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Comment: Now that would be a ridiculously stupid move (Score 1) 8

by Dorsch (#31584430) Attached to: Rumor: Palm ditching webOS for Android?

WebOS is probably the most valueable asset Palm has and is in many aspects (excluding the number of apps available in the App-Catalog) superior to Android.

So Palm is going to compete in the mobile hardware business? The Pre's hardware isn't that special, so this would make absolutely no sense.

This rumor is either false or Palm's execs have lost their minds.

Comment: Re:I teach survey design... This is terrible. (Score 1) 120

by Dorsch (#31578948) Attached to: A Broadband Survey That Asks the Right Questions

Hah, I love that comment!

"Overall - considering performance, cost, and any other factors - how would you rate your ISP?" - so many factors in one 10-point scale? WTF are you thinking?
First, think about what you want to find out, make up hypotheses and then ask something related to them that can actually be translated into usable results.

As I've pointed out before: The creator of the survey was apparently constrained by the service she used to build this thing. By the looks of it, it's utter crap probably not even designed to be used for surveys. If she had googled (or binged, whatever...) for 5 seconds, she would have found at least 10 more suitable tools on the first page of results alone.

Comment: Re:Uhmmmmm (Score 3, Informative) 120

by Dorsch (#31578480) Attached to: A Broadband Survey That Asks the Right Questions
Well... If I wanted to create a proper survey, I wouldn't use the free version of (I just assume that the creator used the free version, since it's limited to 10 questions per form and the survey has 10 questions...). Get yourself a proper server (IIS should do it too) and install a proper system like LimeSurvey ( - you'll find that more useful than some ugly online service. Have fun evaluating all those textboxes!

You can do this in a number of ways. IBM chose to do all of them. Why do you find that funny? -- D. Taylor, Computer Science 350