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Re: Well, if you cared so much, why didnt you know?
Apr 28, 2016, 7:07 PM
in the Article: Gov. Unlocked iPhone In NYC Drug Case without Apple forum

While I agree with what you're saying (I don't think Apple is sincere either), we still have to take a stand with the Federal Government on our privacy. Whatever Apple's motives may have been, I agree 100% that no governing body has a right to force them to hack their own OS. The government already knew two things. 1. There was nothing of consequence in the War on Terror on those phones. 2. They could get into the phones ...

Re: No kidding?
Apr 28, 2016, 6:58 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Rolls Out Lumia 950 BOGO Offer forum

I agree 100%. There's a direct correlation between companies that have relatively no market share and companies that release stuff only for AT&T. If the 950XL had been available on Sprint I wouldn't have a Note 5 right now. That's one missed sale right there, and no telling how many millions more. Microsoft seems to be as dead set on losing as Blackberry is.

Re: Most
Apr 28, 2016, 6:48 PM
in the Article: Amazon Held Responsible for Kids' In-App Purchases forum

Exactly.

Re: Are they going to fix all the broken crap that everyone on the internet is complaining about?
Apr 22, 2016, 5:26 PM
in the Article: Google Releases Second Preview of Android N forum

Windows Mobile 6 was awesome in its day. The stuff since then... maybe not so much. But I'm willing to give Windows 10 a shot. There are at least a couple of amazing devices on Windows Mobile. I'm locked into a Note 5 I don't really want for a while, but for my next phone I think I will be looking hard at Windows Mobile.

Re: Interesting
Apr 22, 2016, 5:19 PM
in the Article: Senators Revise Anti-Encryption Bill, Opposition Mounts forum

While I agree with you wholeheartedly, you certainly didn't take the op's post the same way I did. As I see it, he was railing against both Congress and the President (more or less the government as a whole) at the same time for their incessant and incredulous attacks on our freedom. And I agree with him. But just because I openly criticized the Democrats on this one doesn't mean I don't have my fare share of loathing for ...

Re: It's political ..
Apr 22, 2016, 5:03 PM
in the Article: Houses Passes Bill that Could Cripple FCC's Net Neutrality Rules forum

This is exactly why Republican can never stay in power. They have plenty of criticism while the Democrats are completely screwing up the country, but as soon as the people get fed up and give them another chance they go to doing stupid crap like this. The fact that Donald Trump is still the Republican front runner should tell you absolutely everything you need to know about the people running the Republican party. Why anyone in this country votes ...

Re: Free Enterprise
Apr 22, 2016, 4:55 PM
in the Article: Houses Passes Bill that Could Cripple FCC's Net Neutrality Rules forum

Net neutrality isn't about wage and price controls. I'm not saying the FCC can't turn it into that... but that's not what it's about. It's about making sure that the internet ( a market place in and of itself) remains open and ensuring that ISP's aren't able to pick the winners and losers on the internet. If you think price fixing is bad... then you SHOULD oppose a closed internet.

Re: Free Enterprise
Apr 22, 2016, 4:48 PM
in the Article: Houses Passes Bill that Could Cripple FCC's Net Neutrality Rules forum

>>While I believe that anyone or any group (like the FCC) means well, price controls ultimately are counter productive. Name one instance of the FCC setting prices under Net Neutrality rules. >>The bottom line is that no one is ultimately required to own a business that provides goods or services, No but when you defraud the American tax payer of Billions of tax dollars on the promise of an open fiber network that anyone can sell services on and instead build ...

There's something like this every day it seems
Apr 22, 2016, 4:35 PM
in the Article: Court Rules Cell Location Data Fair Game forum

It's not that hard to get a warrant. The government just wants the unfettered freedom to spy on us and infringe our privacy at will. I hope the corrupt judge that found in favor of this finds himself unemployed and broke soon.

Re: How the game works
Apr 14, 2016, 5:40 PM
in the Article: Bill Would Compel Companies to Break Encryption forum

Kind of ironic when you consider that the country best known in all the world for abolishing slavery has, in fact, willfully enslaved itself.

Re: How the game works
Apr 14, 2016, 5:39 PM
in the Article: Bill Would Compel Companies to Break Encryption forum

It's a liberal tactic- If you don't agree with something just label it. Then you don't have to worry about trying to understand it.

