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Comment Re: This is why (Score 1) 229

Perhaps it would be best is the FTC forced all advertisers to be barred from using terms like 'unlimited'. Its hard to blame someone for 'abuse', when you use terms that dont have limits carefully stated. Force them to set a scope and sell on solid performance metrics, not hopes and dreams and there is no issue. If i pay for 100/10 with unlimited transfer, that should mean that i should be able to shift as much data as 100/10 will physically allow per month. If a service cant meet that requirement, then they shouldnt be allowed to use the term unlimited.

TL:DR - Dont make promises you cant keep.

Comment Re:Militant Slashdot (Score 1) 293

Thankfully we dont have to justify it to you or anyone. We believe it is a CREATOR granted right for free men to own weaponry. We have fashioned our government to reflect that belief, going as far as outright banning our government from interfering with gun ownership on a very fundamental level. It doesnt matter what you think about it, thats the entire point of the 2nd Amendment. Its a right whether you agree with it or not.

Comment Re: This is why (Score 1) 229

While i agree with you in the practical, i disagree in principal. Part of being human is forcing authority to show its hand to see the limits of its force. How authority responds to that is an indication of the type of society you are living in. You can only swing the Hammer of the State so hard. Finding out how hard the State will actually swing it is dangerous, but important work. For the record i think the Drone registration is an INCREDIBLY heavy handed approach and will instill fear and doubt more than anything else.

Comment Re:Nexus aren't satisfactory (Score 3, Interesting) 180

When we talk about removable in this context it usually means it can be done without tools by the end user in the field. You are talking about whether its REPLACEABLE, which is a different argument. Most phone's batteries are replaceable by a person familiar with electronics. My Moto G battery isnt removable in this context, but i could easily replace it with a new battery for about $6.

Comment Re:Nexus 9 had finish issues (Score 1) 180

Except when it doesnt work, which has happened to me lots of times, even when running multiple, co-located servers. Plex and local storage are not the same thing. Also, im a lifetime member so please dont bring up sync, its junk. I maintain a Plex server for my family, but everything i watch is stored locally on-device if at all possible. Sneakernet > streaming, always. Streaming is a compromise.

Comment Re:Nexus aren't satisfactory (Score 2) 180

The removable battery thing stopped being an issue when stupid cheap battery banks became available. I have one custom built by Motorola for the Moto G/X line. Its effectively the same thing as having a removable battery other than being able to remove all power easily. I carried removable batteries for almost a decade, now i just keep the motorola battery handy. Did i mention i paid $10 for it....

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