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Comment: Re:Don't bother (Score 1) 270

by ristonj (#29217107) Attached to: Replacements For Adobe Creative Suite 3 Apps?

That could be because Adobe support is required to replicate a bug before they are allowed to even enter it into their bug report system. If they can't replicate it on their own test environment, the bug report goes into the circular file.

Not saying this is a good idea or practice, just saying this is my experience with Adobe.

Comment: The most interesting tech startup... (Score 5, Funny) 148

by ristonj (#29096561) Attached to: Is the Federal Government the Most Interesting Tech Startup For 2009?
  • They have software processes so convoluted, you need GPS navigation to make sense of them
  • They spend money on failing projects like it's going out of style
  • They once had a well managed project, just to see what it felt like

Quite simply, the Federal Government is....The Most Interesting Tech Startup in the World!

Comment: Re:It is the cost (Score 1) 753

by ristonj (#27153465) Attached to: What Has Fox Got Against Its Own Sci-Fi Shows?

On the other hand 30 minutes of Happy Days and 30 minutes of Mork and Mindy would cost the network a total of $250,000. But it would bring in 2.5 million.

So do the math. Decent sci-fi show 1 dollar out for every dollar in. Cheap but good rated comedy gives us 2.25 dollars out for every dollar in.

Isn't that supposed to be 9 dollars out for every dollar in? (2,500,000 - 250,000) / 250,000

Comment: Re:Three options (Score 1) 1032

by ristonj (#26843703) Attached to: How To Keep Rats From Eating My Cables?

My personal preference for keeping rats out of my barn/hay is the rat snake. They don't chew on cables and unlike a cat, they hunt out rats nests. A good rat snake(s) will eat most if not all of the litters and that can do more to get rid of your population than anything else.

Plus, you get the enjoyment of seeing the havoc the snake will cause if it slithers out onto the sales floor.

And on the seventh day, He exited from append mode.