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Comment Re:You keep using that word. I don't think it mean (Score 4, Interesting) 301

Essentially it's OK to lie if you offer a product but not if you buy it.

It also highlights that operators try to tie specific devices to services instead of managing the "problem" on the server/provider side.

In all it's about being open, not locking in the customer. It's better to be straight with the customer about the fact that there is a ceiling on the usage.

Then there's another question of how the users really are able to run up a traffic volume in the terabyte class. That's actually pretty amazing, but if someone is streaming HD movies I can imagine that it may be chewing away the bytes pretty fast, but according to some a HD movie is about 2GB/hour. So that means 1000 hours for 2TB - and that means that you need to watch movies every hour in a month and still not reach 2TB.

Submission + - Islam and Facebook->

Taco Cowboy writes: It looks like Islam is having a hard time keeping up with technology

An Egyptian muezzin is facing disciplinary action for altering the words of the call to dawn prayer

Instead of the usual "praying is better than sleeping" chant that dude change it to "praying is better than spending time on Facebook

On a TV chat show on Sunday night, one of the worshippers came on air and accused Mr Moghazi of being a heretic. "Because of his inventiveness we have stopped praying at his mosque," the caller said

... whatever ...

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Comment Re: pros and cons (Score 1) 465

The F35 is a lot like a dual sport motorcycle. It can't keep up with the sport bikes (F-22, F-15, F-16) at track days, and it can't keep up with MX bikes (A-10) at the dirt track, but it is awfully good at the 90% of the rest of the time uses.

Just remember what the prize is for second place in war. A casket!

Comment Re:hmmmm (Score 2) 465

"Different Doctrine" - that's what they tried in the beginning with the Phantom (I think it was) where dogfights were considered to be something of the past, hence no need for cannons on it. That was quickly discovered to be a huge mistake where the opposition flying MIGs were chewing them off at a good pace until they revised the doctrine.

Submission + - F-35 To Face Off Against A-10 In CAS Test->

An anonymous reader writes: Lara Seligman from Defense News reports that the capabilities of the Joint Strike Fighter are to be evaluated for close-air support (CAS) missions. She writes, "To gauge the joint strike fighter's ability to perform in a close-air support role, the Pentagon's top weapons tester has declared the sleek new fighter jet must face off against the lumbering A-10. The Pentagon's Office of Operational Test and Evaluation plans to pit the full-up F-35 against the legacy A-10 Warthog and potentially other fighter jets to evaluate the next-generation aircraft's ability to protect soldiers on the ground. The tests will identify the assets the F-35 brings to the close-in fight, and where it falls short compared to legacy planes, according to DOT&E chief Michael Gilmore."
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Submission + - Chris Christie Proposes Tracking Immigrants the Way FedEx Tracks Packages->

PolygamousRanchKid writes: Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Saturday that if he were elected president he would combat illegal immigration by creating a system to track foreign visitors the way FedEx tracks packages.

I just spit out my coffee . . .

Mr. Christie, who is far back in the pack of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, said at a campaign event in New Hampshire that he would ask the chief executive of FedEx, Frederick W. Smith, to devise the tracking system.“At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is. It’s on the truck. It’s at the station. It’s on the airplane,” Mr. Christie told the crowd in Laconia, N.H. “Yet we let people come to this country with visas, and the minute they come in, we lose track of them.” He added: “We need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in.”

I'm sure foreign tourist will be amused when getting a bar code sticker slapped on their arm.

A FedEx spokeswoman declined to comment on Mr. Christie’s remarks.

Mr. Christie, get your lips away from the crack pipe.

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Submission + - Poll: Hell

Z00L00K writes:
  • Is exothermic.
  • Is endothermic.
  • Where did I put my Hellschreiber?
  • Something that Cowboy Neal cares about.

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