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California says AT&T can't shut down copper DSL network
  • Honestly, it might be worth doing a cost-benefit analysis as to what kind of finds they might get if they just said fuck you and did it anyway. The price of fixed wireless is much lower since you just have to run the fiber to a tower and make sure that that tower has backup power.

  • anyone had luck with these fly-by night cell carriers?
  • I use the T-Mobile Connect prepaid plan now, but I've heard very good things about Mint Mobile and for a long time I used Ting Mobile before it was bought by Dish Network.

    Edit: btw i run a community [email protected] If anyone has any interesting topics.

  • Microsoft really wants Local accounts gone after it erases its guide on how to create them
  • I didn't say it didn't support network accounts, but you have to have a local account set up to sign into those network accounts. You can set up your computer fully without being connected to the internet and it won't give you grief about it.

  • USA: The financial meltdown is beginning.
  • This may be as big as this particular issue gets, sure. But we had bank failures last year, which resulted in nobody losing access to their money for any period of time. Then this year, we've had 3% of people lose access to their money for two weeks. What will it be next? From what I understand there are 61 or 63 banks on the FDIC's list of problem banks which is a very good indication that they are likely to fail.

  • USA: The financial meltdown is beginning.
  • For now, yes. Last year, it was tech. This year, it's fintech, which is still tech. And we've got the looming tsunami wave of commercial office space on the horizon, too. Last year, nobody had any issues getting their money. This time, 2.9% of people did. What will it be next time?

  • USA: The financial meltdown is beginning.
  • Silicon Valley Bank was bailed out entirely by the FDIC. And so there were no liquidity issues. 2.9% of real people have been able to not access their money this time. That did not occur last time.

  • Does MATRIX recipients know my IP?
  • If you self-host, it's better, but it's still not great. The people would then know the IP address of your server that you were hosting it on, so you'd have to make sure it was a VPS and not done from home.

  • Personal Finance @lemmy.ml shortwavesurfer @monero.town

    USA: The financial meltdown is beginning.

    www.nbcnews.com The collapse of a fintech firm with 10 million users has left many Americans without access to their money

    A court dispute has ensnared potentially millions of Americans, leaving them without access to their money for nearly two weeks.

    The collapse of a fintech firm with 10 million users has left many Americans without access to their money

    They are keeping this quiet, but this affects 2.9% of US bank customers.

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    I have an online business. How f*cked am I ?
  • Accept Monero and you will get free advertisement because the Monero community very much cares about businesses that accept Monero and will drive traffic to you. Also, the Monero community is extremely aligned with privacy.

  • www.tmonews.com Hacker Claims Responsibility for Hacking T-Mobile This Month

    A threat actor is claiming to have hacked T-Mobile and is offering the stolen data for sale. In response to this, the Un-carrier said that its systems “have not been compromised.” The wireless carrier sent a statement to Bleeping Computer and shared that they are “actively investigating a claim of a...

    Hacker Claims Responsibility for Hacking T-Mobile This Month
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    www.tmonews.com T-Mobile’s Home Internet Address Verification Back on Track

    Back in April, T-Mobile planned to rollout its Home Internet address verification in May. But at the last minute, they postponed it to a later date. Unfortunately, the Un-carrier has finally decided on a date when to rollout address verification for Home Internet service.  Now that the Away plan has...

    T-Mobile’s Home Internet Address Verification Back on Track
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    www.tmonews.com Report: T-Mobile Has an Upcoming Change on EIP Bill Credits Policy

    T-Mobile’s latest move is sure to gain negative attention from its avid subscribers. And for many, this just might be the final nail in the coffin to entice them to switch to another carrier.  As spotted in an internal document obtained by The Mobile Report, the Un-carrier is preparing to change its...

    Report: T-Mobile Has an Upcoming Change on EIP Bill Credits Policy
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    How much is privacy actually worth?

    I can't seem to find an actual currency estimate of how much privacy is actually worth. I see a ton of articles talking about why privacy should be worth more to people or what people would pay for privacy services or how much people would sell their privacy for, but I don't see anything that gives a value for the privacy industrial complex, so to speak. Like if you take every company and non-profit and everything else and throw it all together, how much is the privacy industry actually worth?

    Edit: It's worth at least $2.8 billion US dollars because that is the market cap on average of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero.

    Edit 2: If you put Monero, Zcash, and Dash together, you come up with $3.4 billion US dollars.

    Edit 3: All the above plus Signal, Proton and EFF bring it up to 3.5 billion.

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    Monero mentioned in the news

    "That’s why, while almost no one pays for coffee with bitcoin, many use the privacy coin monero (XMR) to buy this or that"

    https://www.coindesk.com/opinion/2024/06/14/mass-adoption-would-ruin-crypto-keep-it-a-niche/

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    T-Mobile Selected by U.S. Navy for $2.67 Billion 10-year Contract

    www.t-mobile.com T-Mobile Selected by U.S. Navy for $2.67 Billion 10-year Contract - T-Mobile Newsroom

    T-Mobile announced that it was chosen as a wireless solutions provider by the U.S. Department of the Navy as part of the $2.67 billion Spiral 4 contract.

