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Comment I work at a webhosting company (Score 1) 222

All the software I use on my desktop is opensource and nearly all of our servers are open source. Of course our billing system and helpdesk systems are home grown and proprietary. When I hired in, I was given the choice of what tools I wanted to use for my desktop, and it just so happened that I chose an open source solution because it makings logging into a server really easy.

Comment Re:It's a never ending infowar (Score 1) 126

You are what the slack-jawed, glassy-eyed workers refer to as a "dick." They don't give a shit about your privacy or listening to you lecture them about the evils of using a shopper's card. Quite frankly they want you away from them as quickly as possible. In fact, you're wasting time, you see, from the moment they scan that first item to the time you cash out, they're being timed and if they get dick after dick after dick, store management holds them accountable. You really don't wanna use the card fine, no problem, just pay full price and get the fuck out.

Comment Re:Lossless Files (Score 5, Funny) 393

More to the point, I listen to my music in my car piped over the interwebs through my phone through my bluetooth through my car's stereo to 105.1 on the dial. I don't really give a rat's ass about "lossy," I care about whether the tune rocks, or whether my kids want to hear a particular song off teh server (subsonic, ftw). I suppose if I were sitting in a dark room wearing huge 70s style headphones while masturbating with my monster cables, AND I were a dog so I could hear the difference, I suppose that "lossy" would make a difference...

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