don't like to think of themselves as Australians, I guess.
ab_fab on January 10th, 2004 10:45 pm (UTC)
im confused. cool feature though. :P