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Comment Re: So... (Score 2) 113

Double check your help|troubleshooting page to see if acceleration / directX is disabled. I had the same problem, found that an old buggy driver had caused FF to disable all acceleration (despite the setting being checked) because of crashes. Now google maps is much faster and smoother. Probably not up to chrome standards but it was a non-usable to usable transition.

Comment Re:Cheap? (Score 2) 291

A great idea actually. I like it. Lots of old phones in my desk and cheap tablets online.

BUT, horrible battery life necessitating constant plug in. In fairness, battery life is likely the reason nothing other than the shortwave signal is viable at the moment except maybe some Bluetooth LE and a BT transmitter in in the house :(

Comment Re:Not a fan (Score 1) 117

100% success with a sample size of 3

50GB Vertex 2 spent time in my PC, my laptop, my unRAID server as a cache, and now sits in a an enclosure but never really used

60GB Vertex 2 spent time in my PC, my laptop, and my unRAID server as a cache, but is no longer being used as it was replaced with a 512GB Crucial

120GB Vertex 3, sitting in my PC right now

Comment Re:Good data first, then maybe big data later (Score 1) 99

Yes! Dear Tea Pot! YES YES YES!!!!!!

Then you find out the transactional data is jacked because it is 1) manually entered by a third party (not the user/customer) 2) entered without regard to policy 3) maybe not entered at all. [hangs head] and then they are the very ones asking for the analysis of that same data to drive their future planning and you want to beat them over the head with your rusting slide rule!!!!!!!

Comment Re:Galaxy Alpha - We Hardly Knew Ye (Score 1) 47

I was sadly limited to samsung only phones at my new employer (apparently they are the only phones to pass security mandates ... well other than iPown). Personally I have a 2013 Moto X and love it for its 99% stock android UI. all my previous phones were either nexus or immediately flashed to AOSP. Anyway chocked on the idea of Touchwiz and even the idea of a work phone bigger than my personal phone ... so I got the Alpha.

It was a great choice. For a work phone. The phone is amazing to behold, very slick, amazing battery life. But sadly it does suffer from the fatal flaw: Touchwiz. It is stupidly laggy; opening the recent apps list literally is a press, wait wait wait, wait wait wait, affair; the stupid physical button can't decide if it wants to take me back to the home screen or GoogleNow. It looks like a giant cartoon for children. Honestly it is a bit insulting.

If I had made the mistake of getting it as a personal phone I would have tried to reflash AOSP and failing that returned it.

But again this is all the fault of TouchWiz and not the physical phone. It is truly amazing. When the UI isn't getting in the way it is very snappy. The screen looks great. Battery life is amazing (3 days no charge and still 30% left). And it is sweet to look at. Catch a clue Samsung; touchwiz sucks. You aren't special, just like everyone else. Make great hardware and leave the software to others.

Comment Re:Fire all the officers? (Score 2) 515

Yes if the law you are breaking it directly related to the accomplishment of your job:

Cashier; steal cash, lose your job, and any chance of being a cashier ever again
Doctor; fraudulent prescriptions or insurance fraud, lose your job, and any chance of being a doctor again
CPA; embezzle, launder, etc, lose your job, and any chance of being a CPA ever again

Need I go on? This isn't a difficult concept.

As to the pension, there aren't many defined benefit plans left anymore, but for the ones that do still exist (mostly public employees) there is 100% a requirement that you depart the organization on good terms. For the military you don't even have to break a law to lose your chance at a pension, you just have to be separated before 20 years.

Of course anything like a 401k is different, that money is yours EXCEPT for matching contributions, those are up for grabs though I understand once they are vested that likely means it is legally yours without risk of forfeit. But that isn't the point. The idea of losing a pension after termination for cause is 100% valid and common.

The only question left: what crime / infraction justifies such a termination.

Comment Re: Time for hope (Score 1) 424

Yes, lets bet [hypothetically]. You have made an assertion. Would you be willing to bet $1000 that you are right? Or do you just like spouting off. If you think government overreach and seizure is a Dem only feature you're really living inside your own echo chamber. In the end this is a problem larger than any single party and is just a feature of power corrupting at all levels.

Comment Re:Wrong Title (Score 1) 499

Baloney. As someone who deals with the military industrial complex on a daily basis, I know for a fact that the forms you submit to the OPM ask you in plain English "have you ever belonged to an organization dedicated to the violent overthrow of the US government" and these forms are retained by the OPM for something like 7 or 10 years, after which you are required to resubmit them. If she said "no" to the question in question, but knew that her acquaintances went to jail, something objectively doesn't add up. The best possible excuse is that she's just pathologically oblivious, not that the OPM has trumped up charges out of nowhere.

I don't have mod points to upvote so I'll brave the repost of this. This person is not a troll, they are stating facts. Omission on an SF86 is the same as a lie. Not only do they specifically ask you about groups advocating the overthrow of the government they also ask you about ANY political group affiliations.

Anyone filling out an SF86 should two simple facts: 1) the lie is always worse than the fact and 2) when in doubt WRITE IT DOWN!!! The worst that happens is you've wasted some time writing it down and wasted some time of the investigator/adjudicator.

Let's be clear: I (and thus we) do not have enough facts even from TFA to really make an informed assessment. But parent is not wrong, not a troll, and for what we do know from TFA is on-topic.

Comment Socialism? ... riiiiiiight (Score 1) 171

If a 15 minute open refund period produced "obvious and intuitive consumer benefits" just think about what an hour could do. You know, like enough to actually test out the app for REAL. Especially apps that are more complicated than flappy bird and, oh yeah, more expensive.

Mea Culpa: though I will acknowledge that a "free" app with in-app purchase, that works well enough to test it out before spending money, is indeed one way to get around the limited 15 minutes to test the app.

But of course those apps are not the problem. The problem the government (you know, the supposedly by the people FOR the people) is trying to prevent predatory sharks from bilking people of money through shady practices like kids games that make it very easy to just click click spend a shed load of money.

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