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Comment The problem is technological, not Verizon (Score 1) 273

We don't have the infrastructure to support unlimited mobile data plans on a large scale yet. It makes perfect sense carriers would role out larger networks and cap data usage of mobile customers, because a handful of people would use a large portion of the data, and disrupt the reliability of the network for the rest of us. This is a neat advance, and hopefully sooner rather than later the cellular network will be able to carry the volume of data current stationary ISPs can, but we aren't there yet, and those upgrades will be expansive. The fact is that mobile data is expensive, it's expensive for Verizon to carry that data over their mobile network (and upgrade their network to accommodate it), and they're passing that cost on to their customers.

Comment Re:How does HTTPS Everywhere do it? (Score 1) 77

It's pretty simple, you can often force https simply by typing it in the address bar, if the site has some kind https cert set up, it'll bring you to a secured version of the site. https://twitter.com/ works and brings to twitter securely, as it does for many mail sites. All you have to do is add a character the html string, which isn't that complicated. For it to really be secure, the server administrator has to secure their site.

Comment Computer labs are backups to student computers (Score 1) 571

and because students can not always afford to keep their computers in working order (especially if their computer has a hardware problem), they need access to college maintained computers as a temporary backup should their personal computer fail. Even 12 hours without access to a working computer could be disastrous if it's the wrong 12 hours. All students having computers, and all students having working computers all the time are different things.

Comment Re:512Meg? (Score 2) 133

I've run XP SP3 on 256MB RAM before, it worked fine. None of the machines at my office have more that 512MB Ram, and they're all current, running XP SP3 and IE7 (but IE is disabled on most of them, with Firefox set as default). They run fine, so long as they're kept clean, however crapware and tracking cookies slow them down if they're not maintained well.

SUSE, like Windows is slow on a machine with 512MB RAM, I'm going try installing Ubuntu to see if that's better. KDE is crabby like Vista, Gnome is much better (and that's on a laptop with 1GB RAM).

Comment Re:Voice Recognition in a car? (Score 1) 378

Driver: Learn to drive you motherfucking asshole.
Car: Please clam down, your aggravation is safety hazard.
Driver: Fuck you Car! If you don't shut the fuck up I'm going to drive you into something.
Car: That would not be advisable, attempting that may result in property damage and injury.
Driver: Want to see... (Then slams car into a tree, in an attempt to teach the car a lesson)

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