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Comment: Re:Money, magsk, money (Score 1) 602

by magsk (#40739117) Attached to: Google Wants You to Use Your Real Name on YouTube
yes I understand this, if you are not paying for something(the consumer) then you are the product. My belief was always that google took our general information such as a middle eastern male in 27-28 range lives in upper east side new york and likes fitness and wireless communication etc etc. But they did not associate that info to my personal name. That was what facebook tries to do, and is why i am vehemently against facebook. But now I think google in pursuit of higher profits is trying to force the same thing on its users.

Comment: Why Google Why (Score 5, Interesting) 602

by magsk (#40737849) Attached to: Google Wants You to Use Your Real Name on YouTube
I have historically been a believer in google, and thought they where one of the few companies who put principles like free information etc ahead of profit (my naivety). But moves like this are further cementing my belief that something is rotten at google, and it started to get real bad once Page became CEO. The one good thing about this is that it opens up the doors for competitors to take business from google imho, creating competition.

Comment: Re:CO2? (Score 1) 121

by magsk (#40665305) Attached to: DARPA Creates Machine Which Extinguishes Fires With Sound
Difference between gases and sound waves is that gas can get around obstacles and into small crevices, sound waves cannot. Unless the fire is direct line of site and close to the fame in the video demonstration then it will not work. Put a simple piece of plywood or sheet metal in front of the speaker and fire and watch nothing happen.

Comment: I believe in a varient of creationism (Score 1) 1359

by magsk (#40183661) Attached to: In America, 46% of People Hold a Creationist View of Human Origins
My belief is that Human where created by advanced extraterrestrials, when I look at our progress as a species over past 50 years, I think that as long as we dont kill ourselves in the 50 years we should be at a place where we can create new humans from scratch, or from genetic modification. I believe us humans on earth where created by such a seeding operation, either as an experiment or a pay it forward or just that as a seeding exercise. So my creationism is based entirely on the notion that science and technology created us.

Comment: Idea bout how to solve this patent mess (Score 1) 129

by magsk (#39632215) Attached to: AOL Patent Deal Means Microsoft Now Holds Vestiges of Netscape
One of the rules of earning a patent are that it is simply an improvement on an existing thing. So wouldn't it make sense for HTC for example to patent their entire HTC one x, that will soon be released? Then all the item s in that phone are no longer patent protected from the software to chips , because the act of putting them all together in the configuration that the HTC one x, did is a clear improvement on them as pieces. Is it not an improvement of the 3g chip or the java software when they are put together to create the phone? I think it would hold up, I remember reading this article http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/business/15schumer.html?pagewanted=all [nytimes.com] And the main villain in it Claudio Ballard said the following, ot justify his patents “I didn’t invent the scanner; I didn’t invent networking, or computers or software,” he said. “But I am an expert at systems integration, and I created this complete end-to-end solution” for digital check processing.

Comment: Idea about how to solve this patent mess (Score 1) 300

by magsk (#39627503) Attached to: Woz Fears Stifling of Startups Due to Patent Wars
First I think patents are outdated, and the future will be filled with trade secrets instead of patents.

Anyway, one of the rules of earning a patent are that it is simply an improvment on an existing thing. So wouldnt it make sense for HTC for example to patent their entire HTC one x, that will soon be released? Then all the item s in that phone are no longer patent protected from the software to chips , because the act of putting them all together in the configuration that the HTC one x, did is a clear improvement on them as pieces.

Is it not an improvement of the 3g chip or the java software when they are put together to create the phone?

I think it would hold up, I remember reading this article http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/business/15schumer.html?pagewanted=all And the main villain in it Claudio Ballard said the following, ot justify his patents “I didn’t invent the scanner; I didn’t invent networking, or computers or software,” he said. “But I am an expert at systems integration, and I created this complete end-to-end solution” for digital check processing.

Comment: Re:Google is over. (Score 1) 299

by magsk (#39399703) Attached to: Google Is Planning To Penalize Overly Optimized Sites
are you kidding me, that is one of my absolute favorite things about gmail. SO many times i do want to send an attachment and in my hurry forget to actually attach the file but because of the intuitiveness of gmail i am saved from looking like a fool (for that instance) and sending a blank email .

Comment: Im in SEO and this makes me happy (Score 1) 299

by magsk (#39399557) Attached to: Google Is Planning To Penalize Overly Optimized Sites
I am a partner in a small SEO company and I feel dirty for it, but of course the money is good. Whenever I meet someone from google or Microsoft search I tell them how I long for the day they make my job obsolete. The net effects of of SEO are that search results are corrupted and instead of showing the most relevant or best source of original information, they show results of companies who have bought to most links and paid for the most fake blog and forum posts. SEO is about as bad for society as CDO and CDS trading by financial companies. SEO is robbing society of good information and knowledge.

Comment: Re:Pay on the way out... (Score 1) 309

by magsk (#38379118) Attached to: Louis CK's Internet Experiment Pays Off
I modded you up because I also think this is the best solution. What about a return policy? I try walking out of a movie halfway through if it suck go to get my money back and the theater wont do it. I can return a tv or half a box of cookies if they are no good, why not get a refund on my movie ticket? Plus it would help hollywood from making crappy movies. (maybe)

Comment: Re:Said it before and I'll say it again ... (Score 1) 282

by magsk (#38316758) Attached to: Google, Facebook Upset By Ad-Injecting Apps
I agree 100%. I use adblock on lots of sites, but the places I dont use and actually enjoy the ads because of their relevance and low key-ness, is google search and gmail. The ads are data driven and so many times they are right what I am looking for. Other sites just post ads for nutritional supplements when im reading an article about space exploration or might have an ad for a laptop, what do I care about those when reading an about space. Now if they advertised an imax showing near me about space or a telescope maybe i would make use of the ad.

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