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Oh good...
Yesterday, 10:50 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry to Buy Encryption Company forum

Another possibly crumbling company which probably now owns important patents.

Re: Doesn't matter
Friday, 2:43 PM
in the Article: Phone-Unlocking Bill Clears Congress, Goes to Obama forum

That statement is dumb in at least 2 ways.

Thanks, FTC...
Jul 1, 2014, 2:09 PM
in the Article: FTC Drops Cram-Hammer On T-Mobile forum

For filing a complaint in 2014 over things which happened in 2012 and T-Mobile announced they would refund in 2013. And which, for all we know, other carriers are still doing.

Re: Ridiculous...
Jun 25, 2014, 11:38 AM
in the Article: Congress Gives Unlocking Bill Another Shot forum

Unlocking usually isn't difficult, but if you are not the original customer of the carrier, they often won't do it. If the carrier doesn't want to play nice, you can usually find a way to unlock a phone elsewhere. But it doesn't always work and sometimes costs money even though you own the phone. It shouldn't be a gamble when you buy a phone. The whole concept of locking phones is a shady monopolistic attempt at bundling and manipulating users as ...

Ridiculous
Jun 25, 2014, 11:28 AM
in the Article: Congress Gives Unlocking Bill Another Shot forum

To the degree that a carrier does try to do that arbitrarily, it's another problem which needs to be fixed. We fixed it with crooked landline carriers like ATT, we can do it with Sprint's wireless shenanigans as well. Compatibility CAN be an issue, but that's a silly argument. There are plenty of phones which work on multiple carriers.

Re: The neutering of Android continues
Jun 19, 2014, 11:59 PM
in the Article: Google Puts Generic Android Email App in Play Store forum

This is how it should be. Email clients, browsers, document viewers should not be locked into the core of the OS. If you think you like it the other way, wait until you get your next Android phone. Google is making file browsing a core function exclusively, and 3rd-party file managers won't have access to your memory card. Only special google-provided apps will be able to do it.

Re: The Future of Apps?
Jun 14, 2014, 12:54 AM
in the Article: Mozilla Says Android Phones Can Run Firefox Web Apps forum

I use that one too. Too bad Google crippled the HTML viewer app, which is why it no longer re-arranges the text when you zoom in.

Too bad...
Jun 13, 2014, 4:02 PM
in the Article: Mozilla Says Android Phones Can Run Firefox Web Apps forum

Firefox for Android is a total piece of garbage. Bloated, slow, hardly any options, crashes.

Re: T-Mobile Charges...
Jun 12, 2014, 4:55 PM
in the Article: AT&T Increases Activation Fee to $40 forum

Might have been some computer issue not wanting to activate a previously-used SIM on a different account. I have activated unused SIM cards from prepaid kits on my postpaid account. I have never paid for a SIM card.

Re: Nothing but a scam.
Jun 12, 2014, 4:36 PM
in the Article: AT&T Increases Activation Fee to $40 forum

What a load. They advertise a phone discounted to $100, then they say just kidding we want another $40 because we don't actually want to sell it for that price, and you come along and say "no problem, just pay $500!" Besides that, they usually stick people for the activation fee anyway.

Nothing but a scam.
Jun 12, 2014, 12:24 PM
in the Article: AT&T Increases Activation Fee to $40 forum

In what other business do they offer a product for $200, then when you check out add another $40 because OMG it's so expensive and we forgot to price our products to include employee payroll and the electricity and phone bill? Or how about advertising a product for 50% off, then you get to the store and they tack on an extra $40 because the advertised discount is more than they can afford?

Re: T-Mobile Charges...
Jun 12, 2014, 11:52 AM
in the Article: AT&T Increases Activation Fee to $40 forum

Only if you don't already have a SIM card from your first phone, and are buying a non-T-Mobile phone which doesn't include one.

Re: SIM card
Jun 12, 2014, 11:51 AM
in the Article: AT&T Increases Activation Fee to $40 forum

Not if it's a new signup or a phone discount, which requires the incredibly expensive process of an underpaid phone operator clicking a few buttons to sell you the phone.

