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Comment Re:Size (Score 1) 324

They already could be doing this without glass, The business is already doing this. Security footage makes it to the net every time something interesting happens.

You don't assume the business or the guy tapping away on his phone at the next table is recording you because he's not. There are far less glassholes than assholes who hate people for wearing glass.

Comment Re:What?!? (Score 1) 928

relevant XKCD http://xkcd.com/1357/

Right to free speech doesn't mean you can go around saying what you want without repercussions. It means the government can't stop you or hold it against you. Corporations can mostly do what they want minus some fairly flexible laws around eavesdropping and discrimination and a few other choice things.

Constitutional rights don't translate in to private corporation -> employee/customer rights

"What most Americans generally don't know is that the Constitution doesn't apply to private corporations at all."

Comment Re:exactly the same as Blockbuster (Score 1) 371

They're simply doing this wrong. There is an easy, beneficial solution.

If you want to stop "contracts", offer to finance the phone and put them on pay as you go.

They leave, they stop paying the pay as you go but still pay monthly+interest for the phone.

It is what it says, no one gets screwed.

I HATE cellphone subsidy, there's no reason to wrap the equipment in with the service, especially on GSM.

Comment 8,7, whatever (Score 1) 564

People HATE changes, until they've been around long enough not to be "change" anymore. It's simply not time for metro yet, that will come much later. That said, I think it's impossible to site windows 8 as "the" smoking gun. It's the #1 thing people are going to complain about because it's just that different.

What's killing pcs? For the general public, tablet saturation, large phones, slowing pace of software complexity. You can run office from a web browser now. You can do 90% of what you want conveniently from a tablet without burning your lap. your 3 year old hard drives don't fail like they did back in the days, Consoles are still in full force. Where is the pc's place? The number of things you need a pc for, (specifically a new pc) is shrinking quickly every day. Sure /.ers sue pc's and can use all the power they can wrap their hands around, but grandma is just as well off reading emails on her ipad mini, kids are living off their cell phones, the market is shrinking as portable solutions get faster and portable software catches up.

My freaking phone has a 5.5 inch display, 2GB of ram, 80GB of storage and a quad core 1.6GHz processor. What I do for a living requires a pc and I prefer 27" lcd's to my 5.5, but it's not like I break out my laptop on vacation anymore ya know?

I think you're going to see the market move over slowly to keyboarded tablets as people don't need more horsepower, use more cloud storage and want light weight and long battery life.


Submission + - YouTube's ready to select a winner (youtube.com)

Proudrooster writes: From YouTube. Thanks for all your great entries.
YouTube finally has enough videos to begin selecting a winner.
What do you think is the #bestvideo on YouTube?
We've been thrilled with all of the diverse, creative entries we've seen so far, and we can't wait to begin the process of selecting the best video. We'll be announcing the winner in 10 years. All videos will be deleted within the next 24 hours.


Submission + - Google announces Google Nose — "Smelling is believing" (google.com) 1

Balthisar writes: "Being stationed in the Asia-Pacific region certainly has its advantages on certain days of the year, such as today. I'm happy to have discovered Google's launch of Google Nose. According to their information page, "Google Nose(BETA) leverages new and existing technologies to offer the sharpest olfactory experience available.""

Comment Thats why your #1 priority in an interview is: (Score 5, Insightful) 397

Picking your boss. If you're not up a creek looking for work, that interview is to let you meet your managers, talk to some workers about the managers.

When I started working it was "If I can just get in the door"

When I was in my 20's it was "What cool things will this job do for me"

Now That i'm in my 30's its "Will I be able to work with these people"

Comment Re:Noise canceling headphones (Score 1) 561

I just started working from home. Every little noise was killing me. I left the house before noon on day one and came back with a pair of Bose QC 3. They're expensive but they really work wonders. They completely remove low frequency and reduce mid and upper ranges to a calm level. I can still hear people in the room talking, but it's more like they're mumbling to themselves.

The QC 15's are cheaper, have the same active nr, but also completely cover the ear and have good passive nr. I would have gone for this, but I didn't want something bulky and hot over my ears all the time.

Are they worth $300? As a college student, probably not. Mid and high reduction isn't any better than covering your ears with your hands. As an adult trying to work from home, They're worth it, not a great deal but helpful none the less.

Comment Re:What is the difference (Score 3, Interesting) 669

Sure, they're going to sue. It's one of our core values you know? Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the Ineffable right to drag anyone you disagree with though court, beat them up with your abundant supply of money and time until you get your way or they give you a fat check to make you go away.

It's the schools job to keep the place safe and clean and educational. That means they need to kick out asshats and verified wolf criers, and they had damn well do their job or they'll end up with a wholly different six-pack of lawsuits when then fail to kick a real pedo teacher to the curb.

My favorite part is where they're saying the principal violated their privacy by making them log in to facebook at the school. You posted a severely damning lie about an agent of the school on a pseudo-public social website and now you're worried about your privacy?

Suspended for 10 days is a puny slap on the wrist. Yes Honor Roll students screw up too, and just because they generally do the write thing doesn't mean they shouldn't be punished, people need to wake up, children need appropriate and sane levels of discipline or they turn in to jack-asses later in life.

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