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Review: The BlackBerry Classic Is One of the Best Phones of 2009

EzInKy Re:What a gap... (121 comments)

I paid well over $500 for my N900 so not that worried about price. As for site of purchase, no. It would have to be from a well known reseller who has a strong reputation for backing the merchandise they sell.

9 hours ago
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Review: The BlackBerry Classic Is One of the Best Phones of 2009

EzInKy Re:What a gap... (121 comments)

Checked both NewEgg and Amazon, no luck. I'll be keeping on eye out on both though because I'm really interested. I love my N900 I'm realistic enough to know that it won't live forever.

9 hours ago
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Review: The BlackBerry Classic Is One of the Best Phones of 2009

EzInKy Re:What a gap... (121 comments)

Guess I was "lucky"? I bought mine 2009, paid full price for a no contract one and as I stated above, it is working just fine! Oh sure there are a few scratches on the screen a couple of the keys but it still just does what it was designed to do. It really makes it easy to hang on to the better part of a thousand waiting for something decent to come along replace it.

12 hours ago
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Review: The BlackBerry Classic Is One of the Best Phones of 2009

EzInKy Re:What a gap... (121 comments)

Joke all you want, but my N900 is still going strong and I have yet to see anything decent to replace it. Even the supposed pretenders claiming to supercede it refuse to build its "successors" with an equivelent fantastic hardware keyboard.

13 hours ago
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Dr. Dobb's 38-Year Run Comes To an End

EzInKy Re:When nearly all of your readers block ads... (155 comments)

And they dont hurt that much...

Are you kidding? Everytime I disable my ad blocker I cringe from the pain of being subjugated to animations and even sound designed to divert my attention away from the content I came to enjoy.

2 days ago
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Facebook Offers Solution To End Drunken Posts

EzInKy hhow will HR discriminate? (134 comments)

No, this is wrong...totally wrong. HR departments need a way to filter out all the partiers and drunkerds. Facebook has become their number one tool in choosing which employees to discriminate against.

about a week ago
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"Lax" Crossdomain Policy Puts Yahoo Mail At Risk

EzInKy Re:Silly me (49 comments)

Dude, Flash is dead! Get over it.

about a week ago
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"Lax" Crossdomain Policy Puts Yahoo Mail At Risk

EzInKy Silly me (49 comments)

I thought Flash was so nearly dead now that all that was left was pronouncement by two qualified physicians. I seriously find it hard to believe that a modern firm like Yahoo would even support it at this point.

about a week ago
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Study Explains Why Women Miscarry More Males During Tough Times

EzInKy Re:I am going to take this a step further (113 comments)

So are you saying that more homosexuals are born when societies can afford the expense of pursuing science and the arts?

about a week ago
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California Sues Uber Over Practices

EzInKy Re:Not "ridesharing" (139 comments)

I find it interesting that you didn't use the phrase "protect the individual". In order for an person to be empowered a person must be protected from those who would remove that power. Hell, we see many here who would support a system that would favor a system that offers no protection against entities who want nothing but to profit from their loss.

about a week ago
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California Sues Uber Over Practices

EzInKy Ride sharing? (139 comments)

"Hey Ez, where are you going"?
"Up to the store".
"Mind if I go with you, I need a few things".
"Not at all".
"Thanks, here's a couple of bucks for gas".

That is ride sharing. Uber, Lyft, and the others are arranging drivers for hire. Just pointing out the obvious here.

 

about a week ago
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Uber Banned In Delhi After Taxi Driver Accused of Rape

EzInKy Re:Criminal Responsibility (180 comments)

Isn't the bottom line here though to protect the riders? Even it takes being cleared in a thousand jurisdictions, no one should be allowed to be put in a position where they could harm another if they have ever done so in the past.

about two weeks ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

EzInKy Re:What a minute here!! (398 comments)

So wouldn't the problem be solved by requiring companies to pay 4x the highest requested wage an American requests before granting an H-1B application?

about two weeks ago
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Uber Banned In Delhi After Taxi Driver Accused of Rape

EzInKy Re:Criminal Responsibility (180 comments)

So you don't feel people should be held responsible for their actions, or inactions?

about two weeks ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

EzInKy What a minute here!! (398 comments)

Isn't H-1B the program that allows foreigners to steal American jobs from Americans? Really not sure how I'm supposed to feel here.

about two weeks ago
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Preferred Type of Game?

