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No, it's being an apologizst for a consumer unfriendly system. We know that the system currently works this way - and we want it to change. Some people consider it whining. Others consider unfair to our corporate overlords. The contracts for nearly all cell phone carriers are completely unfair to the consumer. And becuase we signed them they are legally binding. It doesn't mean that we can't ask for a change. And if AT&T agrees we can sign a different contract. I thought...
First, let me say I love you using a quote from store owner in the movie "Falling Down" to make your point. Second, I'm not exactly sure how much AT&T "subsizes" the phone. Why don't I know? It's not in our contracts, or anywhere to be seen on their website. I think what some of us want are more transparency in our contracts - like taking all the fine print and putting it on the advertisements in some form. Something like: "iPhone 3G, just $199 for two years - even if a...
This happened last year right after the keynote - and then AT&T came out with an upgrade policy with no $200 premium a week later (and before launch.) I'll try to find a link, but I remember this *distinctly* from last time too.
No, I always have a Mac *and* a Windows machine. I'm just not upgrading the Mac until they improve the performance to the level of the Dell (or beyond.) I used to upgrade the Mac every two years, now it looks like 3 years is a more sensible timeframe. (Honestly, if the Macbook aluminum had firewire I may have bought one. But to buy a laptop that can't import my current camcorder's footage didn't make sense to me.)
I *just* bought a Dell Core i7 (6gb ram, Radeon 4850) from Microcenter for $899. Looks like I won't be upgrading my Mac Pro 2.66 Quad Intel (Bought in 2006) unless/until Apple comes out with a machine near this pricepoint, or betters it with dual Core i7 (no motherbaords for Dual Core i7s have been introduced yet.) That Core i7 iMac that never emerged (rumors were on this site) would have gotten my money (even at $1499), but I can't see a reason to update unless they...
HMM, your right. I thought it was that $26 dollar activation fee . I know sometimes you have to pay tax on the full retail value of the item and not the actual price. DirecTV worked like that - so even though you got the receiver for $200 cash they booked the sales as $400 with a $200 discount on future service. I dunno. My receipt says: Sub-Total $ 299.00 Tax@7.75% $ 38.67 Total $ 337.67
I went to the San Diego UTC store to get an iPhone and the line was so disorganized and long that there were a lot of people cutting in line and no one enforcing the line order much. After about 1/2 an hour with ZERO movement in the line I left. (I'm sure people were going in/out the store with new phones but the amount of people cutting in line seemed to be at the same rate.) I don't mind waiting in line, but when the line sprawls through a mall with idiots sitting on...
Not sure. No crashes yet. Is there a real-time memory monitoring program?
This is a follow up from a RAM report I sent to you today: Looks like there is a problem with the RAM from 1-800-4-Memory. The 1GB chips they sent are only running at 533 MHz when they shoudl be running at 667Mhz. They may have sent the wrong RAM out. I moved the ram around and got the following results: 4x1GB from 1800-4-Memory in Riser A with no chips in Riser B shows 533 in System Profiler. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7949578...7594238362105/ 2x512MB...
Here is a post I made on another board about my Photoshop Test (http://www.retouchartists.com/pages/speedtest.html???) results: Mac Pro 2.66Ghz ,6GB Radeon 7300GT, 250GB Stock HD (plus a 250GB added HD, plus my Firewire drives and some programs always running. The system now has more RAM and is less optimized I have a few programs that I *always* have running installed including Menu-Meters and Dragthing. For some reason Photoshop only sees 3072MB of ram available where...
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