"Let there be data!"
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About 3 years ago I signed a 2-year deal with Verizon for fully unlimited LTE speeds on the then-awesome HTC Thunderbolt. Once I discovered Twitch TV my monthly streaming went up from about 9 gigs per month (Pandora, YouTube, other radio streaming, etc.) to around 18. And since I got grandfathered in to an unlimited plan, I couldn't make any plan changes or update my phone without getting shoved into an extension, something I was desperate to avoid. For my smartphone and data, plus 3 feature phones (all with unlimited talk and text), I wrote the monthly check for about $193.
So as we neared the end of the contract I began looking into options. AT&T and Virgin only offered small data plans with no unlimited, and Sprint's fully unlimited plans were far too much to consider 4 lines. The WalMart plans were data-capped but otherwise attractive. So ultimately I chose T-Mobile. I got a Samsung GS4 with truly unlimited data (and 2.5 gigs of hotspot) plus 4 more lines with 500 megs of high speed then throttled unlimited bytes. For all this I write the check for about $180. And in a year when the phone's paid off the bill will drop $21 automatically.
I love T-Mo and am glad we all now have smartphones and all. But I will tip my cap to Verizon - their network, at least for me in the Southeast, is superior in terms of coverage and speed. T-Mo isn't bad - most places I get LTE and have no issues streaming Twitch or YouTube HD. But in some places I know I had fast Verizon, the T-Mo speeds are slower...
And a bit of animation [...] can really help your explanation. You can't do that with chalk or marker pen.
Though, TBH, your framerate's gonna be terrible...
If only locals are receiving a station's broadcast, what's the theft? The "Cablevision remote DVR" case seems to have this idea of leased, physically remote from the user hardware thing sorted.
The membrane keypad, the LEDs... the memories! I probably still have it somewhere. Also, I had both versions of the Mattel Football handheld. Really good game!
I've used Beyond Compare and agree it's superior, but I don't need it so badly as to pay for it versus using WinMerge. Currently, my file compare needs are met by RAD (IBM's Websphere Eclipse fork) so WinMerge is a once-in-awhile thing. Still, very well done file compare tool!
Anyway, back to XPrivacy. Why should I let an app like IMDB know my location? I don't use it to find movie tickets. I have Flixster for that. So with XPrivacy, I can feed IMDB garbage location info and it runs happily ignorant. The other thing I love about XPrivacy is I get a notification every time an app is updated, even core apps, so I can check permission changes.
That said, Blue's was big enough "back then" that in the early 2000's I knew who they were, what they did and of their reputation - good and bad. Blue's predates wiki-based gaming sites by maybe 15 years? Were wikis even a thing in 2000? PC gamers of old (like the ones who played the original Thief) know where to go to get their info.
Also, thank you for making me try your "wiki bluesnews" search - today I learned there's a Blue's Clues wiki ^^
Enter XPosed framework + XPrivacy. 10 minutes with XPrivacy's access logs showed several apps constantly pinging certain permissions including some I'd decided to deny. As in, almost none of my apps gets Location except those that directly need it.
However, finding a way to actually stop these apps cycling on and off in the background proved a challenge until I found Llama + the TaskKill plugin for Tasker is very good at killing (force-closing) apps. I have about 20 events defined to cover the most obnoxious apps. I can use the apps like normal, but once I switch to something else and the marked app is in the background for a specified interval (I use 5 minues for most) it executes a force kill. You may be saying this is overkill, but for me it was the ONLY way I could stop Facebook Messenger from firing up even if I didn't use it. My wife does from time to time, so I keep it around. But as long as Facebook is running (fore or background) Messenger will be restarted, My solution was to kill both after a 5 minute delay.
I also wound up using ES Task Manager to deny startup privs to a bunch of things, so my boot time is really short. With Llama on duty to kill apps after normal use, I find a lot less in the XPrivacy logs and I'm not as concerned about battery life and performace.