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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

PNutts Re:What are you downloading? (355 comments)

Does it matter?

You must have missed the "Out of pure curiosity".

about 2 months ago
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Email Is Not Going Anywhere

PNutts Re:serious confusion by the author (235 comments)

True. For businesses, you have to turn to IBM and Lotus Notes to get your walled garden.

Nice try and laughable to folks who are knowledgeable about Domino / Lotus Notes.

about 2 months ago
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Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

PNutts Re:3dTV is a flop? (197 comments)

Then why do all the TVs over 50 inches include it?

Not true.

about 2 months ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

PNutts Re:Just refuse the new gear (224 comments)

Too bad you're getting modded down and I don't have any mod points to give you a boost. What folks don't realize is that their point may be valid but that language and tone will cause their post to be skipped over or dismissed. Without those four words I would have moderated the GP insightful.

about 2 months ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

PNutts Re: Compared to what?!? (224 comments)

That's a valid opinion, but it's a line of thinking that can get people in over their head. The article mentioned $30 a year. I dumped Comcast's $7 / mo. modem for my own. $7 a month is still kind of a big wup, but that's $84 year. Both together are $114 a year. Still not a bank-breaker for me but I'd rather spend my money stupidly somewhere else then hand it to Comcast and get no benefits in return. My work Aruba router is on a timer. Mostly to keep yet another WiFi network out of my house, but a little cost savings here and there adds up.

about 2 months ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

PNutts Re:Crapfinity (224 comments)

Comcast isn't forcing anyone to buy anything so these comparisons are apples (upper tier of TV / Internet / phone) and oranges (Internet). With Comcast I have fast Internet for around $50 plus their $15 lowest tier cable TV. Their modem was $7 / mo. so I bought my own. I'd cancel the cable TV except by doing that my Internet would be priced $15 more a month. Bottom line I'm paying about $70 for Internet plus some TV.

about 2 months ago
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Cell Phone Unlocking Is Legal -- For Now

PNutts Re:LOL, "American Freedom"! (135 comments)

This isn't about freedom, it's an example of "For the People".

about 3 months ago
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The View From Inside A Fireworks Show

PNutts Too bad... (200 comments)

He didn't get a shot of the ice helicopter shattering at the end.

about 3 months ago
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The Man Behind Munich's Migration of 15,000 PCs From Windows To Linux

PNutts All well and good until... (264 comments)

Microsoft makes him an offer he can't refuse and he wakes up with a penguin head in his bed.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Plans $1 Billion Server Farm In Iowa

PNutts Re:Saves about $38 million in taxes (86 comments)

On the other hand, paying 84 people for 6 years will do very little for the economy by itself

Strippers and fast food restaurants disagree.

about 6 months ago
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The Design Flaw That Almost Wiped Out an NYC Skyscraper

PNutts Re:What poetry is this? (183 comments)

Holy tongue twister Batman!

about 6 months ago
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Bug In the GnuTLS Library Leaves Many OSs and Apps At Risk

PNutts Re:Freedom is better than dependency. (231 comments)

So when Apple's proprietary encryption software suffered a problem, Apple users could do nothing but wait for Apple to deliver a fix; there's nobody else that are allowed to fix Apple's proprietary software but Apple. And when that fix ostensibly arrived, Apple users had to hope it wasn't bundled with some malware too (as is often in proprietary software).

I shouldn't feed the troll, but Apple released the patch and simultaneously announced the issue so there was no waiting. IIRC the trusted jailbreak community had a patch the next day. As to the rest of your rant, if you're trying to glamorize non-proprietary software by comparing it's benefits to someone technical vs. my six year old using her iPod then you really don't have much of an argument. And to those people who may have known about this and fixed it without telling anyone (which puzzles me why you made that an example of why non-proprietary software is better): FU you selfish bastards.

about 8 months ago
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Damming News From Washington State

PNutts Re:Lower the river, obviously (168 comments)

Yes. And we don't have to worry about Trojan anymore. But now that I think about it the containment wessel was shipped to Hansford and buried. It would be a real bitch to see that thing floating back downriver.

about 8 months ago
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Damming News From Washington State

PNutts Re:WTF (168 comments)

Actually, "bring it on". Bonneville (one of the five dams below it) generates a considerable amount of power for my area. On the other hand, we'll need that water this summer if we don't get more snowpack in the mountains.

about 8 months ago
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Damming News From Washington State

PNutts Re:Any pictures? (168 comments)

For the love of god don't waken the goatse guy.

about 8 months ago
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Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In

PNutts Re:Learned the hard way (179 comments)

This is what I keep coming back to. You have to initially turn on (log into) iMessage to start using it. And there are complaints because you have to log out for the service to stop working? And this is a lock-in strategy? Wow.

about 8 months ago
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Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

PNutts Re:Free as in... (392 comments)

beer?

No, free as in bend over.

about 8 months ago
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How To Take Apart Fukushima's 3 Melted-Down Reactors

PNutts Re: Wait for better robots (167 comments)

You keep saying "keep it contained". It's not contained yet. "Step 1: Contain it." See the difference?

about 8 months ago

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Passcode bypass on iPhone 5 iOS 6.1 allows full access to Phone and Contacts app

PNutts PNutts writes  |  about a year and a half ago

PNutts (199112) writes "Using a specific sequence of actions it's possible to achieve full access to the Phone and Contacts apps. You can make calls, create and delete contacts, listen to and delete voice mails, etc. Here's a link to the YouTube video showing the procedure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDkLpj3MM-c"
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Adobe Discontinues Development of Flash Player on

PNutts PNutts writes  |  more than 2 years ago

PNutts (199112) writes "ZDNet is reporting that Adobe has announced to its partners that the company has discontinued development on Flash Player for mobile browsers. The news comes roughly a year and a half after the publication of Steve Jobs' "Thoughts on Flash" open letter, laying out his thoughts on the use of Flash in mobile devices and explaining why Apple would not support Flash on their mobile devices.
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