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Google Plans Major Play In Wireless Partnering With Sprint and T-Mobile

jordanjay29 Re:why the fuck (101 comments)

It also means that AT&T and Verizon have to start competing on actual service factors, rather than merely existing.

about a week ago
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Google Plans Major Play In Wireless Partnering With Sprint and T-Mobile

jordanjay29 no choice (101 comments)

I'm sure Deutsche Telekom would welcome a Google buyout.

about a week ago
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Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

jordanjay29 For a moment lets suppose they do get it right (489 comments)

I'm not sure you understand how Linux distributions are updated. They have major releases and patches just like Windows.

about two weeks ago
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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

jordanjay29 Simple solution (448 comments)

I think that's the trend with many shows having their episodes available the next day on iTunes/Google Play/Amazon Instant Video for a small fee $2-5.

about three weeks ago
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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

jordanjay29 Re:Right Place (448 comments)

I fail to see what watching a bunch of guys chasing after a ball on a screen does to make me a more well-rounded person.

about three weeks ago
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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

jordanjay29 Re:And? (448 comments)

I suppose trains, cars, buses and ships no longer exist, huh?

about three weeks ago
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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

jordanjay29 Re:And? (448 comments)

Pretty sure men can get breast cancer, too.

about three weeks ago
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Dish Introduces $20-a-Month Streaming-TV Service

jordanjay29 Re:Maybe you didn't read it? (196 comments)

If I had mod points, I'd mod you up. NotComcast is the primary reason I pay for DSL.

about three weeks ago
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Dish Introduces $20-a-Month Streaming-TV Service

jordanjay29 Lawsuits already in progress (196 comments)

Considering that Dish is a reputable company that needs to preserve its relationship with networks, I have a feeling they've already done the legal footwork to set this up.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Apologizes For 'Year In Review' Photos

jordanjay29 Why such dumb algorithm? (218 comments)

As good as algorithms get, they still can't detect sarcasm or irony (including trolling). There's enough of that happening on the melodramatic Facebook feeds that it's probably wise not to attempt to auto-detect emotions too much.

about a month ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

jordanjay29 Re:Just let them test out! (307 comments)

On the bright side, your GPA is going to look fantastic for this semester.

about a month and a half ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

jordanjay29 PC Failure? (307 comments)

Actually, no, American Indian is the self-chosen name of these groups. According to Wikipedia:

In 1968, the American Indian Movement was founded. In 1977, a delegation from the International Indian Treaty Council, an arm of AIM, elected to collectively identify as "American Indian", at the United Nations Conference on Indians in the Americas at Geneva, Switzerland. Some activists and public figures of indigenous descent, such as Russell Means, say that they prefer "American Indian" to the more recently adopted "Native American".

about a month and a half ago
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Are the TSA's New Electronic Device Screenings Necessary?

jordanjay29 Where's that outlet? (184 comments)

Is the TSA going to provide a power plug? 'Cause that's the only way my laptop is going to power up on command, it's hardly portable but for its size anymore.

about a month and a half ago
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Google News To Shut Down In Spain On December 16th

jordanjay29 Censorship (183 comments)

At the end they [the newspapers] will run to the government asking them to remove this law.

And the critical reporters will still be fired.

about a month and a half ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

jordanjay29 Re:Yes. (545 comments)

Probably because if you're working Sunday, it means you're not getting another day off for at least 5 more days (M-F).

about 2 months ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

jordanjay29 Re:I don't blame WalMart Employees (287 comments)

Sadly, this won't work out in the end. Any store that finds itself with a shortfall in profit will inevitably wind up cutting worker hours to make it up.

about 2 months ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

jordanjay29 Re:Uhm... edited HTML? (287 comments)

Not for a while, they won't. Walmart doesn't have internet terminals at their registers, not even at customer service. With the amount of stores that Walmart owns, can you imagine how much it would take for them to upgrade their registers to add this capability? And for what, so customers could get a discount (i.e. Walmart loses money)? No, sir.

about 2 months ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

jordanjay29 Uhm... edited HTML? (287 comments)

I can easily create a local HTML page derived from Amazon's website. It'll be hosted in my browser, on my phone, but it'll be 100% fake.

about 2 months ago

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Simple Machine Forum Co-Founder Speaks Out

jordanjay29 jordanjay29 writes  |  about 5 years ago

SMF Friend (1298951) writes "It seems there's something going down at SimpleMachines.org, home of the Simple Machines Forum. Within the past week, a new website has cropped up with dozens of former developers and project management in heated discussions over events that transpired last Saturday. A statement has been released by former Developer and Co-Founder Jeff Lewis, which chronicles the life and hardships of SMF and includes a letter from 30 current and former SMF Team Members asking for the removal of three of SMF's Managers.

"Over seven years ago my friend Joseph Fung and I decided the web needed an alternative to the leading PHP forum package out there. We created a PHP fork of perl based YaBB and after working with what we called YaBB SE for a bit, we re-branded as SMF, or Simple Machines Forums, along with a new core of code written by a developer who called himself [Unknown]. After seven years its crumbling but why?"

Other former SMF contributors are already picking up the story (Original German version).

As of writing this, the SMF community has begun banning members who link to blog post on their official forums, including Co-Founder Jeff Lewis."

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