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Comment Re:Cost of Living Tradeoffs (Score 3, Funny) 163

> the execs are full of ego and can do no wrong.

I remember one dot-com where I was GM. We were waiting for a meeting to start when the CEO came in and sat down. A minute later the CFO came in and sat down next to him. Finally the CTO came in and sat down next to the CFO. Our lead engineer turns to me and says, "And so, the cluster forms." Funniest damn thing I had heard all day.

Comment Burn? (Score 2) 293

> you'll find that it's just a non-stop stream of burns ... "You might not have a problem with the texting & driving...but we do."

Oh, snap! Harsh!

Regardless, I agree with the sentiment. Each time you're stopped the punishment so double. First time $200, second $400, etc. with no cap. Will it stop the problem? Not entirely. But it'll get awfully expensive for the asshats who insist of sharing whatever the hell it is they're texting.

Comment Re:TFS could be a little less obscure (Score 5, Informative) 177

No it's not (at least not entirely). From the Wikipedia page (because I'm too lazy to write it up myself):

"IFTTT is a free web-based service that allows users to create chains of simple conditional statements, called "recipes", which are triggered based on changes to other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. IFTTT is an abbreviation of 'If This Then That'."

Comment I love my iPad. But won't replace my laptop (Score 2) 301

I'm an Apple fanboy - full disclosure. I love my MB Air and my iPad Air but there's no way an iPad the size of anything smaller than the Pro has a chance of being a "laptop killer." But the Pro's are too damn expensive. If Apple was serious about the iPad being the thing that would phase out laptops or be the next generation of whatever then they need to drop the price by _a lot_. I have no idea if that's realistically possible without being a loss-leader, but it's pretty much the only way they'd even come close.

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