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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

jesseck Re:You go girl (286 comments)

On the other hand... I just bought a monitor that Tigerdirect advertised as 22", but when it was delivered the box says 21.5", and I don't think that's really worth paying my lawyer $250/hr to handle.

It's common practice for monitors to be advertised by class and not actual screen size (such as 22" Class LED Monitor, or a 50" TV measuring 49.5"). It is not common practice (and wrong) for 1080p video to mean "720p" - those are distinct values. The video "class" is HD, but specific "size" is 1080p or 720p.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Replacing Paper With Tablets For Design Meetings?

jesseck Re:The WHAT industry? (143 comments)

They design your healthcare - treatment plans, hospital stay, standard fees, all that. This way, when hospitals replace patient care with "efficiency", the execs can at least look at their pocketbooks and be satisfied. I know a few healthcare workers that see patient care going to shit while their metrics get more demanding. Anyways, people will pay for efficiency and a design team that uses tablets is more effective than one with paper (and greener!) - so in the end it makes sense: If you want efficient healthcare, go with the ones who use tablets.

about 3 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Lawrence Lessig About His Mayday PAC

jesseck Single-Issue Candidates (308 comments)

You seek to elect candidates focused on a single issue, however our Congress hears and votes on multiple issues during an election cycle. While campaign finance reform is your goal, wouldn't your contributors / potential contributors be more concerned about other issues that affect our country as well? Campaign finance reform may be important, but rarely would it trump individual moral / political beliefs.

about 3 months ago
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Report: Verizon Claimed Public Utility Status To Get Government Perks

jesseck Re:Block their cookies (140 comments)

Yes, he did... that was exactly who I was thinking of.

about 4 months ago
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Report: Verizon Claimed Public Utility Status To Get Government Perks

jesseck Re:Block their cookies (140 comments)

By throwing a temper tantrum until you cave and leave the cookies on the floor? At that point, you didn't give the toddler the cookies... you just placed them where the toddler would be pacified. The toddler is the one who abused your "trust".

That sounds a lot like politics... "I sponsored this bill, but I didn't realize it would be used for this."

about 4 months ago
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Even In the Wild Mice Run In Wheels

jesseck They may be stuck (122 comments)

Just because they exercise doesn't mean that is what it is... they may have been brought into the wheel because of curiosity, and are trying to escape by running away.

about 4 months ago
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White House Worried About Discrimination Through Analytics

jesseck Re:Oxymoron (231 comments)

Disparate impact... it's going to be with us for a while. Might as well get used to it. Black people are generally less intelligent than others and it's our fault.

While you state that black people are generally less intelligent then others, I think these politicians thoughts are a big drive towards that... they are in effect stating that poor neighborhoods are incapable of reporting their own pothole problems. In the end, the "Street Bump" app is another avenue of personal responsibility - people took the initiative to improve their driving route, installed an app to report problems, and ran that app to ensure the problems were reported. In poorer neighborhoods, people are not taking the personal responsibility to report the problems. They can call in to report problems, and by reporting those in sufficient numbers (similar to the app) Boston's street maintenance crews could be alerted. They don't, though, because they have been conditioned over generations to believe they don't matter and it requires someone else to fix their "problems".

In the end, the politicians are stating the poor people / black people / whatever group of people are incapable of taking responsibility (unlike those wealthy people), so the Government must hold their hand and make things easier for them. Yes, it will be with us for a while, and short of a major event nothing will change it.

about 5 months ago
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Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

jesseck Re:Fantastic Google Chrome marketing (204 comments)

In regards to his personal and political beliefs, those should not (but probably will) have a bearing on how he leads a company. We don't need a bunch of crowd-pleasing politicians, saying whatever people want to hear, to lead. Mozilla has just shown itself as willing to cave to any demand, and demonstrated its inability to support its employees. Similar to Benghazi (different subject, same concept) - the US Government, regardless who is "at fault", stood by while an Ambassador and CIA Operators were killed without assisting in a meaningful way. So, too, has Mozilla stood by while an employee became a casualty of their personal beliefs. There will be a next time that someone else at Mozilla (or a similar company) is expected to "take one for the team" because of their personal beliefs.

In regards to his choice and consequences, yes, I agree. We can say whatever we want, but there are consequences to every action.

about 5 months ago
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Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

jesseck Re:It's not enough (204 comments)

Mod up... while this doesn't fit well with the utopian ideal of the DNC, it is reality.

about 5 months ago
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Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

jesseck Re:Fantastic Google Chrome marketing (204 comments)

But what about the LGBT employees there? The CEO was just one of the employees (and now he's gone) so the only people you're hurting are the other Mozilla employees, why are you so against them?

