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Comment Re:Nothing to do with Trump (Score 1) 432

I figured when this came out, everyone would assume it was Mr. Trump. Reading further in the article, you realize Ford is still planning on moving the smaller car divisions to Mexico. They are not building a new facility, just moving to an already existing plant. They are going to use the US factory for Light Truck and SUV mainly. So they are setting themselves up for another BIG issue when gas prices rise again.

Comment Re:Basic small-government argument. (Score 1) 357

In this case, the permit is kind of like a "Drivers License". So it is like their cars need to take a drivers test before they can drive on California rules. I am a programmer, I would MUCH prefer the state making sure the car stops correctly for pedestrians, etc, then finding out after their car kills my grand kids.

Comment I have the VariDesk (Score 1) 340

It works really well. I got one for home, and my work purchased one for me as well. I LOVE IT!!!!!!

The problem is not sitting or standing, the problem is being in one position for a long time. I usually "Work" around 16 hours a day. 8 hours for the job, and 8 hours for fun. A combination of sitting and standing at various times is a MUST.

Comment Easy: Use Public Funds You must be net neutral (Score 1) 132

If a corporation does not use and has never used public funds for infrastructure, then they can do whatever they want. If they use public funds to setup an area monopoly they should NEVER be allowed anything other than Net Neutrality, or lose their area monopoly.

Broadband should be defined as anything 10Mb and above, continuous bandwidth. So they cannot use DSL as a competitor (If it is below 10Mb still), or UseNET as it is not continuous throughput.

With this straigh forward definition, all this back and forth will go away. If a company wants to do crazy things with bandwidth, then customers will have options to go to.

Submission + - Best way to counter Online Posts

gral writes: A friend of mine is the recipient of a rather ridiculous online smear campaign. They are taking half truths and posting things about him on Facebook and other locations. He has tried to get Facebook to remove the posts and they did, but the user simply took a screen shot of the post, and added it as an image on the site.

He has an online business and if people look him up, he doesn't want to have to explain these posts every time. Nor, does he want to lose business outright because they see these posts about him.

What are the options for getting these things taken care of? What is the most effective way to counter online slander?

Comment This is not union, this is the businesses (Score 1) 1103

They want to lower cost, so they pass the charges to have accounting payment etc on to the employee. My ex-wife got a minimum wage job once, that paid on one of these cards. Cash withdrawl $3. You could only withdrawl half of your check at a time up to a certain amount, so you got charged about $6 no matter how much you made. Then you also had charges to move the money to a REAL account etc. She quit the same day, because we calculated it up and found that for her $140 / week she only made about $100 with all the fees etc.

Comment N770, N810 Lines (Score 2) 176

I had the N770 and the N810. They could have used them as a base for great phones. I believe the N9 was a start in that direction. All they needed was to CONTINUE. Not scrap everything they had done, and go with MS. Luckily Google came in and showed them what could have been done.

Comment Cool... If this goes for Oracle... (Score 2, Interesting) 475

I can see MORE innovation going to countries that have not setup copyright along with the USA. Java being completely dead, companies like Microsoft going after everyone on US soil that "Infringed" on their API by implementing it. Apple going after.... Oracle going after...

I guess IBM should watch out.....

I guess the good news is that if Google puts their weight behind Python or some other language then it will actually tag along with the success that Android has already become. The better for the language whichever it happens to be. Of course, they could also just fix up their Go language as well.

Companies can really be stupid sometimes. All in the name of protecting their "Shareholders" I guess.

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