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Comment: Re:Non-compete agreements are BS. (Score 1) 271

by afidel (#47370353) Attached to: Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job

Non-competes are BS in almost all cases (if your title doesn't have a C* or *VP you probably shouldn't be asked to sign one), but as you say a non-solicitation agreement and nondisclosure agreement are probably fine for anyone dealing with sales or large amounts of confidential information.

Comment: Re:Why do we have screen savers? (Score 1) 348

by afidel (#47370111) Attached to: Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

Same with my first generation Toshiba 1080P LCD, I used the default blue skin for Mediacenter and it eventually left a red ghost that made me move it to the basement for the kids and replace it with a newer LED LCD that auto detects a static screen and turns off after 15 minutes.

Comment: Re:It's 2014 (Score 1) 348

by afidel (#47370029) Attached to: Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

Not in Ohio it doesn't, we have statewide franchises, and according to this almost half the states have state wide franchises. This is mostly because Verizon and AT&T wanted to make their lives easier when rolling out FIOS/U-Verse, but for the most part they'd apply to anyone willing to put in the paperwork.

Comment: Re:hmmmmm (Score 1) 668

I don't care about touch apps, I want all the good under the hood changes to go along with Windows Server 2012/R2, right now a lot of cool features only work if the clients are upgraded to Windows 8 and due to the UI screwups we can't possibly afford to do that so most of the best stuff on the server side goes unused. I'll probably start a major server OS upgrade push once 9 ships, we're already under an EA with software assurance so there's no additional cost for us upgrade once the training barrier goes away.

Comment: Re:detroit vs SV? (Score 1) 236

by afidel (#47353107) Attached to: Google, Detroit Split On Autonomous Cars

They cant make anything decent anymore, and even the highest performance car made, the Corvette, is an utter joke to the rest of the world.


$64,000 question - what's it like to drive?

In a word: stunning. What the 'Vette team has managed to achieve with the C7 is nothing short of astonishing. You basically get three cars in one. It will comfortably cruise all day, mopping up bumps, sipping fuel and generally letting you go about your business without getting in the way. You'd be happy commuting in it. Equally it has the performance - and luggage space under the rear hatch - to handle long journeys with ease. But the really special bit is, without touching anything more than the chassis set up dial, you can take it to a track and have hours of fun, too. topgear


Forget all previous Corvette generations - here is the new one. It brings the best Corvette ever produced. A U.S. superstar. A piece of American identity. But most of all she is after 60 years of intense maturity and evolution of one of the most stunning sports car in the world. autozeitung via google translate

Comment: Re:Why can't you plug into you TV anymore. (Score 1) 394

by afidel (#47349993) Attached to: Cable Boxes Are the 2nd Biggest Energy Users In Many Homes

It's not even the BOM that it adds to, it's regulatory red tape (cable labs requires a boatload of documentation and takes forever to certify devices, I remember reading the blogs from the guys at Ceton when they were working through the certification process and thinking how much of a nightmare it was). The delay in time to market and the cost in personnel to guide the product through the process just isn't worth it for the .1% of folks interested or even knowledgeable about the feature.

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