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Comment: Re:Prediction after the fact. (Score 2) 293 293

Maybe those "harbingers of failure" are just people who are a bit more persistent in their choices and less fickle, or they are the normal ones: people who pick stuff because they like it, not because their friends do.

You're taking this WAY too personally...

Comment: Re:What baffles me is.... (Score 1) 97 97

The problem here isn't Bob and Alice -- that part of the scenario is working fine. The problem is Bob and Carol. There's no incentive for Bob not to make false claims against Carol. That's the bit that has to be fixed.

Bob, Carol, and Alice get along much better when Ted is added to the mix.

Comment: Good news for Google, anyway (Score 2) 70 70

It's good news for Google and their advertisers - fewer unwanted clicks means lower payouts.

I'm not sure whether it's anything but neutral for end users. I don't think Google's ads are the ones with the tiny little close buttons that induce false clicks - THOSE are rather irritating. But if Google really wanted to benefit end users, they'd start screening their ad content more rigorously.

Comment: Re:Nope (Score 1) 517 517

It seems like we hear this every time a new version of Windows is out (or about to come out): "Yes, $PREV_VERSION had this problem, and you are ignorant and silly for running it! $CURRENT_VERSION solves all these problems!"

And I'm sure a few years, when it turns out Windows 10 has the same issues, we'll be hearing it again.

Comment: If you can't quantify something (Score 1) 126 126

If you can't quantify something that should be readily quantifiable, then it's probably not there - no matter how much some PHB might wish it to be true.

With five people all interrupting each other and all trying to get their ideas heard, it likely means none of them are putting anything past a cursory amount of thought into the work. I can easily believe a group like this would actually be less productive than a single person coding alone.

Comment: These changes are really annoying (Score 1, Informative) 179 179

I'm getting tired of not being able to read the entire heading for these stories, Slashdot. I know 8 year olds that would be better at web design than whatever "team" is handling it for you guys.

So is the average duration of a job search 35 years? 35 minutes? 35 seconds? 35 months?

They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.

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