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Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

master_kaos Re:Can't wait to hate... (207 comments)

Exactly, same here. I original did have an Android for OPs reasons, but then after I got one, I was like you know what I don't give a shit, give me something that works well that I don't need to tinker with and that also has a decent interface.
And even though on paper my android phone specs blew the iPhone out of the water, it didn't matter android 2.x was laggy as shit and the UI was fucking horrible.
You can also do a lot with jailbreaking, but I don't even bother doing that. The iPhone just works. Now the new Androids with 3.x+ release looks a lot better, but meh.

4 days ago
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Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

master_kaos Re: The most important features... (207 comments)

I woudn't say "fine", it runs fairly slow and laggy on my iphone 4.
O well with the iPhone 6/6+ coming out, the market will be flooded with used 5 and 5s. Probably pick me up a 5.

4 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

master_kaos Re: I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

Canada too. Very few places don't have a chip machine, and still use mag stripe. Quite a few of the machines don't even let you mag stipe anymore unless chip fails after 3 attempts.

5 days ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

master_kaos Re:I am shocked, SHOCKED, to find gambling here... (462 comments)

Same in canada, you risk yourself driving any time from November - April when ever you see a states license plate that is further south than NY.

5 days ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

master_kaos Re:The hosers are right (462 comments)

because everyone hates fucking quebec. I don't think I know a single person outside of Quebec who doesn't dislike it. There are 2 people at work who grew up in quebec and have zero desire in going back

5 days ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

master_kaos Re: Mecial Cannabis companies (275 comments)

Cool, then if you want to insulate your walls with tampoons go to costco, not a small town independent grocer who doesnt have 100,000+ sqft of retail space like costco. Do you honestly think the stock room is like a door to narnia that has infinite space? And you realize we also have to keep stock for the other thousands of products in the store? Sometimes the stock is meat, or other produce/dairy that needs to be kept cool. This requires refrigerators or freezers. Again enough room for individuals, not enough for extreme bulk purchasers.

We usually didn't run out, most of the time we ran out was because of this lady. Clearly you never had to manage stock at a grocery store before.. i'll give you a hint it is hard enough as it is. You actually think we DIDN'T have larger stock? of course we did.

about a week ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

master_kaos Re:Lost opportunity. (275 comments)

no it was pretty much at wholesale price.. a bit more but not enough to make any significant profit from even with bullk sales. also generally the loss leaders were overstock from our suppliers which means we got it for cheaper. But since they aren't always overstocked we could not be an actual supplier at that price.

about a week ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

master_kaos Re: Mecial Cannabis companies (275 comments)

Your getting confused. It was 2 separate stories. 1st paragraph was about my dad. 2nd paragraph was a completely different story about me working at a local independent grocery store (I could have made it more clear I guess).

How is it bait and switch? Sounds like you don't know what bait and switch actually is.. considering all customers got the product at listed price (and if we ran out got a rain check), except of course for this one lady.

about a week ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

master_kaos Re: Mecial Cannabis companies (275 comments)

Like i said TWICE SMALL independent grocer not a costco who likes the bulk purchasers. We dont have 100,000 sqft of space to store a ton of product just in case we sell out. We pretty much always had enough stock unless this lady came in.

about a week ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

master_kaos Re: Mecial Cannabis companies (275 comments)

Well it wasn't me, I was just a kid working there. And what are you talking about? We sold to everyone at that price. We had a LIMIT sign on it and she STILL had a cart load of product. Remember this wasn't walmart with 50 skids of product in the back, we were a small independent grocer. We let her take it a few times, but enough is enough. When she literally takes 1/'2 the product not leaving much for anybody else that's bullshit.

Let me guess you are one of those asshats who is selfish and takes everything for yourself and screw everyone else.

about a week ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

master_kaos Re: Mecial Cannabis companies (275 comments)

My dad pretty much does this. He says sometimes there are customers not worth having. They bitch and moan, saying everything is wrong even though the product is 100% fine. He would not have been in business 40 years if it wasn't, with almost all of his customers being repeat clients. These people just trying to get a massive discount on a product . So my dad just tells them to go to his competitor because he no longer wants their business.
It's like the people in a restaurant who eat 80% of their food then say they don't like it and ask for refund.

