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Comment: Re:How many customers (Score 1) 219

by click170 (#36686664) Attached to: Media Companies Create Copyright Enforcement Framework

...Nobody says, 'Oh man, I couldn't live if I had to switch to Sprint instead of Time Warner!'

I think customer service has actually become the commodity of value instead of the actual phone service. For the most part telephone service is the same, but the different perceptions people have of the customer service departments of these big companies seems to be one of the biggest reasons people switch now-a-days. Nobody switches because one company has better phone service than the other, some switch because one network has better coverage, but in my experience most people switch because in their opinion company X has better customer service than company Y.

Comment: Re:Oh (Score 1) 831

by click170 (#35649816) Attached to: Why Mac OS X Is Unsuitable For Web Development

"... and gives you some of the best tools (yes, better than emacs, and even better than vi) to develop with."

Can you specify which tools your referring to?
Do you mean Xcode? Because I didn't think Xcode did HTML/CSS/PHP...

I ask as a Linux developer who uses a Mac to SSH to a linux box to dev there using vim. I tried Xcode but found that it got in the way more than what I was currently using.

Comment: Re:Arrogance of Disqus. (Score 1) 132

by click170 (#35391864) Attached to: Facebook Offers Easy Commenting Alternative

It is easily overlooked, but I don't think demanding the same waiver that the U.S. Government did in item B of the negotiated ToS is fair.

"B. Public purpose: Any requirement(s) set forth within the TOS that use the Company site and services be for private, personal and/or non-commercial purposes is hereby waived."

Seems a bit pretentious to demand being able to use it for commercial purposes. Other then that, those look like a decent ToS, too bad you have to be big and powerful enough to negotiate to get them.


+ - Debian 6.0 Released->

Submitted by Tubal-Cain
Tubal-Cain (1289912) writes "The Debian Project has announced the release of version 6.0 (codenamed "Squeeze") of their popular operating system. This version, the first first since they adopted a release schedule a year and a half ago, features KDE 4.4.5, Gnome 2.30, 2.7, and the Linux 2.6.32 kernel. They are also introducing a port to a FreeBSD kernel on x86 and x86_64 platforms. Accompanying this new version is an updated layout for their websites, bringing a bit of consitency between their home page, wiki, package search, etc."
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