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Comment Problem? (Score 1) 395

I'm running Android 6.0.1 and I have specifically disabled location for Google Play Store and Google Play Services has not asked for any location services. I have not been able to find any issues. Of course, the Android version I am using is fairly stock on the ZTE ZMAX Pro.

Comment Love it! (Score 1) 94

This release has some really improved support for hardware. WiFi and sound work much better. I get full stereo, dynamic sound now. WiFi is an order of magnitude faster. I've been an OpenBSD fan for some time now and I am excited to see it improve.

Comment Re:Meh (Score 3, Informative) 196

I liberally use however much data/text/minutes I want on Ting (same networks as T-Mobile) and my bill is never more than $30. Honestly these unlimited plans seem like massive overkill; especially for T-Mobile because they already give you the data for YouTube and several music streaming services for free. What are people doing on their phones and tablets that's using several GB per month?

I drive a truck for a living so on my 10 hour breaks, I usually watch a movie or a show or two. It all adds up quickly.

Comment Re:3 months in France (Score 1) 765

3 months is the standard notice time for a developer (and for most qualified jobs) in France. This is written in your contract when you get a job. This is both ways: when you leave or when you are fired.

So leaving without notice time (or with a shorter time) is something you have to negociate.

Now that is perfectly fine. The standard of professionalism applies equally to bother employer and employee. I have absolutely no problem with that.

Comment Double standard (Score 1) 765

I for one, am sick of the double standard. Employees are expected to be professional and give two week's notice, however employers are not held to the same standard of professionalism. Whenever it is feasible and possible, I'll give two week's notice but I don't have qualms about leaving with less notice. Anyone defending this double standard is either an employer or an employee that has been so utterly brainwashed by corporate America that he or she will literally lick their boots.

Comment Safety Initiatives (Score 1) 96

I am all for increasing safety of the Uber drivers and holding them to more professional driver standards. I used to work in IT and now I drive a big rig for a living. There is a camera in my truck cab that monitors what I do. The company is going to know if I am texting or using my phone while driving but they do let use Bluetooth. I am all for this! I want to know that my loved ones are as safe as possible when using Uber.

Comment Re:Win for consumer (Score 2) 48

Apple sets its price points based on flash storage amount. If people can easily add more storage, that will be a win for the consumer. Yay, competition!

The win is purely empirical because you still need to use SanDisk's App to move files between your iPhone and the SanDisk unit. It does not completely integrate with the iOS platform. It would be a real win if you could actively use the SanDisk unit for storage. Really, the iPhone is a very consumer unfriendly device. I drink the Apple Kool Aid as far as my MacBook Pro is concerned. For my choice of smartphone, I am Android all of the way. I don't believe in spending more than 150.00 for a smartphone. At the prices of the flagship phones, I'd rather have a better tablet or spend my money elsewhere.

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