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Comment: Previous generations (Score 1) 840

Wasn't it the previous generations that decided that replaceable parts were too expensive? I'm only 32, so I'm pretty sure that it wasn't my generation that started manufacturing everything in a way that makes it cheaper to simply replace the entire unit rather than custom ordering replacement parts...

Comment: Fuck TiVo (Score 1) 50

by DaFallus (#47578221) Attached to: Why TiVo's Founders Crashed and Burned With Qplay
I used to have a TiVo, and I loved it. Then for various reasons I had to cancel my subscription. TiVo took it upon themselves to double charge me the cancellation fee. When they refunded my money, they withheld around $10 or so and claimed it was for taxes or something.

I didn't really care about the $10, it was about the principle of the matter. If you make a mistake and double charge me, you should give me back exactly what you took by accident, including any measly taxes. Instead the person I spoke to on the phone was incredibly rude to me and as a result TiVo lost a customer for life.

Comment: Re:Here's an idea... (Score 1) 394

by DaFallus (#47255067) Attached to: Cable Boxes Are the 2nd Biggest Energy Users In Many Homes
You still didn't really address the question. Reminds me of that stupid joke where a guy says to the doctor "it hurts when I do this" and the doctor responds "then stop doing that". And congratulations on finding a way to insult Americans at the same time, it certainly doesn't make you come across as a douche...

Comment: Re:They have to take what they can get. (Score 1) 593

I'd like to see figures regarding the available labor pool. Google's workforce is 17% female. What percentage of job applicants at Google were female? Google's workforce is 1% black. What percentage of applicants were black?

Precisely. These numbers are completely meaningless without data on what percentage of applicants are female, black, white, male, etc.

Comment: Less money from tickets (Score 1) 626

by DaFallus (#47050437) Attached to: Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets
Less money from tickets mean less money for toys like tanks, drones, GPS trackers, microwave based crowd dispersion devices, etc.

It also means more cops actually doing useful things like preventing/solving crimes, directing traffic around accidents and broken lights, etc. You know, actually being a benefit to society for a change.

+ - How to fix Slashdot Beta? 17

Submitted by Forbo
Forbo writes: Since the migration to Slashdot Beta was announced, it seems all meaningful discussion has been completely disrupted with calls to boycott and protest. Rather than pull an Occupy, what can be done to focus and organize the action? What is the end goal: To revert entirely to the previous site, or to address the problems with the new site?

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