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Submission + - Ask Slashot: how to live with data cap?

aristofeles writes: The biggest internet provider in Brazil, Vivo (Telefónica Group) will soon be adding monthly cap for internet usage, in a list list with already includes OI and NET . Now the vast majority of the country will have no option but accept the monthly cap or get out of the internet.
And due to the Marco Civil da Internet there is net neutrality, with means that there is no workaround available to give Netflix or games unmeasured traffic as an paid extra feature on the subscription.
Of course, Vivo says that cap is a worldwide trend (Google translate) and the government regulatory agency think it’s good for the costumers (Google translate)

Have any of you guys transitioned from unlimited to limited internet? Do you have any tips on how to adapt?

Comment Will be fun to see (Score 1) 165

Almost every bank in Brazil uses java plugin for security login. Every single site that has any remote type of login uses it too. So in one hand, they will have to adapt. Most banks will. FINALLY. OTOH there is no way in hell that the [brazilian] government will adapt in less then.. 5 year I guess. So, from some point forward in the future, I will have to support clients using Internet Explorer.

Comment Not a solution (Score 1) 60

Give me balloon, satellite or drone, and let my pay you directly. Right now all I have is 1M down, 300k up, for about US$30 a month. The problem is: about 90% of my city has at leas 10M down for cheaper. But since I live in a poor community there is no "need" to poll the last 1KM of cables, to build something for the demand. Who cares about a few hundred people with low income? Build cell towers? Again, why? To.. give internet for the poor? Who cares?? My hope was project baloon, or anything that I could pay for someone OUTSIDE brazil. Any in loco solution is bullshit, wont work in the real world.

Comment Re:Using Windows 7 until 2020 (Score 2) 272

Windows 7 works fine and fits my needs, Windows 10 does not. Why switch? So far, the only reason Microsoft has proffered for me to switch is that it makes life easier for Microsoft. Sorry, but there has to be a better reason than that.

Better CMD, better snipping tool, cortana can be usefull sometimes, autocorrect on start (type nopepad and enter), multiple desktop. That on top of the few things that Windows 8 did right. Too little, but why not?

Comment Re:Support IEX9 on XP (Score 1) 458

The new system on a major "4 letters" Microsoft OEM partner that I work for will work only on IE 6 or 7, and have (third party) developer support only for XP machines. So yes, I could go as far as IE7, but let's be real, all the current systems already works better on IE6. Having both versions would be great indeed, but I don't think this will ever be an option.

Comment Re:To Err is Human--to Persist is Microsoft? (Score 1) 842

The only problem is that real consumers don't want any kind of linux. And they don't care or know about the 3 programs limitations. When I sell any PC with starter I just say "and it comes with windows" - one out of 10 (maybe) asks or know anything about versions. I'm sure in the USA would be diferent, but the first part still tru: who want linux, besides we?

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