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Comment: Nice Try Mr. Google Employee (Score -1, Troll) 222

by mozumder (#47890361) Attached to: iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

lol @ the idea of anyone buying a Nexus.

Sorry Mr. Google Employee, Android phones have a terrible, clunky user interface, and do nothing that iPhones can't do, with the bonus that they also have a better curation of apps in the app store.

The worst part about the Google system is that anyone can write an app for them, and it doesn't go through a professional editing process.

Google doesn't know that people pay big money so editors can filter out the junk for them. Nobody wants to enable a democratic system of app developers, since most developers are untalented and should not be in the business, regardless of what they think of themselves. We pay editors to tell them that these developers suck and should not be doing what they want to do. Maybe they should get into real-estate or something else instead.

Comment: Re:A little scary (Score -1) 188

we have no idea if the other guy would have been better because idiots voted in another idiot for a second time even though he showed he was an idiot

We actually do know if the other guy would have been better or worse, because the other guy was a Republican.

And Republicans are horrible at economics, which would make him so much worse.

Their entire ideology is flawed, starting with the silly theory that government should be smaller.

Um, no.

Government should be bigger.

Comment: Not just public figures (Score 5, Interesting) 311

by mozumder (#47817009) Attached to: Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

Security questions do not work for public figures. Almost none of them will hold up to people whose whole lives are pointlessly documented.

Modern social media can also be used to identify personal information of regular people.

If you look at the logs where they operate, you can see hackers asking each other "What car is this?" with posts of random hot girls cars that they collected from Facebook or wherever. They then use this to break the iCloud security questions for said hot girls and get their nudes.

Also, you don't even need social media accounts to be targeted via social media. Just having friends that posts pics with your bits of identifying info is enough.

Comment: Re:I'd pay for it in a heartbeat! (Score 0) 611

by mozumder (#47720387) Attached to: Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

Not sure what you're talking about?

20 years ago the internet was largely useless.

Your Email spools were publicly readable by anyone in your campus. Gopher never took off. Web sites didn't really start to get popular until about 1994, and before that you were stuck in alt.tasteless.jokes for any sort of lolz. You couldn't find anything about fashion online. It was only for academic purposes, which are unimportant.

It was only through the commercialization of the Internet through advertising that the Internet actually started to become useful.

You're welcome.

Comment: The canonical best household router is (Score 2, Insightful) 427

by mozumder (#47633591) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

Apple's AirPort.

Fixed-function devices are the only way to go - set it and forget it, man.

You don't have to hack them, you don't have to bother them. I've had mine for about 10 years now, to replace my old 1st-gen WRT54g, where I was doing stupid shit like trying to build an HTTP & media server into it, which was a conceptually flawed idea for an wireless-access-point.

You should never make devices more complicated than their physical requirements.

The problem a lot of people have is that they believe a device should do more, instead of less. This is the feature-creep that cause devices to be badly designed and complicated.

Apple has they user-experience model down in their Airport, where they say "Nope. Just use it for an WAP, not as a server." which was the correct decision.

Comment: Re:News' length (Score -1) 114

by mozumder (#47600001) Attached to: How Facebook Sold You Krill Oil

Yet, the science around sales and marketing is far more useful than any physical science.

Sales and marketing is a basic function of all life. Animals broadcast themselves to find mates. You sell yourself when making social connections, as you are doing right now when you comment on these boards.

The knowledge within the article is going to be more rewarding to you than what you'll find in any physics journal.

It is only the most douchey, self-hating libertarian that feels they are above the role of sales and marketing that is fundamental to life. Those guys are complete losers, and completely happy about being losers. You'll find it a lot within outcast subcultures, such as nerds.

Compare this to more socially dominant alpha groups, such as fashionistas, where they actually closely follow news reports on which supermodel received which advertising campaign.

They do that because they understand that advertising and marketing represents a basic purpose of life.

Meanwhile, nerdy libertarians absolutely hate advertising themselves, because they think they're deserve social status without sales and marketing to go along with it.

The real world ramifications of the nerds hatred of sales and marketing including losing funding for the sciences, such as when the Superconducting Supercollider was canceled back in the 90's because scientists just couldn't kiss politician ass. They just simply couldn't do it.

If you nerds had any social IQ whatsoever, (instead of just sitting around being awesome by yourselves, because you're obviously so awesome!), you would be absolutely following articles like these.

Comment: What's the issue? (Score -1, Troll) 114

by mozumder (#47585885) Attached to: Google+ Photos To Be Separated From Google+

They're in the business to find out your interests to sell ads.

Why is that a mysterious thing? This is the job of any media company: to find your weaknesses and manipulate you in order to sell you goods.

I don't understand why people have a problem with that? Sales and marketing is what society has been doing since life was invented. You brush your teeth in the morning to sell yourself to your personal audiences over the people that DON'T brush their teeth in the morning.

Everything that Google does is known and predictable. There is nothing wrong about what they do, and we should encourage them to find out your sales weaknesses in order to extract more money from you via the advertising they sell.

After all, you do the same personal sales and marketing for yourself. Everybody does sales and marketing. It's a fundamental life property, not just for humans, but all species.

We should encourage sales and marketing, over the objection of the libertarian douchebag princesses that are losing the attention-whoring war against professional marketers like Google.

It's always amusing when libertarian princesses cry about losing at attention-whoring.

Time sharing: The use of many people by the computer.