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Comment: Slashdotted a poor algorithm (Score 1) 231

The list just shows how poorly the algorithm has been constructed. Politicians and entertainers are walking and talking advertisements of themselves. Unfortunately scientists and engineers are not, It's their works that are influential. The ranking algorithm will reveal them if the pages of their works are ranked instead. There are numerous other biases in this kind of an algorithm.

Comment: Re:How (Score 1) 110

by nikkipolya (#47219937) Attached to: GoDaddy Files For $100 Million IPO

They have got $133M in cash and equivalents. And a $1.5B in debt. Basically the company is chewing down its own rear. KKR, Silverlake, Tech Crossover have 68.5% stake in the company. The CxO's are having a good time. $12M per year for CxO's is a great deal for a bunch of morons. So the IPO is a nice way to try to extend the party the morons are enjoying before they float their resumes and land at another party.

Comment: 7'' is not good for reading (Score 1) 321

by nikkipolya (#47126229) Attached to: I Want a Kindle Killer

I find it difficult to read tech books on a 7'' screen. I prefer a 10'' screen for reading tech books. In fact I find 10'' inch suitable for novels too. So I prefer a 10'' kindle. I wish it could open many more formats comfortably, like pdf's, djvu's, chm's etc. apart from epub and mobi. Plus note-taking and highlighting would make it perfect. It doesn't exist. So I didn't bother to own a kindle.

Comment: Re:The Nook is/was excellent (Score 1) 321

by nikkipolya (#47126219) Attached to: I Want a Kindle Killer

I find it difficult to read tech books on 7'' screen. I prefer a 10'' screen for reading tech books. In fact I find 10'' inch suitable for novels too. So I prefer a 10'' kindle. I wish it could open many more formats comfortably, like pdf's, djvu's, chm's etc. apart from epub and mobi. Plus note taking and highlighting would make it perfect.

Comment: Not so important in the context of India (Score 1) 138

by nikkipolya (#46989067) Attached to: Can Google Influence Elections?

This isn't so important in the context of India. In India political parties have better and more effective methods to influence the voters. One method that is currently the favorite is to bribe the voter. In the currently held election political parties were offering $8 to $16 per vote. Another method is called as "booth capturing". Where a bunch of goons or politically influential people storm a polling booth and start pressing the buttons on the voting machine in their favor. The prime ministerial candidate from the currently ruling party was caught doing exactly that. The penalty would be that he might have to privately apologize. Another popular method is to spread fear among the voters. Some employers have threatened their employees to vote for a particular party or risk losing their job. Most people are not aware that its a secret ballot and hence comply. May be its true too, who knows? The voting machine could be watching you.

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