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Comment Re:This is NOT new (Score 1) 564

That is the way the ratchet shifter worked. Click up a gear or down a gear but the actual position of the shifter remained in the center. If you were a real gearhead you had the indicator functioning correctly, but if you hacked it, the way most of my greasy friends and I did it, you had to always be aware of which gear you were in, kind of like a dirt bike or older motorcycle, forget where you were and things could get messy quickly.

Comment Re:And? (Score 1) 304

Really ?? That's good to know I'll look into it. We've had them provide specific tools and in-house addons for email stuff, especially for large scale mailing list management and tools designed to manage PHB's 'distribution list' skills. A company wide reply all storm can be a killer on your mail structure and intranet in general when 2 or 3 levels of management decide to visibly 'concur' on a subject without regard to the scope of whom they are replying.

Comment Re:And? (Score 2) 304

I work for one of M$'s largest enterprise customers. We had at one time the largest M$ email implementation in the world (that may have changed) and while they will bend over backwards adding special features and such for us, and provide excellent support, I've never seen one line of source code, nor have I ever heard of anyone who has at my place of business. Not that I'm saying it doesn't or hasn't happened...

Comment Not sure ?? (Score 1) 1833

Can a commercial proprietor actually improve the culture on a site ? I doubt it. You can do some technical fixes, several of which you apparently already have a handle on, but I am convinced the crowd that hangs here is the only way to improve interaction. Implementation of any sort of restrictive rules will just drive the core further away...

Off the top of my head I'd say STOP astro-turfing lousy commercial ads pretending to be articles, but that would likely drive down the $$$ value of the site in its' new overlords eyes and thus be an unacceptable solution.

Comment Don't believe anything the TSA says (Score 1) 500

I find it hard to credit the TSA with anything. I don't believe more guns are being carried on planes, just that the TSA may have stumbled onto a few more by blind luck. Even a blind chick finds a kernel of corn now and then. That kind of statistical increase is unrealistic, more likely the TSA has finally tripped over a search procedure that works, or maybe even hire 2 or 3 competent workers which would account for the increase.

Comment Re:Perhaps... (Score 1) 352

Why would you share that link ? The point is YOU wanted a personalized experience. If am going to have to see ads, and on a lot of sites I accept that fact, I'd just as soon see ads in which I might be the slightest bit interested. I am for sure not interested in seeing ads for feminine products or other such items like I do know following my GF's use of my computer. I can honestly say I have never clicked through an ad in my lifetime, but I HAVE seen things which have compelled me to go to a site and check something out.

Comment Re:Fun Movie, Not Future Reality (Score 1) 124

If you'll read I did NOT call you an asshole, or any other sort of a name, but some resident troll certainly did. I merely stated that if you bothered my watching the movie I'd not argue but ask the theatre staff to deal with you. Personally I don't see a problem if you wanted play cards as long as it didn't distract me from the movie. As for life assistance I don't recall giving any of that either, I am hardly they proper source for that, it would be like the kettle trying to remake the pot. As for Linux distros I use a BSD as a firewall and a Ubuntu for a media server but my regular laptop I use windows 7 for directX games. I have not been all that happy with the Ubuntu though, so in the spirit of your post I'll ask you what distro YOU use. Note : I am too lazy to deal with constantly changing wine. Now onto boats, the only thing I know is they are VERY expensive to maintain, as is consistently said, a boat is a hole in the water in which to throw money. PS I think at that length it is not a boat but a ship. All said and done cheers and have a good day :)

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