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Comment: Re:Delete stuff. (Score 1) 269

Actually you should be compensating them for use of the laptop for non-business purposes. Now, granted most sane companies have it built into the contract to allow off time usage to a point.

But if you get the laptop infected with a virus on your personal time you compensate them for their work to clean it?

Comment: Re:This is silly (Score 2) 30

by pixelpusher220 (#49372113) Attached to: Future Firefighters May Be Guided By "Robots On Reins"
You're link is something self contained 'outside' the helmet. What I'm suggesting is something inside where conditions are MUCH better for electronics.

And the robot still has the same problem with 'outside' environment, plus having to be dextrous enough to move through debris and failure leaving teams stranded. Way more complexity in that than fitting a small HUD into a helmet.

Comment: Re:Eqaul Protection (Score 1) 760

But they did say that Corporations have certain speech rights, no? And who has the money to set up lots and lots of corporations....with undisclosed donations?

or right...

Now if it were clearly labeled that said lobbying company received their money from the Koch Brothers I've got no problem with them speaking their billions. It's the unlimited shadow speech Citizens United unleashed that's the problem.

Comment: Re:Note that this is a little different from softw (Score 2) 207

by pixelpusher220 (#49101353) Attached to: Wired On 3-D Printers As Fraud Enablers
Perhaps they do. They also aren't a good measure of the entire market.

How many people prided themselves on how many albums or CDs or DVDs they had? How many of them now just use Netflix and Pandora/Spotify/etc.?

We craved having lots of media because there wasn't a way to easily get it otherwise. Now, nobody has to buy (or copy) 1000s of sources to be able to consume those sources.

Comment: Re: Note that this is a little different from soft (Score 2) 207

by pixelpusher220 (#49101325) Attached to: Wired On 3-D Printers As Fraud Enablers
This is what a 'disruptive technology' does. The 'market' changes as it becomes easier and cheaper to produce 'almost as good' stuff. If I'm changing $10 for something, a significant portion of my customers are only paying $10 because they have no other choice. If someone else starts producing what I make for $'s simply the market changing and I have to adapt or pretend the market hasn't changed and sue everyone (while spending even more money on not making my product).

Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business. -- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)