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Elon Musk's Solar City Is Ramping Up Solar Panel Production

WebCrapper Re:Where's the new ROI calculator? (262 comments)

Not to mention that you're stuck in a 15+ year lease that could affect selling your home and such.

When I looked into this, I not only closed the browser, but haven't even looked in their general direction since.

about 4 months ago
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Elon Musk's Solar City Is Ramping Up Solar Panel Production

WebCrapper As a home owner, I'd stay away (262 comments)

Personal opinion here, but after doing a LOT of research on these types of deals (company comes in and "leases" the solar equipment/installation to you, and it's paid over the lifetime of the equipment or a set year range like 15-20 years), I'd stay away.

It's a crappy site, but it lays out all the arguments against doing such a thing: http://solarleasedisadvantages...

about 4 months ago
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A Week After Apple's Fix, Flashback Still Infects Half a Million Macs

WebCrapper Re:Well clearly (161 comments)

I'm not infected (checked), but perhaps about 50% of those that "haven't installed the updates" is because people refuse to upgrade? I refuse to pay for an upgrade that will no doubt slow my Macbook Pro down and cause random issues.

You might be shocked at the amount of "automatic" updates the mac doesn't install. Air doesn't get patched by Adobe's own patches, MSFT Office only gets patched by it's own update program, etc...

more than 2 years ago
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The Phantoms of Google+

WebCrapper Re:Go to hell, Borg overlords (214 comments)

I had a FaceBook account, but started seeing the writing on the wall - the stalking that you see, the targeted ads, the government getting involved, etc - bailed out with 5 minutes notice to my friends. Pretty much said, if you have my email address, you're important, if not, you've got 5 minutes for me to think about giving it to you. *poof* - done.

That was 2 years ago and I haven't looked back. I don't belong to any of those sites now and I won't do so later either. I actually go so far as to block FaceBook's URL on my local firewall so I don't even have to see that crap. I would block it from the entire house, but my wife does log in about once every 4 months to check up on old friends.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Tools To Aid When "On Call"?

WebCrapper Re:Hmm.. (249 comments)

This is actually very true. My wife originally woke up with my on-call phone, but now she just keeps sleeping. I've had to support stuff in the middle of the night and like grantek's situation, had no clue I had even gotten up.

more than 2 years ago
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How To Catch a Laptop Thief?

WebCrapper Re:Hate to say it... (485 comments)

Agreed - I installed Prey months ago and my Mac never leaves my house....

about 3 years ago
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More Users Are Shunning Facebook

WebCrapper Re:Facebook is a good tool (411 comments)

I personally quit Facebook last month - put one last message up for about an hour "If you're important, you have my email address.... Ciao" - then I canceled the account.

Now, I'm on Diaspora and am starting to convert others to it. Do I use Diaspora nearly as much? Nope - and I like it that way.

more than 3 years ago
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How Many Admins Per User/Computer Have You Seen?

WebCrapper Re:I think you're understaffed. (414 comments)

Another lower Gov entity (I'm no longer there)

~80,000 users
~6,000 PCs
~250 servers

6 SA's (understaffed)
3 Net Admins/Telecom
1 DB Admin for 40+ servers (understaffed)
1 Web (2 servers) / AV Admin (full time with McAfee EPO)
5 Help Desk Techs (severely understaffed)
1 Network Planning and App management (WSUS, imaging, etc)
2 Abuse Admins
4 Web Programmers
~30 onsite "goto" people for smaller problems and application training ...and a whole lot of unhappy people.

It wasn't a happy place.

more than 4 years ago
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Internal Instant Messaging Client / Server Combo?

WebCrapper Re:You're doing it wrong (360 comments)

Um, most hospitals in the world are like this. This is exactly why the HIPAA rules apply(in the US). They're actually much more harsh than your standard military style security as well (you should see the HIPAA requirements on the MilNet (they're actually separated, but you get the point).

So - now that you're more informed than before, do you trust your doctor's network?

more than 5 years ago
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Recourse For Poor Customer Service?

WebCrapper Re:Call your credit card company.... (593 comments)

I had a similar experience in Germany, except they flat out canceled my order. I can't imagine trying it from Downrange.

Since you used a credit card and they are past their 30 day mark without delivering product, I believe you are within your rights to opt to cancel the transaction. Even in my experience, as long as they shipped the laptop priority, it should still be at your location much quicker than its taking. The slowest box to my wife was 45 days, MPS, during the beginning of her deployment(month 0). The fastest was a priority box, insured for $1000 - 7 days.

Talk to Jag before you do attempt a charge back. BTW - the PX now sells Dell products.

more than 5 years ago

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WebCrapper WebCrapper writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WebCrapper writes "Ever wonder how Krugle got started or whats behind the name? I interviewed Ken Krugler and Chris Burmester, the and lead AJAX developer, to get the info directly the company's namesake. One of many things I found was that Krugle goes out of its way to get feedback from developers, which accounted for 4UI changes between the Alpha and official release. On top of that, everyone in the company gets the feature requests that come down including a very odd request by an apparent military developer."

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