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Comment Re:The problem is Android (Score 1) 208

The problem is Google Play Services. As much as Google pushes their documentation and API notes about saving battery life, they take none of their own advice. GPServices will create hundreds of alarms (device wakeups) and wakelocks for syncing and tracking your location etc.

Fortunately this can be fixed if you're at least rooted. With tasker you can have sync automatically turn on and off (or the entire data connection) to limit usage. If your bootloader is unlocked you can install xposed with the Amplify module to literally put an exact limit on the rate of alarms and wakelocks. The Greenify module helps too. With light usage on a G3 my battery drains 2%/hr. After that it's all the screen, and I notice a lot of people never turn their screen off and just wait for it to timeout which adds up throughout the day.

Comment Re:A comparison would be good (Score 2) 319

The most recent time I was already on an introductory rate ($45/mo for 30 megabit) but found an even lower intro ($34/mo for same) rate at the competing ISP. Person1 had the audacity to say "I think you're already getting a pretty good rate". I was tempted to not even give them the opportunity to keep my subscription at that point.

Maybe he was right. And if another company was offering the same for less, maybe you should have taken them up on it instead of giving your business to the ones that make you wait on hold for an hour every year. Never price-match. Reward the companies that are providing the lower price to begin with.

Comment Re:Steam Link (Score 1) 170

Whatever floats your boat, but personally I think the whole streaming fad is a bit overblown. I have a slightly older PC in my office compared to the one in the living room (still no slouch) with Steam running on both. Steam has had streaming between PCs for a while now, but every time I try it (either direction) the quality is severely reduced and things just get laggy. Maybe for casual games it's fine.

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