Depends on where you are - unfortunately call centers are prime candidates for offshoring. I worked at a call center that was eventually outsourced to Costa Rica (internal company helpdesk) - and the bitching and moaning that took place from the folks calling in was so extreme that they actually opened a secondary… » 10/31/14 11:07am Today 11:07am

Once you buy into phablets, the reasons "why not" tend to disappear rather quickly, at least if you find a good one. I went from an iphone 5 to the HTC One Max and it was ridiculous...but that was because that particular phablet was big, heavy, and unwieldy. Swapped it out for an HTC One m8 and was a lot happier, and… » 10/29/14 10:42am Wednesday 10:42am

Nothing new, sorry to say. Prior to lightning docks being available (And still, in some cases, since apple STILL doesn't make one that fits a phone that's wearing a case) folks were selling blocks of wood that not only just had a hole drilled and the base weighted...but you even had to provide your own lightning… » 10/28/14 3:32pm Tuesday 3:32pm

I was actually thinking that around the picture of the "luxury yacht" above...I mean, I know lux types don't typically dock at the Jersey shore, but I'd say you're pretty severely limited in where you could tie up something that bloody wide. » 10/28/14 3:23pm Tuesday 3:23pm

While I agree with what he had to say about the Jets, Francesa is a waste of skin at this point. His need to ramble to fill dead air and repeat the same things over and over again has made him virtually un-listenable. He reams out callers without letting them get a thought out, half the time without even understanding… » 10/28/14 12:43pm Tuesday 12:43pm

The biggest issue that I'm still seeing at this point is with third party keyboards. I use swiftkey and I've found that sometimes it loads, sometimes you get the amazing invisible keyboard, and sometimes the app in question just freezes up altogether (I've noticed this with messages often of late, though I've not… » 10/28/14 12:37pm Tuesday 12:37pm

There are plenty of other options that do this. It's called a desktop. I hate to be the dickhead here but, you're talking about spending a grand on a fairly "meh" laptop...so that you can spend another 300 bucks on an accessory, and 900+ on a high end graphics card so that you can tether your laptop to a desktop. I… » 10/28/14 9:01am Tuesday 9:01am

Dude...hair clip. Under a buck from any drug store. Keeps the cable in place by simply clipping it to the power cable going to my lamp. That way you can keep using charger cables that are under a dollar a pop (you'll find em on amazon) and not care about losing them everywhere or breaking them. » 10/24/14 8:39am 10/24/14 8:39am

Met my now fiance' on OKC. Long story as short as possible: I was fresh out of a 10 year marriage and went on what I refer to as my fuckathon. Meeting as many people as I could, sleeping with all of them (Regardless of attraction, desire to spend time etc). Kept that up for around 4 months and it was fantastic - after… » 10/23/14 2:23pm 10/23/14 2:23pm

I hate to say this but...you're young. Like, very young. Asking folks to unplug? Very easy to do when you're at a job, as opposed to a career/a career that isn't in the white collar world. My apologies for making assumptions here, but I've been in white collar world for around 10 years now...and the idea of not having… » 10/23/14 10:13am 10/23/14 10:13am

Whole concept is bizarre. Many jobs that do things on an hourly basis have their workers work 38 or 37.5 hours a week to allow for things like unanticipated overtime. Seems that would be a rather easy solution here as well - pay 'em for 40, but have em work 38...the other 2 hours would, presumably, more than cover the… » 10/23/14 9:30am 10/23/14 9:30am

If you're interested in this sort of thing, U-869 I believe it was, was discovered not far from the coast of New Jersey. Really excellent book about the discovery called "Shadow Divers" - it was in 230 feet of water, in relatively early days of technology for scuba (trimix was a brand new thing), so its discovery was… » 10/21/14 8:56pm 10/21/14 8:56pm