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Comment Re:Shocking!!!! (Score 4, Insightful) 161

tech is a small world; make waves and you may not be working in your field again.

we have mostly killed unions and workers refuse to band together because... reasons. (shrug).

and so, there is no one to speak for the regular worker. not really, not anymore.

we need jobs to pay the bills. its pretty powerful to hold that over someone's head.

this is the unwritten rule. complain and you find yourself out of work and unable to GET work (in some extremes). now, if you are a white male and older than that magic number, you will try even HARDER to avoid being fired or making 'trouble' for managers at work.

until we get a proper balance of power, the worker will continue to be abused and have no real recourse. not in the US and CERTAINLY not in trump's US ;(

Comment Re:Only a penny a page, duplex? (Score 1) 5

I'll be better able to figure it when the cartridge is empty. The savings come from not having to pay eight or ten bucks for copies that I'm proofreading.

They're already online as free e-books, HTML, and PDF, with printed copies available at a price.

Comment Cataracts and Suse (Score 1) 6

IIRC you're Canadian (if in the US you'll need insurance) and should be able to get CrystaLens implants for an extra $2,000. They cure nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and cataracts.

I ran Suse back in 2003 and liked it, but moved to Mandrake because my TV didn;t like it; I was using the TV as a monitor with an S-video cable. Still trying to find a distro that will run on an old Gateway laptop.

Comment Re:Second Life still has thousands of users? (Score 2) 54

Just for grins you might try reading TFA, and learn something about why it's still popular enough to be profitable for Linden Labs.

Jesus, dude, CHILL OUT!

All he said was he was surprised it was still around, he didn't shit on it and suggest all SL users are neck-beards in their mom's basement, or something (or is that YOU?)

As one who is not involved in SL, it didn't occur to me that unlike MANY MANY similar ideas, it hadn't faded into history for whatever reason. But that's not meant as an insult (as clearly you took it), simply an observation from someone who never got into SL. To each their own.

Comment Re:Don't work, don't carry (Score 1) 510

If you are taking a trip to somewhere your phone requires roaming charges you should not take your phone with you.

Indeed. In fact, a good thing to do is simply get to where you're going and buy a "burner phone". You can dump it if you choose, or keep it and hand it over to the Brown Shirts when you re-enter the US...

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