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Comment: Silk browser (Score 3, Insightful) 58

by shoes58 (#47515157) Attached to: Amazon Fire Phone Reviews: Solid But Overly Ambitious
Had a Kindle I won at a work raffle. The Silk browser was such a huge bag of suck! And they won't let you install a different one. Oh sure, maybe there is a hack for it somewhere, but I couldn't be arsed to find one. I just bought a Nexus 7 and use the kindle to prop a window open. Wouldn't touch this phone on a bet..

Comment: Re:Guest Workers (Score 1) 529

by shoes58 (#47489239) Attached to: US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

If they can't move the Malaysian to the US office, they'll move the US office to Malaysia. Visa problem solved.

And that's not the ONLY problem solved. The IRS actually allows a company that moves it's HQ out of the US to pay almost 0 in taxes on income earned here. Look at AbVie. They make an arthritis drug called Humera. It allows me to work, because without it I have massive joint pain. It costs 2500.00 per month for 2 injections I give myself. Guess how much they make in a year? They bought some pissant company in Europe and will now move their headquarters there. All the tax burden on them magically disappears. I'll let you know when the drug price drops. And you wonder what insurance is good for. Walgreen's Drugs is another one. They are poised to do to same thing. Of course, I will lead the charge to never set foot in one of their stores as long as I live. BILLIONS of tax dollars gone, all for the sake of the fucking almighty shareholders. But you know, what helps the "people" (read: Corporations) is GOOD for the economy! Now they have more money to pay the work^H^H^H shareholders. We're fucking doomed. Invest in gold and guns/ammo. You'll need them soon.

Comment: Re:lack of unions and workers rights (Score 4, Interesting) 541

by shoes58 (#44220515) Attached to: America's Second-largest Employer Is a Temp Agency
Well said. I currently work in the identical situation Charliemopps describes. Well, scaled down a bit. We had a huge order of machines that needed to be built IN ADDITION to our normal, busy floor schedule in 2011. Almost killed us. Temp salaries exceeded the "house" salary, and don't get me started on the overtime. Wouldn't happen many other places. Our 140 person shop became 210 for several months. Now, we're down to @100 FTE's. I agree, there are more ways to look at this problem. And I'm a liberal!

Comment: Re:The Mobile Phone And Economics (Score 1) 156

by shoes58 (#41933295) Attached to: The Information Age: North Korean Style

Even in the ghettos of the U.S. where people are living in project housing, eating via food stamps, they have mobile phones(not just Obama phones) and satellite/cable TV. It indicates a level of ignorance that annoys me.

Go ahead and tell me what an ass I am for my views and how poor people should have these things. I just don't see it.

OK, you're an ass! There is no such thing as an "Obama-Phone"! This is a pejorative term invented by the tea-baggers to imply the President or his policies provided these free of charge to minorities. In fact, this is a program that has been around since the 60's and is funded ENTIRELY by the telcos. It insured that low income families who couldn't afford phones would be able to summon help in emergencies or be notified of jobs or family emergencies. Think you can get a job with no phone, DUMBASS? And of course, God forbid people can watch ANY type of news programming and be informed on issues of the day! They have proven to be too stupid for that by being poor!

Comment: Re:Poetic Justice (Score 5, Informative) 1116

by shoes58 (#40432937) Attached to: Georgia Apple Store Refuses To Sell iPad To Iranian-American Teen
Massive respect, PopeRatzo, for cluing in those interested about this "Third Position" group. I can't believe just how offensive what they represent is. And yes, I am white. Please, fellow Slashdotters, be aware of this group. Just look for yourself... http://american3rdposition.com/ I rarely post, but read every day. THIS issue is post-worthy...

Comment: Re:Costco is ahead of the curve on this (Score 1) 532

by shoes58 (#38871889) Attached to: Retail Chains To Strike Back Against Online Vendors
There is a fourth way Costco fights this tactic. They put proprietary bar code labels over the manufacturers bar codes, so scanners come up empty. Just last week, I bought a 1.5 TB backup drive there. I tried using the app, but got no love. Fortunately, I looked online briefly at home before shopping and knew it was within reason vs. an online purchase. Unfortunately, I was unable to peel off the label enough to scan the true bar code at home. The Costco label destroyed the OEM bar code when I tried to remove it.

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