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Comment: Re:Not Dumb.... (Score 1) 106

really? I can think of a number of cases where that much data would exist and not be that. Be it acadamia, youtube, large businesses etc.

and even if it was, that is still legal is it not??

{tin foil} it could all be a cover for collecting other data. meaning they are using this because they figure no one will complain about it when this is the topic at hand. but if they told us what they really took, people might get angry {/tin foil}

Comment: Re:serious question (Score 1) 103

by ganjadude (#49168157) Attached to: Marissa Mayer On Turning Around Yahoo
i get it, you cant be a good large company without buying your competitors. it does make sense. and yes I am aware of the scenarios you provided.

The difference IMO is that those companies while they acquire, they still innovate. I am ignorant of yahoo post 2004 or so but i havent seen any real innovation from them, even on their acquisitions. Years ago i used to LOVE yahoo games. simple layout, easy to get in. Sometime though it seemed that the yahoo home page turned into its own geocities page. too much clutter it was very hard to actually find anything you wanted and i havent really been back since

I would love to see yahoo keep going for another 20 years, but i dont want to see them pull a radio shack either

Comment: Re:serious question (Score 2) 103

by ganjadude (#49167953) Attached to: Marissa Mayer On Turning Around Yahoo
thanks for that information. but other than the mail, none of that is anything they did. they bought out other companies. I mean thats great for them, flickr is a good platform, im sure tumblr as well. but buying a company and innovating are 2 different things.

I thought they were down low on the post on life support, I cant think of anyone who I know who goes out of their way to use any of yahoos products. ill have to check out the fantasy sports they are using.

Comment: serious question (Score 3, Interesting) 103

by ganjadude (#49167789) Attached to: Marissa Mayer On Turning Around Yahoo
what value is there in yahoo??? I havent used anything by them (not including companies they bought out) in I cant tell you how long. I dont know anyone who uses their email (do they still have email? / chat apps???) their search???? I honestly dont even know what they do anymore (well, other than they have a female CEO, all the tech blogs love to talk about that fact)

Comment: Re:Nope (Score 1) 228

by ganjadude (#49167769) Attached to: Samsung Officially Unpacks Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge At MWC
well the issue i am having now is that i have to pull the battery to do a real reset. how will the GS6 deal with that? when the soft button combo wont do a reset, pull the battery! oh wait.. cant do that anymore. so now i gotta wait hours (or days) for the phone to fully drain so i can use it again???

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