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* Posts by kain preacher

3484 posts • joined 4 Apr 2007

America's broadband speed map is back! And it doesn't totally suck!

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I have the opposite, It says I have a max of 75 down and 5 up. with ATT. Right now I have 100up and 100 don and max of 1000Mbps down and 980Mbs up

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This job Win-blows! Microsoft made me pull '75-hour weeks' in a shopping mall kiosk

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o all the people that says she is just bitching and should suck it up this is what she is suing for.

Not paying over time.

Not giving her meal breaks(lunch)

Not paying her in a timely manor after she left ( in California if you are fired or laid off you have to be paid on the spot. If you quit with in 72 hours.)

Not giving her proper wage accounting

Unfair business practices.

Now they labeled her a professional salaried employee . Lets see what the rules are on that.

at the federal level

To qualify for the learned professional employee exemption, all of the following tests must be met:

The employee must be compensated on a salary or fee basis (as defined in the regulations) at a rate not less than $455* per week;

The employee’s primary duty must be the performance of work requiring advanced knowledge, defined as work which is predominantly intellectual in character and which includes work requiring the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment;

The advanced knowledge must be in a field of science or learning; and

The advanced knowledge must be customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction.

Now in California regardless of your you can not be denied a meal break.

An employee who has worked five hours is entitled to a meal break, but may voluntarily waive it if his or her shift will not exceed six hours in total.

https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/Glossary.asp?Button1=P#professional%20exemption

Nope does not meet the definition of a professional lets try mangent

https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/Glossary.asp?Button1=E#executive%20exemption

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The e-waste warrior, 28,000 copied Windows restore discs, and a fight to stay out of jail

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Re: Counterfeit packaging

Well the packaging is only counterfeit if the content turns out to not actually be Windows but something else

Not according to the law. If have a license to build Cisco kit and that license is revoked any cisco kit I afterwards build is a counterfeit.

You folks keep on wanting to change the definition. Even if it's a perfect replica it's still a fake

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark_Counterfeiting_Act_of_1984

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Re: "counterfeit goods"?

The copy is the genuine product, otherwise it wouldn't be copyright infringement. It doesn't magically become something other than Microsoft Windows just because it's distributed without authorisation.

actually no. Copyright infringement happens if you sell product is when you calla a some thing the Apple Iphone that is not apple product. Sure it could be a cheap phone that does not look any thing like the iphone. Counterfeiting is making a reproduction of some thing you do not have the rights to make.

Counterfeit products are fakes or unauthorized replicas of the real product.

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Re: Oh, come on

"That's if the original licence key isn't available. In this case it is, it's in the BIOS." According to MS that does not count as you need the actual COA sticker.

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Re: Oh, come on

But that software had been paid for already? So if I would sell you my old laptop that has a valid Windows license key you cannot use that

Accord to MS not with out permission. It's fucked up. it's thing I thought should of been straighten out by the courts. looks like the courts agree with MS You can down vote me all you want I'm just saying what MS says. MS will make exceptions for charities but you have to ask permission first.

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Re: Oh, come on

You need a license to distribute windows with hardware.Microsoft does offers a cheap license for people who recycle PC. Most people have never seen a MS recycled PC COA but they do exist . They also sell discounted refurbished COA for PC that that have a previous COA sticker.

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Hot NAND: Samsung wheels out 30TB SSD monster

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Re: Backup

No need for that. you just need to put it in an air tight vault wit argon .

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Re: Where to buy? No price!

Amazon has them, but it's going to cost you an arm a leg and you left nut.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864XY8B/ref=twister_B079P94LLX?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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Question what file system are they using ?

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Re: Backup

I'm sorry about that last post. I've been up 20 hours on a project that is going to end in tears and make the evening news. Note. bad PM can be evil and even worse when the are suggesting bad solutions to a client that has no idea what they want and it's us plebs that will have to make this work.

God I'm thinking about going back and teaching ill temper chavs.

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Re: Backup

THa's easy. You start the back up, have breakfast , BS with the office chaps do some work, go to lunch, bs some more have dinner, go home take the misses out for good time. Come back then next day when you find out one or more drives failed do to stress or worse the back up is corrupt .

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US cable giant tries to wriggle out of 'crap ISP' legal battle now that net neutrality is dead

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Nope in the US you can buy just the assets. Some is getting screwed. Technically what happens is two companies are formed .One has the assets and the other buys the debt. The company with the assets is sold the other goes under.

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What no burnt offerings , no flaying your self with cat5 cable ?

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bout time some did some thing to these vultures . Multi million dollar fines is the only thing that will fix this. But I would love to see fraud charges brought against management as they sought to use fraud to make money .

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FCC inspector general sticks corruption probe into chairman Ajit Pai amid $4bn media merger

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Re: Corruption

You mean like in those shit hole countries trump talks about ?

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Re: Finally some heat pointed it Pai's direction

I real hate when pai goes bad:(

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Japan's Robo-Bartenders point to a golden future

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BooBoo Boo. I thought this would be able to make me some thing like a Manhattan or a martini .

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Workstation adds killer feature: No Candy Crush

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Re: Intel NUC

funny thing is that intel APU will have AMD video inside.

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Mobile phone dealer boss faces 12 years in director limbo

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Why is he not in jail then ?

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Three in hospital after NSA cops open fire on campus ram-raid SUV

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Re: They wanted to die

There are times when the have a pair of armored vehicles with 50cal and 20mm out there. yeah quick way to die./ Oh did I forget to mention that this is a military base ?

