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The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

sapgau It has happened... (339 comments)

Your insights and smarts will make you a natural leader of the human rebellion...

about 4 months ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

sapgau Re:Who'll spit on my burger?! (870 comments)

What is the price of each of those robots? I see the Kirkland brand so it looks like only a company as big as Costco can pull it off. So for the rest of the economy this looks unrealistic because:

  • - Huge barriers of entry (high capital investments)
  • - Not all businesses have a warehouse

It does save cost, automakers cannot live without them. It's the little things that small businesses cannot automate and need a human in the middle to sort it out.

about 6 months ago
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Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

sapgau Re:Killed technet (1009 comments)

What he/she said +1

about 9 months ago
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Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

sapgau Re:Why leave windows 7 ? (1009 comments)

I bet they are riding on the dying baby boomers wave, because statistically they are still a big demographic slice. But I doubt they will still have purchasing power in the years to come, just focusing on their daily essentials.

about 9 months ago
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Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

sapgau Re:same old, same old (1009 comments)

Not usually reply to AC but this is true +1

about 9 months ago
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Why Scott Adams Wished Death On His Dad

sapgau Not news for Nerds (961 comments)

As engaging and controversial this topic is. I don't think is a theme that should be listed in Slashdot. There are many other sites and forums where this discussion is taking place and I bet they don't involve technology or relevant information for "Nerds".

about 10 months ago
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HP CEO Meg Whitman To Employees: No More Telecommuting For You

sapgau Re:Erm, ok. (477 comments)

The best telecommuting that I've seen is to have all team members connected on messenger/chat. Questions and notices are pop immediately on the screen, obviously hoping for very quick response. For more deep conversation a cam to cam chat was initiated and I think now is possible to make a group video chat. Funny thing is this is used also in the same office building.

about a year ago
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What Are the Genuinely Useful Ideas In Programming?

sapgau Re:Continuous Integration (598 comments)

Feature integration is always a pain because the developer working on it does not accommodate the rest of the team working on the trunk. Instead of documenting, informing the team of what changed, validating parameters and processing exceptions it is the rest of the team that have to accommodate HIM/HER like if they were royalty! These devs have to understand that half of the work on these features is the integration effort needed to prevent breaking the code already checked in.

about a year ago
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Researchers Create Mid-Air Haptic Feedback System For Touch Displays

sapgau What frecuencies are used? (62 comments)

If it will hurt my beloved pet ears then no thanks.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Makes Another "Nearly Sold Out" Claim For the Surface Line

sapgau Re: What would make it sell... (262 comments)

I bet you AC that Apple will include an SD or USB port in their next wave of new products.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Makes Another "Nearly Sold Out" Claim For the Surface Line

sapgau Re:What would make it sell... (262 comments)

I call BS on that. Exposing external file storage to generations prior to the menials "might" confuse them but it's perfectly reasonable to think that I can TRANSFER my file (movie, document, picture) THROUGH my external device such as an SD card or USB to another device to read it.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Makes Another "Nearly Sold Out" Claim For the Surface Line

sapgau Re:really? (262 comments)

Well said. They are trying to reach Apple's sales without innovating (just waiting to see what works to copy it) and not worrying about the brand's reputation. If there is anything useful to learn from marketing is that they distinguish the value of a brand and can guesstimate their demand. For me the Microsoft brand sits at the same level as toothpaste or toilet paper, it sells a commodity that you need to fulfill a need.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Makes Another "Nearly Sold Out" Claim For the Surface Line

sapgau Re:Who cares about? (262 comments)

Amen to that.

about a year ago
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Why You Shouldn't Trust Internet Comments

sapgau Re:Look at the negative reviews (180 comments)

+1 This is what has worked better for me. Dive for the negative reviews first!

about a year ago
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Microsoft Stock Drops 11% In a Day

sapgau Re:It's not about the money (467 comments)

Proportionally, Windows Phone's growth cannot compare to the slowest growth of Android or iPhone. They are late to the party and they are all fighting hard to steal each others piece of the pie.

about a year ago
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Generic TLDs Threaten Name Collisions and Information Leakage

sapgau Re:Why not use real domains instead? (115 comments)

Ironic that a tech company "leader" doesn't have a policy for this.

about a year ago
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Visual Studio vs. Eclipse: a Programmer's Comparison

sapgau Re:The worst reviewer (543 comments)

Agreed +1 Total waste of time

about a year ago
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Visual Studio vs. Eclipse: a Programmer's Comparison

sapgau Re:WTF? (543 comments)

Agreed, I guess your mileage may vary. Haven't experienced any lag on Eclipse. But then again I don't tempt fate and try not to run many things at the same time otherwise I experience Windows memory swapping.

about a year ago
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Visual Studio vs. Eclipse: a Programmer's Comparison

sapgau Re:No point (543 comments)

+1 Agreed, developers should know what tools are best (if they are able to choose) for the task at hand. Jeff Cogswell is naive or a troll.

about a year ago

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sapgau sapgau writes  |  more than 11 years ago

  • This comment explains briefly how to determine your hourly rate when working on your own, quite useful.
  • Freelance Technical Support Part I
  • Freelance Technical Support Part II

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