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Comment: business is all about experimentation (Score 1) 142

by mattwarden (#47554947) Attached to: OKCupid Experiments on Users Too

very few successful businesses are doing what they were originally founded to do. business is all about experimentation. you tweak and reset and change and reset again until you see the numbers going in the right direction at the desired speed. unsuccessful businesses usually do the same thing, too; they just don't ever find a combination that works.

see also: "Getting to Plan B: Breaking Through to a Better Business Model" http://www.amazon.com/Getting-...

"To succeed, you must change the plan in real time as the inevitable challenges arise. In fact, studies show that entrepreneurs who stick slavishly to their Plan A stand a greater chance of failing-and that many successful businesses barely resemble their founders' original idea. ... Testing those assumptions and unearthing why the plan might not work."

Comment: Re:Flash panic (Score 2) 142

by mattwarden (#47554929) Attached to: OKCupid Experiments on Users Too

Do academic demographers get "informed consent" before processing census data? What about crime statistics? Network security incidents?

Showing a page with and without images and then processing access_log is not the same as monitoring someone's eating habits and stress levels for a week. Just because you call something "an experiment" (a) doesn't mean it is one, and (b) doesn't mean it's the same as all other "experiments".

Comment: Re:1 or 1 million (Score 1) 261

by mattwarden (#47545787) Attached to: Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

um, i think you made my point. the clowns here are whining that there are limits in "unlimited" plans. my point is: of course that is true, you friggin nitwits. same with the autobahn. just because there are no imposed speed limits does not mean there are no limits to how fast you can go.

> Either that, or you are an idiot.

not realizing you're making my point perhaps makes you a better fit for that category

Comment: Re:1 or 1 million (Score 1) 261

by mattwarden (#47543665) Attached to: Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

Look. I have not read all the T&C's, but there is absolutely zero chance that the T&C's do not allow for less than optimal speeds, because it is physically not possible to guarantee full speed in unlimited capacity. So, what you all have your panties in a wad about is the name of the plan. If they named it the Pigs Will Fly plan, it's not fraud just because pigs don't end up flying.

Real Programmers don't write in FORTRAN. FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and crystallography weenies. FORTRAN is for wimp engineers who wear white socks.

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