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Comment Foreign content (Score 1) 103

Well, I am here in Canada often looking for DVDs of Bollywood movies. The only place I can buy then are $1 DVDs at ethnic grocery stores.

So yah, I have paid in the past, now its more online, some sudo legit IPTV/streaming providers stream movies netflix style, but its grey as a lot of streamed movies have no Copyright registration here in Canada.

Comment Re:Do Whatever You Can Afford (Score 1) 765

>If you're not being mistreated, then don't be a jerk.

I don't even think you have to be a jerk. I worked at company that's software product was devved and QA'd by Indian and Pakistani relatives. There was token non-Indians like me (We were also the most customer facing), and the nepotism was so rampant that the rest of us had to carry most of the work. The relatives were completely useless, completely clueless.

My boss called me a "Stupid baby" in front of the HR lady. We had gotten into it months earlier, I took a picture of a funny note I had left in the kitchen over some stolen pizza on facebook. He said, "People know you work for us, they're gonna think we have theives here" I had kept detailed documentation of all my work and just sat there calmly as he read me the riot act. It made him even more pissed off that I sat there with a smug look on my face presenting my side to HR. Even things like really nice letters from the customers, and my complete Jira history.

Thing was, I already had a job offer... The next morning I calmly walked in before he came in and sat down with the HR lady. I handed in my laptop, a printed sheet of passwords and told her I was done after the previous days meeting. What else could I say?

It made me pretty legendary status how cool I just left the situation. Just skated on out of there with a smile on my face. My job was going to get better, and this H1-B relative of another H1-B was still going to be working for his cousin.

Comment Re:TMobile.... (Score 2) 145

It really depends on your location of use and how far from interstates you travel, when you do.

In my case, there is absolutely NO coverage for T-mobile at my lake home on any provider except Verizon. Considering we spend ~40% of our summer months there, this is a necessity.

We also travel, by car, over 3500 miles each summer on a road trip. With Verizon I have never been out of coverage; however, AT&T and T-mobile cannot keep pace--not even close.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 32

While all of your points are quite valid, there is definitely a lot of community on IG and, as someone who recently stopped using it due to the changes to the feed planned by Facebook, I definitely miss seeing local photographers sharing their work and helping each other get better at their craft.

Comment Ancient process (sort of) (Score 2) 126

This process is not completely new. A process related (or actually this one) was used by the ancient romans to produce a type of concrete that severely outlasts current commercially available concrete. That recipe was thought lost, but recently someone managed to replicate it. It used see water, high quantities of carbon and volcanic rock/ash. It is good that new uses have been found for the process or to similar processes.

Comment Re:I'm curious... (Score 1) 155

Well, a few reasons really:

1. I don't like ads and I can adlbock on mobile web but not as easily on iOS for apps (if at all) which is why they are doing this in the first place.

2. I don't want to download unnecessary applications which take up storage I want to use on other things.

3. I don't see the need to have two different applications to interact on the same platform.

Comment Why the political ending? (Score 2) 224

From the article:

Much closer to home, Musk was also asked about the U.S. presidential election, a topic on which he was noticeably less animated.

Without saying anything about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton specifically, he said, "I don't think it's the finest moment in our democracy."

I wish there was more context given here. Does he feel this way because of their stance on space exploration/funding/etc or simply because he doesn't like their other political stances?

If it is indeed, the latter, if it's going to be included in an article, I really wish they had dug in deeper and published his response, rather than just including Hillary and Trump in the article for their SEO value.

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