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Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills

ZombieBraintrust Re:Seperate Phones (145 comments)

Just reporting what I saw occur where I worked. They got rid of desk phones and gave everyone a flip phone as a replacement. Almost no one used them. They then got rid of the flip phones and gave everyone a headset. We use these.

2 hours ago
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Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills

ZombieBraintrust Re:Seperate Phones (145 comments)

What tends to happen is the company phone winds up in a drawer somewhere and is forgotten. Company pays yearly to keep line open and no minutes are used on phone. Employees are unreachable on those phone numbers once battery runs out.

5 hours ago
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Delaware Enacts Law Allowing Heirs To Access Digital Assets of Deceased

ZombieBraintrust Re:Sale by another name (82 comments)

That depends on where you live. In Europe you have

European Court of Justice ruled on July 3, 2012, that it is indeed permissible to resell software licenses even if the digital good has been downloaded directly from the Internet, and that the first-sale doctrine applied whenever software was originally sold to a customer for an unlimited amount of time, as such sale involves a transfer of ownership, thus prohibiting any software maker from preventing the resale of their software by any of their legitimate owners

In the United States the issue is working its way through the courts. Basically some courts are willing to call a spade a spade. And know a sale when they see one.

2 days ago
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Delaware Enacts Law Allowing Heirs To Access Digital Assets of Deceased

ZombieBraintrust Re:Interesting... (82 comments)

and if you have 3 brothers and you want to split the albums between the 3 of you? And a judge and lawyers get involved over the Pink Floyd album?....

2 days ago
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Delaware Enacts Law Allowing Heirs To Access Digital Assets of Deceased

ZombieBraintrust Sale by another name (82 comments)

Chances are it was sold to them with a buy button and the description of the product was the product not the licence to the product. Chances are the payment was one time payment for permanent access to the copy. This is the definition of a sale. Calling a sale by another name does not change it from being a sale.

2 days ago
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Where are the Flying Cars? (Video; Part Two of Two)

ZombieBraintrust Re:Supplant Niche (66 comments)

That is missing the point. At one time we lived in a world where people wondered when we would have personal communicators like in star trek. The fact that expensive cellphones existed that fit in brief case was not relavant. Pagers came closer to the dream. The dream was fufilled with those small flip phones. The artical could of easily been about why we don't have electric cars yet. Yes Tesla is building electric cars and yes electric car prototypes existed sinse the beginning of car design. But that is not the point. 99% of the worlds still uses fossil fuels. When do the masses get the electric car they were promissed in science fiction?

about a week ago
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Where are the Flying Cars? (Video; Part Two of Two)

ZombieBraintrust Flock of Shutes (66 comments)

How do I move my furniture accross town in a parachute?... Wait nevermind I can see it now. A flock of shutes attached to a bed, dresser, and flatscreen. All attached with rope to a drone pulling things along.

about a week ago
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Where are the Flying Cars? (Video; Part Two of Two)

ZombieBraintrust Supplant Niche (66 comments)

Flying Car != car that flies. Flying car is a vehicle that flies that supplants the automobile as the primary mode of transportation. Think cell phones replacing telephones, cars replacing horses, or personal computers replacing typewriters. The helicopter hasn't replaces the car. It isn't what these people are talking about.

about a week ago
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Where are the Flying Cars? (Video; Part One of Two)

ZombieBraintrust Re:Answer: Helicopters (107 comments)

A flying car has to supplant the automobile as the primary mode of transportation in America in order to fufill the hopes made 50 years ago. The idea of a "flying car" is the same as the "horseless buggy" or the "electric car". Those were vehicles that replaced the "horse" or "gas car." (electric car not quite there yet) Currently I would say the electric car does not exist in the Sci-Fi sense. Instead we currently have electric sports cars and electric luxury cars. But not the electric car as promised by Sci-Fi.

about a week ago
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Why the Public Library Beats Amazon

ZombieBraintrust Re:My local library (165 comments)

