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Re: Shocker...
Feb 6, 2016, 10:58 AM
in the Article: Apple Must Pay VirnetX $625 Million Over Patent Violations forum

The patent system protects people's creations from being stolen. Without a patent system it would just make it easier for the big bad corporations to steal the independent inventors ideas. If people can't make money off what they worked hard on then there is no incentive to create anything and technological advancement will slow to a crawl. I'm not familiar with how the patent system fully works, maybe it needs some work, maybe not. But to make it easier ...

Re: To paraphrase...
Feb 2, 2016, 6:32 PM
in the Article: Apple Complains About FCC's Hearing Aid Push forum

I'm sure your the same consumer who will complain when prices go up because the phone you want is required to have all sorts of features that you and the vast, vast majority of the population don't need/wont use. I supposed we should also crack down on those stores that specialize in left handed products. I mean, we should force it so all people can use every product out there, not discriminate on people who are differently handed. ...

Re: An Unfortunate End...
Jan 8, 2016, 5:26 PM
in the Article: Motorola Brand To Be Phased Out forum

Be interested in which device you use. It's funny how people get all upset over a brand being done away with when they are part of the reason why by not purchasing their product. This is not necessarily directed at just you, but in general I bet the majority of people upset over Motorola going away haven't bought one of their products in years.

Re: this is stupid
Jan 8, 2016, 5:22 PM
in the Article: Motorola Brand To Be Phased Out forum

Right now? Motorola. Years from now? Will be Lenovo. Which was more recognized 10 years ago in the cell phone industry? Cingular or AT&T? Cingular. Today? At&T. You may have argued that it was stupid for AT&T to change the Cingular name when they bought them out but eventually the old brand is phased out and everyone will get used to the new one.

Re: This is retarded
Dec 22, 2015, 10:49 AM
in the Article: FCC Queries AT&T, T-Mobile, Comcast Over Free Streaming forum

Still agree with giving them more power?

Re: it' for dumb people
Dec 9, 2015, 11:08 AM
in the Article: Consumer Advocates Lodge Complaint Against T-Mobile forum

It's different because when you get a phone at a discount you sign a service agreement for that plan and phone. When you do the financing you get your service agreement paperwork, then you sign a separate form that explains the details of the financing agreement. It's a paperwork loophole essentially, you may not like it but legally it's not a contract.

Net Neutrality
Nov 23, 2015, 11:56 AM
in the Article: FCC Chair: T-Mobile's Binge On No Threat to Net Neutrality forum

So it's ok to give you unlimited data streaming that's throttled, but if you want to offer X gigabytes of high speed data and unlimited throttled data after you hit the X gigs that's not ok? Unlimited plan that's throttled to slow speeds = OK Unlimited plan that gives some high speed and is then throttled to slow speeds = Not OK? This is why I was opposed to this from the beginning. Net neutrality only punishes those without connections in ...

Re: I need a create a BS patent ASAP
Oct 20, 2015, 9:55 AM
in the Article: Jury Says Apple Owes University $234 Million forum

No, did you honestly miss the point of my post? You were trying to make patents seem frivolous like anyone can just patent anything and strike it rich. That's just not the case.

Re: I need a create a BS patent ASAP
Oct 19, 2015, 2:35 PM
in the Article: Jury Says Apple Owes University $234 Million forum

You obviously have no idea how much it costs to go through the patent process... "The first step in the patent application process is to file a non provisional patent application, which involves paying attorney fees in the range of $5000 to $15,000 or more, depending on the intricacies of the invention." It's more then just "I have an idea, I'm going to patent it and become rich"... "Statistics show that up to 97% of patents generate ...

Re: Hmm, Im torn about this one...
Oct 17, 2015, 12:33 PM
in the Article: Apple Found Guilty of Infringing U. of Wisconsin Patent forum

First off, no you cannot own a person by submitting a patent for them. You shouldn't accuse others of straw-man arguments when you use them yourself. Where would you stand on patent law if someone created something in their basement, took the idea/concept/product to a corporation for help with building it out, and the corporation just steals the idea, builds it themselves, and gives no credit/compensation to the inventor? I bet you would be arguing that there should ...

Re: Cheap Bastards
Oct 5, 2015, 10:14 AM
in the Article: Apple Took Steps to Protect New iPhones from Liquids forum

How did you get that $2 figure? I'm as anti Apple as the next guy but I am curious if you know all what goes into a design/manufacturing change so that you would be able to accurately estimate the increase in per device cost. Or were you just being stupid and throwing out what you think a rubber gasket costs and ignoring all other costs associated with the change?

