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Comment: Re:Realistically... (Score 1) 628

Except regardless of what you do, I would still expect you to not look at your phone while driving.

I would also send the rest of whatever I was going to say. How often do you read a text, decide you will respond to it later and then forget all about it. It's YOUR responsibility to drive legally. You aren't force to check your messages while driving. If it's that important or you just can't wait then you need to pull over.

Comment: Re:That's *it* for me and Blizzard, man!! (Score 2) 540

by matazar (#40302289) Attached to: <em>Diablo 3</em> Banhammer Dropped Just Before RMAH Goes Live

What about someone who doesn't have constant internet access. Or those who want to play when the servers go down all day every Tuesday? How about trying to play a single player game with a ping over 1000ms, not because your connection is bad, but because their servers can't handle the traffic?

Still think it's not that big of a deal?

Comment: Re:Perhaps it's not that Bittorrent traffic fell (Score 4, Insightful) 129

by matazar (#40115769) Attached to: BitTorrent Traffic Falls In the U.S.

Not to mention seed boxes that can be purchased for cheap. Why waste your home upstream, when you can use a 100mbit connection to download and easily transfer it to your home computer with ssh/scp/sftp.

Those companies must love seeing news like this. There's always another way..

Comment: Re:without compromising the jobs of U.S. call cent (Score 1) 136

by matazar (#39777667) Attached to: U.S. Suspends JEEP Aid

not that I don't agree with you, but part of the problem is the customers. people are idiots, which would be fine but they are also self entitled assholes about it. i've never worked in a call center but i have worked in a retail environment in the past and hated dealing with the phones for that very reason.

reading scripts for support type things is the devil though...

Comment: Re:I don't see the point (Score 1) 67

by matazar (#39364329) Attached to: Minefold Launches <em>Minecraft</em> Game Hosting Service

Exactly. Not that I would switch because I PREFER to do all of the administration myself, but there is a lot left to be desired from what they are offering and considering the price ranges, it's definitely not at a point where it would be worth it for your average users. Interesting take on things though.

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing. -- Thomas Tusser