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Comment Re:Don't knock DSL just because it's DSL. (Score 1) 161

I agree about reliability. Way back around 2003, I was having serious trouble with Time Warner internet. They claimed to be faster than DSL. They probably were, but for me, they went down at the drop of a hat. Any hat. Anywhere in the world.

DSL might have been slower, but it was much more reliable.

Comment Re:Germany has a long history of data privacy conc (Score 3, Insightful) 78

Twitter has an entirely different problem - the German language tend to be far more complicated than English. What fits into 140 characters in English can easily reach 200 characters in German, and even then be very imprecise. Most Germans tend to use it as a glorified news feed, less as something interactive.

Good point. All it takes is a few of those long German words, and they're already over the 140 limit.

Comment Re:American problem is American (Score 1) 439

Long ago, I didn't have a dryer. I had clotheslines outside and in the basement. It took a long time to dry in the basement because of the humidity, and sometimes the clothes smelled. It took even longer to dry outside because when I hung them out, it would rain! If it didn't the clothes would smell from the bird droppings!

Needless to say, I much prefer the dryer.

Comment Re:Define "Phone Use" (Score 1) 344

This makes the study worthless. There's a word of difference between handling a device with a touch screen, and pushing a button on the car radio to answer a call via bluetooth and talk hands free.

Count me towards the 80%. Hell if that's the bar they set I will say that I never drive without using my phone.

Totally agree! Before I had a bluetooth, I answered a phone call from my GF. The phone was easy to reach and unlock, but I could tell my focus was too much on the phone. I've often answered calls on my bluetooth, and my primary focus then is on the road.

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