Swiftkey gets dumber every time
Jun 11, 2014, 11:45 AM
in the Article: SwiftKey Changes Direction, Offers Basic App for Free forum

They keep "improving" predictions by assuming the user to be dumber. The result is CORRECTLY SPELLED words constantly being "corrected". There was once an option in Swiftkey to indicate that you are not a complete fool, and it would only "fix" words which were actually incorrect. They removed this option for unexplained reasons and deny that the newer versions aren't as good.

Re: What is with this
Jun 2, 2014, 12:59 PM
in the Article: Review: Motorola Moto E forum

This will explain it: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+are+subsidiz ed+cell+phones

Copyrighting an API is insane.
May 9, 2014, 4:39 PM
in the Article: Oracle Wins Appeal Against Google Over Java APIs forum

APIs aren't the functional part of the software, they are just instructions which tell one OS or software how to interact with another. This is like making headphones which include a user guide with a sketch of the headphone jack on an iPod, and Apple suing you because they have a copyright on knowing which hole is the headphone jack.

HTC's low-end phones can only get better
May 6, 2014, 6:13 PM
in the Article: HTC Starts Outsourcing Some Manufacturing forum

They sure made some garbage.

Re: The Apple/Samsung patent war is stupid.
May 6, 2014, 10:44 AM
in the Article: Jury Adjusts What Samsung Owes Apple forum

So you want Samsung to pay Apple $35 per phone?

Re: Hate that judge
May 6, 2014, 10:43 AM
in the Article: Jury Adjusts What Samsung Owes Apple forum

I don't like her either, but this particular event is not evidence that she is dumb or biased. This is a perfectly reasonable correction.

Re: interesting move
Apr 26, 2014, 1:40 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Shutter MetroPCS Network in Select Cities July 1 forum

It's still not impossible, but last I heard it was not looking like a very sure thing because the FTC and/or FCC expressed unhappiness in some way. T-Mobile should probably continue life as normal, rather than pause everything for an indefinite time and end up years behind if the merger doesn't happen.

Re: convoluted
Apr 15, 2014, 11:14 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow forum

Data is the arrangement, not the physical tokens. It does not exist. Data transmissions don't accumulate over time, the transmitted data is not a persistent thing, and it doesn't have to be paid for in the future as Slammer tried to assert as a rule.

Re: Throttled Vs Capped.
Apr 14, 2014, 2:24 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow forum

Slammer said: slower service, data will still be used and someone will end up paying. Once everyone is on a plan, the cost is fixed whether the available system is used or not. Using data is not some expense which must be paid for later because data doesn't really exist. By slowing down the cheap customers and therefore spreading their use over more time, it ensures that more system capacity is available for others at any specific time, which is all the ...

Re: The next apple lawsuit
Apr 10, 2014, 5:09 PM
in the Article: New Universal USB Connector Revealed forum

Hmm... symmetrical, and the corners are rounded. AND it has no keypad! I'm guessing Monday?

Wrong thread
Apr 10, 2014, 12:38 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Ups Free Tablet Data to 1GB for Voice Customers forum

oops

Re: LOLZ
Apr 3, 2014, 11:53 PM
in the Article: Sprint's Spark Phones Don't Support Simultaneous Voice/Data forum

I don't ever use both on my phone, but at the office I routinely talk to people on the phone and use the Internet at the same time for related things (both websites and email). If I used my phone for business regularly, I would probably need a phone which could do both. Or else I would end up being the dumb guy in the TV commercials. "What do you mean you don't know if Bob sent you that email ...

Re: T-Mobile insults its partner, so Blackberry insults its users
Apr 2, 2014, 4:23 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Hangs Up On T-Mobile forum

Limiting their options is not good for them. Utter nonsense.

T-Mobile insults its partner, so Blackberry insults its users
Apr 2, 2014, 11:15 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry Hangs Up On T-Mobile forum

The T-Mobile ad was clearly unprofessional, inappropriate, insulting, etc/whatever. But all carriers stink. They've all been rats on and off (mostly on), and customers are already stuck picking the lesser evil for their needs. So now Blackberry is throwing a revenge fit in a way which limits the already-crummy selection of carriers for people who want to use Blackberries. Their own users are treated like pawns in the revenge game.

Re: Bunch of dumb hicks
Mar 24, 2014, 12:26 PM
in the Article: Google Socked with $85 Million Patent Fine forum

And yes, if you are wondering, your knee-jerk reaction failure to understand the function of a word does make you an Internet hick.

