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FTC Says T-Mobile Made Hundreds of Millions From Bogus SMS Charges

Lodlaiden Re:T-Mobile's Reponse (110 comments)

T-Mobile provides my cell service. On a couple occassions I have had to call and get something redacted from my bill. The CSRs were very helpful with getting these items removed and they were listed as full refunds. I also check my bill every month before I pay it, and I know what the amount is supposed to be.

Bills that can be dynamic in nature should not be set up on autopay with no notifications.

about 2 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

Lodlaiden Re:Chicago Blackhawks too? (646 comments)

Braves?
On a legitimate note, who would choose a derogatory name for themselves? I notice that Corporate entity "ProductsThatSuckAndArentVacuums" is still available.

about 2 months ago
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Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

Lodlaiden Re:Infectious diseases ... (493 comments)

Perhaps everyone gets a patch punchcard with the important vaccines. Turn it into a social game. You known how those kids like their games.

"But Mom! Jimmy got the polio vaccine last week, why can't I?"

about 3 months ago
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Virgin Galactic Passengers May Just Miss Going into Space

Lodlaiden Re:What a complete waste of time and money (203 comments)

For any new tech it cannot be known how far it's impact will be. Could you or I have guessed that the iPhone would have caused Microsoft to attempt to create Windows Metro?

Anything they do to make "space" (or almost space) cooler is good. Virgin Galactic's current iteration does seem to cap at some place "less than geosyncronous orbit", but there aren't any other companies trying to exist in that space, so they don't have a business plan to copy.

about 3 months ago
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Virgin Galactic Passengers May Just Miss Going into Space

Lodlaiden Re:What a complete waste of time and money (203 comments)

This is just insane. Going to 50 miles, or 62 miles, or even 200 miles straight up is utterly pointless. It does not advance us at all.

You realize that the original roller coasters were wood, didn't go very far or fast. Now we have death pendulums and vommit ridden corkscrews.
Advancement into space is just like smart phones. Someone has to pave the road for that bleeding edge tech to do things we couldn't do before.
Don't complain that these front runners get bragging rights to almost space, because soon you and I will be able to go all the way into actual space for far less.

about 4 months ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

Lodlaiden Re:Wat? (582 comments)

This one time this guy died in a car crash and he was driving a Volvo.

Pics or it didn't happen.

about 5 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Lodlaiden Re:I Pay (328 comments)

Comcast told me they could support my unlimited bandwidth consumption. I'm calling them on their bluff. Now they need better equipment. Sounds like they didn't plan well.

about 5 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Lodlaiden Re:huh? (328 comments)

Except that whole $8/month instead of $30-100/Month

about 5 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Lodlaiden Re:Beta Sucks (447 comments)

There are a lot of AC here, with a lot of talents from coding to network guru to string theorist to quality lawyer. I didn't realize you were one of the coding rockstar variety.

about 5 months ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Lodlaiden Re:If you make this a proof of God... (612 comments)

This must be one of the best arguments in support of God here.

about 5 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Lodlaiden All the non-coders STFU (447 comments)

This wasn't a facebook app to make him an extra buck.

He was working on New Years Eve on a C based project that is one of the backbone projects for the entire open source stack.
That is one hard core programming geek. This guy is an employer's dream.

about 5 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Lodlaiden Re:Open source failed (447 comments)

This reinforces a comment I made elsewhere. If you have enterprise class needs, buy enterprise class software.

about 5 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Lodlaiden Re:Beta Sucks (447 comments)

It's open source. If you feel it was an important library, contribute.
You didn't. You know why? Because you can't code. So STFU.

I'm actually glad this happened. People need to realize that [quality] software development is a skill that should be paid for. Too often entire business sites/models are founded on using the free hard work of other people. I rely on some open source stuff, but it's not mission critical stuff. We use software that came with a license, that has an 800 number on the other end if something bad happens.

about 5 months ago
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Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

Lodlaiden Re:How much titanium (152 comments)

You're not going to own a tesla....that is parked on the street.

about 5 months ago

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