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Re: Personally I like it...
Aug 14, 2015, 5:04 PM
in the Article: Hands On with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ forum

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.
Aug 14, 2015, 4:19 PM
in the Article: Hands On with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ forum

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.
Aug 13, 2015, 1:08 PM
in the Article: Hands On with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ forum

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.
Jul 15, 2015, 3:44 PM
in the Article: Samsung Aiming for 11K Phone Displays forum

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?

Come on
Jul 8, 2015, 1:50 PM
in the Article: Sprint Allowed to Settle Cramming Charges for $50M forum

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....
Jul 2, 2015, 2:29 PM
in the Article: Samsung Researchers Make Battery Breakthrough forum

>>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
Jul 2, 2015, 2:22 PM
in the Article: NSA Given Permission to Spy On Calls Again forum

He's watching over us and protecting us from ourselves. YAYYYYY!!!!

The patent system is a joke
Jul 2, 2015, 2:21 PM
in the Article: Sprint Found In Violation of Prism Patents forum

Except it's not funny.

It's all that evil FCC's fault
Jul 2, 2015, 2:19 PM
in the Article: Sprint Forced to Backtrack On Throttling After Outcry forum

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.

Bwahahahahaha
Jul 2, 2015, 2:07 PM
in the Article: NSA Given Permission to Spy On Calls Again forum

>>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?

Re: Wow
Jun 29, 2015, 4:16 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

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
Jun 29, 2015, 4:12 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

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.

Just Wow
Jun 29, 2015, 4:08 PM
in the Article: Verizon Closes Acquisition of AOL forum

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 ...

Re: Lolwut?
Jun 24, 2015, 11:55 AM
in the Article: Apple to Improve Security by Requiring 6-Digit Passcodes forum

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 ...

Re: Ka-Ching
Jun 24, 2015, 11:40 AM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

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
Jun 24, 2015, 11:18 AM
in the Article: Verizon Closes Acquisition of AOL forum

You do realize that was the exact point I was trying to make. :P

Way to miss the point
Jun 24, 2015, 11:17 AM
in the Article: Verizon Closes Acquisition of AOL forum

Entirely.

Re: Ka-Ching
Jun 23, 2015, 4:28 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

Whaaaat?? :?

YAY
Jun 23, 2015, 12:56 PM
in the Article: Verizon Closes Acquisition of AOL forum

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.

Re: Lolwut?
Jun 23, 2015, 12:45 PM
in the Article: Apple to Improve Security by Requiring 6-Digit Passcodes forum

Ummm... I write code for a living. How about you?

Amazed
Jun 23, 2015, 12:42 PM
in the Article: FCC Adopts Strong Anti-Robocall Rules forum

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, ...

Re: Ka-Ching
Jun 23, 2015, 12:30 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

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
Jun 23, 2015, 12:28 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

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.

Re: Wow
Jun 23, 2015, 12:26 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

>>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.

Re: Wow
Jun 23, 2015, 12:25 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

>>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 ...

Re: Wow
Jun 23, 2015, 12:17 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

>>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?

Re: Wow
Jun 23, 2015, 12:13 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

>>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.
Jun 23, 2015, 12:05 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

>>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.
Jun 23, 2015, 11:50 AM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

ROFL. Your analogy is hilariously bad and terribly flawed.

Re: Lolwut?
Jun 9, 2015, 4:20 PM
in the Article: Apple to Improve Security by Requiring 6-Digit Passcodes forum

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
Jun 2, 2015, 10:38 AM
in the Article: Patriot Act Expires, NSA Phone Data Collection Ends forum

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
Apr 28, 2015, 8:52 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: LG G4 forum

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. ...

Re: Why? Why the curve?
Apr 23, 2015, 4:41 PM
in the Article: Review: LG G Flex 2 forum

>>A unique shape is one thing, but a lot of people highly value premium materials and craftsmanship. I see. So, your phone could be shaped like a pot and that would be fine, as long as premium materials were used? Or is shape just as important to aesthetics after all? And if aesthetics really have the value you say, then why not give this a chance? I would remind you that it hasn't been that long since the original iPhone ...

Color me interested
Apr 23, 2015, 9:35 AM
in the Article: Turing Phone to Offer Secure Communications in Liquidmetal Body forum

Color me interested

Why? Why the curve?
Apr 22, 2015, 12:44 PM
in the Article: Review: LG G Flex 2 forum

>>Why? Why the curve? I totally appreciate the phone's flexibility, but the curved shape adds absolutely no value other than the design aesthetic Is that any different from making a device out of flimsy metals and fragile glass, while sacrificing critical functionality like removable batteries and expandable memory, and calling it premium?

Re: IF
Apr 22, 2015, 12:25 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

You missed my point entirely.

Re: IF
Apr 22, 2015, 12:24 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

>>I thought it was clear we were talking about localized memory in smartphones, not all forms of localized data... We're talking about the demand for localized data, period. You can't just pretend that cell phones are some kind of special exception. And if you really believe they are, then you need to justify why. >>If you can put together a viable business plan and demonstrate a need in the market for a product that isn't there or other companies are not ...

Re: IF
Apr 20, 2015, 3:38 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

>>If the need for localized data is that large wouldn't a company be able to profit from filling that need? Ever been to Best Buy and seen all the hard drives, NAS drives, dvd-r's, cd-r's, and memory sticks on sale? >>You can't say that companies are just exploiting areas for profit while at the same time claiming they are walking away leaving a huge gap in the market. Umm.... if you hadn't noticed Samsung is the worldwide leader in NAND Flash memory. https://fstoppers.com/gear/samsung -jumps-out-sd-microsd-card-space-color-coded- line-9567 They ...

Re: IF
Apr 20, 2015, 2:50 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

>>Not when the irrational vastly outnumber the rational. I think that is a bad assumption biased by a constant barrage of customer support calls which only represent a small fraction of your actual customers. But if you truly do believe the vast majority of people to be quite irrational, how is it that you hope the free market will ever win?

Re: IF
Apr 20, 2015, 11:30 AM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

>> I am going to keep an open mind and know there are multiple reasonable explanations as to why they would do this. I would hope that would mean that you are willing to look at the whole picture and see where the technology innovators are pushing us. While the cloud is absolutely awesome, I don't want all my personal data there. I don't want all the key features of my devices to be dependent on it. It is a ...

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