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Comment: Re:speculations (Score 1) 86

by rilles (#37538720) Attached to: Google Drops Cloud Lawsuit Against US Government
The government didn't actually change anything, the conversion from microsoft word to google docs added extra "google happy talk". Google happy talk is the text google inserts into anything it gives you to make you feel better, but sometimes it backfires when the happy talk is just made up fluff. ooooh, a shiny ball....

Comment: Re:Spoken like a true white collar worker (Score 2, Insightful) 123

by rilles (#34037280) Attached to: <em>The Hobbit</em> To Be Filmed In New Zealand After All
Where management has a hostile attitude towards their workers and labour laws are week --- unions are the only thing that can protect the works from abuse. But... there does come a point when they no longer serve any meaningful purpose. Instead of going away they tend to become corrupt and expansionist.

Inmates Escape As Guard Plays Plants Vs. Zombies 87

Posted by samzenpus
from the prioritizing-priorities dept.
dotarray writes "Everybody knows that there's a certain risk one takes when playing addictive, engrossing games can be trouble when you're meant to be doing something else. The prevalence of awesome games on the iPhone hasn't helped that risk. A Plants Vs. Zombies loving police officer has learned this the hard way after an escape."

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