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Comment: Re: Cellular is the business model (Score 1) 424

by shafty023 (#46262385) Attached to: Time Warner Deal Is How Comcast Will Fight Cord Cutters
Not true. A prime example is Google fiber is coming to Austin, TX this year. They will offer unlimited bandwidth and tv service with no compression. If what you said was true then TWC wouldn't be scrambling to offer a 1 gbps offering along with cheaper tv plans. Competition is what keeps your hypothesis from coming true

+ - Al Qaeda bomb threat at UT campus->

Submitted by shafty023
shafty023 writes: UT officials said in a statement
At 8:35 a.m. the university received a call from a male with a middle eastern accent claiming to have placed bombs all over campus. He said he was with Al Qaeda and these bombs would go off in 90 minutes. President Powers was notified and it was decided to evacuate all of the buildings out of an abundance of caution.

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Comment: only a supplement (Score 3, Interesting) 54

The government isn't saying this will be the only source of training for medics or law enforcement. This would be a supplement to existing training they give them. I don't see how this is any different than a flight simulator for pilots in training.

+ - Bill to be introduced to legalize marijuana->

Submitted by shafty023
shafty023 writes: It would appear Ron Paul (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) are going to be presenting a bill to legalize marijuana and thus end the failed war on drugs finally if it gets passed. What chances do you all think this bill has in the Senate & House or even surviving the president's veto pen? I suggest everyone also take a second and head on over to CNBC and [url=]leave your vote[/url] of whether you are for/against legalizing marijuana.
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+ - Google holds Android developers' money hostage->

Submitted by shafty023
shafty023 writes: February has turned out to be a very heated month for Android developers. It was during the first week of February that Android developers learned their usual daily deposits from app sales would be taken away and switched to a monthly payout scheme. While it seems on par with the same payout schedule that Apple gives to its developers, it was a move that was not clearly communicated by Google to all developers. Most received e-mail notice of this change after it had occurred!

What's even more interesting is Google responded via telephone saying they're sorry and the Android marketplace does not have a support department so no official answers could be given. The first monthly payout was listed on all developer accounts as March 2nd but as the day is getting later still no deposit from Google. I suppose they are enjoying a massive "loan" from the backs of hard working developers. Thoughts?

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