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Comment Use Gmail (Score 1) 467

For any file up to 20 mb, you can create email drafts in Gmail and attach the files you want to save. Have the subject of the email be the name of the file you're saving to it. Then save it as a draft (don't send it to anybody).

Comment I'm a software co. owner and I don't mind piracy (Score 5, Insightful) 438

Here's why. Every individual has two commodities they own: 1. Time. 2. Money. People with #2 tend not to have #1, and vice versa. So for someone with a good income, it's just not worth the time involved to locate a torrent, download it from the few people seeding it, etc., etc. (Even if YOU could find it quickly, there's still a learning curve involved for the average person.) The people who pirate software almost always are those who wouldn't buy it in the first place, simply because they don't have any money. But by getting your software, a certain tiny percentage will help you via word of mouth, which in the end helps your bottom line.

Comment Re:Interesting Spin in the Summary (Score 1) 416

Given that I only got free internet at an airport when Google felt generous last holiday season, I'd gladly use it and gladly watch ads.

Given that Google, which is everyone's favorite monopoly, controls 90+ percent of Internet advertising, I wonder why they don't offer free Internet everywhere they can. Does anyone know why not?

Comment Re:People laugh at stuff like this (Score 1) 134

But when you reach a certain age, it becomes harder and harder to meet new friends. I used to have tons of them, but then I moved to a new city and have almost none here. And if you're too old for the clubs, don't have a family, and aren't religious or a sports fan--you're pretty much SOL in many places

You should go to meetup.com. Seriously, check it out. There's lots of opportunities there to meet new friends.

Comment Re:Not just women (Score 1) 706

My favorite quote from that article is this: "If women truly did earn less for doing exactly the same job as a man, any non-sexist CEO could thrash his competition by hiring only women, thus saving 25% on employee salaries relative to his competitors." I've often wondered about that myself.

Comment Re:Kindra Arnesen's speech (Score 1) 264

If the government seizes BP, for one thing there's the small aspect that it's not exactly legal. For another thing, now taxpayers are on the hook to pay for the clean-up. On the other hand, if BP stays in business, then it will be able to pay for the clean-up rather than taxpayers.

It's always important to ask the question, "And then what?" For example: "We have to seize BP. And then what?"

So you see, the world is not as simple as you think.

Comment The plunge (partly) explained (Score 3, Informative) 180

WSJ is reporting that the trigger was a very large sell order for P&G coupled with unchecked computer trading and some inherent flaws in the current system of fragmented exchanges.

Felix Salmon also did a good explanatory post that pulled in work from other writers about what might have happened and why.

Mr. Salmon's post links to a thought provoking post by a blogger named Kid Dynamite, who posits that it's a really bad precedent to cancel the erroneous trades because it lets the program traders off the hook for the consequences of their computer mess-up.

Comment Re:good idea there, buddy (Score 5, Insightful) 352

If you just shrugged it off then only your coworkers would know you have a small dick. Now the whole world knows.

When a women is subjected to a hostile work environment, she might be told, "If you just shrugged it off then only your coworkers would know you are a slut. Now the whole world knows."

Clearly if this is said to a woman, then it is a blame-the-victim mentality and is wrong. It should also be wrong in this case, when it's a man who suffers from a hostile work environment.

Comment Re:It's News, but... (Score 1) 352

The story IS about your right to not be laughed at for having an itty-bitty, tiny little pecker -- an issue that is of utmost importance to many slashdot readers (myself excluded, of course!)

I think this might actually be insightful. After all, the guys with big dicks were getting laid so much in high school that they had no need to develop their brains and become nerds. And the people who become nerds... well, it's simple logic. :)

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