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Comment: Ting for low end w/ data usage (Score 1) 375

by FFOMelchior (#41533733) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Cell Phone Carrier In the US?
Can't vouch for quality since I haven't tried many providers... but it is super affordable. Their usage is tiered, but they'll automatically move you without any penalty to whatever tier you use for that month, even if you use a lower tier. Yes, that means if you're on a 500 MB plan and you use less than than 100 MB, they'll charge you for the 100 MB for that month. How crazy is that?

My cell phone bill went down $15 switching from a voice + text w/ AT&T to voice + text + data with Ting. Only downside is that the phones aren't subsided, so I paid $200 for mine. But obviously the prices are still going to work in my favor in the long run, especially since I'm not a phone hopper and can easily see myself keeping this one for 3-4 years.

Comment: Re:Never buy from the student bookstore (Score 2) 400

by FFOMelchior (#41222617) Attached to: With 'Access Codes,' Textbook Pricing More Complicated Than Ever
Wish every prof was like you. My gf is now taking a class where the professor requires them to take notes in the book. And the kicker? He also checks beforehand to make sure there aren't any notes written already. Which means she has to spend $120 to buy a new one at the book store, instead of the .50c (+ $5 shipping) to get the same textbook, same edition from Amazon. Complete bullshit.

Comment: I don't know if I can "see" UV... (Score 2) 311

by FFOMelchior (#39034149) Attached to: Followup: Ultraviolet Vision After Cataract Surgery
I've also had cataracts surgery, when I was a toddler. And I've always noticed that UV has bothered me and not other people, but I've never thought about if I "see" UV, or at least see it in a way that others can't. Sometimes it's enough to cause my eyes to spasm. (In fact, my aversion is so strong, while reading this summary my mind _imagined_ seeing UV light, and my eyes spasmed for a few seconds in reaction.) Anyway, now I'm wondering if anyone else has this sort of reaction.

Comment: Just to start with... (Score 3, Informative) 353

by FFOMelchior (#39033149) Attached to: Mozart and Bach Handel Subway Station Crime
Intentionally leaving out 3/4 and 6/8, because those are too common. Oh, and also leaving out the more "proggy" bands like Tool and Dream Theater, because then this would be too easy.

Money by Pink Floyd (7/4)
Four Sticks by Led Zeppelin (5/4)
Spoonman by Soundgarden (7/4)
Silhouette by Thrice (4/4 and 7/4)
Words in the Water and Hold Fast Hope bu Thrice (5/4)
Before the Lobotomy (middle section in 7/8)
March of the Pigs by Nine Inch Nails (29/8)
Time Like These by Foo Fighters (main riff in 7/8)
Paranoid Android by Radiohead (sections in 7/4)
Pyramid Song by Radiohead (16/8, piano plays in groups in 3-3-4-3-3)
Idiotique by Radiohead (6/4 drums, 4/4 vocals)
Everything In It's Right Place by Radiohead (10/4)
15 Step by Radiohead (5/4)
2+2=5 by Radiohead (7/8)

Are there a ton? No. But are there really THAT many songs in the classical realm that aren't 4/4, 3/4, 6/8 either?

Comment: Re:Not surprising (Score 2, Informative) 93

by FFOMelchior (#38699750) Attached to: Viruses Stole City College of S.F. Data For Years

From what I've seen community college IT Tends to be pretty horrible. One of them out here had a server password of "password" and remoting on. Others tend to use a generic password on everything such as Mascot1 or gomascot1

IT Dunce A: Crap! Someone out there knows our password "gomascot1"!
IT Dunce B: No worries, I'll go ahead and change it to "gotigers1".
IT Dunce A: Phew!

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