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  • Jailbreaking your phone could become illegal if DMCA exemption is not renewed soon.



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    fatsean 3838 2012-01-26 08:26:34.0 login to vote score 0
    Damn. And I was planning on jailbreaking my LG420!
    eddyatwork 998 2012-01-26 08:35:36.0 login to vote score 4
    The iPhone doesn't need to be broken because it just works.
    bake 2096 2012-01-26 08:48:04.0 login to vote score 5
    eddyatwork: The iPhone doesn't need to be broken because it just works.

    that is because it is for simpletons that are afraid of computers (woz comes out with the truth after cesar dies)
    space 649 2012-01-26 08:53:06.0 login to vote score 5
    So I will just add it to the long list of laws I ignore when nobody is looking.

    You can pry my cyanogenmod out of my cold dead BIOS.
    myinternetname 3691 2012-01-26 09:06:22.0 login to vote score 0
    Solution:


    Get a StraightTalk phone and STOP PAYING $30 A MONTH FOR 2GB OF FUCKING DATA
    totalsecurity 1281 2012-01-26 09:17:20.0 login to vote score 1
    myinternetname: Solution:


    Get a StraightTalk phone and STOP PAYING $30 A MONTH FOR 2GB OF FUCKING DATA


    I have unlimited data and text for $40/month from my member-owned co-op. And a nice phone, not a cheap Wal*Mart phone.
    fathead jones 8080 2012-01-26 10:16:15.0 login to vote score 0
    myinternetname: Solution:


    Get a StraightTalk phone and STOP PAYING $30 A MONTH FOR 2GB OF FUCKING DATA


    no service up here

    cannonhawk 849 2012-01-26 11:20:33.0 login to vote score 0
    don't get a virgin mobile phone they cap it at 2.5 now.
    abbynormal 1917 2012-01-26 11:39:07.0 login to vote score 1
    Yeah, that'll stop me.
    fathead jones 8080 2012-01-26 12:09:21.0 login to vote score 0
    Do you people that complain about data caps actually look at your usage, or are you all really just using 10 year old nokia phones and concern trolling?
    abbynormal 1917 2012-01-26 12:30:56.0 login to vote score 0
    fathead jones: Do you people that complain about data caps actually look at your usage, or are you all really just using 10 year old nokia phones and concern trolling?

    I don't have a cap, but I've checked my usage, and even when tethering I am still way below the avarage caps.


    flashlv 1657 2012-01-26 12:36:18.0 login to vote score 0
    Too bad Android RIMS usually don't work as solid as the software it came with.

    The T-Mobile Vibrant is a great example.

    Keep your nodded phones, I'll stick with my fully functional phone.
    fathead jones 8080 2012-01-26 12:39:47.0 login to vote score 0
    abbynormal: I don't have a cap, but I've checked my usage, and even when tethering I am still way below the avarage caps.

    Yeah this. There's a reason that the companies set the tiers they do. AT&T has 200mb, 2gb, and 4gb. If I turned off images I could stay below 200mb a month no problem. With images on (low res, it's a 3" screen fer chrissakes) I average around 350mb a month. I once used 800 mb in a month but that was my only internet at the time.
    space 649 2012-01-26 12:47:24.0 login to vote score 0
    fathead jones: Yeah this. There's a reason that the companies set the tiers they do. AT&T has 200mb, 2gb, and 4gb. If I turned off images I could stay below 200mb a month no problem. With images on (low res, it's a 3" screen fer chrissakes) I average around 350mb a month. I once used 800 mb in a month but that was my only internet at the time.

    I hit 20gigs in 21 days the first month I tethered, because I had been told it was unlimited. It was actually capped at 5gig and they shut it off and called me when the overage hit $1000.

    They took it off my bill when I played the I didn't know and this is how loud I can yell game.

    fathead jones 8080 2012-01-26 15:30:20.0 login to vote score 0
    space: I hit 20gigs in 21 days the first month I tethered, because I had been told it was unlimited. It was actually capped at 5gig and they shut it off and called me when the overage hit $1000.

    They took it off my bill when I played the I didn't know and this is how loud I can yell game.


    Were you streaming scat pr0n or running a server sharing the latest episodes of My Little Pony over a goddamned wireless connection? Does your computer have 423,827 viruses on it? Low Orbit Ion Cannon? Botnet? WTF BRO?!

    that's a gig a day, or 42 mb an hour. 728k a minute. 12k a second, 24 hours a day.

    Do you seriously think that bandwidth is unlimited? Did you ever think, for a moment, that people like you are the reason we can't have nice things?
    cannonhawk 849 2012-01-26 16:39:38.0 login to vote score 1
    fathead jones: Were you streaming scat pr0n or running a server sharing the latest episodes of My Little Pony over a goddamned wireless connection? Does your computer have 423,827 viruses on it? Low Orbit Ion Cannon? Botnet? WTF BRO?!

    that's a gig a day, or 42 mb an hour. 728k a minute. 12k a second, 24 hours a day.

