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Comment: Lies aren't always bad (Score 2) 123

by SphericalCrusher (#38141474) Attached to: Lying Is More Common When We Email
"Dr. John Doe, I apologize for the delay in getting your PC back out to you. I realize this is an urgent priority and I am working as fast as I can to fix it in a timely manner. At this time, I would continue to use your laptop computer to dictate so that you do not fall behind. The reason it is taking so long with this PC is your hard drive is actually defective. I had to remove the hard drive and copy off your data in parts, making sure I get it all. Your data and this PC are my number one priority and you will have it later this week. I thank you so much for your patience. Thanks, -Me" Lies? Yeah. It's not my top priority since he has another PC... and I am working on six other "high priority" PCs, each of which affect patient care. The bad hard drive? Yeah, not true... just a way to delay the process (Although it is a 40GB Maxtor drive may as well be bad). Nonetheless, he obtained a brand new Desktop a few days later and was very happy. So yeah, I lied but in the end all is well. (I made another post by accident as an Anonymous Coward. Sorry for duplicate).

Comment: Block Facebook Cookies (Score 1) 352

by SphericalCrusher (#37510886) Attached to: Facebook Cookies Track Users Even After Logging Out
Yeah, I saw this coming a mile away. You could also just disable cookies altogether, but for those that use them and don't want Facebook to track this, there's easy ways in pretty much every browser to *.* disable all Facebook cookies from ever installing/saving. That's what I'm going to do.

Comment: Sucks (Score 2) 314

by SphericalCrusher (#37285560) Attached to: Starz To Pull Content From Netflix
Oh, investors expected this deal to take place? Oh so I guess that takes priority over the millions of Netflix users who expected it to take place? This is a big deal to me. My wife is a stay at home mom, and yeah she spends a lot of time with my boy playing outside and inside away from the TV, but when they finally sit down for a minute -- the same as when I get off of work, I want to sit down and enjoy a good selection of content. Now without those Disney movies, well, I will honestly probably go right back to piracy since I can't afford to buy every Disney movie that comes out. (I know not every movie was on Netflix) Sure, I can rent discs from Netflix, Redbox, Blockbuster, or I can rent and copy them. Yes, this attitude I have towards making illegal backups of their movies I thought was long gone. Thanks Netflix. Hopefully they strike a deal with another large company to bring us some better movies or I'm cancelling. We mostly use it for Disney movies anyway.

Comment: Buy? (Score 4, Interesting) 396

by SphericalCrusher (#34807828) Attached to: When Should I Buy an Android Tablet?
Buy? I took an older Motion Tablet PC I had, stuck an extra stick of RAM in it, and formatted it to install the Android OS. It works really well. If you are tech-savvy, I'd recommend doing the same before buying a high-dollar iPad competitor android tablet. If the price is right though, I'd recommend the purchase. Browsing the Internet on the built-in Chrome browser with flash playback works really well. Much like the iPad is a large iPhone in a sense, this is a large version of an Android phone. I'm really impressed with the tablet OS. The tablet PC has a gig

Comment: Re:Cross Promoting (Score 1) 101

Yeah, same here. My wife was prompted for that in Frontierville as well as other games like Treasure Island. It just adds to the advertisement, when the game you are currently enjoying prompts you for a quest that requires you to try something else out. And well, once they try out CityVille, I'm sure some may enjoy it.

Comment: No (Score 1) 418

by SphericalCrusher (#34343618) Attached to: Have I Lost My Gaming Mojo?
Considering you still show an interest in gaming, I would never say that you've lost your mojo. As new games come out, including repeats of each other, it sort of makes it difficult for the long-term gamers to adapt. I mean, Call of Duty, as great a game as it is, is certainly not a fresh experience unless you just haven't played it in quite some time. Call of Duty and Halo have reshaped FPSs on console so they are nowhere near the same as before... which makes it easier for younger, newer gamers to come into the picture and become good at it. Those same gamers though would most likely get reemed playing us at Counter-Strike though. ;) (For the most part). As far as wanting to go back and play old titles... it's just like when you go to a restaurant and order the same thing. Sure, you want to try something else, but do you want to waste the money on something you might not like? Or just buy what you know you will like? I stay active as I can with gaming. I love all the old games I've played and enjoy a lot of new games. My suggestion to you would be to ask around, see what your friends like... play some demos, etc. Find a genre you like and check out other games in that genre (Obviously there's no game like Heavy Rain, haha). You said you didn't like AoE 3, so stay away from RTSs. And also stay away from sandbox games like GTA (Mafia, Just Cause, Saints Row, Red Dead Redemption), etc. You should look into some of the newer style FPS hybrid genre games like Bioshock, Fallout, etc. Or even trying some of the newer RPGs like Mass Effect, Oblivion (few years old I know), etc. I would say... never give up on the gaming spirit. The fact that you asked Slashdot about this means you still show interest. Gaming for life!

Comment: My input (Score -1, Troll) 375

by SphericalCrusher (#34200954) Attached to: Can Windows, OS X and Fedora All Work Together?
I don't know what kind of company you work for that you can just switch exchange to gmail. I would highly decline that idea, since it's much more professional to have a @companyname e-mail over @gmail. I don't know if you are currently using or plan to use active directory, but over multiple OSs, it won't always work. For exchange though, it will. Your exchange server can be easily configured in pretty much any OS to some degree, which would allow all of your users in either Linux, Mac, or Windows to have access to their e-mails, contacts, and calendars. As far as networking, there's also various other things you can do to make it work correctly. You can setup samba to allow the OSs to share files correctly. Wine also helps with allowing Windows applications to be installed on Linux and Mac, but you just have to be careful of some programs that use this -- they may appear to open up and run correctly, but you may end up running into a weird permission issue that just can't be corrected. I don't know if I can safely say I would recommend having multiple operating systems. I'm a huge Linux fan, but as far as users go, I would leave the Windows 7 workstations since Linux has not progressed that much in the desktop environment. What you want to avoid at all costs is having a mess of a network to deal with... and it seems like if you are inexperienced (not saying you are), you can run into all kinds of problems.

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. -- Plato