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iOS 6 Streaming Bug Sends Data Usage Skyrocketing

rschwa Not so sure this is entirely iOS 6 related... (98 comments)

Alright, here's a data point that might throw a monkeywrench into this situation...
I have an ipod, still on 5.1.1, that I drive around all day connected to a verizon wifi hotspot thingy with a 3GB data plan. Usually, I download the couple of podcasts I listen to at home before work, but if I forget, I'll go ahead and download it out on the road, they run about 40 MB or so. The only other thing I do is a few emails, a few google searches, and the occasional look at facebook.

In the past, I would sometimes get the 50% usage email and chuckle because the cycle ended the next day.

Yesterday I got the warning that I've already used 1.5 GB since the 10th. Going onto verizon's site, it looks like I'm using 3-5 times more data than I would expect at approximately the times I would be listening to the podcasts.

Maybe unrelated? But I've literally never used data that fast in the 2+ years I've been doing this. Even when I first got on Pandora and really listened to it a lot, I didn't start getting data warnings until I was 2.5-3 weeks into the cycle..

So, TL;DR This might be a problem with the podcasts app or some other phenomenon unrelated to ios 6 per se.

  I'm just putting it into and out of airplane mode for now, kind of a PITA though.

more than 2 years ago

The Loudness Wars May Be Ending

rschwa Re:I hope... (294 comments)

Dude, that's what the skip button is for!

more than 3 years ago

Jaguar's Hybrid Jet-Powered Concept Car

rschwa Re:Should be reliable (334 comments)

Well, considering the Prius would probably need a couple of JATO bottles to reach 205 mph, I bet this thing still wins.

more than 4 years ago

Toshiba Ends Incandescent Bulb Production After 120 Years

rschwa Re:so long... (430 comments)

Say, could you link to a source for the 'laser-produced incandescents' you're talking about? I'm very interested. I agree with you on many of your points, and would add that I have yet to find a CFL that can be dimmed for crap. I've tried 3 different brands of very expensive bulbs marked 'dimmable', and brought each of them back to the store the same day.

more than 4 years ago

FOSS CAD and 3D Modeling Software?

rschwa art people (413 comments)

Why does it seem to me that if I were planning a trip to the moon, I wouldn't really have 'art people'?

more than 4 years ago

An Artist's View of the Modern Music Biz

rschwa Re:Other artist's insight (210 comments)

I found this an interesting look at how labels treat their bands, and it kind of straddles the 'digital revolution'. It's a blog entry about an unrecouped band trying to get digital sales credited on their statement, to hilarious effect.

about 5 years ago

USPTO Awards LOL Patent To IBM

rschwa I see lol as a visual icon, like a smiley (274 comments)

I always thought it looked like someone drowning. or surrendering.. you know
  o/ = waving hello or goodbye
\o/ = Yay!
o7 = a snappy salute
lol = dont shoot!

about 5 years ago

BSkyB To Launch 3D TV Service In 2010

rschwa Re:Keep giving the people what they don't want (95 comments)

Hell, 3D barely maintains its status as a novelty in movie theaters,

actually, 3D is one of the only reasons to bother going to the theater vs. watching it from the comfort of my living room for a tenth the price. Some of the new 3D movies aren't too bad.

3D TV makes watching TV more complex and expensive without giving back much of value. The television is too casual a medium to complicate with shutter glasses. Until the free-standing 3D projector is invented, television should remain a 2D affair.

I agree with this.

more than 5 years ago

Text Comments Out In YouTube "National Discussion" of Health Care

rschwa Re:Easy answer (287 comments)

You think libraries let you plug in Webcams and install drivers and talk and record video on site?

Of course not! Libraries will, if this kind of government participation becomes actually worthwhile, will install their own webcams and set them up for easy use by their patrons. Free of charge, because that's how they roll.

Maybe in your city. In my city, libraries get shut down because there's not enough money to keep them open and pay the teachers unions at the same time.

more than 5 years ago

New Speed Record Set For Wind-Powered Vehicles

rschwa Re:Crap (138 comments)

Get over it.

more than 5 years ago

Pirate Bay Day 5 — Prosecution Tries To Sneak In Evidence

rschwa Re:WTF ... (341 comments)

IRL==In Real Life
AFK==Away From Keyboard

more than 5 years ago

YouTube Muting, Removing Videos Involving Warner Music

rschwa Re:Pyrodex baking dish???? (202 comments)

Thanks for ruining it :rolleyes:

about 6 years ago

Afghan Student Gets 20 Years For Blasphemy

rschwa Re:not the real cause (618 comments)

... Replace the women's rights pamphlet with a (non-explicit) circular defending paedophilia. Do you think our society would still protect your freedom of speech if you began circulating that? How long before they beat a confession out of you? Who's going to defend you?

Pedophilia is not the same thing as women's rights. Try replacing 'pedophilia' in your example with 'racism'...

more than 6 years ago


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