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Comment: Re:Subject to change without notice (Score 1) 79

by sumdumass (#49605737) Attached to: Chrome Passes 25% Market Share, IE and Firefox Slip

I've been pissed over this same crap for a while now. ever since they tried to do away with the tool bars. What took me over the edge was that fiasco where someone had to resign because of a political donation made half a dozen years ago despite being part of the founding team and no known instances of any discrimination ever happening during his professional career.

Since then, I took a look at chrome and pretty much install it on everything. I don't care so much about being tracked as I do about exploits and holes in the OS or browser transferring through the other and the constant complaints about crap-ware infections slowing everything down. From a stability point of view, it seems that apps created for chrome work longer then apps created for Firefox so its a plus anyways in business environments.

Comment: Re:They are burning down a city (Score 1) 160

do the down mods think they can hide the comment or something?

Seriously, when you act out in order to get attention, the attention you get is often not the type you want. A kid wanting a piece of cake at dinner will likely get an ass whooping instead of a piece of cake if after being ignored he decides to throw things off the table.

Comment: Re: "If you have nothing to hide..." (Score 1) 160

Why? The statement above, was that all acts of violence were never acceptable, no matter what the reason. That there was no Constitutional right to revolution.

Above where? The comment specifically said "Looting and burning a CVS does nothing to champion liberty or overthrow a tyranny." and the reply was some hogwash uninformed opinion about the Boston tea party. No one in this thread said anything about never acceptable just that certain acts do nothing to champion liberty or overthrow a tyranny. I'm sorry that you feel the need to ignore that in order to impress whatever ideology you think is correct, but reality exists outside your head.

You find the Boston Tea Party acceptable. Interestingly, so did the person who made the statement already mentioned.

I do find the Boston tea party acceptable, however, I never said as much until now. What I said and showed was that there was a direct connection to the tea and tyranny and loss of liberty. There is not connection with a CVS and senior center that benefited the community more than anything.

Whatever happened to that CVS, even if a totally unjustified tragedy, does not prove every other instance was not justified, and you seem to accepted that some are justifiable.

I do not see any connections at all to any legitimate reasons furthering liberty, to oppress tyranny, or any other justification other than purposeful destruction. Perhaps you actually know of something and for some reason are refusing to share it with the world. Keeping that secret does nothing to further any cause so I guess we are back to the question of can you find a connection to the burning of a CVS and senior center? I do not think you can which makes it nothing more than a senseless act of destruction aimed at the private population to influence political decisions. That is pretty much the definition of terrorism.

Comment: Re:They did this with Occupy Wall Street (Score 1) 160

We look at them now as atrocities but at the time, it was not. You specifically brought up the trail of tears and that shows a lot of restraint considering the norm of the time and even biblical reference which describe complete annihilation and enslavement which would have been easy to do.

But go ahead and look at everything from what you think you know today. I bet your dad even raped your mom a couple of times too- because she wasn't really into it when he was. That's what changing definitions midstream does and you are part of the problem.

Comment: Re: "If you have nothing to hide..." (Score 0) 160

Actually, dumping the tea was a specific response to a tax on the tea and regulations that forced the tea onto the colonies.

The Boston tea party had more to do with protesting, championing liberty and fighting tyrrany. Can you find a connection to the burning of a CVS or a Senior citizens center?

I swear I should be never go unsurprised by the bullshit people post but I always am. It's as if they openly want to prove how ignorant they are to the world.

Comment: Re:They are burning down a city (Score 1, Flamebait) 160

And when they were marching peacefully, I thought, that is horrible what happened to that guy. I hope those cops pay for it. When they were burning the place down, I thought this sort of justifies why the cops treat people like animals in some places and it's no wonder they shoot first and ask questions later.

I'm wondering if he thinks the message they want heard is what is actually being heard when everybody is listening?

Comment: Re:Possible explanation... (Score 1) 217

G.E telephone which was bought out by sprint did this to a friend who lived in their coverage area (but ironically 200 yards from my SBC covered house). They said the same thing, it's just the way it is. We called the public utilities commission of our state and complained about it. Within two weeks he had a credit amount on his bill and evidently the phone company had to pay back quite a few people. This was shortly before Verizon purchased them.

I'm not surprised Verizon sprint tried this too. I had the nextel phone because of specific coverage and when sprint purchased them, they attempted to charge me more as well as failed to maintain coverage areas. They would call me about 3 times a week, even after being told not to call any more several times, to request I purchase a sprint plan along with a new phone and 2 year contract. I told them my contract with nextel wasn't up and they explained they owned nextel so it would be ok and I explained to them that if they owned nextel, it shouldn't matter but if I was changing contract companies, it sure as hell wouldn't be with the company that screwed nextel coverage up.

Sorry about that tangent. The point is, check with your state utilities commission when crap like this happens. Every state has one but might call it something different. Often just having them look into it is enough to get them to fix the issues.

Comment: Re:AT&T customer uses $24,298.93 in services (Score 1) 217

The power company does this because increased usages on large scale screws up their base calculations as well as makes them purchase more surge energy at higher costs. This goes to how the utility purchases power for use on the grid. They are also limited in how they charge often having to petition a state utilities board to raise rates to consumers. Telcos do not have this problem and if someone makes a call that crosses an expensive switchboard, they simply pass the costs on to the consumer as the long distance rate.

I agree, it should be something obvious but they are different beasts altogether.

Comment: Re:AT&T customer uses $24,298.93 in services (Score 1) 217

It was the guys fault. I've seen it done in the past with other national providers. A local access number goes down and it picked one for you- probably in the same area code. Before you know it, its a long distance hell and phone companies have comp the charges traditionally in the past too. The rarity of this story is that it still happens and neither the phone company or the ISP was able to catch it.

It used to be harder before you had to dial the area codes with most every calls. Then, you would get an error message when trying to connect that you could hear through the modem speaker (assuming it was a real hardware modem and not a winmodem). But when they started requiring area codes for local calls, mistakenly dialing long distance calls got a lot easier. In my area, it costs more to call long distance within the state than it does to call long distance to somewhere outside the state. Something about the exchange connections and not being able to use a long haul backbone. At least that was the case 15 years ago when I had a land line.

Comment: Re:"long distance" (Score 1) 217

My bank does it with debit cards also. It's a smaller community bank and I have found it annoying a couple of times when I had to answer an alert or had a large purchase declined but they allowed me to adjust my limits and everything to mostly avoid tripping it. Perhaps some banks are still into customer service. This one used to have awesome hours (7:00 am to 7:00 pm) but cut back with the financial crisis to more normal bankers hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm) but they said they are trying to staff to return to the old hours now that things are picking back up.

Comment: Re:AT&T Autopay - Ha! (Score 1) 217

In Germany, autopay comes with an authorization limit... basically, "if the bill is over X,€ don't autopay"

I'd prefer to see this on the autopay here in the states as well... because I'm fine with authorizing autopay for any bill less than $60... but if it reaches into the thousands, or even the hundreds, then I damn well don't want to authorize the autopay!

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