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Comment: Re:People are great at ignoring labour (Score 1) 288

by Handover Phist (#46803085) Attached to: $42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

There are plenty of talented people willing to put time into labour and support. There are a ton of people working for free in their spare time outside of their full time time jobs doing stuff that counts. Designers design when their not at work. Carpenters shape wood into what they or someone else wants when they're on free time. There is a market outside of money where talented folks just help each other out. They do it for fun or for a favor returned. It's a part of "all that jazz".

Comment: Re:informal poll (Score 1) 641

by Handover Phist (#46661681) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Wait, that's not quite right. The family likes to watch their flickershows so I installed an EXT3 driver for Windows and set up the XBox as a Windows Media Center extender to stream stuff to the TV. We gave up on cable TV a bit over a decade ago. From what I've seen at work on lunch breaks, that was the decision to go with.

Comment: Re:Wow. (Score 2) 1008

by Handover Phist (#36422062) Attached to: Apple Store Employee Attempts To Form Union

Thank you! As a man who has taken work in a warehouse picking and packing food I appreciate that someone knows that we actually are proud of what we do. I can run servers, have owned my own business (Internet cafes are so the thing of the past) and have worked in a management position. REAL work, however, happens at the bottom. I'm in better shape than I have been since I was 23 years old, and management has me working on a morale boosting program to keep the workers as happy as possible while still getting the work done. This is a company I can work for, and respect. Hell, I'm bottom rung and they address me a Mr. {LastName}.

Wow. Good company. I'm betting Apple is close to if not in that same category. Are there any Apple guys out there that can give us insight into what it's _really_ like to work there, or would you get sued?

Comment: Re:That's just what I want them to think (Score 1) 308

by Handover Phist (#35202100) Attached to: How Your Username May Betray You

I've been using the same username for well over a decade now. I've also, in that time realized that common sense is surprisingly uncommon. I use noscript and adblock plus and erase cookies when I close my browser. I also have to do a bunch of upkeep on my spam filter. The folks who dont have the "common sense" to use these things are my bread and butter.

Some of them also make a big whackload more on their pay than I do.

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