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+ - Amazon Support Instructs User to Access and Delete Another Users Account->

Submitted by imnes
imnes (605429) writes "User is getting emails about purchases to their Amazon account. Realizes another user has created an account with his email address. User contacts Amazon to have it corrected, instead Amazon rep instructs user to log-in and delete the other persons account himself. Is this standard practice?"
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Comment: Re:who remembers pinch to zoom before Apple? (Score 1) 110

by imnes (#44428349) Attached to: Pinch-To-Zoom Apple Patent Rejected By USPTO
"In the example of FIG. 1B, a user 16 has gestured by placing his fingertips on the display surface and moving them in an outwardly separating manner. As discussed in greater detail below, this particular gesture 17 is associated with a zoom-in command. When the computer 126 performs a zoom-in command, it directs the projector to provide 128 a closer, more detailed view of the displayed imagery. "

From the linked patent application http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=7,724,242.PN.&OS=PN/7,724,242&RS=PN/7,724,242

Comment: CS Degree does not equal marketable job skills (Score 1) 347

by imnes (#42861053) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Alternative To the Canonical Computer Science Degree?

the thought of wasting two more years, getting left in the dust, and becoming irrelevant has me horrified.

Get a junior / intern position doing the work you want while you finish school. That way you get some money (hopefully), keep your skills fresh and gain work experience. Then when you graduate in a few years you have a degree and some experience, you can go for more mid-level positions.

Comment: No more IE7? (Score 1) 2254

by imnes (#35009902) Attached to: Slashdot Launches Re-Design
So, the layout is broken on IE7, and upon clicking on any story, it locks up the browser while loading in comments. Here's a screenshot showing the layout issue.


Unfortunately we're stuck using IE7 corporate wide. Looks like productivity is about to go up around here :)

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