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Comment Re:PS4 (Score 1) 375

I guess no one explained how multinational corporations work. Sony BMG is a completely separate entity from Sony Computer Entertainment. They do not share people or policies. They have as much in common as they do with Starbucks. If Starbucks served you a bad coffee, would you boycott the Playstation? Because that's basically what you are advocating.

Comment Re:This is why you call your bank before tourism (Score 3, Interesting) 345

Ditto for me on Chase. They've caught real fraud quickly and got me a replacement card within a week. They've also made it very easy to authorize transactions that trigger their system (large purchases somewhere you've never shopped at will do it). You get a text message on your cell phone that you reply to then ask the shop to try again.

Comment Re:It's the pedestrians (Score 2) 278

Based on your claim, the fastest you could ever drive in San Francisco is about 5 mph, because the pedestrians are simply that stupid. They will step into fast moving traffic no where near a crosswalk and scream obscenities at you when you have to slam on your brakes and swerve around them, narrowly avoiding turning them into a stain.

If you drive just one time in San Francisco, you'd also accept the insanity or stupidity of the average San Francisco pedestrian.

Comment Re:How about... (Score 1) 392

How about a repeal of emissions standards and adoption of higher fuel efficiency standards instead? You know, prevent global warming instead of prevent smog?

Back when I drove a '72 Bug I installed a Bosch 009 distributor. It was way more efficient than the standard one, providing an improvement in gas mileage (so less pollution) and a slight boost in horse power. The state of California considered it performance equipment and, therefore, illegal. So every time I had to go in for a smog check I would swap back in the original distributor.

Comment The reason I block (Score 1) 307

The number one reason I block all ads is because ads started to serve out trojans and viruses. Until that happened, I allowed ads through as a reasonable cost to view content. When the websites failed to provide the most minimal of oversight, they lost all rights to make me view ads.

Comment Re:Yes, they are employees (Score 1) 367

Because it's impossible to be an employee at two companies at the same time? Huh, that's a new one.....

Many companies have a "no moonlighting" policy, that prohibits second jobs.

Not in California. Your employer has absolutely no say in what you do outside of their work hours other than you can't do something that would be considered a conflict of interest.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long