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Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

electrosoccertux Re:1,050 people for a 1,000 person tower (262 comments)

at the rate we're going we'll need completely redistricted wireless spectrum and we'll need to upgrade the EM spectrum itself to be able to handle more bandwidth within a given bandwidth

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

electrosoccertux Re:I must be missing something. (262 comments)

I can't wait to be done with Verizon.

well, it's a good thing you have so many choices of other corporations running nationwide cellular networks that want you dumping your cable internet connection in favor of wireless spectrum coverage.

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

electrosoccertux Re:I'm affected by this, and... (262 comments)

why would it cost them anything at all? The tower is already running, the backhaul is already laid, the proxies are already up, the air is just sitting there asking for 700mhz LTE to be passed through it.

Only way it costs them is if there's someone else they can give that bandwidth to who will give them more money than you.

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

electrosoccertux Re:what the hell are you doing on your cellphone (262 comments)

You know I'd love to do that, but Google wants me to buy some Cloud storage that's only there if I'm connected to the internet, only there if I have data left this cycle, and only 5s of latency to open the file if I have a solid LTE signal in a non-downtown area. Otherwise (and believe me, there's a lot of otherwise), forget it.

So they don't put microSD slots in their phones anymore. Dummies.
Thankfully I just stopped fighting on this matter. I have one station that I like to stream if I want some background music, it's 100kbit/s streaming ogg (sounds great honestly and I'm pretty picky), and I just have gotten in the habit of deleting songs I don't want to listen to again and keep my phone simply as a "fun-music" device storing about 3GB of individual songs I actually want to hear again, which I use for playing in my car via bluetooth that auto-connects when I get in and auto-plays on auto-connect. Can't beat the convenience.

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

electrosoccertux Re:1 or 1 million (262 comments)

Comcast has already said the same thing. There are only about a 1/2 dozen vendors that could handle a surge like that at all. So let's say they push the traffic to AT&T. With AT&T getting their own Netflix's traffic plus Verizon's Netflix traffic they might complain as well.

At some point Netflix is just going to have to pay for asymmetrical traffic and create an agreement.

Ha. If it were a free market, you can bet your bits they wouldn't think of doing anything like that to Netflix. The value of my Comcast/Verizon/AT&T connection drops by about 95% if I can't get Youtube and Netflix.

Without those two, there basically wouldn't be a need for Verizon et al.

2 days ago
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SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

electrosoccertux Re:pfft, 3.5% overrun (132 comments)

"no, see, you SpaceX just proves politicians should be MORE involved...."

3 days ago
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SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

electrosoccertux Re:According to Wikipedia (132 comments)

Excuse me, those aren't windows you're looking at, they're rockets. haha what do you propose, giving to welfare? What a joke.

4 days ago
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SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

electrosoccertux Re:pfft, 3.5% overrun (132 comments)

if the 400 million is really the only overrun that's an astonishing record for the federal goverment

of ALL the government programs worth blowing money on, I think NASA should be one of them. It stimulates the economy with relevant tech spending, inspires our children, and sets a rocket ahead of other nations.

NASA is of the things we can look back at over the last 50 years and be immensely proud of. Proud to a NASA supporting American.

4 days ago
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SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

electrosoccertux Re:According to Wikipedia (132 comments)

SpaceX doesn't have to build facilities in every state to appease Congress.

why don't we just send Congress to orbit??

4 days ago
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SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

electrosoccertux Re:According to Wikipedia (132 comments)

It stimulates the economy, and our childrens' imaginations.
Small price to pay.
especially considering it's tech, one of things we excel at in America.

4 days ago
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Comet To Make Close Call With Mars

electrosoccertux encoding (44 comments)

I'm surprised how many got this reference

4 days ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

electrosoccertux Re:I wish it had happened (212 comments)

Do you think the Republicans would be global warming deniers if they had gone through an event where the sun struck back at earth and nearly destroyed us?

Bro, this sort of reasoning is exactly why we have global warming deniers.
We can cut C02 emissions all we want and it's going to do nothing to stop an event like this from wiping us out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

4 days ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

electrosoccertux Re:FUD filled.... (212 comments)

We've never attempted a cold start of the electric grid.
Only starting up plants to match the phase of what they're already receiving.

that said, I think we'll be fine.

Other countries, not so much.

4 days ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

electrosoccertux Re:FUD filled.... (212 comments)

Not hard at all. EMP does not blow up starter motors and does not blow up lead acid batteries. Hell all I have to do is connect jumper cables from the battery to the starter lugs to start the generator.

Granted that's far more difficult for the typical person that cant get past the "I pushed the button, it most be broke" thought process, but that is why most places actually hire competent employees to manage that stuff.

I'm sure all your competent employees will have no trouble rewinding the cores of every last transformer in America themselves. That takes an entire years' supply of copper.

4 days ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

electrosoccertux Re:Monopoly (701 comments)

Activate the Omega-13!!

about a week ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

electrosoccertux Re:Two Missing Options (701 comments)

I always cover my mouth when I say it, so I look like Optimus Prime.

(fffffffffft, what a loser!)

about a week ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

electrosoccertux Re:My second choice (701 comments)

Why don't you MAKE LIKE A TREE, and GET OUTTA HERE?!

about a week ago

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