Because it is fun to bully a company into releasing their CEO. Damn three-letter executives make too much anyways - let's bully their income away with higher taxes for the rich. When we're "sick of bully's and hypocrites", we need to look into the mirror - the shit goes both ways.

This intolerant "tolerance" policy pisses me off... have an opinion and don't be a coward to state it. I have respect for a person who states and stands by their beliefs (regardless of what they are), and doesn't change them because someone else doesn't agree. Just recognize bullying for what it is- I hate hypocrites who are tired of bullying and decide they need to start doing the same.

about 5 months ago
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Transformer-Style Scooter Lets You Ride Your Briefcase To Work

jesseck Bad pictures (102 comments)

If they have a product, they should use actual images of those. Their homepage has fake pictures, done poorly. The man boarding a train? Probably not their market, and his reflection in the train clearly shows no "transformer" scooter. The lady in the airport? Looks like an out-of-place runway model, with unnaturally straight features. Man by the bus, he also has some unnatural characteristics. I understand using props for marketing, or prototypes. To do "press releases " with poor photos is bad form. Then again, I'm not sure who will use this product either, and if it exists beyond a designer's computer.

about 6 months ago
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Anonymous Slovenia Claims To Have Hacked the FBI and Posted Emails To Pastebin

jesseck Re:Sensitive information? (152 comments)

As for the other info, I fail to see how my wedding date, educational history, etc. would be particularly useful to a killer.

It depends on how devious the killer is... they may use the home address to kill your dog, kill your spouse on your anniversary, and then off you at a class reunion.

about 8 months ago
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Sony Announces Game Streaming Service

jesseck Access games you purchased for free? (144 comments)

Who would bother to ask Sony if they could play games they purchased free of charge? I would be surprised if Sony allowed that- the whole idea of this is a new revenue stream.

about 9 months ago
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Student Arrested For Using Phone App To 'Shoot' Classmates

jesseck Re:"We have to take all threats seriously" (706 comments)

The parent that reported the kid is probably the parent of one of the bullies... so their child's safety was at stake. Nothing like a parent showing their kid another way to permanently fuck a life up.

1 year,16 days
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Team Oracle Penalized For America's Cup Rules Violations

jesseck The only thing cool about this article... (190 comments)

The only thing cool about this article is the pictures of the sailboats in the linked stories. Especially the one about the "Amazing AC72 Boats". I didn't realize a sailboat could get up out of the water like that- that is some impressive engineering.

1 year,26 days
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English High Court Bans Publication of 0-Day Threat To Auto Immobilizers

jesseck Re: not even until fix, until a full hearing (168 comments)

that's Easy, Just Tell The Owners That Their floormats Cause The Problem, And Fix It While Those Are Being Replaced.

about a year ago
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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Delay Ignoring Federal Guidelines, Citations Soar

jesseck Re:Citations? They need to be sued heavily (507 comments)

The reason the cameras were ruled illegal in Springfield was because of the way the tickets were handled- the City treated them as administrative, and not criminal, infractions. While this avoided "points" against your insurance / drivers license. At the same time, as an administrative hearing, there was no appeals process and the evidence for a "conviction" was below the thresholds of a criminal case. The State Supreme Court ruled that the infractions were in fact criminal, and as such the City had to change the way it handles cases. To my knowledge, the cameras are still not used.

Also, Springfield shortened their yellow lights in an effort to "standardize"- http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/17/1759.asp

about a year ago
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Is Buying an Extended Warranty Ever a Good Idea?

jesseck It depends (329 comments)

It depends- for example, my wife bought me a Nook Color a couple years ago from Staples, and bought the protection plan. About 3 months ago, it wouldn't start. I called Staples and within 2 hours my wife had an email from Staples with a electronic gift certificate for the original purchase price. I replaced my Nook Color running CM10 with a Google Nexus. I bought another protection plan for the Nexus based on that experience.

There are other products I don't purchase them for (such as video games or toys for my kids), because the failure rate is very low, and I'm not into throwing away money.

about a year ago
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BotObjects Announces First Full-Color Desktop 3D Printer

jesseck Re:A rigged demo? (29 comments)

My thoughts on your (potential) need for a 3D printer is to chose what technology you want your enclosures built with (from the sound of it, using FDM to extrude ABS). From there, find someone / somewhere in your local area that has a printer on par with your budget, and see if they will print you some enclosures or what it would cost. Quality of printers varies widely, and it is good to evaluate the technology within your usage and price point. You also need to consider the product's end-use - if you use milled aluminum today, is 3D printed ABS a viable substitute?

about a year ago

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