I worked at a small independent grocery store where sometimes we had loss leaders. Well there was this one lady who owned a local restaurant and would come in and load up her cart full of the sale item. We told her she couldn't do that and was meant for families. So we started putting limit signs. She would then start sending in her kids to get more. After so much hassle and constantly running out of product annoying others customers, the owner banned her and her family from the store

about a week ago
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DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:

master_kaos Re:I don't drink coffee. (228 comments)

Yeah can''t stand the stuff either. I tried it 4 different times in life (16, 21, 25, 28) and each time tastes disgusting. Only way to make it drinkable is loading it with cream and sugar, but what's the point, it isn't even coffee anymore, and the no calorie drink all of a sudden turns into a high carb high fat drink.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Reveals the Most Common Reasons That It Rejects Apps

master_kaos Re:Amateur hour (132 comments)

If you actually HAD to follow every single guidelines, the app store would have almost nothing on it.
I recently submitted a book to the iBook store, and we were worried because it blatantly broke a few of the rules. We were going to correct them but thought, eh let's just submit it and will fix it if it gets rejected. Well it got rejected, but for an entirely different reason (some broken links that we didn't even know existed). Fixed those, resubmitted, and was approved.

about two weeks ago
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Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court

master_kaos Re:G'Day Valve, (139 comments)

Exactly, my one friend did this with PC games. He would buy the game from Electronics Boutique, burn them, then return it claiming it didn't work. After about a dozen returns or so he was banned from the store. (Note: this was back in the mid 90s when CD burners were extremely expensive, so they had a no questions asked full refund on video games since this system wasn't widely abused).

about three weeks ago
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Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries

master_kaos Re:More useless statistics... (221 comments)

yes worst part in Canada is definitely Quebec, but Windsor is really a shit-hole. Everyone hates Windsor.

about three weeks ago
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PHP 5.6.0 Released

master_kaos Re: It's powerful, but.. (118 comments)

Omg I am a professional php developer I didn't even know these functions existed, I thought you were joking and had to look it up. Don't think I would ever have a use for them

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

master_kaos Re:maybe (355 comments)

Well then they will just add a surcharge. On my hydro bill there is an "adjustment factor" that accounts for line loss. It is usually a couple percent extra. Really there is no difference except for the hydro company being more transparent. However, it is easy for people to understand that there is line loss, so probably not many question it. If the ISPs started adding a "line loss" surcharge called ATM/PPPoE encapsulation most people would think it is some BS surcharge and a way to make extra money. So why not just be easy and incorporate the extra 15% into the bandwidth usage instead.

Things do get more tricky with caps on whether the 15% extra should be included against the cap or not, and I don't know the answer.

about three weeks ago
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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

master_kaos Re:Sigh (341 comments)

No he was friends with the owner.

They did friendly competition, sometimes when he did get a government contract he didn't even like it because it goes too slow (having to deal with an engineer for pretty much everything, and everything moving at a snails pace), he said now he understands why government projects take 10x longer than private company would take,

about three weeks ago
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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

master_kaos Re:Sigh (341 comments)

no it isn't bullshit. I live in canada where we even have stricter rules than the US and it still happens here. My dad owns a business and whenever he bids on government jobs his main competitor always wins the contract. Anyways when the owner of the compitor sold the company and retired my dad asked him how did he keep winning the contracts even though the bids were the same. The guy said easy, he would go to whoever is awarding the contract and say "how would your wife like a new washing machine?" and then magically a top of the line washing machine would show up at their house a couple days later (completely off the books of course, he would pay for it out of his own pocket, then just take a bonus out of the company to reimburse himself).

about three weeks ago
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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

master_kaos Re:My Grandma (251 comments)

oh my god no. She finally figured out how to use email and open office. I don't know if you can "remote desktop" an android tablet.

about three weeks ago

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