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Comment: Re:You'll want either AT&T or T-Mobile. (Score 2) 146

by Macrat (#47342841) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

Yeah, I had a similar problem with a friend visiting the US again and forgot to bring his currently active prepay T-Mobile SIM.

He stopped in a mall near the airport to have his prepay account switched to a new SIM and they tried to sell him a phone. That's when I had to explain to him that the mall kiosks are 3rd parties reselling T-Mobile services and are not actual T-Mobile stores.

I took him to an actual T-Mobile store and they had him set up in a few minutes.

Comment: Re:So in other words, it will be just like Firewir (Score 1) 355

by Macrat (#46996429) Attached to: Can Thunderbolt Survive USB SuperSpeed+?

Heck, wasn't the iSight the only webcam for Firewire?

No, I had firewire webcams from 2 different vendors long before Apple released the iSight.

The original demonstrations I saw at conferences with the early firewire boards only had a Sony firewire webcam as firewire was originally only designed for moving video.

Using firewire for external hard drives and other tech came long after firewire/ was added to video cameras.

Comment: Re:Despecialized Editions (Score 0) 210

Han shooting first shows just what kind of a dangerous scoundrel the Rebels have to rely on. It's the beginning of his character journey from rogue to respectable.

Huh? Han blowing away some guy about to kill him was VERY respectable! :-)

He would have been even MORE respectable if he had double tapped.

Comment: Re:I can see their response already (Score 1) 97

by Macrat (#46678143) Attached to: FCC Orders Comcast To Stop Labeling Equipment Rental a Service Fee
Also keep in mind that Comcast keeps the serial number for that modem in their database, so if you try to sell it or give to someone else to use on Comcast they will refuse to activate it and accuse the new owner of being a thief Even when you are no longer a Comcast customer and haven't used the modem with them for over 12 months.

Brain fried -- Core dumped