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Comment Replacements shipping (Score 4, Interesting) 179

I wonder how they are going to handle the replacement process. Typically you return the defective product when you get the fixed version, but in this case is Fedex/UPS going to be OK shipping a defective device that might burst into flame? The announcement didn't specify if the battery issue was only triggered when recharging the device.

Comment Re: What's the big problem? (Score 1) 675

I agree to both of your assertions, however there isn't much we can do. No matter what stores we visit: Target, Walmart, Lowes, local supermarket, etc. They are all the same. They prioritize useless people asking if you need help finding something but want you to wait in a long line to checkout. For an anecdotal example, today I shopped at Target. We saw 4 or 5 employees roaming the store and were asked by two separate employees if we were "finding everything OK". When we go to check out there was exactly ONE register opened with 7 customers in line. The self checkout line was even longer.

Comment Re: What's the big problem? (Score 2) 675

Which is it? A "few" or 10? In my experience it takes at least 20 seconds. No big deal right? Until you remember that stores are eliminating as many cashiers as possible so even IF those 5 people in front of you know how to use the cards you just wasted at least 2 minutes per store. The sky is not falling but pretending it isn't a hassle for the consumer is disingenuous at best. The best thing to do is speed up the transactions to the previous standard of 1 to 2 seconds.

Comment Clinton's emails? (Score 1, Insightful) 85

One point that keeps getting lost on the whole Clinton email fiasco is FOIA requests. Shouldn't she be in jail for violating that law? She was running a private server that contained official government records subject to this Act. She controlled the information that could be "lost" or "not found" whenever she wanted. That was legal but this isnt?

Comment Re:Happens all the time in the private sector (Score 5, Insightful) 1010

Would you tell your CEO that he wasn't able to access his email from some unsecure consumer laptop on his private jet?

Yes, because there are laws regarding what you can and more importantly CANNOT do in government that don't apply to the private sector. Besides being potentiality classified, official government emails are official records and have to be treated as such so that us lowly citizens can use the freedom of information requests to see them. Now that she got away with this, what is to stop the head of every government organization from breaking the law and keeping their email on their own servers? Servers they control and can wipe before evidence of other crimes can come to light.

Comment But, it's up to.... (Score 2) 99

It says so...very clearly on page 23 of the fine print. It is the section entitled "You give us money and we might** give you service". **One day per year, on Feb 3rd during the hours of 2-3 am EST. Your results may vary, it which case your equipment is to blame. If you don't receive the advertised speeds during this time frame please contact customer support and we will be happy to walk you through the troubleshooting steps on our website that don't work.

Comment Re:A great cost (Score 1) 56

You are only throttled to 2G speeds AFTER you have consumed your data allotment. So in your example if you were only paying for 1GB per month you would start getting 2G speeds after 1GB is used. You shouldn't expect to continue surfing at full speed after you used your allotment. I'm glad they don't charge you additional fees for overages like AT&T and Verizon.

Submission + - Comcast's attempt to bash Google Fiber backfires

Chris453 writes: Comcast's Xfinity posted a snide comment on Facebook about Google Fiber's hiccup during a televised pro sports event. Comcast customers used the opportunity to fire back at the much-hated cable provider.

The first reply to the post said, "Screw yourself, Xfinity. Google Fiber has failed once, and you are failing continuously." Comcast deleted the thread but not before someone took a screenshot.

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