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Comment: Re:Fuck You (Score 1) 222

by Reaperducer (#45232847) Attached to: OS X 10.9 Mavericks Review

I know a company that recently completed a three-year project replacing about 20,000 Dells with Macs at about two dozen locations nationwide. And not just for visual things. For accounting, management, general office, etc... EVERYBODY is on a Mac now. And for the very few hyper-specific applications that don't have a Mac equivalent (things like transmitter monitoring, satellite aiming, etc...), they use Macs running BootCamp.

All you've done is show the world that you have very limited experience. You really shouldn't brag about it.

Comment: Re:Over $300 per year (Score 1) 118

by Reaperducer (#43710119) Attached to: Has Google Shut Down SMS Search?

1) If you're pissing, moaning, and groaning about $28/mo such that it's REALLY that sort of a problem, you've got more problems than having SMS search will fix.

Damned straight. Poor people smell funny and shouldn't be allowed to use the internet. Single moms -- Screw 'em. Old folks on a fixed income -- Too damned bad, granny. War vets -- What did they ever do for us?

If you're more interested in putting $300 into healthcare or rent or food or your kids' education, then you don't deserve the internet. There's nothing on there for you anyway.

Comment: Re:Instead of the FUD... (Score -1, Troll) 320

by Reaperducer (#42812783) Attached to: Microsoft Surface Pro Reviews Arrive

Lots of folks with Macbook Airs and other lightweight medium-performance laptops report the same problem,

Ummm... no. I know you're a loyal Microsoft apologist and all, but there's no need to make stuff up.

I've been sitting on my couch for two hours with an Air on my lap running Photoshop in the foreground, while batch-resizing photos, running iTunes, and Coda in the background. No fans. No heat. No problem. I even ripped a DVD about an hour ago and while I heard the fans kick in, I didn't notice any heat.

How about this metric: If it has fans, it's not a tablet. Or more accurately: If your tablet has fans, you're doing it wrong.


+ - Amazon EBS failure brings down Reddit, Imgur, others -> 1

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BButlerNWW writes "Amazon Web Services has confirmed that its Elastic Block Storage (EBS) service is experiencing degraded service, leading sites across the Internet to experience downtime, including Reddit, Imgur and many others.

AWS confirmed on its status page at 2:11 p.m. ET that it is experiencing "degraded performance for a small number of EBS volumes." It says the issue is restricted to a single Availability Zone within the US-East-1 Region, which is in Northern Virginia. AWS later reported that its Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and its Elastic Beanstalk application plaform also experienced failures on Monday afternoon."

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+ - 7 Apps Making The Most of HTML5-> 1

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snydeq writes "InfoWorld's Peter Wayner offers a look at how seven powerful apps are implementing the HTML5 vision and how one high-profile detractor lost its love for the Web's next big thing. 'All provide insights on how to make the most of HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, while avoiding the hard truths of relying on Web technologies to deliver your treasured app to your users.'"
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Comment: Re:What does this have to do with maple syrup??? (Score 1) 255

by YetAnotherBob (#41570891) Attached to: Stolen Maple Syrup Found and Returned To Strategic Reserve

The poster you are referring to is using quite a lot of profanity. This indicates a weak mind. It also is something that Mr. Romney doesn't believe in doing. Neither does Mr. Obama. You may dislike one, or both of them, but, they are at least publicly decent men.

This is just the usual High School and Jr. College "Liberal" Brain Dead Stunts. The person wants to insult someone he/she has been told by a teacher they should dislike, for no appreciable reason, so they make stupid stuff up.

A real Liberal would of course defend the rights of any one they differed with politically. Those who act differently, like Harry Reid, are fake Liberals.

The problem is that they are probably just as stupid on the job. That can create situations where people's lives may be put in danger.

Really, it is a very sad commentary on the United States, Almost as bad as the writers for MSNBC. Even the Huffington Post knows that MSNBC just makes stuff up.

Comment: About Management (Score 1) 418

by YetAnotherBob (#41570095) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Am I Too Old To Retrain?

Don't worry if you failed at Management. You couldn't program very well the first time you sat down at a terminal either.

Management takes a different skill set. That's all.

Take a Dale Carnegie Course, read up on basic accounting, and read a book on business management. But, most of all, look at the people you are to supervise, and ask yourself if you can help them.

Toastmasters will also help you. Look for a club.

Managers have to report regularly. Managers also need to keep tabs on what the people below them are doing. Keeping tabs means that they have to have at least a low level ability to do what the people who report to them are doing. So, look for instructional materials on the technologies and systems that your area is using. Failing a few times, with a few people is just part of the learning process.

So, don't be afraid to fail, but Do look for reasons why the failure occurred and avoid that next time.

Also, remember that a good manager helps train the people under him. If you can't help them grow, or if you have not got someone who can replace you, at least partially, then you are not doing your job.

If YOUR Boss isn't willing to help you with these things, then, you are in a sacrificial position.

So, good luck with it all.

But remember, Technology is a rapidly changing field. Whatever you are doing now, it will be obsolete within five years. If you are tired of learning new stuff, then it's time to get a sales job. If you do find excitement in learning new things, then keep at what you are doing now.

The Courts

+ - Could Selling Your Computer One Day Be a Criminal Offense?->

Submitted by Dangerous_Minds
Dangerous_Minds (1869682) writes "The Atlantic is reporting that the Supreme Court will decide later this year whether or not re-selling a product that is manufactured outside the US could be a violation of copyright law. Apparently, a lower court ruled that this would be a violation of copyright law due to the wording of first-sale doctrine. Demand Progress is not happy about this saying that sites like Craigslist and eBay will be undermined should the Supreme Court agree with the lower court ruling. ZeroPaid is wondering: if the Supreme Court agrees with the lower courts ruling and the TPP is later ratified, could that mean that selling things like your personal computer one day be a criminal offense?"
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