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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

dfeifer Re: Memory doesn't cost that much. (264 comments)

Personally I think the whole argument is meaningless. The reason why the 16gb was the largest seller was because it was the cheapest.

about 2 months ago
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Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

dfeifer Re: BS (274 comments)

Keeping thier investors happy. Consumer be damned the investor is all that matters.

about 5 months ago
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Fox Moves To Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish Streaming Service

dfeifer Re: Big Difference (210 comments)

You can't. Been this way for years in relationship to entertainment media. What you are purchasing is a license to listen or watch the media and that is all. Just be thankful that they aren't as sue happy as they could be. That new cd/mp3 your playing in your car or porch? If other people can hear it besides you then it is considered an infraction and they could fine or sue you for it.

about 6 months ago
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I wish my cell phone was...

dfeifer Re: Endless spam? (495 comments)

Think you meant 867-5309 .. Jenny

1 year,12 days
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Why PC Sales Are Declining

dfeifer Re: Win 8 a contributing factor, not the main culp (564 comments)

Heh, most of the business systems I support have maybe 1 gig of ram, 60 gig hard drives, run windows xp and standard Rez is 1024x768. We replace 1 computer a month which gives us a 10 year turn around currently.

about a year and a half ago
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Cold Spring Linked To Dramatic Sea Ice Loss

dfeifer Re: Ask Michael Oppenheimer. (422 comments)

Also, we have quite a few less trees then we did in 1902..

about a year and a half ago
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Ohio Judge Rules Speed Cameras Are a Scam

dfeifer Re: Not true. (984 comments)

AND that is the BIGGEST traffic law that people break now days. Every where I go people are running at 70 mph with bumper to bumper traffic. I believe the distance is supposed to be 1 car length for ever ten miles per hour. If people followed this 90 percent of the accidents that happen probably wouldn't unfortunately it seems that most people behind the wheel anymore are inconsiderate and care about nothing but themselves and shaving 20 seconds off of their time to wherever they are going.

about 2 years ago
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EA Building Microtransactions Into All of Its Future Games

dfeifer Re: Didn't they use to call this.... (303 comments)

Actually, you DON'T own the game you bought. The only thing you get with your money is a license granting you the right to play it. Been this way for a while now.

about 2 years ago
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Monsanto Takes Home $23m From Small Farmers According To Report

dfeifer Re: What can we DO? (419 comments)

The cake is a lie. ..sorry, couldn't resist.

about 2 years ago
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AT&T: Don't Want a Data Plan for That Smartphone? Too Bad.

dfeifer Re:Democracy has failed? (798 comments)

Yes, people have a vote, but they only have a vote between the presented candidates which are usually backed by corporate interests. Running for office is very expensive here and unless you are rich to begin with or have sponsorship generally you don't go very far.

about 2 years ago
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AT&T: Don't Want a Data Plan for That Smartphone? Too Bad.

dfeifer Re:Consumer Cellular (798 comments)

Heh. If your work requires it then they should be paying for it. Unless of course you are self employed.

about 2 years ago
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Man Fired For His Online Customer Service Game

dfeifer Re:American sweatshop (210 comments)

"Fluorescent lighting from hell, vending machines for lunch, 19" square monitors from the 1980's, computers running Windows XP, no service pack. " Sounds like a majority of corporate America. :) This describes 75% of the systems in my company.

about 2 years ago
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Office 2013: Microsoft Cloud Era Begins In Earnest

dfeifer Re:New GUI (241 comments)

Yes, this was something that made me ponder as well. They make a big deal about personalizing your installation of office 2013 and the only thing that any of the options does is add some sort of squiggle in the upper right of the window bar. I found it perplexing and almost why bother.

about 2 years ago
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Office 2013: Microsoft Cloud Era Begins In Earnest

dfeifer Re:In the end... (241 comments)

A lot of business will not be able to use 2013 in the first place. If they are like us and 90% of our user base is still using windows xp office 2010 is the highest we can go. 2013 will only install on systems that are windows 7 or above which rules quite a few people out. We are a small shop with 17 servers and 162 workstations in house and it just isn't economical to upgrade everything. Especially with only 2 it personnel, me being one of them, and a very small budget. Currently we replace computers at one a month which would bring all of our systems to windows 7 or above within about 8 years. Hmm, think I need to go kickstart that old kaypro 2...

about 2 years ago
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Credit Card Swipe Fees Begin Sunday In USA

dfeifer Re:I'm curious to see how many retailers actually (732 comments)

The odd thing is that around here a merchant is more likely to process a transaction as credit over debit. They say the fees for debit are higher. Shrug.

about 2 years ago
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Unlocking New Mobile Phones Becomes Illegal In the US Tomorrow

dfeifer Re:Well, I'll be breaking the law then. (475 comments)

On average people break at least 10 laws a day, just watch people drive, what's another one to the list.

about 2 years ago
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Mathematical Breakthrough Sets Out Rules For More Effective Teleportation

dfeifer Re:Where does extra energy go? (162 comments)

This would be interesting in the realm of communications though. If you were to isolate say 2-16 "bits" and have the equipment compact enough to read the state of these particles in a carryable device you would be looking at near real time communications no matter the distance. 2 bits you are looking at classic morse code one for a * and one for a -. 16 would be basic machine language. This would be great for spacecraft.

about 2 years ago
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The status of Java on my machine:

dfeifer Argh (201 comments)

One of my biggest frustrations, on a security standpoint, are companies designing software around a specific java version. Are they using wholes in the JDK themselves to get their programs to work? An example of this is adp's time and attendance web server. The previous version we just upgraded from was locked in to java version 5.0x. The current version won't work above java 6.30. So that is about 120 desktops locked at that version at my site. Good thing barracuda blocks almost everything.

about 2 years ago
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Australia Is On So Much Fire, You Can See It From Orbit

dfeifer Re:Demise of the English langauge (289 comments)

Looks to me, as short as the second half is, like it was a typo and should have been a coma instead of a period. I would give the person some slack. Depending on how small the screen was that the entered the comment in you may not be able to tell the difference between a comma and a period.

about 2 years ago
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Author's Guild Says Kindle's Text-To-Speech Software Illegal

dfeifer Re:the hell with 'em (683 comments)

I stopped buying music, and have pretty much stopped even listening to it any more. I am beginning to wonder if i shouldn't stop buying books as well now.

more than 5 years ago

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