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Comment: Make it more like UPS/FedEX (Score 0) 398

by DeAxes (#36047014) Attached to: Tech Experts Look To Help Save the Postal Service
Just make it more like FedEx and UPS - Instant Tracking where you can see what city its in, at every point of the way (updated every few hours). Then get every mail-order company to offer it (amazon, newegg, etc) Other options include having a new class of mail cost for companies like Netflix and GameFly, where they charge a laddering fee per amount of mail (1000 letter, 3000 letters, etc) - may already be in place as I dk much about these things. Force those companies (netflix/gamefly) to redesign the mailers for their machines/redesign the machines for their mailers. (reduce overhead while charging fees in the meantime) They need to either reduce overhead or increase revenue. They've been focused on reducing overhead, I think they need to focus more on increasing revenue - branch out into other areas in the mail services field.
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Lack of Manpower May Kill VLC For Mac 398

Posted by timothy
from the vlc-generally-rocks dept.
plasmacutter writes "The Video Lan dev team has recently come forward with a notice that the number of active developers for the project's MacOS X releases has dropped to zero, prompting a halt in the release schedule. There is now a disturbing possibility that support for Mac will be dropped as of 1.1.0. As the most versatile and user-friendly solution for bridging the video compatibility gap between OS X and windows, this will be a terrible loss for the Mac community. There is still hope, however, if the right volunteers come forward."

Comment: No Big Deal (Score 0) 236

by DeAxes (#27118957) Attached to: Verizon Wants To Share Your Personal Information
I don't see what the fuss is about. As a student at a business school, I understand the lingo. Basically, they want to share customer info with parent companies and other subsidiaries of the parent companies. In this case, Verizon Wireless is a subsidiary (separate company owned and operated by parent company)of Verizon. They want to give info to other Verizon companies, such as their home phone company/division and their DSL division. This will help with tech support big time. Worst that will happen is some guy trying to sell Verizon long distance plans with your Wireless service. I don't see the big deal.

Comment: Re:STILL can't use "Watch It Now" on Netflix!! (Score 0) 346

by DeAxes (#26839895) Attached to: Moonlight 1.0 Brings Silverlight Content To Linux
It has nothing to do with ActiveX anymore (if your using the Silverlight player) Netflix uses Silverlight 2.0. This announces that they completed Moonlight 1.0 (Silverlight 1.0 spec). Currently, Moonlight 2.0 (Silverlight 2.0 spec) is in pre-alpha and is slated to be finished in September 09.

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