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Comment Not built well (Score 1) 210

These days electronics, along with just about everything else, are not made to last. This is precisely why I buy cheap, easily replaceable Android smartphones. There is no point in spending 800 some dollars on an iPhone 6 Plus when you could just buy a laptop. I'm laughing at the sheep that buy the iPhone because it is perceived as a status symbol.

Comment My Own Email Server (Score 1) 194

This is precisely why I host my own email, web, ftp, and name servers. I don't trust the integrity, or lack of for the matter, of any of the free services. This just reinforces the fact that my mistrust is not incorrect. It is not terribly difficult to do and you can find howtos. I even have a backup mail exchange and name servers.

Comment Problem? (Score 1) 395

I'm running Android 6.0.1 and I have specifically disabled location for Google Play Store and Google Play Services has not asked for any location services. I have not been able to find any issues. Of course, the Android version I am using is fairly stock on the ZTE ZMAX Pro.

Comment Love it! (Score 1) 94

This release has some really improved support for hardware. WiFi and sound work much better. I get full stereo, dynamic sound now. WiFi is an order of magnitude faster. I've been an OpenBSD fan for some time now and I am excited to see it improve.

Comment Re:Meh (Score 3, Informative) 196

I liberally use however much data/text/minutes I want on Ting (same networks as T-Mobile) and my bill is never more than $30. Honestly these unlimited plans seem like massive overkill; especially for T-Mobile because they already give you the data for YouTube and several music streaming services for free. What are people doing on their phones and tablets that's using several GB per month?

I drive a truck for a living so on my 10 hour breaks, I usually watch a movie or a show or two. It all adds up quickly.

Comment Re:3 months in France (Score 1) 765

3 months is the standard notice time for a developer (and for most qualified jobs) in France. This is written in your contract when you get a job. This is both ways: when you leave or when you are fired.

So leaving without notice time (or with a shorter time) is something you have to negociate.

Now that is perfectly fine. The standard of professionalism applies equally to bother employer and employee. I have absolutely no problem with that.

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