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Re: 1
Jan 16, 2015, 6:33 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

>>As I said in my post yesterday, I am no longer interested in debating you on anything. You never were. You have made exactly 0 civil comments to me. Furthermore, it was you who initially engaged me in dialogue. Your comments were aggressive and disparaging from the start. And with this most recent post you have displayed just what kind of malcontent you are. >>I'd rather just go our separate ways and end further discussions. That's fine with me. ...

Re: You just can't stop can you-Irony isn't your strong suit is it?
Jan 16, 2015, 6:19 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

I'll give you a chance to be rational and civil. I don't have time for all the back-and-forth garbage. So, I'll just concentrate on the actual points. >>When I say facts saying stuff like "XYZ is the way it is and anyone who knows anythings agrees". Is not now, nor will it ever be, a fact or even resemble a legitimate argument. I'd point out that you could clean up these kinds of comments yourself, as you have made quite a ...

Re: Some Regulation Is Necessary
Jan 16, 2015, 2:04 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

NO, I really wasn't talking to you. In fact, if you really are who you say you are, then I wasn't even talking "about" you. Much of what I said was in reference to planethulk and others who posted here. None of it had anything to do with cainthecavebear. So, if you really aren't planethulk you have nothing to be offended about.

Re: 1
Jan 16, 2015, 1:56 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

I find it rather telling that you addressed exactly 0 of my points relative to the article, but instead opted to make your entire post a misrepresentation of my character. I won't dignify any of you inaccurate psychoanalysis with a response, except to clear up one point where it is possible there is genuine misunderstanding. >>3. We did not discuss anything months ago. 4. You seem to have me confused with one of the many people who do not share your ...

Re: torn
Jan 16, 2015, 1:19 PM
in the Article: Google Not Providing Security Updates to Older Browsers forum

>>This is like if Microsoft stopped updating Internet Explorer, it sucks either way and you should have been using Chrome from the beginning. Not exactly, as Microsoft's technology is all completely proprietary. However, AOSP is a Linux fork, and as such open source developers might find much to do with the stock Android browser. Google has certainly made a ton of of money off of Android by using an open and free technology (Linux) to create an ecosystem for ...

torn
Jan 14, 2015, 4:49 PM
in the Article: Google Not Providing Security Updates to Older Browsers forum

I honestly can't make up my mind if I just don't care or if I think Google is once again spitting in the face of the open source community by further crippling AOSP.

interesting
Jan 14, 2015, 4:46 PM
in the Article: Verizon Vehicle to Connect the Unconnected Cars forum

This could be a valuable service if it is reasonably priced.

Interesting
Jan 14, 2015, 4:39 PM
in the Article: Samsung Weighing BlackBerry Acquisition forum

While I'm usually not in favor of consolidation in the wireless industry, I have always griped that high-end android devices don't have physical keyboards. I would welcome a slide-out blackberry style keyboard on something like a Note.

You just can't stop can you
Jan 14, 2015, 4:30 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

>>Let me stop you there, man. That sounds similar to "I can't prove what I'm saying, so I need to over generalize here". See, this what you do. What's wrong with saying, "I disagree," or, "that's a little vague, please explain"? Or, "Have you considered this scenario..."? That's how real dialogue works. When you label something and dismiss it you close the door for further discussion. >>And you keep saying that the government is the champion of fairness and competition... That's ...

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Jan 14, 2015, 3:29 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

>>Nobody insulted you. Stop lying. You constantly insult me. There are numerous insults in this post alone. >>Your attempt to claim your comments were not meant for me is hilarious. "Some people" "so called capitalists". I said I wasn't talking "TO " you. But unless you're now going to quit the facade and admit who you are, why would you think my comments were "about" you? At the time I made that post I had barely even touched on economics ...

1
Jan 14, 2015, 3:28 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

>>>Zpike said: You, on the other hand, seem to think that only the government is capable of abusing the market. >>Lol. Strawman? It took you all of 10 words to do exactly what I said you'd do. This is exactly the Pepsi comment. Thanks for being predictable. That's not a straw man at all. I've pointed out to you on numerous occasions that these large telecoms are crony capitalist companies that only obtained their market presence through unethical government interference in ...

Re: Too bad those definitions are incorrect
Jan 13, 2015, 7:31 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

>>So even though the gov interfered, split the telecoms, and regulated the holy hell out them, the market still found a way to spit in the face of all those illusions of control? How about that? That's a complete lie. Anyone who knows anything about how the big telecoms were made knows their networks were built on public tax dollars and that their market share was captured through government deals and contracts, instead of real competition. >>The market is not ...

