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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

anthony_greer business travel rules need to change (819 comments)

every company I work for demands that you take the cheapest fare option. I am 6FT tall and can barely fit in a normal airline row legroom wise. I always upgrade to Econ Comfort on Delta or the equivalent on any other airline but the company wont pay the extra $30 to do it. Employers should pay for the extra legroom option for the same reasons they pay for hardhats and safety goggles for tradesmen. If I cant even sit down in the chair without my knees pushing against the chari in front of me, that can produce a lot of health issues since I cant move my legs for hours.

about two weeks ago
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Banks Report Credit Card Breach At Home Depot

anthony_greer Re:Stupid banks... US credit cards have no securit (132 comments)

Not any time soon - as it happens, I have an Amazon card from Chase and just got the replacement for an expiring card - no chip and pin, I called and asked about it and they sid they MAY have it when my next card comes in 3 years...so dont hold your breath.

I mention Amazon specifically because other commenters seem to think that anything Amazon is immune and safe...not so fast young grasshopper...

about three weeks ago
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David Klann Talks About Using Open Source Software in Broadcast Radio (Video)

anthony_greer Bobba the Fet Spounge? PLEASE GROW UP (35 comments)

If you want to use a real world example but don't want to say Bubba the love Sponge, there's always Howard Stern or Mancow or Bob and Tom or a host of other clean shockjock names...don't just make stuff up, it takes away from an otherwise interesting summary.

about three weeks ago
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Banks Report Credit Card Breach At Home Depot

anthony_greer chip and pin? (132 comments)

Why not just go to Chip and PIN...I dont seem to hear these stories in Canada or other places that use it, but I could be missing them...

about three weeks ago
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Code.org Discloses Top Donors

anthony_greer its all about salaries (59 comments)

Companies dont like to pay $100k+ for top talent so if they can get every high schooler to take CS classes, at least a percentage of them will become coders and will gladly take jobs at a fraction of the price and drive the prices down for salaries. The code will be crap but that wont matter because who needs it to be efficient when we can just toss a couple more CPUs at the problem...

Want to improve the k-12 education? stop building near NFL like football stadiums and bring back music, art and other creative type classes. Stop forcing everyone to be either a Jock or a STEM student.

about three weeks ago
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In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

anthony_greer EFF Should help (441 comments)

I know its a bit of a stretch of the mission, but based on what is known as of now, I think the EFF (and maybe even the ACLU) should come to this guys aid. Is this sort of thing exactly why we establish these sorts of organizations - to protect free speech be it online or on paper?

about three weeks ago
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Net Neutrality Campaign To Show What the Web Would Be Like With a "Slow Lane"

anthony_greer Re:Boycott (91 comments)

That sounds great until you consider that for some our job demands that we have internet access...the system goes down in the middle of the weekend or something? guess who is getting that call, and for many Comcast is the only choice. Some places may have an alternative of DSL but that is usually 2Mbps at best in my experience and not very reliable on VPN connections in recent years - again that is just my experience.

We need to regulate internet at the state level like power...I dont have a choice in electric utility providers but I pay a reasonable price for a good quality of service because the PUC looks out for the people. lets do that with cable internet

about three weeks ago
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Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

anthony_greer media cos killed it w/compression+Bitstarvation (197 comments)

I love good sound, i would be willing to drop 5x or more on sound what a TV costs, but i don't, ya know why? cause I now have the cash but don't see any high end content. I am locked to Comcast which means shit audio streams even on HBO and other high end channels, netflix is better but not much. For music, a 40 year old tech, CD, is still king because all of the streaming and download services, like my choice, Google Music, all are over compressed and bitstarved.

Blue Ray, DVD-A, SA-CD and any other truly good sounding form of content delivery seem to be flopping because they are tied to physical media.We need high end streaming and downloadable content but this will never happen as long as people can be tricked into thinking Beats and other poorly configured experiances are somehow "good".

about a month ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

anthony_greer Just refuse the new gear (224 comments)

I advise all my contacts when they get new comcrap or slime warner installs to go to the local big box store and pick up a router, then to demand that they get just a regular modem and not a modem/switch/wifi combo...They will often say that it is not an option...if you say "fine, I decline service, please leave immediately if you cant find a non integrated modem" suddenly one just happens to have slid under the seat in his van.....

about a month and a half ago
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Samsung S5 Reports Stress Levels Through Heart Rate Variability Measure

anthony_greer just the basics please! (62 comments)

I think smartphones are really just grasping at straws now. Most people, including me, just want to text, talk and maybe do email or Facebook and take quick pictures once in a while. For the once advanced but now basic tasks that 99% of cell users do now, these devices are basically like using a flame thrower to light a cigar. I probably use about 1/5 the horsepower of my current HTC One and the thing sucks battery like a leech.

