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Comment: Re:Not a huge surprise (Score 1) 194

by FrozenGeek (#49362829) Attached to: Best Buy Kills Off Future Shop
Yep, the nearest pair of Best Buy/FutureShop to me here in Winnipeg actually shared a parking lot. Never understood why both were kept open, unless it was a regulatory requirement of the merger. Knowing that they were owned by the same parent company, I shopped more at Best Buy than FutureShop because Best Buy sales reps were not on commission while FutureShop sales reps were (and, as a result, tended to be very pushy).

Comment: If that's the (Score 1) 515

by FrozenGeek (#49331583) Attached to: A Bechdel Test For Programmers?
most important thing the CTO of a tech company finds to consider, I think the tech company has a problem. I want well-written, well-tested code. I really don't care about the DNA of the person (people) who wrote said code. Now that I think about it, most of the code I've encountered in my life has been modified by multiple people before I ever got to it. How do I tell the gender of the person who wrote the function, particularly if the function has been modified by several people? And how can I even check their gender if all that is associated with an update is a userid? Perhaps the "T" in CTO stands for "Twaddle"?

Comment: Re:We could put on pressure (Score 1) 140

by FrozenGeek (#49272147) Attached to: How Police Fight To Keep Use of Stingrays Secret

"Phone calls" are remnants of the old century. Stop using cellphone services and use wi-fi only.

Um, that might work if you never leave the city. Some of us like to actually leave the city and go places where there might possibly be a cellphone signal, but there definitely ain't no wi-fi. Actually, my last real vacation was sufficiently out there that there wasn't hardly any radio, much less cellphone or internet. Surprised how little I missed it all.

Comment: We could put on pressure (Score 1) 140

by FrozenGeek (#49272087) Attached to: How Police Fight To Keep Use of Stingrays Secret
Pick one cellular provider. Give them one month to tell the cops to get bent. If they don't do so, every customer (well, all the customers we can get to do so) switches to another provider. Or, if that's too drastic, a warning shot: no cell-phone week. We all leave our cell phones at home, turned off, with the threat to cancel service if Stingrays don't become extinct.

Comment: Re:Not necessarily (Score 1) 400

You can potentially print things like toothbrushes, etc, but you cannot print food. Nor can you print gasoline or diesel fuel or ... I doubt this will significantly reduce shipping (it could potentially increase it - if printing stuff is cheap enough, the amount of raw material for printers might exceed the the shipping requirements of the finished goods it replaces).

"Pull the trigger and you're garbage." -- Lady Blue