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Comment Re:AT&T (Score 1) 195

I was an AT&T customer ever since they bought Cingular, including buying the iPhone 1 (iPhone 0? iPhoneC for "classic"?). Even with a heavy corp discount, T-Mo was still a better deal than AT&T. I switched over and had the worst time unlocking my phone. It took almost 2 weeks, several lengthy calls to customer service, and several escalations in tech support (I wondered how much longer it would be until they connected me to the CTO or CIO!). It was their fuck up, 100%. As if the pricing weren't incentive enough, my experience with tech support pretty much sealed the deal. I don't know the details of the plans right now, but when I was switching T-Mo was including HotSpot capabilities and unlimited international calls/SMS/data, which would've cost extra at AT&T.

Disclosure: I'm in an area where coverage and speeds are very similar. The small differences are definitely not enough to offset pricing advantages.

Submission + - KDE and Slimbook Release a Laptop for KDE Fans 1

JRiddell writes: The scope of KDE projects grows ever larger and today we are announcing the KDE Slimbook. It comes pre-installed with KDE's Plasma desktop and runs KDE neon. "The KDE Slimbook allows KDE to offer our users a laptop which has been tested directly by KDE developers, on the exact same hardware and software configuration that the users get, and where any potential hardware-related issues have already been ironed out before a new version of our software is shipped to them. This gives our users the best possible way to experience our software, as well as increasing our reach: The easier it is to get our software into users' hands, the more it will be used."

Comment the case for driverless cars everywhere? (Score 1) 97

So, if I get this right, those Google cars cause about 0.5 accidents per 1M miles? If so, that equates to about 1.5M traffic accidents per year in the US if you replaced every car with a driverless model (assuming all rates are constant, of course). If that seems like a big number, Americans currently drive about 3 trillion miles per year and get into about 5.5 million traffic accidents. If I did the math right, driverless cars will result in about 2/3 fewer accidents per year than we experience now. Should we all welcome our autonomous vehicle overlords now?

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