top Sprint May Have Unlimited Data Plans, But Not Unlimited Customers
I've just switched from Verizon to Sprint, mainly because of Verizon's changes to data plans which they are forcing current users into. There is little point in sticking around and paying $240+ a month for 3 smart phones and 8 to 10GB of data w/ Verizon. Sprint is $180 a month for 3 smart phones w/ unlimited data. Verizon may be faster but w/ caps so low that's pointless. I can't help but fell that the caps are that low to force you into overages. Sprint is slated to roll out 4G in my area by Q3 2013, i'm guessing when that happens Sprint will be the better deal by far.
top Google Removing Ad-Blockers From Play
If you like an app, pay the dollar or two for the ad free version, other wise you're stealing from the developer of the app, justify it however you like, but it is theft.
about a year and a half ago
top NASCAR Tries To Squelch Video of Spectators Injured By Crash
You guys are missing something, that isn't a DMCA take down, it's youtube's in house take down system, so Nascar didn't violate the DMCA at all here, it violated it's contract w/ Google.
top Ask Slashdot: Best Linux Game For Young Kids?
My soon to be 3 year old nephew can add and remove icons on my mom's phone better than she can, she can't figure out how to change the wallpaper and he'll change it to a different picture of him self every time he gets the phone.
If i hold him while in front of my computer he'll poke at links in chrome by touching my monitor and look at me like why isn't this working.
The Leappad 2 is great, $100 upfront then around $20 or so for the games, not a bad deal.
However, kids learn different ways and while some can use keyboard and mouse, or console controller early on, others can not.
The best thing to do is let them explore on their own, within reason of course.
top Developer Drops Game Price To $0 Citing Android Piracy
This news is coming hot on the heels of Apple's iOS in-app purchase fix.
top Supreme Court: Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional
Move to rural America and tell me you don't have to drive, even the Amish have to use horse and buggies to get around, so even the Amish have to drive. Also if you look at the help wanted ads you'll notice the job listings say drivers license and reliable transportation required, so it seems i have to drive and own a car to be able to find work.
top Microsoft To Offer
Flight For Free This Spring
Railworks 3 on steam has $1561.15 worth of DLC and you know more than just someone bought all of that. Giving away the base game and selling DLC is a sound idea.
top Ask Slashdot: DD-WRT Upgrade To 802.11n?
This question was asked before as I recall. I currently use the Netgear WNDR3700 router w/ Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (06/14/11) std. It's been pretty solid for me. It's dual band(2.4 and 5.0 Ghz) so you can use your current bridges just fine.
As far as USB adapters go, I got a few WUSB600N refurbished for around $30 each, though I haven't any issues w/ any of them at all. For laptop upgrades I very much like the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230.
top Valve Announces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_of_the_Ancients is the 1st thing that comes up when you google DotA. See, that's what adults do, when they don't know what something is they look it up, not expect to be spoon fed.
top Intel Wants To Charge $50 To Unlock Your CPU's Full Capabilities
I wonder if the Intel Fanboys have udders, because Intel sure is trying to milk them.
top BFG Tech Sending Out RMA Denial Letters, 'Winding Down Business'
The comments on BFG power supplies at newegg pretty much confirm this. "Other Thoughts: RMA'd to BFG, got approved, paid for shipping, then received it back in the mail with a statement, "BFG Technologies, Inc. is winding down and liquidating its business." Dead product returned without repair/replacement." Dated 8/13/2010, little over 2 days ago.
I wonder if XFX is right behind them, I have a few of their video cards that I bought for the life time warranty....
top Blizzard To Require Real First and Last Names For Official Forums
I've posted this else where today, might as well post it here.
People are up in arms over this one, most people seem to think that they are safe and/or anonymous behind their chosen internet handle. However this is not the case. As a TF2 server Admin I have seen many trolls get blown away when their personal info is posted in response to their trolling posts. Just by Googling the Handle some people use, you can start to gather pieces of personal information, email, phone numbers, real names, places, jobs, etc can be found in a matter of minutes, one piece of information leading to another, which leads to another, and so on until you have a complete picture of someone.
You are not now nor have you ever been anonymous on the internet. With this change, adults will be expected to act as adults. If you don’t want the public to know what you are up to, don’t post it on the public internet, it seems rather simple to me.
top Geostationary GPS Satellite Galaxy 15 Out of Control
It isn't GPS, it's WAAS.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_Area_Augmentation_System which is an "air navigation aid developed by the Federal Aviation Administration to augment the Global Positioning System (GPS), with the goal of improving its accuracy, integrity, and availability. Essentially, WAAS is intended to enable aircraft to rely on GPS for all phases of flight, including precision approaches to any airport within its coverage area."
top Wii 2 Delay Is Hurting Nintendo
Who is Michael Pachter and why is anyone supposed to care what he thinks?
top Was Flight Ban Over Ash an Overreaction?
Did anyone see the movie Supervolcano?
top Open Source Router To Replace WRT54GL?
The Linksys Refurbished WRT610N-RM for $110 free shipping in the US. The router might not be "open source" but you can and should load dd-wrt onto it.
Dragon Age: Origins
The game is really good, I'm still playing through the Human Fighter story line, but, the game has a bug where it will start to eat CPU and the FPS will drop to unplayable levels, you can just wait it out and it will return to normal, but, despite that, I am still playing it, the story is that good.
top No Dedicated Servers For
CoD: Modern Warfare 2
Look at the difference between L4D and TF2, if you are going to do stuff like that match maker in L4D, don't even bother with dedicated servers, I do not wish to provide welfare servers, as such was the case w/ L4D, w/ no way to see return players who may have an interest in seeing the server grow and donating to keep it going.
PC FPS gamers are a different bunch then console FPS gamers. I do suspect that this has more to do w/ the game being modded then anything else, not too sure why that would do that, it is one of the bigger drawls for PC FPS games.
Comment written as an admin at teaminterrobang.com a TF2 community.
top BSA Says 41% of Software On Personal Computers Is Pirated
This just in as well; Dairy farmers say milk is good for you.
top Collaborative Filtering and Rise of Ensembles
Of course having a group of people working together is a strength. If you are having a bad day or just feel like slacking off some one else is there to pick up the slack and keep the project moving.
See also Division of labour
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