I never had anything but five bars in Manhattan in my two years with AT&T, (I moved abroad a couple of weeks ago) and I had good bandwidth whenever I could get data, but I never latency anywhere under a second. They probably ARE doing something very wrong.
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Yeah, I'm not sure how to explain that. I almost never got any useful data in 0.62 seconds, (NYC) not even from something like twitter.
I wouldn't put it past AT&T to have fast download speeds, quick latency for the first byte, but to make you sit and wait for 10 seconds for the second and third byte.
The problem with AT&T isn't speed, it's latency. I often had to wait ten seconds or more for a data request to be met, and often the software would timeout before that happened (which meant I would get no data at all). Once a download actually started, it was very fast, but so what?
Better yet, change your password to "do you have a pen?" and then call your IT person to say that you've forgotten what your password is.
Apple will never put an HDTV tuner in any product, because it commits the product to a bad user experience - either when reception is bad (for mobile products) or when the UX from the cable provider is bad (for plugged-in products).
2001. It's more competitive than the Zune, sure, but it hasn't won in any market, with either the original or the 360. I guess they've won the online competitive gaming space.
In any case, I see the xbox as being a Gates strategy rather than a Ballmer one.
It seems to me he's just slowly, gently, running Microsoft into the ground. He's not a horrible failure, but there seems to be a complete lack of inspiration and mojo.
Has Microsoft had any major hits since 2000? Like, real killer apps or disruptive new technologies?
Nothing about modern physics is true in this sense. It's all just mathematical models which fit data to a greater or lesser extent.
People who bitch about how stupid twitter is Do Not Get Twitter. Twitter is not for broadcasting the fact that you're on the toilet. It's for disseminating news (and yes, this includes advertising and PR) more quickly than any other medium, ever. Twitter is quickly obsoleting one particular hook of 24-hour cable news networks: the ability to be the first to report a major event.
OBL is most likely dead. So you are most likely right.
why bother with clothes at all? It would save money on those fancy new millimeter-wave scanners if they just forced you to check your clothing with your bags.
>A solution in search of a problem.
What are you complaining about?? Many wonderful problems have been discovered that way!
Sometimes I wish the MPAA would go the whole hog and just block everyone from viewing any of their content outside of a cinema. I don't think we'd all die of grief. TV stations would have nothing to just broadcast but news and youtube clips. Then the whole recorded-images industry would collapse and die. But I suspect we might come up with something really great to replace its cultural role.
No I agree with you, the current law is very unjust. Part of the problem nobody wants to deal with is that children become sexualized quite gradually starting at a very young age.
Having said that, wanting to have sex is not the same as being able to give valid consent to have sex. These are two separate issues. To give valid consent (so the theory goes) you have to be able to assess the likely consequences of an action in light of an understanding of your true desires and intentions. The orthodox view is that 13-year-olds don't know what's good for them.