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Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 380

The last straw for me disabling them was when it wouldn't shut up with repeated alerts or obey volume settings. And it was for custody battle crap where I was still getting emergency alerts long after the news had reported finding them safe at a restaurant and were never in any real danger. Yeah, this probably makes me a terrible person for not caring about the children, but I don't need to be walking around with my phone constantly blaring loud noises, either. I signed up for SMS news alerts from local stations long ago which are far more effective for this kind of thing IMO.

Comment Re:and... (Score 1) 464

A decade ago I would have cared about the ability to swap cards and redo the internals on my computer in 6 month or less intervals, but honestly performance changes these days are slow and trivial by comparison that by the time I feel a part needs upgrading it's probably to buy a new computer anyway.

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