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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

AmazinglySmooth Re:The Canadian Exodus.... (1570 comments)

"now defunct Russian..." I wonder how Ukraine feels about that...

2 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

AmazinglySmooth Re:Co-op programs (370 comments)

Huh? I was paid quite well for my co-op time and graduated without debt! You should shop around.

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

AmazinglySmooth Co-op programs (370 comments)

My school (University of Cincinnati) requires all engineering grads to have 1.5 years of industry experience (co-op) to graduate. That means that you get paid for 1.5 years at a decent rate and likely will have an offer at graduation. Worked great for me, though, it does require a 5 year program to complete. Regardless, you get a solid grasp of the fundamentals and a job.

about three weeks ago

US War Machine Downsizing?

AmazinglySmooth Perfect timing? Right before WWIII (506 comments)

Seems like the world is getting more dangerous and we are spending money on retirees and freeloaders instead. I'm sure this will end well.

about 2 months ago

HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

AmazinglySmooth If they designed it better... (385 comments)

you wouldn't need firmware updates.

about 2 months ago

'Pushback': Resisting the Life of Constant Connectivity

AmazinglySmooth Different hobby (111 comments)

For me, information, learning, and technology are hobbies. I guess people have different hobbies that don't involve gadgets, which is fine. I was into gadgets long before most; it just seems like smart phones brought technology to more people. Eventually the trend will shift to something else.

about 6 months ago

Teaching Fractions: The Tootsie Roll Is the New Pie

AmazinglySmooth Use Democrat logic... (194 comments)

If we divide people into identity groups, you can truly understand how to put certain groups together! 50% white 50% female ...

about 7 months ago

Apple Launches iPhone Trade-In Program

AmazinglySmooth The saddest thing to happen to iPhone since... (116 comments)

This is a joke. I keep all my iPhone's for other family members to play with since I know the condition they are in and they are cheaper than buying everyone iPod Touch's.

about 8 months ago

What Features Does iOS 7 Need?

AmazinglySmooth Settings for default applications... (262 comments)

I want to be able to select which app opens things by default. If I want a new mail app, then I want all mail links to open in it. If I want a new browser, then I want all hyperlinks to open in it. If I want to change the default maps app to Google, then I want all directions opened in that. Etc.

about 10 months ago

The NSA: Never Not Watching

AmazinglySmooth Freedom (568 comments)

Just tell people that they have to protect themselves! Who wants to live 100% under constant surveillance? If you do, then you deserve tyranny.

about 10 months ago

FiOS User Finds Limit of 'Unlimited' Data Plan: 77 TB/Month

AmazinglySmooth Re:Truth in advertising? (573 comments)

The bottom line is that the service is offered for cheaper. If you think everyone wants your 77TB service, you are wrong. The ISP offers a rate and a service that most people find acceptable. They also offer dedicated services for you 77TB folks. The ISP can either charge everyone the same assuming they might be a 77TB user or they can tier their service and offer prices that most people will pay.

about a year ago

Google Fiber: Why Traditional ISPs Are Officially On Notice

AmazinglySmooth Re:Gigabit connection (408 comments)

If you have to ask... Actually, the big benefit in Austin is the city owned utility. It will make it easier to procure right-of-way.

1 year,6 days

Oregon Lawmakers Propose Mileage Tax On Fuel Efficient Vehicles

AmazinglySmooth Re:Reminds me of what happened in California (686 comments)

I have a gas guzzler because I have 5 kids and need to transport my family. I think the metric should be miles per gallon per person transported.

about a year ago

If Tech Is So Important, Why Are IT Wages Flat?

AmazinglySmooth Automation? (660 comments)

Did automation make IT easier? It seems to me that the tools for IT are easier than they were 10-15 years ago.

about a year ago

Researchers Find Megaupload Shutdown Hurt Box Office Revenues

AmazinglySmooth Re:Good and Bad (203 comments)

If the total isn't statistically significant, then I'd say there are other explanations. Let's say everyone saved up for the blockbusters at the expense of the smaller films--such an explanation has nothing to do with Megaupload. I call bull.

about a year ago

Young Students Hiding Academic Talent To Avoid Bullying

AmazinglySmooth Re:This is news? (684 comments)

Please define creationism or denial of climate change, because I think you are vastly oversimplifying what other think/believe. I think you are referring to the origin of man and whether or not climate change is anthropomorphic or natural. Since science cannot prove something that isn't repeatable (check out the scientific method), I think that the origins of man cannot be proven--in fact, I think there is room for debate. As to the causes of climate change, I think a large debate continues about all the causes and over what is the best temperature for the earth. Of course, you could be right, but I think your argument is bogus.

about a year ago

Promoting Arithmetic and Algebra By Example

AmazinglySmooth Ever closer to Idiocracy (158 comments)

Every story like this reminds me of the movie Idiocracy. Maybe we should just encourage people to have lots of kids. We could even use the useless ones as food!

about a year and a half ago



How do I get AT&T to fix a change in 3G perfor

AmazinglySmooth AmazinglySmooth writes  |  about 4 years ago

AmazinglySmooth (1668735) writes "After 1.25 years of reliable 3G service from AT&T something changed. The 3G performance has degraded at my company's office to the point where my iPhone 3GS switches to Edge. The office is in downtown Austin, and I am not on the ground floor.

A few weeks ago I noticed (just after SXSW) that "E" started appearing on my phone while I sat through long meetings. To get 3G back, I found that cycling airplane mode would bring it back. I was able to confirm 3G by running the Speedtest.net app. Eventually 3G would return to Edge.

AT&T has worked through a trouble ticket with "no signal issues found", but despite my offers, they never came into my building. I'm also fairly certain they did not test the signal strength outside my building at a level equal to my floor. Instead of fixing the change in service, I had to endure the following trouble-shooting procedures despite two different iPhones having the same behavior: 1) change SIM card, 2) update firmware (from 3.1.2 to 3.1.3), 3) reset network settings, 4) reset all settings, 5) restore as new, and 6) replace phone. Now 3 different iPhones show the same performance.

What I would like from AT&T is for them to restore the service to the behavior from earlier this year and to inform me why I can get 3G performance after cycling airplane mode. Instead of these solutions, they have offered to cancel my lines ETF free. They, of course, won't buy my equipment back (3 iPhones).

How can I get AT&T to continue to work on this? What is the point of their 100-day upgrade marathon if it makes things worse?"


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