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Comment: Oh Hell No! (Score 1) 479

by Adam Simons (#46008799) Attached to: An Iowa ISP's Metered Pricing: What Will the Market Bear?
First of all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o19CaOSuD8

I hope there is no way people will put up with this. Anyone using EBTC should drop them, and drop them now. If they get away with it there, how long before it becomes a precedent that other ISPs use to do the same?

AT&T/Verizon/Comcast/Cox/Suddenlink, et all CEO: (obligatorily rubbing nipples while saying this) "Hey, people in Iowa don't seem to mind. Let's roll it out nationwide."

Comment: Re:Thought... (Score 1) 359

by Adam Simons (#44052667) Attached to: My view of touchscreen laptops:
Amen! The trackpoint is my input of choice after keyboard shortcuts. And I wholeheartedly agree that IBM/Lenovo is the only brand that ever did the trackpoint right (Dell tried on some Latitudes as well as HP with some of their Compaq/ProBook lines, but they were all miserable). I have four semi-current ThinkPads that will have to be pried from my cold, dead hands before I EVER consider getting anything else. On another note...trackball, anyone? Am I the only one who actually liked using a trackball on laptops when they were fashionable back in the day? I think touch screens are OK for certain applications (i.e. smartphones, info kiosks, etc) but NOT for general purpose computing. However, I fear that consumers won't really have a choice in the matter since the big manufacturers will continue to make everything touch when it really provides no or little benefit. I for one like tactile feedback, hate smudges on my screen, and hate to take my hands off the home-row keys while I am working (hence my propensity for the trackpoint).

Comment: Re:Logged in - Can't Read Site (Score 1) 261

Hate replying to my own post, but after reading further comments, this appears to be an April Fool's Day prank. [sarcasm]Great job, guys[/sarcasm]. Next time, try to make a funny AFD joke. This was simply annoying, disconcerting, and almost made me rage-quit Slashdot. I'm all for a good April fool's joke, but this was awful. Do better next year, guys!

Comment: Logged in - Can't Read Site (Score 2) 261

I'm logged in and am still only viewing ROT-13. I don't know if this is just an April Fool's Day joke, but if the whole of the internet decided to go this route, I would stop using it altogether. Period. Might even lose a few lbs :-P If this is the route /.is going to take, then they have just lost a VERY loyal reader.

The bogosity meter just pegged.

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