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Re: Cortana+headset=safe, hands-free driving
Nov 29, 2016, 7:59 PM
in the Article: DOT Wants to Block Most Phone Apps In Moving Cars forum

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?
Nov 28, 2016, 3:31 PM
in the Article: DOT Wants to Block Most Phone Apps In Moving Cars forum

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?
Nov 16, 2016, 3:34 PM
in the Article: Blu Phones Among Those Impacted By Hidden Backdoor forum

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?
Nov 7, 2016, 5:30 PM
in the Article: Samsung Says Galaxy S8 to Get Its Own Personal Assistant forum

Why link negative comments about the Note 7 to an article about the yet-to-be-announced S8?

No physical keyboard???
Nov 1, 2016, 3:09 PM
in the BlackBerry DTEK60 forum

I don't see the appeal.

What???!!!!!!
Oct 24, 2016, 5:45 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Buy Time Warner for $85.4 Billion forum

This is ridiculous and should never be allowed to stand.

Wow
Oct 17, 2016, 3:46 PM
in the HP Elite x3 forum

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
Oct 17, 2016, 1:10 PM
in the Article: Qualcomm Says First MulteFire Connection a Success forum

Cellular carriers should either be barred from using unlicensed spectrum, or forced to greatly reduce their prices and absurd data caps.

Re: Worthless
Oct 7, 2016, 4:25 PM
in the Article: Verizon - Not Google - to Manage Pixel System Updates forum

Dropping the ball is about all Google does these days. I'm losing faith in them.

256 MB of built-in storage
Oct 7, 2016, 4:15 PM
in the Article: Asus' Zenfone 3 Series Goes On Sale This Month forum

Impressive for 30 years ago.

Sprint customers always get the shaft
Oct 7, 2016, 4:07 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Be Exclusive Carrier Selling Google Pixel Phone forum

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...
Sep 23, 2016, 1:33 PM
in the Article: Charter Joins Comcast with Plans to Launch Wireless forum

Maybe I'm remembering this wrong, but weren't you in the camp that was against net neutrality?

Re: Half-baked phone.
Sep 21, 2016, 1:49 PM
in the Article: Review: Apple iPhone 7 forum

Don't you know??? Less is more. So saith Jobs, the great iDiot in the sky.

That's nice and all -
Sep 21, 2016, 1:42 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Claims 5G Tests Reach 12 Gbps forum

The promise of 5G by 2020. But true 4G is 100 Mb/s down. When will they have 4G?

HEY SPRINT
Sep 20, 2016, 6:02 PM
in the Article: Sprint Says It Has Improved NYC Network Performance forum

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 ...

Tick tock
Sep 20, 2016, 5:52 PM
in the Article: Review: Apple iPhone 7 forum

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.

Re: Comcast
Sep 20, 2016, 3:01 PM
in the Article: Comcast Targeting Mid-2017 for Wireless Network Launch forum

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!
Sep 14, 2016, 3:01 PM
in the Article: Samsung to Formally Recall Galaxy Note7 forum

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....
Sep 12, 2016, 2:46 PM
in the Article: Apple Warns Against 'Micro-abrasions' On Jet Black iPhone 7 forum

Maybe guys like you really do think they're laminating baseball cards, lol.

Re: One step to solve this issue.
Sep 12, 2016, 2:44 PM
in the Article: Apple Warns Against 'Micro-abrasions' On Jet Black iPhone 7 forum

Yes, and it was done quite maliciously. So now I'm holding a grudge. :P

You heard it here first
Sep 9, 2016, 10:41 AM
in the Article: Apple Scores Nintendo Game for iPhone forum

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
Sep 9, 2016, 10:31 AM
in the Article: Apple Warns Against 'Micro-abrasions' On Jet Black iPhone 7 forum

Thank you.

Phonescoop, I may have lost the battle but.....
Sep 8, 2016, 10:26 AM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy Note7 for T-Mobile forum

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.
Sep 8, 2016, 8:22 AM
in the Article: Apple Warns Against 'Micro-abrasions' On Jet Black iPhone 7 forum

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....
Sep 7, 2016, 6:07 PM
in the Article: Apple Warns Against 'Micro-abrasions' On Jet Black iPhone 7 forum

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?
Jul 20, 2016, 1:03 AM
in the Article: Samsung Flagship Phone, Likely Note 7, Clears FCC forum

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?
Jul 17, 2016, 6:07 PM
in the Article: Samsung Flagship Phone, Likely Note 7, Clears FCC forum

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?
Jul 17, 2016, 6:04 PM
in the Article: Samsung Flagship Phone, Likely Note 7, Clears FCC forum

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
Jul 14, 2016, 4:09 PM
in the Article: Samsung Shows Off First UFS Memory Cards forum

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.

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.

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