because he could never make the extremely common mistake in thinking that since verizon supplied him with a router, it must belong to him.
so I guess you missed the part where he said in the *first sentence*: "I have Verizon FIOS at home and my Verizon-supplied Actiontec router [...]"
Answer: it is. stfu.
A) Legally, the modem and router are their property. they don't stop you from using your own router, but the one they give you is a lease.
B) The contract you sign when you sign up for Verizon has states that they can access your equipment under certain circumstances.
one of (several) such sections of verizon's TOS:
Monitoring of Network Performance by Verizon.
Verizon automatically measures and monitors network performance and the performance of your Internet connection and our network. We also will access and record information about your computer and Equipment's profile and settings and the installation of software we provide. You agree to permit us to access your computer and Equipment and to monitor, adjust and record such data, profiles and settings for the purpose of providing the Service. You also consent to Verizon's monitoring of your Internet connection and network performance, and to our accessing and adjusting your computer settings, as they relate to the Service, Software, or other services, which we may offer from time to time. We do not share information collected for the purpose of network or computer performance monitoring or for providing customized technical support outside of Verizon or its authorized vendors, contractors and agents.
so many abbreviations!
did you design those condensers? do research on improvements? market them? package/ship them? oversee the entire operation to ensure that they were being sold at approx. the same rate at which they were built, and that you always were supplied with the raw materials / tools necessary to build them? own the building you produced them in? generate all the energy needed to create them?
but no, you just shit out those $5000 condensers on your own right? no costs to the company but your working wage.
if only "playing games with currency" wasn't the foundation of a successful economy I'd agree with you.
Microsoft turned $17.6 Billion in profit in 2009, they are 35th on the fortune 500. I think they know how to make a buck.
drivers license numbers are not standardized from state to state, whereas social security is.
no it's the version with a better task bar, more hardware support, better gaming, and that removes the damn application from memory after you've closed all windows related to it
I have a 2 year old "vista capable" laptop. I scored a 3.1 system rating in vista/win 7 RC.
I am currently at ~400/895MBMB ram usage usage with firefox, office 2007, pidgin and utorrent open.
Oh, and I'm running aero, and it's STILL as fast as the *fresh* xp sp3 install on my other partition.
since dapper drake came out, I've been trying to order cds roughly every 6 months. I have yet to receive one.
But the beauty of windows mobile is that you do not have to go through an app store, installing apps on your own does not void the warrenty.
This is just guidelines for what MS will allow in the store, and it makes sense that they would not like to advertise competing products.
linux cannot replace windows until you can install any common program with a few clicks of the mouse (no compiling, no searching apt-get for the right repository, no manual dependence checking)
It would also help if linux had real wireless support, not hacks like ndis wrapper