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Comment The large print giveth... (Score 1) 172

Wife and I live in the boonies; satellite is slow and unreliable--but we do get a Verizon 4G signal. So... cancel satellite and just tether the phone?...
They say 1 line $80/mo Unlimited...

But...then...they tell you a little more... [comments in brackets are mine].

4G LTE only. We may manage your network usage to ensure a
quality experience for all customers [we will oversell it], and may prioritize your data
[no net neutrality] behind some Verizon customers during times/places of network
congestion [we will oversell it]. Not available for machine-to-machine services [not clearly defined].
Mobile hotspot/tethering reduced to 3G speeds after
10GB/month [not really unlimited]; domestic data roaming at 2G speeds [not really 4G either]. If more than 50% of
your talk, text or data usage in a 60-day period is in Canada or
Mexico [also not unlimited], use of those services in those countries may be
removed or limited. Discounts not available.

Comment 3 good leads (Score 5, Funny) 55

For those who haven't heard the joke (it's an old one):

Tommy O’Connor went to confession and said, “Forgive me father for I have sinned.”
“What have you done, Tommy O’Connor?”
“I had sex with a girl.”
”Who was it, Tommy?”
“I cannot tell you father, please forgive me for my sin.”
”Was it Mary Margaret Sullivan?”
“No father, please forgive me for my sin but I cannot tell you who it was.”
“Was it Catherine Mary McKenzie?”
“No father, please forgive me for my sin.”
“Well then it has to be Sarah Martha O’Keefe.”
“No father, please forgive me, I cannot tell you who it was.”
”Okay, Tommy go say 5 Hail Mary’s and 4 Our Fathers and you will be absolved of your sin.”

So Tommy walked out to the pews where his friend Joseph was waiting.

“What did ya get?” asked Joseph.
“Well I got 5 Hail Mary’s, 4 Our Fathers, and 3 good leads.”

Comment Re:Alternatives (Score 1) 476

homophobic attacks (like the one in Orlando) and so on.

This is why we're stuck with Trump. Because people don't bother to educate themselves before they start pulling shit from their ass about how Trump is going to protect them from the big bad boogie men from bumfuckistan.

The shooter at the Pulse nightclub massacre was born in America. Maybe measures to keep guns out of the hands of lunatics would have prevented the shooting. We're going to find out, by making it easier for the mentally unstable to obtain guns. Now, attempting to set fire to your living room couch to test its fire retardant properties seems a bit unorthodox to me, but I guess I just don't understand MAGA. I voted for the other gal.

Comment Re:Tell us, Einstein, what is Rust written in? (Score 3, Insightful) 236

Uh, nope.

From WIkipedia:

The language grew out of a personal project by Mozilla employee Graydon Hoare, who stated that the project was possibly named after the rust family of fungi.[11] Mozilla began sponsoring the project in 2009[10] and announced it in 2010.[12] The same year, work shifted from the initial compiler (written in OCaml) to the self-hosting compiler written in Rust.[13] Known as rustc, it successfully compiled itself in 2011.[14] rustc uses LLVM as its back end.

(emphasis added)

However, I'll grant that LLVM is written in C++.

Comment Re:I don't even like Uber but (Score 1) 726

Nobody grows up wanting to be a plumber, what a shitty job... but its also a marketable skill, and will support you and your family, especially if you couple it with a strong work ethic and the drive to succeed. The job you want may not be available to you right now, but the job you need likely is. Those days may be numbered though, as every time people with no skills or motivation convince the world to pay them more for basically being present, it undervalues all the trades, making that livable wage worth that much less.

Oh, the old "if you pay people $15/hr to flip burgers, they won't want to be plumbers or EMTs or etc..." The work still needs to be done, salaries will go up proportionally, and in the end you've only really succeeded in deflating the value of your currency. ($15 is the new $7.25) Which is why raising the minimum wage doesn't fix the real problem: job scarcity.

Now, we get to why you're truly going to be fucked being a plumber. What jobs do you think are going to be sought after by all the transportation industry workers when automation gives them the pink slip? If you said "skilled trade/manual labor jobs", you win one great depression, redeemable soon at your hometown in America!

Comment Re:Of course... (Score 1) 84

While I do appreciate a user-replaceable battery, I certainly don't agree that a non-replaceable battery is purely, if even mostly a greed decision

Apple manages to make phones with a battery that can be replaced with a few simple tools, if the need arises.

The only reason you'd design a phone with the back glued shut is the same reason Briggs & Stratton sells an engine they claim needs no oil changes. I'll give you a hint, it's not because they love their customers.

Comment lolz (Score 1) 88

"they couldn't secure financing for manufacturing and shipping the first batch of units"

If only we had a way to provide funding for products? We could set up websites that enabled people to post commercially unviable ideas, collect sales in advance, and then bullshit for two years about why they haven't shipped, promised features have been removed, etc.

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