WSJ: Americans' Phone Bills Are Going Up
Was on TMOUS for 10 yrs., limited data, shared minutes, initially because it was the best family plan with no roaming charges for about USD 164/4 lines. Then when TMOUS went "no-contract", I actually paid early termination fees for 2 of the lines to go "no contract" and it was well worth it.
Now there are never overage charges, all unlimited text, talk and data (one line for my wife's iPhone has unlimited high-speed data at extra charge), 4 lines for less than USD 120. When my wife got the installment plan to buy an iPhone 5 last year for an extra 20/mo., our bill went up to a little less than we were paying.
So essentially, beside the aforementioned unlimited upgrades, we got an extra unlocked iPhone 5 for my wife for the same amount we were paying previously and when its paid off in 24 mos., our bill will go down 20/month again.
I sure hope no one buys TMOUS because they will nix these crazy pro-consumer plans in a heartbeat.
Not affiliated with T-Mo in any way except as a happy customer.
Target Has Major Credit Card Breach
...financing the hacking (hidden by many layers) to target Target as a form of corporate espionage. Just the bad press alone is worth literally billions in the final run-up to Christmas (and Kwanza, of course) spending.
US Navy Launches Drone From Submerged Submarine
....of a micro-USB cable to a customer on Christmas Island.
This Whole Bitcoin Thing Could Be Big, Says Bank of America
because there is no secure entity backing them up.
Bitcoin are the mathematical equivalent of ca. 1999 Beanie Babies.
Plastic Waste Threatens Marine Diversity
In America there are tight regulations of the manufacturing, and transport on top of EPA. When you request a plastic bag, it's clean and it's fate is clean, plus we have profuse kandfill space available that is also tightly managed and regulated.
It is the "emerging" economies led by China and India who dump unregulated waste including heavy metals and other toxins, have dirty-technolgy, and unregulated factories that spew millions of tons of untreated air pollution and who also dump millions of tons of their plastic garbage directly into our oceans.
So you jackass hipsters at Trader Joe's keep using your filthy little burlap bags and thinking that you're making a difference while you turn a blind eye to the ecological atrocities committed by your we-are-the-world brothers.
With Burning Teslas In the News Ford Recalls Almost 140,000 Escapes
Likes Tesla enough to feature one in an episode of 'Two And A Half men", so it must be fabulous to the knuckle-dragging, self-important, pseudo-intellectual, "Big Bang Theory"-watching sluggard hipsters who idolize and follow new-age 'messiahs" such as Obama and Musk.
At Long Last: IceCube Spots 28 High-Energy Neutrinos
Apparently stamps. I saw Ice Cube at the Studio City post office.
Samsung Ordered To Pay Apple $290M In Patent Case
The verdict clearly shows that Samsung did capitalize on Apple's enormous investment into R&D and should pay.
North Korea Developing Electromagnetic Pulse Weapons
Let's hope that the US never "achieve(s) democracy." Democracy is mob rule. Our Founding Fathers had the forethought to create a Republic to protect us from tyrants who would fool the public into surrendering their freedom. Oh, wait. We have Obama.
Blockbuster To Close Remaining US Locations
Their horrid business model that started in the early '80s when every corner store, supermarket and chains rented VHS tapes was not only overdue to be marked for death, but also caused wasted resources (driving to Blockbuster to rent, then driving back to return), was usurious (arbitrary, unjust and possibly illegal "late fees") plus they had a shitty selection, anyway with no adult section.
Withhold Passwords From Your Employer, Go To Jail?
b0ysc0utTR00pL3ader ...for starters.
India To Launch Mars Orbiter "Mangalyaan" Tuesday
which do you prefer?
Google's Barge Is a Marketing Showroom
Now reduced to hosting corporate elite crapware traveling circus for Brin and Page's toys. Thanks to SorObama & Co. the great divide is accelerating with a politboro elite and the prole rabble. Between are government employees and petty bureaucrats.
Lenovo Want Ashton Kutcher As More Than Just a Pretty Face
He thinks he's a computer guru because he is surrounded by sycophants telling him how awesome and smart he is. But he's not.
New Threat To Seaside Nuclear Plants, Datacenters: Jellyfish
Square Pants on the job. He'll collect the #hit out of those jellyfish or they'll follow him home for a fantastic disco jam.
Emotional Attachment To Robots Could Affect Battlefield Outcome
Brazil Announces Plans To Move Away From US-Centric Internet
An up-and-coming, self-righteous, loved and respected (pretty much universally except by its indigenous population) economic dynamo with its first Olympics affirming her new stature.
Now they just need to solve their local soccer-match dismemberment frenzies, child trafficking and rampant kidnappings of even middle-class targets and it'll be a regular Portuguese-speaking Mayfield from "Leave It To Beaver"
Ask Slashdot: Attracting Developers To Abandonware?
...and a family-sized bag of Cheetos ought to do the trick.
Ask Slashdot: Are 'Rock Star' Developers a Necessity?
"rock star developer"
Wireless Charging Start-Up Claims 30-Foot Radius
...and with my new pacemaker, I feel like a new.. AAaaaargh....ZzRK***POP***sizzle***pop*** NGGGGGGGGGGah....
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