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DirecTV Drops Viacom Channels

pthor1231 Terminate Contract? (378 comments)

I wonder if there is verbiage in consumer's contracts that allow them to end it early with no fee due to an adverse change, similar to cell phones. People outside of the 6 month or 1 year promo pricing who are still in the 2 year contract might benefit from this.

more than 2 years ago

Smart Wallets React To Spending By Shrinking

pthor1231 Re:Are you guys crazy or what? (98 comments)

2008 quarters minted - 2,438,200,000 - source 2008 dollar coins minted - 464,480,000 - source Granted, the amount of minted dollar coins is roughly only 20% of what the quarter mintage is, and then you have to add in pennies dimes and nickels, they are still minted in a large amount. Americans just simply refuse to use coins.

more than 3 years ago

Best Way To Land Entry-Level Job?

pthor1231 Re:The purpose of the HR department (441 comments)

What relevance does the interviewer's age have to do with your job termination? Would it have been a perfectly acceptable question if a 65 year old lady had asked you?

more than 4 years ago

Citibank Cancels Bank Account of Objectionable Blogger

pthor1231 Re:Shut up (265 comments)


more than 4 years ago

Is Programming a Lucrative Profession?

pthor1231 Re:Are nerds not aware (844 comments)

The problem is you are doing something that is "cool" and "hip". To get better money, you need to do some nasty programming work that there isn't a glut of other people to fill in when you want more pay.

more than 4 years ago

Man "Beats" World of Warcraft

pthor1231 Re:Does he have all the best gearr (655 comments)

At least for the World Events, this missing achievement was added at some point after the last go round of christmas, and it requires you to do a few things during christmas festival. I am sure he will get it done the day christmas festival starts. Not sure whats up with the one extra PVP achievement though.

more than 4 years ago

US Tests System To Evade Foreign Web Censorship

pthor1231 mod parent up (219 comments)

Wish I had mod points today...

more than 5 years ago

McDonalds Free Wi-Fi Users Soak Up Seating

pthor1231 Re:Solution: Block Slashdot (500 comments)

Why would I go to the public library when I have a wifi enabled laptop, and the mcdonalds with free wifi is much much closer?

more than 5 years ago

April Fools Sees Fake Extra Millions For Users of Brokerage Site

pthor1231 Re:NO sympathy for the "victims" (280 comments)

Ah, I didn't see that you were replying to an AC. I can't stand the new discussion system.

more than 5 years ago

April Fools Sees Fake Extra Millions For Users of Brokerage Site

pthor1231 Re:NO sympathy for the "victims" (280 comments)

No, that's exactly the opposite of what he is saying.

more than 5 years ago

How Does a 9/80 Work Schedule Work Out?

pthor1231 Re:I worked 9/80 for 4 summers (1055 comments)

Amen. If people weren't so willing to believe the shit they have been brainwashed with from birth (more money on education CLEARLY means a better education, everyone NEEDS a college degree, buying a house ASAP is ESSENTIAL to being a good American - All of the following lead to massive debt early in life), they would have more flexibility in telling their employer to pack sand when they pull some bullshit, regardless of there being 10 people waiting in line for your job, or none.

more than 5 years ago

Houses With Tails

pthor1231 Re:Fios (307 comments)

If you would bother to do a little bit of looking first, you would see that FIOS is not available in NEARLY all cities.

more than 5 years ago

How Do You Justify the Existence of IT?

pthor1231 Re:Exactly! (411 comments)

If I got fired for being on vacation that was approved, I wouldn't really want to work there anyhow. Employees now are way too willing to work on their vacations. Take the vacation and leave the computer, turn off the company cell phone.

more than 5 years ago


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