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Comment Re:A news? (Score 1) 161

I'm also tired of paying for "4G" that Sprint never bothered to install in my area

I experienced the same thing from Sprint. When I bought a 4G phone in June of 2010, they told me that they would have 4G service in Phoenix within a few months. By the time I got a HTC One in 2013 4G was no closer to being in Phoenix, I only got to use it when I traveled to a place like Vegas. I wouldn't go back to Sprint, their coverage map claims that Phoenix is covered but other maps with actual results show spotty coverage where I live and work and very bad speeds.

Comment Re:A news? (Score 1) 161

So far, it seems the android phone makers' attitudes are to do only enough to sell the phones

Not all manufacturers are the same though. I had a Sprint/HTC phone which fit that model, eventually they just stopped releasing updates for it. It seemed like it was a pain for them to take a new version of Android, make all of the same changes and add all of the same non-removable apps back in, and release it as an update to the phone. I wouldn't want that job, for example, to keep making the same changes to newer versions of software. My OnePlus phone is different though, it's a first generation model and is still getting regular updates. Since they didn't heavily customize Cyanogenmod for the phone and they didn't install a bunch a pre-loaded apps for their own brand, sending out regular updates would seem like a much easier job. The major version Android updates I've gotten have made it feel like I got a new phone, which is the main reason I haven't bought the later models. But, when I do need a new phone, I'm much more likely to go buy from them again then go back to a phone tied to the carrier with the carrier's own junk loaded on it.

Comment Re: Criminal (Score 1) 476

CNN has already shown prime-time town hall events for both Johnson and Stein, they already are giving time to them. It's just not enough. But if 15 or 20% of people end up voting for third parties then during the next election cycle there will hopefully be a lot of people asking questions about why third party candidates are not included in the presidential debates, and those are questions that the Commission on Presidential Debates and the D and R parties do not want to answer. If the major candidates in the next election are anything like the crap we have in this one (and, statistically, one the candidates will be the same), then there are going to be a lot of people wondering why their candidates don't get to debate. It has nothing to do with popularity in the polls, and everything to do with who controls the debates. If you're not sure who controls the debates, look into the Commission on Presidential Debates to see who runs it. I'll give you a hint: their candidates always get to participate, and they always win the election. That's what needs to change, and enough people voting for third parties in this election will help swing the momentum away from the parties.

Comment Re:Fake Accounts (Score 2) 312

Shhh. Just don't mention it, ok? Look, let me tell you how this works.

They get to find an easy solution that costs little to nothing, so they can feel good about "doing something" while not really having to do anything. They can sell that to the idiots who actually believe this solves anything. And we get to simply continue with our life because it doesn't really bother us too much.

Once you learn how the system works, it's far easier and less stressful to accept it.

Comment Re:Don't have twitter (Score 1) 312

Dear Fred,

First, nobody here is gay. Second, we're not into microdicks. And finally, we've seen what kind of stuff you're looking at when you're wanking and in the odd chance you ever had a chance to actually do that, we wouldn't wanna suck your dick even if you washed it with chlorine in between.

Yours

You know who

Comment Re:Would they believe (Score 4, Informative) 312

And again, the Soviet Union already had a joke about this.

A rabbit ran wildly in the street.
"Why are you running like mad?" a bear asked.
"Don't you know, they are now arresting all camels and castrating them."
"But you're rabbit, not a camel."
"Right, but if they catch you, and cut off your nuts, then you can prove that you're not a camel!"

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