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Comment Re:It has a touchscreen (Score 2) 291

Metrosexual man, the single young man with a high disposable income, living or working in the city (because thatâ(TM)s where all the best shops are), is perhaps the most promising consumer market of the decade. In the Eighties he was only to be found inside fashion magazines such as GQ, in television advertisements for Levi's jeans or in gay bars. In the Nineties, heâ(TM)s everywhere and heâ(TM)s going shopping.

And he's wearing a watch.

Comment Re:Oh, the irony! (Score 3, Insightful) 291

Years ago, I purchased an expensive watch. WHY? Because I discouvered that over the years I had spent that much on a series of CHEAP watches that I would eventually break, or they would simply give up working.

In 1990, I paid $1500 for a nice watch. It still works today, 23 years later, and I expect I will own it until I die.

Comment Re:No, it shouldn't (Score 0) 307

You clearly are not a federal employee. I work all holidays, and make double time as a function of my AFGE (American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO) union contract. I'll take the money.

By the way, before you start spouting about unions, I make a *living* wage with *reasonable* medical benefits. Just because YOU work in a Shit Hole doesn't mean you have to. It's YOUR choice to accept shity work compensation.

Comment Who are YOU talking about? (Score 1) 146

It's probably safe to say that a great number of people reading this post have had to field telephoned questions from relatives who didn't know how to download and install a Windows application.

We're not talking about your grandma or dad or uncle Joe...

We're talking about a fairly substantial company doing business in China.

Common sense and perhaps (if they had it) internal security *should* have suggested encryption for critical business communications with the Mother Ship.

Comment Re:This is news? (Score 1) 224

I disagree.

I am in Seattle, where I used to listen to KGO (810AM) at night just about every night until they gutted their talk-show format for bullshit sports and other inane news drivel. In fact, in the 80's when I lived in the mountains of the Oregon Coast Range, I always tuned in KGO as soon as the sun set.

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