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Comment: In Which Optus is like Dunhill. (Score 1) 130

by DumbparameciuM (#33630992) Attached to: 'Throttling' Broadband Provider Sued In Australia

Optus are utilising the same basic tactics that the Tobacco industry uses - they flagrantly dodge strict advertising laws, but all they ever get is a slap on the wrist.

Even if Optus only got a thousand new subscribers with that campaign, then they'll still make a long-term profit if they get fined by the ACCC.

Comment: Re:Chrome is a keylogger, and scrambling won't hel (Score 1) 472

by DumbparameciuM (#32071382) Attached to: IE Market Share Falls To Historic Low
Tinfoil much?

I'm happy to hear that Chrome is on the up and up.

I'm not sure that anybody could really be shocked by this news. Internet Explorer has been grabbing at straws since IE5. They continue to implement other companies ideas in a very poor way. The current IE is a complete farce, I don't understand how anybody could use it, unless you were forced to by restrictions at work.

I know it would be impossible to glean, but the amount of people using various versions of IE while at work would be interesting.
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Information Overload Predicted Problem of the Year for 2008 146

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the nagging-inboxes dept.
Wired is reporting that information overload is being predicted by some analysts as the problem of the year for 2008. "'It's too much information. It's too many interruptions. It's too much lost time,' Basex chief analyst Jonathan Spira declared. 'It's always too much of a good thing.' Information overload isn't exactly new, but Spira said the problem has grown as technology increases societal expectations for instantaneous response. And more information available, he said, also means more time wasted looking for the right information, whether in an old e-mail or through a search engine."

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