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Comment: An F for not buying Waze (Score 2) 90

by heteromonomer (#47743237) Attached to: 3 Years In, a "B" For Tim Cook's Performance at Apple
Seriously, that single purchase would have made Apple maps superior to everything Google Maps offered till then, and way better than any GPS even today. Couldn't spare some change eh apple? As an iPhone user I constantly find myself using Google Maps. Apple maps on its best day can't hold a candle to where Google Maps was three years ago. And now after buying Waze and integrating it only half-way, Google Maps is already miles ahead. Buying Beats instead of something everybody would use every day. Yeah, smart move, Apple.

Comment: Re: looser immigration laws (Score 1) 303

Caught you lying. There is something called a prevailing wage requirement. It is set by the government (USCIS) which sets it based on the actual average prevailing wage for that job description (and makes sure it is higher than the average). Secondly, no H1-B works for less than $70k unless he/she is a post-doc at a university (which I can tell you, is truly slave labor, my wife is one). But. I guess it's wrong to let facts get in the way of your pet notions.

Comment: Re:I like the idea (Score 1) 292

by heteromonomer (#44734375) Attached to: Lockbox Aims To NSA-Proof the Cloud
Very interesting. To a non-computer science person like me, this is actually mind blowing. Could you provide some (1-2) nice references for this? (Yeah I know, I could Google, but it has been my experience that when I am looking for scientific literature, Google is not comparable to a person in the field). Thanks.

Comment: Re:Make it easy. (Score 1) 321

Start with trackmenot and go from there.

No Thank You. I used to use TMN for a while and many times it produced freakish stuff, not harmless looking garbage but the kind that would attract surveillance. Terrible Add On that you do not want unless you want the Feds knocking your door.

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable. -- C.B. Luce

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