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Aching bad: 'Kingpin Granny' nicked in huge prescription drugs bust

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Wrong. Resisting arrest means you pissed the cop off. look at the cop wrong resisting arrest. Resting arrest is often used to justify an arrest when the cops screws up or or has nothing else on you or like I said the cops are pissed at you . Another favorite bull shit charge that the use to arrest you with no reason is disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace. Often times they will add those on like ryan air surcharges.

https://nypost.com/2016/05/12/charges-dropped-against-mailman-arrested-by-rowdy-cops/

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Stop calling, stop calling... ICO goes gaga after home improvement biz ignores warnings

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£400 ? Why would the show up for just £400

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Rogue IT admin goes off the rails, shuts down Canadian train switches

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Re: So did the accused admit his guilt?

US law of "criminal tresspass" I presume, still IMHO does not make just being on someone else property a instant crime but it is the US after all and since there are a lot of lawyers making the laws then it is possible.

No trespass charge in the US is for one of two things. You were told to leave and did not or it's plea deal from burglary.

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Re: So did the accused admit his guilt?

@AC Actually the two cases you've cited would be "breaking and entering" if the Windows were shut and "criminal tresspass" if the Windows were open.

Not the us the charge would be residential burglary , Felony trespassing only if you take a plea

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Who wants dynamic dancing animations and code in their emails? Everyone! says Google

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Up next tabs in your email

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Facial recognition software easily IDs white men, but error rates soar for black women

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Re: Is spreading

Voland's right hand you wrong very wrong this is the reason why,

https://petapixel.com/2015/09/19/heres-a-look-at-how-color-film-was-originally-biased-toward-white-people/

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Yes, Assange, we'll still nick you for skipping bail, rules court

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Re: Schrödinger's Embassy

As for the second, where's the indictment then? no indictment, no charges, no extradition order. Oh it's sealed? Sealed so that he'll be unaware of its existance and thus won't attempt to destroy or conceal evidence that may be gathered against him (the reason for sealing)

Wrong a sealed indictment means a only the parties to it can see it. Julian would still get a .copy.

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Hyperoptic's overkill 10Gbps fibre trial 'more than a clever PR stunt'

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wow even ATT gives you damn near symmetrical speed once you are on fibre and have 100Mb or faster. Gb tops out at 960Gb.

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Yorkshire cops have begun using on-the-spot fingerprint scanners

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Re: Not on IDENT1

I should of used the joke icon because I thought the sarcasm of the post and the irony of me posting AC would of been obvious .

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Re: At Kain Preacher...

Calls MIB for Shadow Systems

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Re: Not on IDENT1

What if you have no hands ? Oh that has to be a fun one.

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Re: Not on IDENT1

genghis_uk your real issue is not getting your guitar back in 1000's of pieces . I can't tell how many stories i've hear of musicians getting their guitar back in splinters here in the US.

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Re: Not on IDENT1

no no no. Refusal it self will cause suspicion and they will need to print just in case. After all only people with stuff to hide would refuse.

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"fingerprint is compared to a database of millions which will now grow vastly, possible exponentially, likelihood of match approaches certainty."

That happened to a US bloke that got fingered for a terrorist in Spain. He has never left the country. He did not even have a passport.

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Re: Non binary DNA

Pub quiz level knowledge (XX=female, XY=male) is a bit of a simplification, old bean.

Yep because you have XYX (which could be either male or female),XXY. YYx, or my fav XO

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Icahn't get right Xerox Fuji merger spoils, cries activist investor Carl

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Is it wrong that I want ichan to hurt ?

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Until last week, you could pwn KDE Linux desktop with a USB stick

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Auto play is not the same as auto run

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Wait didn't we go over this with 98,XP. I could of sworn we did,

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Facebook gets Weed-whacked: Unilever exec may axe ads over social network's toxic posts

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Damn it there goes FB stock.

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Corpse! of! Yahoo! drags! emails! of! the! dead! case! to! US! Supreme! Court!

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Why have you set up Thunderbird or out look lately ? Unless you use advanced settings and manually set things up both set yahoo and gmail up for imap that's why. When you use both for the first time they ask you for your email address and password and thats it unless you use advance settings.

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Yahoo mail. or Yahoo email servers. ISP like ATT use yahoo and when you leave ATT that email turns into a free yahoo email account.

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US states accused of skimming cash from 911 emergency call dosh

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911 is ran by the states not private orgs.

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Secret weekend office bonk came within inch of killing sysadmin

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Re: Live Steam

Clearly he is one of homers co workers.

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Re: Live Steam

Voyna i Mor

How they hell was that install even legal or passed inspections? Were I lived at any wires that or pipes that were hidden by false tiles had to be fire rated .

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Why aren't you being arbiters of truth? MPs scream at Facebook, YouTube, Twitter

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Do you really want face book to be the arbiter of truth ? Oh and what about tabloids that print lies.

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Lenovo literally has a screw loose – so it's recalled flagship Carbon X1 ThinkPads

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Re: IBM China Inc.

I guess I should of said heaters that dont work, faulty spedos and leaking oil

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Re: IBM China Inc.

Why no mention of British cars with missing screws :)

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Newsflash! Faking it until you make it is illegal in Silicon Valley: Biz boss pleads guilty

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Re: Works both ways?

No no. It's in the middle of the article but what he got nailed for for faking wire payments to his employees so that they would stay. he lied to get free work.

Oh no, Silicon Valley! Failed startup CEO on fraud rap after allegedly bullsh*ting staff and refusing to pay them

In an indictment unsealed on Wednesday, Isaac Choi, founder and CEO of failed Silicon Valley job search startup WrkRiot, was charged with five counts of wire fraud for allegedly defrauding former employees.

"In reality, as alleged in the indictment, Choi sent forged wire transfer confirmations in order to induce WrkRiot employees to continue working for the company without being paid," the Department of Justice said in a statement.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/08/wrkriot_ceo_doj/

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