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DA-MAN (17442) writes "I've been a SysAdmin for about ten years now. During this time I have gone from working at a small organization to a much larger organization. I work hand in hand with developers to debug, find bottlenecks and in general assist. During this time I have never had any issues with developers, in fact one lead developer went to management and had me issued a monetary award for my "work" on his project. In the much larger organization, I am one of many sysadmins but I see that my peers also have good working relationships with the developers they work with. My question is, does the sysadmin/developer rivalry still exist? Has it gotten better in the past few months or am I and every sysadmin I've worked with "one of the good ones"?" top
DA-MAN writes "Why is it that we, in the US, tolerate deliberate false advertising? ISP's advertise unlimited use or don't advertise limits, yet they get away with it. Mobile carriers claim to give unlimited mobile to mobile, never stating that they really mean mobile to mobile within the same network. Why is it that we allow companies to redefine "unlimited" and so forth?" Link to Original Source top
DA-MAN writes "When I was a young lad, I had a few stories written about me in various papers. These stories were about the Cisco Networking Academy, the "Digital Divide" and success stories. All of these stories portrayed me as a bum who made good after taking Cisco in High School. These stories were just plagued with factual errors about my life, they basically made me into a loser who lucked out, when in fact the Cisco Networking Academy had little to do with my life or career (I'm a system guy, not a network guy). Recently I saw the media paying attention to something I knew a lot about. I was a fan of a comedy radio show that was crucified nation wide for racism over a prank call. Many important facts were left out, details exaggerated and other details just plain falsified in the reporting of this story. I was just wondering if anyone else had similar experiences? Is this the norm or the exception?" top
DA-MAN writes "How come the same guy who rejoiced for the firing of Imus can get away with this? Isn't he the same guy who went after the "right wing" media for misspelling Barack Obama's name! Now he demeans Latino's of this country for cheap political shots at the Attorney General! So making fun of the Muslim name is taboo, but making fun of Latino's is okay? I believe the term racist is being thrown around far too easily these days. The media liberals who claim to be above this sort of thing are just as guilty as the rest. Yet they are the ones quick to throw stones at anyone who doesn't agree with their viewpoint. Comedy is not hate speech, and if you treat it as such expect to be called the racist as defined by you!" top
DA-MAN writes "A Radio Duo was suspended on April 23rd for a prank call to a chinese restaurant. The Organization of Chinese Americans lead this offensive, including a protest in front of CBS HQ on April 27th, asking for the firing of JV & Elvis. During this protest OCA passed out this flyer which equated the prank call to Hitler, the KKK and Nazi Germany. Now HIAS, the group which asked for the firing of CNN's Lou Dobbs is taking OCA's Nazi references to task, calling OCA a racist organization. Am I the only one that finds this whole thing ridiculous from the start? First satire is lost, now the special interest groups can't even agree." top
DA-MAN writes "A group known as the Organization of Chinese Americans has called for the firing of two radio dj's in New York over a prank call. The prank call was to a Chinese restaurant using a computer generated voice during which they place an order for shrimp flied lice. Today they protested outside of CBS during which they passed out flyers equating said prank call to Hitler/KKK/Nazi Germany. Looks like comedy is no longer safe from attack, for you can be called a racist for a joke now. The OCA has called the DJ's racists against Asian's, ignoring such facts like one of the DJ's being married to Korean model Natasha Yi *NSFW*." top
DA-MAN writes "I am a current Tivo user, and I love it. The only problem is that Tivo bites on an HDTV. The output quality is crap, even using S-Video. In addition, I now have the HDTV service from my cable company. Now I don't like the idea of a box where I am not allowed to do anything, such as those provided by the cable company. My question is, what are my options? Do I just wait until Tivo releases the series 3 HD DVR? Are there any do it yourself boxes that support component in/out (my cable company has dvi, but it is disabled)? Are there any other options for DVR's with HD, or should I just go for the cable company box? The Tivo has changed the way I watch TV, and I don't want to go back to keeping schedules."