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Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?

DogDude Free Office viewers (281 comments)

We're thankfully long past the days when an emailed Word document was useless without a copy of Microsoft Word

My first thought upon reading this was, "Right, because Microsoft has all of those various free Office viewers".

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?

DogDude Scientific American (285 comments)

Yup. Scientific American.

4 days ago
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Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft

DogDude Dead? (110 comments)

"The Wintel cartel appears to be well and truly dead

We're in the process of revamping my company's IT infrastructure: About 30 Wintel PC's, 3 Wintel Servers, and 0 *pads.

Unfortunately for my company's employees, we don't make money from watching Netflix or playing whatever this week's hot game is on tablets. We have to do work to earn money, and we can't do work on tablets or phones.

4 days ago
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52 Million Photos In FBI's Face Recognition Database By Next Year

DogDude Don't take the job (108 comments)

I have *0* respect for a person who submits to photographs, fingerprints, credit checks or drug tests to get a job.

If you don't have enough self-respect to not sell your identity for a job then you're not worth my time.

5 days ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

DogDude Re:Fuck Obamacare (722 comments)

You can set up a HSA instead of insurance, if you want.

Otherwise, I'll say how dare you expect the rest of us to pay for your health care because you don't want to.

about two weeks ago
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Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features

DogDude What? (173 comments)

Are you fucking kidding me? Bug fixes for a currency?

I'd be real curious to see how many Bitcoin users are also Amway and Herbalife salesmen.

about 1 month ago
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Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

DogDude Re:Windows 8.x is un-usable without Start8 (200 comments)

You're wrong. It's very usable. I like it quite a lot, when using a touchscreen. It's kinda' awesome, actually.

That's just my opinion.

about a month ago
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Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

DogDude Short sighted (200 comments)

Another bad decision from Firefox. My company's moving to Windows 8. We'll be sticking with Chrome, which has a simple toggle between standard and metro. Every laptop made today is a touchscreen, and Windows 8 is awesome on a touchscreen.

about a month ago
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White House: Get ACA Insurance Coverage, Launch Start-Ups

DogDude Re:I went back to corporate America because Obamac (578 comments)

Then you probably have no clue whatsoever.

Actually, I pay the health insurance for more than 20 people. I know more about health insurance costs than you do, unless you happen to be a health insurance salesperson.

about a month ago
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White House: Get ACA Insurance Coverage, Launch Start-Ups

DogDude Re:They're getting desperate (578 comments)

Hopefully people have finally gotten the message and aren't handing over their money to private companies just because the government says you have to.

Why are you "hopeful" that people are not buying health insurance, and instead paying the tax penalties and living without health care? Sociopath, maybe?

about a month ago
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White House: Get ACA Insurance Coverage, Launch Start-Ups

DogDude Re:We're with the government (578 comments)

Then after you realize that government regulations are so onerous that its really difficult to get a business started, you'll have to go back to working for a big company.

Like what regulations, exactly?

about a month ago
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White House: Get ACA Insurance Coverage, Launch Start-Ups

DogDude Re:I went back to corporate America because Obamac (578 comments)

was on my own with a full-time consultancy, but I scaled it back to off-hours and went back to a forty-hour-a-week corporate job for the health insurance.

I call bullshit. You had a "full-time consultancy" but couldn't afford a few hundred bucks a month for health care? Right.

about a month ago
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Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

DogDude Re:Please.... (321 comments)

The point is that after they have entered their password, the child has 30 minutes of unfettered purchasing power and there is NO warning of this at all.

No warning sign... except for entering the password...

Am I missing something, or are you trying to be funny?

about a month ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

DogDude Re:Hard drives + Robocopy (983 comments)

That's a lot of complexity and room for error just to save a few hundred bucks.

about a month ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

DogDude Hard drives + Robocopy (983 comments)

I have a 16 TB media collection at home that I just back up on more hard drives.

External hard drives in USB cases + Robocopy works great for me.

about a month ago
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Low-Protein Diet May Extend Lifespan

DogDude Re:Tried it already. It kind of flopped. (459 comments)

Speak or yourself. I eat according to the food pyramid, and at 40, with moderate exercise, I'm in incredible shape.

about a month and a half ago
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Water Filtration With a Tree Branch

DogDude First time? (205 comments)

If this is true, then this is a really profound discovery that could help millions of people.

What I'm wondering, is why no other society, that we know of, has discovered this low-tech, yet seemingly incredibly useful thing previously?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

DogDude Re:What if? (631 comments)

What if you went to an Indian casino, exchanged your dollars for chips, and when you went to leave and cash out your remaining chips, they refused to exchange the chips for dollars, and instead decided to close shop. Would you still trust the dollar?

I think you've got your analogy backwards and upside-down. The correct question would be, "Would you still trust the casino chips?"

about 2 months ago
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Consumer Reports Says Tesla Model S Is Best Overall Vehicle

DogDude Re:Best car overall?? (318 comments)

I don't know about most people, but if I'm driving more than an hour or two, I'm renting a car so as not to put the miles on my own cars. I would never drive my commuter long distances

about 2 months ago
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Consumer Reports Says Tesla Model S Is Best Overall Vehicle

DogDude Re:This is old news (318 comments)

It's a big deal because a year later, lots of people STILL think it's the best car on the market.

about 2 months ago

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Google going to paid-only product search

DogDude DogDude writes  |  about 2 years ago

DogDude (805747) writes "Like the subject says: Google is moving to paid-only product search. It has always been free to submit items to Google, but that all changes this fall. Here's a blog post announcing the change from the Vice President of Product Management of Google Shopping"
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Google sends out barcodes to Favorite Places

DogDude DogDude writes  |  more than 4 years ago

DogDude (805747) writes "Google sent out approximately 100,000 barcodes to local businesses deemed "favorite places" based on their own criteria (http://www.google.com/help/maps/favoriteplaces/business/faq.html#biz-faq-decal). These barcodes are scannable by any smartphone, and provide all kinds of nifty information about the business. The business where I work got one, and we're wondering what we could and/or should do with the program from our end."
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DogDude DogDude writes  |  more than 7 years ago

DogDude writes "I own a brick-and-mortar retail store. We do a good volume of business, and we plan to start opening more locations soon. We've outgrown out current Point-of-Sale system (POS), and I'm shopping for a new one. There are plenty of good, mature, proprietary systems out there already. I'm looking for information on OSS POS systems that are also mature, stable, and well supported. It seems that most OSS POS projects are either tiny, relatively unsupported, and lacking many critical features, or they're so large and complex that they can only be implemented by a Fortune 500 company with a dedicated IT staff. I'm looking for something robust that will work out of the box, yet still scale appropriately for a mid-sized company. Suggestions?"

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