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Thousands of Publicly Accessible Printers Searchable On Google

rvw14 Re:This will stop quickly (192 comments)

I already get enough penny stock tips and vacation offers from the one fax remaining in the office at work, I don't need them printing on my printer as well.

about a year and a half ago
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A Wish List For Tablets In 2013

rvw14 Re:One change (453 comments)

My Acer Iconia Tab A700 almost fits this description.

It doesn't have a full sized USB port, but it does come with a micro to full-sized USB adapter, which is a reasonable compromise as far as I'm concerned. The USB port supports every USB device I've tried, including keyboard and storage devices ranging from thumb drives up to a 1TB portable hard drive.

It has a micro SD card slot.

It has (micro) HDMI out.

Has built-in GPS, though no offline maps. That would be nice, I agree.

I don't know why this thing hasn't sold better - it's a fine tablet whose only major flaw seems to be "not a NEXUS".

The $450 price tag would be my guess? Drop it to $300 and I would buy it.

about a year and a half ago
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What Turned VR Pioneer Jaron Lanier Against the Web

rvw14 Re:Oblig. (212 comments)

Wrong, Web 2.0 was all about lime green.

about a year and a half ago
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Lockheed, SpaceX Trade Barbs

rvw14 Re:Progress! (215 comments)

Both Airbus and Boeing have their extensive history as industry leaders to shield them. People would assume a design flaw being the cause in a startup company will give Airbus and Boeing a pass and assume either pilot error or poor maintenance by the airline.

about a year and a half ago
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You're Being DDOSed — What Do You Do? Name and Shame?

rvw14 Re:not sure "shame" will have much effect (336 comments)

Pirating Britney Spears can net you a larger fine and longer jail term than hacking a bank.

Of course the real punishment is having to listen to your pirated Britney Spears album.

about a year and a half ago
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Lockheed, SpaceX Trade Barbs

rvw14 Re:Progress! (215 comments)

What I want to know is when someone is going to take on the jetliner market. Maybe a SpaceX-like company could come along and eat into that market a swell. Then Airbus will join Boeing and the others in complaining and sweating. :)

I would venture to guess that the safety requirements for an airliner are much higher than an unmanned rocket. If a SpaceX rocket has an issue, there is money lost, but they will be able to analyze the problem and get it right the next time. If a startup builds a jet that goes down due to a design or mechanical flaw, the loss of life and subsequent lawsuits will put it out of business.

about a year and a half ago
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Stay Home When You're Sick!

rvw14 Re:Nailheads being hit... (670 comments)

What's the phrase that my boss uses?

"You should be happy you have a job to go to. A lot of people don't." ...and like that, the boss has just discouraged everyone from taking a sick day when needed.

I would expect my employees to start looking for a new job if I had this attitude. A good boss will realize that if the staff is living in fear of being fired, the quality of the work they do is going to be impacted. I want my employees to enjoy coming to work and to not feel guilty if they are sick and either need to leave early or not come in at all.

If an employee tries to take advatage of this, I will deal with that specific situation, not create a blanket policy to hide behind.

about a year and a half ago
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Stay Home When You're Sick!

rvw14 Re:Sick leaves (670 comments)

Managers who are not morons tend to overlook it because they don't want you to come in sick any more than you want to be there sick. If you do get excessive about it, however, they may pull that out and make you start taking time.

As a manager, I agree. I don't want my employees here when they are sick. Not only are the getting the rest of the staff sick, the quality of their work is often impacted.

We have PTO with sick and vactation rolled together. I try to accommodate all requests for time off, regardless of the reason. The last thing I want is for my employees to feel they have to lie to get time off to take care of personal business or just because they just want a long weekend.

about a year and a half ago
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Windows 8: a 'Christmas Gift For Someone You Hate'

rvw14 Re:Expertise does not translate (740 comments)

I upgraded to Win8 from Vista. I never upgraded to Win7 due to the pricing, but $40 was worth it to me for the better performance over Vista. Once I installed a program to give me back the start menu, I have had no problems with 8. The only time I have to see the metro interface is once when logging on.

about a year and a half ago
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Windows Blue: Microsoft's Plan To Release a New Version of Windows Every Year

rvw14 Re:This is a good thing (712 comments)

But spreadsheets are cool! Aren't they? Hello, anyone?

about a year and a half ago
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Windows Blue: Microsoft's Plan To Release a New Version of Windows Every Year

rvw14 Re:1985 want their whine back (712 comments)

When did you ever report a bug to microsoft AND GET A RESPONSE?

When did you ever report a bug to a linux forum and not start a flame war?

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Introduce Someone To Star Trek?

rvw14 Re:Voyager (634 comments)

How many lights do you see?

about 2 years ago
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Righthaven Stops Showing Up In Court

rvw14 Re:SCO and Righthaven merger (122 comments)

Best practices dictate that you not take the low hanging fruit and become much more results driven.

more than 2 years ago
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Filmmakers Reviving Sci-fi By Going Old School

rvw14 Re:Bullshit. (422 comments)

On the other side doing a bit of makeup and going into the next forest is a heck of a lot cheaper then trying to replicate all that detail in 3D via CGI Avatar-style.

That explains why every planet on Stargate looked like Vancouver.

more than 2 years ago
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Zotac Releases GeForce GT 520 With Classic PCI Connector

rvw14 Re:PCI? Legacy? (199 comments)

I remember trying to get Wing Commander 2 to work on a 486sx as well as X-Wing. Good times playing X-wing with the mouse, scrolling it across the desktop like mad to try and get the bead on a Tie Fighter.

more than 2 years ago
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Demystifying UEFI, the Overdue BIOS Replacement

rvw14 Re:Slashdot (379 comments)

I remember using the pencil mod on the AMD Athlon. Good times.

about 2 years ago
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Alloy Could Produce Hydrogen Fuel Using Sunlight

rvw14 Re:So, no current needed? (360 comments)

Please don't make the timecube mad.

more than 2 years ago
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New Worm Morto Using RDP To Infect Windows PCs

rvw14 Re:Finally (200 comments)

I just fired off a memo to my staff. From here on we will use the password swordfish.

more than 2 years ago

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