Re: Some Regulation Is Necessary
Jan 13, 2015, 7:17 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

>>Zpike: "Why do you hate Pepsi so much? It is obvious you are a crony shill for Coca Cola". Straw man. I said nothing like that. >>Look, man. I know you have a hard time conversing with people without letting your imagination run wild. You seem to be addicted to attributing thoughts and ideas to people based on your own predjudices instead of what they are actually saying. For example, I say "I believe in a free market" and your knee ...

Re: Some Regulation Is Necessary
Jan 13, 2015, 7:00 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

I wasn't talking to you. So, if you have nothing of value to add, why reply?

Re: Some Regulation Is Necessary
Jan 12, 2015, 1:36 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

Unfortunately, there are many so-called capitalists here who advocate just what the op is saying, even while they say the opposite. Many have this perception of capitalists because so many of them are elitist academics with no knowledge of the real world, who advocate for what most people clearly understand as wrong and detrimental to the market. Until some of these academics get a substantive understanding of corporate law, politics, and how that affects the real market, people will ...

Re: Too bad those definitions are incorrect
Jan 12, 2015, 11:52 AM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

The market is already rigged by the government. Please explain how you think the current telecoms got to where they are in a free market? The truth is that they are the winners picked by the government, not through fair competition. Why won't you acknowledge that fact? You disparage others for what you perceive to be supporting a "market rigged by a government." But you won't admit that the market is currently rigged by the government in the first ...

Re: Apple
Jan 5, 2015, 1:38 PM
in the Article: SanDisk Shows Off New USB Drive for Android Phones forum

Apple doesn't embrace USB. So, they would have to develop for a proprietary technology instead of an open one. I think they realized that embracing universal standards has a larger appeal.

Too bad
Jan 5, 2015, 1:36 PM
in the Article: Nvidia Debuts Tegra X1 Processor forum

Too bad no one will put it into a high end device.

Re: Some Regulation Is Necessary
Jan 5, 2015, 1:34 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

Well said.

Of course
Jan 4, 2015, 1:57 AM
in the Article: FCC to Vote On Net Neutrality in February forum

>>Broadband providers are fighting such a change. Of course they are. They like having it both ways.

Re: Hilarious
Jan 1, 2015, 5:49 PM
in the Article: Apple Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Over iPhone Storage forum

>>Things like " this device's 16gb of storage can hold x hours of HD video!" when in reality, you don't have 16gb of storage space for HD video, I honestly don't listen to Apple's advertising. It has been quite the work of tech fiction ever since they made the switch to x86. But if that's what they're saying, then they should be sued for false advertising. Personally, I thought most of their commercials were a good case for false ...

Re: Hilarious
Jan 1, 2015, 5:40 PM
in the Article: Apple Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Over iPhone Storage forum

>>16gb phone and fresh activation with os updates and you are only left with 4 usable gigs. 2gb for the apps installed so the os is 10 GB!? hell ****sung gives you roughtly 9 GB to use on a phone with 16 GB on version 4.4.2. Sounds like a good reason to buy Android. People like myself have been warning iOS users for years about the lack of expandable storage on iPhones. So, if you finally realize we were right, ...

Hilarious
Dec 31, 2014, 3:59 PM
in the Article: Apple Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Over iPhone Storage forum

>>The lawsuit alleges that Apple hid the size of the iOS8 update from users and then "aggressively marketed" additional cloud storage to those who ran out of storage space on their mobile devices. You bought a 16 GB iPhone because you presumably didn't care about storage space in the first place. Furthermore, everyone knows that Apple is tying their whole ecosystem to the cloud. It's one of the selling features. Why pretend to be shocked they are offering you ...

Re: Now if they only charged reasonable prices...
Dec 31, 2014, 12:46 PM
in the Article: Qualcomm Teases High-End Smartphone for CES forum

>>A lot of people believe in "You get what you pay for" - so if they have a phone that lists $200 below that of an iPhone, an average, non-tech person (which is most of the world besides South Korea and Japan) will assume the product is, or somehow has to be inferior for it to command such a lower price. For once, I actually agree with what you're saying here. But I would like to point out that the ...

Re: All carriers were doing this
Dec 31, 2014, 11:40 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC Cramming Charges for $90 Million forum

*Soundly snoozing*

Re: Have fun with your straw man,
Dec 31, 2014, 11:33 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC Cramming Charges for $90 Million forum

*Snores*

Re: Dead Horse
Dec 31, 2014, 11:29 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC Cramming Charges for $90 Million forum

*Snores while sleeping* *Wakes up suddenly* What you're still here? *Falls back to sleep*

Re: Says the man with no evidence himself
Dec 31, 2014, 11:28 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC Cramming Charges for $90 Million forum

*Yawns* *Falls asleep*

Re: Says the man with no evidence himself
Dec 31, 2014, 11:26 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC Cramming Charges for $90 Million forum

*Rolls eyes* *Yawns* *Moves along*

Re: All carriers were doing this
Dec 31, 2014, 1:42 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC Cramming Charges for $90 Million forum

>>"I know you are but what am I" lol I'm not sure. Maybe PeeWee Herman. You're certainly just as irritating. >>You distinction is irrelevant. Hardly. >>When you sign up for those services, you get a message detailing the charges you will get on your bill. In many cases you don't. You see that's what these cramming cases are all about. I asked you to educate yourself on the topic very early in the conversation. It would have been most helpful if you had ...

