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Comment: Re:Simple (Score 1) 311

by gutnor (#46909445) Attached to: Steve Jobs Defied Convention, and Perhaps the Law

heroic dying hero

Parent explained that Jobs could be a giant cunt because history would only remember his achievements, not his weaknesses. How the fuck did you read that as treating him as a hero. That's about as anti-hero description as you could get: "Yeah, he did some good stuff, not by courage, just because he had nothing to lose and tried all sort of shits to be remembered"

You can get toilet printed with its picture if you need to vent you anger.

Comment: Re:As a big comixology user, this *sucks* (Score 1) 244

by gutnor (#46853833) Attached to: Amazon Turns Off In-App Purchases In iOS Comixology
Yeah, sure Amazon buys a product, remove one of its feature because they want bigger margins than the company they bought it from, but we should blame Apple. And next we should also blame Obama for not gifting Amazon with a copyright exemption so they can distribute the comics the way they want without having to give a cut of their profit to some stupid copyright owners.

Comment: Re:Going bust not unique to drop-outs (Score 1) 281

by gutnor (#46502287) Attached to: Eric Schmidt On Why College Is Still Worth It

Welcome to real life. HR is run on a budget like everything else in a company. Even if they were technically able to, they simply do not have the resource to properly assess everybody. So like everybody else in this life, they look for external sign of competence. A degree is such a sign, recommendation of a friend is another one, resume that fits the requirement perfectly, ...

On the flip side, it works in your way too. Why do you think that most development job is not done in cheapo place like India, China, ... ? That's not because there is nobody as good as you are over there, it is just that they don't know how to find them. So enjoy working from home as a developer, providing exactly the same service a Mexican would provide for a third of the price, if only he could prove his skills.

Comment: Re:Dumb (Score 2) 358

by gutnor (#46487677) Attached to: EU Votes For Universal Phone Charger

Wasn't that the other way around ? They standardised first the wall part to USB 5V which more or less all constructor (including Apple) followed. Now they want to standardize the other end of the cable, the actual plug in the phone.

BTW, isn't micro-USB limited to some ridiculously small Amp compared to the 2A / 5A / 15A that new devices draw from the cable now ?

Comment: Re:Interesting... (Score 1) 263

by gutnor (#46476651) Attached to: Mt. Gox Knew It Was Selling Phantom Bitcoin 2 Weeks Before Collapse

There are 2 categories (within the people that really care about giving you real advices, i.e. friends and family) - the true believers that really think in 20 year bitcoin will be the only / most popular currency used on Earth. Considering the limited supply of bitcoin, that means its current value is still several order of magnitude cheaper than when it reaches that goal. So buy 10K in bitcoin today, and in 10 year you will have the equivallent of 1M buying power.

The other category, are the guys that made money out of it. It worked for them, it will work for you, right ? (the same guys that were telling you to buy in the middle of the housing bubble because they sold the house they bought in the 80's for a fortune in 2005)

Comment: Re:Yeaaaaahhhhh... (Score 1) 146

by gutnor (#46392781) Attached to: IEEE Predicts 85% of Daily Tasks Will Be Games By 2020

You don't. Gamification reward result, not long term investment. So imagine you spend time creating a script instead of doing a repetitive task, you lose in the beginning and make up for it at end. If you do not make up for it, then maybe it was not such a good idea and your wisdom sucks.

Well that's the theory. First, except for the most rudimentary task (i.e. the one robots will do around the same time), your result depend on many external factor on which you have no control whatsoever. Say maybe your script was a good idea, but too bad that the company decided to cut the bottom 50% of the staff before you have had a chance to use the script. Well there would be no game without luck being involved, right ?

Secondly, the best way to win at a game is either to cheat or to make other lose. Best gaming system in the world: the financial world, I am sure you are looking forward to have your healthcare following the same model.

Comment: Re:Uhmmm... what? (Score 1) 198

by gutnor (#46379059) Attached to: Apple To Unveil Its 'iOS In the Car' Project Next Week
That has been a common feature on BMW: the navigation screen - so in the middle of the console, meant mainly for the driver - had a DVD player. Never really understood that. The marketing about it is awkward, similarly targeted at the driver. I can imagine/hope it is ultimately for the passenger.

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