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Verizon Wireless Caves To FCC Pressure, Says It Won't Throttle 4G Users

jtownatpunk.net Re:4G is Losing to Wifi (26 comments)

As far as I know, they only sold their A and B blocks and still have the C blocks that they bought.

5 hours ago
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Verizon Wireless Caves To FCC Pressure, Says It Won't Throttle 4G Users

jtownatpunk.net Re:4G is Losing to Wifi (26 comments)

It's not PR spin. They're not allowed to throttle LTE service for grandfathered unlimited accounts. It's part of the agreement they made with the government when they bought the 700Mhz spectrum. They were probably hoping everyone had forgotten.

6 hours ago
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Verizon Wireless Caves To FCC Pressure, Says It Won't Throttle 4G Users

jtownatpunk.net Hah! (26 comments)

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I've been keeping an eye on my speed today, waiting to see the hammer come down but my connection kept chugging away. Got both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 10 at full speed.

7 hours ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

jtownatpunk.net WTFBBQ (215 comments)

The man disembarked a flight and left. It appears he wasn't paying attention, was looking at his iPad, forgot something and walked back past (the security area).

If he got off a flight, he was already screened. Unless he left the airport grounds entirely and was out of view of security before returning, why did this require going Full Madagascar? The way it's described, it doesn't sound like he left the area. Just that he went out the exit, remembered something, turned around, and went the wrong way thru the exit. OMG EVERYBODY PANIC!

2 days ago
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Nixie Wearable Drone Camera Flies Off Your Wrist

jtownatpunk.net Re:Only good on calm days (63 comments)

You realize this thread is about something far smaller and lighter than a 350QX, right?

3 days ago
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Nixie Wearable Drone Camera Flies Off Your Wrist

jtownatpunk.net Only good on calm days (63 comments)

The trouble with little multi-rotors is that the slightest breeze sends them sailing. They're fun to fly indoors but not very useful outside.

3 days ago
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DuckDuckGo Now Blocked In China

jtownatpunk.net Re:Well now (82 comments)

That wasn't duck.

about two weeks ago
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Trouble In Branson-Land, As Would-Be Space Tourists Get Antsy Over Delays

jtownatpunk.net What a misleading summary (77 comments)

"Some" is actually "one". Who will demand his money back if they can't make the altitude requirement, not because of delays. Other than that, everything about the summary is accurate.

about two weeks ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

jtownatpunk.net Re:Read the GP's comment, fuckface. (288 comments)

I guess I don't get the mathematics of poverty. If I'm going somewhere with a friend, I was already going there anyway and wouldn't charge them gas money. I'd only charge if I was taking them somewhere I had no intention of going and I wanted to be a dick about it.

about three weeks ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

jtownatpunk.net Re: Can we please cann these companies what they (288 comments)

I no math talkin' guy but I'm pretty sure yours doesn't add up. :)

If you're paid $5 to do something that costs you $6, you didn't come out $2 ahead.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

jtownatpunk.net Re:Brand Name Change (352 comments)

They'd probably sue themselves for licensing fees.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

jtownatpunk.net Brilliant! (352 comments)

Since there's so much confusion about the differences between RT, Phone, and desktop versions of our OS, let's just call them all by the same name. That will simplify things. Worked for Admiral General Aladeen.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Instant Video Now Available On Android

jtownatpunk.net Re:finally (77 comments)

Did the long route and used the basic Amazon app to install the Amazon App Store and, from there, install Instant Video. Works great on my S5 but, when I try to run Instant Video on my tablets, it tell me to install the basic Amazon app. Which is already installed. Someone screwed up some mundane detail. Hopefully it'll be fixed soon.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Instant Video Now Available On Android

jtownatpunk.net Re:finally (77 comments)

Not compatible with my Nexus 10, Tab S 10.5, or S5. Hopefully that list will get updated soon.

Glad Amazon finally pulled their collective head out. Like I was going to buy their tablet just for that one function.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

jtownatpunk.net Re:Apps (471 comments)

Oh, and video chat.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

jtownatpunk.net Re:Apps (471 comments)

Better map/nav integration is at the top of my list. I loved it on the old Sony (I think the app might have been 3rd party) but the display was so dim and had so few pixels it was hard to use. I'd love a good map view on my Gear 2 or Moto 360. The only option on the Moto seems to be like the GPS units rental companies offered a decade or so back. An arrow, street name, and distance to turn.

about three weeks ago
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UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

jtownatpunk.net Holy shit! (198 comments)

Is this a big IT project that actually worked? Where's my fainting couch???

about three weeks ago

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Are There Affordable Low-DPI Monitors?

jtownatpunk.net jtownatpunk.net writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jtownatpunk.net (245670) writes "As time goes by, I find myself supporting a greater number of users moving through their 40s and into their 50s (and beyond!). I notice more and more of them are lowering the resolution of their displays in order to "make it bigger". That was fine in the CRT days but, quite frankly, LCDs look like crap when they're not displaying their native resolution. My solution at home is to hook my computer up to a big, honkin' 1080p HDTV but that's a bit of a political risk in an office environment. "Why does Bill get a freakin big screen TV???" Plus, it's a waste to be paying for the extra inputs (compunent, s-video, composite), remote, tuner, etc. that will never be used. And a 37-47" display is a bit large for a desk.

So here's my question: Is there a source for 24-27" monitors running at 1366x768 that are affordable and don't have all of the "TV" stuff? Or is my only choice to just buy 27" HDTVs and admonish the users not to watch TV? (And, no, just giving them big CRTs is not an option. Most people would rather stare at a fuzzy LCD than "go back" to a CRT.)"

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