You know I am all for consumer protection. It's very much needed in so many areas. However if you fall for one of those scams, I'm sorry to say, but I'm not feeling sorry for you. Is it criminal and negligent? Sure. But this is just another example of "you can't fix stupid". And society may just be better off without… » 12/17/14 7:02pm Wednesday 7:02pm

I am technically pro death penalty (especially for really clear cut cases), but I am with some of the anti death penalty folks on the thinking that death penalty doesn't really reduce crime rates of murders and such. It would be very interesting to see a crime stats on those 2% of counties compared to say the average… » 12/02/14 6:44pm 12/02/14 6:44pm

Nexus 5 user here. Got the update and after a week of stumbling through wifi problems, and my battery life going down the shitter I uninstalled it and actually went with Cyanogen (hadn't used it for about 1.5 years). Now I have no stability issues, my battery life in standby is easily 2x what it used to be with latest… » 11/25/14 12:01pm 11/25/14 12:01pm

I've said it many times before and I'll say it again - throttling is fine if they do it in a reasonable matter. If you have 2GBs of 4G speed at say 30+Mb/sec and then you're brought down to say even 1-2Mb/sec - you still won't quite abuse the network but you'd be able to you know fuckin' use your phone. It's… » 11/25/14 11:49am 11/25/14 11:49am

Am I the only one who thinks that 50+MBs is perfectly fine for a phone for the next at least 5-6 years (probably more). The most any one of us is doing with their phone is streaming highly compressed 4K videos. You REALLY don't need that much speed on your phone. No one does. If someone has an activity that requires… » 11/24/14 3:02pm 11/24/14 3:02pm