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Comment: Re:On the other hand... (Score 1) 700

by JustSomeProgrammer (#48215541) Attached to: FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.
To be honest... if I went in for that oil change and had to walk home because my car was no longer working... I'd feel pretty pissed off. If I found out the reason it wouldn't run anymore was because the dealership actually did something to make it not work instead of telling me I have some shoddy work on my car I would be pretty pissed off at the dealership specifically too.

Comment: Re:Hold on a minute (Score 1) 198

by JustSomeProgrammer (#48197101) Attached to: Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries
I have a 1 bedroom in Manhattan which when my brother walked in he laughed about how small it is, but honestly it isn't a bad size. I pay $2600 a month. Food is roughly 2x as much here as it is back home in Pittsburgh as well. True Home Depot's prices aren't that different, but I don't shop every month for Home Depot stuff. Food and rent I do. Now don't get me wrong. I'm not bitching. I'm just pointing out that there are markets that are much higher cost of living than you expect. And driving into New York City is a bit difficult to say the least.

Comment: Re:Wow, I'm amazed... not. (Score 1) 121

I actually lived in a new apartment building for a while. I moved in on the first day it was available to move in. They actually wired the apartments specifically for internet. Fiber to each apartment, nice switch panel that allowed a router in one room to provide internet to the entire apt etc. It was pretty nice. I moved... mostly because it was in New Jersey and living in Manhattan is so much cooler.

Comment: Re:Competition? (Score 1) 567

by JustSomeProgrammer (#40103867) Attached to: New Music Boss, Worse Than Old Music Boss
Just to throw a couple contrary examples out there

I heard on a radio interview with someone from Blink-182 that they originally thought "Adam's Song" was a bad song and were surprised it ended up being a #2 on the US Modern Rock Charts. In an environment were you only get to release "hits" it probably wouldn't have been released.

I personally like every song on "Let it Ride" by Mighty Mighty Bosstones, my favorite song on that disk is also not even one that got a video or I have ever heard played in another other place.

Not every non-hit song is crap. And variety is good. Even if you don't love every song on a disk by an artist you like, you probably do like one or two that never would have made it onto the radio. I'm kindof sad the venue to try out songs you aren't as comfortable with is sortof going away. I feel like I'm going to miss out on alot of music I might have enjoyed.

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