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Comment: I noticed that on my own phone (Score 1) 91

by bobjr94 (#49751431) Attached to: Factory Reset On Millions of Android Devices Doesn't Wipe Storage
I did a wipe/reset on my samsung before, I was surprised it still had the pictures, downloads and some bits of old apps in various folders. But I can see why, Im sure some people do unnecessary resets when they think something is wrong with their phone and they dont want to deal with people complaining they lost all their important photos. That they never backed up of course.

Comment: Re:A GPS company. (Score 1) 71

by bobjr94 (#49722427) Attached to: Apple Acquires GPS Start-Up
I'm just happy with my +/- 12 ft or 3M accuracy. But I know when Apple put this in their Iphone 8 or 9 and advertises improved GPS accuracy, people will be complaining the pre-orders should have started already I need to buy one today....In a mass market mobile device, I still wouldn't expect accuracy greater than 6ft. Commercial gps units, like used by surveyors, can be accurate with in 2MM, but that requires the device to be rock steady and not moved for 45+ minutes.

Comment: It's over now (Score 1, Insightful) 369

by bobjr94 (#49644421) Attached to: Keurig Stock Drops, Says It Was Wrong About DRM Coffee Pods
People have found different brands they like better, they have no reason to come back. Licensing more bands of pods to work with your DRM machines is not the same as getting rid of it. People know that and will continue to avoid them.

They had a good thing 2-3 years ago, every office and kitchen had a Keurig. they got greedy and lost it all. Like the story of the farmer killing the goose that lays the golden eggs, to try and get all the gold at once.

Comment: Yes, but don't be a dick about it. (Score 1) 509

by bobjr94 (#49642645) Attached to: What To Say When the Police Tell You To Stop Filming Them
Your not a cameraman for COPS. To the officer your just some guy getting in the way of him doing his job.

Get back out of the auction, don't put yourself between the officer and his person of interest. Some of these youtube and liveleak videos the stupid guy with the cell phone is right up next to the cops, either getting in his way so he has to keep walking around him or standing right behind him. Don't act like a 4 year old and start asking the cop ' what are you doing, what did he do, why are you doing that, is he in trouble, what's you name ? '
Cops don't like people to be standing directly behind them, are you getting ready to jump him, you gonna video yourself shooting a cop when he's not looking, are you buddies with the guy he trying to arrest ? And don't say freedom of the press if you do not have press credentials. Everyone has a blog, tumblr or twitter but that does not make them a reporter.

Comment: I finally switched from FF to Chrome (Score 1) 240

by bobjr94 (#49606939) Attached to: Chrome Passes 25% Market Share, IE and Firefox Slip
Ive been using FF or more recently Waterfox for I dont even know how long but with each release it gets slower and slower. When having 7-10 tabs open including ebay, amazon and other shopping sites it stops for 5-10 seconds at a time. It never use to do that, that problem showed up in the 30 somethings. Memory use climbs to 1GB+ after in first few website, I got tired of sitting and waiting for it to continue while Im at work and yes, disabled adblock and other plugins and did not solve the problem.
I must admit, even though I loved FF in the past, but Chrome is much better, it's faster and says faster.

Comment: Thats why I always laugh at CSI (Score 1) 105

by bobjr94 (#49577149) Attached to: Why Crypto Backdoors Wouldn't Work
The neighbor has a camera, hack into his internet and lets see it.

First, you need his IP address, then is his router even port mapped to his camera to allow internet viewing and what port, what brand is his brand and model is the camera so you can get the right viewing software and what about the username and password he likely has to access the cameras ? Or does a CSI team have universal backdoor access to all devices.

Give me 5 seconds....Ok Im in, Im pulling up lastnight's video now....

Comment: Re: One (Score 1) 301

yes, I agree. Even though some desktops have wifi, I disable it and just plug it in. Even connected at 300N I never file copies over about 15 to 20MB per second. A run of the mill GB ethernet connection will gets me 80 to 100MB per second or more. No dropouts from neigbhors using old non wifi friendly 2.4 cordless phones and baby monitors. Also, i freguently use the ethernet connection on laptops for setting up new routers or installing firmware updates.

Comment: You answered it yourself, In the cloud (Score 1) 446

Get a dropbox account. Store it online, make a secure password. Or buy a TB usb3 drive, encrypt your data, copy your data and take it with you and keep it at a 2nd location. Dont burn a bunch of dvd's to lock up in a firebox, that was good in 2003.

Comment: Seems fair (Score 1) 218

by bobjr94 (#49471587) Attached to: Legislation Would Force Radio Stations To Pay Royalties
For years broadcasters have been trying to kill alternative radio(streaming, satellite) by saying they must pay fees much higher than they do. Now it's their turn. If radio stations are making a profit of playing music, then a percentage of the profit is due back. If the station is small or makes little to no income then their money paid would be much lower or zero. They need to base it on each stations income and make the same rules apply to all (broadcast, streaming, satellite, podcasts). They can't charge a small online radio station something like $500, but a major market radio station would be different.

Comment: Re:Wireless service (Score 1) 536

Because it's super expensive and you don't get much data.
Someone working from home, especially if they vpn, will go though a 15gb plan in a few days. Sure you can buy a 80GB+ plan from verizon for $600 per month. We are stuck using verizon lte for internet and its sucks. You have to bring all your laptops into work to download updates, bring everything else home on usb drives. Block youtube, itunes, netflix, windows update and all those sites on your router to keep kids from burning though your monthly plan in 4 days.

Comment: Same story here (Score 1) 536

Comcast stops a few miles down the road, Centurylink dosent offer dsl. Brodband.gov says we are served by 6 providers, we are not. Satellite and 4G internet from a hotspot should not count as broadband. One good windows update or 20 minutes of youtube will use up a entire day's of data on satellite, 4g data is no better unless you want a bill from verizon for 800$.

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