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Comment: Let 3 by, then forget it. (Score 0) 290

by thedarb (#49107671) Attached to: How Walking With Smartphones May Have Changed Pedestrian Etiquette

After I've had to move for 3 people, I'm done. I am not their doormat. After letting the third person by in a walk, I switch to 'you will respect me' mode, and I will mow you down. Nope, I'm not 6' +. Just 5' 10". But I feel like a wall. And yes, I am READY to punch your lights out if you try to go violent on me. The worst ones are the ones who look right at you and still just move as a wall of 4 or 5 people. Fine, elbows out, fists ready, and I'm busting through.

I give 3, then I demand the same in return.

Comment: I hate it. (Score 2) 420

by thedarb (#48702093) Attached to: The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

If I can't get the guy on my left to shut up, the guy on right won't shut up. The guy on my left pretends he's the boss, and must interrupt our work ever 10 minutes to ask a question, or he doesn't feel important. And he is NOT the boss. The guy on the left wants to talk about guns and ham radio.

I.. am... trying... to code / read a manual / deploy / or even, god forbid, eat lunch at my desk. Can you all PLEASE shut up? That's before all the walk-ups asking for help. File a ticket, stay in your seat, if I need to talk to you, I will come to you.

Oh, and there is a meeting room right on the left that people love to stand outside of and have a pre-meeting before their meeting...

And if you do manage to get to a tucked away quiet hidden corner, they bombard you with instant messages that the company makes you run.

Everyone... Shut. The. Hell. Up! Let me work on the things officially in my ticket queue!!!

Comment: I don't WANT to be 'more productive'. (Score 1) 688

by thedarb (#48617929) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

"...or they could enable drivers to be more productive during the time they used to spend driving, which could earn them more money."

If I don't have to drive myself, I'm sure as hell not giving that extra time to my employer. It's my time. Now that I don't have to drive, I'm going to read!

Comment: Good. (Score 1) 528

by thedarb (#48528379) Attached to: The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

Maybe this information can undo some of the damage you've done TO YOUR CUSTOMERS.

* Undo the malware drm you put on peoples PC's.
* Restore the ability to run Linux on game consoles that you wrongfully stole back AFTER you sold it.
* Unlock the bootloaders on your android phones.

Who knows what else. Probably a LOT of good can come from this. But the most important? Don't piss off your customers!

Comment: Re:Please don't misuse the word "rape". (Score 2) 69

by thedarb (#48490017) Attached to: A Rift In OnePlus, Cyanogen Relationship

“It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what."

  Stephen Fry

"Say yur prayers, yuh flea-pickin' varmint!" -- Yosemite Sam