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Comment I Owe For College...TWICE (Score 1) 1032 1032

I went to college back in 2000, in Ontario, and applied for OSAP (student loan through the government). They assumed I was going in the second semester, so refused to release my money in the first semester. It took me until mid October to finally get my funding. The college refused to release my class list, until they had been paid. So when I finally got to attend class, I had naturally already failed. There went first attempt at college. But I was also on the hook for all the money lent to me, that went directly to the college. Loved that scam. Second time I went to school, my house burned down, so I was suddenly a little pre-occupied. Never paid for my last term, and the college was naturally cruel about it. I never paid that funding back. I probably still owe it to this day, I've been too busy struggling just to make ends meet, to bother looking at how in debt I even am :(

Comment Swappable Backplates??? Who Cares? (Score 1) 39 39

No seriously, who cares? First thing I did when I bought my G3 was buy a nice case with a stand, so I could watch videos, as well as protect the wafer thin phone from drops or hitting it. How about making sure the female connection for recharging doesn't come lose after 40 recharges, or giving me a wireless option?

Submission + - Adam Orth Fired By Microsoft

SoVi3t writes:

Adam Orth, the Microsoft creative director who last week upset some folks with his comments about always-online technology, is no longer with the company. A source close to Orth tells Kotaku that Orth resigned from the company and was not fired. Microsoft declined to comment, saying "We do not comment on private personnel matters."

Yeah, he got fired

Comment Deal Breaker (Score 1) 572 572

This is pretty much a deal breaker for me. You're telling me I can't take my next gen console up to the cottage with me? When I move to a new apartment or house, I can't use my console until I get internet hooked up? These are just personal things that affect me, other's have mentioned serving overseas or taking it on their boats or other things that might take away their ability to connect to the internet. Also, I am pretty thrilled at getting my first submission to Slashdot posted :)

Submission + - Microsoft's Creative Director "Doesn't Get" Always On DRM

SoVi3t writes:

"Don't want a gaming console that requires a persistent internet connection? "Deal with it," says Microsoft Studio's creative director. In what he later termed a "fun lunch break", Orth took to Twitter to express his shock at people who take umbrage with the idea of an always-on console.

When quizzed by other Twitter users about people with no internet connection, he suggested that they should get one, as it is "awesome". He then likened people who worry about intermittent internet connectivity being an issue as the same as someone not buying a vacuum cleaner because the electricity sometimes goes out.

While Orth later apologised, saying it had being a bit of banter with friends, it did raise awareness that there are more than a few people who are very unhappy with the possibility of an always-on future version of the Xbox. Orth has also now switched his Twitter account settings to private."

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