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Comment: Re:Shut it down (Score 1) 219

I can get to one hand only in the Europe: the Portuguese, the Spanish, the British, the Dutch and the Italians. I'm not as well versed in the history of other parts of the world, but I'm pretty sure that between Asia, Africa, and native populations of the Americas, you'll probably reach some multiple of that number.

Comment: Not going back (Score 4, Informative) 175

by JohnnyBGod (#42652335) Attached to: PayPal Preparing To Address Frozen Funds Policy

Honestly, I've given up on Paypal. Back in 2009, I've had my account frozen due to using many credit cards. Since I didn't have a job, I (thought I) couldn't get an actual credit card, and used a service in my country that generates temporary credit card numbers, valid for a month and with a set credit limit*. Well, Paypal didn't like that I used more than (IIRC) 15 credit cards in X time, so they blocked my account. I've since learned that Paypal e-mail support is where messages go to die, and, through site revisions, has become almost impossible to find. So, to resolve my problem, I had to call an Irish number, where this lady basically told me "No credit card, no dice". So then silly me goes and gets an actual credit card and calls again. "Looks good. It should be OK, now" - someone else says. It isn't. The next call: "OK, reset the password from your main computer". a) My main computer was a laptop which died in the middle of this process, and I've told them this, and b) What's the point of being on the web if you're requiring people to do something from a set computer? I've reset the password and the account is still blocked, so I've given up. Luckily, I only lost a little money in this process, but I've been finding that living without PayPal is easier than I thought.

* For the curious, https://www.mbnet.pt/

Comment: Re:It's not broken. (Score 1) 1154

by JohnnyBGod (#41338247) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Would You Fix the Linux Desktop?

A thousand times this. Installing Windows on generic hardware is, in fact, _harder_ than installing Linux. You know every other bit of hardware you have in your system? Sorry, you've got to go get a specific driver for it, because the generic sucks so hard it makes it almost, if not entirely, unusable.

Comment: Re:LTE? How about Android and IPhone (Score 3, Insightful) 299

by JohnnyBGod (#40613865) Attached to: RIM CEO On What Went Wrong

Do you think he doesn't know that? This is politics. So you're the CEO of a company. Are you really going to come out to your shareholders and say "We're in the shit 'cause our competitors have done better? We'll one-up up them now! Promise!" Of course not! This raises nasty questions like "Well, why didn't you do better before it was a problem?" or "Oh yeah? And how are you going to do that?", questions which either aren't productive or can't be answered without showing your cards to your competition. No... instead, you make up some silly excuse that sounds plausible to anyone who isn't in the know.

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