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Comment: Re:Salespeople making salespitch (Score 1) 386

by kuzb (#49741335) Attached to: Microsoft To Teachers: Using Pens and Paper Not Fair To Students

Yes, it absolutely does need to be asked, because there's a strong bias here against Microsoft in general. As for your "technology is the downfall of the next generation" speech, that's just fucking ridiculous. I'm sure your grandfather felt the same way watching you plugged in to your massive walkman that got about three hours of battery life on 4 AAs. There's significant irony in it all because, well, you're here instead of being off somewhere in the wilderness shunning all the technology and science that made your life so much better than the lives of the generation that came before you.

As someone in his early 40s, I say bring on the tech. I absolutely want to see how far it goes before I shuffle off this mortal coil. Fuck the luddites like you that can't see the writing on the wall.

Comment: Re:Salespeople making salespitch (Score 1) 386

by kuzb (#49727907) Attached to: Microsoft To Teachers: Using Pens and Paper Not Fair To Students

You need to ask yourself: would your opinion change if the suggested technology was all based on linux and open source software?

Do you disagree with it on the premise that you disagree with the fundamentals of it, or do you disagree with it because it's someone from Microsoft making the assertion?

Comment: You don't need a robot (Score 2) 150

by kuzb (#49687261) Attached to: World's Rudest Robot Set To Simulate the Fury of Call Center Customers

Seriously, people get pissed when you:

1) don't get what they paid for

2) get lied to

3) have to put up with clueless cue-card-reading tech support

4) have to wait inordinately long periods of time to talk to someone

Want happier customers? Don't fuck them around. If mistakes are made, own up to it and make it right. Above all, train your staff well so they actually understand what they're supporting.

Comment: Not surprising. (Score 1) 123

by kuzb (#49579383) Attached to: Crowdfunded Android Console Ouya Reportedly Seeking Buyout

This is what happens when you take an operating system that is meant to be used with a touch screen, and try to shoehorn in traditional gaming support. You wind up with a mediocre product. Couple that with the fact that you wind up having to rebuy all the android games you have which would work with it and it's no surprise that people said "thanks, but no thanks". The nvidia shield was a better idea because it accommodates both spaces at the same time.

If it's working, the diagnostics say it's fine. If it's not working, the diagnostics say it's fine. - A proposed addition to rules for realtime programming

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