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Microsoft Kills Off MapPoint and Streets and Trips In Favor of Bing Maps

tresstatus Re:Problem with proprietary 'free' offerings (174 comments)

Actually last I looked my mothers job used it. it integrated into the rest of their software package so that addresses and route planning could be done easy.

Not sure if they currently can use it but since bing maps like google maps requires internet connections probably not. Not every where they travel have 2G service let alone 3G.

What gets me is why doesn't google or bing maps have an offline mode?Cache a couple of states or even just counties.

they do... https://support.google.com/gmm...

about 7 months ago

Why Does Facebook Need To Read My Text Messages?

tresstatus simple fix on android (293 comments)

install xposed framework
install AppOpsXposed
remove permission to almost everything

i checked mine and noted that the new permission had been added but never used

1 year,3 days

Why Does Facebook Need To Read My Text Messages?

tresstatus simple fix on android (293 comments)

root install xposed framework install AppOpsXposed remove permission to almost everything i checked and noted that the new permission had been added but never used.

1 year,3 days

Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

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

Parental responsibilities are owed to a child and cannot be waived by a parent.

Wrong. parental rights can be waived. This is how adoptions work. Both birth parents have to waive their rights to the child.

1 year,7 days

Instagram Rolls Out Plan For In-Feed Advertisments

tresstatus now I get it (60 comments)

instagram + in-feed + pictures of peoples food = clever?

about a year ago

Amazon Angling For Same-Day Delivery Beyond Groceries

tresstatus Re:I've been in the grocery business.. (193 comments)

There's a certain advantage to the online or delivery based grocery stores. They don't need to manage as packaged and portioned product as the traditional grocery stores.

Take meat for example.

In a traditional grocery store, there's hundreds of cuts of meat that are packaged up into individual portions sitting in a refrigerator waiting to be picked up by some consumer. There's a good chance that it won't be picked up and will eventually need to be tossed. Also, storing cut up meat isn't as efficient as say storing an entire side of beef/whole chicken/pork etc..

With the on-demand grocery, the side of beef is whole until an order is placed and then that side is cut up as per the orders that are needed. So if you need 50 steaks, you cut up exactly 50 steaks. Compared that to the traditional store in which you have to base that days sales on historical numbers and predictions rather than actual orders.

If you as a meat-dept manager guess that 100 steaks will be sold on a thursday and only 50 are sold, you're going to lose money. With the online butcher, you only cut up 50 steaks. In this case you're much more efficient as you have less product waste.

It's the same with any other type of produce, also the shipping of produce from warehouse to grocery store via truck induces more issues around bruising/spoilage/damage etc. If it's sent to your house directly from the warehouse, then that's one less organization that your product has to pass through, thereby enabling you to have a better product. I'm also sure they'd allow you to refuse product say if for example, eggs were damaged.

The problem with the online is the same one as the movie rental business started out with. The impulse buy. Grocery stores are great at this, you walk by the steak counter and decide "this looks good, i'll have steak tonight". Online didn't have this ability as you had to wait a day or two to get your steak. Netflix had this problem vs. rental stores as you couldn't just do an impulse "movie night" if they had to ship you a dvd. Now with Netflix-streaming you can have a 'movie-night' as an impulse b/c the movie is provided to you the same day.

something tells me that amazon isn't individually slicing steaks when you order them...

about a year and a half ago

Jammie Thomas Denied Supreme Court Appeal

tresstatus Re:$24 (347 comments)

I can't agree with this. You can't tell me that the latest boy band single that comes out is your birthright. It is a paradoxically impossible question. If you put the punishment for copyright infrigement at a "reasonable" amount - say, 10 times the price of the CD/whatever it comes on, then it costs more to chase the punishment than it does to get it back. If you put the punishment at a level where it potentially becomes financially feasible for the copyright owner to chase it down, then it is an asinine figure for the actual infringement.

And I can't agree with this. The RIAA shouldn't be going after someone who shared 24 songs. They should be going after someone who is sharing thousands or millions of songs. Then the cost per song, even if it is small like 10 times the price of a CD, becomes more than enough to chase the punishment. If it isn't worth their time to go after someone sharing 10 songs, then they shouldn't be going after them. It may well be worth their time to go after someone sharing thousands of songs. This could be likened to shoplifting....it is illegal to shoplift, but you aren't going to do jail time for stealing a $10 magazine at walmart. You are likely only going to get a misdemeanor and 1 year of probation plus restitution. On the other hand, if you steal $1000 of merchandise (the threshold varies per state.. i think it is $500 in my state) then you are going to get a felony theft charge plus time in jail. It simply isn't worth it for the state or victim (walmart in this example) to pursue more charges on someone who didn't steal much.

about 2 years ago

Earthquakes Deposit Gold In Fault Zones

tresstatus gold rush... (55 comments)

quick... send that nasaly-voiced old man to look for the glory hole!

about 2 years ago

Ukrainian Attack Dolphins Are On the Loose

tresstatus no friggin lasers? (99 comments)

and dolphins instead of sharks?!?!?

about 2 years ago

Amazon Charges Sales Tax On "Shipping and Handling"

tresstatus Re:Buy Amazon Prime. (330 comments)

make sure to shop locally, at mom and pop shops that still exist, like Walmart, Best Buy, or Target.

