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Comment: Re:In otherwards (Score 3, Insightful) 664

by Psyborgue (#46142669) Attached to: Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash
You're missing the point. A business that did this would be at a disadvantage because of the dissatisfied employees (especially competent ones) who would go elsewhere. The usual counter argument is that if everybody does it, then there is no "freedom", but of course this ignores the fact that the one business that didn't do this would have a massive advantage. Happy workers are productive workers. So yes, the market sorts it out here too.

Yeah, sure, there might be situations where entire low skilled sectors of work did this sort of thing (like with fast food drug testing), but at the same time, that simply provides an incentive to better one's self and maybe go back to college. Plenty of people do it. It's not always easy but if people work at it, it's almost always possible.

Comment: Re:Until you experience the speed ... (Score 1) 338

by Psyborgue (#46065723) Attached to: Google Fiber Launches In Provo — and Here's What It Feels Like
Here in France, a provider called "Free" provides gigabit ftth. They also give you a static IP. Their network is also native IPv6. They don't care how you use your bandwith either. Their "box" has a built in seedbox and plenty of ports for external drives (both esata and USB). They don't throttle and they have a history of ignoring the French three strikes law as well. The only issue is they have a peering disagreement with Google so you can't even watch youtube with all that speed at peak hours.

Comment: Re:See a psychologist. (Score 1) 384

by Psyborgue (#45956233) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Can I Improve My Memory For Study?
+5 . I was gonna say just this. It could also be something neurological. It could be psychological. It could be diet. It could be sleep patterns. It could be all sorts of things, none of which slashdot is qualified to diagnose. It's like asking for legal advice here. Stupid fucking idea. Myabe don't see a shrink first, but if the physical gets ruled out, then it's always a good idea to look towards the psychological.

Comment: Re: This is the problem with religious people. (Score 1) 903

by Psyborgue (#45854151) Attached to: US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate
To be fair, the Vatican generates an enormous amount of revenue from tourism. If they simply sold it, they wouldn't be generating that constant revenue, which could in theory be used to help the poor (and it sometimes is). I'm hardly a fan of the church and their policies, but if the goal is to give as much money to the poor as possible, the best way to do that is by keeping the Vatican.

Comment: Re: Why aim for shrinking Market share. (Score 1) 381

by Psyborgue (#44957349) Attached to: Microsoft Takes Another Stab At Tablets, Unveils Surface 2, Surface 2 Pro
Yeah. You can identify as a desktop, but that means it wouldn't affect the tablet metric at all (while it might skew the desktop browser metric). Some other browser like Dolphin let you identify as an iPad or iPhone, which IMO is far more useful since many sites assume wrongly that android supports flash. iPads and iPhones tend to get served pure html5 video. This is a global setting in Dolphin, not a per-page thing. Now that would affect the tablet market measurements, but comparatively few people use that browser (or one like it) and even fewer use that option.

Comment: Re:FUCK OFF (Score 1) 729

by Psyborgue (#44935955) Attached to: Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long
Well. I'm on the latest stable release. It has something very similar to "mission control" where you get your virtual desktops, windows "exposé"-style, and your dock all on one screen. It also has something similar to the notifications center on the bottom. Personally I like it. One hot corner and I get an overview of everything, which is what "mission control" was designed to do. It's search function (on the same screen) is also very similar in form to the iPad's universal search. It's function is similar as well.

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