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Is It Really GPS If It Doesn't Use Satellites?

AmazinglySmooth Interference? (298 comments)

Seems like it would be sensitive to magnetic interference despite the assertion.

about 2 months ago
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Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

AmazinglySmooth Re:2 kinds of countries in the world (475 comments)

Nothing is static in this world. If voters complain, things will change. You just have to convince enough of them that you are correct. Too bad they won't have access to your website and social media to know about you.

about 3 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

AmazinglySmooth Re:This is a solution in search of a problem. (765 comments)

I want it. Maybe I am not a current gun owner, but have small kids. Maybe I live in a safe area so the likelihood of needing a gun is low, but I might still want one in case. Maybe I don't want my kids to accidentally use it. So I can see a need for it.

about 3 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

AmazinglySmooth Re:Bad syllogism (426 comments)

You can, however, blame ignorant fucktards who don't understand the data OR the theory who go around acting like self-righteous assholes when a scientific theory intrudes on their ideological leanings.

FTFY: You can, however, blame ignorant fucktards who don't understand the data OR the theory who go around acting like self-righteous assholes when a scientific theory bolsters their ideological leanings.

about 3 months ago
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The Mere Promise of Google Fiber Sends Rivals Scrambling

AmazinglySmooth In Austin nothing has really changed... (258 comments)

So they all announced upgrades here in Austin: Google first, then AT&T Uverse, and now TWC. But. Nothing has really changed. Everyone has announcements, but the coverage areas are so small and nothing has changed. TWC has made the best annoucment that their 300Mbps service will be available all over Austin, but not yet. They have offered some date in the future that I'm sure will be delayed. So competition works, but no one is really being that aggressive.

about 3 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

AmazinglySmooth Re:Bad syllogism (426 comments)

Baloney. What a stupid argument. Here is it, summarized: 1. Here is one mathematical model of a way that memories could work. 2. This method would be computable. 3. But that would mean memories degrade the more you remember them 4. But memories don't degrade the more you remember them. 5. Therefore memories are not computable.

Assignment for the student: find the flaw in this argument.

You cannot blame the theory when the data doesn't match! That is denial-ism!

about 3 months ago
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AT&T's Gigabit Smokescreen

AmazinglySmooth ATT installer said... (129 comments)

He said that no one would install new services in a neighborhood that required digging up buried wires. My whole neighborhood has underground utilities, so he suggested that we pay to have fiber installed in our neighborhood and work a deal out with ATT. I don't think we will be getting it any time soon. However, because of Google and ATT here in Austin, TWC has announced (but not yet delivered) 300Mbps service, so competition does seem to be working.

about 3 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

AmazinglySmooth Re:The Canadian Exodus.... (1633 comments)

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

about 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 5 months ago
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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 6 months ago
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'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 9 months ago
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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 9 months ago

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

AmazinglySmooth AmazinglySmooth writes  |  more than 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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