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Comment It's Nice and All (Score 1) 126

I like seeing technology advance and 4K video looks fantastic but there are still few devices capable of displaying video at these resolutions. Furthermore, Big Telecom isn't a fan of giving people large amounts of data for cheap so anyone that has both limited broadband and limited mobile data will be unable to partake in this offering. The harsh, cold reality is that data infrastructure is pathetically weak in the United States. Since there is virtually no competition with the few big telecoms out there having regional monopolies, there is no incentive for them to offer larger data pipelines at affordable prices. With my current plans, one 4K video would just about kill my internet usage for 30 days.

Comment The Cloud (Score 1) 124

This is why I don't use the cloud for anything! I have my own email, web, and sftp server. I set up my own personal private cloud via ownCloud and all this gets hosted on a small, low-power server in my house. My information is relatively secure and I don't have to worry about anyone else monetizing it or providing it to a government authority.

Comment I have to call (Score 1) 472

Bullshit! I think it can be made for a reasonable cost. It sounds like Apple is fudging a few things. I remember when US Airways got it's panties in a bunch over having to give up it's foreign call centers. It turns out that on-shoring all of the reservation processing added only a minor cost increase.

Comment No, they don't (Score 1) 47

It would be really nice if Facebook would do more to protect and promote civil rights but they're under no obligation to under the law. They're a private, for profit corporation, and as such, they're not required to protect civil rights. The only legal requirements that corporation has are that it not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, and age.

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