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Comment: Re:Depends on culture (Score 1) 455 455

Ahh, but that expansion/transition I was talking about? We're actually bringing the help desks back into the company from a few years of being outsourced. Its probably a side-effect of being a healthcare company (and a regional one no less), but management actually cares about their employees.

Comment: Depends on culture (Score 2) 455 455

I think it depends on your office culture. I do phone tech support and can work remotely. Several of my coworkers don't ever drive into the office, several other coworkers work in other parts of the state and when we finish our transitional/expansion period (next 2 months or so), the goal is to have 10-15 people working remotely every day. I actually just had an email needing information to make sure our new VOIP setup will be compatible with everyone's home setups.

Comment: Re:Why does this matter? (Score 3, Informative) 414 414

Actually lots of houses burn down due to floods. A gas line ruptures or electric power issues light the house up and then the fire Dept can't make it there due to the water.

Exactly. The houses in Breezy Point are a good example of this.

Comment: Re:Free? (Score 2) 393 393

What a bunch of bullcrap. Oracle is not a person. The person who started the lawsuit should testify. That would be ... Larry Ellison. Yes, that is why he is testifying. If he doesn't know, he should not have sued.

On top of that, he IS the CEO of the company. He should have been prepped prior to testifying to expect this question, especially since it appeared in deposition (aka, Google's interested in making sure the answer is in the court records).

Comment: Re:This Is A Good Idea (Score 1) 516 516

GPS systems are a huge distraction. Do you really need a GPS for day-to-day driving? For most people, how often do you really drive somewhere you don't know? No more than a few times a year. And do you really need a GPS in a city you don't know? No. READ THE ROAD SIGNS! CHECK A MAP BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Folks that drive with GPS seem like some of the worst drivers on the road. Why? They are watching the screen and not the road signs. They are missing the obvious visual clues to where they are going. GPS laws might not get much traction. Most places it's illegal to drive while on the cell phone but people still do it. Somehow, you put that iPhone in a dash mount and people somehow thing it is now a legal "hands free" device. People need some common sense.

However, I live in a very large city and just moved further out the in suburbs than where I'd been living for the last 13 years. I'm not familiar with all the back roads where I live now, and the major road that I drive daily to get to work had an accident on it last week, completely blocking the road. I'd already studied maps of the area and had a vague notion that if I made a turn into the neighborhood next to where the accident was, that I could get back to a major road that connected to the interstate. However, which turns to take, and when, was not something I had yet memorized. Navigation would have been intensely helpful at that point.

Comment: Re:misleading/wrong question (Score 1) 258 258

Don't forget though, its not just Google doing this (though everyone's jumping on them for it). Facebook (hello known people to care less about privacy) does the exact same thing. So, why is no one jumping on FB for this (when every other potential for privacy stirs up the masses)? There are other sites as well, though I can't recall a list off-hand.

Comment: Re:IE's fault? (Score 1) 197 197

It looks to me that Google is doing exactly what their p3p policy says they will do.

No, it's doing the exact opposite. P3P is a list of things you *WILL USE* the cookie data for, not what you *WILL NOT* do. Per the spec, if it's not a valid tag it gets ignore, remove all the invalid stuff and google is effectively sending P3P="", or in other words, they wont use it for anything.

Then, since Google's p3p policy is sent as just a URL, shouldn't IE be ignoring it since its not valid?

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