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Microsoft Unveils Nokia 215, a $29 Phone With Internet Access

jetkust Re:gimme gimme gimme (150 comments)

Or just go get any number of cheap $20 flip phones from a grocery store and buy a prepay card ...

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Unveils Nokia 215, a $29 Phone With Internet Access

jetkust Re:I don't get it. (150 comments)

What? There's already cheap 2g phones you can buy that have those things. This thing is advertised for it's data. If you read the article it says nothing about being "made for countries that still use 2g". The whole emphasis is the price and affordability of the phone. This would indicate this is made for a market where there are more expensive higher quality options.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Unveils Nokia 215, a $29 Phone With Internet Access

jetkust I don't get it. (150 comments)

So what if it's $29. It's worthless without a data plan, which I haven't seen any mention of. The price and quality of the data plan is more important. And hearing it's likely 2g makes it nearly useless for most people.

about three weeks ago
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Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic

jetkust Re:Physical media (278 comments)

I've seen them for sale in Urban Outfitters, and Barns & Noble. Probably seen them other places too.

about a month ago
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Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic

jetkust It's the artwork (278 comments)

If I had to guess, the main reason Vinyl is popular is because of the enlarged artwork and people wanting to own some memorabilia from an artist they like. I wouldn't be surprised if the people who own these records never play them.

about a month ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

jetkust Re:Ads can stay, as long as they behave (699 comments)

I don't use AdBlock, but would consider using it. Basically, my habbit has been if an ad prevents me from reading what I want to read, I just close the window and go to another site.

about 2 months ago
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HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet

jetkust Re:99 is not sub $100 (182 comments)

Who modded a post that fails at elementary school math informative?

about 4 months ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

jetkust A I recall (275 comments)

The conspiracy pretty much ended when Buzz Aldrin punched Bart Sibrel in the face on camera.

about 4 months ago
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Google Kills Orkut To Focus On YouTube, Blogger and Google+

jetkust Re:Google+ has taken off? (71 comments)

Don't you basically have to sign up for Google+ when you get an Android phone just to get to the Play Store and download apps? I'd suspect most people have google+ accounts and are actively using it, so it HAS taken off. It's just not the same as a Facebook account. It's used differently.

about 7 months ago
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U.S. Democrats Propose Legislation To Ban Internet Fast Lanes

jetkust But what does it accomplish? (190 comments)

If they ban internet fast lanes and tiers then what? Netflix can't pay off the ISPs and they just continue throttling the internet as they see fit? And when Netflix confronts them about their crappy service they just say "it wasn't me.".

about 7 months ago
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South African Schools To Go Textbook Free

jetkust Re:Textbooks aren't that important (76 comments)

Textbook companies think the internet is terribly inefficient, and not expensive enough.

about 8 months ago
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South African Schools To Go Textbook Free

jetkust I'ts about time (76 comments)

The only reason we used textbooks in the first place was because the internet wasn't invented.

about 8 months ago
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Netflix Trash-Talks Verizon's Network; Verizon Threatens To Sue

jetkust Re:Redbox Instant (364 comments)

They are expecting their first customer sometime in 2020.

about 8 months ago
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Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

jetkust Re:Caps Are Definitely Coming (475 comments)

Most customers are like your parents. They just want to get onto facebook. People that do streaming suck up tons of bandwidth yet pay the same. It's basically an all-you-can-eat buffet and we're the fat guys.

The problem is when everyone the majority was skinny, they made them still pay the same price as the fat guys. Not that everyone is getting fat, there isn't enough skinny people to exploit.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Do If You're Given a Broken Project?

jetkust Programming is hard (308 comments)

If you're a good programmer, finish the project. Otherwise, quit.

about a year ago
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Bennett Haselton: Google+ To Gmail Controversy Missing the Point

jetkust I dont' know what accounts I have (244 comments)

I started out with a Youtube account then google gave me other accounts and then it said it wanted to merge accounts it created and now I have multiple gmail, youtube, and g+ accounts and I don't know what just happened.

1 year,16 days
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Disney Pulls a Reverse Santa, Takes Back Christmas Shows From Amazon Customers

jetkust Re:Nothing to see here (418 comments)

Yea. And your Blue Ray collection can burn in a house fire or get stolen. People don't want to screw with discs. You're living in the past. Talking about wills and inheritance. Just give them the account and password. We're talking aobut movies and tv shows, not family heirlooms. Chances are you won't even remember you owned the thing when Amazon just one day decides to stop making gazillions of dollars streaming entertainment or just goes bankrupt one day because VHS tapes and retail stores miraculously stage a comeback!

about a year ago
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Disney Pulls a Reverse Santa, Takes Back Christmas Shows From Amazon Customers

jetkust Nothing to see here (418 comments)

Amazon wouldn't sell digital downloads where the company that owns the rights can just revoke access at any whim. Both Disney and Amazon know that doesn't make sense. People who bought it still have access to it. That's the whole point of a digital purchase. Denying access to it was an accident and apparently has been fixed. And for people saying they want to stick with discs, have fun living in the past.

about a year ago

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