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Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

Psyborgue Re:In otherwards (664 comments)

You're missing the point. A business that did this would be at a disadvantage because of the dissatisfied employees (especially competent ones) who would go elsewhere. The usual counter argument is that if everybody does it, then there is no "freedom", but of course this ignores the fact that the one business that didn't do this would have a massive advantage. Happy workers are productive workers. So yes, the market sorts it out here too.

Yeah, sure, there might be situations where entire low skilled sectors of work did this sort of thing (like with fast food drug testing), but at the same time, that simply provides an incentive to better one's self and maybe go back to college. Plenty of people do it. It's not always easy but if people work at it, it's almost always possible.

about 2 months ago
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Google Fiber Launches In Provo — and Here's What It Feels Like

Psyborgue Re:Until you experience the speed ... (338 comments)

Here in France, a provider called "Free" provides gigabit ftth. They also give you a static IP. Their network is also native IPv6. They don't care how you use your bandwith either. Their "box" has a built in seedbox and plenty of ports for external drives (both esata and USB). They don't throttle and they have a history of ignoring the French three strikes law as well. The only issue is they have a peering disagreement with Google so you can't even watch youtube with all that speed at peak hours.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Improve My Memory For Study?

Psyborgue Re:See a psychologist. (384 comments)

+5 . I was gonna say just this. It could also be something neurological. It could be psychological. It could be diet. It could be sleep patterns. It could be all sorts of things, none of which slashdot is qualified to diagnose. It's like asking for legal advice here. Stupid fucking idea. Myabe don't see a shrink first, but if the physical gets ruled out, then it's always a good idea to look towards the psychological.

about 3 months ago
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Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

Psyborgue Re:9.1 (1009 comments)

They could make them, but i'm not sure anybody would buy them. Why? Because they're not fucking shiny, that's why. People want shiny shit. Personally, I prefer matte as well, but outside the tech community, it's harder to find that as a preference.

about 3 months ago
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US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Psyborgue Re: This is the problem with religious people. (903 comments)

To be fair, the Vatican generates an enormous amount of revenue from tourism. If they simply sold it, they wouldn't be generating that constant revenue, which could in theory be used to help the poor (and it sometimes is). I'm hardly a fan of the church and their policies, but if the goal is to give as much money to the poor as possible, the best way to do that is by keeping the Vatican.

about 3 months ago
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Snowden Says His Mission Is Accomplished

Psyborgue Re:Right On (312 comments)

The problem is: it's always close. It's why I choose not to participate in the charade. I vote third party even if I really, really, dislike the idea of one of the assholes winning.

about 4 months ago
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UK Gov't Plans To Censor "Extremist" Websites Via Orders To ISPs

Psyborgue Re:But this can't happen (208 comments)

I usually respond to that by saying human behavior is rarely logical and the patterns of people to gradually push things to see how far they can go is well established.

about 5 months ago
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Do You Need Headphones While Working?

Psyborgue Re:Working and Listening are Mutually Exclusive (262 comments)

Sort of the opposite with me. If I know the lyrics, I tend to "sing along" in my head, the words form images, and I get distracted. If the words are unintelligible (foreign language) or it's just instrumental, I don't have that problem.

about 5 months ago
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Do You Need Headphones While Working?

Psyborgue Re:Working and Listening are Mutually Exclusive (262 comments)

I find music with lyrics to be distracting sometimes (it depends on the lyrics sometimes), but electronic or classical tends to boosts my productivity.

about 6 months ago
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Books With "Questionable Content" Being Deleted From ebookstores In Sweeping Ban

Psyborgue Re:Well it is about time (548 comments)

But you really think the pedo is going to do something to your kid(s) because of a book? Really? Books make them that way?

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Takes Another Stab At Tablets, Unveils Surface 2, Surface 2 Pro

Psyborgue Re: Why aim for shrinking Market share. (381 comments)

Yeah. You can identify as a desktop, but that means it wouldn't affect the tablet metric at all (while it might skew the desktop browser metric). Some other browser like Dolphin let you identify as an iPad or iPhone, which IMO is far more useful since many sites assume wrongly that android supports flash. iPads and iPhones tend to get served pure html5 video. This is a global setting in Dolphin, not a per-page thing. Now that would affect the tablet market measurements, but comparatively few people use that browser (or one like it) and even fewer use that option.

about 7 months ago
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Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

Psyborgue Re:FUCK OFF (729 comments)

Well. I'm on the latest stable release. It has something very similar to "mission control" where you get your virtual desktops, windows "exposé"-style, and your dock all on one screen. It also has something similar to the notifications center on the bottom. Personally I like it. One hot corner and I get an overview of everything, which is what "mission control" was designed to do. It's search function (on the same screen) is also very similar in form to the iPad's universal search. It's function is similar as well.

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Takes Another Stab At Tablets, Unveils Surface 2, Surface 2 Pro

Psyborgue Re:Or alternatively (381 comments)

There is no "groove". It's magnetic, like the normal iPad covers and like the surface.

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Takes Another Stab At Tablets, Unveils Surface 2, Surface 2 Pro

Psyborgue Re:Or alternatively (381 comments)

Check this keyboard/cover out for iPad that's nearly identical to the Surface keyboard. Bonus is that it predates the surface.

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Takes Another Stab At Tablets, Unveils Surface 2, Surface 2 Pro

Psyborgue Re: Why aim for shrinking Market share. (381 comments)

While you and me might do that, how many users know what a user agent is, much less delve into third party browser settings to change it? There can't be enough people to mess up the numbers.

about 7 months ago
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Valve Announces Linux-Based SteamOS

Psyborgue Re:This is straight from Microsoft's playbook (510 comments)

Tfa: "Users can alter or replace any part of the software or hardware they want". Valve is not Microsoft. It's privately owned either and Gabe is almost universally seen as a cool guy -- hardly the type to pull off a dick move as you imply he would.

about 7 months ago
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Xbox One's HDMI Pass-Through Can Connect PS4, PCs and More

Psyborgue Re:Centering a 720p image (171 comments)

I have a DVDO Edge which can do this. You set the output resolution to something fixed and set the scaling (and other settings) for each input individually. You could presumably get the exact scale you're looking for with a test pattern and tweaking. I don't recall if there is a shortcut to what you want but I wouldn't be surprised.

about 7 months ago

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Harvard Psych. Denies Addiction Disease Theory

Psyborgue Psyborgue writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Psyborgue writes "Since Alcoholics Anonymous was founded, a debate has raged on as to whether addiction is a disease outside of a person's control requiring divine intervention, or whether it is within a person's power to control or end their usage. A recent book written by Harvard's Gene M. Heyman suggests, like other books before him such as Stanton Peele's "Diseasing of America" and Jeffery Schaler's "Addiction is a Choice" that addiction is in fact a choice."
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Well fudge... first journal entry...

Psyborgue Psyborgue writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Well as usual, Linux is my topic oc conversation... i just saw an article online written by some asshole laywer that is defending SCOking crack. http://news.com.com/2008-7344_3-5082037.html
More bullshit from an organisation that seems hell-bent not on winning their suit, but on destroying linux's image in the public eye... Well that is typical of capitalists when they aren't making money. They bring out the lawyers and scream MOMMYMOMMYMOMMY it's no fair.... i'm doing bad...

Considering the state of this country that i live in (USA), i am seriously wondering how many people are at least passively considering a revolution. Corporations rule us. Our government has become a whore, putting out to anybody with cash. That whore used to be pretty but now she is old and fully defiled. I can see little to no honesty left... nuf said

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