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Comment: Re:Why not? (Score 1) 236

by RobertLTux (#46734133) Attached to: GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

well lets see

Your Dean of Medicine should know better than to let you be out of contact like that
You should know how to train your minions on how to keep the patient alive long enough to allow for a delay
You also should really cut down to less than a bottle of Vicodin a day.

besides you already have an easier way of getting in contact (your PHONE/PAGER)

Comment: Re:Entitlements vs. consumables (Score 1) 181

by RobertLTux (#46714557) Attached to: Do Free-To-Play Games Get a Fair Shake?

To give an examples
Jurassic Park Builder has
1 a DNA research bit that flat FAILS about 40% of the time (and you have to pay 10 to 30K per try)
2 hatch times measured in DAYS
3 has recently added one of those 'get points to get "lottery tickets"' things

Dragons World has
1 a rolling set of "Buy Resource Pack and get special dragons" thing (at US$25 US$50 and US$100)
2 an rare system that about requires you to buy gems to get the best dragons
3 Wait times measured in DAYS

Dragon City has
1 a bunch of "social building" things that have you ask friends to help you with the build process.

Anybody wanna make one of these things thats actually FAIR??

my address is on the google commercial mail server if you want to find me on FB

Comment: Re:Stealing? (Score 1) 197

by RobertLTux (#46537601) Attached to: Ex-Microsoft Employee Arrested For Leaking Windows 8

the difference is minor and trivial.

lets say i stole your laptop then jumped on a motorcycle and sped off later i hit something and pancake on the street your (former) laptop stays with the bike and gets blown up with the bike. Im not going to get arrested for destroying your laptop im going to get arrested for STEALING your laptop (assuming i do not spend the next couple days bleeding out).

Comment: a few suggestions (Score 2) 114

by RobertLTux (#46493605) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Management Interface On an IT Appliance?

1 have a Quick Setup page with the most common settings all in one shot
2 Don't have "mystery magic" type settings (hint have a WIFI ON button not spread the ON function across 3 different settings that seem unrelated)
3 have a CLI "rail" so that CLI monkeys can bash the keys when they want to (but have something in the manual where it says
" to enable the SpeedConfig (TM) rail input %^73gH and the products serial number as your first command [this will be a permanent setting]")
4 put how to get to the admin console on a sticker on the item
5 do not assume that the person is using a laptop with 1024X768 res (hint there are things called netbooks running about and you also have smartphones)

Comment: Re:No place for 'almost', 'not quite' and 'nearly' (Score 1) 423

by RobertLTux (#46401251) Attached to: RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

what they need to do is hire SALES SUPPORT folks (aka non-com folks that are paid to know PARTS).

I know for a fact that a Million+ store can get a 30% boost in sales just by having a skilled Sales Support guy.

(oh and btw im halfway through a CET cert and have a decent background in AC/DC electronics Semi kicked me in the nodes but...)

In some of this stuff you want to be able to tell a youngling "Rush This You Should Not, Hard You should study or risk Magic Smoke"

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