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Comment: Disable Data Access? (Score 0) 520

by Chupathingy (#30080280) Attached to: Verizon Doubles Early Termination Fee and More

I recently got a new phone with AT&T (LG CF360 if anyone cares). It has some buttons similar to the ones that people are complaining about here (one-touch access to an app that auto connects to the net). On top of that, the some of the menu screens can't be modified, so that several apps that I'll never use because they require a data plan, are locked in on the menu.

When I told the AT&T rep of my concerns about accidental data usage, he said they could just disable the data access.

I've hit those one-touch app buttons and accidentally selected "AT&T GPS" or some other app that requires data access, but all I ever get is "Cannot connect to server" or some similar message.

I wonder if Verizon phones have a similar option for people who don't want anything to do with a data plan.

Comment: OMG it's the same with everything! (Score 0) 993

by Chupathingy (#27599335) Attached to: "Apple Tax" Report Backfires On Microsoft

Lauren is looking for a laptop for under a grand... "Macs don't make a laptop for under $1,000, guess I'm not cool enough to be a Mac owner."

Joe is looking for a car for under $20,000... "Porche doesn't make a car for under $20,000, guess I'm not cool enough to drive a Porche."

BTW - I'm a Windows user, I don't have anything against Macs. They just don't have the options features that are important to me in my price range.

BTW - I drive a Dodge Neon. I don't have anything against Porches, they just don't have the options and features that are important to me in my price range.

Comment: Re:Errr (Score 0) 307

by Chupathingy (#27573803) Attached to: Work Progresses On 10,000 Year Clock

base-2 and base-3 computers have exactly the same capabilities so there is no relevance to AI. Also, base-10 is lame; humans went to it naturally because we are not very smart.

Pretty sure humans went to base-10 because we have 10 fingers. Still, that doesn't change the validity of your original statement that base-10 is lame and humans are not very smart.

Comment: Re:I know the name (Score 0) 201

by Chupathingy (#27558541) Attached to: NASA To Announce Module Name On Colbert Show

Ok, everybody. There was a lot of talk about the name of this module. We are on the Colbert Report tonight to talk about what name we picked after all the submissions. Tonight, we are glad to announce that the name will be, Jonathan Stewart!

Actually, since we already call all of our Earth-bound toilets "Johns". Maybe we should start calling the ISS toilets "Colberts".

Comment: Re:The simple one. (Score 0) 678

by Chupathingy (#27231639) Attached to: What Filters Are Right For Kids?
Back in my high school days, I was working on a group project about the northern deciduous forests. A relatively sheltered and naive young female classmate was in charge of the "wildlife" aspect of the environment.
Needless to say after typing "Beaver" into a Google search, she was very very confused at the search results. So yeah, accidental exposure happens if you don't know what NOT to be looking for.
I also remember back in the day, whitehouse.com lead to many accidental exposures. (.com != .gov)

"If you want to eat hippopatomus, you've got to pay the freight." -- attributed to an IBM guy, about why IBM software uses so much memory