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Comment Re: My iPod Touch 6 Has This Flaw (Score 1) 204

My god, you people have a massive sense of entitlement. When you buy something and break it, why should the manufacturer have to provide you with a new product? When you crash your car into a telephone pole, is the manufacturer or dealer required to give you a new car free of charge? That would be absurd, but that's how your acting about iPhones. There's no reason that Apple should have to give you a new iPhone when you broke your old one, but you and so many others here have a massive sense of entitlement.

Don't mean to interrupt your ranting and raving with anything approaching reasonable discourse but...

Would you mind citing where I said I "broke" my iPod touch and that this was the cause of its woes? The only thing "broken" about my Touch is that the touch screen isn't really as-much a "touch screen" anymore.

Comment Re:What's the price of your integrity? (Score 3, Interesting) 338

Third option: Train them wrong. "Sure, of course I'll train my replacement." Teach him the most fucked up version of everything you can, but do so with a straight face. Make sure your trainee is utterly clueless on the day you tell your boss "He's ready to go! Best in the business, this one."

It raises the price of the outsourcing for the employer, and in sufficient quantities by enough employees, could even be enough to make the outsourcing project totally fail.

Comment Re:Just no (Score 1) 152

Isn't that the biggest scam of all? The advertisers are getting billed for these impressions even though the only thing I'm doing when they come on and trying to understand how to make the crapflood stop. If I do even notice the logo/brand involved, my impressions is extremely negative.

Exactly the opposite of the impression a good advertisement should create.

Comment Re:No way. (Score 2) 290

I can't stand youtube "articles" where they drone on for 20 minutes in what should have been a 2 paragraph piece of text.

I couldn't agree more--the trend where every fucking web-page needs an accompanying video (that MUST autoplay! ...or we won't get enough views!) is extremely annoying to anyone with reading and reading comprehension skills beyond the second grade. For us, the ability to read something (or scan it) faster than some dope can dictate the same information becomes a massive, world-destroying time suck.

Comment Re:Voice Memo huh (Score 1) 290

As a policy, when I was on the helpdesk, I would log those messages into tickets titled "garbled voice-mail" and not call back on principle. Sorry, no, we can't help you if you can't be bothered to learn basic telephone manners at the age of 35. Thankfully, now almost every company allows employees to submit tickets online, so I'm sure we've totally "Solved" one problem by shunting the idiots who can't leave a voice-mail that is understandable to human ears onto a web-app where they religious leave every field blank, or if fields are required type "space bar" or "*" into the field to get around it, and describe their problem as "the system is down."

Comment Re:Is it real unlimited? (Score 1) 196

Customers who use more than 26GB of data in a bill cycle will have their data usage de-prioritized compared to other customers for that bill cycle at locations and times when competing network demands occur, resulting in relatively slower speeds

This is still better than the old "unlimited" offer which began de prioritizing your traffic onto shitty edge wireless after 2GB of monthly usage. 26 GB (based on the usage data for me the last year) says I regularly consume around 10GB per month. So for me it would be a great deal, since all my traffic would be "not deprioritized."

Comment Re:Hackers stole a set of NSA cyberweapons (Score 1) 100

Yeah, that's the other patriotic favor Snowden did for us--he demonstrated our security procedures are shite.

Consider: If the bureaucrats breaking the law willy nilly weren't even able to competently keep the secrets that (theoretically, of course, in real life we know it's not happening) could have landed them all in the Federal pokey for many years, what chance did they have of keeping national security secrets?

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