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Comment: And they think we'll trust them to drive us around (Score 2) 88

by scottbomb (#47426281) Attached to: How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business

Something similar happened to me recently. Google Maps led me to a business that was no longer there (if it ever was). A week or so later, I asked it about a Wells Fargo branch. It sent me to one about a mile away. Later on, I realized there was one just a block down the street from where I made the inquiry. Doh!

Comment: I'm looking forward to it (Score 1) 158

by scottbomb (#47175889) Attached to: Big Telecom: Terms Set For Sprint To Buy T-Mobile For $32B

As a T-Mobile customer, I welcome our new overloards. Ever try using T-Mobile outside a metro area (Kansas, rural Texas, etc.)? Even in some some metro areas (Omaha, Austin suburbs) coverage is horrible. Anything that gives T-Mobile more towers is fine with me (as long as it's not AT&T).

Comment: Google has NO responsiblity whatsover (Score 4, Insightful) 138

It has long been known that what you post online, for all the world to see, is YOUR responsiblity.

Google is ignorant in a lot of realms, and I criticize them regularly. But one thing they DO get right (about the only thing....) is search. They are NOT reponsible for whatever is posted by whoever about whoever.

Don't like what A said about B? Take it up with A. Google had nothing to do with it. All they did was report that A said X about B. Capiche?

Comment: Re:Repetitive (broken) OS abandonment (Score 4, Insightful) 240

by scottbomb (#47150587) Attached to: The Coming IT Nightmare of Unpatchable Systems

People shouldn't HAVE to pay for bug fixes. I sell you a product for $100 and I promise it does a, b, and c. However, sometimes it does c incorrectly. You'd demand that I fix it, no? But no, I'm a software developer so I just say, "Sorry, I don't have time for that, but here's my new version you can have for (another) $100!" What other industry gets away with this?

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. -- John G. Pollard