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Dear Cox Cable: Fuck you

Dear Cox Cable: Fuck you

Get in contact with them and tell them you're cancelling your plan because you're not going to be dealing with this shit and they'll most likely either drop your price, drop the cap, or double it (mailing it pretty much impassable in a month). Twc tried pulling this shit with me once but they gave me a 200gb cap like fuck no

My isp knows I have no alternative and they are like "ok, what day would you like to end?"

In Tulsa and just got this wonderful present in my email. Apparently AT&T has a plan for $40 for 50mbps with an option for $30 to get unlimited data beyond the 1TB. When asking Cox about this was told to kick sand.

Expect to hop over to AT&T right after I finish my crashplan backup. Fuck ISPs.

A phone call threatening to cancel is very effective with almost all providers. I do it with my ISP and mobile company usually once a year.

When you think you've finally found a game you want to buy on Steam...

When you think you've finally found a game you want to buy on Steam...

Every single time I look at the steam summer sale this happens to me.

What a horrible world we live in...

I don't understand why I keep buying them. Every single time I buy a game, a week later I look at it, contemplate opening it, then just play Rocket League instead. And yet next time I see a game on sale that sounds even remotely amusing, guess what? Wallet is open.

We hired a talented artist /u/arukun14 and he's helping give my memes form and style.

I always think to myself, "I don't really have enough time to play this right now, I've only got enough time for one round of TF2". Then, 4 hrs of TF2 later I realize I should have just played the other game.

I guess that will be my life from now on

I guess that will be my life from now on

Is that guy in the picture okay? Looks like he's losing his memory.

What is this picture and why?

I think somebody killed that old man with a ram stick unless he's wearing a laptop one as an earring.



How /sub/pcmasterrace feels about miners right now

How /r/pcmasterrace feels about miners right now

Can anyone explain to me why mining is so hot right now and why specifically with AMD cards? I feel like I'm out of the loop with this one.


My housemates have 8 cards in a rig in our living room right now. So much noise and heat, I hate it.

AMD cards have better OpenCl performance which is what the best mining tools use.

Unlike bitcoin, the hashing algorithm Ethereum uses is a "memory-hard algorithm" called ethash. This makes it a lot harder to make ASIC miners which is what killed the bitcoin mining hype a few years ago.

Net Neutrality is under threat. Why care? (are you okay with bandwidth throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees....)

Net Neutrality is under threat. Why care? (are you okay with bandwidth throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees....)

Before anyone says "oh that will never happen" or "you liberals and your scare tactics". It's already happened, many many times:

MADISON RIVER: In 2005, North Carolina ISP Madison River Communications blocked the voice-over-internet protocol (VOIP) service Vonage. Vonage filed a complaint with the FCC after receiving a slew of customer complaints. The FCC stepped in to sanction Madison River and prevent further blocking, but it lacks the authority to stop this kind of abuse today.

COMCAST: In 2005, the nation’s largest ISP, Comcast, began secretly blocking peer-to-peer technologies that its customers were using over its network. Users of services like BitTorrent and Gnutella were unable to connect to these services. 2007 investigations from the Associated Press, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others confirmed that Comcast was indeed blocking or slowing file-sharing applications without disclosing this fact to its customers.

TELUS: In 2005, Canada’s second-largest telecommunications company, Telus, began blocking access to a server that hosted a website supporting a labor strike against the company. Researchers at Harvard and the University of Toronto found that this action resulted in Telus blocking an additional 766 unrelated sites.

AT&T: From 2007–2009, AT&T forced Apple to block Skype and other competing VOIP phone services on the iPhone. The wireless provider wanted to prevent iPhone users from using any application that would allow them to make calls on such “over-the-top” voice services. The Google Voice app received similar treatment from carriers like AT&T when it came on the scene in 2009.

WINDSTREAM: In 2010, Windstream Communications, a DSL provider with more than 1 million customers at the time, copped to hijacking user-search queries made using the Google toolbar within Firefox. Users who believed they had set the browser to the search engine of their choice were redirected to Windstream’s own search portal and results.

MetroPCS: In 2011, MetroPCS, at the time one of the top-five U.S. wireless carriers, announced plans to block streaming video over its 4G network from all sources except YouTube. MetroPCS then threw its weight behind Verizon’s court challenge against the FCC’s 2010 open internet ruling, hoping that rejection of the agency’s authority would allow the company to continue its anti-consumer practices.

