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Comment: Re:Schedule some days as offset days (Score 1) 265

by rikkards (#47432529) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

Not only that but a company that lets someone do that is shooting themself in the foot. Sooner or later 80 hour a week guy is going to leave, good luck getting someone that is
A: willing to do it coming in
B: not taking the job until something better comes along.

It's not a badge of honor, just an example of rationalization for a crappy job.

Comment: Re: In other news (Score 3, Insightful) 358

by rikkards (#47306717) Attached to: Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

Which given enough time will do absolutely zero for accidents. The problem isn't the handsfree, it is the fact you have someone paying more attention to what is being said on the other side of the phone call than actually what is happening around them. Driving should take up 100% of your attention.

Comment: Re:Maybe they should ask corded phone manufacturer (Score 1) 399

by rikkards (#46859371) Attached to: Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches

Actually I think they are right. I don't wear a watch anymore as I have my smartphone. However if I was going to start wearing a watch it would be more like jewelry and fancy-schmancy.

BTW I still have a corded phone. Works well in a power outage/minor disaster (aka ice storm 99/Eastcoast blackout). I rarely use it but better to have and not need than to need and not have.

Comment: Re:Nobody cares (Score 1) 194

by rikkards (#46439585) Attached to: Ars Technica Reviews Leaked Windows 8.1 Update

Strange, the first time you log on there is supposed to be a quick tutorial showing the hover features. I decided when I built my new computer to jump to 8.1. I wouldn't have jumped to 8 though but I have to say it's fine once you get used to the changes. I do admit some of the changes left me scratching my head but I am sure if moving to another OS I would have gone through the same familiarization. With that in mind, I could see this being a point where people choose to move elsewhere since it's almost the same learning curve.

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