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Comment Try Upgrading (Score 3, Insightful) 409

"In a statement, Verizon said: "Because our network is a shared resource and we need to ensure all customers have a great mobile experience with Verizon, we are notifying a very small group of customers on unlimited plans who use an extraordinary amount of data that they must move to one of the new Verizon Plans by August 31, 2016.""

Try upgrading your networks. It's what every network admin worth their salt inevitably does, because it works. Traffic spike? Sure, trace it, maybe limit it if it's questionable or unwanted, block it if it's illegal, etc., etc. However, as a general rule, taxes will rise, as must network capacity -> anyone here complaining that 10/100 network is perfectly fast enough, and Gig-E is overkill, would be laughed at for eons. In a few years, 10 Gig-E, or 100 Gig-E will be the norm.

What more, if I remember correctly, Verizon has received kickbacks, tax reductions, etc. to help them finance upgrades for their networks so that this would never be an issue. I could check Verizon's financial performance over these past ten years, then look into their book-keeping (Hollywood accounting), but me thinks they have not been running at a loss. So...in the black + gifts from the US / State / Municipal governments + not upgrading their equipment = a lot of spare dosh. Has Verizon issued some dividends, or should we be looking at embezzlement charges?

At the very least, failure to use working capital correctly (maintaining / growing the business, by buying the equipment that allows them to keep / expand their dominance in their current area) is a failure of corporate duty, and a reason for someone to be fired.

Comment Storage Space (Score 2) 278

And it has nothing to do with the lack of storage space on currently shipping, top of the line devices...such as Samsung's Galaxy S7, whose makes think that USAsians only really need 32GB of on board storage space, and Europeans / other parties might want just a tiny bit more in the form of 64GB of storage. True, you can use a MicroSD card to increase storage, but it's not Android storage...unless you use a hack / enable that special feature, at which point, you lose the ability to transfer files to and from the phone the MicroSD slot (as the slot / card is now 'welded' together, so far as Android is concerned). As a bonus, on this particular model, it's dual SIM, or SIM + microSD...so, still juggling stuff if you go abroad.

We have 10TB HDs, 2TB SSDs, 200 GB microSDs...and the equivalent of 640KB or 8GB of RAM as storage space as the shipping standard for Android devices. "No one is downloading any more apps!" -> "Plants vs. Zombies 2 eats like 1 GB of storage space on my phone!"

Comment Re:What's the difference? (Score 1) 259

My God man, what are you thinking? Posting on /. something like that!

It's obvious you need a set of wrenches and screwdrivers, and to quietly put the units up for sale on Craigslist (in another city, several hundred miles away) nine months after they have gone missing.

Or you can take the meth route, and find out how much copper is in one of those things...

Comment Re:Communicate with the dead? (Score 1) 114

This. It will be Hell, any way you slice it. Why? Because at the end of the day, the people taking care of your mind...possibly your 'soul'...are going to outsource it / cut corners. Rows and rows of databanks / uploaded human minds, and the corporation running it is still trying to make their stock price 'sizzle' for Wall St.; at first you may have well-paid / caring beings who want to help out / fix things, but over time...they will be replaced with those who follow a script.

Allow me to give you a scenario:
"Mrs. Watson is acting up about her left knee again on S-23453?"
"Yup"
"Ok, pull her image from last...Thursday, and modify these segments here...and she will no longer care about her left knee."

It's not actually fixing anything, but then, when you're just a brain in a box, who cares what you think? You got no power, no standing, no restitution, nothing, save what whoever out there gives you once your brain is removed.

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