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Comment: I see what you did there (Score 3, Funny) 177

by e.coli (#39123437) Attached to: Google Heads Up Display Coming By the End of the Year

"The glasses are not designed to be worn constantly — although Google expects some of the nerdiest users will wear them a lot — but will be more like smartphones, used when needed.'"

Great, now there will be idiots driving AND wearing these. And at restaurants, theaters, and everywhere else cell phone users abusers currently annoy people.

Still, I would love to have one, or two.

Comment: Techs hate doing sales (Score 1) 331

Instead of having your tech people make sales (which most tech people hate), have the sales people bring the tech into the call so that they can develop a rapport with the customer. Otherwise, your tech people will have to attend sales meetings which will bum them out completely.

It's funny.  Laugh.

ESRB Exposes Emails of Gamers Who Filed Privacy Complaints 75

Posted by Soulskill
from the well-played dept.
simrook writes, "Many people filed privacy complaints with the ESRB over Blizzard's recent (and afterward recanted) move to require the display of users' real life names on Blizzard's official forums. 961 of those complainants had their email addresses exposed in the ESRB's response." The response itself didn't go into the organization's thoughts on Blizzard's plan, but they explained to the Opposable Thumbs blog that anonymity isn't a huge concern to them, as long as users are given the opportunity to opt out. "The role of the ESRB Privacy Online program is to make sure that member websites—those that display our seal on their pages — are compliant with an increasingly complex series of privacy protection laws and are offering a secure space for users to interact and do business online. ... But online privacy protection doesn't necessarily mean the same thing as anonymity. It's about making sure that websites collecting personal information from users are doing so not only in accordance with federal regulations but also with best practices for protecting individuals' personal information online."

Comment: Re:August (Score 5, Insightful) 1146

by e.coli (#28955061) Attached to: Navigating a Geek Marriage?

Yeah, some good advice. I'm married, and while my wife isn't geeky, the same "rules" apply in all marriages, IMO:

  • Always communicate.
  • Never go to bed angry.
  • Learn to say, "Yes, dear."
  • Learn to accept the things you don't have in common, rather than just focusing on the things you do have in common.
  • Remember to always listen, as this is mostly all that is often needed.

Best of luck for your future together! I don't regret getting married for a second.

PS. Also, let her win at things, no matter how good you are. Trust me on this one. Oh, and when you ask her if she's okay and she says, "Nothing's wrong.", give her a hug, because something is definitely wrong!

Add to this:

  • try to see the other persons side from their point of view even if you don't agree with it - it will lead to better understanding of your partners thought process.
  • Listen to what they are saying without judgment, without trying to second guess or control them or their thoughts.
  • Remain calm no matter what - lose your temper and you lose control of your self and your side of the discussion/argument.
  • Again, remember to listen without interruption - actually hear what your partner is saying without judgement.
  • Sometimes you have to lose the battle to win the war. Even if you know you are right. Later the truth of the matter will often reveal itself.

It's worked for me and my wife for almost 30 years now.
Good luck!

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