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Comment T-Mo (Score 5, Informative) 205

For comparison, I have 8 lines under T-Mo Simple Mobile (post-paid) plan for $202 (including taxes).

Features: unlimited calls, unlimited texts, 2.5GB/month per line, unlimited international calling to 120 countries, unlimited (3G) international data roaming and texts.

Cost breakdown: $50 + 30 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 (unlimited international calling) + taxes = $202

I live in the northeast, coverage and speeds are excellent. Travel hasn't been an issue for me but I don't venture into the rurals.

Comment Re: But Dissent is Now HATE (Score 1) 301

I wouldn't go that far. Youtube is still free to post whatever it wants, and companies are still free to take their business elsewhere if they dont want to fund creaters of hateful content and YouTube doesn't (yet) have a way to separate them out for its advertisers. What is the freedom of speech if not this?

Comment Re:If self driving cars take off (Score 1) 207

If self driving cars take off expect the suburbs to spread even further. A lot of people who wouldn't like an hour's drive each way wouldn't mind an hour reading, watching tv, and eating breakfast.

True, but on the other hand if electric self driving cars take off then there will be far less pollution, accidents and noise in the cities. Who wouldn't mind letting their children play outside then?

Comment Raising cost of doing business (Score 4, Interesting) 404

Writing this post through VPN. Raises the cost of internet overall but added benefits include inability of internet trackers (DoubleClick, etc) to identify you by IP address. Honestly I'd rather avoid paying more money to these corporate ISP monopolies that would use it to further restrict our lives.

Sucks for people who are barely making enough thanks to a) corporations destroying unions over the last three decades b) corporations outsourcing jobs (globalization), and c) corporations raising price for internet access (thanks to law enforced monopolies).

It's a sad state of affairs in the telecom industry for end users.

Comment After reading the case (Score 4, Insightful) 243

They seem to define the original case as that of patent licensing rather than sale of goods, therefore falling outside the scope of first sale doctrine. If I understood this correctly (and correct me if I'm wrong), that this discussion is about "patent licensing" creeping into sales of goods as a way for seller to retain control over sold products.

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