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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

bobjr94 Re:'Bout time (171 comments)

That will work great for a few years, until hit a recession or slowdown in taxes and first thing they will do is jack up the rates.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

bobjr94 Ive been doing that for years (105 comments)

We still have no cable/dsl service near our house. My current setup is a Pantech uml295 4G usb modem, plugged into a cradelpoint mbr95 router, using a 20gb monthly plan from millenicom. They use Verizon's network, its the strongest where we live. They do throttle the speeds though, I get about 250-300k per second max, if I swap in a real verizon sim, I get around 750-1000k downloads. No problem with voip, we use vonage for our home phone and wifi calling on our tmobile phones.

2 days ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

bobjr94 its not needed anyway (405 comments)

What are the odds your plane will crash, 1 in 10 million ? What are the odds the 4 year old bedhind your seat till throw a fit when their ipod ges taken away when they want to watch a movie, 1 in 2 ? Im for keeping the kids and passengers happy. Their speech is pretty useless anyway, if you have been in a car since 1952 then you know how to use a seatbelt.

about a week ago
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BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

bobjr94 Re: blocking the networks owners ? (429 comments)

The wifi owners are lying to you and you want to block them, so you want to block them from their own network ? Not how it works...Y,ou will be end up banned from their wifi for blocking traffic. If your that worried about it, buy your own hotspot.

about two weeks ago
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Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

bobjr94 Dont worry, they will find a way to outlaw it (517 comments)

Local governments (under pressure their utilities) will pass some 'neighborhood improvement act'. It will say something like to prevent eyesores solar and wind installs must not be visible, need special permits, will be taxed to prevent their users from getting power at a lower rate than everyone else. Just like how some states have extra tax on hybrid and EV vehicles, because they dont pay their fair share of fuel taxes.

about three weeks ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

bobjr94 Why not put on a sd slot ? (264 comments)

O yes, I forgot it's Apple. They can charge $100 for each 16gb of additional storage. Silly Andriod users like myself just go buy a 64GB mirco sd card for $39.

about a month ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

bobjr94 That is always one way (358 comments)

If the format is drm locked, in the end, there is always a headphone jack or line out. Sure not a lossless conversion but most people won't notice or care. The older age of U2 fans won't want to be forced to play some dumb game to unlock a new song. They want to plug their phone into their car, press play.

about a month ago
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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

bobjr94 Re:Small setup (287 comments)

I agree. We have wifi of course, but on GB lan I get 80-100 MB/second on transfers.

about a month ago
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iOS 8 Review

bobjr94 I will be getting a call from my boss then (216 comments)

like after every other time he updates his iphone his emails all stop working. Have to delete and readd them and he has about 4 or 5 accounts.

about a month ago
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To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...

bobjr94 Go outside and take a look (151 comments)

Being the obvious answer thats missing. Here in WA we stand a pretty good chance to see the Northern Lights they are saying.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service

bobjr94 it was 2 years ago (127 comments)

They shut the service down along time ago, shortly after they bought skype. If you try to sign it it just fails and says you must upate to skype. I know, we had a problem with my wifes work only allowing messenger on her pc, they wouldnt install skype or any other messenger. I ended up putting skype portable on a usb drive and she ran it from there.

about 2 months ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

bobjr94 Data overload (455 comments)

What is mid size city to do. Say with 50 officers, maybe 40 of them are on duty on any day. 40 cops x 8 hours per day is 320 hours of video to store per day, 2240 hours per week, 8960 hours per month and 107,000 hours per year.....Say they shoot SD video at a (very conservative) bitrate of around 1200kbps combined video/audio. Thats over 4gb per officer per day, or around 160GB of video to store per day using my previous estimations. 1.2TB per week, 4.8TB per month or 57TB per year. You would need perfect backups, so double or triple your storage. Want HD triple that again at minimum. A gopro on a average setting will use a GB per 20 minutes.

about 2 months ago
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Sources Say Amazon Will Soon Be Targeting Ads, a la Google AdWords

bobjr94 They already do (83 comments)

A few months ago I added some car parts to my wish list and never bought them. When visiting some web sites on my phone I get amazon ads for these exact same items along with other items I looked at and never bought. I say on my phone because I have ad block on all my desktops and laptop and never see these ads.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

bobjr94 Only 16% use ad blockers ? (611 comments)

Why are all these people still looking at ads ? Ive been using firefox with adblock for I dont know how long, must been someplace like 8 or 10 years. As as bonus you don't get any virus or malware or super loud video ads popping up while your at work.

about 2 months ago
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YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

bobjr94 Slippery path (71 comments)

There are many websites now you copy and paste a youtube link, then gives you an mp3 file. And there are browser ad-ons that download full videos for later viewing and can also do conversion to mp3 audio. Anyway, I don't like how this is sounding, next youtube will want money to view videos in HD or some other type of premium feature. Thats how XM radio started, you pay a low price for ad free music, then after several years more and more channels started playing ads and prices went up.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

bobjr94 Still tied to OS = Virus path (426 comments)

The boss is the only one at my work who still uses IE on his computer, he is also the only one who gets viruses on his computer several times per year. One of his last viruses came from a pop-up on MSN, so it's not just back ally web sites. IE is just an open gateway for all kinds of malware from even trusted sites.

about 2 months ago
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AMD Prepares To Ship Gaming SSDs

bobjr94 Same speed as everyone else (110 comments)

For the past year or two more and more drive are stuck at the 550mb/second mark. Where is sata 4, running at 1200mb/s or better ?

about 2 months ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

bobjr94 We have untouched 3DS's and a WII, why buy more ? (203 comments)

Why keep paying 30$ - 50$ for each game the kids may play for a few hours to a few weeks at most. They can download tons of free to 3$ games on their tablets or phone.

about 3 months ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

bobjr94 Re:speech to text (544 comments)

Because people dont want to walk around talking to their phones. Half the time people are texting, they are talking about how much they dont like the people around them or how dumb someone is.

about 3 months ago

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