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Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 420

by jsrjsr (#48649249) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

More like a .NET / C# / C++ / C developer in a mostly .NET group. There is plenty of non-.NET code that we have to maintain and interface with. Most of the rest of the company does not use .NET at all -- yet.

My group began using .NET. Other groups have followed. Some groups are just now beginning to move to .NET. Not all will, depending on the products they develop. But not even the groups that do not use .NET talk about "weeding out" .NET.

Comment: Wedding Photography (Score 3, Insightful) 152

by jsrjsr (#48264239) Attached to: Stan Lee Media and Disney Battle For Ownership of Marvel Characters

My wife and I own the copyright to our wedding photos taken over 25 years ago and have the negatives. Nearly all of the photographers we talked to at the time were still in the old model where they owned the copyright -- especially the older ones. The younger ones were beginning to switch to the new model where the customer owns the copyright.

There are still numerous photographers that stick to the old model because they think it makes them more money. Kind of an interesting belief given the number of people who never have more prints made. Seems to me that you'd make more money just by charging extra for the negatives or digital files.

Comment: Re:Not about ease, about authority (Score 3, Interesting) 231

by jsrjsr (#47904325) Attached to: School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria
The last time I bought alcohol, I happened to have my 17-year-old son with me. The cashier wanted to see his ID as well as mine. She wasn't going to sell to me because he was with me! Said it was the stores new policy. I asked to speak with the manager, who confirmed that it was the store policy. When I told him this policy was stupid, he backed down and sold me the alcohol. This "It's for the CHILDREN!" crap has got to stop!

Comment: Re:"they shouldn't email you?" (Score 1) 232

by jsrjsr (#47698185) Attached to: Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It
One of my former managers asked how to contact my during deer hunting season one year. I told him, "Call my cousin at the feed mill. He won't know where I am, but he can leave a message for me at the hunting shack. I'll call you back the next day." He decided he didn't need to know the feed mill's telephone number after all.

+ - House of Reps Gives Itself Permission to Not Report Privately-Sponsored Travel 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The U.S. House Ethics Committee has quietly done away with the requirement for House members to reveal all privately-sponsored travel on their annual financial-disclosure forms. "The move, made behind closed doors and without a public announcement...reverses more than three decades of precedent." The requirement was put in place in the 1970s after the Watergate scandal. Free trips for congressmen, their families, and their aids was at its highest last year since "the influence-peddling scandal that sent lobbyist Jack Abramoff to prison." These types of disclosures must still be made to the House's Office of the Clerk, but reporters, watchdogs, and the public in general refer to the annual financial-disclosure form to keep tabs on who pays their representatives and in what form that payment is made."

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