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Comment: Re:First (Score 2) 206

by Plumpaquatsch (#47903127) Attached to: Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

Who cares about performance anymore.

People who want a better phone and aren't marketing for Apple.

Only on Slashdot they can turn the fact that the Iphone 6 bumped the iPhone 5s from spot one to spot two, while still beating the now spot 3 by being only a little less than twice as fast into a slam on the performance.

Oh, and one thing the surprised-by-the-result article doesn't understand is that they completely ignored that Apple's goal was to increase performance durably and not just for the first few minutes of demand, followed by a large drop afterwards.

Comment: Re:define (Score 1) 287

by Plumpaquatsch (#47902949) Attached to: German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

They are paying with their personal data, which Google hoards and then sells to third parties.

Google doesn't sell or otherwise share data with third parties. Google uses it to decide who to show third-party ads to.

Let's put it this way: advertisers have complained that Apple doesn't share enough private data with them. They never had the same complaints about Google.

Advertisers absolutely have complained that Google doesn't provide them with information about users.

Sure - they just keep it a secret. I certainly can't find anything at Google - unlike the stories about Apple.

Comment: Re:lol (Score 1) 59

by Plumpaquatsch (#47899395) Attached to: Ozone Layer Recovering But Remains Threatened

You do realize hat ozone depletion and global warming have literally NOTHING to do with each other right?

One is a build up of CFCs due to things like aerosols. The other is build up of CO2 due to things like burning coal.

I hope you're just trolling...

Actually, CFCs are also highly potent greenhouse gases.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 287

by Plumpaquatsch (#47899331) Attached to: German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

I hear Bing is doing quite well, getting hundreds of millions of searches every day for "google" by people who don't know how to change their home page. Apparently they also get a lot for "google.com" from people who don't know what an address bar is.

Gee, I heard the same thing happens at Google itself. So what's your point, that people who want to use Google aren't the brightest bunch?

Comment: Re:define (Score 1) 287

by Plumpaquatsch (#47899273) Attached to: German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

They are paying with their personal data, which Google hoards and then sells to third parties.

Google doesn't sell or otherwise share data with third parties. Google uses it to decide who to show third-party ads to.

Let's put it this way: advertisers have complained that Apple doesn't share enough private data with them. They never had the same complaints about Google.

Comment: Re:Talking Point (Score 1) 427

by Plumpaquatsch (#47897885) Attached to: UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

The existence of an outlier in noisy data is NOT THE SAME THING as ending a trend. The trendline for the last 15 years is flat. http://cosmoscon.com/2013/03/1... gives some pictures so I don't have to.

By the last 15 years you mean "The 15 years from 1998 till (January) 2013". That is actually missing the last 1.5 years. Not to mention that it starts in the cherry picker's most favorite year. That sure was a good year for cherries.

Comment: Re:Dynamic CO2 Absorption (Score 1) 427

by Plumpaquatsch (#47896939) Attached to: UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

Historically, about half of the pollution from human sources has been absorbed by the oceans and by terrestrial plants

Interesting. That means that as human emissions have increased, so have the CO2 sinks....so back when we were emitting 2x, the environment magically knew to absorb 1x, and now that we're emitting 20x, it absorbs 10x.

Here's the question - if the CO2 capacity of our sinks is upwards of 10x today, why did it only absorb 1x when we emitted less?

Here's a hint: "Historically" means "not anymore".

1 + 1 = 3, for large values of 1.

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