These are the most recent forum messages posted by Zpike:
Since Samsung dropped the ball on the Note 5
I'd be really interested in a review of the 950XL. Maybe Windows 10 is the answer to some of the aggravations of Android that Google and Samsung don't seem to want to fix.
Huawei is making the Nexus? The field for a new phone just gets more and more narrow. It seems no one wants to make an appealing Android device this year. Maybe I'll just hang onto my Note 3 and see what 2016 brings us.
Re: And here we all were
There are already only two desktop OS's, Windows and Unix. I fail to see how this is any different.
Re: Agreement NOT of Good Faith
What blows my mind is that as obvious as what you just said is, there are masses of people just waiting around to defend Apple's right to screw over their customers. And most of them ARE Apple's customers.
Re: I actually wish more companies would figure in "protection"
>>We are required to have health insurance and car insurance...phone insurance should be also. You are a great example of exactly what is wrong with liberal thought.
And here we all were
counting Blackberry out. But if someone is going to make a flagship device with with a slide-out Blackberry keyboard, you can count me interested. Where was this device 3 years ago?
This court case should tell you
exactly what is wrong with the courts in the good 'ole United States of Amurrica.
Re: Personally I like it...
But wait >>The memory in the S6 is Blazing fast, in fact it smashes almost every phone out there. However, the S6 would be considerably slower if it had an external memory card, You do realize there is a difference between memory and storage right? And that the speed of storage only comes into play when you've tapped out all your physical memory and the OS has to use what is known as "virtual memory," where it takes some storage space ...
Re: Samsung runs out of idea.
Whatever I dislike about the Note 5, I absolutely loathe about Apple. I'm not interested in going from bad to worse.
Samsung really dropped the ball.
Besides the quad HD screen, I really don't see any reason to upgrade from my Note 3, especially considering I would actually have to give up features to do so. I'm not impressed. Samsung really doesn't understand their customers. The Quad HD screen of the Note 4 wasn't enough to attract away Apple's customers when it included a removable battery and memory card slot. Why should they think a model whose only selling point is a quad HD screen ...
The fact that no one here understands the benefit of having more pixels on the screen is astounding.
Why don't you all just turn in your cellphones and go back to CRT monitors with 800 X 600 resolution. Leave technology to those who understand it. Furthermore, what's the point of 32 bit color? Nobody can possibly tell the difference in millions of different colors. That's just overkill. We should just go back to a 16 color palette, right?
I'm waiting for someone to pipe up about how Sprint didn't really cram their customers and the FCC has no authority to fine them for illegal practices and how they're not even gonna reimburse any of the defrauded customers. Have our crony capitalist friends really lost their taste for this topic? I though corporatism was always tasty no matter how many times its served.
Re: Not so fast....
>>Where would it benefit the corporations to do that? Wouldn't it benefit them more to be able to advertise "double battery life". Why not ask the corporations that question? But in the past they HAVE done just that. >>Even if they did cut the battery size in half you still gain a lighter/slimmer phone Phones are light and slim enough. Many of us are willing to bear with a little more heft to get some useful functionality. I, for one would ...
YAY for Big Brother
He's watching over us and protecting us from ourselves. YAYYYYY!!!!
The patent system is a joke
Except it's not funny.
It's all that evil FCC's fault
Net Neutrality strikes again. Consumers win and mega corporations are actually required to provide a reasonable service in exchange for their huge profit margins. This is nothing but pure evil. Corporations should be allowed to enslave the American people and provide services of any quality they like. This net neutrality will be the death of corporatism and crony capitalism. I just can't stand it - that evil FCC.
>>I do believe we should have a right to privacy, however, I have yet to see any good arguments for it. Have you bothered to read any?
What an incontrovertibly shortsighted understanding of language. The speed has always been an advertised limitation. Just because one attribute of a service is limited doesn't mean that others (like time or capacity) need to be, and vice versa. Furthermore, I already explained to you how those distinctions work. So, you really have no excuse for failing to make them.
Re: FCC worthless
Don't get me wrong. I'm very cautions of Tom Wheeler's FCC. And I do disagree with a lot of what they do. But that doesn't mean I think they're an illegal organization that never acts in the consumer's interest as many of the faux-capitalists on this board maintain.
