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Submission + - SPAM: vizio 50 inch tv

john443 writes: Introducing the all-new 2014 E-Series 50" (50.00" diag.) Full-Array LED Smart TV with an ultra-narrow 10mm frame, crystal-clear LED-lit picture, and a faster, easier-to-use Smart TV experience. With built-in Wi-Fi included, the E-Series connects you to the latest hit movies, TV shows, and music.
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Submission + - Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment (

jones_supa writes: Greece, the country which has been in extreme financial trouble and high debt for years, cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month, unless it achieves a deal with creditors. "The four installments for the IMF in June are €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion). This money will not be given and is not there to be given," Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis told Greek Mega TV's weekend show. Shut out of bond markets and with bailout aid locked, cash-strapped Athens has been scraping state coffers to meet debt obligations and to pay wages and pensions. With its future as a member of the 19-nation eurozone potentially at stake, a second government minister accused its international lenders of subjecting it to slow and calculated torture.

Comment Definitely interested in this... (Score 4, Interesting) 171

Granted this is just an interesting concept at the moment, however I think Microsoft may have something worthwhile here. The only thing is lacking (or missing rather) is a tactile interface - so that one could "feel" virtual objects.

I'll be paying attention to this, because I think this could be a game changer.

Comment Re:Rediculous, but nothing new (Score 1) 251

Because techs can provide targeted and pertinent up-sell suggestions to customers due to being onsite and being able to see exactly what a customer needs. (Full disclosure, I resigned from TWC not to long ago). Hate to beat a dead horse, but a good tech who also understands the sales process and how they can assist in it; is far more valuable to the company (any company), than just a plain tech guy who fixes the issue and moves on.

If you don't up-sell, your competitor will.

Comment Re:Wait... (Score 2) 255

Aside from the questionably stupid|baiting statement, that Palin is smarter than Biden. One word stands out: quitter. She quit because she didn't want the job anymore. If your elected to an office and quit, you should never again consider running for office, much less attempt to offer any sort of discourse. I (and probably many other rational thinking individuals) will never look at you the same way again.

Comment Short-term solution... (Score 1) 673

While I don't agree with the premise per se (it should be gender neutral); I do personally believe there are two types of coders: those who do it for the love and those who do it for the money. Pay enough money (or have the real potential to earn a substantial amount) and people will do it. Where girls / women may not love to code, they do have unique insights which should be cultivated / encouraged; hence, useful in programming.

Comment Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (Score 1) 387

No, I'm just saying making a blanket statement that the start screen is "god dammed useless" is quite foolish. If he had said, it didn't work for him, hence its the reason why he didn't like it; I could accept that.

Oh and the only time I talk about sheep is when I'm trying to figure out how to cook a new dish.

Comment Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (Score 3, Insightful) 387

Useless to who? There is this thing called "adapt and overcome" that works wonders. Or to put it another way, just because you (and some others) don't like it does not make it useless. I use it interchangeably with the Windows desktop and my output of work has not changed, thanks.

Comment Privacy vs. Intellectual Property (Score 0) 206

I'm kinda on the fence with this one. On the one hand personal privacy is important and should be defended, however the offending party did use (a) company email and (b) they also own / control the Hotmail / Outlook mail servers. Given the amount of financial loss that could have occurred (yes I realize it might not be that large given it is Windows 8 / 8.1, lol) I'm not entirely certain Microsoft was in the wrong here.

Again, each country's law may vary with respect to privacy, but I can't see that defending one's intellectual property would be (should be) subservient.

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