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Well; yeah! But you have a vacation home; that fact kind of makes any argument for savings I can come up with null in your case. grouphug.gif Please note that group-hug smiley... My remark is there simply to make light of the situation. tongue.gif

Yeah, but there are plenty of people out there that live there permanently. What choice do they have?
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Yeah, but there are plenty of people out there that live there permanently. What choice do they have?

I get that point. All solutions/options will never be available for 100% of the population and it's unfortunate that large chunks of the population are stuck with a single service provider for such services... But that can change if more competition is brought in to make the big carriers change their ways; we might then start to see that "area of coverage" grow and the prices go down due to the increased competition. Thing is; if the majority of the population insist on getting it for "free" the carriers will never see the need to change their ways.
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My faith in humanity keeps dwindling to depths I thought were unimaginable.
People are only going to get dumber. If you are going to lose hope, do it now.
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post #144 of 192
What about taking a Telus rom for example, then switching it with a CM10 rom. How would they ever prove that it belonged to Telus without any signature. Unlock it at that point and I see no harm.
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post #145 of 192
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People are only going to get dumber. If you are going to lose hope, do it now.

Here's the issue. People aren't necessarily getting dumber, but just want to have to do and think less and less for themselves. What we, as in likeminded and rational people with some common sense, need to do is just tell everyone else what to do to protect themselves. Since they're obviously not capable of doing it for themselves, tell them to do it. Just walk up to your neighbor pondering a yardsale, the next Craigslist person you buy from/sell to, anyone working at a Goodwill/ST Vincent de Paul or any other resale shop, and tell them to flood their state and local reps with support against actions like these. Don't ask, just tell them how it is and what to do. Don't leave it as a choice to be made in their minds. "THIS is the problem... THIS is what you do about it...DO IT" It's worked for politicians for time immemorial... people want to be told what to do. Replace people with 'sheeple' if the cynic in you cries out for the term correction, but it is what it is. I would be willing to put money that a good 95% of the people in my company I work for either have no clue about most of the legislation going on, or simply don't understand what makes it to local news or MSN.com... people. just. don't. care.
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post #146 of 192
I love my kindle fire, but I could not stand that wonky app layout so I rooted that device. Getting a bad feeling about all these dumb laws
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The thread is going to political conversations, so lets get back on track here... So what are the penalties of this supposed law?

"Why are you on Parole?"

"I unlocked my phone"

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Like they are ever going to enforce it. How in the hell do you think they are going to track that? This post means nothing to me.
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Found some source material that people may find useful to read and get some more insight into this thing.

http://www.copyright.gov/1201/

For all the bad, they put in 'exemptions' to make it seem like they're doing the game/mod/dev community a favor by not deliberately placing them under risk of prosecution for certain things. The homebrew community is given a pass for the most part from the 1st Q&A I read from the EFF. I would say that most likely they're using these 'positives' as buffer to pass all the changes and leaving it as an all or nothing scenario. "Take the bad and the good... or nothing at all and then all these fine people will be left at risk since we didn't specify thse exemptions."
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Given the distinction between locked Chinese phones and unlocked Hong Kong phones, I'm inclined to question that. Whether this refers to locked bootloaders or carrier-locked phones I don't know.

Bootloader locked only. Phones aren't SIM locked as it's possible to switch between either China Mobile or Unicom easily.

The system works differently here but is no less sneaky. I went from one city to another that was about 100KM away and I had to buy a new SIM card, otherwise not only would I have been paying through the nose for calls but also the person I was calling and prices can differ from one place to another. So, they make buckets of money here too, it's just less obvious than being locked in a contract.
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