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Comment How to describe this to the non-technical... (Score 5, Insightful) 229

You pay, say, $100 per month for an HD cable package with premium channels. You're allowed to watch all the TV you want on the channels you pay for. This is a concept that everyone understands.

But now imagine the cable company wants to cap the number of hours you can watch TV per month. You still pay the same $100 base price, but if you want to watch more than 30 hours per month, you'll need to pay another $10 for every block of 10 hours you want to watch above the base amount. The cable company argues that by watching more TV, you're somehow incurring costs that your $100/month doesn't already cover.

The notion is ridiculous to anyone who has ever paid for cable before, and is a perfect example of what they're trying to do to the internet.

Comment Re:AZ isn't anti-immigrant (Score 1) 835

Do you really think in a state where brown skin is the majority that cops will waste their time bugging everyone who is brown skinned? We in AZ are aware there are a lot of legal Hispanics here, don't insult us with your assumptions.

Where do you see that AZ is majority non-white? Census numbers from 2010 show that Arizona is 73% white. Did I just read your post wrong?

Comment Re:So... Holotoy? (Score 1) 96

Holotoy uses the accelerometer and calculates the viewing angle based on the iPad's orientation. This uses the camera and calculates the viewing angle based on the viewer's location in space. The main difference is that with this, you can put the device on a table and it'll adjust the angle as you move around it. You don't have to be holding and moving the device for it to work.

Comment Re:Does bookmark sync *really* work? (Score 1) 189

The lack of versioning is the real problem with it, though. It was a fluke that I lost some of my bookmarks, but it happened. In my case, it wasn't user error. It was a bug. But imagine if it was a user error and I accidentally deleted a bookmark or bookmarks. With no versioning in there, there's absolutely no way to get them back.

Sync works great until it doesn't. And when it doesn't, there's no recourse. It's great that it's working for you, but anyone would be wise to have a backup plan in place if they're going to use this.

Comment Re:Does bookmark sync *really* work? (Score 3, Informative) 189

No, it's crap. I love Firefox 4, but bookmark sync is pretty friggin' awful. I've lost entire folders full of bookmarks, which wouldn't be a problem if there was a way to roll back to previous versions. There isn't. Once they're gone, they're gone. Luckily I still had my Foxmarks account and was able to bring back most of what I'd lost. Until there's a way to view your sync'd data in a secure online account, and to roll back to previous versions, I suggest you stay far far away from Firefox Sync if you value your data.

Comment Re:Batteries are history (Score 1) 650

"Yes dear, the battery in the car is flat, I've just got to wait an hour for it to charge, then I'll be on my way home..."

"Yes dear, I ran out of gas and now I have to walk to the nearest gas station, fill up a can, walk back to the empty car, put enough in there to *drive* to the gas station, fill it for real, then I'll be on my way home."

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