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Ask Slashdot: Can Yahoo Actually Stage a Comeback?

jeremymiles Re:Can Apple Actually Stage a Comeback? (260 comments)

Like Android? Or Where 2 (became Google Maps)? Or Writely (became Google Docs, became Google Apps). There are plenty of failures, but there are successes too.

about a year ago
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Foursquare Will Display Users' Full Names By Default

jeremymiles Re:I already (101 comments)

Just change your "full name". There is no requirement that it's your real name (unlike FB, Google, etc).

about a year and a half ago
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British Prime Minister To Announce Porn Blocking Plans

jeremymiles Re:now no one else can (286 comments)

Well, it's not mine, 'cos I'm British, but my understanding is that that's about right. The constitution was followed pretty swiftly by the bill of rights, which was some number of amendments. The first amendment is the one about freedom of speech. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution Whereas we Brits never even bothered to write down our constitution, and we don't have freedom of speech.

more than 2 years ago
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British Prime Minister To Announce Porn Blocking Plans

jeremymiles Re:now no one else can (286 comments)

This is the UK we're talking about, there's no constitutional amendment that says you can't repress political speech and people can be sent to prison for what they write on twitter: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17515992

more than 2 years ago
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Zynga To Employees: Surrender Pre-IPO Shares Or You're Fired

jeremymiles Re:I would rather.... (554 comments)

I believe they don't vest if they're fired. So your choice as offered is (a) be fired and lose your stocks, or (b) lose your stocks.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Being 'Loyal' Pay As a Developer?

jeremymiles They might understand (735 comments)

Twice I've had job offers which were clearly better than my current job. I wanted to remain on good terms, so I explained the situation. Both times they didn't counter, they knew it was a better job, and they understood why it would be foolish not to take it.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Successful Software From Academia?

jeremymiles SAS and SPSS (314 comments)

SPSS grew out of Stanford University in the 1960s, bought by IBM for $1.2 billion in 2009. SAS, which grew out of NC State, is the world's largest privately held software company.

more than 2 years ago
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Roundabout Revolution Sweeping US

jeremymiles Re:Really bad idea. (1173 comments)

Works with my aluminium framed bike, but I can imagine it wouldn't work everyone, depending on positioning, sensitivity, etc. Also makes you look a little silly.

about 3 years ago
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Roundabout Revolution Sweeping US

jeremymiles Re:Really bad idea. (1173 comments)

Jump off your bike, lie it down on the ground over the sensor. Usually does the trick.

about 3 years ago
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Using Flywheels to Meet Peak Power Grid Demands

jeremymiles Re:Cool, energy arbitrage (325 comments)

I did that trip too, about 25 years ago. Trawfynydd was still running then. (You're not from the Potteries, are you?)

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon Gags On Gaga

jeremymiles Re:GugaGaga (180 comments)

Indeed, and if you bought a CD recently, you get a dollar off the download, so I got the download, and 20GB of storage for a year, for nothing. Order #: D01-7112762-2631304 Subtotal of items: $0.99 Discounts/Promotions: - $0.99 ------ Total before tax: $0.00 Tax Collected: $0.00 ------ Total for this Order: $0.00

more than 3 years ago
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$1.2 Million Worth of MS Points Taken After Hackers Figure Out Code Algorithm

jeremymiles They didn't steal anything. (203 comments)

It's not like MS ran out of codes.

more than 3 years ago
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Map Based Passwords

jeremymiles Re:Interesting concept (169 comments)

I've got one - it's every time you turn it on. And if it loses power it shuts down (unless you tell it to continue on battery). We made the location our kids' school, except now we've moved (and they've moved school) so that's going to be a pain. Luckily, I'm not the type to forget a PIN.

more than 3 years ago
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Map Based Passwords

jeremymiles Re:Interesting concept (169 comments)

But they can't find your house in the GPS, because they don't know the PIN, so they can't get in to see what's inthe GPS. (Although they might know where you live because they found your car there.)

more than 3 years ago
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ATMs That Dispense Gold Bars Coming To America

jeremymiles Re:Already here (482 comments)

Will you need my PIN number? Or my personal PIN number?

more than 2 years ago
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Gaming Foursquare With 9 Lines of Perl

jeremymiles Re:Of course it's easy (84 comments)

The bit where you enter their password might make it a little bit tricky.

more than 3 years ago
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Bill Gates Doesn't Work At Microsoft Anymore

jeremymiles Re:Donchya' know (497 comments)

You need a shitload of luck too, of course ...

more than 4 years ago

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Changed my sig

jeremymiles jeremymiles writes  |  more than 8 years ago Changed my sig today to my own website. Maybe thousands of slashdotters will read my pithy comments, go to my website and click on google ads.

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