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Comment: Re:It's not your phone (Score 2, Insightful) 609

If you are offered a free product you will say either say thank you or no thank, However if its jammed down your throat you will gag and maybe puke. its the method of the offering here no choice, just here you go jam that into your hard drive, even if its not to your musical taste

Additionally the motive I'm expecting Bono to now come out and say "Songs of Innocence" the most downloaded Album in history but I would give more credence to a torrent stat at least someone deliberately wanted that

Comment: Re:It should be (Score 1) 363

by vlad30 (#47875765) Attached to: Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

How any automated system will know if the phone is used by driver vs passenger is a challenge, I imagine.

The solution isn't to hard and just got easier with NFC place drivers phone in this slot if phones are detected and none in slot don't start car, once in slot all distracting functions disabled or postponed other phones can operate

Still won't stop the idiot driver with 2 phones, for this one a death penalty is appropriate when caught

Comment: Re:Only geeks... (Score 1) 125

by vlad30 (#47605575) Attached to: Robotic Suit Gives Shipyard Workers Super Strength

Now go out and lift it once per minute for 3 hours and see how you feel.

True however family business is construction a little experience here

aside from OHS concerns where everything comes in maximum 20Kg packages (Australian OHS rules noticed some stuff from the US is 25Kg) 25 years ago most of these packages came in 40Kg particularly cement

moving 20-40Kg at a time with a little practice and the right food you can do this all day and you won't like like a steroid taking gym junkie which BTW are useless at this kind of work

What I can see this helping with if they do get it to lift 100Kg or this awkward/hazardous items where 20Kg even unbalanced can be very difficult to manage

Comment: Re:Who gives a shit? (Score 4, Interesting) 593

Blame the parents and their classmates in school. My 6 year old Daughter does have her Barbies and doll house she also has meccano, blocks, lego, working solar system models, microscope, go kart etc these items she has already learned not to talk about at school because they are not girl toys. So girls are conditioned from an early age to stick to girly subjects. I encourage my girls to do more of the boy things and make it quite clear that they can do anything unfortunately I dont see many parents doing the same

Comment: The best salesman/negotiator (Score 1) 299

is not always the one with the knowledge about the product but the one with the people skills to manipulate the situation to their and your advantage these people usually have a very knowledgable person beside them who has poor people skills due to their single subject focus

Comment: Re:Apply to jobs (Score 1) 451

by vlad30 (#46423397) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?
At 43 (now 48) I took over the family business as well as keeping the IT business going family business being Construction of mainly Swimming pools I've since added seawall repair and construction while I like IT and that it is nice to sell something that people see and go WOW I love it !! at the end part of what I do can now extends to plumbing tiling carpentry concreting. and doesn't fit on a USB key.

But the point is the job is enjoyable because of the result and the people in it whether it be IT or construction or farming or whatever

If the people around you suck or if the job is a pain or pointless you will hate it. I get customers in both areas who want the near impossible and I have employees and contractors in both that are so stupid you are constantly looking for new ones (Shooting them while it may be more humane, is currently illegal) but then you have the others that make it worth it

Staff meeting in the conference room in 3 minutes.