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Comment: Re:Who cares (Score 1) 216

by Xicor (#48510757) Attached to: How the Rollout of 5G Will Change Everything

if there were worried about bandwidth constraints, then they would simply decrease the speed of everyone's data (except emergency) whenever they run into their bandwidth cap. (oh wait... THEY ALREADY DO THAT. ) it is clearly just about the money because stopping people from using more than 5gb of data is totally irrelevant to their one limiting factor. it isnt like they have a cap with their internet provider.

Comment: pointless (Score 1) 268

by Xicor (#48364775) Attached to: GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon

this is absolutely ridiculous. there are so many things out there being sold with the name 'gnome'. there is no possible way that this new point of sale system will hurt the trademark of gnome, and therefore it is impossible for them to win this case. if they were making a desktop operating system, sure i would agree... but this is just dumb.

P.S. fix the bugs in your operating system before going after people for stupid-ass reasons.

Comment: Re: Oracle (Score 1) 146

by Xicor (#48108143) Attached to: Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

the issue here is that they took the api and changed the code in the background. the api itself is nothing but a bunch of method names. the code in the back is obviously patentable. the question is whether a bunch of method names are, and i would say no... but the supreme court is made of a bunch of old people who dont even know how to use phones.

Comment: depends (Score 1) 479

by Xicor (#47978973) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

I graduated with a CS degree (undergrad) and got so many job offers that i had to keep turning them down (even after i chose a job). i think it really comes down to what kind of projects you've done and how good you are at interviews. The issue i see is that for CS, a phd really doesnt do you any good at all. people without a phd can do just as much in this field as those who do, so know that when you go into interviews so you dont come off like a prick.

Comment: Re:well, duh? (Score 3, Informative) 353

by Xicor (#47935455) Attached to: FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

the building of infrastructure isnt the problem. with the exception of rural areas, everywhere in the US already has fiber optic cable capable of getting gigabit speeds. the issue we have is that each ISP has its own little area with no competition.. why would they charge 70$ per month for gigabit(like google) when they can charge 50$ a month for 20Mbit

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