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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Sable Drakon Wrongful Termination? (742 comments)

If Comcast is in the wrong here, and it wouldn't surprise me if they were, this guy is gonna be able to come in to a whole lot of money. Both from Comcast and his former employer.

about three weeks ago
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Google's Security Guards Are Now Officially Google Employees

Sable Drakon Re:This makes sense. (134 comments)

I'll pick the one that leads to unscrupulous employees getting fired as quickly as possible. Escorted outside immediately by those very same guards.

about three weeks ago
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Google's Security Guards Are Now Officially Google Employees

Sable Drakon Re:Google's forgoten its obligation to shareholder (134 comments)

All the same, internal or not, why would a guard have access to sensitive and classified internal Google data? If they do, someone needs to rapidly fire whoever is handling information security and replace them with someone competent.

about three weeks ago
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Google's Security Guards Are Now Officially Google Employees

Sable Drakon Re:This makes sense. (134 comments)

What kind of idiot gives physical security staff access to private systems they don't need? Access controls are paramount for something like this. Guards shouldn't be given access to anything that isn't directly required by their position.

about three weeks ago
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Cyanogen Inc. Turns Down Google, Seeing $1 Billion Valuation

Sable Drakon Re:Google just pissy (107 comments)

Are you high? Milestone 11 doesn't exist yet. It probably hasn't even been frozen yet. The most recent Milestone release is 10, which has worked flawlessly with my N7-2012, Netflix included.

about three weeks ago
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Cyanogen Inc. Turns Down Google, Seeing $1 Billion Valuation

Sable Drakon Re: Google just pissy (107 comments)

How? CM already doesn't have GApps by default since at least CM7, because Google put a stop to it. You can't stop people from flashing GApps to a CM running device.

about three weeks ago
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Cyanogen Inc. Turns Down Google, Seeing $1 Billion Valuation

Sable Drakon Re:Google just pissy (107 comments)

Then why did they throw a shitfit when they found out CM actually did bundle GApps early in it's lifespan? Ever since CM7 (So far as I recall, could be as early as 6), you have to flash GApps seperately or else the system is somewhat useless initially. That didn't used to be the case, nor is it with any CM edition devices like Oppo's N1 or the OnePlus One.

about three weeks ago
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Cyanogen Inc. Turns Down Google, Seeing $1 Billion Valuation

Sable Drakon Re:Google just pissy (107 comments)

You do know that so long as you're running AOSP, even the compiled images that Google releases, so long as you can enable developer settings, mock locations can be enabled. You can do it from any Nexus, Moto X/G/E, and CM device. And even CM has Developer Settings disabled by default. So you can't really start complaining about Google not allowing fake geolocation, you just have to be less of an idiot to enable it.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Worth Being Grandfathered On Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan?

Sable Drakon Re: Republic Wireless (209 comments)

They're still just a voip provider. You try taking a Sprint phone to them and they'll turn you out the door. Doesn't matter if they're riding Sprint's network. They won't let you use a phone without their firmware, which is only available for a scant few phones.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Worth Being Grandfathered On Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan?

Sable Drakon Re:Republic Wireless (209 comments)

Republic Wireless isn't a cell carrier, they're a voip provider. If they were a real carrier, you'd be able to bring a GSM phone to them for use. You have to buy RW's phones to use their serivce, because the ROM they use has baked-in RW voip functionality.

about a month ago
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NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs

Sable Drakon Re: Faster using less power! (125 comments)

But are you going to be foolish enough to risk undervolting the card?

about a month ago
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NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs

Sable Drakon Re: Faster using less power! (125 comments)

Um, on the high end of the spectrum, a pair of 6-pin PCIe power connectors are still needed. Even with the 970.

about a month ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Sable Drakon The Microsoft Tax can buy you... (249 comments)

They shouldn't bother with XP upgrades, period. Let the dinosaur die already.

about a month and a half ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Sable Drakon ... and back again. (249 comments)

You didn't do your research, huh? They're not actually going to go back to Wind'ohs.

about a month and a half ago
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T-Mobile Smartphones Outlast Competitors' Identical Models

Sable Drakon Re:Perhaps.. (127 comments)

It's not that they're fucksticks... Well, no more than usual. The Nexus 5 just doesn't have the frequency bands that Verizon requires for their network. Hardware limitation as opposed to a carrier limitation.

about 3 months ago
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T-Mobile Smartphones Outlast Competitors' Identical Models

Sable Drakon Re:Perhaps.. (127 comments)

Yeah, except you can't use a Nexus 5 on Verizon to run that portion of the network vs software tests.

about 3 months ago
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T-Mobile Smartphones Outlast Competitors' Identical Models

Sable Drakon Re:Perhaps.. (127 comments)

True, but that's the point that a I posit. But the way I'd run the experiment would see if carrier bloat has that much of an impact or if it's solely a network/hardware reason for the battery drain.

about 3 months ago
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T-Mobile Smartphones Outlast Competitors' Identical Models

Sable Drakon Re:Perhaps.. (127 comments)

If you're testing to see if the battery drain is hardware vs network vs software, then it actually is reasonable to have a phone tested that has no Verizon bloatware at all, but still able to access the network. To do it comprehensively, across all 4 major US carriers, you'd need 8 phones. Four of them are carrier stock, no modifications at all, and updated to the most recent carrier approved version of Android. The remaining four are CyanogenMod flashed to the equivilent version that the carrier allows. i.e. the Verizon Stock phone only goes up to 4.3, then the Verizon CM phone gets flashed to the same Android version. At that point, you're able to test to see if carrier bloatware has an effect from any of them and which device lasts regardless.

about 3 months ago
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T-Mobile Smartphones Outlast Competitors' Identical Models

Sable Drakon Perhaps.. (127 comments)

I'd like to see what this test looks like with all the phones involved running the same software load. i.e. No Verizon crapware. Just scout out a handset available on all 4 carriers, install Cyanogenmod on one and leave a second one stock. Then we should get a more accurate picture of what's going on here.

about 3 months ago

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