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Comment Re:Comcast giveth and I taketh away (Score 1) 229

I understand inflation, but I'm intolerant of "government compliance surcharges" and random miscellany like that. If it comes down to the point where bare Internet costs the same as my current monthly bill, I wouldn't rule out starting an ISP that covers my neighborhood.

Comment Re:Comcast giveth and I taketh away (Score 1) 229

Sure, but: 1) they're making a lot less than if they were selling me both, and 2) a bare Internet connection is (at least hypothetically) replaceable. Once you've made the decision to drop TV programming, there's not a lot to holding you to a particular ISP.

Comment Comcast giveth and I taketh away (Score 5, Insightful) 229

Every time Comcast increases my bill, I drop a feature that costs the same amount. They're getting perilously close to the point where that feature will be "TV".

An open message to Comcast execs: be absolutely sure you're ready to make customers decide between your content and Netflix. I bet you'd be surprised how often the response won't be what you'd hope.

Comment Re:Mostly troll posts (Score 1) 134

While I appreciate and respect the work that went into LILO, I'm not going to wax nostalgic about it. There were lots of things I used daily Back Then - think AGP drivers, X modelines, PATA - that served me well but that I'm happy to move past. LILO did its job and I'm grateful to it, but I don't feel like a troll for not caring about what it's been up to for the last decade or so.

Comment Re:"quality of finish" does anybody really care? (Score 1) 137

"Quality of finish" includes things like whether the seam between face and sides is smooth, if edges are nicely beveled, etc. Almost everyone cares about such things in the sense that you (at minimum subconsciously) evaluate those things when you see an object for the first time. Can you tell at a glance which swag t-shirt costs $5 versus $0.50? Guess what: quality of finish makes a difference to you.

Comment Re:another vaccine (Score 1) 96

And it's not a big deal for a young healthy person to get it...

In particularly nasty flus, a young healthy immune system is more likely to trigger a cytokine storm, a potentially lethal situation. Little kids, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to survive the really bad influenzas than your average otherwise healthy person.

Comment Fast adoption certain! (Score 4, Informative) 92

Its predecessor, Lollipop, clawed it way to 18.1% share in just 9 short months! In fact, Android versions released since October 2013 (KitKat) account for a whopping 57.4 share! With quick adoption like that, you should plan to upgrade your current phone to Marshmallow any day now.

(Achievement unlocked: I typed that whole thing with a straight face.)

Comment Re:Probably just not optimized yet (Score 2) 316

It's good these posts come out, but having worked with it, it's probably just a case of some calls that didn't check for the telemetry lockdown registry key.

Oh, so it's just a case of them not having integration tests. That's not exactly comforting in an OS vendor.

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