PAXFIRE: In 2011, the Electronic Frontier Foundation found that several small ISPs were redirecting search queries via the vendor Paxfire. The ISPs identified in the initial Electronic Frontier Foundation report included Cavalier, Cogent, Frontier, Fuse, DirecPC, RCN and Wide Open West. Paxfire would intercept a person’s search request at Bing and Yahoo and redirect it to another page. By skipping over the search service’s results, the participating ISPs would collect referral fees for delivering users to select websites.

AT&T, SPRINT and VERIZON: From 2011–2013, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon blocked Google Wallet, a mobile-payment system that competed with a similar service called Isis, which all three companies had a stake in developing.

EUROPE: A 2012 report from the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications found that violations of Net Neutrality affected at least one in five users in Europe. The report found that blocked or slowed connections to services like VOIP, peer-to-peer technologies, gaming applications and email were commonplace.

VERIZON: In 2012, the FCC caught Verizon Wireless blocking people from using tethering applications on their phones. Verizon had asked Google to remove 11 free tethering applications from the Android marketplace. These applications allowed users to circumvent Verizon’s $20 tethering fee and turn their smartphones into Wi-Fi hot spots. By blocking those applications, Verizon violated a Net Neutrality pledge it made to the FCC as a condition of the 2008 airwaves auction.

AT&T: In 2012, AT&T announced that it would disable the FaceTime video-calling app on its customers’ iPhones unless they subscribed to a more expensive text-and-voice plan. AT&T had one goal in mind: separating customers from more of their money by blocking alternatives to AT&T’s own products.

VERIZON: During oral arguments in Verizon v. FCC in 2013, judges asked whether the phone giant would favor some preferred services, content or sites over others if the court overruled the agency’s existing open internet rules. Verizon counsel Helgi Walker had this to say: “I’m authorized to state from my client today that but for these rules we would be exploring those types of arrangements.” Walker’s admission might have gone unnoticed had she not repeated it on at least five separate occasions during arguments.

ISPs are always huge jerks.

in 2017 it's a shame that we don't have super fast cheap nets and all that stuff

edit: I removed some of my comments due to lack of reliable sources.

If net neutrality were abolished, your ISP is essentially being free to serve you only that part of reality that they agreed with, and let you think opposing viewpoints did not exist.

There's always two sides to every story, so what's your opinion on net neutrality?

( How to tell if you are being throttled by your ISP?

If you have a Netflix account, try this speed test: https://fast.com/. If you find it super low compared to what you think you should be getting, you may complain to your ISP. If that doesn't help, and switching providers is not an option, the easiest solution is to connect through a VPN.

This forum may help; /sub/netflixviavpn.)

yeah because moving to another country just for internet is so reasonable

Current Dilemma

Current Dilemma

if this isn't the truth...

Me as an adult: I have a job, still can't afford a gaming pc

Me as a teen "I have a decent gaming PC but I have strict parents"

as painful as it is



With the ancient god Ra(m) protecting it.


i feel death inside of me

Idk it looks like Ra(m) left quite a while ago

worst part is outside of this sub you'd probably find someone claiming to be a historian explaining the "history" of this particular city ... is that a socket 370 board?

Man, gaming routers sure are weird...

Man, gaming routers sure are weird...

Carl spent 5 years studying product design,he was great! He got a job at a major electronics company, where the first words that he heard were:

"Yeah..just make a lot of sharp edges so it looks aggressive, and paint it black and red"

I vote for The Bug.

Cough cough MSI cough cough

It's a router that costs more because of marketing.

My friend is building his first PC...

My friend is building his first PC...

Now ask him to Skype during the build process so you can "walk him through it".

It's important to be erect. Your penis will discharge extra static into the air.

I personally use a tinfoil hat to keep the globalists from stealing my IP during the build process

I actually did build mine naked. Every floor in my house is carpeted and I wasn't going to have any shred of risk when building my first rig.

Made this 80s neon style wallpaper, thought I'd share it.

Made this 80s neon style wallpaper, thought I'd share it.
anybody else thinking what i'm thinking?


anybody with better MS Paint skills than me wanna try it?

anybody else thinking what i'm thinking?

anybody with better MS Paint skills than me wanna try it?

Is this any better ? I won't blame you if you say no.

I won't blame you if you say no.

it's great to see a ton of /sub/outrun in sub lately

Try one of these subthreads