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inkstainedwretch
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inkstainedwretch,
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2/10/2016 | 11:45:38 AM
Re: Vandalism
5G will have far more satisfying data rates, but it will still be a pay account, and the wireless companies love usage billing. As long as that's the case AND wifi continues to be unmetered, wifi should probably persist. There might be some other factors I'm not thinking of right now that might serve to kill wifi...  

-- Brian Santo
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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2/10/2016 | 10:47:57 AM
Re: Vandalism
Phone booths lasted most of a century (I don't mean individual phone booths of course -- I mean the institution of having them on the streets). These kiosks should be fine. They'll probably only be needed a decade or so until 5G becomes ubiquitous enough to make WiFi unnecessary. 

Which reminds me of this. I really did have to think for a moment to remember what it could be. 
inkstainedwretch
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inkstainedwretch,
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2/9/2016 | 7:46:55 PM
Re: Vandalism
The notion occurred to me. The casings will of course get graffiti and stickers. But what can be broken? If anyone really, really needs to vandalize the tablets -- which is inevitable -- well, the basic models are dirt cheap. You know people will mess with the ports, but you can eventually swap in cordless charging. As long as they make them out of something that can withstand getting whacked with a baseball bat, they should be mostly fine.
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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2/9/2016 | 5:00:59 PM
Vandalism
The booths must be made of battleship steel and neutronium to deter vandalism. 


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