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No, they're both wrong. It's Under Pressure.

http://notalwayslearning.com/no-you-will-not-let-this-go/37312

They're only high school students, what can I say?
(I'm a high school junior. My school runs a five-minute student news show. There are two crews to run the show, and they alternate weeks. I'm on one crew. We play a song picked by a student during the...
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I am sad :(
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didn't even notice you taking it
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You have sex with your little brother? Gross! 
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:<
Terrifying taunt indeed
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http://www.androidauthority.com/verizon-throttle-4g-lte-users-starting-october-1-409934/

tl;dr version: I'm definitely going to quit Verizon and go to T-Mobile or Sprint.  This is the last straw

Since I started the #7NightStand with #tmobile , more and more reasons have appeared as to why I should leave #Verizon after 12 years.  This appears to be the final nail in that coffin.  I refuse to be throttled just because I regularly use 4+ GB of data every month and I haven't switched my contract to a tiered data plan. 

But wait Michael, why don't you just switch to a tiered plan that has enough?  Well quite frankly, Verizon is expensive.  I currently pay $97 a month after taxes.  To switch to a tiered data plan with Verizon that handles my data usage (6GB), it will cost me $110 a month plus taxes, and that doesn't include if I spread out the cost of a new phone over 2 years, which would bring it up to $140/mo. 

By comparison, T-Mobile would be $80/mo for an unlimited data plan, and $108/mo when I factor in a phone.  I could also save $10 a month by using their 5GB plan and risk the occasional throttle if it's a particularly heavy month.

As for #sprint , $75/mo for unlimited data, $103 with a phone cost.  My boyfriend uses Sprint and is happy with them so I could realize further savings if I was added on to his plan.

But Michael, doesn't Verizon have the best network and the other ones have crappy signal?  Actually, my own experience with Verizon hasn't been great lately, especially in my house.  According to their coverage map, I sit between two spots of 4G coverage so I get a weak to average 3G signal.  If I go downstairs into the basement, I get no signal at all.  I can't make calls nor can I receive data.  That's definitely a problem especially if I ever want to telework at home as I need to be able to use my phone.  Another issue is I can be standing in my backyard on the phone and my calls will still drop because the signal is so bad right there.  I've called Verizon about this and their solution is to suggest I purchase a cell repeater that uses my broadband connection.  Sorry, but why should I have to buy a repeater so that I can use my Verizon FiOS connection to make the phone calls that Verizon Wireless cannot make?  If I have to use my FiOS then what's the point to me paying the money that I do for Verizon Wireless?

So ultimately what it's going to come down to is my testing of the other networks to see which one works best.  So far T-Mobile has worked very well at home with a steady HSPA+ or LTE connection, and I was even able to not only place a call from my basement, but the other person could hear me without interference and the call never dropped.  Work usually stays on LTE though I have seen it drop to Edge every so often.  The next test will be borrowing a Sprint phone and trying it out at work before I ultimately make my decision.
Verizon is therefore making another push to get users off unlimited data plans and onto usage-based pricing plans. Verizon makes more money when a customer is on their MORE Everything plans. Verizon pretty much says that in the FAQ by giving customers the option to move to usage plans with no throttling.
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+Lisa Straanger I'd consider a prepaid plan but it depends on what network they are piggybacking off of.  Many of them use Sprint or AT&T anyway, though MetroPCS uses T-mobile.
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Yeah, this is about how it has gone in our house for the last week:

http://reallifecomics.com/?comic=july-24-2014

#Ingress #Resistance  
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Okay, seriously, #Gamestop, we need to have a chat about how you keep on selling the Majora's Mask 3DS's.  First you screw up pre-orders big time so that most of your customers cannot get their hands on them.  Now you keep bringing them back briefly in stock, but at more and more expensive bundles that come with a bunch of crap that I do not need. 

Today was definitely a day for excess.  A bundle that has the console, 4 games (only 2 are Zelda-related), a players guide, and 8 Amiibos (4 are Zelda-related) is ridiculous for many of your consumers.  I have already bought Majora's Mask, Smash Bros, and A Link Between Worlds.  I am not interested in Monster Hunter 4, I have the Amiibos I like, I do not want a players guide, I just want the 3DS XL!  There is no reason why even if I spotted this in stock, that I should have to drop $500 just to get my hands on the console, and then have to deal with the headache of figuring out what to do with the stuff I do not need or want!

Please, Gamestop, just sell the Majora's Mask 3DS XL by itself, stop with the idiotic bundles.

On the flip side, #Nintendo, please make more Majora's Mask 3DS XL's so that your consumers can buy them and to crash the scalper market.
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+Marcel Jones​ I had no idea the backlog was that bad. Admittedly, who knows how much stock is on those ships either. 
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RIP Leonard Nimoy.  You were a great man and you will be missed.
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To all who have served and those who continue to serve, thank you for your service!
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Hearing about Endgame and that the book and game parts will have puzzles that will lead to the key that will unlock a case with $500K in gold in it reminds me of the "Treasure Hunting" videos that were apparently popular in the 80's.  Could we be seeing a repeat of those occurring if Endgame takes off?

If you're not familiar with "Treasure Hunting" videos, check out this video from Oddity Archive which talks about a few of them:

http://youtu.be/btY1jlhsLVA
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Dear Apple,

Why does your iCloud service not disable an account after several incorrect password attempts?  I sincerely doubt all of the people who were attacked had a username and password that could be guessed in less than 3 attempts.

http://consumerist.com/2014/09/02/apple-stolen-celeb-nudes-were-result-of-good-guessing-not-data-breach/
In what amounts to a "don't blame us" statement, Apple appears to be trying to shake off any culpability it might have in this weekend's massive posting of hundreds of stolen photos of a female cel...
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+Chris Williams I'm going to have to do more research on iBrute because it sounds like it took advantage of an exploit that got around that until Apple dropped a patch for iCloud on Monday.  http://www.wired.com/2014/09/eppb-icloud/
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"Kenny, you'd be surprised what I can do with all these falsies"

Dolly Parton - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Dolly always had big tits even growing up dirt poor and she had they pulled up as she got older but her looks are real and her heart!..Dolly in the 70 was at the Ohio was in we folks watch the farmers and drag race she act like she us hehe dolly walked in Ohio farms in her high heels and mud was on Dolly face she said..this is my life love it!
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Some of the newest agents I have recruited to the Resistance, including my boyfriend, who goes by Sparf in the game.   #ingressrecruits   #Resistance   #Ingress
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Pff.  Enlightened rule, Resistance drools.  =P
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