* Posts by damonlab

14 posts • joined 14 Jul 2008

We don’t talk any more... on the commute

damonlab

Antisocial much?

I don't know why none of you can't be bothered striking up a conversation with somebody. It all sounds very antisocial and lacking of people skills.

Everything Everywhere's 4G: Why I'm sitting this one out

damonlab

You finally get 4G and then you complain about it?

I live in the states and have had a 4G android phone through Verizon Wireless for about a year. It is awesome. I am never going back to a 3G phone again.

Thai flood ripples set to impact entire world PC market

damonlab

JIT

Do you think anybody will learn from this? Or are companies going to continue to use just in time manufacturing business as usual?

WD launches twin-platter 1TB monster

damonlab

5,400?

5,400 RPM? It is an insult that 5,400 RPM drives are still being produced.

Oracle releases emergency security patch for Java

damonlab
Gates Halo

Bing

It wanted to install a Bing toolbar for me this time.

Ballmer pumps Windows 7 up to thrifty customers

damonlab
Stop

cost more than that

In a Microsoft shop that keeps semi-current, you also get the costs of windows server, office, exchange, and sharepoint. Plus the cost of CALs for the servers, CALs for exchange, and CALs for sharepoint.

And Microsoft wonders why businesses don't do every upgrade.

Eurocrat demands MP3 player volume limit mandate

damonlab
Megaphone

11

I want louder mp3 players where I can turn the volume up to 11.

Apple Store pillaged in 31 seconds

damonlab
Gates Horns

value?

And nothing of value was lost...

Smoking iMac caught on camera

damonlab
Flame

put that back

They need replace all that lost smoke... they better buy one of these: http://www.securitystoreusa.com/GE+ESL+SM-200+Smoke!-In-A-Can%2C+Canned+Smoke+For+Fu-p/485502.htm

Ford crushes half-price hybrid hoax

damonlab

30 percent off

I live in Detroit. Some of the local dealerships that are closing are offering vehicles at 30 percent off sticker price.

The Boss bitchslaps Ticketmaster

damonlab
Stop

Ticketmaster

An example - an upcoming local show (in Detroit) has tickets for $15 if you buy them up at the box office. Then ticketmaster does this:

Tickets (Words and Rhythm of the D wsg Talib Kweli)

FULL PRICE TICKET US - $12.00 x 1

Total Building Facility Charge(s) - US $3.00 x 1

Total Convenience Charge(s) - US $3.90 x 1

Order Processing Charge(s) - US $4.35

TicketFast Delivery - US $2.50

TOTAL CHARGES US $25.75

In my example, ticketmaster increases the price of the ticket by 72% just for the convenience of being able to print the ticket at home.

My name really is Ivan O'Toole, admits Ivan O'Toole

damonlab
IT Angle

My vice principal in school was named

Anita Cox.

Telegraph explains 'Why Heath Ledger will blow us'

damonlab
Gates Horns

rss feeds too

Same goes for RSS feeds.

Just the other week I caught this RSS feed from slashdot "MS To Finally End OEM Licensing".

Imagine how disappointed I was when I clicked on that only to find "MS To Finally End OEM Licensing For Windows 3.11".

Sun unfolds 1TB of tape

damonlab
Stop

cost not justified

$37,000 - are they crazy?

LTO-4 drives are easily under $5000.

Who in their right mind would pay over 700 % more for a device that is only a 25 % improvement?

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