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Comment Nah (Score 1) 568

Compared to how much you save, the difference between capped and uncapped internet is negligible. Considering we now watch through services like Netflix, YouTube, hulu and others, and we get games through steam and new consoles will have 50GB games, the value proposition is just not there. Even for those who don't use these services, they would be saving at most a few dollars, but charged hefty fees for any overages. This does not reflect the benefit of "paying for what you use.". Powell is either confused or a con artist.

Comment This one's good (Score 1) 381

I have set up brother printers on Linux machines before for family, they are pretty good. One was a USB only and got plugged in to a dd-wrt router and scanning/printing work great over the network. Other one's got an Ethernet port, works great too. The drivers are simple to install but as a warning for a novice: there is some command line stuff for setting up the scanner, and the web site for downloading the drivers isn't the friendliest... but they do officially support Linux! Just noting this because the poster wants a Linux/windows printer specifically.

Comment Wrong definition (Score 3, Informative) 488

Since when does hacker mean someone who must "have the necessary computer skills and intent to simultaneously release the code publicly and conceal their role in that act." Anyone who owns a raspberry pi or jailbreaks their phone can be called a hacker according to these people, and that does not imply the above!

Comment Not against technology (Score 1) 111

It's not a push back against tech, but a push toward living in the moment. I've got plenty of technology, wouldn't want to live without it. There's such a thing as being overstimulated though, and also being too distracted. I reserve certain times for going online (i.e. whenever I want) but I'm not looking stuff up on Wikipedia and imdb every 5 minutes either, and when I put my tablet down I don't have notifitions on so it doesn't keep calling me after I decided I was done with it. I don't get texts but I have a phone, and I check my email once a day. It's called moderation.

I know at least one person though who if you tell them anything they are already turning their eyes to their device, looking it up and trying to inform themselves and also me about it. That's great but I bet you'll forget 5 minutes later when you're looking up the next thing, and also I'm trying to relate to you here by the way, not cram trivia in my short term memory. Or they're texting all during break and when they go back to work they're just IMing anyway on their work computer, what's the point of the break? They looked intense when they were texting and I bet they never got to relax.

Nokia Design Guru Urges Apple To End Cable Chaos 791

An anonymous reader writes "Nokia's former head designer has called on Apple to work with the broader technology industry and end its policy of having proprietary connectors for its device chargers and accessories. Other experts say Apple cannot continue to go it alone with Lightning Connectors and ignore Micro USB."

Comment This guy isn't an authority on the topic (Score 1) 75

Albert Penello is also quoted as saying this on the topic:

It was an interview done speculatively, and I'm not aware of any active work in this space.

So I wouldn't exactly take his limited view as a yardstick by which to measure how much data they are collecting and for what purposes.

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