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(Wired)   In practice, it's a bit like paying through the nose to access a Vegas buffet, only to find out that the prime rib has a separate cover charge. And when you pay it, you discover that your taste buds have become numbed to meat   ( wired.com) divider line
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2017-11-03 06:03:16 PM  
It's like paying to have the hooker cremated after you've already buried her in the desert.
 
2017-11-03 06:21:36 PM  
It's like rain on your wedding day, except that your fiancee already called things off a month ago, so now you're just sitting at home feeling depressed and watching it rain.
 
2017-11-03 06:26:51 PM  
First time in my update cycle I've passed on a new iPhone, and I'm an iPhone OG.  6S doing just fine thank you very much.  I'll wait and see what happens next year when they turn it up to XI.
 
2017-11-03 06:33:16 PM  
"On almost every smartphone, your eyes can't even tell the difference. You'll be paying $120 a year extra, with nothing to show for it."

In my experience that wont stop people. There will always be those who pay ridiculous prices for things just for the bragging rights. Of course, they'll swear they can see the difference. Monster Cable made a killing off of morons like that.
 
2017-11-03 06:46:13 PM  
Really, subby? Really???

*reads TFA*

Well! I guess you're right.
 
2017-11-03 07:00:16 PM  
Verizon should've just charged $5, like T-mobile did in June.
 
2017-11-03 07:00:49 PM  

ReapTheChaos: "On almost every smartphone, your eyes can't even tell the difference. You'll be paying $120 a year extra, with nothing to show for it."

In my experience that wont stop people. There will always be those who pay ridiculous prices for things just for the bragging rights. Of course, they'll swear they can see the difference. Monster Cable made a killing off of morons like that.


Verizon's plan is a bit silly.  But the phrase "your eyes can't even tell the difference" has been used as a cheap excuse for not liking something for every major video advance over the last twenty years.  Its a lazy argument.

/and inaccurate
 
2017-11-03 07:01:05 PM  
So this is what tiered Internet is going to look like.

farking traitorous conservatives.
 
2017-11-03 07:05:17 PM  
I expect home internet will use this exact model once Net Neutrality gets destroyed.
 
2017-11-03 07:21:05 PM  
Coincidentally, Numbed To Meat is my favorite Bananarama tribute band.
 
2017-11-03 07:58:42 PM  

weddingsinger: I expect home internet will use this exact model once Net Neutrality gets destroyed.


Use Linux.  Some providers drop content to 720p if they detect Linux because reasons.  Netflix has a chart with OS, Web Browsers, and Devices and their Maximum Resolution Supported.
 
2017-11-03 08:35:23 PM  

gingerjet: ReapTheChaos: "On almost every smartphone, your eyes can't even tell the difference. You'll be paying $120 a year extra, with nothing to show for it."

In my experience that wont stop people. There will always be those who pay ridiculous prices for things just for the bragging rights. Of course, they'll swear they can see the difference. Monster Cable made a killing off of morons like that.

Verizon's plan is a bit silly.  But the phrase "your eyes can't even tell the difference" has been used as a cheap excuse for not liking something for every major video advance over the last twenty years.  Its a lazy argument.

/and inaccurate


Sounds more like, they can't believe people are stupid enough to pay for the premium plans, when most won't notice anything different.
 
2017-11-03 09:21:08 PM  

Canucklehead68: gingerjet: ReapTheChaos: "On almost every smartphone, your eyes can't even tell the difference. You'll be paying $120 a year extra, with nothing to show for it."

In my experience that wont stop people. There will always be those who pay ridiculous prices for things just for the bragging rights. Of course, they'll swear they can see the difference. Monster Cable made a killing off of morons like that.

Verizon's plan is a bit silly.  But the phrase "your eyes can't even tell the difference" has been used as a cheap excuse for not liking something for every major video advance over the last twenty years.  Its a lazy argument.

/and inaccurate

Sounds more like, they can't believe people are stupid enough to pay for the premium plans, when most won't notice anything different.


Reminds me of the Dilbert market segmentation explanation.

4 quadrants, one axis labeled smart-stupid, one axis labeled rich-poor.

