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Would-Be Tesla Owners Jump Through Hoops To Skirt Wacky Texas Rules

StormyWeather Re:Red state (470 comments)

I don't like the bible law pushers any more than you, but you can't even buy big soda pops in NYC. So it's not just bible thumpers pushing stupid blue law shit around.

about 9 months ago

Would-Be Tesla Owners Jump Through Hoops To Skirt Wacky Texas Rules

StormyWeather Re:Red state (470 comments)

Congratulations, you win dumb ass of the thread award!

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best SOHO Printer Choices?

StormyWeather Re:Epson + Apple + AirPrint (381 comments)

If a customer can't use the brother mfc 9970cdw because of size I always go with the 3540, for an inkjet it is cheap, and it's pretty darn feature full.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best SOHO Printer Choices?

StormyWeather Brother MFC 9970cdw (381 comments)

This thing is bad ass, bulletproof, one of the cheaper per page printing costs, does color, is twain compliant, etc. The only problem I have with it is that it won't let you accept faxes to any microsoft server, it has to be a workstation.

about 9 months ago

Cost of $634 Million — So Far

StormyWeather Re:simple (497 comments)

Yep, I met a government contractor at a party, and he told me to put my business under my wife who is hispanic and rake in the cash. I just can't bring myself to do it though.

about 10 months ago

US IT Worker Files Hiring Lawsuit Against Infosys, Class Action Proposed

StormyWeather Re: Basis for discrimination (684 comments)

Or how about fuck h1b and just let them immigrate? Win win. We get a citizen witha great sskill set that will work at american wages and they dont get kicked out of the country when they want to stay.

about a year ago

Early Surface Sales Pitiful

StormyWeather Re:sick of windows at work (251 comments)

Agreed, the "how do I turn this fucking thing off" question has hit me a few times after people get frustrated enough to call me.

1 year,17 hours

How Outdated Data Distorts Doctors' Pay

StormyWeather It doesn't matter. (336 comments)

If a 15 minute colonoscopy costs 2000 dollars, or a 75 minute colonoscopy costs 2000 dollars it's the same thing.

What these articles are really pushing is to lower the pay of doctors by 75 percent. I'm not going to argue for or against that, but it's the actual argument here. Can we as a society give doctors and surgeons a 75 percent haircut on salary and still expect the same level of service.

Also what profession exists that charges no base time and at a 15 minute interval? Most IT people I know charge a 1 hour minimum even for a phone call, and a trip fee on top of that if they have to go somewhere.

If I have to go out and show someone how to reboot their computer by holding down the power button for 5 seconds it will be 85 dollars plus a 50 dollar trip fee even if that customer is 3 minutes away, and I'm there for 5 minutes.

1 year,1 day

The Black Underbelly of Windows 8.1 'Blue'

StormyWeather Screws customers who want a tech to do set-up (608 comments)

I've made a tidy sum for years helping people get their systems set up. About 10 to 15 pc's a week. They drop them off at my office new, and I install everything they need including office, which I often purchase for them, transferring accounting software, data, photos, and other freeware/open source aps, and paied for applications they provide me licenses to.

Windows 8 goes and fucks this all up. I can with windows 8 still bypass the stupid Microsoft account, but with the new office no dice. I either have to register my customers software under my account which to me is stealing their software, or ask them to set up an account (which to them is hard, that's why they came to me to begin with), so I have 3 copies of office 2013 home and business sitting on my desk that I'm stuck with now, because I won't install them on a customers computer. I install Libre office, and tell customers they have to purchase and install office themselves because of problems with licensing. I also tell them that I have installed a good free office software, and they might want to give it a try before buying office.

The thing about google is that there is co-BENEFIT to signing up with a google account. Google backs up my android settings, automatically backs up all my phone photos to G+, allows me to use google apps, a nice synchronized calendar, a place to buy applications or download free applications that are vetted to be virus free, and I can turn all of that off if I don't want to use it. With Microsoft I see almost no benefit whatsoever except for them.

1 year,22 days

D.C. Awards Obamacare IT Work To Offshore Outsourcer

StormyWeather Re: Why? (402 comments)

I work for Accenture, my counterparts in India cost 1/5 of my wage and in many ways equal my quality. I'm not going to stick my fingers in my ears and him loudly, it is the facts.

about a year ago

How Much Is Your Gmail Account Worth To Crooks?

StormyWeather Re:Thats kind of crazy to me. (80 comments)

Maybe because their search history engine sucks, and I need to be able to research and search through my amazon transactions using google, or outlook. If they disabled it I would go back to newegg for a lot of my amazon transactions because I like having a textual email reciept for all of my vendor transactions.

about a year ago

Canadian Couple Charged $5k For Finding 400-Year-Old Skeleton

StormyWeather Re:TFA says that they can apply for relief (601 comments)

As someone who just got an IRS letter saying they owe 4500 dollars that they don't owe I don't really give a shit how I can fight to not pay it, it's something I shouldn't have to fucking fight!

about a year ago

What Can You Find Out From Metadata?

StormyWeather As a god fearing conservative. (341 comments)

Could any of you democrats PLEASE PLEASE I'M BEGGING YOU to TAKE Lindsey Graham and stick the Democrat tag on him. For the love of everything that is right and good in this world. We conservatives HATE THIS DOUCHEBAG.

We will take Ben Nelson in exchange, and vote for gay marriage in exchange.

about a year ago

Seeking Fifth Amendment Defenders

StormyWeather Re:Fellow civil-libertarians? (768 comments)

Yea no joke. Fellow, like he is one. What a fucktard. Sure the police should be able to force you to tell them anything bad you have done, and how you did it so they can convict you of whatever they want. I don't even know a police officer that would agree with this.

about a year ago

Pondering the Future of a Re-Org'd Microsoft

StormyWeather I have a small IT consulting business (400 comments)

Want to buy office 2013 and put it on a customers computer? Good freaking luck. Your required to bind it to your account. You can no longer just type in the code, and get their software working for them.

I have 3 copies sitting on my desk, not sure what I want to do with them, but for now I'll buy an older version of office, or tell people they will need to buy it themselves. I really really don't want to go through setting up a microsoft account for them, or getting the password to an existing one.

Microsoft just fucked a bunch of independents from doing the right thing and buying their software, and installing it for customers. I'm sure they don't give a crap because they only care about MSP's or whatever, but I'm not big enough to mess with doing all that partner crap.

about a year ago

Spain's New S-80 Class Submarines Sink, But Won't Float

StormyWeather Re: at least they're trying... (326 comments)

We havent been to the moon because right now there really isnt a great reason to go there again. We did make return voyages however.

Seen the shit we have been doing on mars though? Outstanding.

Why am I responding to an America hating troll... sigh

about a year ago

NTSB Recommends Lower Drunk Driving Threshold Nationwide: 0.05 BAC

StormyWeather As a member of DAMM (996 comments)

Drunks Against Mad Mothers, I approve this!

about a year ago


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