Re: How the game works
Apr 14, 2016, 5:37 PM
in the Article: Bill Would Compel Companies to Break Encryption forum

Cliche much?

That must be why my service recently went to dog ****
Apr 14, 2016, 5:35 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Sell Certain Network Assets for $2.2 Billion forum

I guess Sprint just turned off the towers until they can sell them. Calls drop like crazy and 4G is virtually nonexistent... 3G shows up but doesn't work. Sprint's network has become a giant turd.

Re: Metal cases ...
Apr 14, 2016, 5:28 PM
in the Article: Hands-On with the HTC 10 forum

I agree. It's a known fact that plastic cases get less signal interference and are more durable. Besides, plastic can look great all by itself. The idea that metal is somehow better is almost cultish. Especially considering that most of the people who think this matters will put their phone in a plastic case, lol.

Are they going to fix all the broken crap that everyone on the internet is complaining about?
Apr 14, 2016, 5:19 PM
in the Article: Google Releases Second Preview of Android N forum

If not, I think I'll pass on the new and improved emojii. My next mobile OS will be written by a company that knows how to write an OS, namely Microsoft. I'm so sick of all the finicky crap that just ruins the whole Android experience. Google and I will be parting ways soon.

Interesting
Apr 14, 2016, 5:16 PM
in the Article: Milk VR App Offers 360-Degree Content without a Headset forum

I recently got a VR headset that works with Google cardboard and have been looking for good VR content. If this works with Google Cardboard I will be very happy.

Re: Encryptin Bill
Apr 14, 2016, 5:14 PM
in the Article: Senators Revise Anti-Encryption Bill, Opposition Mounts forum

I agree wholeheartedly. Leave it to the fascist Dumbocrats to attack our freedom at every turn.

Re: If we did this to all Chineese companies
Mar 29, 2016, 12:45 PM
in the Article: China Opposes US Action Against ZTE; ZTE Phone Biz Safe forum

>> 90% of cheap you can buy everywhere comes from china? Duh. That's what's wrong with our economy. >>How the US government gonna justify the raise of almost all manufactured goods because they have to be manufactured somewhere else? So, what you're saying is that American labor isn't any better and doesn't deserve to be treated or paid any better than Chinese labor, right? So, how about you come work for me. I'm sure I can provide you with equivalent accommodations and ...

Re: Is it still considered high def?
Mar 28, 2016, 3:27 PM
in the Article: Netflix Says It Throttles Video on AT&T and Verizon forum

>>The amount of data needed to achieve high def on a 6.3 inch screen (and smaller) has to be considerably less than the amount of data needed to achieve high def on a monitor or television. High DEF is high DEF. A 1080p video is the same size no matter the physical size of the screen. Furthermore, it doesn't matter if your screen is 4" or 72". All 1080p screens have roughly the same number of pixels. So, if ...

If we did this to all Chineese companies
Mar 9, 2016, 11:43 AM
in the Article: China Opposes US Action Against ZTE; ZTE Phone Biz Safe forum

They would have to reconsider their atrocious civil rights violations as a country. China would be forced to either change or face economic ruin. Either way, American labor would win.

Re: Finally a design theme phone that is democratic
Mar 7, 2016, 5:36 PM
in the Article: Hands On with Obi Worldphones forum

Huh???

This phone will probably never get the respect it deserves
Mar 7, 2016, 5:25 PM
in the BlackBerry Priv (CDMA) forum

And what a shame. It deserves it's place just like the S7 and G5. None of those devices are perfect. Give me the keyboard and security of the Blackberry, the multi-tasking and stylus integration of the Note 5, and the flat out innovation of the G5. THAT would be the perfect device, something we could truly call a no compromises flagship. Edit: and kick Android's sorry broken platform to the curb in favor of HP's Windows 10 awesomeness. THAT is ...

Blows the Galaxy S7 out of the water
Mar 7, 2016, 5:19 PM
in the LG G5 forum

Nuff said.

Re: Totally losing interest in Samsung
Mar 7, 2016, 5:10 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge forum

I only upgraded to the Note 5 because I wanted a new phone and Sprint didn't have anything else I was interested in. I'm still not sure what I got for my money.

