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FiOS User Finds Limit of 'Unlimited' Data Plan: 77 TB/Month

insnprsn Re:Not a "Limit" issue (573 comments)

So in researching a reply to a comment above, limit does come into play (as the article calls out this guy's usage was 30,000 times higher than an average user
The ToS section 4.3. Restrictions on Use states (among other things) "use it for high volume purposes"

What does "high volume" mean... well I'm sure 30,000 times that of an average user would qualify

about a year ago

FiOS User Finds Limit of 'Unlimited' Data Plan: 77 TB/Month

insnprsn Re:TOS aren't applicable... (573 comments)

The ToS is everything here, and the ISP can choose to dictate its use as they feel
If those terms are unacceptable to you, you can choose to not use the service

As for fine print... not really. It was pretty easy to find the section in Verizon's online ToS, found with a simple Google search and a very quick scan of the document
Section 4.3.
3. Restrictions on Use. The Service is a consumer grade service and is not designed for or intended to be used for any commercial purpose. You may not resell, re-provision or rent the Service, (either for a fee or without charge) or allow third parties to use the Service via wired, wireless or other means. For example, you may not provide Internet access to third parties through a wired or wireless connection or use the Service to facilitate public Internet access (such as through a Wi-Fi hotspot), use it for high volume purposes, or engage in similar activities that constitute such use (commercial or non-commercial). If you subscribe to a Broadband Service, you may connect multiple computers/devices within a single home to your modem and/or router to access the Service, but only through a single Verizon-issued IP address. You also may not exceed the bandwidth usage limitations that Verizon may establish from time to time for the Service, or use the Service to host any type of server. Violation of this section may result in bandwidth restrictions on your Service or suspension or termination of your Service.

about a year ago

FiOS User Finds Limit of 'Unlimited' Data Plan: 77 TB/Month

insnprsn Not a "Limit" issue (573 comments)

I'm sure someone has already said this but my first thought after reading this was
This guy was not in violation because of how much data he was using, but rather what he was doing to accomplish it
The amount of data he was using just made him stick out for further investigation
Verizon is clearly in the right that this guy is in violation of the ToS (love it or hate it, if you agree to it you are expected to abide it)
If you dont like whats in a ToS, or the concept of ToS the only option you have is find an alternative provider or go without said service

about a year ago

Has Lego Sold Out?

insnprsn Is LEGO the problem, or retail stores, or kids? (425 comments)

Honestly, I dont see this to be an issue.
I have 3 kids ranging from 11 to 4 who are very much into LEGOs.
My two daughters are into the LEGO friends sets, while all three enjoy the various Harry Potter and LotR sets as well ,havent quite got them sold on Star Wars yet:(, but in all cases, they build what the instructions say once, and then we never see that again. It gets broken down, and incorporated with the rest of their LEGOs.

So has LEGO sold out? They still have their original set series and assorted blocks, and options to create your own, and sets for the "billion-dollar franchises"
My kids truly enjoy building worlds with some of their favorite movies, using blocks or characters they can associate, but their creations are still original.

For Christmas this year each of my kids are getting a (small) LEGO set from one franchise or another, and a larger gift of 650 assorted blocks, no sets, no instructions, but we had to go online to get the latter.
I find Toys''R''Us to be less guilty of this, but most stores do not offer the LEGO original sets, or if they do its very small section on the shelves.

As for the kids, well i know mine enjoy LEGOs as they should, but for any kid who cannot do more than follow set instructions, their parents aught to throw away those instructions and teach their kids to enjoy imagination.

In my opinion, if there is any issue, it is in what stores choose to stock on the shelves.

about a year and a half ago

Networked Cars: Good For Safety, Bad For Privacy

insnprsn This is why we cant have nice things (327 comments)

Paranoid people start wondering about what if and maybes, quick derail the project before all of civilization falls.
While there are instances where privacy concerns are legitimate, in cases like this it is my opinion (yes I'm entitled to it, no you dont have to like it or agree with it, and so what if you dont) that the only people concerned with the what if's and maybe's are those who do not abide the law.

about 2 years ago

Google Killing Off Mini, Video, and iGoogle

insnprsn Re: iGoogle will be missed... definitely!!!! (329 comments)

iGoogle wasnt about signing in to search the web. In fact you don't even have to sign in to use iGoogle as an RSS reader or any of its many widgets.

