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Comment: Re:Is this Google's fault? (Score 4, Insightful) 434

> Technically 5.1 is out and there's supposed to be an update coming for my Moto G, but it hasn't arrived yet. Arguably this is Moto's fault more than Google's.

And that's a serious problem.

When there's a new version of iOS, I get it the day it's released.

When there's a new version of Windows, I get it the day it's released.

When there's a new version of Ubuntu, I get it the day it's released.

When there's a new version of Android, I get it when I buy a new phone.

Which OS has the problem?

Comment: Retrocharging (Score 2) 450

Yeah, this is a thing companies are doing to consumers now.

It's also a big topic of conversation at the dinners I have to sit through with money-grubbing shitfaced sociopathic CEOs.

It's called retrocharging.

It works on the same model as MMORPG's and DLC except it's more insidious: The company threatens to take away something you already have unless you pay them more money.

Comcast does this. They are now doing "account audits" after which they send you a letter telling you they're going to start charging for features they claim you have always had but haven't been paying for.

Comment: Re:Are speed cameras bad? (Score 0) 335

by ourlovecanlastforeve (#48702573) Attached to: Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

Speed cameras are bad because the speed people drive is determined not by the law, but by the speed other people drive.

It is collective reasoning that decides how fast people drive.

That's why when you're driving down I-280 the speed limit is 65 but everyone drives 80.

If you put speed traps all up and down I-280 it's not going to slow people down, it's just going to punish poor people who are driving the same speed as wealthy people.

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