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Comment Pre-Paid Verizon (Score 1) 136

45 a month for prepaid everything except data. Put it on autopay and get 1 GB a month and unlimited everything else. 4G speeds. for $20 you get a 3 GB bridge plan that lasts up to 3 months. Do the math and you end up with something like 2 GB a month, unlim everything else for around $53 a month. That is what I do.

Comment VLC Player Figured it out...well (Score -1, Offtopic) 136

Ok so when I resize or move VLC player the audio has nothing to do with the display and it streams so smooth with no hiccups. Youtube, different story. You maximize the screen and you get a "blip" in the audio. You change angles and you get a blip in the audio. I am not a programmer but this just makes no sense to me why display has anything to do with the audio other than keeping in sync.

Comment Re:They said that about cell phones (Score 1) 386

Robotic cars will show up at Google "plexes" aka, Google Corporate with dorm housing first. They will show up at all kinds of industry housing. Get from point A to B that is well defined. Then show up at colleges driving same route over and over again. The highway, and streets are fall down the road, literally.

Comment Interlock BEFORE a DUI (Score 1) 420

If it were up to me, everyone that turns 21 and starts going to the bars should voluntarily install an interlock device for a year. Give them a year to know what it's like to be stuck somewhere because they can't blow into the device to start car. Teach the young ones how to NOT get a DUI in the first place.

Comment Working but nothing gets done! (Score 1) 1144

I am lucky enough to still be working. About half the people I work directly with were furloughed immediately. Very hard to get work done when I need their expertise and coordination. Kind of pointless to be there honestly. Yes I can catch up on some things, but most "real" work needs their assistance. Also, lost a roommate who was here for FAA class. He was sent back on that Tuesday. Gov paid for it all. Now he will not get his promotion for being certified. Also, he will have to fly back and Gov will pay for the class a second time. I lost that income as well as a roommate.

Comment Never (Score 3, Interesting) 194

I have never used any type of phone protector and have never broken a phone. I honestly do not get how some people break screens all the time. I have dropped my phone maybe 3 times in the past 2 years. Granted any one of those drops could have broke the screen but didn't. Most people go through phones so fast, I don't see the point in protecting it more than just taking good care of it in your pocket and take it out of pocket if you are doing activities that could damage it.

Comment Android 10 Cents (Score 1) 523

I bought my first App off the Android Market when they were promoting there 10 Cent deal during the holidays. I thougtht to myself, now that I have put in my cc number and i'm only clicks away from buying another one, I just might. Then the next 10 Cent app I went to buy it told me to enter all my info in again so I declined to buy it. The point is, I think the 15 cent app idea would have worked for their business model.

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