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The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

djrosen But its good for the consumer. (769 comments)

But DRM is good for the consumer! Just ask the MAFIAA, they'll tell you whats best for you and you'll like it, no really.

about 8 months ago
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Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops

djrosen Venues are the problem (1029 comments)

It cost a family of four close to $100 to sit in a theater with discourteous morons on their cell phones and over priced snacks. I'd rather just go out to dinner with the family where we can, you know, actually talk to one another and people watch rather than be pissed off and uncomfortable.

Theaters need to fix the problem and more people will go, especially since people now have 100" 3D TV's in their living room. Fix the experience, stop gauging your customers and you might actually fill the seats.

about a year ago
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Apple's War Against Jailbreaking Now Makes Perfect Sense

djrosen Re:The problem is... (321 comments)

Yeah because no thief has ever put it into another iPhone box and shrink wrapped it and sold it as new before...

about a year ago
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Some Windows XP Users Can't Afford To Upgrade

djrosen Medical Software (953 comments)

I have a Doctor as a client and the largest cost for his upgrade is hardware, not software. I just bought a new $7500 server to beat the current system requirements for the EHR software they use. The upgrade cost for them is only about $1200 + services. The hardware requirement is unreasonable but the software is in massive need of a redesign. The vendor is always pointing fingers back at my client when the software fails (its already a decently sized server). Keeping the old server as a TS server to run the client (Windows 2008 R2) and the new server for the DB and the software (32 gigs of RAM, 2 RAID cards with 6 15K drives and 2 Hexcore Processors). If the problems aren't resolved they cant point the finger at me anymore.

The problem with this type of software is that once a vendor hooks a Doctor for any length of time, they are hooked for life. Migration is near impossible if they wish to retain useable client histories not to mention HIPPA requirements.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Kills a Kickstarter Project - Updated

djrosen Re:I call bullshit (471 comments)

Call me whatever you want as long as you are paying me. Money heals all wounds. Sticks and stones....

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Geekiest Way To Cook a Turkey?

djrosen Re:Flashlights? (447 comments)

I think you mean 2.5 DAYS, not hours.

about 2 years ago
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World's Creepiest iPhone App Pulled After Outcry

djrosen Silly, this is the future of ambient social apps (459 comments)

Its going this way anyway. Change the app to show everyone and add all sorts of filters like distance, type of establishments shown, by birthday, by sex, interests, etc and this would have snuck past them all. This is what ambient social networking is all about. Giving you a way to find people locally with the same interests and equally willing to share those interests with the world. Already happening within a slightly more limited scope http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4260730&trk=anet_ug_grppro

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Forcing IT Shops To 'Adapt Or Die'

djrosen Re:Why Apple is good (715 comments)

Linux mentioned, CHECK. Claiming King Geek in front of a nation of geeks, CHECK. Apple Fanboi posing as a Geek, priceless.

more than 2 years ago
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Multi-Target Photo-Radar System To Make Speeding Riskier

djrosen Re:How does it differ from single radar systems? (506 comments)

And will they be able to afford having 32 troopers standing by to give the tickets? Did someone do a cost benefit analysis on this or are we due for higher local taxes so the PD in the town BFE population 56 can afford to hire more officers AND afford this device to ticket those menacing speeders?

more than 2 years ago
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Netflix Deflects Rage Over Price Increase

djrosen Re:They don't get it (722 comments)

Except that the third that also said they would go to streaming only wont last long because the comparative selection is complete crap.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Forces Steve Jobs Action Figure Off eBay

djrosen Re:"Celebrity"? (233 comments)

Yes, really. I don't like the rain, who is responsible so I can see them brought to justice.

more than 3 years ago
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Walmart Stores Get CCTV-Enabled, Breathalyzin' Wine Vending Machines

djrosen Re:wow (135 comments)

Saw a Jack Daniels add just yesterday, dont recall if it was a network or cable station though.

more than 3 years ago
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Walmart Stores Get CCTV-Enabled, Breathalyzin' Wine Vending Machines

djrosen Re:A little behind? (135 comments)

Cig vending machines? We still have them in the states, the North American ones anyway, not sure what group of states you were referring to.

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon Patents Bad Gift Protection

djrosen Re:Isn't this illegal under consumer protection la (210 comments)

For what?!
Finding a way around giving them more money?

I guess GM better fire up the class action lawsuit against all the pedestrians in NY that figured out they could walk instead of buying a car.

more than 3 years ago
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Aussie Kids Foil Finger Scanner With Gummi Bears

djrosen Re:How about "education"? (303 comments)

We used Delaney Cards when I was in school what ever happened to actually taking attendance? I mean I get that in Uni you might have 300 kids in your class, but attendance is not generally required. In my high school your attendance was determined by Home Room. If you were there and missed any class during the day one time within a marking period you got an automatic 65 in the class, 2 times and you got a 41, regardless of what your actual grade was the computer overrode it. You could be an A student and get a failing grade because you missed class 2x. If you had 5 unexcused absences (missed homeroom) within a marking period, you got a 42 in EVERY class regardless of actual grades submitted by the teacher. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Without access to the school computer you were doomed to multiple semesters of night school and summer school if you wanted to graduate on time. Simple solution if you ask me.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook, Microsoft Team Up Against Google

djrosen Re:Plus. (297 comments)

Not to mention that you can choose to control yourself being tagged in a photo. FB will send you notice asking permission if you so choose. Its not a perfect solution but at least when some clicks "Pictures of they wont see that one of you barfing at the fraternity party or peeing in the neighbors pool.

about 4 years ago
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FCC Will Tackle Cell Phone 'Bill Shock'

djrosen Where do we draw the line on stupidity? (477 comments)

What next?

An email about my Electric bill getting to high in the summer?

Server at restaurant says "Excuse me, after the appetizer and drinks you are already at $100, do you want to keep eating?

Or best of all, what about Strip Clubs?!

If you are too damn stupid to pay attention to what you are doing you deserve what you get as long as everything is revealed up front.

about 4 years ago

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