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Comment: Re:Local recycling is dependent on a local market (Score 1) 78

by ksheff (#49540873) Attached to: Africa E-Waste Dump Continues Hyperbole War
It depends on how the municipality decided to implement their recycling program. When I got to drop stuff at a recycling point, I have two options: the big dumpster for glass, metal, and plastic, and another big dumpster for paper. I guess they figured if they made people separate it out any further, they wouldn't bother.

Comment: Re:This is not good... (Score 1) 255

by ksheff (#49537695) Attached to: Wellness App Author Lied About Cancer Diagnosis
It's very sad to read about people who have been duped by these "new age" cancer cures that only reduce the patients' bank account balances, not the tumors. A friend of mine went from the "insulin chemotherapy" method (which sounds credible until one looks into it) provided by a medical clinic to some whacky irradiation device made with PVC pipe and then some shaman in Brazil. But he didn't trust "traditional medicine" and the alternative medicine quacks eagerly took his money (some of which was donated by friends and fans of his music) until he died. :(

Comment: Re:100% pure publicity stunt, read this. (Score 1) 482

by ksheff (#49486433) Attached to: Seattle CEO Cuts $1 Million Salary To $70K, Raises Employee Salaries
If I remember correctly from another story about it, the $2.2 million figure is their current profit, not revenue. If they devoted all of their profit and the savings from the CEO's pay cut to the raises for the other employees, they could give out an average raise of almost $26K. It isn't doable now, which is why they mentioned it's going to be done over the next 2-3 years. Of course the CEO is probably going to be getting more stock based compensation, so he may end up making more money assuming that the stock doesn't tank. The current investors may not like having zero profit, but who knows...they may get more business because of this stunt. I agree that a profit sharing agreement would make more sense.

Comment: Re:As long as you don't mind spoilers for 11+ mont (Score 1) 148

by ksheff (#49464761) Attached to: Nearly Half of <em>Game of Thrones</em> Season 5 Leaks Online
If they have an Apple device that they can use to watch it. I've been debating whether it is worth it. If I want to watch it on my TV, I'd have to shell out for an HDMI adapter or an Apple TV. Given that there is just a $20 difference, I may end get the latter.

Comment: Re:Let people choose their own (Score 1) 261

Lights off?

Yes, please! Every desk in the building at work has a 4ft long fluorescent tube for when one needs light to read manuals, printouts, etc. But in addition to that there are another set of 3 tubes about every six feet in the false ceiling with practically non-existent diffusers. For me, this causes a lot of eye strain due to the glare on the monitors and in some cases, a bare tube being in my line of sight when I'm trying to read something on the screen. At one point, I brought in a baseball cap to wear at my desk so my eyes wouldn't hurt. Given that everyone is reading a screen which is emitting light, there is no reason for all the lights in the ceiling to be on. It's not like anyone is doing needlepoint or surgery here. They could get rid of 2 out of every 3 tubes in each light fixture and still have sufficient light for doing work, meetings, etc. It would save money too. I think I'm more productive after hours for two reasons: 1) no managers or business users are asking me questions and 2) my eyes feel better because I can turn off all the lights in my area.

Comment: Re:It's all about competition (Score 1) 208

by ksheff (#49398011) Attached to: Comcast Planning 2Gbps Service, Starting With Atlanta

What you ask for is for Comcast to take on all the risk of building a physical network, only to have to share it with competitors. It makes zero sense.

Apparently that's what South Korea requires and is often cited as one of the reasons why their average home bandwidth is much higher than the US. Of course, a part of that is also getting rid of the situation where Comcast or some other company has a government mandated local monopoly. Then other companies could build their own networks in new housing developments/apartment complexes (or when the local PUC allows for upgrades to existing areas) but be able to provide service on Comcast's lines as well.

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