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How BlackBerry Is Riding iOS and Android To Power Its Comeback

DeDmeTe Re:I want one (125 comments)

I realize the parent was trying to be sarcastic, but remote phone wipe has been a feature on BES for a long time, I know it was available on the first BES I setup running 3.x many years ago.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Protecting Home Computers From Guests?

DeDmeTe Re:Chromebook? (572 comments)

Amen to that. That's what friends and the kid's friends get handed when they ask to "check their email and Facebook". It works.

about a year and a half ago
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Windfarm Sickness Spreads By Word of Mouth

DeDmeTe Re:In other news (482 comments)

It's still on an ongoing issue in those parts. Driving through Saginaw/Midland area a few years ago lots of residents had signs in their front yards demanding Dow cleanup their Dioxin mess, especially houses near the Tittabawasee river. Weather or not it's really an issue? I have no idea. But people are still seem to be concerned about it.

about a year and a half ago
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Oracle Rushes Emergency Java Update To Patch McRAT Vulnerabilities

DeDmeTe Re:Last Java 6 public update (165 comments)

It's running fine for me on 7.17 (ASDM 6.4)

about a year and a half ago
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Machine Gun Fire From Military Helicopters Flying Over Downtown Miami

DeDmeTe Re:This is why (1130 comments)

What if someone on the ground started shooting back?

about a year and a half ago
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Facebook and Zynga Move Apart

DeDmeTe Re:The concept of a game company with stock.. (64 comments)

Had a pretty good game with Farmville? You mean they did a pretty good job of copying/ripping off Farm Town? I'm quite happy to see Zynga go rigtht down the toilet. They deserve it. Even Mafia Wars was a copy cat of another game.

about 2 years ago
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IT Support Pro Tells Why He Hates Live Chat

DeDmeTe Re:Opposite experience (228 comments)

We've had several hard drive failures in the last few months and I've used HP's online chat every time to get them replaced. When I call HP, I'm usually on the phone for a t least 15 minutes listening to on-hold music. On the Chat, my wait is rarely more than two minutes. On the downside, I'm often waiting for them to respond, but it's easier for me to do other things while waiting on the chat than it would be on the phone.

I agree. I use Dell's support chat every week. I hate calling them but for a different reason, I always seem to have a hard time understanding the person on the other end of the line.

more than 2 years ago
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Being Honest In Exit Interviews Is Pointless

DeDmeTe I disagree (550 comments)

I had a worthless boss at a job I left, I requested an exit interview with the head of HR. They didn't normally do exit interviews, but I had been there for 6 years, so they wanted to know why I was leaving. Took a few months after I left to find time for a meeting, but I laid it all out. How I felt, why I left... 2 months later I got a call to come back. They fired my old boss after I opened their eyes to the BS he was pulling. I went back.. with a nice raise and a $4k signing "bonus". It works in certain cases. YMMV.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?

DeDmeTe Re:44 Auto Mag (1016 comments)

Myself and a co-worker were just discussing this topic. At my previous job, I would took a box full of old HDD's, several boxes of Winchester whitebox ball ammo (9MM) and my Springfield XD-9 out behind my parents house (who live out in BFE). What a blast. The only problem is the mess it makes. It's by far the most entertaining way I've ever disposed of hard drives.

about 3 years ago
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Academics Speak On 'Life After World Of Warcraft'

DeDmeTe Re:I wouldn't say... (171 comments)

-Warcraft was very much like all of the rest of the genre.-

What? The original Warcraft was ground breaking. There was nothing else like it when it first came out.

about 7 years ago

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