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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

soft_guy Re:So, it has come to this. (742 comments)

I wonder if you understand just how quickly a workplace can go down the tubes if the boss starts firing people who don't deserve it.

about two weeks ago
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Why Do Contextual Ads Fail?

soft_guy Ads for stuff I've bought already (249 comments)

Mostly it shows me ads for things I've purchased recently. I recently bought a car. Now I see ads for that car everywhere online all the time.

about two weeks ago
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

soft_guy Re:Sleeper cars (261 comments)

Another good way to get ticketed is to drive a car with identifiers that you are from a different part of the country. After moving to Washington State, my ex-wife got pulled over and ticketed twice for bullshit because she had dealer logos on her car from where she bought it in Houston, Texas. Both times she was asked when she was returning to Houston and how long it had been since she had been to Houston. The car itself had Washington plates.

about three weeks ago
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Kickstarter Lays Down New Rules For When a Project Fails

soft_guy Re:Risk aversion (203 comments)

What is so wrong with a project failing? I really don't get it. This is a site to donate money for people to do a cool project. If none of the projects are allowed to fail, it would only be really conservative projects. If you aren't willing to take that risk, don't fund a kickstarter. It is not a shopping site.

about 1 month ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

soft_guy Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1262 comments)

You must ask yourself honestly : Why is it, when faced with stories like this, is your first instinct to claim that the woman lied or made it up?

Cui bono?

about 2 months ago
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Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses

soft_guy Re:Too specific (200 comments)

No, there isn't a law against filming or photographing someone in a public place with or without their knowledge.

about 2 months ago
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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

soft_guy The advertising is okay (250 comments)

The questions raised in the advertising are pretty good ones. If the city bungles the fibre network and loses a lot of money, you'll be forced to pay for it in taxes. If Comcast fucks up and their costs go out of control, you at least have a choice to opt out. As much as I don't like Comcast and AT&T, I have no faith in government to be an ISP.

about 3 months ago
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Wearable Robot Adds Two Fingers To Your Hand

soft_guy Very exciting tech (77 comments)

I have a child who has cerebral palsy and as a result has quite limited use of her right arm. Adding fingers to her left arm could maybe really benefit her.

about 3 months ago
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Maybe Steve Ballmer Doesn't Deserve the Hate

soft_guy Ballmer's performance (240 comments)

I think that Ballmer is a decent operations guy, but obviously not a tech visionary, nor does he have good taste and an iron fist the way Steve Jobs did. I think that Microsoft was in a very strong position when he took over and that it just isn't that hard to keep Microsoft on its current glide path given a halfway decent operations guy in charge. John Sculley, who is widely viewed to have run Apple into the ground, could almost certainly done just as good of a job running Microsoft as Steve Ballmer. I realize this is speculation, but I think its true.

about a year ago
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Inside the TRS-80 Model 100

soft_guy The eMate had a built in rechargeable battery (228 comments)

The eMate does not take AA batteries if I remember correctly. I could dig though my closet to find my emate to double check, but I really don't feel like it.

more than 6 years ago

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soft_guy soft_guy writes  |  about 8 years ago

soft_guy (534437) writes "TechWeb reports that Apple has responded to charges by Islamists that its 5th Avenue store in Manhattan is blasphemous. The controversy surrounds the store's resemblence to the Ka'ba, one of the holiest shrines in Islam.

Will Apple or its stores remain safe, or will they become the next target of terror?"

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