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More On the Disposable Tech Worker

wh1pp3t Nothing to do with experience, knowledge, ability (323 comments)

The reasonings that are given mean nothing.
The only reason they want H1B worker is financial benefit. All the rest is spin.

Please don't take this as H1B's are cheaper or inferior -- that argument is a distraction.

about 4 months ago
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Windows Blue: Microsoft's Plan To Release a New Version of Windows Every Year

wh1pp3t Re:So... (712 comments)

Fair enough, but I mentioned "big publishers". Indie games won't exactly excite the masses.

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

wh1pp3t Re:So... (712 comments)

it is a good thing valve has a steam client for linux

...which will limit you to Valve for games. I'm not confident they are going to get the numbers (sales) to incentivize big publishers to follow and develop for Linux.

about a year and a half ago
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OnLive Acquires OnLive

wh1pp3t Re:Sounds Like a Shell Game (154 comments)

Sounds like some loophole method of getting out of your debts

GM did it in 2010 and appears to be ready to do it again soon.

about 2 years ago
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Aero Glass UI No More On Windows 8

wh1pp3t Re:Less eye candy (426 comments)

At least they scaled back the window borders a tad, I thought the borders were unforgiveably large.

However, the window borders still look pretty gigantic compared to other platforms.

I forget exactly where to do it since I've gone back to Windows 7 -- but I believe if you change the font size (in windows appearance options) to normal (100%), the borders and buttons will follow to a normal size. The default out of box was 125% IIRC.

more than 2 years ago
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Ubuntu 12.04 To Include Head-Up Display Menus

wh1pp3t Re:linux for dummies (449 comments)

They don't care that linux users will move on to other distributions.

That's what they want. There are already plenty of neck-beard oriented distributions.
This one is for the masses who want to only (or can only) use GUI tools.

more than 2 years ago
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House Websites Jammed After Obama Debt Speech

wh1pp3t Re:I couldn't agree with Obama more.... (1042 comments)

And Obama did the same with all of his Democratic constituents in 2006 against Bush.
I only point this out because you identify the hypocrisy of Republicans when it applies to almost everyone holding a chair in DC.

about 3 years ago
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OnLive Aiming To Become Netflix of Games

wh1pp3t Yup. Just like Netflix (146 comments)

Keyword here is PlayPack.
The $9.99 monthly subscription will give acces to select games, not their entire catalog. So yes, they are definitely similar to Netflix, where your streaming options are limited to many documentarys (many of which are excellent) and older movies.
I actually purchased a few games through OnLive because I own a notebook -- the service works quite well. My gaming rig days are over, I'm not a DRM zealot and I will pay for convienence. And it is nice to just turn on a game without installing it (using my SSD space), waste some time, then turn it off and get back to work or family.

more than 3 years ago
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Palin's E-Mail Hacker Imprisoned Against Judge's Wishes

wh1pp3t Re:In case anyone forgot (502 comments)

Sarcasm is anger's ugly cousin.

more than 3 years ago
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Palin's E-Mail Hacker Imprisoned Against Judge's Wishes

wh1pp3t Re:In case anyone forgot (502 comments)

As my father used to tell me as a child, "two wrongs != a right"

more than 3 years ago
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Kinect Creators To Make PC Controller

wh1pp3t Cool for sims (96 comments)

Personally among other uses, I look forward to this replacing devices like TrackIR -- no more goofy hat or other head gear required.

more than 3 years ago
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Early Kinect Games Kill Buyers' Access To Xbox Live

wh1pp3t Re:Wrong. They should mail in the system to MS (111 comments)

Your point regarding how impatient and dependent people get about online services is very valid.
However I stated the retailer should provide the extra membership. None of this is the fault of Microsoft (unless the product was purchased directly from them, which of course is not in this case).

more than 3 years ago
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Early Kinect Games Kill Buyers' Access To Xbox Live

wh1pp3t Re:Oh Noes... (111 comments)

So why should customers suffer for the retailers mistake?

Then the retailer should make it right. Perhaps provide an extra year of XBox Live for the inconvienence.
It's not like the accounts are blacklisted; the users cannot log into XBox Live until Microsoft releases the updated dashboard.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Is a Dying Consumer Brand

wh1pp3t Re:Really??? (585 comments)

Windows Phone 7 is almost certainly better than Windows Mobile, but who cares? No one is going to develop for it. Balmer has been right all along, it really is about "Developers Developers Developers." Developers are not likely to start churning out apps for WP7 anytime soon. The pragmatic ones will wait and see if anyone buys a WP7 phone first, which they won't because there aren't any apps.

I recall many, many people claiming the same about Android; Apple had such a head start, there is no way Android would catch up or even gain traction.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Is a Dying Consumer Brand

wh1pp3t Re:Really??? (585 comments)

Kodak had issues because the refused to embrace and adapt to the changes in photographic technology.
Microsoft, on the other hand is in fact changing. IE9 beta has good promise, Windows 7 is better than its predecessors by leaps/bounds. And WP7 is a huge departure from Windows Mobile -- essentially copying and enhancing the iPhone model.

more than 3 years ago
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Users Say Sprint Epic4G 3G Upload Speeds Limited To 150kbps

wh1pp3t Most likely OS/Radio Issue (138 comments)

This is more than likely an issue with the handset itself. It is extremely unlikely the base stations or CO servers are configured to limit the bandwidth of a particular phone model or account. Still, this is not acceptable as all phones are field tested prior to launch. This should have been identified prior to release.

more than 3 years ago
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FCC Gives Thumbs-Up To First LTE Phone

wh1pp3t The real story is LightSquared (42 comments)

MetroPCS is not going to launch their own 4G network.

Read up on the wholesale LTE network LightSquared is contracting Nokia Siemens to build ($7 Billion contract). This is the main reason Nokia Siemens is in the process of buying the Motorola infrastructure division.
I'm surprised this hasn't been on Slashdot already.

about 4 years ago
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Digitally Filtering Out the Drone of the World Cup

wh1pp3t Re:I dont need it. (602 comments)

I don't even understand what the problem is - every World Cup game I've seen (and I admit I try to avoid them where possible) going back three decades has been incredibly noisy, with air-horns, drums, shouting and the like - one more noisy instrument isn't going to change anything. And it's not like FIFA had no way of knowing about this instrument - which apparently is always played loudly at every single match in South Africa - before they awarded them the World Cup. It's a bit disingenuous to say we're going to embrace your culture by letting you host the cup, but do you mind awfully not playing those nasty vuvuzelas?

Agreed, vuvuzelas are a part of this World Cup as it is part of the African game. The issue I have is the other aspects of spectator involvement is muted by the horns -- the crowd cannot get loud during a breakaway, whistle in protest or sing chants to get under Rooney's skin.

Of course I am 'speaking' from a specific audience perspective, but the point remains.

more than 4 years ago
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Google's Chrome OS To Launch In Fall

wh1pp3t Re:Yawn. (375 comments)

Per TFA, Chrome OS is being released on Netbooks.

more than 4 years ago
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Testing and Mapping a Cellular Data Network?

wh1pp3t Re:Good Luck With That (114 comments)

Agreed. While I worked at a wireless provider, a very large account holder was ready to drop us because 3G bandwidth had deteriorated significantly. I've never seen engineering move so quickly with complete disregard for standard practices and required procedure.
Unless you have the ability to inflict significant monetary impact, they could care less.

more than 4 years ago

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