These are the most recent forum messages posted by Zpike:
Re: No Fines - No enforcement
Yay, for the death of the internet and of anything even resembling fair treatment of the consumer and of free, competitive markets. Yay, for Ajit Pai and Corporate Cronyism.
Re: I suppose
I think its a great idea. Some "how to" articles would really be refreshing.
What is the point?
Ajit Pai has already made it clear he prefers the interests of crony-capitalist, government endorsed monopolies over the American people. So, why pretend to be transparent when it's obvious you don't care?
That this wouldn't come off so much as political activism if phonescoop regularly posted articles about "How to do X" with your phone. But Phonescoop doesn't.
How wonderfully big business and big government work when they're in bed together. If anything was worth keeping from Obama's legacy, it was Net Neutrality. But thinking that Donald Trump understands technology is like thinking Obama understands leadership.
Re: 200GB capped
Try taking your own advice. You may be over your limit for asinine opinions on the internet in one day.
Re: 200GB capped
There are a platitude of reasons. First it's illegal for Verizon to prevent you from tethering your device. That was a condition of the auction where they bought all their 700 MHz spectrum. So, obviously, I might choose to use Verizon as my primary ISP. Once my PC or laptop is tethered, there are any number of things on the internet which are much larger than 200 GB. Also, there's this little bitty tiny sector of the American workforce ...
Are they installed and turned on by default? I always love it when people pretend like you're opting into the loss of your freedom and rights by not spending countless hours every day trying to figure what the government is stealing from you and the new ways to thwart them. How about this? The constitution guarantees me certain freedoms. Government agencies should always take care how they approach my freedoms, period. We have a system of checks and balances ...
Re: good article
Why? You just love corporate cornyism as an economic policy? Or perhaps you work for ATT or Verizon? Did it ever occur to you that you're using the Internet to promote its destruction?
Or more importantly
Apple stole most of its design elements from Braun. Ever held one of their calculators up to an iphone? Its scary. So maybe Apple owes Braun all of their profits for every iphone ever made. Honestly, I think Apple is getting off easy by losing this case to Samsung. I'd rather see them fork over all their iphone profits.
Considering the amount of public money that went into building out the internet's infrastructure, it ought to be illegal for a company to own internet backbone and last mile access and also distribute internet content, especially if they are giving their own content preferential treatment over everyone else's. If this doesn't violate net neutrality, nothing does. If ATT can deliver its own content with out data caps, then it can also deliver everything else on the internet without data ...
Re: Cortana+headset=safe, hands-free driving
Meh, I don't like any of it. I get where you're coming from, but honestly its as asinine as the idea of a hate crime. I could easily make the argument that all crimes are hate crimes, and that some crimes are given unduly harsh or light sentencing based on what is an entirely emotional and subjective label. How about just holding people liable for their mistakes? I don't care if you are texting, watching porn, screaming at your ...
Why stop there?
Why don't they require NFC tags on all alcohol and integrated systems in new vehicles that determine the location of your alcohol and ensure it's locked in the trunk. And lets require all manufacturers of bags and purses to have a mechanism that prevents the bag from being unzipped while the car is moving. Likewise, all cosmetics should be required to have a self-locking mechanism in order to prevent the application of makeup while driving. And lets make drive-thru ...
Not surprising but why?
THIS is exactly what is wrong with the liberal agenda when it comes to economics. They want tons of regulations that prop up monopolies and businesses that are "too big to fail" and stifle competition on the one hand, but on the other hand they want a free flow of crap from places like China even though its obvious they want to destroy us. Does anyone else think it's a joke that there is no pressure on the FCC ...
Why link negative comments about the Note 7 to an article about the yet-to-be-announced S8?
No physical keyboard???
I don't see the appeal.
This is ridiculous and should never be allowed to stand.
Wow, this phone is finally out. Where's the review? Will Sprint carry it? Can I finally ditch Samsung and Android for a real phone?
This should be illegal
Cellular carriers should either be barred from using unlicensed spectrum, or forced to greatly reduce their prices and absurd data caps.
Dropping the ball is about all Google does these days. I'm losing faith in them.
256 MB of built-in storage
Impressive for 30 years ago.
Sprint customers always get the shaft
So I'm not surprised this phone won't be available to us, even via unlocked channels. I'll never understand this phone exclusive bull crap, though. It's a great way for vendors to say in a loud voice, "I REALLY EXPECT THIS TO FAIL," at a product announcement. I guess the saying goes, "If at first you don't succeed, perhaps Google should give it a try."
