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Comment Re:Fees == false advertising (Score 1) 79

I had the same exact experience shopping around for cell service. Not one would tell me what my monthly bill would actually end up at. And of course it ended up about $20 more than the advertised price thanks to fees. Lucky for me this area isn't very busy so I switched to prepaid service and get the same level of service with out "fees" added on.

Comment Re:Basic Scrutiny (Score 1) 880

Basically yes. You want to live in a high cost of living area, then you'll have to work on top of UBI to do so. You don't want to work at all, then you'll have to move to where UBI covers all your costs.

I don't see a problem with that. It's really not that different then what's going on already, how many people work 2 or 3 jobs to live in the bay area or NYC today?

With UBI they can afford to move to a new area as they have guaranteed income and don't have to worry about getting a job right away.

Comment Re:Holy flamebait batman! (Score 1) 880

Somehow the most likeable candidate supposedly couldn't win against the two most unlikable candidates ever. Or at least that's how his campaign was framed right from the start by pundits and the media in general.

That is some damn fine propaganda work there. What's truly sad is that it worked.

Comment If they want to play.. (Score 1) 86

If thats the game they want to play alright then. In order to avoid regulatory loopholes, businesses operating under common can no longer offer non common carrier services.

I'd be more than happy to have all isp's be just isp's. If all they can compete on is data service, we might start to see some real advancement in isp offerings.

Submission + - Press Burying Sins of Hillary Clinton (

bongey writes: Following on the heels of Glenn Greenwalds article of medias Russian echo camber to deflect the content of the wikileaks email.
The WSJ has came out blasting their peers for burying the Clinton stories(paywalled sorry). Today president Obama proposed that
  to "rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to" , essentially Obama wants to to have truth system.

Comment Re: $300 or $400 for map update (Score 2) 310

Weak cell signal. Most phones have pretty weak gps units that are augmented by cell tower triangulation. If it can't find a strong tower signal, you're unlikely to get a gps signal at all.

That's also why they tend to work better/more accurately in a city than a standalone gps unit does.

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