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by Revcb 07:11AM Monday Oct 21 2013

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cableties
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join:2005-01-27

ATT AIO take a LEAP...

Man. I hope they don't screw over their AIO customers but merge it all...
(I moved to AIO, and found no difference from ATT service and quality other than price...it is $35 less a month from ATT. And no contract.)
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Splat

elios

join:2005-11-15
Springfield, MO

5" 2k screens

HELLO Oculus Rift
dot pitch matters when the screen is 5" from your eyes
a 2560x1440 screen is just what they need for the rift

linicx
Caveat Emptor
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join:2002-12-03
United State
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Internet Tax

Illinois legislators will re-write it and pass it again. This time it will stick. That little law helped to nearly double the cost of my hearing aid batteries.

On another note the Illinois broadband tax on smart phones is inching ever closer to 25% before the city adds its value tax.
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Mac: No windows, No Gates, Apple inside
rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

Huawei Security Concerns

Is the US being hypocritical given the bad taste the NSA seems be leaving in foreign mouths that now longer want to use US-based clouds? Is it really that different in terms of not trusting your corporate router vs. trusting the NSA will store your data somewhere that doesn't get compromised?

meeeeeeeeee

join:2003-07-13
Newburgh, NY

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Re: Huawei Security Concerns

said by rradina:

Is the US being hypocritical given the bad taste the NSA seems be leaving in foreign mouths that now longer want to use US-based clouds? Is it really that different in terms of not trusting your corporate router vs. trusting the NSA will store your data somewhere that doesn't get compromised?

Very different. Huawei PROBABLY didn't do anything except possibly NOT play ball nicey nice with the NSA. We ALL know what the NSA is doing... WHO would I trust? Three guesses and the first two don't count...
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"when the people have suffered many abuses under the control of a totalitarian leader, they not only have the right but the duty to overthrow that government." - The U.S. Declaration of Independence
rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

Re: Huawei Security Concerns

What's very different? What actually happened or what you PROBABLY think happened?

meeeeeeeeee

join:2003-07-13
Newburgh, NY

Re: Huawei Security Concerns

said by rradina:

What's very different? What actually happened or what you PROBABLY think happened?

What actually happened is nothing on the part of Huawei. No evidence of their routers or other equipment doing ANYTHING but what they SHOULD do. The NSA... that's another story entirely.
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"when the people have suffered many abuses under the control of a totalitarian leader, they not only have the right but the duty to overthrow that government." - The U.S. Declaration of Independence
rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

Re: Huawei Security Concerns

So what should the NSA be doing?

meeeeeeeeee

join:2003-07-13
Newburgh, NY

Re: Huawei Security Concerns

said by rradina:

So what should the NSA be doing?

Obeying the law and following the Constitution would be a nice start.
rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

Re: Huawei Security Concerns

They believe they are. Therein lies the problem. Of course this has nothing to do with my original premise that we resists Huawei fearing Chinese back doors when we watch our own government leave with data through the front door. Somehow I think you missed that.

meeeeeeeeee

join:2003-07-13
Newburgh, NY

Re: Huawei Security Concerns

said by rradina:

They believe they are. Therein lies the problem. Of course this has nothing to do with my original premise that we resists Huawei fearing Chinese back doors when we watch our own government leave with data through the front door. Somehow I think you missed that.

They believe they are ABOVE the law (Perjury while testifying under oath before Congress IS a crime and even the Author of the "Patriot Act" has called for the dismissal and prosecution of Mr. Clapper) and quite frankly, MOST criminals believe themselves "innocent", ask one. What they "believe" is irrelevant.

To date, there has been NO EVIDENCE that Huawei equipment does ANYTHING other than what it is supposed to do. Do you honestly believe that millions of man hours haven't been spent trying to find the alleged "back door"? I would not be at all surprised if the NSA ASKED Huawei to build in a back door for them and Huawei, being a non-US company, told them to go pound salt, so the government went on a smear campaign. What has Cisco built in for the NSA?
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"when the people have suffered many abuses under the control of a totalitarian leader, they not only have the right but the duty to overthrow that government." - The U.S. Declaration of Independence
rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

Re: Huawei Security Concerns

Please read my original post. I asked if we were being hypocrites. Nothing more. You claim it's somehow different. I don't believe it is. I'm not looking for the truth. In fact I'm not even dealing with the truth. I believe I asked if there is a double standard in how we treat Huawei innuendo vs. NSA innuendo.