Breaking news during the show has Verizon admitting to cutting off the Internet access of people accused of illegal downloading. But hey, they don't throttle,they say. Great! Except for cutting off people is really an extreme from of throttling. And also, Verizon isn't getting proof for this, just accusations. The problems with this policy are immeasurable and we discuss them. Oh and Bing may oust Google on the iPhone.
Ep. 1148: Verizon cuts off alleged illegal downloaders
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Mark the actuary has his own sarcasm identification system
This is Jon the amateur linguist from New York with my first well
actually! In episode 1147, you said that the SarcMark was the first mark
invented that could denote sarcasm. Actually, French poet Alcanter de
Brahm invented the “point d’ironie” (which looks like this: ؟) at the
end of the 19th century and it is actually part of Unicode (as character
Love the show and keep up the great work!
-Jon from New York
Hey Buzz Crew,
I'm still trying to understand why cell phone companies charge for both a voice and a data plan considering they just convert your voice call to data anyway at the switch in the tower. Why don't they just come out and say they already do voice over IP and just charge it against our "unlimited" data plan?
Analog voice (data) => unlimited data plan
The same can be said about the cable companies charging us for our "cable TV" plan which is just "digital"... meaning "data". Why isn't that covered in our "unlimited" data plan?
Digital cable (data) => unlimited data plan
If it is all data on the wire, then just call it "data"! The communication industries are really milking this.
My inner "geek" LOVES the show!
Clint Huffman from Seattle
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I can just see the Craigslist ad now:
For Sale, used convertible flying RV, custom made, seating for 7, 1 toilet on board, lots of storage space in back, goes REALLY fast, white with black trim, YOU HAUL….
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