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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

bhcompy Re:What are they going to do? (225 comments)

Seriously. It's like Alan Cumming in Goldeneye. Yea, you're invincible, but you're not fucking scary. Here's a bomb in a fucking click-pen. Fucking die.

2 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

bhcompy Re:this is ridiculous (440 comments)

No problem if plain sight from public property, but if they stuck it on the pole to see in the backyard that's otherwise obscured, that's a violation of privacy.

3 days ago
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Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default

bhcompy Re:Yahoo Search? (237 comments)

Say what you will about MS throwing money down the tube, but the Zune was a damn good and underappreciated device, and Zune Pass was the best value after Yahoo Music Unlimited folded

about three weeks ago
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How the Rollout of 5G Will Change Everything

bhcompy Re:Rollout in 2030 (216 comments)

If we go by when 4G finally arrives (still not completely deployed in the US)...

about three weeks ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

bhcompy Case stronger... (419 comments)

...in places of high density

about a month ago
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Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

bhcompy Re:Pedantic (148 comments)

Obama, duh

about a month ago
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Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

bhcompy Re:About effing time (214 comments)

AT&T is routinely the one listed as the worst. Still don't have 4.4.4 on my Note 3.

about a month and a half ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

bhcompy Re:Meet somewhere in the middle (179 comments)

Unlimited means I pay a flat rate for the service and the service doesn't stop at any thresholds other than not paying my bill. For data, they advertised "unlimited data". There are no extra fees for use past a certain point, unlike capped services where you pay per threshold. People hear unlimited data and they take it to mean unlimited bandwidth, and the two are fundamentally different. I don't necessarily have a problem with that, but I do believe AT&T is overdoing the throttling when you do hit the softcap.

about 2 months ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

bhcompy Re:Fuck you (179 comments)

Indeed, nothing is ever unlimited is it? My lifetime supply of Doritos that I won in a contest is actually a fixed number for month, my unlimited supply of sunlight I receive is actually up until the sun goes nova, my unlimited dialup AOL actually is limited by my 56k baud modem, etc.

about 2 months ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

bhcompy Re:Meet somewhere in the middle (179 comments)

Depends on what the contract says. Wireless contracts do not provide any guaranteed level of bandwidth capability

about 2 months ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

bhcompy Re:Fuck you (179 comments)

Tell me where I agreed to anything in my contract that has to do with guaranteed bandwidth? My contract states unlimited data, which is tempered by the bandwidth assigned to me. Just like any normal home internet connection, where you are assigned bandwidth and you have unlimited within those constraints.

about 2 months ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

bhcompy Re:I bet the FTC forces settlement for millions an (179 comments)

directly to the republican party somehow.

Err? The current FTC Chair(wo)man is a Democrat appointed by Obama, and the FTC Commissioners are majority Democrat.

about 2 months ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

bhcompy Re:Meet somewhere in the middle (179 comments)

AT&T sends you a text when you're close and it's obvious there is a change. It's like driving full speed to being forced to walk. It's not inconsistent service(I don't have inconsistent service in my location) in this case.

about 2 months ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

bhcompy Re:Meet somewhere in the middle (179 comments)

Eh, technically they're not lying. I have unlimited data, but unlimited to the point of the bandwidth they assign me(as is always the case with any unlimited service). I don't have a guaranteed speed in my 10-15 year old AT&T unlimited contract.

about 2 months ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

bhcompy Meet somewhere in the middle (179 comments)

If AT&T wants to apply a soft cap, either throttle based on QoS requirements at the time of use or adjust their throttling upward. I rarely hit 5gb a month that causes me to throttle, but it becomes difficult to use modern websites that have no concept of bandwidth control in their design or the ads they allow. Given that I can go from 15mb to 100k at the flip of a switch, I don't see why they couldn't just throttle based on the available bandwidth when it's needed at that point. If I'm abusing my contract and hitting my softcap and bandwidth is tight, sure, throttle me down, but there's no reason to cut me down to ISDN speed when the bandwidth is otherwise underutilized.

about 2 months ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

bhcompy Re:Not a chance (631 comments)

You're a fucking idiot. I never said the shareholders won't allow a data breach. I said it's in their best interest to build a secure system because of the fallout that occurred with Target. As far as giving them information, you're a fucking idiot if you give them your primary checking account. Do you use your primary checking account with PayPal? Google Wallet? ISIS/Softcard? No sane person does. Grow up.

about 2 months ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

bhcompy Re:Not a chance (631 comments)

5 months after because, like I said, they are beholden to shareholders. When shares continued to drop and income continued to drop(over 50% last quarter). Every single breach you linked just happened. This takes time.

about 2 months ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

bhcompy Re:Not a chance (631 comments)

What? Target's CEO resigned earlier this year after the breach severely impacted the company's already struggling bottom dollar.

Per the Board of Directors, "Today we are announcing that, after extensive discussions, the board and Gregg Steinhafel have decided that now is the right time for new leadership at Target. Effective immediately, Gregg will step down from his positions as Chairman of the Target board of directors, president and CEO." That is press release speech for "you're fired".

about 2 months ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

bhcompy Re:Not a chance (631 comments)

Because shareholders will oust another CEO if the shareprices tumble again. Shareholders are who these companies are beholden to.

about 2 months ago

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$1 preorder with a catch

bhcompy bhcompy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bhcompy (1877290) writes "Polish publisher Nicolas Games is offering its new action-horror game, Afterfall: InSanity, for $1 with preorder. The catch is that in order for you to get the game for $1, they need to sell 10 million copies prior to launch on November 25th, otherwise you get a $1 discount on the retail price. As part of the promotion, they're giving away cash to charity(unspecified international charity) regardless of whether they meet the preorder threshold or not, so at least your dollar might go to good use. Based on the existing footage, the game looks to be worth at least a dollar, but will that be true for 10 million people in a half-dozen weeks?"
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Newb-friendly Linux flavor for LAMP server?

bhcompy bhcompy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bhcompy (1877290) writes "I need to setup a system to serve 2500 users and I've been looking at a LAMP setup. This is not commercial, more of a personal side project for some friends. I've no experience configuring or administering a Linux server having worked with MS and PICK based solutions my whole life, so I'm looking for something that will be relatively straightforward to implement and not a chore to manage and preferably not completely CLI. I will be serving a forum(phpBB 3 suits my needs and seems adequate) and a variety of PHP driven content with a MySQL backend. Requirements are PHP 5.3.0+ and MySQL 5+. Suggestions?"

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