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

Xenx Re:Just get a case (495 comments)

Keyboard cases are rare for new android phones. It's one of the downsides to having multiple manufacturers and designs. I haven't dug too deep yet, but of the current gen devices, I can only find a keyboard for the S5.

yesterday
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

Xenx Re:Could be a different route involved for the VPN (393 comments)

As for number three.... Netflix is willing to provide their CDN hardware to ISPs for free. The ISP just has to house the hardware. I don't know enough about how all the back end works, so fair and equitable is up in the air. But, Verizon doesn't want to go that route without getting paid either.

3 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

Xenx Re:Could be a different route involved for the VPN (393 comments)

Verizon is intentionally restricting traffic flow, degrading the quality of service for THEIR paying customers. It really doesn't matter about the rest. They're willing to make their paying customers suffer. However, Netflix and Level 3 are willing to work with Verizon to resolve the issue. I'm not saying Verizon is wrong for wanting additional compensation in the peerage agreements, but they're going above and beyond at the expense of their own customers.

3 days ago
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

Xenx Re:Dismantle DHS (190 comments)

That, and the acronym BoA would of been too positive an influence on Bank of America's image.

about a week ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Xenx Re:Ridiculous! (590 comments)

I'm sure they could find an acceptable female replacement for DeVito...

about two weeks ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

Xenx Re:What? (382 comments)

I'm sure it's still coming! I keep hearing stuff about Netflix looking to bring it back...

about two weeks ago
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Rightscorp Pushing ISPs To Disconnect Repeat Infringers

Xenx Re:Awesome plan (92 comments)

If funny how people talk about the fact that downloading is legal, but ignore the fact that by default torrent(most common method) also uploads.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

Xenx Re:It's not just the refund (137 comments)

Seriously? Personal accountability should always be first and foremost. You, as a person, should be responsible for your actions. You're suggesting that the companies should be forced to be accountable for you. You're saying it's ok for our populace to not care they don't know the first thing about what they're doing. Someone else will take care of it for them.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

Xenx Re:It's not just the refund (137 comments)

A customer's stupidity isn't the fault of the company, it's the fault of the customer. It's all well and good to want the company to change things and to express that. It's not ok to blame them for your inability to understand what you're getting into and make the FTC clean up your mess.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

Xenx Re:It's not just the refund (137 comments)

If you can't take the time to learn how to use your tablet, you shouldn't use the tablet. If your kids don't know how to use the tablet, they shouldn't use the tablet. It really isn't too much to ask people to actually be at least halfway responsible with their choices. Admittedly, I am technical support for an ISP... and I'm a bit jaded. But, I get to see some of the worst when it comes to people not understanding the first thing about the devices they feel they NEED to have.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

Xenx Re:It's not just the refund (137 comments)

People aren't willing to accept responsibility for themselves and their kids. We shouldn't be forcing the companies to accept the responsibility instead. If you don't agree with how Amazon does it, don't buy their devices or use their appstore. If they feel they're losing too many customers based on their business practices.. they'll change them. Either way, they shouldn't be targeted by the FTC.

about three weeks ago
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2600 Distributor Withholds Money, Magazine's Future In Limbo

Xenx Re:"doing quite well"? No cash reserves, credit li (59 comments)

It only sounds like they operate on a tighter budget than some larger magazines would. Also, "We do intend to survive, even if the actions of TEN: The Enthusiast Network put us massively into debt." It sounds like it's less about being able to get a line of credit, and more about them hoping they don't have to.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

Xenx Re:This is telling (365 comments)

They've pretty much always pushed the whole detachable keyboard and ability to do real work, for the Surface Pro. That right there shows what the goal of the Surface Pro was. That isn't to say they didn't want to see the Surface RT to take off, but the Pro was pretty much always a flexible laptop replacement

about a month ago
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Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

Xenx Re:This is telling (365 comments)

The Surface Pro has always been marketed as a laptop replacement, not as just a tablet. This doesn't suddenly change anything.

about a month ago
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Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon Increases Clocks By 500 MHz, Lowers Temps

Xenx Re:K part, 500MHz stock bump DOESNT MATTER (57 comments)

One sample doesn't show anything. They even mention that in TFA. Also, it appears Intel reported it achieving 5.5ghz on air cooling during Computex for their OC challenge. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they cherry picked the cores for the challenge, but it shows they're at least capable of higher.

about 2 months ago
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HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

Xenx Re:sexism, racism, Rooney Rule, Pittsburg Steelers (593 comments)

First, I don't know where you get off calling me racist, ignorant, or a troll. From the same wikipedia article YOU linked: "The Steelers, however, had already interviewed Ron Rivera who is a Hispanic minority to fulfill the requirement before interviewing Tomlin, and Rooney himself contends that Tomlin's hiring did not result from the Rule".

My only point of contention has been about the factual representation. Tomlin was interviewed and hired because they thought he'd be a good coach, and wasn't because of his race. He was also hired by the Steelers, where the rule originated, which implies that as a whole they are more accepting of minorities. I'm not knocking the rule, only that you're falsely propping up Tomlin as an example of it working.

about 2 months ago
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HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

Xenx Re:sexism, racism, Rooney Rule, Pittsburg Steelers (593 comments)

Thats just it. Tomlin wasn't the Rooney interviewee. They had already interviewed Ron Rivera, and it even said so in the links you provided. They chose to interview Tomlin because they wanted to. No other reason.

about 2 months ago
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HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

Xenx Re:sexism, racism, Rooney Rule, Pittsburg Steelers (593 comments)

The Rooney Rule had nothing directly to do with the hiring of Tomlin. They had already met the requirements of the rule and could of hired anyone. Being that the rule started with Rooney and the Steelers, it would only make sense that race is less likely to play into their choices. They chose to interview, and subsequently hire, Tomlin because they wanted to.

about 2 months ago
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Comcast-Time Warner Deal May Hinge On Low-Cost Internet Plan

Xenx Re:"you have to be online" (114 comments)

Considering the Amish (obviously a generalization based on a segment of the group) are in fact willing to use the internet for work related purposes... It does in fact seem to be fairly neccesary.

about 2 months ago

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