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Scammers Lower Comcast Bills, Get Jail Time

riis138 Re:Comcast lying to raise rates... (99 comments)

and they provide crap service. The funny thing is, people here in the Midwest think they are getting "fast" internet. Little do they know we are far behind the rest of the world.

2 days ago
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Scammers Lower Comcast Bills, Get Jail Time

riis138 The real criminal (99 comments)

The real crime here is that Comcast is using this to force another rate increase on those of us that are given no other option for an isp.

2 days ago
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Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?

riis138 Re:What now? 1 billion! (285 comments)

Is there any reasoning behind this vitriol? There is simply not a replacement that offers the sheer breadth of features available in MS Office. As soon is there is, maybe another suite will be a viable alternative, but until that day, I will stick with MS Office.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Brings Office Online To Chrome OS; Ars Reviews Windows Phone 8.1

riis138 Re:All I can say to that is... (69 comments)

Libre office is solid, I have used it on a few machines I built for customers that did not want to pay for an office license and I have heard few complaints. It does lack much of the polish we have grown accustomed to in Redmond's offering.

about a week ago
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200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks Are Now Normal

riis138 lol (92 comments)

Would you like us to send a refresh signal to your cable modem?

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Rumored To Integrate Android Apps

riis138 Re:Security (189 comments)

Because Android is the model of security. /facepalm http://tinyurl.com/leuy8y5 I have a wp8 and have not had anywhere near the issues that came along with an android device.

about 2 months ago
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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

riis138 Beta (197 comments)

Please learn the lesson that M$ should have learned with Windows 8. Don't push a cantankerous and cranky user base towards a pseudo-modern U.I.

about 3 months ago
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Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

riis138 Wow (664 comments)

I don't know anyone who would put up with this. Even from a management standpoint, the cost this would require to implement would far outweigh the benefits.

about 3 months ago
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Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband

riis138 Re:BWAHAHAHAHA! (430 comments)

You speak the truth. In Michigan where I reside, Comcast and Verizon have a crushing monopoly in the home isp market using decades old technology. While our broadband speeds are not the slowest in the nation by any means, there is no competition for them to build and upgrade existing infrastructure. Something like Google fiber is one of the only hopes we have of getting some real competition in the area.

about 3 months ago
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Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

riis138 Re:Dont do anyone any favors (644 comments)

A contract for something for this nature should have certainly been looked at by a lawyer. While I agree this seems a little heavy handed on the part of the courts, it ultimately falls on the defendant for not researching the law.

about 2 months ago
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T-Mobile Jumping Into the Check-Cashing Industry

riis138 Cool idea (211 comments)

It's a cool idea, and I like what they offer in theory. In practice however, i have found their service to be spotty at best especially where I live. Everyone I know that has switched to t-mobile has complained about poor reception, call quality, and support. As much as I would love to get off of Verizon, I cant justify paying for a phone that doesn't work.

about 3 months ago
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Actually, It's Google That's Eating the World

riis138 and like every other large american company... (205 comments)

They will grow far to large and bloated, people will call from them to be broken up, and the anti-trust lawsuits will follow. It seems to be a vicious cycle that every large American tech company goes through. In 20 years time we will start seeing the articles "How Google lost its mojo" and "Google strives to get back on top". Its inevitable.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Devices To Reach Parity With Windows PCs In 2014

riis138 Re:Discount for keeping old phone might change thi (511 comments)

I looked into that. The issue with T-Mobile for me was the fact their coverage is awful where I live. The fact we have Verizon receivers at work helped my decision as well. I am still not a huge Verizon fan, even if I have full bars everywhere.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Devices To Reach Parity With Windows PCs In 2014

riis138 Re:Units sold or already out? (511 comments)

I use a Windows phone for the same reason. That, and the fact its the only mobile operating system without a built in backdoor for CarrierIQ

about 3 months ago
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Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US

riis138 Re:Painful cold (684 comments)

I wish :D

about 3 months ago
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David Pogue and Yahoo's "Normals" Problem

riis138 Re:Aren't Yahoo! there already? (213 comments)

I don't know any techies that use Yahoo! for much outside of the free fantasy sports leagues.

about 3 months ago
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David Pogue and Yahoo's "Normals" Problem

riis138 Same old Yahoo (213 comments)

Even after re-branding they still come off as a company that just doesn't get it. S.O.Y. = Same Old Yahoo

about 3 months ago
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McAfee Brand Name Will Be Replaced By Intel Security

riis138 Re:Interesting... (180 comments)

It seems to do pretty well in the enterprise environment, however, the email add in can slow outlook to a crawl. We ended up having to ditch it as there was way too many end user complaints about sluggishness.

about 4 months ago

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