  The next big thing in smart phones will probably be the $99-$250 phones that have a decent enough screen and just enough ram and CPU for text, talk, music, email and the occasional netflix. The Lumia 520 is an example of such a phone. Paying $500+ (retail unsubsidised) for a phone is stupid and wont last much longer.

about 4 months ago
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Why Robot Trucks Could Be Headed To Afghanistan (And Everywhere Else)

anthony_greer Beta- more space for BAD ads (135 comments)

so the beta is obviously just a ploy to cram more ads into our already way-over-exposed-to-ads eyeballs, but the ads you do show SUCK...I keep getting ads for a hotel that I looked at several hours ago for a business trip that is already booked now...and at home I get ads for stuff that I already bought on amazon...give me a break! how stupid is this targeting? and why do we need more of it again?

about 7 months ago
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Military Electronics That Shatter Into Dust On Command

anthony_greer Closing my DICE account (221 comments)

I have used dice to find many jobs, including the one I have right now, but I will not use Dice again if this beta isn't reversed.

Dice makes way more off of a placement than some silly adverts, if the technical professionals who read this site want to make a stand, kill your Dice profile - want to find a job? target your goal city and call head hunters, they will get you good jobs if you have a good skill.

about 8 months ago
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XP's End Will Do More For PC Sales Than Win 8, Says HP Exec

anthony_greer I call BS (438 comments)

The only ones using XP are businesses, and they are buying hardware as usual on the scheduled cycle, they are just wiping the drive and imaging XP when they get them...as they transition to 7 they will just be wiped and reloaded after a data backup - I automate this for a living, been there and done it 2 times since Win 7 came out.

about a year ago
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Sony's PS4 To Have Less Stringent DRM Than Microsoft's Xbox One

anthony_greer I am done with consoles (509 comments)

As a casual gamer, the 360 will be my last console...I will not ask the mothership for permission to use a friends game, sell or buy a used game or whatever...

both platforms go way too far, I kinda enjoy games but I can live without them...

about a year ago
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Scientists Explain Why Chairman of House Committee On Science Is Wrong

anthony_greer Re:email leak (476 comments)

This is part of the reason why people are against global warming - when people mention reasons why they don't believe it, or ask real questions about it seeking clearer understanding, all we get is attacked, demeaned and insulted.

One of the things I do remember from high school science class is that when you don't understand something in science, you should ask hose saying it to clarify or explain their position, that is all I am going - I thought that was the scientific process, but apparently in the case of global warming, this doesn't apply because its easier to just insult those who dont clearly understand or would like details.

about a year ago
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Scientists Explain Why Chairman of House Committee On Science Is Wrong

anthony_greer Re:email leak (476 comments)

Investigated by whom? people who stand to profit from climate change and / or the laws or restrictions that it brings about?

about a year ago
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Scientists Explain Why Chairman of House Committee On Science Is Wrong

anthony_greer data sample question (476 comments)

I have always had an honest question about the data on global warming that no one can seem to answer so I will try here...

It seems that the past 5 decades or so of accurate satellite and temp data is way to small of a sample. It would be like looking at my speedometer while on the freeway on ramp and extrapolating that 45 minutes down the road I will be going 25,000 MPH not accounting for the fact that I will stop accelerating and maybe even break in that time...How can we know with precision about Earths climate 300 years ago, much less 3,000 or 3,000,000 years ago

about a year ago
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Scientists Explain Why Chairman of House Committee On Science Is Wrong

anthony_greer email leak (476 comments)

I was 100% on board with global warming until the email leaks of a couple years ago - it seems like someone is not shooting straight here...I am not a scientist but I can tell you I now have some doubts about the validity of the climate science.

about a year ago
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NSA WhistleBlower Outs Himself

anthony_greer Cool sys admin openning in Hawaii (860 comments)

On a good note, Dice.com just sent me an email that there is a really nice sys admin job opening in Hawaii...

about a year ago

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