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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

jtownatpunk.net Re:Read the GP's comment, fuckface. (288 comments)

I guess I don't get the mathematics of poverty. If I'm going somewhere with a friend, I was already going there anyway and wouldn't charge them gas money. I'd only charge if I was taking them somewhere I had no intention of going and I wanted to be a dick about it.

about a week ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

jtownatpunk.net Re: Can we please cann these companies what they (288 comments)

I no math talkin' guy but I'm pretty sure yours doesn't add up. :)

If you're paid $5 to do something that costs you $6, you didn't come out $2 ahead.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

jtownatpunk.net Re:Brand Name Change (352 comments)

They'd probably sue themselves for licensing fees.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

jtownatpunk.net Brilliant! (352 comments)

Since there's so much confusion about the differences between RT, Phone, and desktop versions of our OS, let's just call them all by the same name. That will simplify things. Worked for Admiral General Aladeen.

about a week ago
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Amazon Instant Video Now Available On Android

jtownatpunk.net Re:finally (77 comments)

Did the long route and used the basic Amazon app to install the Amazon App Store and, from there, install Instant Video. Works great on my S5 but, when I try to run Instant Video on my tablets, it tell me to install the basic Amazon app. Which is already installed. Someone screwed up some mundane detail. Hopefully it'll be fixed soon.

about a week ago
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Amazon Instant Video Now Available On Android

jtownatpunk.net Re:finally (77 comments)

Not compatible with my Nexus 10, Tab S 10.5, or S5. Hopefully that list will get updated soon.

Glad Amazon finally pulled their collective head out. Like I was going to buy their tablet just for that one function.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

jtownatpunk.net Re:Apps (471 comments)

Oh, and video chat.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

jtownatpunk.net Re:Apps (471 comments)

Better map/nav integration is at the top of my list. I loved it on the old Sony (I think the app might have been 3rd party) but the display was so dim and had so few pixels it was hard to use. I'd love a good map view on my Gear 2 or Moto 360. The only option on the Moto seems to be like the GPS units rental companies offered a decade or so back. An arrow, street name, and distance to turn.

about two weeks ago
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UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

jtownatpunk.net Holy shit! (198 comments)

Is this a big IT project that actually worked? Where's my fainting couch???

about two weeks ago
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Space Station's 'Cubesat Cannon' Has Gone Rogue

jtownatpunk.net Excellent. (143 comments)

Everything is going according to plan.

Wait...did I say that out loud?

about two weeks ago
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In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

jtownatpunk.net Re:Now I just have to ... (441 comments)

Wow. That could challenge Scrotie McBoogerballs.

about two weeks ago
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Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

jtownatpunk.net Idiot...luggage (107 comments)

I'm watching Spaceballs right now so I'm really getting a kick out of this story.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

jtownatpunk.net Citadel (635 comments)

A few old BBS friend still have a Citadel/UX system running. Currently on a 1990s Pentium Pro that sits in a car hole. I replaced the hard drive when I had it a few years ago. Other than that, it's just been chugging along and moving from one house to another as someone moves or a wife wants that stupid box out of her house. I tried to virtualize it while it was in my house but I squirreled and didn't get around to it in time. The version of Linux it's running is too old for todays automagic virtualization tools. I got as far as installing Slackware 7.0 on a virtual machine.

about three weeks ago
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The American Workday, By Profession

jtownatpunk.net Re:Seems good to me. (146 comments)

I haven't worked in years. I go to bed when I'm tired and I get up when I'm done sleeping. Sometimes that means shopping at 3am fits my "schedule".

about three weeks ago
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The American Workday, By Profession

jtownatpunk.net Seems good to me. (146 comments)

The summary makes it sound like a bad thing. To me, it indicates an economy that doesn't roll up the sidewalks at 5pm. It takes a lot of service jobs to keep businesses open 24 hours. It's great that I can go out and buy a Big Mac and a lawnmower at 3am.

about three weeks ago
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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

jtownatpunk.net Re:multi-drive RV tolerance?? (316 comments)

Yeah, I'm gonna need a non-Chevy citation for this. ;^>

about three weeks ago

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Are There Affordable Low-DPI Monitors?

jtownatpunk.net jtownatpunk.net writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jtownatpunk.net (245670) writes "As time goes by, I find myself supporting a greater number of users moving through their 40s and into their 50s (and beyond!). I notice more and more of them are lowering the resolution of their displays in order to "make it bigger". That was fine in the CRT days but, quite frankly, LCDs look like crap when they're not displaying their native resolution. My solution at home is to hook my computer up to a big, honkin' 1080p HDTV but that's a bit of a political risk in an office environment. "Why does Bill get a freakin big screen TV???" Plus, it's a waste to be paying for the extra inputs (compunent, s-video, composite), remote, tuner, etc. that will never be used. And a 37-47" display is a bit large for a desk.

So here's my question: Is there a source for 24-27" monitors running at 1366x768 that are affordable and don't have all of the "TV" stuff? Or is my only choice to just buy 27" HDTVs and admonish the users not to watch TV? (And, no, just giving them big CRTs is not an option. Most people would rather stare at a fuzzy LCD than "go back" to a CRT.)"

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