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Comment: Re:Overhead (Score 1) 353

by kilodelta (#47773557) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?
If you think that's bad check out your natural gas billing. They use this little thing called a therm factor. In essence that factor changes regularly, goes down in the warmer months, back up in the cooler months. So in essence, despite what the industry defenders will say how therm factor is a legitimate practice I counter with absolute bovine effluent - it is a markup and the incumbent utilities have the nerve to actually show the markup disguised as therm factor.

Comment: Re:Already? (Score 0, Troll) 251

by kilodelta (#47756577) Attached to: New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?
Yes in fact Windows 8 did a face plant at it's introduction. Just look at the interface - did an ADHD sufferer design it? It's awful. I mean Windows has long had a tiling option but that just took it to ridiculous extremes.

Something else to note about Microsoft OS's. Odd numbered versions tend to be the most stable - the even numbered are flaming pieces of crap starting with NT4 and then Vista, and Win 8. XP (5) and Win 7 were ok though.

Comment: Re:H1-B and outsource are responsible for this (Score 1) 210

by kilodelta (#47747401) Attached to: Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website
Yup - I'm fully familiar with state government mandates alone that would make you want to scream. In one job I worked in I had to coach the liaison to the state legislature so we in the I.T. unit might get a head up when something major was going down. Had him nicely trained too - I'd get at least a weeks notice before we had to get something mandated by the idiots and morons in the legislature programmed or working on our systems.

Comment: Re:McDonallds should sue ... (Score 1) 251

by kilodelta (#47711367) Attached to: Comcast Training Materials Leaked
Well - the only data players where I live are Verizon FIOS and Cox. Both of which will charge you $70 per month for data only.

Which is fine with me .A Roku box and my Wii with Netflix, YouTube and even Amazon will do the trick.

And as to antennas - just an 8 foot length of 24 gauge or so wire inserted into the center pin of the F connector nets me about 12 stations. I suppose If I mounted a good omin-directional on the roof I'd likely see service clear into Boston.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.