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Comment Re:Shit summary (Score 1) 79

I'm not talking about 3rd party ROMs like Cyanogenmod. That's why I said it can't be done "without rooting, etc.". Sure I can run a 3rd party ROM but then I lose VoLTE, that's the point.

The last 3 Andoids I've used are VoLTE capable and enabled running stock ROMs, and my last 2 iPhones (6 and 7) are as well (both capable and enabled). Let me select the mode I wish to use and be done with it. All I get as a benefit from allowing legacy air interfaces to be an option is decreased battery life as the phone monitors a network I have no interest in using (and if I do need/want it, I'll select it manually).

Comment Shit summary (Score 1) 79

This isn't something that can eavesdrop on LTE calls, it just forces the phone off of LTE back onto older more insecure air interfaces. But it does make sense now why no phone I've ever owned allows me to force LTE-only mode (without resorting to rooting, jailbreaking, or other hacking), they need to make sure the TLAs can backdoor us onto their stingrays at any given moment.

Comment Reddit, Spotify, and the New York Times were down? (Score 1) 135

There's only one answer: Activate Homeland Security!

You know, the department established to thwart terrorists who plan on mass murdering people in spectacular displays like knocking down skyscrapers? The one plenty of us told you was going to be used for every crime in the book in addition to terrorism?

Nah, that kind of scope creep would never happen I was told...

Comment Film at 11. (Score 1) 311

Apple is removing a standard port.

The floppy drive made sense. Legacy/serial ports etc. too.
The optical drive made sense.
The headphone jack almost makes sense (under the right circumstances, but not for me so I won't be upgrading from my 6S+)
Removing the physical home button is simply retarded.
And the USB port?

Positively asinine. All the other ports were either obsolete or being replaced by other technologies. The USB port is a standard connector used by literally millions of devices. Hopefully, this is where Apple finally realizes they've jumped the shark, that removing more and more useful connections won't be bringing Jobs back from the dead, and they'll have to actually innovate or die.

I don't like Android's ecosystem for mobile devices. Google and their incessant spying just isn't my bag. But I'd rather see Apple die than continue to make stupid decisions over and over and over again to the point that their products end up being just a screen with content you do not control and an Apple logo on it that you are compelled by the EULA to stare at for 8 hours a day lest your license to stare at the device be revoked and the hardware is bricked. Because that's where it ends up.

Comment Re:Time for the average folks (Score 1) 212

I mean for friends and family abroad, not random foreigners. Why? As both a friendly gesture to them, and a middle finger to the rent-seekers, that's why. I'm personally not affected by a cap, so that part's no big deal, and I can handle securing the network.

Although I agree, unsubbing sounds great in practice, and I'd absolutely do it in a heartbeat (Cable TV, too), except the whole family would have me strung up in the back yard about 5 minutes after I do it. I've found most people under the age of 30 in addition to many significant others don't give two shits about taking a stand, only that they get what they want.

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