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Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

Seng Re:frosty piss (664 comments)

No lie... My ex-father-in-law fell prey to one of those "you won the lottery" BS scams, and cashed out about $13k of credit cards before he wised up. Local cops & the FBI wouldn't do a damn thing. "We have things like murders and real crime to track down, so this isn't a high priority."

A phone is going to get a report written, and forgotten about.

about 4 months ago
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Curiosity Finds Volcanic Soils

Seng Re:Waste of money (52 comments)

Go figure, silly comment by an AC Obama supporter... Chickenshit.

about 2 years ago
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Curiosity Finds Volcanic Soils

Seng Re:Pack your bags! (52 comments)

Water? Like from the toilet?

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Incentives For IT Workers?

Seng Re:"we have guns" . . . (468 comments)

It also only works if management is actually prompt to do the bonuses.... We have a relatively decent incentive plan where I work, and it's supposed to be paid quarterly. Not once in the past 2 years has it been paid on the quarter - In fact, they're 3 months late, and God forbid they ever "stack" the late ones together to make it a "Very Nice Bonus".

Having an always-late incentive definitely lessens the amount of hard work you're willing to put in if you never see it.

about 2 years ago
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Windows 7 Is the Next Windows XP

Seng Re:Never mind Windows 8 sucks! (504 comments)

Using it with a track pad isn't bad... It's HIDEOUS with one of those joystick-mouse control nobbies.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Best Setup a School Internet Filter?

Seng First of all, it's a losing battle (454 comments)

I worked for a company that sold web filtering devices primarily to schools. The school admins spent more time hunting down proxy sites, web proxy sites, figuring out how to block kids running SSH tunnels off their home PCs and tunneling with putty on a USB stick. The web filter did awesome, until you got one smart alec in the mix and taught everyone else how to bypass it. THEN you start in on locking down the PCs with GPOs, adding layer 3 filtering for external proxy sites, prohibiting any unknown executables from ever running (yeah, makes those self-extracting printer drivers fun).

Glad I'm out of that business.

about 2 years ago
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The Science of Handedness

Seng Hockey? Really? (258 comments)

Whoever decided that it would benefit hockey to have everyone the same handedness is a flipping buffoon. There's a huge advantage to having people that shoot left/right on different parts of the ice depending on the play.

That being said, hockey is one sport where there are tons of people that usually write right-handed, bat right-handed, golf right-handed, but shoot a puck left handed.

more than 2 years ago
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Feds Helped Coordinate Occupy X Crackdowns

Seng Re:News for nerds? (803 comments)

Awww, I hit a nerve with a libtard.

more than 2 years ago
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Feds Helped Coordinate Occupy X Crackdowns

Seng Re:News for nerds? (803 comments)

CORRECTION ^ don't read...

more than 2 years ago
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Feds Helped Coordinate Occupy X Crackdowns

Seng News for nerds? (803 comments)

Looks like the libtard babble from Digg. There's a reason I read that shit over on that site. Leave it off Slashdot.

more than 2 years ago
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Biofuel Thieves Steal Restaurant Grease

Seng Re:can I put my kitchen grease in my old oil drum? (165 comments)

You also need to mix a couple of common household components into it to stabilize it (Lye, alcohol, and water?). One of those end-times apocalypse shows showed how it was done.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Fingernails On a Chalkboard Sound Painful

Seng Re:Taught? (176 comments)

Microfiber cotton "terrycloth" wipes do that to me - the kind that kind of snag your fingertips no matter how smooth or clean your fingers seem to be.

more than 2 years ago
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Big Brother Calls 'Shotgun' In Illinois

Seng Re:Why not the easy way? (475 comments)

Coincidentally, the State of IL just got done announcing they were effectively doubling the cash AND IPASS prices for their tollways. Guess they have to pay for Quinn's political favors to the transponder vendor somehow.

more than 2 years ago
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Cellphones Get Government Chips For Disaster Alert

Seng Re:No Texting While Driving! (374 comments)

I'm going to be pissed when I'm doing something important for work on my phone, when it's suddenly hijacked for 45 seconds while a shrill tone plays, then tells me it was only a test.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?

Seng Re:Not much to do (459 comments)

Wow, they do their own network reporting? Perhaps SMTP?

more than 3 years ago
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Watch IBM's Watson On Jeopardy Tonight

Seng Re:Yes, Thank Turing We're Not the Media Hype Mach (293 comments)

You forgot to insert the part about "UNMARRIED men... get laid." The rest of us poor schmucks thought we were getting a good deal when we bought the cow.

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla Flips Kill-Switch On Skype Toolbar

Seng Re:do it mozilla. (284 comments)

Notice the VMWare tool icon in the systray -- No way someone would do that w/o being able to do a snapshot rollback ;)

more than 3 years ago
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Electronics In Flight — Danger Or Distraction?

Seng Re:I would be very concerned (532 comments)

Ever had your cell phone sitting next to your PC, and you know 20 seconds before it rings that it's about to do so because your speakers start going nuts? Now, imagine you're landing in IFR conditions and a phone rings... Bad ju ju COULD happen...

more than 3 years ago

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AT&T Response to MMS and Tethering - iPhone

Seng Seng writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Seng (697556) writes "The day after the WWDC conference, and the amazing lack of basic MMS and tethering support from AT&T for the new iPhone 3.0, I emailed the President of AT&T wireless. After playing phone tag, Larry Ellis (sp?) called me, and I figured I'd get somewhere — after all, his title was Personal Assistant to the President. (I also had another side issue — I had bought by 3g literally 35 days prior to the price change and new hardware announcements for $199 — I wanted $100 back since it was so close to their 30-day return cutoff.)

I couldn't have been more wrong.

Not only did he blame Apple for everything not working right, but he couldn't/wouldn't make things right on the refund issue. On the MMS issue, he blamed the iPhone being "so different than regular cell phones" that it would take until at least late summer before they had their network "tweaked" to support the way Apple was doing MMS on the iPhone. Lack of tethering support was blamed on Apple as well since it was so different than other phones (riiight...)

As for getting a refund of part of my purchase price or a waiver to get the 3gs when it's out, he simply told me there was absolutely nothing he could do since Apple has them locked into such a strict agreement on pricing.

I can imagine the phone call to Apple discussing the same thing — It'd be all AT&T's fault!"

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