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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Krojack Re:Wow ... (404 comments)

If the override code is submitted back to the bank and they accept it then it's on the bank not Apple.

1. Run card... denied..
2. Run card again with override code.. accepted..
3. Leave store with items.

2 days ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

Krojack Re:Just get a case (539 comments)

SwiftKey is now free. You buy keyboard themes. Those that paid for SwiftKey in the past get a free theme pack with about 10 themes.

2 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Krojack Re:There's two paths... (281 comments)

Apple does the exact same thing. My 1st gen iPad came out April 2010. Apple will no longer release updates for it beyond iOS 5.1.1 which came out May 2012. So Apple also stops updates.

I personally don't care because I hate the tablet anymore and never use it.

3 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Krojack Re:There's two paths... (281 comments)

Google doesn't supply updates to most of the Android phones. It's the device manufactures that do that.

I have a Nexus 7 (1st gen 2012) and still get updates from Google.

3 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Krojack Re: Not Just Phones (281 comments)

So it doesn't exists in the new model. Does that mean it's a hardware bug? If not then why wasn't the software bug fixed in the old model?

3 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Krojack Re: Not Just Phones (281 comments)

These companies primary goal is to get you to buy the latest and greatest device. Why would they not consider sabotaging older devices to get you to upgrade.

3 days ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

Krojack Re:Thank Google, not Verizon (234 comments)

I would be curious how many residential users need to move 1TB of data this often. This doesn't include torrented movies.

about two weeks ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

Krojack Re:Thank Google, not Verizon (234 comments)

Sure you might max it out but not for very long unless you're downloading games 24/7 and even then you would run out of either drive space or games to download.

In in short burst you could max it out but for your everyday average user, it will never be maxed for more than 15 or so minutes.

about two weeks ago
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Android Wear Is Here

Krojack Re:Call me (129 comments)

I only need to change my Gear 2 every 4-5 days. I plug it in about 2 times a week while sitting at home on my computer doing work or playing games. It charges rather quick as well.

about three weeks ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Krojack Re:Reputational Damage (346 comments)

OOhhhh I get it... because Google marked it as spam.

about a month ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

Krojack Re:Why do we have screen savers? (349 comments)

AMOLED displays are notorious for burn-in (or burn-out to be exact). The blue pixels have a much shorter life span and when they get overused they burn-out. This causes a shadow effect one bright or white areas of the screen which looks like a burn-in.

I had this happen with my Galaxy Note 2 and the game Ingress with the blue "OPs" button in the upper right corner. I was lucky to catch it early on. After a few days of not playing the game it faded away. Now when I play I will NOT keep the screen on at all times while driving and also don't turn my screen brightness to max when outside.

about a month ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

Krojack Re:It's 2014 (349 comments)

I would have to agree with you. 250GB/month is a lot.

~8.3GB/day or ~347MB/hour or ~520MB/hour for 16 hours assuming you sleep 8 hours a day.

Your average Netflix 2 hour HD movie is about 1.6 to 1.8 gigs in size.

Don't get me wrong, I think monthly data caps are crap and shouldn't exists.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

Krojack Re:all I'd need there is a sports iPod (427 comments)

First off.. I wish I could go on vacation for several weeks at a time.. damn. To be fair, you can't even get this out of most dumb phones.

Second, I use the same wall charger to charge my watch that I use to charge my phone minus the little small part that snaps onto my watch.

about a month ago
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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

Krojack Re:Bets, anyone? (431 comments)

Overseas, other countries.. In other words not made in the USA. We just put the puzzle together.

about a month and a half ago
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Huawei, Vodafone Test Out Hybrid System That Combines LTE and GSM

Krojack Re:Internet access for vehicle passengers (46 comments)

I just got back from a vacation. All the hotels that offered free Wifi had it throttled from 0.5 to 1mbit. They offered faster speeds for $5/day. I just flipped on my 4G hotspot and let my family use that. I was pulling 15 up to 60mbit. Still on unlimited data via Verizon thankfully.

Also from my understanding, if there is no wifi password then the data between your devices and the wifi isn't encrypted. Correct me if I'm wrong. This is why I won't use a free wifi without passwords.

about a month and a half ago
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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

Krojack Re:Bets, anyone? (431 comments)

Most Ford, GM and Chrysler's are made of parts manufactured overseas and shipped into the US where they are then assembled into the final product. Source, my dad worked at a GM assembly plant where most of the parts were shipped in from either Canada or Mexico.

about a month and a half ago
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EU Launches World's Largest Civilian Robotics Program; 240,000 New Jobs Expected

Krojack Re:240,000 jobs for robots? (171 comments)

My brother works as one of these "robot repair men". Him and 4 others travel between several building maintaining about 200-250 various types of robots. So what use to be ~200+ people working was chopped down to ~5 people.

These robots being maintained were most likely built on an assembly line by other robots which are most likely maintained by a hand full of people.

about 2 months ago
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EU Launches World's Largest Civilian Robotics Program; 240,000 New Jobs Expected

Krojack Re:240,000 jobs for robots? (171 comments)

Tell that to the hundreds of thousands of auto workers that lost their jobs to robots since the 1980's.

about 2 months ago
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Heartbleed Bug Exploited Over Extensible Authentication Protocol

Krojack Re:Should have upgraded Openssl (44 comments)

It's not Android, it's the devices manufacture and also the cell network owner to an extent. Android gets patched but the company that makes your phone won't push those patches to your device after it's so old. 1.5+ years seems to be the average cutoff now.

Manufactures will never ever push these patches to devices they deem outdated. This is a major incentive for them to get users to buy a new device. This is one of the few times I feel laws need to be created forcing them to push updates for major or possible minor security holes.

about 2 months ago

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Microsoft Sued Over Vista-To-XP Downgrade Fees

Krojack Krojack writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Krojack (575051) writes "Suit claims the software maker is profiting from a program that allegedly violates antitrust laws. A Los Angeles computer user has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that fees the software maker and its partners charge for downgrading PCs from Windows Vista to the older XP operating system violate antitrust rules. Emma Alvarado says in court papers that she was forced to pay $59.25 to downgrade a Vista-based Lenovo system she bought last year to XP. Alvarado claims Microsoft is able to impose such fees because of a lack of competition in the PC market."

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