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How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

master_kaos Re:Yeah, students will use bandwidth (285 comments)

idk, I think farmers are more important than teachers, and generally they even paid less

about a week ago
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The Loophole Obscuring Facebook and Google's Transparency Reports

master_kaos Re:Obligatory (18 comments)

no more like All your data are belong to US.

about a week ago
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Led By Nest, 'Thread' Might Be Most Promising IoT Initiative Yet

master_kaos Re:That good, eh? (79 comments)

Well OpenSSL provided the source code for others to scrutinize and look at how long that took

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

master_kaos Re: Murphy says no. (265 comments)

yup same here, while my yearly salary isn't great I work 35 hour weeks, 4 weeks vacation, 10 sick days, multiple breaks per day, rarely ever any OT (and while we are salaried and don't get OT pay we instead get time in time and a half off). Hour-for-hour I probably make more than a lot of managers as well. Would I like to make double what I am making? Sure, but I would NOT be willing to put in double the work.

about three weeks ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

master_kaos Re:Seconding the TekSavvy recommendation (349 comments)

Ah, didn't realize teksavvy is canada wide now. While I originally found their customer service was excellent, I left because it was piss poor. They were growing too big too fast, and had wait times on the phone that were 30min+, and were constantly overselling neighborhoods. I am sure it is better now as they figured out the logistics. I have personally referred 8 people to teksavvy, and now have referred them to Start and they been happy each time with the change.
Start.ca I find amazing, everytime I have called them a human picked up the phone within 2 rings, zero hold times.. I am sure as they get bigger they will end up like teksavvy though with the crazy wait times, but for now it is like how teksavvy used to be when they were small.

about a month ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

master_kaos Re:It's 2014 (349 comments)

Yeah I haven't used a mouse pad in over 10 years.... Just use it directly on the desk.

about a month ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

master_kaos Re:It's 2014 (349 comments)

Where you located? If in Ontario, check out teksavvy or start.ca. Also check out your provider, a lot of them recently have been offering unlimited for an extra $10-30 a month depending if you have stuff bundled with them or not.

about a month ago
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Samsung Release First SSD With 3D NAND

master_kaos Re:USD/GB? (85 comments)

And how exactly is this cheaper? This is already regular price for all other manufacturers.. But the article specifically states "Samsung to lower manufacturer costs with more usable die per wafer". I guess if it actually comes with a 10 year warranty that is worth a bit.

about a month ago
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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

master_kaos Re:Uh... Yeah? (242 comments)

Um...WHAT?

So a hitman is fine to kill people since it is their job???

about a month ago
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Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails

master_kaos Re:Canada's new anti-spam act? (145 comments)

What's funny is I still haven't got emails from Futureshop/Bestbuy yet. Considering the amount they spam I am not sure what they are going to do. If I even get one email from them on or after July 1, I will be reporting them.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails

master_kaos Re:Great! (145 comments)

Yup exact same thing here. Outside of "techies" I have never heard of a single person who actually uses RSS feeds.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails

master_kaos Re:It looks like a response to anti spam laws (145 comments)

Now I don't know Microsoft patch emails contain, but from the sound of it, It doesn't seem like it would be effected by canadas new anti spam as it is only for emails that are advertising a product/service for money.

about a month ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

master_kaos Re:work life balance is a myth (710 comments)

man I keep hearing stories like this and makes me depressed if I will ever need to find a new job... which unfortunately may be soon. Currently work 7-8 hour days and that includes 1 hour lunch and multiple breaks. Our boss has the philousophy I don't count hours as long as the job gets done. For a lot of people this may sound bad, but for us it works both ways. If work is a bit slow we can leave early, but if something is urgent we need to stay around to fix it. More often than not we leave 30-45 min early. Maybe once a month may have to stay hour late. I also get 4 weeks vacation, and minimum raise every year of double inflation (but often even more than that).
Unfortunately our boss doesn't have much of a succession plan and he is 70 years old... Multiple employees pitched buying company from him but he always turns it down

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

master_kaos Re:Swift! (254 comments)

At least his sentence compiled, but a little more debugging may be required.

about a month ago
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NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

master_kaos Re:We should have a choice (455 comments)

80% of needs you probably still shouldn't buy a tesla unless you have a 2nd vehicle. 80% means 73 days of the year you need another vehicle. I imagine it would need to suit 99%+ of the time to make it work. That gives you 3-4 days a year you need another vehicle... which renting is perfectly suitable. Thing is I need a truck 1% of the time, but I don't own one I'll borrow my dads or rent one.

about a month ago
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NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

master_kaos Re:Speculation... (455 comments)

I have boughten a total of 3 cars in my life. First was a brand new car and the salesman was your typical slimeball. 2nd car was from a used car salesman fairly slimy. Third guy was fantastic. But he wasn't a salesman, he was more of a general manager. I only got to him by word of mouth. But I was in and out of the dealership in less than 45 minutes and saved a bunch of money

about a month ago
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Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

master_kaos Re:Emulator? Simulator? Pfffttt... (167 comments)

And what really sucks is that sales on android are 15% of what is on iOS anyways, yet testing is 10x more on android vs apple. We have about 10 apps in apples app store, and we only have are 2 flagship apps on android. We don't bother testing on every device, I'll test on 3 separate devices and a bunch of emulator configs. Once in a while we get a negative review of "crashes on device x running y" but nothing we can do except refund because we arent blowing out our brains buying every device, nor do we have the funds to.

about a month and a half ago
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Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

master_kaos Re:So much wrong (167 comments)

I make more business apps and I rarely see any differences between actual device and simulator. Sure, once in a while something behaves slightly differently but not enough for me to want something that will run much slower.
I know I can code up 99.5% of it with the simulator, the last .5% I may need the device.

Now this is just somewhat basic apps, not using any sensors or graphics.

about a month and a half ago
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Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

master_kaos Re:x86 Android Virtualisation: native performance! (167 comments)

I have pretty much exact same experience. It is so unbelievable slow, I don't know how anyone does serious development with it. I keep trying to use the emulator but every single time I end up going back to just testing on an actual device. I could understand it being like this for the first year or two after android was launched, but this late in the game I seriously expect something much better.

about a month and a half ago

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