    T-Mobile Selected by U.S. Navy for $2.67 Billion 10-year Contract - T-Mobile Newsroom
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    www.phonearena.com T-Mobile tries to convince customer to drop price hike-related FCC complaint, fails spectacularly

    At least one customer unhappy with T-Mobile's recent price hikes has taken his frustration to the FCC, and despite the carrier's "respectful request", said customer seems to have no intention to "close" their complaint.

    T-Mobile tries to convince customer to drop price hike-related FCC complaint, fails spectacularly
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    Did startup Flow Computing just make CPUs 100x faster?

    cross-posted from: https://social.hai.haus/objects/ed94b6d5-d8c9-4788-8909-6688c5fdc4ac

    > @[email protected] Did startup Flow Computing just make CPUs 100x faster? > > https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/11/24176304/flow-computing-startup-parallel-processing-accelerator

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    www.tmonews.com T-Mobile: Hosting Q2 2024 Earnings Call in July

    T-Mobile will be hosting its second quarter 2024 financial and operational results next month. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 8:00 am EDT. If you are interested in joining the event, you can tune into the webcast around that time. During the virtual event, there will be a l...

    T-Mobile: Hosting Q2 2024 Earnings Call in July
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    My thoughts on Tortured Poets Department.

    So it seems to me that things like tortured poets department and midnight have been more mellow than her previous albums such as 1989 and reputation. Personally, I don't like them as well. They are still good. There's no question about that, but I prefer the more upbeat style she used in reputation, especially.

    Edit: Pretty sure my favorite song from Tortured Poets Department is probably "Down Bad".

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    We shouldn't have to work 40 hours a week to afford a basic life. We do because our currency is constantly losing value. This is by design.

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/16569040

    > There's a lot of talk about inflation and its causes. Is it corporate greed? Supply chain issues? One clear base cause of inflation less talked about is having an inflationary currency supply. Any other inflation caused by supply chain issues, corporate greed, lack of market competition, etc is just added on top of that. Fiat inflationary currency is a rather new invention in terms of the human timeline. In the US, Nixon is the start of it. Central banks aim for 2-3% inflation in "good years". The money supply expands, the portion of that supply a single dollar represents, and therefore its value, decreases. This isn't a conspiracy, it's government policy, and both parties gleefully support it because it benefits their rich donors. > > Think of it: in the last 50 years, everything has gotten cheaper to produce thanks to increasing mechanization, outsourcing to cheap labor/low regulation countries, and extremely efficient supply chains. Yet so many things "cost more" than they did 50 years ago. Even basics like bread. What used to be 5c in the US in the 50s now costs $5.00. How is that the case? Shouldn't it cost less? Where is that "extra efficiency" going if not to lower prices? The answer: bread is the same value it's always been, the money has gotten less valuable. This is how they keep working class people running on a treadmill, never able to achieve economic mobility. > > Inflationary currency devalues the currency you worked hard to earn by increasing the supply. It hits the middle class the worst because they have more of their net wealth in cash, often in the form of emergency funds, savings, and putting together enough money for a down payment on a home. Rich people have their money in assets which aren't harmed by currency inflation. Actually, even worse, it inflates the value of those assets! If the dollar loses value (all other things being equal), it takes more dollar to buy a share in Amazon, just like it takes more dollars to buy a loaf of bread. Poor people live hand to mouth, so their net wealth is not impacted much, but inflationary currency prevents them from saving and "moving up". If you want to identify the causes of increasing wealth disparity, the inability of people to save money and theft of value from the middle class via money supply expansion is a major one. >

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    www.tmonews.com Google Messages Will Soon Accept 911 Texts via RCS

    Good news for those who prefer to send text messages over making calls. Google will soon allow 911 texts via RCS on Google Messages.  As of this writing, only half of emergency dispatch centers in the country accept 911 alerts via SMS. By allowing these areas to accept 911 texts via RCS, features li...

    Google Messages Will Soon Accept 911 Texts via RCS

    This isn't directly t-mobile related, but it is more of an adjacent area. But still good information to have.

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    [MEGATHREAD] Speedtests Jun 2024

    Welcome to this month's speedtest megathread. Yep, you heard that right, it's time to show off your speeds.

    Format

    Location (city, state), Downlink, Uplink, Device, Notes. An example would look like this: "Minneapolis, MN, 554 down, 31 up, Google Pixel 7a, taken in downtown".

    Rules

    1. No screenshots. They take up valuable server space, require more bandwidth, and are not accessible to screen reader users.
    2. If you live in a small town or rural area please fudge your location a little. As an example if i lived in Olive Hill, Ky (population 1580) I might use Grayson, Ky (population 3834) instead.
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    Personal Finance @lemmy.ml shortwavesurfer @monero.town

    Inflation is higher than they would like you to believe.

    The US government is telling everybody that inflation is 3.4% per year. That is not correct. Try 14.2% and that's about right. Source : gold/usd 1 year simple moving average.

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    monero.com has lost weight

    I just noticed that the last couple of versions of the Monero.com wallet have lost like 130 megabytes of weight. Maybe it decided to lay off on the Cake.

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