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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

doggo Re:$3500 fine? (286 comments)

It's not just a joke, it's an insult to every worker in the U.S. This company should have been closed down. Shuttered. Its executives should go to jail. Its assets should be liquidated.

If the company is so ethically-challenged as to blatantly disregard U.S. labor laws, what else would they be willing to do to make a profit?

about 3 months ago

First Teleportation of Multiple Quantum Properties of a Single Photon

doggo Re:Random musing (107 comments)

Porn. He means porn.

about 4 months ago

Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

doggo Re:Not just iPhone (421 comments)

Bah! Nonsense. Ridiculous nonsense.

First, it doesn't cost $800, unless you get it contract free & 64GB, and that's a specific choice you make.

Second, it doesn't get "easily bent". You can bend any phone with enough force. If you're applying the kind of force that will bend a cell phone, then you're being careless and deserve what you get.

You're disaster hyping like Fox News.

about 4 months ago

Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

doggo Koch-Backed Astroturf Group is 'Fascist' (531 comments)

Any time you have business trying to control regulation it's a bad thing. Because, let's face it, business doesn't give a shit about your rights, civil or otherwise. Or your health, or your children's health, or your well being in any way. All business cares about is profit. And if you get in the way of profit, business will stomp you like a cockroach.

Fuck the Kochs and their ilk.

about 5 months ago

Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

doggo Re:Makes sense (144 comments)

Also, in the west, facsimiles, or faxes, have legal weight that e-mail doesn't. Faxes also don't pass through X number of e-mail servers leaving copies of themselves in the server backups. At least I don't think they do, who knows with all this newfangled VOIP and "digital" stuffs.

about 5 months ago

Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

doggo How about just two? Or three? (322 comments)

It'd be nice if they had one OS for client machines, one for servers, and one for mobile. Not

  • Windows 8.1 Consumer
  • Windows 8.1 Professional
  • Windows 8.1 Professional Consumer
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise Lite
  • Windows 8.1 Children's
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Substandard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 And A Half
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Unsecured

, etc.

about 6 months ago

Researchers Find "Achilles Heel" of Drug Resistant Bacteria

doggo Re:e. coli and salmonella? (106 comments)

Sometimes we have to go with the headline we have, not the headline we want.

about 7 months ago

The Disappearing Universe

doggo ...and this killed my interest in astronomy (358 comments)

At least in astronomy beyond naked-eye observation.

The universe is so vast that it boggles my mind. Just the distance between star systems in our galaxy is huge, then when you start thinking about the distance between galaxies, and then that there are clusters of galaxies... and the distance between clusters of galaxies. It's too much.

Not to mention that it pretty much puts the kibosh on things like intergalactic travel, probably even interstellar travel too.

about 8 months ago

Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

doggo Re:By mistake? (711 comments)

And I think this is what Cook was saying. People went to buy a smartphone thinking they'd have the same apps/functions/etc as the iPhone if they bought any smartphone, then found that their Android phone didn't do/use the specific thing that all their friends on iPhones could do/use.

To say that Tim Cook was saying people went to intentionally buy an iPhone, but accidentally bought an Android phone is disingenuous. You know what he meant. And if you don't, you have a serious English comprehension issue.

Now, whether cellular providers' sales people fobbed Android phones off on customers who were actually looking for an iPhone is another story.

You can imagine the scenario:

"I'd like an iPhone."
"That's $399, then."
"What?! That's a lot!"
"Well, we have these (Android) phones, and they're only $39.95."
"Is that an iPhone?"
"No, but it does all the same things."
"Oh. And only $39.95? Okay. I'll take it."

A few months later they've discovered that iPhone only app that all their friends rave about doesn't run on Android. Oops.

about 8 months ago

Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

doggo Re:#notallgeekyguys (1198 comments)

The fundamental point is you're focused on semantics rather than the issue. Which sorta makes you an apologist

So, rather than worrying about what percentage of men are rapists, you might think about what behavior you engage in which enables that percentage of men that does actively commit acts of rape to feel that it's okay to do so.

Your nitpicking about semantics reeks of the mindset that asks rape victims what they were wearing that provoked a man to rape them. You seem more interested in arguing about whether all men are rapists, rather than confronting the cultural issues which enable sexual assault and rape, and allow perpetrators to get away with it.

about 8 months ago

Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

doggo Re:#notallgeekyguys (1198 comments)

Did you not bother to read the article? Also, if you don't know what the statistics are on rape, hey, you could... look them up. And if you don't want to discuss these issues why bother to post anything?

Again, did you read the article? 'Cause one of the points of the article is that women know not all men are rapists, so you being defensive about it doesn't help anyone, least of all you. Maybe if you shut yer yap long enough to listen to the issues you'd be "equipped" to have a discussion.

" Why is it not helpful to say 'not all men are like that'? For lots of reasons. For one, women know this. They already know not every man is a rapist, or a murderer, or violent. They don't need you to tell them.

Second, it's defensive. When people are defensive, they aren't listening to the other person; they're busy thinking of ways to defend themselves. I watched this happen on Twitter, over and again.

Third, the people saying it aren't furthering the conversation, theyâ(TM)re sidetracking it. The discussion isn't about the men who aren't a problem. (Though, I'll note, it can be. I'll get back to that.) Instead of being defensive and distracting from the topic at hand, try staying quiet for a while and actually listening to what the thousands upon thousands of women discussing this are saying. "

about 8 months ago

Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?

doggo Re:Economics (659 comments)

Eh... I just saw some Nissan Leafs on sale for $16,000. That's less than I paid for my Cube. And I didn't look at the Leafs 'cause I thought they'd be too expensive.

about 8 months ago

Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans As Antarctic Ice Melts

doggo OMGOMGOMG! (784 comments)

"The rise may continue to be relatively slow for at least the next century or so..."

Oh. Okay. I'll be dead by then, and I didn't have any kids.

You young'uns're screwed! Heeheehee!

about 9 months ago

Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches

doggo Re:Jewelry (399 comments)

The downside of heirloom mechanical watches is you usually can't afford them until you're middle-aged, so you don't get to benefit from their lifetime build quality for very long. And likely your kid will just sell your prized Aqua Terra to some middle-aged bargain hunting watch collector.

about 9 months ago

WRT54G Successor Falls Flat On Promises

doggo Too bad, or is it. (113 comments)

I was recently looking to get a new router to replace my old D-Link DWL-2100AP & DI-604 combo and I saw that WRT1900AC and wished it was available.

I ended up getting a refurbed D-Link DIR-651 for $12.

The WRT1900AC is on $250 on the Linksys store site. And PCWorld gives it a pretty decent review, with caveats, and out of the box firmware.

about 9 months ago

Netflix Plans To Raise Prices By "$1 or $2 a Month"

doggo *cough*Comcast!*cough* (202 comments)

Well, they gotta pay for that deal with Comcast to stop throttling their streaming service somehow.

about 9 months ago

Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

doggo Re:Well they are elected (332 comments)


Got it right on the money!

about 9 months ago

Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

doggo Re:*sigh* (358 comments)

Yup. Many of the early Unix folks were liberal arts majors who fell into computer administration, then learned to code.

A well-rounded education leads to looking at problems from different perspectives. Who wants to be blinkered by specialization?

Those who choose specialization, typically, are in it for the money.

about 9 months ago

Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

doggo It's what day? (386 comments)

Tax day...? Tax day? Tax day! Oh shhhhiiiiiiii....!!!

about 9 months ago


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