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Comment: Re:How many employees does Slashdot need? (Score 1) 271

by recoiledsnake (#47486953) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

So you mean that justifies posting bullcrap like this?

Company slags competition. News at 11.

  Netscape atleast could be installed on Windows, no proper alternative browsers even allowed on iOS. No wonder no one takes the haters seriously.

Comment: Re:How many employees does Slashdot need? (Score 1) 271

by recoiledsnake (#47486803) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

Long and hallowed history of computing? Oh please, give me a break. It only has a place in the useless hot air of a couple of message boards haunted by people in their parents' basement who don't matter.

  People of substance who actually make things don't bother with such nonsense, while message board fanatics like you just hate on people like Miguel de Icaza who actually did more for FOSS than all the lame haters like you on Slashdot.

As usual, Linus says it best:

And you suffer from that affliction. If half the effort in posting and modding up MS hate was actually used in looking at FOSS code, maybe things like Heartbleed wouldn't happen. Well, I wouldn't count on that, because it's usually people who lack the real technical chops who write the logicless nonsense, and they're intellectually lacking and cannot contribute anything substantive.

Comment: Re:How many employees does Slashdot need? (Score 1) 271

by recoiledsnake (#47484219) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

Not really, lame MS bashers like the one that ruined the site with stupid hateful comments full of logic holes and partisan moderation and turned it into a ghost town worth nothing by turning away people with half a brain cell. Reading 'lol M$ sux' over and over again becomes extremely boring. Even obvious flamebait posts like this are attracting less and less comments. It's dead and thanks for killing it.

Want a gem of the lame Slashdot campaign to bash MS? Read this and the comments.

Comment: Google already snoops on Android locations for Ads (Score 2) 112

by recoiledsnake (#47383611) Attached to: Android Leaks Location Data Via Wi-Fi

They actually track which stores you visit to monetize ads. If you opt out then a lot of things including Google Now stop working.

They even do the same thing on iOS if you use Gmail, Chrome or Google Now apps.

It is easiest for Google to conduct this passive location tracking on Android users, since Google has embedded location tracking into the software. Once Android users opt in to location services, Google starts collecting their location data as continuously as technologically possible. (Its ability to do so is dependent on cell tower or Wi-Fi signal strength.)

Android is currently the leading mobile OS in the U.S. with a 45.9 percent market share in 2013, according to eMarketer. A little more than a fifth (20.3 percent) of the U.S. population uses Android smartphones.

But Google can also constantly track the location of iPhone users by way of Google apps for iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system. IOS is just behind Android in U.S. market share with 38.3 percent of users, per eMarketer. Nearly 17 percent of the American populace uses an iOS smartphone.

When an iPhone user stops using an app, it continues running “in the background.” The user might not realize it, but the app continues working, much in the same way tabs function on a Web browser.

Google’s namesake iOS app — commonly referred to as Google mobile search — continues collecting a user’s location information when it runs in the background. This information is then used to determine if that user visited a store and whether that store visit can be attributed to a search conducted in the app. Store visits can also be tracked via Google’s other iOS apps that use location services. If iOS users open their Chrome, Gmail or Google Maps app in a store, their location can be deemed a store visit.

And they recently stopped snooping on the free Google Apps and email for Schools and even businesses after doing it for a long time to build ad profiles after they didn't dare telling the same lies in federal court that they were telling to the public about snooping on students to show ads.

But hey, it's Google so they get a free pass here while if MS did anything even close to that people would be shouting from rooftops.

Comment: From Wikipedia: (Score 5, Informative) 149

From Wiki:

Thomas E. Wheeler is the current Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November, 2013. Prior to working at the FCC, Wheeler worked as a venture capitalist and lobbyist for the cable and wireless industry, with positions including President of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) and CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA).

Comment: Re:Google more restrictive than Microsoft (Score 1) 194

by recoiledsnake (#46445483) Attached to: Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

Microsoft also doesn't go after individuals for pirating Windows. That doesn't mean that those people are not committing copyright infringement by pirating Windows. It's like saying you didn't violate the law by going 1 mile above the speed limit because a cop saw you and didn't pull you over and give you a ticket.

Optimization hinders evolution.