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Comment: Re:First post... (Score 1) 27

by jellomizer (#49550241) Attached to: Patents Show Google Fi Was Envisioned Before the iPhone Was Released

Before the iPhone we were not primitives. They were smart phones years before the iPhone was released. The big players was Blackberry and a slew of windows mobile phones, and Palm. They had a keyboard you could browse the web you could even get apps, and watch videos. Android OS was in development. But the idea of smart phones were all centered around a full keyboard and some sort of pointing device. The key features where there. So it would make sense for Google to look for ways to improve bandwidth without the iPhone designed phone.

However after the iPhone was released it put the smart phone market in shock. It seemed that a larger screen was preferable, people picked up in using gestures quickly, and was willing to sacrifice a physical keyboard for it. This made all the other companies future plans obsolete thus giving Apple a two year lead.

But saying before the iPhone we wouldn't imagine trying to get faster mobile data is naive.

Comment: Re:Fairly easy way to protect data. (Score 1) 75

What are you a yuppie from the 1980s or something!
For most cases unless the person was being malicious these problems happen due to a failure of the whole system not just one person.
The best of us probably had made a mistake or at lest was really close to one.
Human error is part of the game. If there is a problem you can act like adults and fix it, or act like kids and try to point to the person who can point any further.

Comment: Re:Fairly easy way to protect data. (Score 2) 75

All sounds good however... For a large organization such rules become impractical. To get full security there will be so much administrative overhead of approving access to a given area for so much time and back, that if you played by the rules you wouldn't get your job done timely. So you end up with "black market" IT where people will store backups of the data in say an access or excel files, and keep them hidden from the official system. Not because they have nefarious use of them, but because they will need to get their job done, and the official secure way is too impractical.

So let's say you were tasked to figure out if it was worth it it accept American Express, as AE charges a lot for its transaction. So you may need to figure out some numbers.
%of customers with AE
Average spending with AE
Average spending in total
Standard dev of spending with AE
Standard dev of spending total

Now because someone dropped the ball you will need this data quickly.
Putting a request to get this data may take days.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 4, Insightful) 99

by jellomizer (#49540199) Attached to: Bloomberg Report Suggests Comcast & Time Warner Merger Dead

The issue with the price, is your are paying for the Service and the Infrastructure.
I much rather have two bills.
One for the infrastructure, and one for the Service.
Much like in the old dialup days. We paid for the Phone Line, then we paid for the ISP.
We may have had limited options for the infrastructure, but you could choose ISP.

The problem is that We have both bundled together.

Comment: Re:Well done! (Score 5, Funny) 536

<sarcasticly>But what about all those wealthy people, having low income houses will lower their property values and they will be less rich!</sarcasticly>

Part of the problem that we have is the physical separation of the Rich and Poor.
Poor people can learn a lot from rich people. As well rich people can learn some sympathy with the poor people and realize how much of their success was actually given to them, or by blind luck.

Comment: Re:Obvious (Score 1) 350


1. Global Warming has increased the amount of hazardous weather. Such weather can affect infrastructure such as Power, telephone, and cell service.
2. Data plans are expensive. So they are used sparingly. You are not going to waste it streaming audio, digital data also takes more power off your phone.
3. Your local radio stations (notice that we have that in plural, even in remote areas they are multiple stations available) being that they are local they have information about your local community. Google will not cover the fact that the river overflowed on Route 7 and it is closed. As well they can give you real time data.
4. Radio is usually in your car. A lot of people do not have normal radios.... Everyone has a phone, the fact that they can support FM, and using the FM chip uses a lot less power. Makes it valuable.

Sure the real intent is so Radio Stations don't loose to the global streaming market... But the fact is we need local services as well. We don't have emergencies every day. But the phones have the feature and I am sick of the greedy Cell companies blocking features just so they can milk more money from me.

Comment: Re:Encryption done right isn't simple... (Score 1) 116

by jellomizer (#49447391) Attached to: 'Let's Encrypt' Project Strives To Make Encryption Simple

Yes it will.
OK you want to encrypt a file. You find instructions and you follow each step correctly you got a encrypted system.
Now following steps is stuff a computer can do. You need humans to do things a little more creative. So it makes sense that you have a simpler process for this. That does all the non-simple things in a few commands.

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