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How Amazon's Ebook Subscriptions Are Changing the Writing Industry

FlopEJoe Re:Encouraging quality (250 comments)

I got hooked on a fantasy series by somebody I'd never heard of because they made the first book available for $0. "Meh, for free, I'll give it a whirl!" After that I paid full price for the other 5 books.

Just like the street corner drug dealer... Not Even Once!

about a month ago

Elon Musk's Solar City Is Ramping Up Solar Panel Production

FlopEJoe Re:Higher capacity for smaller roofs (262 comments)

You have indeed discovered the unvarnished truth, solar is not viable in terms of cost and this is unlikely to change anytime soon.

Not true at all. The subsidies and tax write-offs and other benefits continue to pile up. Someone who is paying full retail for his panels is just someone who is too lazy to file the appropriate paperwork.

Yes... because /no one/ pays for subsidies and tax write-offs. They're totally, magically, free!

about 7 months ago

Cisco Spending Millions of Dollars Secretly Purchasing New Juniper Products

FlopEJoe Re:New Jersey frosty (120 comments)

I saw it as "Jupiter" products and thought it was a rant on Buy (earth) American products first.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?

FlopEJoe 100% (263 comments)

100% you should absolutely take the new job. Run, don't walk.

Side note... where do you work now? Like... specifically what's the address to send resumes?

about a year ago

Dogs Defecate In Alignment With Earth's Magnetic Field

FlopEJoe Re:dogs deficate not staring into the sun (222 comments)

The spinning around is exactly the same behavior they use to tamp down grass for a place to sleep.. I mean, do you really want blades of grass tickling your bum while you poop?

Hmph... I pay extra for that.

1 year,23 days

Mathematical Model of Zombie Epidemics Reveals Two Types of Living-Dead Strains

FlopEJoe The two types are... (163 comments)

... Duh... fast walkers and slow walkers. Geesh we've known this for ages!

about a year ago

Company To Balloon Tourists To the Edge of Space For $75,000

FlopEJoe Re:30Km isn't space (104 comments)

Wait a minute! Suppose two swallows carried it together? Carrying it on a line?

about a year ago

Most Cave Paintings Were Painted By Women, Says Penn State Researcher

FlopEJoe Re:What interested me (205 comments)

To me that adds credence to the notion that society has removed a lot of the need for distinguishing between genders.

I rather enjoy the distinguishing features between genders.

about a year ago

My productivity peaks between...

FlopEJoe 6AM - 10AM (309 comments)

(Picked 4am-8am) Those couple of hours before more people get to work are like candy to me! Sweet, quiet, candy.

about a year ago

German NSA Critic Denied Entry To the US

FlopEJoe Re:Awesome (352 comments)

Though the US seems to be getting harsher and harsher about it.

My diagnosis is that these are the desperate throes of a doomed regime.

Odd... it may be eventually doomed but it currently seems to to be getting stronger and stronger.

about a year ago

Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S

FlopEJoe Re:Where's the led notification? (773 comments)

It's horribly problematic to alarm every minute when I want the alarm sound off! Meetings, presentations, movie theaters. I even silence it even at work in my cube. I love my droid multi-color and flash rate notification LED. Different colors for different types of notifications and a different flash rate for "important" people's SMS.

about a year ago

Got Malware? Get a Hammer!

FlopEJoe Humans... (254 comments)

I don't want to work in that office if they learn most system vulnerabilities are due to humans!

about a year and a half ago

The IRS vs. Open Source

FlopEJoe Re:Open source equates to freedom. (356 comments)

The concern in this situation is NOT whether the IRS is scrutinizing or rubber-stamping /everyone/. It's my understanding that it was proven they are scrutinizing some groups with specific ideologies and rubber-stamping groups with the opposite ideology.

about a year and a half ago

Tennessee Official: Water Complaints Could be "Act of Terrorism"

FlopEJoe Re:I just hate being wrong all the time (407 comments)

Eventually they will reach a singularity of stupid, from which no intelligence can escape.

We reached that with George W. Bush. Now we're in a black hole of stupid.

Good thing we elected President Change.

about a year and a half ago

India To Send World's Last Telegram

FlopEJoe Re:Probably? (205 comments)

"More than 500 million people are still without access to a phone or Internet."

How will they use the XBox One??!?

about a year and a half ago

ZDNet Proclaims "Windows: It's Over"

FlopEJoe Re:Whats the alternative? (863 comments)

I'll start by saying that every UI model we have today sucks. Some sucks less, and some sucks more, but everything has some degree of sucking to it.

Is it time to pull out the quote: The only "intuitive" interface is the nipple. After that it's all learned.

about 2 years ago

Google Bumps Up Search a Notch With Google Nose BETA

FlopEJoe Congested... (66 comments)

Damn it... they would come out with this the day I'm all congested and can't smell anything!

about 2 years ago



Ticketmaster claims hacking

FlopEJoe FlopEJoe writes  |  more than 7 years ago

FlopEJoe (784551) writes "Ticketmaster claims that RMG Technologies is providing software to avoid security measures including the Captcha. Even to the point of utilizing bots to get large blocks of tickets. RMG says it just "provides a specialized browser for ticket brokers." Personally, I don't miss the days of camping out for tickets and believe technology should make things easier and fairer. But it seems only the speculators win when tickets sell out in minutes and they can put them up on eBay for 10 times the face value. TFA is a good read for anyone interested in how tickets are allocated. "A hearing on Ticketmaster's suit is scheduled for Oct. 15.""


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