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Comment: reports versus dashboards (Score 1) 179

by gedeco (#48004857) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Reporting Still Relevant?

A good report is decission tool wich contain data just like a dashboard, but it has also added value by conclusions made by the reporter.
Putting data in the proper context with background info is not easy to do with a dashboard. If one manipulates a dashboard on purpose to tell the story behind the graphics, one is already creating a report.

While driving a car, one needs to know the speed: Dashboard.
Fuel expenses: Report. First 3 days of the month you were driving in the alps, which consumes more fuel then intercity traffic. Without AI, you need a reporter to make this kind of remarks.

Comment: play the game (Score 1) 388

by gedeco (#45932269) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Misdirected Email?

I had a similar issue with my provider email account. A guy with nearly an identical name using his email address for bussiness.
My email happened to be a verry comon typo for his address.

So far I had receieved porn, threats, priceropositions.

I created a mailgroup, with all addresses found including his address and forwaded the bulshit blindly.
Threats, porn, price offers, anything..

It finished soon :)

Btw: previously I've mailed the guy to choose another. My address predates his almost 2 years and he was running a bussiness.

Comment: Re:Freetards earn the hate. (Score 1) 246

by gedeco (#45450099) Attached to: Raspberry Pi Hits the 2 Million Mark

I already own a very small, cheap, computer except mine has a HELL of a lot more computing power than this P.O.S. It's called an "iphone" (perhaps you have heard of it) and hundreds of millions of people already own them and they have been used to do some amazing things like control robots and play music. Wake me when this rasptard pie gets anywhere close to this. But freetards like you don't think they count because for you morons everything has to be under a communist license or some such bullshit.


Is that you?
You became a zombie.

Comment: Consider a calculation error (Score 1) 208

by gedeco (#44917953) Attached to: Never Underestimate the Bandwidth of a Suburban Filled With MicroSD Cards

When you transfer data from A to B, the needed data is directly accessible in B after the transfer.
In case of the SD cards, you have to count in also the time you need to plug them in and probably copy them to another media in B.

Anybody added this to the bandwith calculation?

Comment: Re:Oh FFS (Score 1) 234

by gedeco (#44434135) Attached to: Samsung Caught Boosting Galaxy S4 Benchmarks

Make sense

Over clocking = Running a CPU/GPU at a higher speed then it was designed for. (This doesn't seems the case here)
Under Clocking: Running a CPU/GPU at a lower speed then it was designed for. (Reduce Power Consumption)

To me, it makes sence not all time running at max speed, since most of time, you will notice the device is running idle.

If it's intenionally done to provide better statistics? Probably,in the other case, at least they lack proper communication.

I wonder how hard it can be to make an app to boost the frequency for any other app?
This will give users the possibility to fry their phone or drain their battery at wish.

Comment: A good aproach (Score 1) 159

by gedeco (#43636015) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Teach IT To Senior Management?

1. Don't teach IT to Senior Management. The plumber does not teach them plumbing neither. You are paied to be IT'er.
2. Analyse the needs. Interview users, senior Management and make a matrix of existing programs using a MoSCoW analysis.
3. Make a bussiness case. Eplain benefits and costs if you get the new ERM and the costs and weaknesses if you don't change to thenew ERM. Make some propositions based upon the MoSCoW analysis. This is language Senior Management does understand.
4. leave final decission to them based upon the bussiness case. Apply the same analysis to their propositions, if they should have some.

Comment: I use tasker for different tasks (Score 1) 197

by gedeco (#40735435) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Scripting-Friendly Smartphones?

1) Docked to power, it automaticly starts Bluetooth.
When bluetooth gets paired, it assumes (most of time) I'm in my car ad starts up GPS, Increases the Display brightness and launches WIKANGO (Community Based Radar appliance)

2) Putting in my earphones launches the radio application
3) Receiving a call will also launches bluetooth and tries to pair with may Car Hansfree set. (Usefull when driving with the phone somewhere in you're pocket)
4) Removing the power will put the device in a low consumption mode. (no GPS, no Bluetooth, no WIFI and decreased brightness)

These are some of the things you can do with tasker.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 4, Insightful) 233

by gedeco (#40698111) Attached to: Australian Consumer Group Wants Geo-IP Blocking Banned

They're cheaper near where they are grown. Sometimes, they're not even available due to lack of demand.

It's simple economics. There's little/no reason why globally universal prices should be in place - it's an asinine idea.

Sure, this makes sense for the price of Avacadoes, but not for a ebook or a movie you can buy online.

So where is the problem?

Where there's a will, there's an Inheritance Tax.