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Options For Good (Not Expensive) Office Backbone For a Small Startup

Srsen Re:"Hosted exchange" (204 comments)

This is what I thought too. Basically subby listed off the feature set for Exchange Online + Office 365. Good option for a small startup if you need to scale quickly or bring in temporary workers.

more than 2 years ago
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State Legislatures Attempt To Limit TSA Searches

Srsen Supremacy Clause (601 comments)

The Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution states that, when there is a conflict, Federal law always trumps State law. So these measures are a nice gesture but ultimately useless. Too bad, I agree with them in principle, just not in execution.

more than 2 years ago
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Legal Tender? Maybe Not, Says Louisiana Law

Srsen Re:Federal Law State Law (655 comments)

The dealer writes you a check, you cash the check, you have cash. The dealer just can't hand you the cash. That's all this is.

about 3 years ago
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Legal Tender? Maybe Not, Says Louisiana Law

Srsen Re:Federal Law State Law (655 comments)

Yes they can. They can regulate businesses within the state. They can't decide that Federal currency has no value, but they can definitely regulate record-keeping (which is what this is about).

about 3 years ago
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Why IT Won't Like Mac OS X Lion Server

Srsen Not surprising (341 comments)

With the elimination of the XServe and now the simplifying of Lion Server, it's clear that Apple has decided to choose a different vector for their server business. To me it seems they are now focused on the SOHO market where the users administer the network and there is no IT department (obviously another reason why IT professionals REALLY do not like Lion Server). This is a very Apple thing to do: turn something complicated into something almost anyone can do. I would not be surprised if they ended up making more money with this approach than they did with the XServe approach - this way has a significantly broader base.

I would never have considered using OS X Server at home before but I an now thinking about using my current Mini for a home server after I upgrade to a new machine because it now seems doable and worthwhile to me.

more than 3 years ago
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Empire Strikes Back Director Irvin Kershner Dies at 87

Srsen and NSNA (132 comments)

He also directed the understated and underrated (IMO) Never Say Never Again.

more than 3 years ago
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Narcissists, Insecure People Flock To Facebook

Srsen As opposed to... (280 comments)

the narcissists who have to tell everyone that they don't use Facebook, don't have an iPhone, don't have a TV, whatever. They just want people to think they are cool too.

more than 4 years ago
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Rumors of Hulu's Subscription Plans

Srsen Re:Ads (224 comments)

Where does this expectation come from? You pay for cable but still watch ads. You buy a movie ticket but still watch ads and previews. You buy magazines and newspapers that are mostly ads. Would you pay $30 per month with no ads instead of $10 per month with ads?

more than 4 years ago
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Steve Jobs Recommends Android For Fans of Porn

Srsen Re:I don't need (909 comments)

Just because you want to buy it doesn't mean Apple is obligated to sell it.

more than 3 years ago
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Gizmodo Blows Whistle On 4G iPhone Loser

Srsen Gizmodo Crimes (853 comments)

This has to be trafficking in stolen goods at a minimum, no? You could make an argument for industrial espionage too. This could get even more interesting if charges are filed. IANAL

more than 4 years ago
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Researchers Say Women Secretly Desire Hairy Geeks

Srsen Uh yeah.... (130 comments)

....according to a team of hairy, geeky researchers. Nice try, guys.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Touch-Screen Netbook?

Srsen Re:Who wants this? (291 comments)

I haven't seen a lot of netbooks in the wild, but almost every time I have the user was a woman. The small size and weight of a netbook is an important feature to women. Executives and managers whose primary job functions relate to planning, travel and communication might also like the smaller size and weight. As for the alleged Apple touch-screen netbook, I would think this is more of a large-screened, clamshell iPhone rather than a small Macbook. I would guess that it would even run the iPhone version of OS X. The Mac OS interface is not designed for touch input.

more than 5 years ago
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Quicken 2007 For Mac Lacks EV Cert Support

Srsen Re:Intuit's Mac support stinks anyway, these days. (108 comments)

Don't be fooled by the looks. I've used iBank and it's not up to par. I abandoned it and went back to using Quicken. iBank's appeal is ALL in the looks, but when it came to actually managing financial data, iBank was buggy and could not display accurate results, especially data that was imported from Quicken.

more than 5 years ago
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OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta Released

Srsen Aqua (390 comments)

Congratulations to the OOo team on (finally) getting an Aqua interface running on Mac OS X. This is a great leap forward for the project and I predict will grow the project significantly in both user base and contributors.

more than 6 years ago

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