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Discussions - Public / Re: Postulate on the Greater Internet as a Whole
« Last post by unix on June 21, 2017, 02:10:41 PM »
kool
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Discussions - Public / Postulate on the Greater Internet as a Whole
« Last post by The Gorn on June 20, 2017, 04:38:22 PM »
Lest we forget the underpinnings of forum behavior... I think this is basic thermodynamics or something.

It certainly explains what has happened here in the past.

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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Remember when IBM was a U.S. company?
« Last post by unix on June 16, 2017, 06:17:47 AM »

I want to boycott "US" companies that do this kind of thing.


Which means I will end up living a Neanderthal lifestyle in a cave somewhere.  I don't want to outsource my money to Elbonia.

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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Remember when IBM was a U.S. company?
« Last post by David Randolph on June 16, 2017, 05:43:49 AM »
I think that we need to include GE in the list of bad companies. Any company that moves its HQ to a tax haven island in order to not pay taxes here should also be eliminated from getting any government contracts - including aircraft engines, navy engines, etc.
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Discussions - Public / Re: After 30 Days of Android, I Went Back To Apple
« Last post by The Gorn on June 15, 2017, 12:07:31 PM »
What's the make and model?

Shitty Walmart phones rule! I'm using a $13 Samsung flip phone on a Verizon prepaid account.

There's tremendous merit in treating a piece of Android tech like kleenex.
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Discussions - Public / Re: After 30 Days of Android, I Went Back To Apple
« Last post by Code Refugee on June 15, 2017, 11:47:29 AM »
I don't actually use any of that $3 postage paid from China on the slow boat crap after amusing myself to verify it works.

However, the phone I use day to day was in fact not only under $20 USD shipping included for a no-contract month-to-month phone, but I bought it here in the US.

Spoiler: it was just a low end WalMart special they run from time to time. But I like it. Voice quality is great. Coverage is fantastic. The camera is lousy, close to useless.
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Discussions - Public / Re: After 30 Days of Android, I Went Back To Apple
« Last post by The Gorn on June 15, 2017, 11:33:11 AM »
Someone on this board needs to research the cheapassed knockoff Chinese tablets that are made by vendors too poor to customize the OS with malware. Code Refugee has done some of this but I can never find stuff at the price points he quotes.
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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Remember when IBM was a U.S. company?
« Last post by ilconsiglliere on June 15, 2017, 11:23:54 AM »
If the government doesn't give them contracts, subsidies, tech giveaways and gigantic bailouts, I'm OK with them packing up and moving overseas to places with shit flowing in the streets, dead bodies floating in the rivers, and endemic cholera and tuberculosis like IBM is doing. (We also must never forget that study after study has found that in addition to being a backwards disease ridden society of cow worshippers, men in India literally have the smallest penises of any ethnic group in the world.)

But when we do have to have a socialized economy where the government pays for everything for these assholes and then they ream us, I take that personally.

IBM, GM, etc - this seems to be to be a rather textbook definition of socialism, in that the public funds and builds up these corporations. In the case of GM it's literally socialist in every way, the government actually bought shares and was the actual owner of the company. But then we receive no benefit, and the benefit goes to some class of elites. Not even really the shareholders since a lot of the time you see shenanigans where all valuable assets are offloaded to some other entity, and the shareholders find the only thing they own is a bunch of unfunded pensions and a bankrupt shell.

Agree with everything you wrote. This is corporate welfare, corporate socialism, whatever you want to call it they are gouging the tax payer.

We call IBM the Indian Bowel Movement.

They have long been a horrible employer. Going back now at least 20 years. I knew some Bell heads that got outsourced to them and they made Ma Bell look like a boy scout. And Ma Bell was not a boy scout by any means with the things they did to their employees.

With that being said, since is official IBM policy to eliminate Americans I say it should be official govmt policy to cut them out of govmt contracts. Make the ineligible for ANY govmt contract. Unfortunately its not a reality because we now have pretend American companies that are doing the same thing.

Cant very well do that when we have Tata, Infosys and Cognizant also on the govmt payroll though, can we?
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Discussions - Public / Re: After 30 Days of Android, I Went Back To Apple
« Last post by ilconsiglliere on June 15, 2017, 11:15:54 AM »
I have a cheap Android phone (Alcatel). Ever so often, I go to settings, applications, and go down the list clearing all data or at least clearing the cache for each application. I have also uninstalled all updates in the past. The phone works a lot better when I do that.

Google mail on the phone? I set it up with a bogus email account. I have never even checked to see if there are any messages on it. The Google mail on my phone does not link to any of the more official email accounts I have.

What you did is smart.

I bought a cheaper Samsung tablet for my elderly father and the Google invasiveness was there as well. If you downloaded any apps Google requires you to have an account.

I have not quite figured out how to log out out of the device yet though.
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