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Comment: Just switched to sprint (Score 1) 207

by r6_jason (#44424701) Attached to: Sprint May Have Unlimited Data Plans, But Not Unlimited Customers
I've just switched from Verizon to Sprint, mainly because of Verizon's changes to data plans which they are forcing current users into. There is little point in sticking around and paying $240+ a month for 3 smart phones and 8 to 10GB of data w/ Verizon. Sprint is $180 a month for 3 smart phones w/ unlimited data. Verizon may be faster but w/ caps so low that's pointless. I can't help but fell that the caps are that low to force you into overages. Sprint is slated to roll out 4G in my area by Q3 2013, i'm guessing when that happens Sprint will be the better deal by far.

Comment: Try Tablets instead (Score 1) 338

by r6_jason (#41653463) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Linux Game For Young Kids?
My soon to be 3 year old nephew can add and remove icons on my mom's phone better than she can, she can't figure out how to change the wallpaper and he'll change it to a different picture of him self every time he gets the phone. If i hold him while in front of my computer he'll poke at links in chrome by touching my monitor and look at me like why isn't this working. The Leappad 2 is great, $100 upfront then around $20 or so for the games, not a bad deal. However, kids learn different ways and while some can use keyboard and mouse, or console controller early on, others can not. The best thing to do is let them explore on their own, within reason of course.

Comment: Re:First dissent (Score 1) 2416

by r6_jason (#40480917) Attached to: Supreme Court: Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional
Move to rural America and tell me you don't have to drive, even the Amish have to use horse and buggies to get around, so even the Amish have to drive. Also if you look at the help wanted ads you'll notice the job listings say drivers license and reliable transportation required, so it seems i have to drive and own a car to be able to find work.

Comment: Netgear WNDR3700 (Score 1) 196

by r6_jason (#37831476) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: DD-WRT Upgrade To 802.11n?
This question was asked before as I recall. I currently use the Netgear WNDR3700 router w/ Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (06/14/11) std. It's been pretty solid for me. It's dual band(2.4 and 5.0 Ghz) so you can use your current bridges just fine. As far as USB adapters go, I got a few WUSB600N refurbished for around $30 each, though I haven't any issues w/ any of them at all. For laptop upgrades I very much like the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230.

Comment: Comments on Newegg (Score 1) 327

by r6_jason (#33261316) Attached to: BFG Tech Sending Out RMA Denial Letters, 'Winding Down Business'
The comments on BFG power supplies at newegg pretty much confirm this. "Other Thoughts: RMA'd to BFG, got approved, paid for shipping, then received it back in the mail with a statement, "BFG Technologies, Inc. is winding down and liquidating its business." Dead product returned without repair/replacement." Dated 8/13/2010, little over 2 days ago. I wonder if XFX is right behind them, I have a few of their video cards that I bought for the life time warranty....

Comment: You are not now nor have you ever been anonymous o (Score 2, Informative) 833

by r6_jason (#32815558) Attached to: Blizzard To Require Real First and Last Names For Official Forums
I've posted this else where today, might as well post it here. People are up in arms over this one, most people seem to think that they are safe and/or anonymous behind their chosen internet handle. However this is not the case. As a TF2 server Admin I have seen many trolls get blown away when their personal info is posted in response to their trolling posts. Just by Googling the Handle some people use, you can start to gather pieces of personal information, email, phone numbers, real names, places, jobs, etc can be found in a matter of minutes, one piece of information leading to another, which leads to another, and so on until you have a complete picture of someone. You are not now nor have you ever been anonymous on the internet. With this change, adults will be expected to act as adults. If you don’t want the public to know what you are up to, don’t post it on the public internet, it seems rather simple to me.

Comment: Re:Title is wrong, not GPS (Score 4, Informative) 379

by r6_jason (#32150584) Attached to: Geostationary GPS Satellite Galaxy 15 Out of Control
It isn't GPS, it's WAAS. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_Area_Augmentation_System which is an "air navigation aid developed by the Federal Aviation Administration to augment the Global Positioning System (GPS), with the goal of improving its accuracy, integrity, and availability. Essentially, WAAS is intended to enable aircraft to rely on GPS for all phases of flight, including precision approaches to any airport within its coverage area."

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