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Comment You'll never catch them all, and that's by design (Score 1) 77

On the topic of leveling up (link after the jump):

“Once you hit [the] mid 20s, you will start to notice even the most common of Pokémon have an abnormally high chance to evade capture. In no scenario should a 10cp Pidgey/Ratatta/Weedle be able to avoid capture from a lvl 29 Pokémon trainer, much less avoid it 5-8 times in the same battle (no exaggeration).Considering the need to use such large numbers of Pokeballs to capture even the most trivial Pokémon, combined with the “astronomically high” XP required, Riggnaros states “From level 29-30 I went through over 1000 Pokeballs. Literally. I cannot stress how ridiculous this would be for someone playing w/o spending coins on Pokeballs (ie playing the game f2p – which is the majority).”

So I guess that the game is specifically designed to suck you in, get you hooked on it like a drug, and then start smacking you hard so you have to pay-to-play. most smartphone "games" which let you "cheat" if you pay up really.

And you'll never catch them all. Why would they ever let you do that? To kill the goose laying the golden eggs?

Comment Re:Reaching the limits of the unlimited (Score 1) 404

300 kb/s sustained 24/7 on your cell phone is a fucking lot of data, man. I wouldn't call any level of use "dickish," but that's a lot of usage. A lot of people in this discussion keep acting like the plan is a home Internet plan. It's not. We're talking about smart phone data plans as per the OP.

Comment Re:So basically... (Score 1) 404

As they are frequently in a monopoly situation, I deny that they are either ethically or legally within their rights to cancel a user.

Verizon is ethically and legally required to provide cell phone service to everyone. Got it.

Also, no, wireless carriers are pretty much never in a monopoly situation. Where in the US can you only get cell phone service through Verizon??

Comment Re:Reaching the limits of the unlimited (Score 2) 404

The point is, if you get cut off after reaching a limit... it really isn't unlimited, is it?

They aren't getting cut off under the unlimited plan, though. They're being told there is no unlimited plan anymore, so either move to another plan or service will stop. Slashdot has for the entire time I've been a member here been asking for literally this exact thing: truth in advertising. Well this is truth in advertising: there is no more unlimited going forward, so if you don't get a different plan, you will be cut off.

Comment Re:So basically... (Score 1) 404

And those people are no longer under a long-term contract but are paying month to month. Verizon is well within their rights legally and ethically to cancel a month-to-month agreement at any time. I don't fault them for this at all. It is wholly different from throttling, which is "you get unlimited! except you're not!"

Comment Re:Glad (Score 2, Insightful) 404

I know you're just joking, but they are giving unlimited. Now they're saying "we aren't going to give you unlimited anymore and we aren't going to charge you anymore." This is a lot more reasonable and totally different from "we're calling it unlimited but not giving you unlimited," which is what the cable companies do.

Comment Article is not even correct (Score 1) 183

As far as do it yourself electric dragster type vehicles that have been called "street legal" there are motorcycles that can do the 1/4 mile in the 6 second range. Really you can make any impractical vehicle "street legal" at least in the US as the requirements are fairly minimal. Also a fast 1/4 mile time dosent mean it really is the fastest on the streets or even is a good single measure of a performance vehicle.

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