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Comment Re:A Little Help Please? (Score 1, Troll) 140

Do you really trust this company that their software will indeed work as informed (sending ONLY if allowed, not logging user habits, etc)? After numerous times saying that their software is harmless to the users and each and everyday being proven wrong by security specialists I wouldn't trust it even with these settings turned off.

Comment Re:Translation... (Score 1) 318

On another note, most new-car dealerships make more from their repair departments then their sales departments.

This. It's exactly what's happening in most dealerships now, they even say it's ok if sales doesn't make a profit because you're supposed to get most of your income from the repair dept.

Comment Cool (Score 1) 168

As a former CS player I say it's really nice! Maybe soon enough you will be able to install your own applications and maybe even your own OS into those consoles and hook up extra hardware like network and video cards! Maybe they will even let you change the CPU for better performance! Oh wait....

Comment Re:Of course (Score 1) 538

One thing you need to learn in business. Never say "No". You will look like you are an obstruction, rather than part of the "solution". I've found the way management works is based partially on what I call "happy horseshit", which means that your attitude tends to mean more than facts do. Even if you are correct 100% of the time, if you present that with a negative attitude, you're just as apt to be shunned or even fired as the incompetent people. Indeed, you'll probably be hated more, because the incompetent people might well be amiable idiots.

And who thought we could learn something at slashdot..

Comment Re:Forgiveness? (Score 1) 391

I don't know where he lives but I'll tell you what happens here in Brazil. If I want to buy some non-mainstream music I pay 100 USD for Fedex delivery (I don't do cheap delivery anymore because of stolen packages at the mail) and a 50-100% tax on imports over 50 USD (that includes shipping). So if I order 3 CDs it would cost around 150 USD or about 1/3 of brazillian's minimum wage. If I want to download music (illegal) those 3 CDs cost around 1.50 USD (electricity/internet access). Plus there are no penalties for downloading music in Brazil, as in you can't be sued for it.

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