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

bhcompy Re:Meet somewhere in the middle (173 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.

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

bhcompy Re:Fuck you (173 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.

2 days 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 (173 comments)

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

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

bhcompy Re:Fuck you (173 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.

2 days 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 (173 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.

2 days 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 (173 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.

2 days 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 (173 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.

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

bhcompy Meet somewhere in the middle (173 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.

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

bhcompy Re:Not a chance (629 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.

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

bhcompy Re:Not a chance (629 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.

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

bhcompy Re:Not a chance (629 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".

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

bhcompy Re:Not a chance (629 comments)

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

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

bhcompy Re:Not a chance (629 comments)

Target is still hurting from their breach. They know it's in their best interest to have a secure system.

2 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

bhcompy Re:Why at a place of learning? (976 comments)

Well, actually, since it's a public school that would otherwise allow rallies, Nazi's can, given they obtain the proper permits. See the National Socialist Party of America v Village of Skokie, among other decisions.

3 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

bhcompy Re:Why at a place of learning? (976 comments)

You're trying to compare philosophy and science. Do they teach philosophy in college? Yes, they do.

3 days ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

bhcompy Re: More changes I don't want ... (173 comments)

For now. And then the old features will be sunsetted, much like the old GMail

about a week ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

bhcompy Re:Sigh! (173 comments)

Sure, but a phone is not a dedicated tool. Those 60s era technologies were specifically designed for the specific purpose they served. Your phone doesn't store local maps and it has a low grade GPS receiver. A dedicated GPS unit has the maps stored on it and has a better GPS receiver, so there is much less delay.

about a week ago
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JavaScript and the Netflix User Interface

bhcompy Meh (195 comments)

I hate it. Makes browser loading/transitions slower than just loading a JVM or Flash(and that's saying a lot), fucks with mobile, fucks with NoScript, screws up common hotkeys like backspace which loses what you've written Google Docs unless you're smart enough to run Lazarus(which you shouldn't have to), etc etc etc. Trying to be slick just makes it worse.

about two weeks ago
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Adobe: Click-to-Play Would Have Avoided Flood of Java Zero-days

bhcompy Re:also applies to flash and acrobat (111 comments)

Last I recall Chromium does not have native Flash playback like Chrome

about two weeks ago
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Netflix To Charge More For 4K Video

bhcompy Re: Thats Fair (158 comments)

Netflix has shit selection of new movies, while Amazon has a pretty solid selection comparatively and has real blockbusters like the Marvel and Hunger Games films.

Anyways, you want to put all your eggs in one basket? That's why you're bitching about your shitty connectivity and I'm not. The fact is that Amazon, HBO, Hulu, etc don't have the problems that Netflix is having, and that's indicative of a Netflix problem, and that's why they're paying to put CDNs inside or close to ISP networks, which is how content delivery has been done since the advent of the CDN.

about two weeks ago

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$1 preorder with a catch

bhcompy bhcompy writes  |  about 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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