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Comment: Re:On Shopping Around (Score 1) 1032 1032

The most salient paragraph from the article pretty much echoes your point, and the author completely misses it...

Maybe the problem was that I had reached beyond my lower-middle-class origins and taken out loans to attend a small private college to begin with. Maybe I should have stayed at a store called The Wild Pair, where I once had a nice stable job selling shoes after dropping out of the state college because I thought I deserved better, and naïvely tried to turn myself into a professional reader and writer on my own, without a college degree. I’d probably be district manager by now.

Emphasis added. Leaving aside the shoe store strawman, the author hits the nail on the head. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go abandon my Chrysler 200 at the side of the road because I believe I deserve a Viper.

Comment: Re:America (Score 1) 120 120

We are in the continent of Europe (as is Greenland). We are in the EU. We are not on the European mainland but neither is Iceland or Ireland, also both considered part of Europe (one even uses the Euro), and a few other places.

Greenland is physically part of North America, not Europe. Politically, it is indeed part of Europe as a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark, but in terms of "which continent is it part of" North America is the right answer.

Iceland, however, is both physically and politically part of Europe.

Comment: Re:Candy Makers (Score 1) 437 437

T-Mobile has some extra apps, most particularly WiFi Calling. Our carriers go to great lengths to differentiate their phone offerings, plus there is some variation as to which carriers offer which protocols on which bands. As it stands, I'm signed up for the JUMP! program which means I can trade my phone in once it's half paid for (coming this spring), and I'm definitely planning on doing that so going off-label for the upgrade wouldn't be in my best interest. Thanks, though!

Comment: Re:Candy Makers (Score 1) 437 437

Are you referring to Nestle? I believe the "K" release of Android was going to be Key Lime Pie, but Google and Nestle actually worked out a licensing agreement for the KitKat name. The company that implied it wouldn't be evil turned the name of its OS release into a paid chocolate commercial.

Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for T-Mobile to release the KitKat update for my Sony Xperia Z1, so I guess I'm part of the statistics that few people really care about but crapflood Slashdot anyway.

Comment: Re:Tucows start (Score 2) 65 65

General Atomics and the original AT&T were the other parts of InterNIC, but only Network Solutions provided registration services (rs.internic.net). IIRC, AT&T's role was to supply Directory services and General Atomics were to supply some services that they failed miserably at, which got them booted out of the contract.

Wasn't the original head of Tucows (The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software I believe it stood for) a guy named Scott? Is he still there?

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