Re: And here we all were
Sep 29, 2015, 6:24 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Shows Off the Priv forum

If you developed apps or programs I bet you would have a different view. 10 operating systems means 10 different versions that all have to be constantly kept up to date.

Re: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE NOTE 4 AND THE NOTE 5
Sep 19, 2015, 2:01 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy Note5 (CDMA) forum

No need to yell. You know they have a side by side comparison you can do on this site?

Re: The Note 5 Samsung Made some big MISTAKE'S
Sep 2, 2015, 6:38 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy Note5 (CDMA) forum

"They are making the phone available to those with ample dollar figures and not to goes with more affordable budgets as they NEEDLESSLY push up the price of the phone, without making available lower priced options sporting memory scalability and long shelf life with replaceable batteries." The Note series phones are supposed to be the top of the line devices. Since when are top of the line products supposed to be for those on tight budgets? There are indeed more ...

Re: There should be laws against Patent Holding Companies
Sep 2, 2015, 9:57 AM
in the Article: Microsoft Avoids Import Ban in InterDigital Case forum

What do you mean by give credit to the inventor? Just say "hey good job, but what you invested so much time and money into creating will be given out to people to use for free"? If you think companies buying up patents chokes the creation of additional inventions, just wait til you see what taking away the profit motive does to it.

What's next?
Aug 26, 2015, 1:36 PM
in the Article: Google to Trim Android Bloatware a Bit forum

Are they going to stop pizza places from including toppings because of how unfair it is for pepperoni sales at the local market? Shirts probably shouldn't include buttons then because it's unfair to third party button makers. If they want to include extras in their product then let them. Obviously people are happier with their product over the competition, givin their market share. If people really don't like it then buy an iPhone or Blackberry or a ...

Re: Google is a monopoly
Aug 26, 2015, 10:17 AM
in the Article: Google to Trim Android Bloatware a Bit forum

I think your confused to what a monopoly is. A monopoly is the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service. You literally said they have a monopoly in maps and navigation then immediately contradicted yourself by listing the other options for maps and navigation. Sure Google has by far the biggest market share for most of the areas they are in, but when there is other options (to your ...

Re: New forum design!
Aug 19, 2015, 2:26 PM
in the phonescoop.com forum

What I don't like is if you read a long thread then want to check back later for new replies you have to click through a whole lot. Was much easier when you could see the date and time from pretty much all posts on the same screen.

Re: No surprise
Jul 22, 2015, 9:54 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Raise Activation and Upgrade Fees forum

Do you believe that increased regulations lead to increased cost for businesses? Do you expect those increased expenses to not be made up for?

No surprise
Jul 21, 2015, 5:58 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Raise Activation and Upgrade Fees forum

With increased regulations (net neutrality) and how fine happy the FCC has been lately it's no surprise they need to increase revenue. How else did you think they were going to pay for it? Sure some people believe all corporations have a Scrooge McDuck style room full of cash that the executives swim in while they drink the tears of the children of their minimum wage employees, but that's not reality.

Re: Well
Jul 2, 2015, 2:38 PM
in the Article: Sprint CEO Derides T-Mobile's 'Misleading' and 'Fake' Moves forum

Gotta consider the land area covered compared to other countries too though. If our entire country was the size of California then I bet our speeds would be much better.

Re: Not so fast....
Jun 29, 2015, 4:32 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". Even if they did cut the battery size in half you still gain a lighter/slimmer phone and/or more space internally for more memory, processors etc.

Re: Way to miss the point
Jun 24, 2015, 5:48 PM
in the Article: Verizon Closes Acquisition of AOL forum

I think maybe you missed the point. You mentioned Sprint and T-Mobile merger (2 wireless companies) and compared it to AT&T and Verizon's acquisitions of other (non wireless) companies. You made it seem like AT&T and Verizon shouldn't be able to acquire those companies for the same reasons that Sprint and T-Mobile couldn't merge. And don't come back and say that part was irrelevant anyways, if your going to use something to try and back up ...

Re: Wow
Jun 17, 2015, 6:09 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

Right? No one seems to think about where AT&T gets their money from in the first place. Increased cost of business leads to increased consumer pricing, layoffs, and/or hours/benefit cuts. The government claims to fight for the consumer but their actions just lead to rising prices and fewer jobs for those consumers.

Re: Wow
Jun 17, 2015, 6:05 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

Duh, and what do you think net neutrality is all about? Will offer up more opportunities for more cash grabs. They know this whole misleading unlimited throttling thing is a hot button issue they can capitalize on. One of the main arguments they used to pass net neutrality is that it would stop the misleading unlimited throttling but they seem to have forgot to mention there have been rules against it since 2010.

