From my quick skimming, this is an add-on available to all, yes? This is an offer of a burst of true unlimited data volume for a (limited) time period. Is the grief about it not being utterly unlimited, because there's a time limit? Or is it about the price?
It's a new offer, people can either try it if they have a need to download a ton of data occasionally, or not. If people don't take it, they may remove it, or lower the price to attract more takeup.
I can understand (being from the UK, where the mobile market seems more competitive, and it seems that we can get better deals) hate on Verizon pricing in general, but hating on this optional add-on seems strange. Is it just that you feel it's massively over-priced, or that unlimited data should be an affordable option all the time, or something else?
Genuinue question, I'd appreciate answers. It may be that I've missed something obvious about this announcement.
Many, many sites don't, and this doesn't grab your card details server-side, it serves up some JS that makes your browser send the card details to $BADIP as you enter it.
Sorry to hijack a story to go on a tangent, but this may be one read by people I'd like to query:
I'd be very interested to know how older (35+) IT workers (ops & dev) in the UK are feeling at the moment, eg:
* My long experience gives me more confidence in my employability
* I've kept up with trends, so I'm OK
* My experience counts against me (eg "you know C", "you know UNIX", so you must be past it)
* My age counts against me
* There are no jobs going for my skillset
* I'm doing fine, thanks!
* Jobs I can do standing on my head don't pay enough
* Where I choose to live (family or other ties) are scarce/don't pay enough.
* I'd move for a job
Please give some additional details if you reply. (yes, I do employ!)
mlts, re ZFS, see my post at the end of this story.
AC, re ZFS, see my post at the end of this story.
MachineShedFred, re ZFS, see my post at the end of this story.
re ZFS, see my post at the end of this story.
Late to the party, but for those asking about ZFS & apple, Adam Leventha (dtrace Sun engineer)l posted an exceptionally informative post about the history of this mess earlier this week:
Day two was trying to fix that same setup they broke while you were gone in very subtle ways under a time deadline and knowing how it was broken.
Did you miss out a 'not' there?
The problem here is that Blackberry has deliberately built their system in such a way as they will always have access to, and subsequently the ability to divulge, your secrets.
Really? Wasn't there BES (enterprise server) which was secure, and didn't use BB's own infrastructure?
Many people here might not remember that at one time Novell built the absolute best LAN server software around.
Netware 3.12? I hear you. IPX was a bitch (yes, you could do Netware on IP), but the higher layers were so much sweeter than what we had to move to.
Why does this topic have a Digital Electronics logo ? Did I miss something ?
You must be new here.
They've been abusing that logo for a while. Kids eh?
It is extremely unlikely that they reverse the turbins (and they likely don't even use turbins for power generation)
More likely they have real pumps for that.
The first large-scale pumped storage facility uses reversible turbines:
It's highly unlikely that any other implementation would use separate pumps and turbines - why on earth would you duplicate massive machines which do much the same job in both directions?
I visited the chambers in Llanberis before the machinery was installed, the turbine chamber is immense.
...or some other commerical OCR? (sorry, didn't mean to imply that there were only those two choices)