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Comment: Re:Lets use correct terminology. (Score 1) 169

by SeaFox (#49501501) Attached to: MakerBot Lays Off 20 Percent of Its Employees

Management in a tech company can't identify the "bottom 20 percent", because every engineer does different work.

Isn't that, like, exactly how Microsoft used to run things? There was always a "bottom performing" person or persons, and it didn't matter if the worst was better than the industry average, they weren't good enough and got penalized for it.

Comment: Better protection against SEO. (Score 3) 207

by SeaFox (#49501423) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Features Would You Like In a Search Engine?

What made Google so great when it was still relatively new was the results were more relevant, i.e. they weren't just a bunch of advertisements. With the rise SEO that is less the case now, and looking for something on Google for me now means adding "-buy -purchase -price -shop" automatically.

Comment: sure, they'll do that... (Score 2) 175

by SeaFox (#49489103) Attached to: Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Replace Google Apps

Rather than distribute more proprietary services, how about ownCloud for Drive, K-9 Mail for Gmail, OsmAnd for Maps, and F-Droid for an app store? Mozilla and DuckDuckGo provide Free Software search providers for Android, too.

It's like whoever wrote this doesn't understand how modern software/device manufacturers think.
Half their business plan involves data mining and vendor lock-in.

Comment: Re:Hmmmmm (Score 1) 676

by SeaFox (#49458965) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

I do not understand American politics in this sense. Where are the alternatives? Is it always the choice of either a 90% guaranteed wackjob on the Republican side (you know who), or a massively (Emperor-grade) corrupt Democrat?

Because of the electoral college system, it actually doesn't matter if there is an alternative.
Everyone in my city, everyone in my county can vote Democrat and we'll still even up having voted for the republican candidate in the end.
Unless you live in a swing state, your vote pretty much doesn't count.

Comment: Re:Anyone else want bigger batteries... (Score 1) 39

by SeaFox (#49458477) Attached to: LG's Leather-Clad G4 Revealed In Leaked Images

...and are willing to accept a thicker phone to get them?

Me. Right here.

I'd like to get an iPhone, but only 250 standby hours is lame.
Considering that everyone buys a case for their phone anyway, in some cases a battery case, they might as well just make it thicker to start with and give it a larger battery.

The only Android handset I've really been interested in is the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, the battery life being a major reason.

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