    Do you seriously think that bandwidth is unlimited? Did you ever think, for a moment, that people like you are the reason we can't have nice things?


    Tney shouldn't advertise unlimited if it's not unlimited.
    iadtatami 682 2012-01-26 16:51:55.0 login to vote score 2
    Neat how it's the exemptions that are up for renewal and not the DMCA itself.
    comicbookguy 1170 2012-01-26 17:00:57.0 login to vote score 0
    totalsecurity: I have unlimited data and text for $40/month from my member-owned co-op. And a nice phone, not a cheap Wal*Mart phone.

    A penis owns a company?
    burntman 1528 2012-01-26 17:17:56.0 login to vote score 0
    comicbookguy: A penis owns a company?

    yes. Happy Madison Productions.
    eddyatwork 998 2012-01-26 17:19:48.0 login to vote score 1
    fathead jones: Were you streaming scat pr0n or running a server sharing the latest episodes of My Little Pony over a goddamned wireless connection? Does your computer have 423,827 viruses on it? Low Orbit Ion Cannon? Botnet? WTF BRO?!

    that's a gig a day, or 42 mb an hour. 728k a minute. 12k a second, 24 hours a day.

    Do you seriously think that bandwidth is unlimited? Did you ever think, for a moment, that people like you are the reason we can't have nice things?


    Rage fathead jones!
    muninsfire 189 2012-01-26 17:23:31.0 login to vote score 2
    fathead jones: Were you streaming scat pr0n or running a server sharing the latest episodes of My Little Pony over a goddamned wireless connection? Does your computer have 423,827 viruses on it? Low Orbit Ion Cannon? Botnet? WTF BRO?!

    that's a gig a day, or 42 mb an hour. 728k a minute. 12k a second, 24 hours a day.

    Do you seriously think that bandwidth is unlimited? Did you ever think, for a moment, that people like you are the reason we can't have nice things?


    A gb a day isn't that much. HD streaming can put you over that, easily.

    \Not to mention system images...oy gevalt.
    -\And bandwidth is inherently limited by the RATE * TIME. It's simple math.
    space 649 2012-01-26 22:23:04.0 login to vote score 0
    muninsfire: A gb a day isn't that much. HD streaming can put you over that, easily.

    Not to mention system images...oy gevalt.
    -And bandwidth is inherently limited by the RATE * TIME. It's simple math.


    Both of those are what got me.
    fathead jones 8080 2012-01-27 12:07:35.0 login to vote score 0
    muninsfire: A gb a day isn't that much. HD streaming can put you over that, easily.

    Not to mention system images...oy gevalt.
    -And bandwidth is inherently limited by the RATE * TIME. It's simple math.


    Yeah, I understand RATE * TIME. But you're not paying for a dedicated RATE * TIME unless you're getting a dedicated loop. The telco doesn't run trunks to RATE * USERS, but to RATE * USERS * %OF PREDICTED UTILIZATION, which is figured from data on users and what they're likely to do. That's why a T1 costs more than fios. You don't really want to see what your cost would be on a data plan if you had to pay for a dedicated channel from your handset to the backbone. And unless you used it all the time, you'd be paying for wasted capacity.


    Yeah, they said it was unlimited, but using a non-dedicated connexion for a dedicated service is a dick move.
    muninsfire 189 2012-01-27 16:47:52.0 login to vote score 0
    fathead jones: Yeah, I understand RATE * TIME. But you're not paying for a dedicated RATE * TIME unless you're getting a dedicated loop.

    That's how it's advertised: a given RATE for each month.

    If that's not how they want to implement it, then they need to change how they advertise it.
    fathead jones 8080 2012-01-27 20:56:07.0 login to vote score 0
    muninsfire: That's how it's advertised: a given RATE for each month.

    If that's not how they want to implement it, then they need to change how they advertise it.


    There's a simple metric I apply to situations. "If everybody did X, what would happen?"

    muninsfire 189 2012-01-27 21:26:13.0 login to vote score 0
    fathead jones: There's a simple metric I apply to situations. "If everybody did X, what would happen?"

    "If every company advertised honestly what they actually intended to provide, what would happen?"

    I see what you mean.
    antialias 3250 2012-01-27 21:32:48.0 login to vote score 0
    You know what, it just occurred to me, it's so weird that we still talk about dialing phone numbers when a large number of calls are placed on phones that don't even have buttons, let alone dials.
    muninsfire 189 2012-01-27 21:34:28.0 login to vote score 0
    antialias: You know what, it just occurred to me, it's so weird that we still talk about dialing phone numbers when a large number of calls are placed on phones that don't even have buttons, let alone dials.

    Phone number?

    Oh, you mean the numeric code assigned to certain people in my addressbook for voice traffic!
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