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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

DogDude Re:Confucius say: (353 comments)

Spending lots of money on PC hardware is pretty silly, as far as I'm concerned. There's more refurbished/used hardware that one could shake a stick at and it's absurdly cheap. Buying expensive PC hardware is like buying really expensive disposable pens: It's a waste of money, usually.

about a week ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

DogDude Smaller, Tesla, smaller! (283 comments)

I'd buy one in a heartbeat if they made a model that wasn't so damn big.

about two weeks ago
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

DogDude Neat. (651 comments)

Guns.

Neat.

*yawn*

about three weeks ago
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Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

DogDude Re:It's true (267 comments)

Speak for yourself. I see, on average, one a day, and I know several people that have one. I'd buy one if I liked large cars, but as soon as they come out with a smaller model, I'm buying one, no question.

about three weeks ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

DogDude Re:You have to have a car payment to drive? (907 comments)

If you buy a used car, it will run into problems. If you go to a mechanic with even the smallest of problems, they will quote you $500

I think that you perhaps have a lot to learn about cars.

EVERY car has problems. They're mechanical things. Mechanical things break and wear out. If you're smart, and buy reliable things like Toyota Corollas, etc, they have very very few problems. If you're insistent on buying notoriously unreliable cars, then you're likely to have more problems. The idea that new cars are problem-free is absurd, and it's not likely that paying the huge new car price just to avoid paying potential mechanic's fees is a financially smart move, ever.

I don't know what kind of "mechanics" you go to, but I haven't had a +$500 repair in well over a decade. It sounds like you're A. buying bad cars and B. don't know enough about cars to know if a mechanic is ripping you off or not.

about a month ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

DogDude Re:Which bacteria? (308 comments)

It's helpful if you read the fucking article: "We decided to use Rhizobacteria as this was the group specifically mentioned by our science teacher. We used one acidic strain (r.leguminosarum) and one basic strain (r.japonicum)."

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

DogDude Re:Looks like someone didn't upgrade to iPhone 6 (504 comments)

The comment was about expecting a new OS to run on year old hardware. My point was that MS's OS's regularly run on 10+ year old hardware without any problem, and that Apple consumers don't see any problem with having to buy new hardware so often.

about a month ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

DogDude Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Wow, I didn't know guys like you still existed! Look, I understand it's frustrating that no chicks will bang you, but that's because you're a douchebag. Hope that helps.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

DogDude Re:Looks like someone didn't upgrade to iPhone 6 (504 comments)

You can't seriously expect a new OS to run well on a one year old iPhone 5S?

That's funny, because I certainly do. But then again, I use Windows so I guess my expectations are a bit higher, in terms of longevity...

about a month ago
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Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

DogDude Re:Credit cards? (80 comments)

Wow, I'm surprised at that. I'm a member of three different credit unions, and none of them charge for stuff like that (if for much at all). Very strange!

about a month ago
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Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

DogDude Re:Apple Pay? (80 comments)

The merchant doesn't see the credit card number with modern POS systems, either.

about a month ago
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Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

DogDude Re:sad (80 comments)

That's partially your fault for using a bank. My credit union contacted me last week and already sent me a new card.

about a month ago
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Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

DogDude Re:Credit cards? (80 comments)

That's what you get for doing business with a bank. Smart people use credit unions.

about a month ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

DogDude Re:iTunes? one step? (323 comments)

Part of what makes iTunes so hard to use, in my opinion, was the creation of a completely superfluous extra layer of a "playlist library" or some nonsense. People who use iTunes don't even know where their actual music files. A file system isn't a complicated thing for anybody to use, so I don't really see the point. Of course, all of the nasty memory-leaking hooks it puts into Windows is what got it banned from my company, but I still don't understand why it's so damned complicated to use. I just click on the music files I want to play with Winamp and play them.

about a month ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

DogDude iTunes? one step? (323 comments)

I gave up on iTunes a LONG time ago because the software was, quite simply, a piece of shit. Why do people still use music software that takes *more* than one step to delete some music? That seems really insane to me. I can't imagine trying to fight with software in order to simply delete a file.

about a month ago
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

DogDude Re:Urban Fetch (139 comments)

The technology is there. A web page isn't rocket science. The money, though, isn't there.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

DogDude Re:Abject brand mismanagement (352 comments)

Windows is associated with work, pain, crazy difficulties, nerds and viruses.

Huh? Most people I know associate Windows with easy and simple. Crazy difficulties and nerds is called "Linux".

about a month and a half ago
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Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

DogDude Re:Can we have a [credible] MS Access equivalent? (185 comments)

There is more control and power if another language like Java or C++ is used.

That's true. However, Access and C++/Java aren't anywhere near equivalents. One is a database and a front end that most people can have working in minutes. One is a programming language, that somebody may be able to use to develop a database front end after a few years of training.

about a month and a half ago
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Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

DogDude Re:At home too (185 comments)

Maybe even give them a free linux laptop for the home. They can afford that because of the license fee savings for not using windows.

A retail copy of Windows 7 is about $100. Nobody sells a laptop for $100. Tack onto that the extra training and support for Linux, and you're nowhere near as cheap as using Windows.

about a month and a half ago

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Google going to paid-only product search

DogDude DogDude writes  |  more than 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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