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Comment: Re:If UVA and Mann have nothing to hide (Score 3, Funny) 497

Like you then, Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms Anonymous coward?

What have you got to hide then?
do you like to wear women's clothing and chop down trees? (Monty Python link deliberate)

From the
Can we see those incriminating emails that might be about something totally irrelevant but we need to see them anyway...
Department.

Comment: In other news (Score 2) 131

by RotateLeftByte (#47344625) Attached to: Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car

Sales of Chewing Gum and Duct Tape to owners of new Fords rise by 10000%

Being serious for a moment, is there really any demand from the public for this?
Is his being driven by the lawmakers who are frankly desparate to stop Drunks from getting behind the wheel?

Will the car refuse to start if the camera is obscured and the driver can't be identified?
As the Car not the driver seems to be the boss then who owns the pictures?
Who says that the pictures won't be sent to the NSA? Can you be sure.

This is not something I'd want in any car I drove.

Comment: No roaming on some networks (Score 1) 146

by RotateLeftByte (#47341673) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

My carrier '3' has a deal where calls & texts in the US come out of my UK 10GBP/Month deal.
That's right, no roaming.....

I was over there last month and it seems that you have to use the 'T-Mobile' network. This is fine in the Cities but in many areas there was only AT&T or no signal at all. I was in the Rockies so this might not be the case for other parts on the US.

This has to be the way forward for all networks. Now if only I could get rid of roaming charges in India and other countries that I visit on a regular basis
   

Comment: Re:So hang on, (Score 3, Informative) 345

by RotateLeftByte (#47279283) Attached to: Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

Nah, you should have said that

If it has a Harley logo, an awful lot of people with more $$$$$ than sense will buy it. These will be mostly middle aged (or older) men who want to do their 'Easy Rider' trip.

Yes I do ride bikes but frankly, I'd rather be pushing up dasies than be seen on a Harley. Others will have differing opinions though.

Comment: Ok then... (Score 5, Insightful) 286

If that is the case then we will invalidate all those local laws you have somehow gotten enacted to stop competition in local areas.
you know the ones that say it is illegal for the local government to give Comcast competition?
The ones that strangle startups at birth keeping your defacto monopoly.
How about a bit or 'real world' economics to sharpen your game then?
See how you like that then?

Comment: Re:As soon as possible (Score 1) 341

by RotateLeftByte (#46780767) Attached to: I expect to retire ...

Agile is called Fragile at our place.
It is anything but Agile as the edict is 'no spikes'.
Then there is all the technical debt being built up and again the edict is 'sod the documentation, deliver or else'.

I'm glad I'll be retiring in a tad over 2 years and I won't have to put up with the BS any longer but by then Agile will have been replaced by some other buzzword.

Comment: Re:Touristy places will be in for a surprise.. (Score 1) 148

It does happen and sometimes the costs can be severe.

There is a small costal village in Kent that for a while had no UK mobile coverage. Instead they were connected to a French Carrier 22+ miles away. The uproar foced at least one UK carrier to put a basestation in the village. This ruling will eliminate the charges if you happen to connect to the french carrier

I've been in Basel on the Swiss side yet my mobile insists on connecting to one of the French networks. This ruling won't stop roaming charges if your phone is registered in Switzerland.

Comment: Re:Logic (Score 1) 218

Typically it costs a lot more to 'Pay' to have your brand mentioned than it is to give away some kit for free.
That costs you only the cost price of the items and is often tax deductable as a promotional expense.
Also, in many places giving kit is not considered a bribe whereas paying $$$$$ for some placement is the opposite.

Simple really.

Comment: Re:Anti-Capitalistic (Score 1) 462

by RotateLeftByte (#46059659) Attached to: How Silicon Valley CEOs Conspired To Suppress Engineers' Wages

In the end if say Google and Apple were in a salary war the ultimate lose would be the employees.
Why?
because they would soon shift their positions to lower cost economies.

Don't price yourself out of a job. The Union in one place I worked did just that. That company is now a mere memory and the old site a supermarket.

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