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Getting Paid Fairly When Job Responsibilities Spiral?

windex82 Re:Dear Playboy, it happened to me (495 comments)

Is there some kind of IT hierarchy you could point me to with descriptions of job duties for each?

I don't think it exists and half of the titles overlap with 90% of all the other titles.

more than 4 years ago
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New York Times Bans Use of Word "Tweet"

windex82 Re:News flash (426 comments)

Except it has nothing to do with that, journalists should strive to not use buzzwords and jargon as the editor pointed out in his memo. It's about proper writing.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Stops Ads For "Cougar" Sites

windex82 Re:Dating site or Prostitution? (319 comments)

I didn't say that there was anything wrong with it.

It's just not the image I would personally be comfortable with establishing knowing how people are. That's not to say the same exact services wouldn't be offered just how they are being marketed. Starting to see what I'm getting at?

more than 4 years ago
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Google Stops Ads For "Cougar" Sites

windex82 Dating site or Prostitution? (319 comments)

If its the site I'm thinking of its really no surprise, I heard a commercial on the radio and found myself wondering if it was a site for dating or prostitution.

I really wish I could find the audio to that commercial, I'm no prude, but it certainty wasn't an image I would choose for my company. It just kept going on and on about how this was THE site for cougars to fuck young men. (and they didn't sugar coat it with hookup, meet, etc, the purpose of using the site was to find older women who want to fuck)

more than 4 years ago
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How I Saved the Gaming Industry

windex82 Re:But You Can Be Like Activision! (252 comments)

Nope, pointing out that you didn't realize business don't pay taxes. Tip: They pass that along to the consumer...

more than 4 years ago
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Sony Refuses To Sanction PS3 "Other OS" Refunds

windex82 Re:Sony has dealed with this before (396 comments)

>Holland become the only country were Sony replaced the PSP with ANY dead pixel or subpixel.

Wonder how I got mine replaced when I got one with dead pixels here in the US... I don't think I'd go around saying they were the ONLY country...

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Blocks Cartoonist From App Store

windex82 Re:News Flash: Apple limits app store! (664 comments)

Maybe because it does matter to a big part of this sites readership. Many people who read this site are developers, many write iPhone apps. Knowing that if they make something too politically charged will cause it to be rejected wasting the developers time.

Do you see why it might count as stuff that matters now?

more than 4 years ago
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Canadian Judge Orders Disclosure of Anonymous Posters

windex82 Re:From TFA (250 comments)

People like you should DIAF.... what u mad? u mad? hahaha, umad?

more than 4 years ago
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Will Adobe Sue Apple Over Flash?

windex82 Re:I'm conflicted (980 comments)

All valid questions but in our case it doesn't really matter because due to an application we require we also have to run a virtual machine running windows on osx. So we have all those costs with both cases.

My costs for the apple workstations did not include all of those prices either, or the higher priced applications that are required to reach the same functionality as the windows counterpart.

(Before anyone jumps to any conclusions the application that made windows a requirement came pretty recently and the performance was the same with or without windows running.)

more than 4 years ago
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Will Adobe Sue Apple Over Flash?

windex82 Re:I'm conflicted (980 comments)

And your roommate will A) stop doing business because he can't use the files hes being asked to print or B) spend all his profit converting and re-working the artwork for whatever garbage he switches too...

more than 4 years ago
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Will Adobe Sue Apple Over Flash?

windex82 Re:I'm conflicted (980 comments)

They actually do care which OS you run.

I went around and around with them on the definition of a volume license. I felt that a volume license should apply to the application, not the OS its ran on. Especially considering they provide both a windows and a OSX key regardless of the version you told them you wanted.

Adobe disagrees and insists that if you have a volume license and install it on OSX and later replace the system with a windows machine your license is not valid for the windows machine.

I found this out when one of our OSX machines died and I was unable to revoke the key replacing the system with a more powerful windows box.

more than 4 years ago
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Will Adobe Sue Apple Over Flash?

windex82 Re:I'm conflicted (980 comments)

Our pre-press department used to run nothing but mac. Well one died so I replaced it with another apple.

We recently hired a new artist and needed to add a machine so I priced out a windows machine as well and checked to see if any of our existing staff would want to use the windows system. Most did (6 of 8); two wanted to stick with macs. So I moved the user who just got the new mac to the PC.

Total for the mac: $3100 (again, I had just paid this much to replace the failed one)
Total for the PC: $950

The user is much happier because the system is much more responsive (than the other brand new mac) and works with the rest of the network correctly. (group policy, authentication, etc)

I'm hoping I can make this place Mac free as the rest need to be replaced.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Claims Google Chrome Steals Your Privacy

windex82 Re:Bogus argument (522 comments)

don't forget most people still think computers run on magic.

more than 4 years ago
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How Do You Get Users To Read Error Messages?

windex82 Re:Automation (951 comments)

When this type of discussion comes up I have this little analogy I like to use...

Office Worker : Computer :: Carpenter : Hammer

What would you do if you hired a carpenter that didn't know how to use their hammer? Or tried to use the hammer for everything? Or could use the hammer but despite seeing the claw end every time they used it were completely oblivious as to its use. I think the much larger problem is that people refuse to or have been so dumbed down that they cannot comprehend what they see, hear and read even if they take the time to actually see, hear or read something.

more than 3 years ago
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Did We Lose the Privacy War?

windex82 Re:You aren't fighting properly (521 comments)

I can never really grasp the question the OP has asked. It's really simple, I have things I don't want anyone but my closest friends to know about me and some stuff that I don't want anyone to know. Can you guess what I do to prevent others from knowing about those things?

Is it really an invasion of your privacy that the people who run a website or cable company providing you network services to be able to figure out where their resources are being used? What portion of their resources are used? Did you catch that use of the word THEIR, these aren't YOUR resources being monitored so if the owner wants to monitor them, so be it. You are the one CHOOSING to use THEIR resources. When they begin monitoring the things that aren't being provided to you by them you will have a legitimate complaint about loosing your privacy.

Anyway, back to the question; How do I prevent people from knowing things about me that I do not want them to? I choose NOT to post those things online; just like in real life I don't tell everyone about these things.

PS: I watched 3 episodes of lost last night and will be viewing several sites including slashdot.

PPS: I will also share that I'll be visiting fark.com and continue not having a problem with them knowing I used some of their resources; I've also exorcised my right to give up a bit of privacy by letting you all know that though I was in no way obligated to since I will not be using any of YOUR resources in doing so.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Apple Doesn't Market Squarely To Businesses

windex82 This is a simple question... (510 comments)

I find this question to be extremely easy to answer. Whats worse is I only support 10 of them and come across things on a daily basis that I would never have to even think twice about answering if the same task can be accomplished in windows. The answer is they simply aren't ready for business so they don't market toward business.

  Here's just one shining example: Accounting on Xerox copiers isn't correctly supported.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Buzz — First Reactions

windex82 Re:Backlash? (310 comments)

erm, my experience was with verizon so I used them as an example, but i would imagine the same applies to tmobile, att, etc...

more than 4 years ago
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Google Buzz — First Reactions

windex82 Re:Backlash? (310 comments)

Whats your point? You have to provide your real identity to get the service anyway. This is about customer service and making sure joe sixpack's phone works when it leaves the store so that both verizon and google look good.

When you leave you can feel free to delete whatever account they setup for you and you can setup your MichaelSmith account.

more than 4 years ago

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