Re: Bunch of dumb hicks
Mar 24, 2014, 12:25 PM
in the Article: Google Socked with $85 Million Patent Fine forum

"Hick" was used to refer to backwoods idiots. Invented to refer to a lack of intellectual and cultural development. When I say hick, I mean that. I do not say it to refer to their race now, and that's not why the word was invented. N-word is and was meant explicitly to refer to black people's race in a derogatory way. Sometimes black people now use it amongst them selves in a way which is not racist. You are not ...

Re: Bunch of dumb hicks
Mar 22, 2014, 2:36 PM
in the Article: Google Socked with $85 Million Patent Fine forum

Right, the actual history of the word means nothing if you find what you want to be mad about on Urban Dictionary. Also, even if it were true that not a single non-white person were ever called a hick, that does not make it racist. Nobody on Neptune was ever called an idiot, does that mean "idiot" is a racist word for Earthlings. You just aren't a rational person.

Re: Bunch of dumb hicks
Mar 21, 2014, 9:10 PM
in the Article: Google Socked with $85 Million Patent Fine forum

Hicks are usually white, but not always. Race is not the basis of the word. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokel#Origins_ of_.22hick.22

Bunch of dumb hicks
Mar 21, 2014, 11:56 AM
in the Article: Google Socked with $85 Million Patent Fine forum

When the Eastern portion of Texas isn't busy lynching and robbing minorities (at the hands of police even), they're relaxing in a court room while a sleazeball lawyer baffles them with strange new words like "Internet".

Re: "can't compete" nonsense
Mar 4, 2014, 6:16 PM
in the Article: SoftBank May Appeal to U.S. Public for T-Mobile Support forum

Some of those were necessary so that they weren't limited to covering only a few states (especially back when roaming was so expensive). But now they just want more customers in the same areas.

Re: PLEASE GOD NO
Mar 4, 2014, 12:51 PM
in the Article: SoftBank May Appeal to U.S. Public for T-Mobile Support forum

They will also switch us back to a non-SIM phone standard, which is how they force you to only buy phones they want you to buy (and for an inflated price).

"can't compete" nonsense
Mar 4, 2014, 12:49 PM
in the Article: SoftBank May Appeal to U.S. Public for T-Mobile Support forum

Somehow the corporate raiders have even convinced laypersons of this garbage excuse. There is no reason why everyone has to be as big as Verizon. It's just a load of arbitrary BS. Also note the backward logic. We have to buy up customers so we can be competitive? It's supposed to work the other way.

Re: poor guys
Mar 4, 2014, 12:45 PM
in the Article: RadioShack to Shutter As Many As 1,100 Stores forum

And what if they said, "Here it is, that will be $40"?

Re: Crooks
Feb 6, 2014, 7:11 PM
in the Article: Wells Fargo Offering Credit to Encourage Isis Use forum

I may have worded that poorly. It was $5/month to have an account at all, although I can't deposit checks without an account, so I guess the original statement is still true. Here's their current offer for a regular checking account, which seems like a good way to rip off poor people for no reason: Monthly service fee The monthly service fee is waived on your Wells Fargo Value Checking account with one of the following: 1. $1,500 minimum ...

This patent IS essential and important
Feb 5, 2014, 12:48 PM
in the Article: Patent Holding Firm Files $2B Lawsuit Against Apple forum

IPCom made a great discovery for routing emergency calls. The way it works is, they take the 911 call and round off the corners so it can slip past all of the other network traffic easier. Apple cannot be allowed to copy this innovation without fair compensation.

Crooks
Feb 5, 2014, 12:43 PM
in the Article: Wells Fargo Offering Credit to Encourage Isis Use forum

This is the bank which said they have to charge me $5/month to deposit checks because they are oh so poor.

Re: I hope it happens.
Jan 20, 2014, 4:36 AM
in the Article: SoftBank, Deutsche Telekom Discussing T-Mobile Buyout forum

I don't care if they are a threat to ATT/VZN. I want to keep my less-awful carrier from getting worse. It won't help me any to reduce ATT's balance if I have an evil phone bundling/hacking/subsidizing carrier too.

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