Haven't ordered for four YEARS. not Reasons.
Haven't ordered from Newegg for four reasons. My last order also ended with a chargeback. I had ordered RAM, and worked in a 9-story building with many other companies. RAM was marked delivered but it didn't come to me. I checked with numerous other people, trying to track down if it'd been wrongly delivered to someone else and no one confessed to seeing it. (And it was a semi common problem; people tended to be honest.) So I turned to customer support and they said I'd waited too long, and there was nothing they could do. It'd been about three days. Explained the trying to check from my end and it changed nothing. A couple days longer and I filed a charge back. A couple days later it appeared- whether a delivery error or they mailed another, I do not know, but I cancelled the chargeback and haven't ordered from them again since.
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I picked Cuba, because, what with their meager resources, it's validation of mattering. It'd almost be an honor to be monitored by them. Plus, you know, interrogations on the Caribbean beach. I'm sure that it's JUST like that.
I would love to spend my money there. But with vendor lock-in, they won't sell books in the format I want. So what I would like to buy from them is knowledge. But they won't sell it, they give it away.
So I can buy Amazon Kindle books there, then?
Guess it is the business model.
I'm firmly in camp ebook. Let's disclose that up front.
Book stores should charge cover. The experience of browsing in a book store is much better than browsing Amazon's web site. The tablet kindle store is better but it still doesn't compare to browsing on a shelf, reading a page on a whim. So when it's time to find something new to read, I'll go spend an hour in Barnes & Noble and make a list of a dozen books. I'll probably buy a coffee while there, but otherwise B&N is making nothing off me.
That's not fair to them, but that is how their business is structured. I fear bookstores collapsing. I preferred Borders and was disappointed when it went under. Don't want that to happen to B&N. But what answer is there? There are only a handful of reference-type paper books I would buy. Might get a calendar once a year. Couple presents. But Amazon gets most of my book dollars. That's just sad reality.
So, I say, charge me cover. Heck, charge everybody cover. $2 to come in. If you buy a book, offer a $2 discount. The bookstore is suddenly less disadvantaged then previously. If you are a paper book buyer, you're not disadvantaged. If you really are a paper book buyer and are simply browsing, suddenly, you're the party suffering. But you're incidental to this- if bookstores are in trouble, you're going to lose them eventually. So you have the heavy burden of paying a couple dollars, or you can browse at a library instead.
The small bookstores TFA discusses aren't necessarily the same as B&N - but that's the problem. They have even less to offer. Stocking Kindles may not be the answer, but they're getting squeezed by both Amazon and B&N. They need to find a niche compatible with their clients to survive.
I further argue with the basic right of bicyclists to use the road. A bicycle isn't high-speed like a car, and they aren't a pedestrian. They're dangerous to both. Therefore they really don't belong on roads or sidewalks. Where bicycles fit in is with the same class as Equestrians. Horses don't go trotting down the road, and neither should bikes.
They're not indented very far and that makes working out a comment's descendants take some work. Most of the value of slashdot compard to any other aggregation site is the discussion so I'm leary of any change which would lessen this sites commenting.
Now, just about any OTHER site in the world taking comments is a different story!
Speaking as a Diabetic- yes I do.
I wear an infusion pump already. And a continuous monitor. They're plastic screens and buttons I clip to my belt. They have to be easily accessible because there is so much variance day-to-day.
Having everything talk via ANT or BT or something. Having one controller for it all. It'd be wonderful. I think your point is that it's too dangerous to put all that burden on a single piece of commodity hardware. And that's a valid point, in theory. But in reality, if I can replace the pump UI and CGM UI with a phone **that I'm already carrying** I end up with a whole lot fewer widgets to keep track of. Also, by virtue of commoditization, I could replace the software stack infinitely easier than a purpose-built controller, Dangerous? Sure. But understand the position we're in now:
- Taking too much insulin is deadly.
- It's easy to take too much insulin.
- Since 2009, pumps and CGMs have been available in much of the world which automatically stop delivering insulin when your blood sugar is low.
- The FDA has not allowed this technology in the United States.
I don't care if it's dangerous or voids the warranty or puts the FDA boogey-man on me. If a development like this occurs in the future and the FDA impedes it, I would like the opportunity to get it. Running on an open stack, even a quasi-open stack, is the only viable way for that to happen. And for today, smartphones are the best way to make that happen.
Yes, I missed the joke. Fail.
This exists. Dell XPS 18. http://www.dell.com/us/eep/p/xps-18-1810/pd
Yup. Wasn't until getting into comments that I even remembered this Mega existing.
The SSID is the DDNS host that resolves back to its own IP. It's prefaced by the operating frequency, so
2.4 dot blah dot dyndns dot com - WPA
5.0 dot blah dot dyndns dot com - WPA
guest dot blah dot dyndns dot com - VLANed off with an English-language passphrase
Omnigraffle. Far and away the best app I've used for flowcharting on any platform. Its autolayout blows Visio out of the water. It's outline view is great. Different people will have different uses for Visio, but for everything I need, Omnigraffle is loads better.