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Comment: Re:Much ado about nothing (Score 2, Interesting) 734

by puto (#47703123) Attached to: News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban
I will mention her. GM are her initials. I have been a member of Fark since 2001, and watch her epic rise and subsequently taking over the reigns from Drew. She is the same girl who wrote an article for MS Magazine about her being a slut in college and blaming it on the guys, not herself.

Comment: Re:Pft (Score 2) 962

by puto (#47513205) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry
I agree with you. I am open to what every sexuality you are. Brianna Wu is a transexual. And while she might be a man in woman's body, she has no cause no reason to speak on a natural woman's harassment in the workplace. Because in reality the majority of the population sees her as a dude in a dress. She has never experienced life as a woman who looks like a woman, who has been harassed as a woman, and her taking up a womans cause is not noble, it is attention whoring.

Comment: Re:Outside of North America (Score 1) 67

by puto (#47292079) Attached to: BlackBerry Back In Profit
Really? In Colombia Blackberries are going the way of the dodo. Cheap androids, iphones, and windows mobiles are the norm. The only people you really see with blackberries are people who have bought them off of Mercado Libre. A big clue in all of latin america is that I would say 80 percent of the people who have a blackberry have it for show and do not have a data plan, and just use them for plain text. I would also say this goes for Peru, Ecuador, Chile, and Argentina. Even when I was working between those countries in 2010-2011 blackberries were dropping in share. You also have to realize that people in Latin America will keep an iphone or an android in one pocket, and a blackberry or cheap phone in the other. They only haul out the expensive one when they are relatively safe.

Comment: Re: Brand identity (Score 2) 209

by puto (#47242877) Attached to: How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes
Beats is a marginal product sold at an inflated price because it was lauded by Dr. Dre and people think it will make them seem cooler by wearing large gaudy headphones with Beats inscribed on them, when the same quality can be had for 20 bucks. As for as streaming, Beats is about 5 years late to the game.

Comment: Re:It's All About The Data Plan (Score 2) 243

by puto (#46933327) Attached to: The Feature Phone Is Dead: Long Live the 'Basic Smartphone'
You are giing misinformation. 1. A large number of Verizons phones do not have sim cards due to them being CDMA in nature. 2. When a GSM, CDMA phone hits the network can request the IMEI and match the make and model on the phone automagically and most networks(especially where I work) will then place a data plan on device and then text the customer what has happened. I was recently using an unlocked HTC phone in Colombia, and it quit working and advised me to go by the local Claro office. I went in and they looked up my account and because the network had identified the phone as a model it did not support, it stopped all services. I put the sim card in an unlocked S2 and all was fine. At my employer when you call in, I can tell exactly what phone you are on, even though the one registered in the system is completely different.

Comment: Re:Except in the US (Score 1) 664

by puto (#46916141) Attached to: Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps
You have some pretty shitty logic working for ya bub. US carriers have had a blacklist for almost 2 years. And if a phone is stolen, people are not expected to get a replacement? If a phone is stolen, whether it works or not, the owner should not replace it? You have also not lived in the rest of the world. I am a citizen of spain, the us, Colombia, and Panama, I can drag a stolen phone to the other countries I am a citizien of, and have it work, or buy a stolen phone and it will not be blacklisted.

Comment: Re:frosty piss (Score 1) 664

by puto (#46916115) Attached to: Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps
I work for one of the largest cell carriers in the US as a tech manager. So when I am not managing my troops, I am taking escalated calls from angry customers who just have to speak to a manager. 99.9 percent of my stolen "you need to find my iphone calls" are people who have left it in a bar, in a cafe, in a cab, in starbucks, etc, so they consider it stolen... And when I ask if they had the find my iphone app, they say "arent you supposed to do that".

Comment: Re:I'm not worried about poor students (Score 3, Interesting) 390

by puto (#46797579) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?
I am a natural born US citizen of Colombian heritage. My first degree was a double major of Information Systems/General Business and a minor in Philosophy. I got it in the US, at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana in 1992. My tuition, meal ticket, apartment, insurance, and spending money was 4,000 us a semester. 1500 hundred was covered by grants, and the rest was me waiting tables and bartending. My second degree was in economics in Colombia at a private university. 2000 was the year and my tuition was about 1200 USD a semester. Just for tuition. I worked for the university in the computer science department and was a sub ESL teacher, and so my tuition was waived. I also had a wild hair and studied law for a bit a public university but al fin no me llamo la atencion. I have worked in Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico. The company I worked for specialized in letting computer science majors do their internships and then hired the best of the best. In the US students tend to work while in school. In Latin America some do, but the majority do not. It is almost a insult to suggest to a Latin American student that they have an after school job. Not too mention the 18-20 year old grown men not being able to cook, wash clothes, and basically take care of themselves without being under their mothers skirts. Sure some of the best unis in Latin America, are state run. In Colombia only the best of the best get into them. In the US many people can go to a community college, then to a public uni etc. But people like to get grants, loans, stay in school forever, live beyond their means, and accumulate debt. It is not the school systems fault but the individual students. You can go to an inexpensive school, work full or part time, or you can ride the government teat and run up huge loans. No one signs the papers but you.

Comment: Re:Yay for government!!! (Score 3, Informative) 139

by puto (#46776651) Attached to: Industry-Wide Smartphone "Kill Switch" Closer To Reality
I will say this on my public account. I work for AT&T for the last year all you have to do is call customer service, we can see the phone was originally on your account and we can blacklist it, 30 seconds. And company policy no rep would have told you it was on another account, be it pay as you go or post paid.

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