Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter


Forgot your password?
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 Internet speed test! ×

Comment Re:Xfinity (aka Comcast) doing this for years. (Score 0) 149

Wanna bet? Mine kept getting turned back on - whether by them or the ongoing "updates - and yes, supposedly you can turn it off but: One time (actually the last time) I turned it off but the blinky lights on front said it was still on.

I called Comcast and their support "turned" it off but the blinky wifi lights were still doing their thing. Nope. Don't believe 'em.

Comment Re:AI? (Score 0) 67

Because AI is this year's great new marketing term, like 3d printing was a few minutes ago, like cloud computing was a few hours ago...

All it means is someone can charge more for something, somewhere while us poor suckers get used to [my opinion] what most certainly will be dumbed-down lower-rez imaging.

Watch. In a few years they'll be pushing what, to my eyes, looks like 8-bit pixellated graphics as high quality and it will be accepted. But I'm a cynic.

Comment It is shit (Score 5, Interesting) 353

We're getting our 50 users off it. With the non-stop "Service" messages and the intrusive bullshit it keeps trying to push it has turned into a sinkhole.

For example, Outlook users get prompted to install a NFL calendar add-on to follow football season. When I called support they first told me it must be a malware we picked up somewhere. After getting even more irate they told me "oh, well, yes, we do push that and you can't turn those messages off".

Utter bullshit.

Comment Re:employee improvement plan (Score 1) 392

Decades ago I worked for The Phone Company when there was only one. I was hired as an Directory Assistance Operator. I was the only guy in a room of almost 100 women. The Phone Company had just started hiring men in traditionally women's jobs and vice versa. I signed on since I wanted to be a lineman or work in a CO. After a few weeks of the mindless work - and it was (and probably is) over a break I mentioned I was thinking of quitting. One of the old-timers who'd been there for almost 30 years told me - and I'll never forget this - "Yeah, I thought about quitting once and they had one of their psychiatrists talk me out of it."

I hung up my headset in my locker, wrote a note saying "Don't even look for me." and walked out never to return. They called every day for a month.

Comment "a new piece of content every minute." (Score 1) 87

And 99.9 percent of it is absolute crap that isn't worth paying for. The Graham's must be rolling over in their graves to see how hard the WaPo has fallen.
Back in the 70s they were the standard bearor - the Nixon stuff and all but now... they're no better that Yahoo or the NYPost or the Enquirer.

Slashdot Top Deals

Remember: Silly is a state of Mind, Stupid is a way of Life. -- Dave Butler