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Comment Re:To answer the question. (Score 1) 624

That, and simple laziness. Too lazy to load a real news app? Just scan Facebook. Too lazy to fact check what you hear? Hey, if it sounds right to me, it must be correct - who wants to bother with all that Googling, anyway?

Hard to tell which is greater - the laziness or the gullibility. Occam's razor doesn't seem to help here!

Comment Re:Blame the news websites. (Score 3, Insightful) 624

The point the author of the article WANTED to make, I believe, is that the quality of news is slipping on legitimate news sites (due to whatever., blah blah) and THAT is causing people to either seek out alternate news sources, or give those otherwise dubious sources credibility since they appear to be spewing the same BS as the legitimate sources are.

Comment Re: Simple (Score 1) 322

They started the bundled updated shit last month. I downloaded updates for one Win7 machine early in the month just after Patch Tuesday (The LAST ONE for me!) and did my other machine about two weeks later, and I noticed they had added the "October 2016 Rollup Update" for Windows and a similar-looking turdball for .NET.

So it begins...

Comment Re:Another Revenue Source for Carriers? (Score 1) 97

That gives you local caller ID names, kind of a local whitelist. With landlines there is a "name service" that provides a number AND a name, usually (when not blocked, spoofed, etc.) but that doesn't get sent to the cell network, apparently. So, the latest version of Android has it half-baked in as a paid service feature or something.

Comment Re:Another Revenue Source for Carriers? (Score 2) 97

AT&T is pulling that shit too, apparently My mother said something like "My caller ID names are gone, and it's just numbers now. It said something about the free trial being up." that must be what she was talking about, she just got a new Galaxy 7 Edge with AT&T service.

I'm on Verizon and I get names and numbers as part of basic caller ID service, AFAIK.

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