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Wifi vs Cellular

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According to the cable company reps who keep calling me, it's because I haven't upgraded to the XTREME GIGABAND PANAMAX FLAVOR-BLASTED PRO PACKAGE WITH HBO, which is only $5 more per month for the first 6 months and five billion dollars per month after that.
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endlessmike
33 days ago
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This is definitely not the case in my house. My internet connection is very stable and I have a good enough router that I don't have issues. Meanwhile my cellular data connection is much slower due to it being a popular provider here.
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CaffieneKitty
29 days ago
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Unless you live in an apartment building from the 70's, which due to an excess of stucco and rebar are nigh-perfect Faraday cages. (I don't mind not having a cell signal in my apartment so much, but when I get delivery I have to walk with them out to the freaking parking lot to get their 'debit at the door' machine to work. :-P)
emdot
33 days ago
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Same, but at work not at home. (Ironic: since we're on a network backbone.)
San Luis Obispo, CA
Belfong
30 days ago
Same to me. My work internet sucks. Probably because they throttle.
mrobold
33 days ago
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#same
Orange County, California
zippy72
34 days ago
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Weirdly this was already true in the UK for 3G and then reversed for 4G. Now I'm in Portugal it's pretty much evens.
FourSquare, qv
satadru
34 days ago
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For me it is connections to wifi outside the house which turn out to be shitty, but yes.
New York, NY
dianaschnuth
34 days ago
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Yes. This.
Toledo OH
schnuth
34 days ago
Yep. :)
llucax
34 days ago
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Pretty much it, except that cellular data still have a cap, which really sucks.
Berlin
Ironica
34 days ago
Technically we have a cap too (well, it throttles after we reach it, rather than cutting off or charging more) but no one in our family has been able to use more than 60% of it in a month. And unused data rolls over, to a cap of 2x the monthly allotment. So I would have to use more than 30 GB in one month to get throttled, and I don't see that happening anytime soon, even though I almost never turn on wifi. (And I almost never turn on wifi because... see above comic!)
JayM
34 days ago
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Ha
Atlanta, GA
alt_text_bot
34 days ago
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According to the cable company reps who keep calling me, it's because I haven't upgraded to the XTREME GIGABAND PANAMAX FLAVOR-BLASTED PRO PACKAGE WITH HBO, which is only $5 more per month for the first 6 months and five billion dollars per month after that.
olliejones
34 days ago
It's actually called "bufferbloat." It's a real thing. It's due to too much RAM (yeah, too much RAM) in your router.
francisga
34 days ago
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Read it for the alt text
Lafayette, LA, USA

How Apple Won Silicon: Why Galaxy S8 Can’t Go Core-to-Core With iPhone 7

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Rene Ritchie, writing for iMore:

Conversely, Apple’s silicon team also doesn’t have to carry the baggage of competing vendors and devices. For example, Apple A10 doesn’t have to support Microsoft’s Direct X. It only and exactly has to support Apple’s specific technologies and implementations.

In other words, what iOS wants fast, the A-team can deliver fast.

I’ve said it before and will say it again: I’d prefer the iPhone over Android even if it were Android that had the massive lead in CPU performance. But Apple is literally over a year ahead of the competition — even the iPhone 6S and SE outperform the S8 in single-threaded performance.

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endlessmike
120 days ago
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The sadder part is that despite the S8 having the fastest processor of any Android device, Samsung's code is so horrible that it runs visibly slower than the Pixel, which uses an older, slower SoC.
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jimwise
122 days ago
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Artifacts

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I didn't even realize you could HAVE a data set made up entirely of outliers.
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endlessmike
230 days ago
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I'm sad that Randall used "data" as a singular.
Vilhelm
229 days ago
Randall didn't. The intentionally-incompetent character he created did.
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Covarr
230 days ago
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Wernstrom!
Moses Lake, WA
Lythimus
230 days ago
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The world's first combined stand-up comic act / scientific paper presentation.
alt_text_bot
230 days ago
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I didn't even realize you could HAVE a data set made up entirely of outliers.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - The Superhero We Need

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Later, it turns out Patient-Man and Existential-Crisis-Man are the same person.

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Just two weeks left till BAHFest West!




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endlessmike
309 days ago
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Gary Johnson after he loses the election!
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Illegal Aliens

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endlessmike
313 days ago
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That's a good description of Ted Cruz, in general.
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Pyramid Honey

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They CLAIM honey was found in the chambers under the pyramids, but this conspiracy goes all the way to the TOP, where the GIANT EYE is!
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endlessmike
379 days ago
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That didn't take long. https://www.facebook.com/PyramidHoneyTruth/?fref=ts
MaryEllenCG
372 days ago
I love that that page exists.
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Covarr
379 days ago
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Actually it's not honey, it's some fresh honeys that are still around, because they were mummified.
Moses Lake, WA
alt_text_bot
379 days ago
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They CLAIM honey was found in the chambers under the pyramids, but this conspiracy goes all the way to the TOP, where the GIANT EYE is!
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