Rich-smart:  Doesn't want our idea, has a better one - not our customer
Poor-smart:  Will steal our idea - not our customer
Poor-stupid:   Has no money - not our customer
Rich-stupid:  OUR CUSTOMER!
 
2017-11-04 12:23:07 AM  

gingerjet: ReapTheChaos: "On almost every smartphone, your eyes can't even tell the difference. You'll be paying $120 a year extra, with nothing to show for it."

In my experience that wont stop people. There will always be those who pay ridiculous prices for things just for the bragging rights. Of course, they'll swear they can see the difference. Monster Cable made a killing off of morons like that.

Verizon's plan is a bit silly.  But the phrase "your eyes can't even tell the difference" has been used as a cheap excuse for not liking something for every major video advance over the last twenty years.  Its a lazy argument.

/and inaccurate


I can barely tell the difference in sharpness between 1080p and 4K on my 65" television (HDR is really the big draw for me when it comes to 4K content), so 1440p or 4K is going to be major overkill for a phone sized screen, even a 6.3" monster like the Note8.
 
2017-11-04 04:05:45 AM  

hashtag.acronym: weddingsinger: I expect home internet will use this exact model once Net Neutrality gets destroyed.

Use Linux.  Some providers drop content to 720p if they detect Linux because reasons.  Netflix has a chart with OS, Web Browsers, and Devices and their Maximum Resolution Supported.


Is it possible to make said OS check return "fark you" instead?
 
kab
2017-11-04 10:23:56 AM  
If you think watching video on a shiatty little cell phone screen is a quality experience, you kind of deserve to be fleeced for 120 anyhow.
 
2017-11-04 11:14:55 AM  

Argonreality: hashtag.acronym: weddingsinger: I expect home internet will use this exact model once Net Neutrality gets destroyed.

Use Linux.  Some providers drop content to 720p if they detect Linux because reasons.  Netflix has a chart with OS, Web Browsers, and Devices and their Maximum Resolution Supported.

Is it possible to make said OS check return "fark you" instead?


Usually.  But sometimes not.  Can't do Netflix on 4K on Linux because Wine can't handle the DRM parts and the Edge browser is required for it.  1080p with Wine and/or user agent strings is possible.
 
2017-11-04 12:15:30 PM  

hashtag.acronym: Argonreality: hashtag.acronym: weddingsinger: I expect home internet will use this exact model once Net Neutrality gets destroyed.

Use Linux.  Some providers drop content to 720p if they detect Linux because reasons.  Netflix has a chart with OS, Web Browsers, and Devices and their Maximum Resolution Supported.

Is it possible to make said OS check return "fark you" instead?

Usually.  But sometimes not.  Can't do Netflix on 4K on Linux because Wine can't handle the DRM parts and the Edge browser is required for it.  1080p with Wine and/or user agent strings is possible.


Thanks for the info, though honestly I intended to be a bit more literal than you assumed in your reply. =)
 
2017-11-04 12:34:56 PM  

gingerjet: ReapTheChaos: "On almost every smartphone, your eyes can't even tell the difference. You'll be paying $120 a year extra, with nothing to show for it."

In my experience that wont stop people. There will always be those who pay ridiculous prices for things just for the bragging rights. Of course, they'll swear they can see the difference. Monster Cable made a killing off of morons like that.

Verizon's plan is a bit silly.  But the phrase "your eyes can't even tell the difference" has been used as a cheap excuse for not liking something for every major video advance over the last twenty years.  Its a lazy argument.

/and inaccurate


You still aren't going to resolve a 4x moving picture on a smartphone even if you can tell the difference between retina and 1920x1080.  Presumably Verizon doesn't support tablets,  because you might have a chance.
/also those funky VR goggles might shove them close enough to your eyes.
//no idea if any phones are twice 4x (so each eye gets 4x)
///Doubt I would be using any such thing over verizon's network.  More a "only at home/alone thing"
 
2017-11-04 08:58:41 PM  
I read this headline in Jeremy Clarkson's voice.
 
2017-11-05 02:37:03 AM  
Obligatory. (slightly sweary)

David Lynch on iPhone
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