Amazon covers quite a bit of that. Books - Yes
Magazines - Yes
Newspapers - Yes/No (maybe not your local paper)
Audio Books - Yes Amazon owns Audible.com
DVDs - Yes Amazon does Movie/TV Streams
Meeting Rooms - No
Events - No
Internet Access - No
Printers - Go paperless already
Photocopiers - Stop waisting paper

Somethings you missed
Research Help
Free Day Care (people leave their kids unattended at libraries)
Curated Childrens Section
Table and chairs for studying.

about a week ago
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Why the Public Library Beats Amazon

ZombieBraintrust Public Lending Right (165 comments)

The author has missed the point in the forbes article where the author was looking at the UK.

we in the UK already operate our libraries in that fashion. We have something called Public Lending Right

With some small changes they could force the publishers onto UK Kindle unlimited under this model. This would put all the books you want to read on the platform. Of course none of these changes likely have political support to actually happen. No pol is going propose shutting down libraries and sending the money to a foriegn company.

about a week ago
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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

ZombieBraintrust Re:That's a garbage lawsuit (286 comments)

You can buy a version of Tetris for the Xbox One that runs at 1080p and 60 frames per second. Is that false adverstising? There are pixil art games on the PS4. The console can output them as 1080p. 1080p does not equal detailed. When people buy games they tipically watch videos and read reviews.

about two weeks ago
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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

ZombieBraintrust Re:Seems more reasonable once you read the article (286 comments)

He could sell it at launch for $40. So his loss is more $10 to $15. Or he could of read reviews like everyone else. He could of watched videoes of the game. Or he could of played the free demo and saw what it looked like before he purchased it. (not 100% sure there was a demo)

about two weeks ago
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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

ZombieBraintrust Re:"With Nothing Better To Do"? (286 comments)

But they did deliver it. It outputs a 1080p signal to your TV. It looks better in the single player mode than in the multplayer one. Where is the 5mil in harm this guy recieved? If he did not like the game he could sell it and recoup 90% of its value. His loss is like $5.

about two weeks ago
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With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

ZombieBraintrust Re:Terrible news for everybody (322 comments)

I have a hard time finding Delaware on the map. There are environmental positives in not shipping things long distances. You can distrupt a fresh water lake or miles and miles of ocean.

about two weeks ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

ZombieBraintrust Re:Time Shifting? (317 comments)

Does not look like they are sueing in the 9th circuit.

about three weeks ago
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

ZombieBraintrust Re:If you want to earn big bucks... (315 comments)

You can earn small bucks with Java being a code monkey for a corporation as well.

about three weeks ago
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

ZombieBraintrust Re:Repeat after me... (315 comments)

The ML in HTML is for markup language. I think you splitting hairs if you think programming language does not include markup langauge.

about three weeks ago
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$299 Android Gaming Tablet Reviewed

ZombieBraintrust Hype (65 comments)

So I don't know how this is supposed to catch on when the first I hear abouts its release is on slashdot. The Wii U, Ouya, and Windows Phone had a lot more hype. I suppose it increase their chances at a a profit assuming they don't make many of them.

about three weeks ago

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Religious Americans Enjoy Higher Wellbeing

ZombieBraintrust ZombieBraintrust writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ZombieBraintrust writes "An analysis of more than 676,000 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index interviews conducted in 2011 and 2010 finds that Americans who are the most religious have the highest levels of wellbeing. The statistically significant relationship between religiousness and wellbeing holds up after controlling for numerous demographic variables."
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Sony Offering Free Identity Theft Protection

ZombieBraintrust ZombieBraintrust writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ZombieBraintrust (1685608) writes "Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment International have made arrangements with Debix, Inc., one of the industry’s most reputable identity protection firms, to offer AllClear ID Plus at no cost to PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders for 12 months from the time an account holder registers for the program.

The details of the program include, but are not limited to:
Cyber monitoring and surveillance of the Internet to detect exposure of an AllClear ID Plus customer’s personal information, including monitoring of criminal web sites and data recovered by law enforcement.

Priority access to licensed private investigators and identity restoration specialists.

A $1 million identity theft insurance policy per user to provide additional protection in the event that an customer becomes a victim of identity theft."

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