EzInKy Used to be video games (171 comments)

I used to love playing video games, but now they all seem to be so focused on multiplayer that it is extremely difficult to find one that is both enjoyable and challenging without having to go online.

about two weeks ago
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Uber Banned In Delhi After Taxi Driver Accused of Rape

EzInKy Criminal Responsibility (180 comments)

It should be law that the management of companies who place the lives of others in danger without performing due diligence to screen their subcontractors and employees will be subject to the same punishment as those that they subcontract to to provide services for the crimes their subcontractors or employees commit.

about two weeks ago
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Australian Target Stores Ban GTA V For Depictions of Violence Against Women

EzInKy Depictions of violence... (310 comments)

...just breeds violent people I hold up the US as the prime example. Even the police there believe killing others makes them stronger.

about two weeks ago
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FTC: Online Billing Service Deceptively Collected Medical Records

EzInKy Seems logical (25 comments)

It just seems to make sense to me that a payer of medical bills would collect information that would confirm the validity of the bills that they were paying. Sharing that aforesaid information is a totally different ball of wax though.

about two weeks ago
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The Ancestor of Humans Was an "Artist" 500,000 Years Ago

EzInKy Art expands thought, science limits it (59 comments)

Science limits people with its rules that facts must be proveable. Art has no limits, and allows people to explore everything that can be imagined. Both have there place though, and it would be a shame for market forces to favor one above the other.

about two weeks ago

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5 year old passed Microsoft Certified Professional

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about a month ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "The BBC has this heartwarming story about a five year old British boy who is the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional.

He told the BBC he found the exam difficult but enjoyable, and hopes to set up a UK-based tech hub one day.

"There were multiple choice questions, drag and drop questions, hotspot questions and scenario-based questions," he told the BBC Asian Network.

"The hardest challenge was explaining the language of the test to a five-year-old. But he seemed to pick it up and has a very good memory," explained Ayan's father Asim.

Ayan says he hopes to launch a UK-based IT hub similar to America's Silicon Valley one day, which he intends to call E-Valley."
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T'Pring dies!

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 4 months ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "The actess who portrayed Spock's potential mate T'Pring passed away Tuesday. According to the BBC and others the cause was complications from a heart attack. Leonard Nimoy took the time to tweet "Saying goodbye to T'Pring, Arlene Martel. A lovely talent." I'm sure there are many here who will also be saddened as she was most probably in our first fantasies of interspecies mating."
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Technocrat dying again!

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 10 months ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "Bruce really seems to have a hangup over who posts what. Technocrat, which under different leadership to Slashdot could have become a real competitor for news from nerds for nerds, is again hung up by it's stance against anonymous postings. Bruce, you are screwing the pooch once again! Just why is it you are so against free speech?"
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Technocrat.net is coming!

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 10 months ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "Technocrat.net is planning on going live today! According to the site:

" The software is ready to run, with basic features. No moderation yet. On Tuesday morning I will deploy the software on my server and do a little testing. After that, probably around mid-day California time, we will have a low-user-id land-rush, we'll put the site on the air with rather shaky software and we will start soliciting for volunteer editors. Thus, Tuesday will be a live test and there will probably be a lot of issues in the software. Please keep your expectations low until I can work through them. "

What other Slashdot's alternatives are in the planning as the result of beta?"
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When Slashdot Beta goes mainstream, where will you go?

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about a year ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "I'm sure most of you have checked it out, and am just as sure most of you don't like what they are plan to force upon us. So my question is, where do you plan on getting your Slashdot fix once the beta becomes the default? I know I'm trying to learn CSS so I can undo the damage they are inflicting."
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Queens WWIII Speech Revealed

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about a year ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "This BBC article provides details of the script the United Kingdom's Queen was to deliver in the event of a nuclear holocaust. The document, released by the government under the 30-year rule, was drawn up as part of a war-gaming exercise in the spring of 1983, working through potential scenarios. In it, the Queen was expected to urge the people of the United Kingdom to "pray" in the event of a nuclear war. Although it was only a simulation, the text of the Queen's address — written as if broadcast at midday on Friday 4 March 1983 — seeks to prepare the country for the ordeal of World War III.

The script reads: "Now this madness of war is once more spreading through the world and our brave country must again prepare itself to survive against great odds. I have never forgotten the sorrow and the pride I felt as my sister and I huddled around the nursery wireless set listening to my father's inspiring words on that fateful day in 1939. Not for a single moment did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me. But whatever terrors lie in wait for us all, the qualities that have helped to keep our freedom intact twice already during this sad century will once more be our strength.""
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Meteor Strike injures hundreds in Central Russia

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 2 years ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "The BBC reports: A meteor crashing in central Russia's Ural mountains has injured at least 500 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings. Scientists have played down suggestions that there is any link between the event in the Urals and 2012 DA14, an asteroid expected to race past the Earth on Friday at a distance of just 27,700km (17,200 miles) — the closest ever predicted for an object of that size. Prof Alan Fitzsimmons, of the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen's University Belfast, said there was "almost definitely" no connection. "One reason is that 2012 DA14 is approaching Earth from the south, and this object hit in the northern hemisphere," he told BBC News. "This is literally a cosmic coincidence, although a spectacular one.""
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