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Comment Re:Rotten Tomatoes I've suspected of Payola (Score 1) 184

I think there isn't a lot of indicate of what would make something a 4 vs a 5 in a lot of cases to the point where people like something and don't want to penalize it. But, as far as I can recall, Google or Youtube (don't know who owned it when it changed) Had the same problem with their video reviews. 99% of people were only doing 1 and 5 stars (or whatever their ranking was out of). Anything that was in the middle people didn't bother to review and 2s and 4s were not used. They switched to Thumbs up/down and started getting a lot more useful data.

Comment Re:Pathetic (Score 1) 297

Why would you use robocopy like this? Instead of running the job every 5 minutes if you want to make sure it is up todate all the time, how about you schedule it to run daily with a watch command for number of files changed or time changed depending on what you want?cm

>robocopy /?

      ROBOCOPY :: Robust File Copy for Windows /MON:n :: MONitor source; run again when more than n changes seen. /MOT:m :: MOnitor source; run again in m minutes Time, if changed.

Comment Re:Bugs in Win 7 UI (Score 1) 516

I don't know where it is, but I've experienced this once. We created a file (blank txt file) and then deleted it and it was still there and then we were getting errors deleting it. We even went so far as to go to CMD and delete it, and try and use UAC to runas an administrator and it STILL wouldn't delete.

I think we logged off and on before it showed that it was gone.

Comment Re:Yeah, right (Score 1) 267

I really like this idea. It is something I currently do not do myself but when I do pass around information information I is less:

"Yeah, I heard a guy on the internet talking about X, and you won't believe what he said! Let me tell you about it..."

And more, I read this, I didn't check to see if it is right, but,
I don't know if I believe this, but I read X by some guy.

Comment Z-Wave (Score 1) 248

I don't know what he is on about. I got a TON of Z-Wave stuff from RadioShack when they decided they didn't want to carry it any more. 3-way switches, regular switches, outlet replacements, remote controls and plug in adapters. I bought a ZWave stick separately.

Now, 90% of my light switches are Z-Wave controlled. Sockets in the wall that previously had no way to control except for going over and pulling the string on the lamp I have a handy remote for. I can walk into a room and press the light switch, if I leave without turning it off I don't have to get up (remote control). I have the bedside light turn on every workday to get me up as an alarm. I can control my lights through the internet if need be (rare, geek cred only). I use it to turn on my Slow Cooker so it cooks for 8 hours on low, if I get delayed at work I just change the turn on time. I'm still working on connecting IFTTT to send me an email which I parse as it comes in when I enter an area so it turns on the porch light if it is dark outside when I come home, but that is more a time issue than anything else. I also use it to turn on a fan when I am on my bicycle trainer so it isn't on when i'm warming up and I don't have to stop once I do. It works well enough that I didn't even have to give my girlfriend any explanation, she pressed the buttons , saw what lights came on, and done.

Comment Re:Astonishing amount to win. He'd better run n hi (Score 1) 308

I didn't read the article either but doesn't this kind of imply that there was more than one player because it was poker? So assuming 5 people, 4 getting fleeced and 8 hands. thats 4*8 so 32 million, or 1 mil per person per hand. Not 4 mil per hand? Not that 1 mil isn't a lot of fucking money to lose of course. Just checking the facts.

Comment Tracphone (Score 1) 246

I just switched from Verizon to Tracphone. They have agreements with all of the providers so they use the same coverage or better as Verizon. When hurricane Sandy came through I didn't have a single issue making any calls.

I bought a phone from them that gives you triple minutes, and then bought the largest block of minutes they had (1500 @ $200) so I have 4500 minutes, text messages are 0.3 per message (MMS is charged differently).

Also, I got the Samsung S390G, I don't think I would recommend that as a good phone. It has various user interface issues, including the space bar, when pressed in the middle automatically adding a period. And a limit of 200 texts on the phone before you have to start deleting them, and no way to archive them off the phone unless you want to move them to the sim card 30 at a time.

Comment Hopeful (Score 1) 46

Well, I personally am looking forward to this. I hope it comes out for the 360. I currently have one with Kinect sitting completely unused. However, if it worked with Skype I could contact my brother and his kid on a much larger screen. (Clearly he doesn't have an XBOX)

"I've finally learned what `upward compatible' means. It means we get to keep all our old mistakes." -- Dennie van Tassel