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First US Public Library With No Paper Books Opens In Texas

John Bodin Re:Why NOT bother? (212 comments)

They only, according to the webpage, accept government id's with that address or tax bills, no other item seems to be good enough for the New York Public Library.

about 8 months ago
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First US Public Library With No Paper Books Opens In Texas

John Bodin Re:Why NOT bother? (212 comments)

To bad the New York Public Library will only give you a card if your license has a physical address on it for New York. I have lived in the state all my life, but the only address that has ever been on my license is my PO Box, the same address that also is on all my bills as that is where they are mailed to. I also can not give them a copy of a land tax bill as I rent and the landlord pays the taxes.

Well thought it would have been nice to sign up for all of a minute until I came across those terms.

about 8 months ago
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Rough Roving: Curiosity's Wheel Damage 'Accelerated'

John Bodin Re:Future planning? (157 comments)

As part of planning to send people to the other planets, I am surprised that they do not try to figure out a way to get something back from the landers. I would think that seeing how the materials held up to the conditions it went through would be important data to have.

about 9 months ago
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UK Retailer Mistakenly Sends PS Vitas, Threatens Legal Action To Get Them Back

John Bodin Re:Jackpot (617 comments)

How many services still actually ship through the Post Office, I wish more did as I have a PO box for security and most places will not use it as they only use FEDEX or UPS.

about 9 months ago
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Chicago Public Schools Promoting Computer Science to Core Subject

John Bodin Re:Keyboarding (236 comments)

My son in 11th grade with everything he has to take is already doing his second year of not even getting a lunch break in the school day, hes also not the only one. How are they going to force one more course into a schedule that is already over loaded with the government says you must take this courses?

about 9 months ago
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Nobody Builds Reactors For Fun Anymore

John Bodin Re:Where's the kaboom? (326 comments)

"No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow."

about 9 months ago
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Spotify's Own Math Suggests Musicians Are Still Getting Hosed

John Bodin Re:are you kidding? (244 comments)

My question is how much of a song needs to be listened to for it to be counted as a play, there are at times when I put on Spotify Radio that I skip ahead on a song after maybe 5 to 10 seconds of it being played. Does that get the same amount of payment as if I had listened to the entire song?

about 9 months ago
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Is Buying an Extended Warranty Ever a Good Idea?

John Bodin Re:No. (329 comments)

Last day of extended warranty from BestBuy on a laptop that the dog got caught in the power cable and pulled off the desk. Beyond them taking almost 2 weeks to fix it there was no issue with getting work done on it. Honestly they would have made more money giving us credit as it was a 5 year old gaming laptop and the equivalent then was $300 more.

about a year ago
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WA State Bill Would Allow Bosses To Seek Facebook Passwords

John Bodin Re:Solved! (316 comments)

Under what I scanned in the article would not even Slashdot fall under passwords you would have to turn over?

about a year and a half ago
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Supreme Court Upholds First Sale Doctrine

John Bodin Re:When will this apply to medicines? (648 comments)

New York state now requires, as of about three weeks ago, that a valid photo id is shown when picking up some scripts.

about a year and a half ago
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Retail Copies of Office 2013 Are Tied To a Single Computer Forever

John Bodin Re:No. (464 comments)

Is it the beta, I know a few that were in the beta that were not linked to an account.

about a year and a half ago
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Retail Copies of Office 2013 Are Tied To a Single Computer Forever

John Bodin Re:No. (464 comments)

All the offices require an account. You cant buy it it most stores and walk out with a disc of any type. All you are buying is a key to type in after you create your Microsoft account.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Acknowledges iPhone 5 Camera Problem, Says You're Holding It Wrong

John Bodin Never apples fault LOL (1 comments)

Has anything ever been apples fault, or always user error?

about 2 years ago
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Apple Wins Mobile Patent On Displaying Lists, Documents

John Bodin Re:I am apalled....BURN THEM!!!!! (306 comments)

How about the field of Apples aka the corporate campus?

more than 2 years ago
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Full Upgrades To Windows 8 Only From Windows 7?

John Bodin Re:Might see re-emergence of "downgrade" ads (222 comments)

Already out there started June 1st. By any system with any version of Windows 7 and you can for less then $20US, I forget if its $19,99 or $14,99, get Win 8 Professional. After you buy the system you go to a website that I cant remember right now and not at work to read the sign we got by the computers we sell.

more than 2 years ago
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Most Game Console Power Draw Comes From Time Spent Idling

John Bodin Re:What is the point of gaming consoles? (249 comments)

Add in the cost of software to make this PC run as well as the time it would take to set it all up to be functioning as seamlessly as the 360. I know the consoles I have took no more then 10 minutes from out of the box to playing a game. Can you say the same for set up and assembly of these pieces?

more than 2 years ago
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Retail Chains To Strike Back Against Online Vendors

John Bodin Re:I do the opposite (532 comments)

Not just small items, last year we were having a small deck built and were in the store in the morning for pricing. Got full quote from one of there "pro-desk associates", but wanted to make sure with the guy doing the build that it was the final materials list since it had changed 2 times already. After getting that confirmation and calling the store back and speaking to the same associate saying yes we wanted that nearly $1000 worth of materials and if it could be gathered for us to pick up in 4 hours, it was said sure no problem.

4 hours later to almost the minute we walk in and of course that associate was no longer there, the store manager said no we don't hold anything for anyone "we do not have the room to". Then when we asked ok then pull up the order quote we did, they cant do that either as it seems since it was policy to delete all orders if the customer leaves the store. Nothing said to us when we were there initially about this, but we can get it together for you now if you have the list..which of course we left at home since it was in their computer. So 45 minute round trip later were back and waiting 3 hours for them to pull it together.

That was the day I started thinking maybe they were bought out by Bestbuy and I missed the news, since I have had the same experience there once.

more than 2 years ago
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China Debuts the World's Fastest Train

John Bodin Re:China debuts human rights abuses (491 comments)

So perhaps we need to work with manufacturers to create products and processes that are economically viable in the U.S. Or deal with it and see if a sneaker maker exists in the U.S. And one does. New Balance.

From http://www.newbalance.com/usa/#/factories

Twenty-five percent of New Balance shoes sold in North America are produced by our US workforce using US and imported materials.

Even made in the USA is not guaranteed by the company that advertises as made in the USA.

more than 4 years ago

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