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Comment: That I would be working with people, not computers (Score 1) 548

I always wanted to be a programmer so I could while away the night, hacking away at solutions to problems that interested me. Now I find myself in a career mired by paperwork, delays, and clueless management. I wish I would've known what the real world was like before I started -- perhaps I'd have taken up that writing career instead. (Who's kidding who... it's just as bad, if not worse.)

Comment: Re:Never meant to upset? (Score 1) 160

by Talonius (#47378069) Attached to: Facebook Fallout, Facts and Frenzy

Testify! As was said before on /. change your information to nonsense and leave. Afterthought Look up the British journalist whose photo was used for a prostitution service she objected and was told because the advertisers liked her photo they could use it and there was nothing she could do about it.

I Google'd "British Journalist Facebook Photo" and received zero valid results relating to what you describe. Do you have a more direct link, or a name?

Comment: This is for your own good! (Score 2) 180

by Talonius (#43658083) Attached to: Facebook To Introduce Video Ads

Oh, we're sorry. You haven't NOTICED the text and graphical based ads here. Since we know that can't be because you have no interest, we wanted to make it easier for you to see our advertising!

Reminds me of the project managers where I work. "Oh, reality? Fuck that, we warp it to what we think it should be!"

Comment: Re:Both (Score 1) 121

The problem with the pump for me is that the reservoir isn't large enough. As a Type-1 insulin resistant diabetic of almost 30 years I currently take 250u of Apidra insulin a day, along with 85u of Lantus. When on the pump with Apidra insulin forming the baseline it comes out to 325u of Apidra a day. That's a single reservoir, meaning I'd be changing my kit every day - and that's something my insurance company won't pay for and is really a pain in the ass.

And concentrated humulin R insulin does absolutely nothing for me.

And before you scream "eat less" -- if I eat a peanut butter and sugar-free jelly sandwich (two slices of white FKA known as "Wonder" bread, a tablespoon of peanut butter and a table spoon of jelly) I have to take 50u of insulin to maintain my blood sugar.

(Boy, us type 1s sure are defensive about being told how to care for our disease, heh.)

Comment: Re:Idiots (Score 1) 312

by Talonius (#40328813) Attached to: Online Activities To Be Recorded By UK ISPs

See the "people are too stupid to run a democracy" study published a few months back.

Really, here in the US, there's no benefit to doing the right thing - or anything. You'll get lambasted from both sides no matter what choice you make. Objective political reporting is dead, if it ever existed. Satisfying the donors and behind the scenes manipulators is about the only approval you can expect.

And that's our (the voting public's) fault. We have become unwilling to compromise and negotiate and instead we prefer highly publicized stand offs over minute issues while our paid taxes slowly swirl down the drain.

Comment: Re:Mixed feelings ... (Score 1) 312

by Talonius (#40328769) Attached to: Online Activities To Be Recorded By UK ISPs

I don't see how having access to everything done by everyone in a nation will help them. Information overload. If they're using it to fight crime, the crime has to occur first. And the potential privacy implications of such a database as well as the identity theft/blackmail potential is simply unreasonable as a counterweight to the gains.

Comment: Re:Just because they don't make money doesn't mean (Score 1) 649

by Talonius (#39320383) Attached to: <em>Battleheart</em> Developer Drops Android As 'Unsustainable'

I don't get this argument that Android users don't buy apps. Perhaps I'm the minority.

On my phone right now are: Anomaly HD (which if you don't have, get!), Armored II, Bloons TD 4, Settlers of Catan, Dead Space, Dungeon Village, Epic Astro Story, Fieldrunners, Fruit Ninja, Great Little War Game, Gurk and Gurk II, HexDefense, Homerun Battle, Jelly Defense, Majesty and the Frozen North expansion, Monopoly, Myth Defense (and all expansion maps), Pocket League Story, Quell, Quell Reflect, Retro Defense, Robo Defense, Sentinel 3, SpaceStation, Townsmen 6, UNO, World of Goo, Zombie Defense, Zombieville. Not installed (but purchased through the market) are Age of Zombies, Baseball Superstars 2011, Bejeweled 2 (which EA says doesn't work on ICS but works fine), Cell Wars, Heavy Gunner 3D, Reckless Getaway, Simcity Deluxe, Spirit HD, Star Armada RTS, Super KO Boxing 2, Tetris, The Sims 3, Tower Raiders GOLD, Towers Raiders 2 GOLD, and Train Conductor 2: USA.

I've also bought apps from Amazon but since I can't separate what I've bought from what I've obtained through their free app of the day program, I won't list them.

Even the games that I've spent $4.99 for (Anomaly HD) are well worth the money, especially when compared with the massive disappointment that Mass Effect 3 was at $79.99. (Actually, to clarify, ME3 was a good game with a fucking incredibly horrible, pointless ending, and is the first ME game I have no desire to replay whatosever.)

Comment: Re:Who can blame them? (Score 1) 649

by Talonius (#39320297) Attached to: <em>Battleheart</em> Developer Drops Android As 'Unsustainable'

Buy an HTC phone. They allow you to unlock them - officially - and install any ROM you want on them. In return you give up support. The same choice that was made previously, but you had to break the law to achieve.

I have an HTC Sensation 4G (T-Mobile) and I cannot stress how much I love this phone. It's already running ICS despite the T-Mobile official upgrade being available, and if I want a different feature set xda-developers has almost every choice I could want, including how to cook my own from the Android source.

Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.