Re: The Really bad part of this all...
Maybe I'm remembering this wrong, but weren't you in the camp that was against net neutrality?
Re: Half-baked phone.
Don't you know??? Less is more. So saith Jobs, the great iDiot in the sky.
That's nice and all -
The promise of 5G by 2020. But true 4G is 100 Mb/s down. When will they have 4G?
How about hiring back some of your network engineers (whom you paid handsomely to leave your company) and improving MY network performance? 4G is virtually nonexistent and 3G is a joke compared to what it was 6 years ago. Hell, I'd settle for just being able to make phone calls on the fricking interstate. When T-Mobile was at its absolute WORST you could ALWAYS make calls on the interstate. Sprint! Your network is pure crap. It's falling to pieces ...
Ummmmm... "tick tock" is an Intel design strategy, not Apple. Intel coined the term for their processor design strategy long before Apple ever thought of building a phone. If anyone at Apple ever used this terminology, they blatantly stole it from Intel, which wouldn't be surprising considering Apple's history of stealing established terminology and pretending they invented it. The word "app" comes to mind.
Competitive pricing means they will sign a contract with all the wireless carriers not to offer services wherever they are offering services and then bribe all the politicians to somehow NOT call this collusion. Then they will charge the same thing their competitor does -whatever they want. That's Comcast's definition of competitive pricing. Also, they will use this as a reason to justify their completely unjustified data caps. Data caps are almost universally accepted in the wireless industry, though hardly ...
Re: Can't wait!
Wait... Was this post actually about your thoughts on the Note 7? Or was it really a poorly veiled and pathetic attempt to find happiness in bashing a site you supposedly no longer care about? I couldn't tell.
Re: If you're going to put it in a case....
Maybe guys like you really do think they're laminating baseball cards, lol.
Re: One step to solve this issue.
Yes, and it was done quite maliciously. So now I'm holding a grudge. :P
You heard it here first
I gave you all time and no one wanted to say it. So here goes. So many things wrong and missing with the new iPhone announcement. I would call the event a mass fail except for the Mario game. What may seem small at first glance is actually a pretty big deal. Mario coming to anything other than a Nintendo device is absolutely unheard of. It's Nintendo's most coveted IP, practically the only thing that drove sales of the flailing ...
Re: Phone Builds
Phonescoop, I may have lost the battle but.....
did I have to lose the war? It seems like ages ago that I lobbied you guys to start including real performance reviews with benchmarks and in-depth analysis of the hardware. You guys quickly shot me down and insisted that your reviews were intended to be along the lines of the practical experience users would get with normal usage. So, can I please get that? I am soooooooo sick of Android (and especially Samsung) devices. After several years of use ...
Re: One step to solve this issue.
It's not like you're laminating your baseball cards. It's a frickin phone. It's a bunch of electronics squished together and sealed inside a case. If you need a case to protect the case that's already on the device, that wreaks of crappy design. And if you argue that aesthetics are more important than the functional purpose of the case (protecting the electronics) - then I call bull crap. And here's why. Would YOU buy an iPhone if it came in ...
If you're going to put it in a case....
Why does it matter what color you get in the first place? The lunacy of Apple fanaticism knows no bounds. The myriad of design problems Apple tries to solve by offering its customers a case also knows no bounds.
Re: Note 7?
That's funny. You use an example of an excentric programmer known for bucking convention to justify a blatantly ignorant opinion you have applied universally to all of software development. There are standards for nearly every aspect of development, including versioning. Infact, version control software is an integral part of any development shop with any kind of a budget. You could fill a library just with the books that have been written on object oriented design and self documenting code. Yet ...
Re: Note 7?
Furthermore, software version numbers usually DO make sense. But since you're not a developer I wouldn't expect you to know that.
Re: Note 7?
Actually, Windows 8.1 was Windows 8.1..... derr. Windows 8 was so poorly received that Microsoft felt it necessary to skip 9, indicating that 10 was a monumental step away from 8. Also, since it is the last "version" of Windows, per say, 10 seems to polish off the series more completely than 9.
When Samsung First Removed Memory Card Slots From Its Phones
I told everyone it was because they were developing an alternate technology and were trying to force the market to move away from Micro-SD Cards. Looks like I was right.
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