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Comment: Apathy (Score 1) 287

by SuilAmhain (#44168167) Attached to: Motorola Is Listening

By any chance is anybody else beginning to, against their own better judgement, stop caring about this type of thing because there seems to be nothing we can do about it?

There is no justifiable excuse for this or prism etc.. etc.. but we are clearly powerless to do anything and I think my mind needs a defence mechanism.

Comment: Re: Case Study: Why the Cloud and Freeium do not w (Score 2) 192

by SuilAmhain (#44136339) Attached to: Google's Blogger To Delete All 'Adult' Blogs That Have Ads

I do not want to sound like I agree with what is happening, but I don't see how anybody could trust for anything else to happen.

Google's core business is advertising through the 'best' data gathering and best data indexing. That's what they do. Everything else is tertiary and transitory.

Comment: Case Study: Why the Cloud and Freeium do not work (Score 4, Insightful) 192

by SuilAmhain (#44135555) Attached to: Google's Blogger To Delete All 'Adult' Blogs That Have Ads

While I fully understand the anger and frustration of bloggers and users a like at this change in Terms and Conditions, I do not really have any sympathy either.

The bloggers in question were using a free platform to derive an income from arguably questionable sources. What do they believe their actual entitlement is here?

Anybody who gives control of their "business" to a third party is probably foolish.
Anybody who gives control of their "business" to a third party and has no claim of ownership to it is probably foolish.
Anybody who gives control of their "business" to a third party and has no claim of ownership to it and was not even paying the third party is probably foolish.

Do you see where I am coming from here...?

+ - Woz compares the cloud and PRISM to communist Russia-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Some journalists run into Steve Wozniak at the airport and asked him about iOS 7 and PRISM, where he made an interesting comparison about how the US is becoming what it once feared most.

In communist Russia "you couldn't own anything, and now in the digital world you hardly own anything anymore. You've got subscritpions and you already said ok, ok, agree and you agree that every right in the world belongs to them and you got no rights and anything you put in the cloud, you don't even know", says Woz. "Ownership was what made America different than Russia"."

Link to Original Source

Comment: Irish Fella (Score 1) 94

by SuilAmhain (#43989277) Attached to: Irish SOPA Used To Block Pirate Bay Access


This really just PR nonsense. The majority of people will not notice and will continue to pirate anyway.

There is only one solution to piracy and it's a bloody easy one.

Stop with walled gardens and make everything available everywhere at the same time for a reasonable price. It's that fupping simple.
I can fully understand why Hollywood's complete and utter lack of imagination and inability to consider anything new or original has resulted in them missing that memo.

I pay for netflix. It's reasonably priced and with a little effort I can access, on a very rare occasion, the American version if there is a specific need.

Shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead and Breaking bad would get a far higher viewership and make far more ad and product placement revenue if they went out on on their own websites at the same time as they were televised. It's the future one way or another why go to so much hassle and expense to try and stop what will not be stopped until you simply give people what the want?

Comment: More Warehouses (Score 3, Interesting) 184

by SuilAmhain (#43939521) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Will IT Departments Look Like In 5 Years?

more centralised management of everything.

Why have three DBAs managing a single database when you can have 10 managing a 1,000?

Managed print services, Office online, more or less disposable laptops, cloud email, cloud active directory services etc.. etc...

There are too many people doing the jobs only a few are really needed for.
I think this centralisation will be bloody unfortunate for most of us.

Comment: Re:I had been doing this with labels (Score 1) 303

by SuilAmhain (#43853705) Attached to: Google Rolling Out Gmail Redesign

Yes we can do this ourselves and will probably continue to do so after this is launched.
But this product is for the people who can't and don't organise their email inboxes and just keep 1000 unread messages all the time.
Watch the video on the blog post. We are not Google's target demographic with this change.

Human resources are human first, and resources second. -- J. Garbers