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Comment Not quite (Score 1) 72

There's no voice, only text and data. Reason voice is excluded has to do with archaic regulations as best as I can tell. Things are changing in that regard so it'll probalby change at some point. However right now you get talk to and from the US, Canada, and Mexico. Everywhere else voice is extra charge. Text and data are available in most countries and are included with no extra charge.

Comment Re:Microsoft is leaning itself out (Score 1) 168

There is the business services unit that I still see very active.
I expect Microsoft is going to be like IBM dropping its consumer products and focus more on B2B products and relationships.
End use technology is really too cheap to focus software for.
Back when a good PC cost 2k. Putting an extra couple hundred bucks for OS and software was normal.
Today with PCs under $500 and will last you 6-10 years before going out of date means conserned are not willing to invest software on such a cheap system.

Comment Re:Now lets see. (Score 1) 1538

While not a Trump supporter. There is reward in taking risks. People who are successful in their tasks do fail often, and often fail big.

However for government. There are some things where failure is too horrible to deal with, so such a risky behavior at a sacrifice of getting the big success will prevent such a horrible failure.

But there are some aspects in government where Risks can be safely enough made, where a failure could be recovered, and success could lead to a big success. Many politicians try to keep their actions safe.

Comment Re:you think a billionaire is dependent on $500? (Score 1) 1539

There is a psychological aspect about receiving gifts. Even offering the person a bottle of water. If they receive the gift. It will get their guard down a little bit, and feel thankful and more willing to reciprocate a favor. Even if that is listening to the person for an extra minute where they may have that extra time to convince you.

Comment Reasonable and boring. (Score 0, Troll) 206

Lets face it, the President of the United States is the world's biggest target, Tump with getting elected without the popular vote + stating negative comments towards nearly anyone who didn't fully indorse him (people, corporations and countries) + have a reputation as a a bully and in general everything wrong with America. Really reinforces the fact he is a target. His off the shelf Android Phone, probably could be (Probably already had been) hacked from the resources of all the groups that hate him. Having a locked down and reduced functionality device makes the only sense. Would you really expect anything else?

Comment Re:Jumped the shark a long while ago (Score 1) 164

In my Opinion Star Trek started jumping the shark, where Sisco started to get super Profit powers, then it started to go down from there.
I Voyager technobabble plot points. I had strong hopes for Enterprise, until I realized their influence from the future guys right from the pilot episode. I was hoping for a story about real discovery, running into aliens that we may have known before, but struggling to accept their methods and ways. Running into problems where sometimes the episode will mean they can fight and win, and others where they run away with their tails between their legs. However it was filled with plots from Mr. future, and trying to introduce technology like force fields, and tractor beams. Where I was happy with the idea of a magnetic cable.

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