Re: Finally, someone wants to talk about the actual case
Dec 31, 2014, 1:23 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC Cramming Charges for $90 Million forum

>>Don't work in a call center, or directly for a carrier for that matter. Work in store for a US Cellular Agent location, we are privately owned so I try and do good by our customers so they come back to us rather than go to a corporate location. Oh sorry, I guess I misunderstood. I ran a third-party cellphone store for two years several years ago. We offered contract services with Sprint, T-mobile, and AT&T. We also sold ...

Re: I wasn't going to respond to this
Dec 31, 2014, 12:28 AM
in the Article: FCC to Smack Sprint with $105M Cramming Fine forum

>>Since I started my account? Yeah. I made the mistake of disagreeing with you once and you have been on my ass since. No, you have been purposefully picking a fight with me. Quit lying. >>I'm not really sure why you are stalking my profile other than the fact that I called you Batman once Another lie. You have made numerous Batman and other comic book related attacks on my character. Quit pretending to be some victim. >>Simple way to avoid me, stop ...

Re: I wasn't going to respond to this
Dec 31, 2014, 12:22 AM
in the Article: FCC to Smack Sprint with $105M Cramming Fine forum

>>Blah blah ad hominem, blah blah won't back up anything I say blah blah injustice blah blah broken record blah blah blah. It's not my fault you make those kinds of arguments. Stop making them. >>You would rather right a novel of drivel than actually provide evidence or facts. You hide behind essays of nothing. Such hollow writing should be easy to refute. But you would prefer to dismiss my arguments than refute them. This is really getting old. >>You can ...

Re: Have fun with your straw man,
Dec 31, 2014, 12:15 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC Cramming Charges for $90 Million forum

>>Speaking of ad hominem, ignorant lies? Of which of my statements are you speaking? >>How painfully unclever of you to disguise your own ad hominem attacks. Which ones would those be? >>As far as I can tell, that is your entire playbook- Ignorant lies and verbal beratings. You really get a kick out of doing something and then accusing me of it, don't you. Have fun with that. >>You have yet to present even one fact That is a lie. I have presented a ...

Re: Have fun with your straw man,
Dec 31, 2014, 12:04 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC Cramming Charges for $90 Million forum

It's not my fault your arguments are reduced to that. Show some maturity and make a good argument.

Re: All carriers were doing this
Dec 31, 2014, 12:03 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC Cramming Charges for $90 Million forum

>>Please learn what strawman actually means before you use the term again. I know exactly what it means. You hear it so much because you do it so much. If you stopped with the straw man arguments, I would stop pointing them out. >>Try using a different sentence while you'rr at it. If the shoe fits... >>It's getting to the point where I can google the terms "ad hominem, strawman, justice, and FCC" and it will pull up your phonescoop profile. ...

Re: Have fun with your straw man,
Dec 31, 2014, 12:00 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC Cramming Charges for $90 Million forum

More ad hominem. Have fun running away from arguments.

Re: Says the man with no evidence himself
Dec 30, 2014, 11:59 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC Cramming Charges for $90 Million forum

>>Provide your evidence. I already did. Offer a refutation if you can. >> I read the site. I read the reports. The FCC report states exactly that its findings were bas3d on complaints. Oh then you should have no problem directing me to the exact document and quote where this is said. Since your reading comprehension is so low, I would prefer to read it for myself. Name the document and paragraph where your supposed quote can be found. >>Ad hominem? Yes. >> Don't act ...

Re: Finally, someone wants to talk about the actual case
Dec 30, 2014, 5:40 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC Cramming Charges for $90 Million forum

>>But I believe the vast vast majority of these cramming complaints are valid charges that the customer doesn't want to pay. Unfortunately, the FCC and FTC don't see it that way. And they have investigated the actual cases much more thoroughly than you or I. I don't know how they arrived at the fines and can't speak to whether or not the actual amounts were warranted. But I do think it is clear that to some extent the carriers all ...

Re: All carriers were doing this
Dec 30, 2014, 4:55 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC Cramming Charges for $90 Million forum

>>I'm thinking it's more that he's distinguishing between third-party APPS (such as something you would download from the play store) vs third-party SERVICES (such as text in joke/ringtone). That's exactly the distinction I am making, and I have made it several times. >>Both can result in charges added to your bill and as an in-store, rep when a customer is arguing those charges you have to deal with it the same way so to me they are the same. And I can ...

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