Wow Brad. If the Victor hadn't been confused enough, you have really managed to arrive at some rather contorted conclusions. Since you obviously understood absolutely nothing I was talking about, I won't bother responding to this. Suffice it to say that I wasn't trying to make any of the conclusions you inaccurately reasoned from my post, and that I maintain that the logical leaps you make from my posts don't follow from anything I've said. Sometimes I think you ...
Real software engineers would have a laugh if you said the script kiddies at Anonymous were talented hackers. It's well known that the attacks that have gained them so much fame and notoriety over the last few years were considered to be quite basic and unsophisticated- beginner stuff really. The fact that they were so successful says more about the utter incompetence of companies like Sony than it does about the talent of any hacker in Anonymous. Plus, there's ...
Sooooo... is that just conjecture? Or you have some good reason you believe that to be true? I only ask because I actually checked the last time someone on this site made a statement like that and there was a large fund setup to reimburse defrauded customers. I see no reason it would be any different now. So again, is that just conjecture or do you have some valid reason for that statement?
Re: You should be more worried about
You do realize that was the exact point I was trying to make. :P
Way to miss the point
YAY! Because there's obviously no conflict of interests when an ISP giant buys up a large media company. Sprint and T-mobile can't merge, but what's wrong wrong with AT&T and Verizon swallowing up every company on the planet? Obviously absolutely nothing.
Ummm... I write code for a living. How about you?
Where are masses of crony-capitalists railing against the FCC for once again trampling all over legitimate business practices and rattling on about how this will inevitably hurt consumers and drive prices up? Am I to honestly believe that not one of our crony-capitalist friends disagrees with this obvious government overreach and trampling of our rights? Am I to believe, by the utter silence on this article, that this instance of unforgivable interventionism has offended no one, or even worse, ...
The FCC usually posts how they spend the money from such fines somewhere on their website. If you really want to know you could always surf over there and read what they have to say. Why not let the rest of us know what you find out.
Re: FCC worthless
All these guys on here are pretending the FCC has failed consumers by acting on their behalf, but you are the ONLY one who understood exactly how the FCC has failed us. They should have acted sooner.
>>Technically shouldn't every company that offers unlimited data be sued by the FCC there is not one company that gives truly unlimited data. Yes, I think you are correct. They should all be sued for advertising their limited services as unlimited.
>>AT&T never had unlimited data. No company has unlimited data. Then why did they advertise it? Also, just to disprove your lie AOL was one company that delivered unlimited data. Once they ditched their hours/mo model and went to an unlimited model you could get data continuously at 56 kb/s for as long as you kept your service. That, my friend, was unlimited data. And it was the benchmark for what unlimited data meant, as the vast majority of internet ...
>>The government claims to fight for the consumer but their actions just lead to rising prices and fewer jobs for those consumers. Soooooooo..... you don't see anything wrong with the current market right? I mean you believe that ISP's are acting ethically and consumers are being treated fairly and that services are delivered at reasonable prices, right? You would call the current state of the market a success, right?
>>The days of low Internet usage is over. It's not like Data was at 300 mb was alot. people that are data hogs ruin it for the rest of us The days of news groups and grannies checking their email are over. It's not like it was when we all had dial up. People use the internet for absolutely everything now. People that use their mobile data and the internet the way it is marketed are just trying to get ...
Re: Except consumers WERE informed.. Here's the proof.
>>how the government makes moves with simple money grabs in mind instead of the consumers well being. Right, because consumer interests aren't served by unthrottled speeds. If the government was really looking out for the little guy they'd make sure all those bits went by slow enough to be inspected by the human eye. Then customers could be really sure of what they were getting. >>What I think nobody really grasps is that the wireless companies don't have the ...
Re: Except consumers WERE informed.. Here's the proof.
ROFL. Your analogy is hilariously bad and terribly flawed.
Why? You know of some magic algorithm that guesses the correct password on the first try? If not, then it matters.
Re: How to skirt the law
I know, right. What's more scary is that the Republicans AND Obama seem to be in agreement with the Freedom Act. If the cause is great enough to the establishment for the two (fictional) sides to stop pretending they're opposed to one another and embrace the same piece of legislation, you can rest assured it is not in the American people's interest.
I will wait and see
what happens with the Note 5. But if the battery is sealed in and there's no memory card slot, this phone will be a serious contender as my next device. I love the decision to go with leather. It seems there are premium materials that don't hinder key functionality after all. Phonescoop may think LG is foolish not to follow lockstep with the trends started by Apple, but personally I think Apple will go the way of most trends. ...
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