Did you guys review this device?
Mar 7, 2016, 4:57 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Sell BlackBerry Priv Starting Today forum

If not, can you do one? Edit: Never mind. I found the review. I guess I should have looked first, lol.

Re: Well, lets be honest...
Mar 1, 2016, 6:34 PM
in the Article: Sprint Expands Retail Deal with Dixons Carphone to 500 Stores forum

>>Sprint is just throwing spaghetti on the walls and praying some idiot will be like, "ooh spaghetti, how much is sauce?" ROFL. That's hilarious.

Re: Oh my god.
Feb 29, 2016, 5:35 PM
in the Article: Sprint Brings Back Two-Year Contracts - With A Catch forum

See my above rant. Sprint just screwed me out of just such a contract. Edit: Heh, because I replied on this thread it's now a "below" rant.

I'M TOTALLY PISSED
Feb 29, 2016, 5:30 PM
in the Article: Sprint Brings Back Two-Year Contracts - With A Catch forum

I switched to Sprint a little over 4 years ago when it became apparent that Verizon would not be competitive with Sprint on pricing and that Verizon's data was too expensive. I chose Sprint for their very reasonably priced unlimited family plans. I also signed up on Black Friday so that I could always take advantage of the best deals on a subsidized device. It worked well out the gate and also on my first upgrade 2 years later. ...

Re: Oh good
Feb 29, 2016, 5:09 PM
in the Article: Apple Offers Patch to Resolve Error 53 forum

The only thing harder to convey in text than sarcasm is a response it which it is clear that the original sarcasm was understood, lol. ;)

Re: Finally a design theme phone that is democratic
Feb 29, 2016, 5:05 PM
in the Article: Hands On with Obi Worldphones forum

>>I am impressed that a company has started focusing on design finally and looking beyond specifications. Wait, what??? I thought Apple was that company. What did I miss?

Saw this one coming
Feb 25, 2016, 7:10 PM
in the Article: Samsung Making 256 GB Storage Chips for Phones forum

Not sure if I said it here or not, but when Samsung dropped their memory cards in their devices I advised everyone I knew that this wasn't Samsung being an Apple knockoff. Samsung is the number 1 memory supplier in the world, so why would they shoot themselves in the foot by making a device that doesn't support their own technology? Because they were developing an alternate technology and had the power to move the market to their technology ...

Huh
Feb 24, 2016, 6:07 PM
in the Article: Facebook's Reactions Take 'Liking' to the Next Level forum

Facewhaaaat????

Totally losing interest in Samsung
Feb 23, 2016, 4:58 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge forum

....

NO THANKS
Feb 23, 2016, 2:29 PM
in the Article: Volvo to Let Drivers Use Smartphones As Keys forum

It'd be bad enough if someone hacked my phone. It'd be even worse if they hacked my car. This is a TERRIBLE idea.

gimme gimme gimme
Feb 22, 2016, 5:32 PM
in the Article: Hands On with HP's Elite x3 forum

Me wants this.

Dang....
Feb 22, 2016, 5:20 PM
in the Article: HP Debuts Windows 10-Based Elite x3 forum

This may be the device for me. The G5 sure looks compelling... but Android doesn't hold a candle to full blown Windows. In my mind, there's no comparison. If HP did this right, this phone will be a beast.

very impressive
Feb 22, 2016, 5:16 PM
in the Article: Hands On with the LG G5 forum

I want one of these with a 5.7" screen (or bigger), a stylus, a slide out keyboard, and multitasking on par with what we get from Samsung please.

Re: Removable Battery
Feb 22, 2016, 5:09 PM
in the Article: LG G5 Adopts Metal Design, Adds Trick Battery Hatch forum

I agree with you 100%. The G5 certainly looks like an impressive device. And they beat everyone to market with the ability to attach accessories (something we should have had a decade ago). Well done, LG.

Re: Oh good
Feb 19, 2016, 7:04 PM
in the Article: Apple Offers Patch to Resolve Error 53 forum

Don't get ahead of yourself. I assure you this one was only because it was having a negative impact on their image, not because they turned over a new leaf. Apple will undoubtedly continue its traditional practice of screwing over third party vendors who add value to the Apple ecosystem. It IS their way.

Fascists
Feb 19, 2016, 6:57 PM
in the Article: US Gov to Force Apple to Unlock iPhone forum

Fascists

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