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Comment: Gateway games! (Score 1) 382

by ageoffri (#47778079) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?
For quite some time my gateway game has been Ticket to Ride. Easy to learn how to play. Doesn't take hours to finish and the game has a good visual aspect. For a more fun party time, I would say Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity. Just taking a quick look at my collection , another good one to have is Acquire, plays quick and easy rules. I also like to pull out 7 Wonders for light gaming. For more involved games my go to's are either Eclipse or Twilight Imperium. Just depends, 2-3 hours or 10+ available?

Comment: Depends! (Score 3, Insightful) 209

This is almost a philosophy question. While I haven't been directly involved with the implementation of an ERP, I have been at clients that were implementing large scale ERP systems. There are two main ways to deal with this. The first is to take the ERP system and make minimal changes to it and instead perform business process transformation to align the business with the ERP system. The second is to take the ERP system and use existing business processes with minimal modifications and instead modify the ERP and/or put in place interfaces/API's to make the ERP work with the business processes. The answer is not always easy. Many places can benefit from business process transformation because processes have been used for a long time and don't take into account the current environment, they haven't been changed because "this is the way we've always done it". Sometimes the business processes are optimized and your better off changing the ERP and/or putting in the interfaces.

Comment: Re:NO, all candy bar (Score 4, Informative) 544

Samsung Galaxy S5 has this and more. I've set mine up so at 20% it goes into first level of reduced power consumption, turns screen into grey scale, restricts background data usage and a couple other things I don't remember right now. Then at 10% it turns into pretty much a late 90's phone with bare bones functions, supposedly it will go 4 or 5 days in that mode.

Comment: Re:Uncertainty/fear? (Score 1) 550

by ageoffri (#47525621) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later
While I don't know if the Doctor was telling me the truth. I was told that the smell was not my eye being burned but instead it was a side effect of how the laser was generated and I want to say he said something about ozone. I'm likely not right on the details, but on the general statement that is what the place that did my eyes told me.

Comment: Re:not a permanent fix (Score 1) 550

by ageoffri (#47525249) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later
I had LASIK December 1999 and even at that time I was warned that I would like need reading glasses in my 40's and due to large pupil size I might have halo's at night. I didn't quite make it to 40 and needed to start wearing glasses some days and at night. Even though it isn't permanent it was still well worth it. I was over 20/400 with a nasty astigmatism, I had coke bottle glasses even in plastic lenses. The new glasses are very slim and light.

Comment: Dimmable LED's are still a tad pricey (Score 1) 196

by ageoffri (#47368569) Attached to: The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...
I'm right at $20 a bulb since the majority of bulbs in our house are in ceiling cans and on dimmer switches. Best bulb I've found are these . And I've found that with LED's you really should just use one brand/color so every time one bulb burns out I order a two pack to get ahead.

Comment: Sounds just like credit card merchant rules (Score 0) 105

by ageoffri (#46978835) Attached to: FCC Chairman Will Reportedly Revise Broadband Proposal
Credit card companies typically forbid a merchant to charge more than cash price. So what do the merchants do they offer a cash discount. So instead of having fast and slow lanes, everything will be slow/congested and by paying more you will get better throughput.

Can We the People just fire this clown?

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 2) 1633

by ageoffri (#46770265) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
Please go read the Federal Papers. It isn't supporters of the 2nd Amendment who are deliberately misinterpreting the right of the People to own firearms. The 2nd Amendment was a last line of defense against a tyrannical domestic government. This proposed change guts the original intent of the 2nd Amendment. When talking about the People in context to the US Government and laws, any definition other than citizens of the United States is flat out wrong.

Comment: Re:Ukraine's borders were changed by use of force (Score 3, Informative) 304

by ageoffri (#46756377) Attached to: Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers
The American Civil War was not a war over slavery. It was a war over Federal vs. State control. Slavery was an emotional issue used to by both sides as part of the their argument on control, but ultimately it was a secondary issue. If it was about slavery why did Lincoln "free" slaves in only the secessionist States?

Comment: Re:Umm.. just as Europe moves beyond chip and pin. (Score 1) 731

by ageoffri (#46217855) Attached to: Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards
The thing is the signature on the back of the card isn't for verification by a merchant. The stated purpose of the signature block is that you agree to the terms that come with the credit card. By the rules of Visa and MasterCard a merchant should not accept a card that is blank or has something like see ID.

Of course almost no merchant follows this part of their agreement.

When you are working hard, get up and retch every so often.