It's funny that you consider multi-million dollar companies like Walmart, Best Buy and Target to be "mom and pop"


more than 2 years ago

Google Pulls Support For CDMA Devices

tresstatus Re:The problem w/ SIM cards (272 comments)

The problem that I've always had w/ SIM cards is that they have only a fraction of the capabilities of one's main phone. On the phone, if you are storing the different numbers of a person, as long as you are storing it in the phone memory, you can, under his/her name, store Main#, Home#, Work#, Cell# and Pager#, However, if you wanted to save something like that on a SIM, the SIM would take it down as 5 different numbers, and looking @ them, one wouldn't have a clue.

In between, I used to notice some stores carry flash memory cards w/ a SIM form factor - think Sandisk made them. What exactly were they - could one use them as SIMs, albeit w/ memory to do the things mentioned above? I notice that they seem to have disappeared from the market.

Anyway, having a SIM that one can switch b/w phones is a good thing, but if moving the well organized phone#s will be a pain, I honestly don't see the advantage. I wonder whether the RUIMs in CDMA phones get over this limitation, or are they still hamstrung by it? If this capability was there, then CDMA would genuinely be a better alternative to GSM. I do prefer CDMA myself, since the voice quality and reception is generally better, and I typically don't use phones to access the internet, nor do I think wireless modems are an economical way of surfing the internet, as opposed to Wi-Fi.

i don't think that anyone with an android phone is storing their contacts on a sim card. sync your contacts through google sync. then you can change phones or even use the same google account on multiple phones without ever having to transfer any data on a sim card. the same thing is true and possible on iphones as well.

more than 2 years ago

Windows 8 To Include Built-in Reset, Refresh

tresstatus sysprep (441 comments)

I wouldn't worry about this for malware because sysprep already has this functionality and has always been accessible.

about 3 years ago

Google+ Opens To Businesses With 'Pages'

tresstatus Re:So APPS users are allowed to use it now? (159 comments)

Or by business they mean people who do not use google to host their services?

apps users have been allowed for a week or so now.

more than 3 years ago

Mark Zuckerberg Makes Surprise SNL Cameo

tresstatus Re:Live From New York? (96 comments)

When did they stop saying, "Live from New York, its Saturday Night Live!"?

they didn't?

about 4 years ago

PC Era Forecasted To End In 18 Months

tresstatus Re:Where the Work Is Being Done (449 comments)

Until smartphones and tablets displace the PC in being the platform where most of the work is done, I don't consider the PC Era to be over.

tell that to the guy that sits in the cube next to me. he does plenty of "work" on angry birds and youtube all day on a 4.3" screen.

more than 4 years ago

GNU/Linux and Enlightenment Running On a Fridge

tresstatus Re:Much as I love Linux .... (222 comments)

.... really , this is just crazy technology for its own sake. All I want from a fridge is to keep stuff cool. Thats it. I don't need a multitasking operating system to do that or any operating system at all in fact and nor do I need a fridge to tell me when I'm running out of milk - I can usually see that for myself thanks - or re-order stuff for me since I might not want the same things again the following week thanks.

A fridge IMO is one of the white goods in which the KISS principal definately should apply.

Good thing they still sell fridges that just cool things...... you can go stand in front of your fridge that only cools things and talk on your cell phone that only makes phone calls. http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/10/11/17/1922208/Anti-Smartphone-Phone-Launched-For-Technophobes

more than 4 years ago



Google+ is Finally available for Google Apps users

tresstatus tresstatus writes  |  more than 3 years ago

tresstatus (260408) writes "The Google+ team finally got their stuff together and has released Google+ for Apps users. They sent out this email yesterday.

"Google+ is now available with Google Apps


You are receiving this email because you previously signed up to be notified when Google Profiles was available for use with Google Apps accounts.

Google+, which includes Google Profiles, is available as of October 27 to Google Apps customers. You can read all the details in our blog post on the Google Enterprise blog.

Thank you for your interest in Google Apps.

The Google Apps Team""

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