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Comment: Re:Recognition (Score 1) 150

by Mike Buddha (#48196347) Attached to: 'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

It's not exactly the name recognition, it's the name's reputation.

Nokia: well recognized, well liked brand with positive reception everywhere,except amongst developers that actually programmed for Symbian.

Microsoft: well recognized, universally hated brand, regular finalist in "most hated company" competitions,but appreciated by developers for their excellent dev tools/environment.

Marketing 101 says: they picked the right name but for reasons that aren't readily clear to the general public


Comment: Re:Jamming unlinced spectrum is illegal? (Score 5, Insightful) 278

by Mike Buddha (#48057881) Attached to: Marriott Fined $600,000 For Jamming Guest Hotspots

The ISM bands are not unregulated. Operations in the ISM bands are not protected from unintentional interference, but the FCC most certainly has the authority to, but chooses to abide by agreements with the ITU deferring to ETSI.

This is exactly what the FCC should be regulating, and not the content of TV or Radio broadcasts. This type of intentional disruption of service should be policed by the FCC.

Comment: Re:C# using xamarin (Score 1) 316

I would tend to agree with this. If you intend to develop cross-platform, do yourself a favor and design your applications from the ground up with cross-platform in mind. Anything else and you're going to spend a lot of time rewriting code. That's just the reality of the situation.

Comment: Re:board of directors is the problem not Wall Stre (Score 1) 167

by Mike Buddha (#47979265) Attached to: Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

The problem is faceless Wall Street, which will sue if they don't feel the CEO is doing their duty to artificially buoy the stock price in the short term. It most certainly is Wall Street that created this culture of "what have you done for me lately?" that guides the decisions of management. It is Wall Street's fault that executive management expects to be paid a hefty amount of stock instead of simple monetary compensation so that the higher ups making the decisions are all rewarded by taking the short position.

In any formula, constants (especially those obtained from handbooks) are to be treated as variables.