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Comment Re:Apologies for very off-topic, but... (Score 1) 59

The reasons they give for not supporting actual Markdown are fairly weak, IMO. I have a custom GitLab/Slack connector service that I wrote and I actually do a manual translation from Markdown to Slackformat syntax to at least try to carry over the original message's formatting.

Definitely off-topic, though.

Comment Re:It's a Good Idea.... somewhat (Score 1) 628

wrestling - I'm not usually connected to wifi outside of my home, so the "Only install updates over WiFi" setting would prevent that for me.
work computer - I've never had windows updates being downloaded or installed slow my computer down that much. Ever. Even on the slowest computers on which I've ever had the pleasure to work.
emergency updates - Your domain administrators can set a timeout of up to 30 minutes to attempt to allow more time for users to delay the reboot. Apparently that's a maximum (I just went through this line of inquiry at my current job.).

Comment Print the Legend (Documentary) (Score 2) 177

While unrelated to this actual event, the documentary Print the Legend focuses on several companies, MakerBot included, beginning near their inceptions and through their growing pains. It is an interesting commentary on 3D printing, business and the legal hullaballoo surrounding the 3D printing of gun parts. It's available on Netflix.

By the end of the documentary, the direction MakerBot was headed seemed somewhat unhealthy; the remaining founder, Bre Pettis, had made several 180s at that point.

Comment CSR (Score 1) 117

To be fair, the only thing I can see "wrong" with what the support guy did was that he wasn't apologetic. Outside of that, he seemed attentive, persistent and adaptable. If I were trying to remote troubleshoot some hardware and the internet kept cutting off and the people I was trying to work with kept leaving early or showing up late, I would probably have been hard pressed to act as calmly as Frank did.

Comment Apple Registered Devices (Score 5, Informative) 415

Going to https://supportprofile.apple.c... and making sure my old phone was removed was what eventually fixed this for me. Just putting the SIM back in and turning off iMessage did not fix it.

It was a while ago, so it's possible this might not be the exact right location; but, I do know that it was "removing registered devices" that I did. This seems right.
Programming

Submission + - Phone interview for my first programming job

An anonymous reader writes: So, I am a recent college drop-out, who had to move to another part of the country for family and financial reasons. I have applied to be an applications developer at a Fortune 500 company, who has their headquarters in the town I currently reside in. After submitting my resume, they called me a couple of weeks later asking me for a phone interview, which will take place early next week. Any advice, pitfalls to avoid, or general insights to the whole phone interview process? This will be my first "real" job, as well as my first programming job, if I get hired. Any thoughts or advice if I get the job?
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft Starts Hackers MSDN Blog. Wait, What?->

Manu writes: Microsoft just launched a new blog on their MSDN network (their network for developers) for hackers. Microsoft, of course, hires "white hat" hackers to come and work for them by throwing money at "talent," and having them test Microsoft products for security vulnerabilities and weaknesses. (Something tells us they need to throw more money at this problem.) In any case, despite being called and aimed at hackers, who knows whether actual hackers will get any use out of this blog. http://tech — info.blogspot.com/2007/09/microsoft-starts-hackers-msdn-blog-wait.html
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