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Topic: Singapore Airlines Passenger Gets Screwed For $1200 On Inflight WiFi Bill   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014 10:30:44 AM(UTC)

"It is unreasonable to conclude that when a person forks over $30 for a one-time transaction they are agreeing to pay a $1200 fee (silently assessed and without additional warning)."

I couldn't agree more. A friend of mine experienced this exact same kind of thing a couple of years ago, when a group of us went down to Boston (from Canada) for some sports action. He worked for a mobile carrier, so he had a business phone, but he ended up using it so much (while we were roaming), that the bill ended up being $3,000. He didn't even use it that much... just for some GPS and quick Google searching. They never warned him about this gouging or anything, and the only reason he got away with it, whereas a normal person wouldn't, is because he worked for a carrier that worked out a deal.

I'd be interested in seeing a follow-up, to see if this guy will actually have to pay that bill. Judging by his wording, he almost seems settled on the fact that he's going to pay it.

Topic: Ubisoft Now Blames AMD For Assassin's Creed Unity Poor Performance   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 4:01:25 PM(UTC)

It's so stupid that AMD is getting the blame here when the exact same issues happen on NVIDIA. I started a game on launch day and it crashed when I set my resolution, and not long into the game, an NPC fell through the road. Then we have the low texture issues. As others have said, Ubisoft is pointing the blame on anyone but itself, and it's of course not going to talk about NVIDIA given that relationship.

Topic: NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Gets Android Lollipop Update, New Game Bundle, And GRID Game Streaming Service   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 9:29:18 AM(UTC)

Hurry up, Tuesday. I cannot wait to play with Lollipop. Also, I gave GRID a test last night again, and I am impressed with how well it works. Looking forward to seeing what new games are en route.

Topic: Unlocked 2014 Moto G Users Are Lucky Lollipop Update Recipients   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:23:41 AM(UTC)

I am so impatient. I've been checking for an update on my first-gen Moto G and SHIELD Tablet every single day since the 5.0 came out earlier this month :S

Topic: Guinness World Records Names Call of Duty Best Franchise Ever, Over GTA And Mario Bros   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:20:38 AM(UTC)

I love the CoD series, but I think it's foolish that it tops this list. That's the problem when it's fans (or fanboys) that ultimately decide this list. I think Mario deserves the top spot, no question, and I think GTA should rank higher than CoD (even though i prefer CoD over GTA... I'm just being realistic). I am a glad to see that The Witcher got a mention though, especially since it consists of only two titles at the moment. Those titles are simply amazing.

Topic: Rejection: Guy Proposes With 99 iPhone 6s And She Says NO, It’s Not About The Bling Pal   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:15:27 AM(UTC)

On the upside, he's gained a lot of free time to update the software on those things.

Topic: Nixie Wearable Drone Camera Wins First Intel 'Make It Wearable' Competition $500K Grand Prize   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:58:27 AM(UTC)

That's the Nixie when it's wrapped-around a wrist, sans wrist.

Topic: Nixie Wearable Drone Camera Wins First Intel 'Make It Wearable' Competition $500K Grand Prize   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, November 3, 2014 6:26:50 PM(UTC)

I like the way you think.

Topic: YouTube Mulls Offering An Ad-Free Subscription Option   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:33:16 PM(UTC)

To those of you saying "AdBlock", you're helping nothing when you're watching content on YouTube and block the ads... the revenue doesn't stream down to the content publishers. Thus, this is an honest option for those not wanting ads, but still want to support the hard work of the people that make these videos.

That aside, I'm intrigued, but I think I'd rather click a button on every publisher I want to support financially rather than just have some blanket subscription.

Topic: Ello Pulls In $5.5 Million In VC Funding Even With Uncertain Revenue Stream   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:42:50 AM(UTC)

I'm more interested in seeing how it retains its users. Everyone I know who signed up weeks ago has largely forgotten about it. I haven't logged in in two weeks (until just now), because nothing was going on when I last checked it out (last update from any of my 10 friends was 16 days ago).

The service really needed to hold off on its launch for a while. The VC is nice, but I really can't see Ello going anywhere.