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Comment Re:Outrageous (Score 1) 145

With WiFi usage, I can't possible see anyone using 24 GB of data... That's a shit load of data.

24GB makes no sense for 1 or 2 lines but does for families sharing the data plan. I've been grandfathered into a 30GB plan for $120/mo for a few years now (Verizon keeps trying to trick me into switching... ain't happening) that is shared by 8 phones, a tablet, and a wifi hotspot, and it's often that we approach the limit - every few months we go over and eat the $15-per-extra-GB fee (fuck you very much Verizon).

Submission + - Kepler spacecraft in emergency mode

An anonymous reader writes: After a scheduled contact Thursday, Kepler was found to be in emergency mode. During its first mission completed in 2012, Kepler detected nearly 5,000 exoplanets. More than 1,000 have been confirmed, according to NASA. Two years ago, NASA began Kepler's second mission, where it searches for exoplanets and research opportunities to study young stars and other astronomical objects. Coverage at: CNN or NASA.

Comment Re:The real definition of "abuse" (Score 1) 330

Of course, you left out the most important part of that article:

A Google spokesman said it was important not to characterize the ever-increasing storage as endless, because that is a mathematical impossibility.

If Google just kept adding 1 byte of space once every 5 years, that still satisfies "keep giving people more space forever." They never once claimed that the storage would be unlimited.

Comment Re:who cares? the market has made them irrelevant (Score 1) 317

Android/IOS tablets do not count when measuring PC OS market share - they are not classified as "personal computers" and cannot be factored in to market share statics. I'm not arguing that Android/IOS tables are eating into PC market share - they absolutely are. But that just shrinks the overall market, it doesn't much change who dominates that market. For a car analogy, saying Android/IOS tablets sales are dethroning Windows is like stating a surge in bicycle sales is stealing market share from Ford pick-ups. I assure you, Scwinn has nothing to do with Ford's slipping position in the light-duty truck market.

All statistics that you can find on various sites show that each of Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1 individually hold more market share than all non-Windows OSes combined. On some sites, Windows 7 by itself holds more market share than all other Windows versions AND all non-Windows OSes combined. No non-Windows OS even comes near 10% market share.

"Reign supreme" means to dominate. Windows CLEARLY dominates PC OS market share. To claim otherwise just shows your ignorance.

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