Re: Shocking...
Jun 4, 2015, 5:23 PM
in the Article: AT&T CEO Believes Phone Subsidies Will Eventually Vanish forum

I think I can help. What it seems like he's trying to do is do the contract upgrade on lines #2 and #3, then immediately take the smartphones off and put the basic phones back on. Most people would do this because they broke their phone and their line is not eligible for an upgrade so they just use an eligible line on the account to get a new phone. You might know it as an ...

Re: Exactly Why
May 18, 2015, 11:13 AM
in the Article: Apple, AT&T Seek to Block RadioShack's Sale of Customer Data forum

It's not just them, he hates all non-government run businesses. He's a big government liberal that believes the only reason companies are good to their customers is because the government is there to keep them in line. It's an agenda that the left pushes in order to justify more government spending that they can funnel to their buddies who helped them get elected.

FCC's rule writing ability
May 13, 2015, 11:33 AM
in the Article: Dish's Designated Entities Under Attack forum

Clearly insufficient and not something they should be doing.

Re: Why Not?
May 13, 2015, 9:55 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 billion forum

It's not. At least in the way your thinking of it. It's more like a parent company now to all the other companies it's acquired. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wi ki/List_of_acquisitions_by_AOL It's those companies that Verizon is interested in.

Re: Liberal logic
May 13, 2015, 9:47 AM
in the Article: NSA's Phone-Data Gathering Called Illegal forum

Ha, took a whole 4 minutes for you to start caring again I see. How about that for a contradiction?

Re: Oh no, thought republicans were against big government?
May 11, 2015, 10:52 AM
in the Article: NSA's Phone-Data Gathering Called Illegal forum

Wow, your all over the place there, no surprise, it's a great way to try and distract from the original argument. But you did it again, misrepresenting what the other side believes in and then demonizing it. Clearly your view of Conservatives has been shaped by the liberal media and your totally unwilling to accept that it might be wrong. So, we could go back and forth all day, you tell me what I believe, I ...

Re: Oh no, thought republicans were against big government?
May 9, 2015, 4:31 PM
in the Article: NSA's Phone-Data Gathering Called Illegal forum

Calm down guy, was just pointing out that your assumptions of the situation are wrong and your mocking is unwarranted. The "hating of big brother" comes into play when the government tries to tell us how to live our lives and/or how to run our businesses. You will find that most, if not all, Republicans believe that national security is one of the few things that actually should fall under the responsibility of the federal government. ...

Re: Oh no, thought republicans were against big government?
May 9, 2015, 12:02 PM
in the Article: NSA's Phone-Data Gathering Called Illegal forum

Just because they fight against big government doesn't mean they are in favor of no government.

Re: IF
Apr 21, 2015, 4:59 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... "Right, because I have the requisite billions of dollars and scientific expertise to start producing NAND memory in a competitive manner and quickly enough to save that market before it dies." 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 making anymore, then you ...

Re: IF
Apr 21, 2015, 4:22 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

All I can do is fight for whats right. Not into the "if you can't beat em, join em" philosophy.

Re: In other words...
Apr 21, 2015, 3:31 PM
in the Article: Google Wallet Funds to Be FDIC Insured forum

Sounds like you have an issue with that. If you don't like it you still have the option of keeping your own money in your own bank and earning interest on it yourself. If it wasn't insured I bet you would take issue with that too. These companies can't do anything to help out their customers without people pointing out and taking issue with the part that benefits them as well.

Re: IF
Apr 20, 2015, 2:57 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? 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. If it were true that there is as big of a demand as you make it out to be then you have an amazing opportunity to create a product to fill that demand ...

Re: IF
Apr 20, 2015, 2:43 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

"Then does it make sense to serve the interests of the rational customer or the irrational one?" Not when the irrational vastly outnumber the rational.

Re: IF
Apr 15, 2015, 2:00 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

I get what your saying and fully agree. I personally prefer having the removable memory. It just seems that every time a company does something that people don't like and they don't know/don't understand the reasoning they immediately jump to "they are evil and doing everything they can to screw us out of every dime." I am offering a very reasonable alternative to why they would make the change other than profits. If the studies show the ...

Re: IF
Apr 14, 2015, 5:12 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

"I would find it easier to blame a device where everything is imbedded into it rather than being able to pull the card and point out to the customer that it is the culprit. Two separate pieces. Is it the phone or the card? If it's removable and replaceable, the phone is free of blame. If its imbedded, it's now part of the phone and linked directly to the phone." I fully agree with you there. However you and ...

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