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Comment: Hey If You Want to Make Money Amazon (Score 2) 298

by tekiegreg (#46128445) Attached to: Price of Amazon Prime May Jump To $119 a Year
Likely I'll pay the price hike, but if they want to earn money, how about something like this. Currently (as many know) Shared Amazon Prime Members can only use the 2 day shipping benefits, not the Streaming Instant Video benefits. How about for $40/member/month more, change that? This way I don't have to beg my wife for her last login all the time and can use my account instead. Also perhaps, allowing 2 linked prime accounts who both have instant video access to get to each others separately purchased (non-prime) instant videos? This way I can even get to my wife's video library and watch something of hers if there's something in there I want without needing a second purchase. Just sayin...

Comment: New Process to get my Laptop through (Score 1) 462

1) Before I leave back home, image laptop, and either post image to online cloud drive or ship DVD's/USB drive back home 2) When I get confirmation everything is backed up or arrived back home, wipe Hard Drive, show customs empty laptop on arrival 3) Re-Image when I get back home. Sad I'd have to go through all that....

Comment: Re:When you don't want a reference (Score 1) 892

by tekiegreg (#44578603) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?
In your case I'd say a no-notice departure is a bit more acceptable (hey if you're leaving anyways). Still if you know you're staying say, longer than 3 months, or your function isn't fully replaceable yet, even a reduced notice may preserve remaining good feeling and get you a decent reference going forward.

Comment: I'm on Sprint too... (Score 1) 207

by tekiegreg (#44428629) Attached to: Sprint May Have Unlimited Data Plans, But Not Unlimited Customers
At one point their 4G was nice in my area, beat out my Home Internet at one point. However it seems like the 4G WiMax service is in a state of decline. Can hardly get a 4G Signal at my house anymore, and anywhere else I go in Denver it's non-existent. For high speed I'm pretty much stuck with Wi-Fi. What I'm doing is moving to Boost Mobile, which though a Sprint Subsidiary is cheaper and will offer 4G LTE at the same time as Sprint when the LTE service here in Denver is ready. My rationale is a few things:

1) Boost Mobile is dirt cheap, for the price I'm paying now I'm willing to put up with near non-existent 4G
2) Don't need to worry about the lack of roaming, Sprint's voice/3G network is adequate for my needs, though I find myself somewhat envious of my friends on 4G LTE networks, when I compare phone bills I lose my envy real quick
3) If Sprint/Boost ever gets 4G LTE I'm Contract free and able to make the decision to get a hot new phone at the Sprint subsidy again (or another provider if I really get sick of Sprint/Boost and decide I need an awesome 4G network instead), no penalties involved

Comment: Re:Lesson: use multiple computers (Score 1) 274

Yeah, for someone who "Spent months" planning this, he didn't think that IP Addresses and/or cookies would be logged...or the fact that he got too greedy and had too many students complain would not attract the attention of the engineers to his deed? How he isn't a computer science major.

Comment: Re:This is how our start-up handles it (Score 4, Insightful) 203

by tekiegreg (#39614403) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Viable Open Source Models For Early Startups?
Sorry I consider it unethical to deliberately introduce bugs to any software. Not that you need to provide any standard of QA for an open source product, but it's ethical to ensure that whatever you release conforms to a certain "level of fitness" in that it'll do what it is designed.

Furthermore bugs in general reduce my opinion of a product and the company around them, if I see such a shoddy open source product, what's the guarantee a commercial product we'll be any better?

(after writing all this I now sit and ponder if I were trolled...)

"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite." -- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928