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Comment: Re:I'll buy anything from China except food (Score 1) 431

by poetmatt (#47259937) Attached to: Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

Fruit juices should not be consumed at any time. That's not even having to do with china as much as it's explicitly unhealthy to drink your meal's calories via sugar. A glass of juice has the sugar content of 2-3 pieces of the same fruit or more, even if it's 100% real and organic/natural juice.

Smoothies/juice combinations involving vegetables are always healthier.

Comment: Re:I'll buy anything from China except food (Score 3, Insightful) 431

by poetmatt (#47255593) Attached to: Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

Have you tried buying vegetables, fruit or grains and actually cooked things into what you wanted? Most people in most parts of the world (including in China) refer to that as food - and it isn't made in a processing plant.

I know cooking is hard from your mom's basement but I do think she has a kitchen.

Comment: Re:50MB = 750$ (Score 1) 321

Say what?
It's not a contract if you get a foreign sim. It's a non-contract plan. It also takes 10-30 seconds and if you don't know how to do it, the place who offers the foreign sim will do it for you.
You pay X dollars, and when that X dollars is up? So is your service.

How do people not understand how international phone systems work? Have you never left the fucking country ever?

Comment: Re:t-mobile (Score 1) 321

After 5GB on the ATT "unlimited data", which I am 100% certain to the point of being willing to bet money and/or my life that you have never reached it on mobile data, you are dialed back to dialup speeds. Literally from 12mb/s to 512kb/s. That's what "unlimited" is and why it's in quotes.

You could hit more than 5GB on wifi, but if you hit 5GB through mobile data and don't have tethering you are sent back to 1989.

If you pay for tethering, you don't have the same unlimited, and means you are not on the unlimited data plan, either. You're also paying twice for the same usage, so enjoy.

Comment: Re:A number of countries?? Say it ain't so! (Score 1) 73

by poetmatt (#47179373) Attached to: Vodafone Reveals Warrantless Wiretapping

US citizens haven't been control of our government since around the 80s. For the most part we are ignored and stifled unless enough of us get together and coordinate which happens once in a blue moon. Don't believe that 1 incident per 1-5 years is equivalent to "citizens control the gov't", because it's corporations that do.

Comment: Re:50MB = 750$ (Score 1) 321

by poetmatt (#47174407) Attached to: AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

It is to be outlawed, as long as you live in the EU. In the US, no such luck. Instead, you have a "stupid tax", for people too fucking stupid to install a foreign sim card in their AT&T sim card friendly phones.

This isn't that complicated and AT&T is shit, but it's not that hard (and a whole lot cheaper and more convenient) to get a sim in a foreign country and basically treat it the same as your home wireless service - just with substantially better reception.

Having to "turn on" data temporarily in a foreign country is the first sign of a mistake.

Make sure your code does nothing gracefully.