more than 2 years ago

Google Killing Off Mini, Video, and iGoogle

insnprsn iGoogle will be missed... maybe (329 comments)

I've been using iGoogle since '05, I feel like this is a loss but I'm already moving over to Google Reader and getting used to the new interface... at first I'm "Meh" about Reader, but I dont hate it, yet.

more than 2 years ago

Full Upgrades To Windows 8 Only From Windows 7?

insnprsn Non-issue (222 comments)

OS upgrades are a bad idea anyways, fresh install and no worries
All of you have backed up your data already... right?

more than 2 years ago

NASA Game Lets You Build Complex Space Networks

insnprsn Re:I wonder (47 comments)

Play the game, you dont get that level of control

more than 2 years ago

NASA Game Lets You Build Complex Space Networks

insnprsn Finished in 47 rounds (47 comments)

Well it was sufficient for about 10 minutes of distraction

more than 2 years ago

Man Mines Midtown New York Sidewalks

insnprsn Re:And now that it's all over the internet (183 comments)

Before you know it, he's the one wearing the fancy clothes/jewelery that's dropping precious metals and stones in the street

more than 3 years ago

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Details Released

insnprsn Re:The important part... (106 comments)

Please provide a source for this.... given that I know there isn't and many others have provided sources to the contrary I'm guessing that you are one of the 0.5% previously referenced and are sore about what amount to baseless complaints, so you make up stories to suit your view of reality.

And before you retort with "fanboy" comments, let me save you the time
I am a Blizzard fanboy, after 20 years of awesome I believe they deserve it.

more than 3 years ago

Ruling Confirms Postal Service Discriminated Against GameFly

insnprsn Re:Just in time to close up shop. (152 comments)

But that also does not mean that GameFly should be closing up shop either.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?

insnprsn Re:In my corporate environment.... (1307 comments)


And on top of that, in the company I work for, anything attached to company resources becomes company property so this division head would be out his server as well

more than 3 years ago

Elderly Georgian Woman Cuts Armenian Internet

insnprsn Re:How many Americans are thinking... (282 comments)

This is truly sad reality. I can remember standing in a McDonald's for morning breakfast back in ~2008, this store had a TV with CNN running and the news anchor made a comment that Russia had moved tanks into Georgia. The person taking my order quite literally asked how it was possible that Russia could get tanks into the USA

more than 3 years ago

Research Suggests E-Readers Are "Too Easy" To Read

insnprsn Re:This is... (185 comments)

Hey, they must be on to something, I've done forgotten what it is that article said, guess I didnt absorb enough of it.

more than 3 years ago

'No Refusal' DUI Checkpoints Coming To Florida?

insnprsn Re:Whats next? (1219 comments)

"Whats next?" is about as good an argument as "What if we didn't?"
There validity is relative to the observer.

I say, "What if we didn't" do this, and some buzzed driver who refused a breathalyzer but not otherwise detain-able causes an accident that kills your spouse/kid/sibling/parent/someone you don't or otherwise wouldn't have ever know... than what?

I look at "What next?" and think your crazy to dismiss something due to chance of misuse or escalation.
I'm sure you, or others, look at "What if we didn't?" and think "Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither"

Are either points inherently wrong... I say no, others will disagree and stick to their side but those arguments are whats going to/is tearing us apart.

more than 3 years ago

Tales From the Tech Trenches

insnprsn Just because you can do something.... (99 comments)

.... doesn't mean you should.

Best story I've got this year is attempting to help a customer repair a corrupted Exchange information store.
What we found while helping this customer run the repair tools was that they had put their Exchange databases on a software RAID1 between an internal SATA drive and an external USB drive...
All the while, the server in question already had an internal hardware RAID controller with a RAID5 with roughly 3 times available space as the size of their Exchange databases.
On top of that, their backup was a backup to disk folder, on the same software RAID1.
It appeared that the internal SATA drive, which was not properly mounted in the first place due to the fact that the server chassis was designed for hot-plug SAS on a backplane, had failed some time prior, and now the USB drive was starting to experience excessive bad blocks.

We were able to repair their database after moving it to the hardware RAID.

more than 3 years ago


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