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Comment Price increase for some people. (Score 1) 112

The price would be an increase for some people.

Take my plan for instance. Right now I buy my iPhone from AT&T on a subsidy for $200. The normal full price is $650, so the subsidy is $450 less.

Now my monthly cost of the contract is $50/mo. It's a 5-line FamilyTalk plan which costs $60 + 10 per additional line ($100 for 5 lines so $20 per user) and then plus whatever your data plan is. My data plan is $30/mo for unlimited data. Adding both together makes my monthly share of the bill $50.

If we take the $450 subsidy amount and divide it out into 24 months, which is how often I get another subsidy upgrade, that's $18.75/mo. There is no plan to get equivalent service to what I have now for 50 - 18.75 = 31.25/mo.

Comment Was for me. (Score 2) 170

I'm only 27 but I started playing computer games when I was really, really little and the games came on 5.25" floppy disks. I never had a console, only computers.

I never wanted to actually be a video game programmer, but computer games are what made me so interested in computers in general. I definitely did my fair share of video game hacking and modification and reverse engineering as well as making helper tools and scripts for myself and my friends.

I went into a Software Engineering program in college because of this interest and have been a software developer for 5 years now and it's been great.

Comment Technically good, but... (Score 1) 112

I understand this is a good thing in general.

However I kind of feel it sucks for me. I have TWC in my area and the best plan I can get is 100/5. 5 measly Mbps upload...

If we got Comcast instead I would have been able to get their 105/20 plan which would have quadrupled my upload speed.

I just want more upload and now that this sale is dead I feel like i'm years away before TWC ever increases their upload speeds...

Comment Re:New version imagery not as good... (Score 1) 222

This is my point. There are beautiful 45 degree maps of many, many places (like where I live) that don't have 3D maps. As far as I'm concerned this is a regression that I dislike.

45 degree maps have been available at my location since 2012. I'm not holding out for 3D maps at my location yet any time soon.

https://www.google.com/maps/pl...

Comment Re:New version imagery not as good... (Score 1) 222

I guess I just really think the 45 degree maps look better, and especially since you can actually view what you are looking at from all 4 sides which results in different 45 degree images of the same location when you rotate the old maps.

When I rotate a tilted map in the new maps nothing happens except a rotation of the image which is just wrong from that tilted view.

I found this which is a list of all the 45 degree locations:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/...

But sadly the only way to access the imagery is in the old google maps which is going to be turned off "soon". That's my whole concern heh.

Comment Re:New version imagery not as good... (Score 1) 222

Actually, the new Image was zoomed in full there. The old image still had 2 more closer zoom levels.

Here is the comparison at full zoom:

Old:
http://i.imgur.com/RbyDNj3.jpg

New:
http://i.imgur.com/gg3ZeN0.jpg

Just check out the difference for yourself. Check out any area in say a 50 mile radius of Milwaukee, WI for example on the new Google maps vs the old:

Link to old:
https://maps.google.com/maps?o...

Compare the closest 3 zoom levels of the old google maps to the new maps especially.

Comment Re:New version imagery not as good... (Score 1) 222

That wasn't even the full zoom level though.

Here is comparison of full zoom level.

Old:
http://i.imgur.com/RbyDNj3.jpg

New:
http://i.imgur.com/gg3ZeN0.jpg

Just see for yourself in your browser.

Take a look at any part of the map within say a 50 mile radius of Milwaukee, WI for example. Notice the difference in the 3 closest zoom levels of the Old maps compared to the new.

Old maps link:
https://maps.google.com/maps?o...

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