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Comment time to leave? (Score 2) 259

It's been gradual but i think we can say it's official that The Big Apple has become The Big Fuck You.

You have obscene pricing, crooked cops, they completely ignoring everything bad going down on Wall Street (and their major cocaine habit), they are a nanny city telling you that you cant have a large soda and now they are going Big Brother on everyone (that isn't part of the government).

Corporations really dont give a damn about what people do so long as they keep getting money from them. However, governments are just itching to break out the swat team for a double parked car.

I think it's time to blow the bridges and drag it out to sea with all the vermin on it.

Comment Qt: the missed opportunity (Score 4, Interesting) 152

Nokia has really shot itself in the foot. They could have pushed the porting effort to get Qt on Android and then get a nice native app ecosystem going but instead they went the (classically) shortsighted take-the-money route with Microsoft. Now they are stuck with this burden called Windows 8 Phone which is on a whooping 4% of cell phones. Windows 8 Phone just needs some apps, right? Well it's bad enough to come into the game late but when you have a hostile environment for developers (developers! developers!) you are not going to get anything but crappy ports from Android or iOS from developers that dont know any better.

It seems this culture of CEOs/board members coming and going on a regular basis has made corporate investments shortsighted.

Comment dont forget the converse. (Score 1) 263

According to this theory, if you are dont get negative feedback it makes you confident so you act polite and dishonest then conversely if you get a lot of negative feedback it makes you unsure of yourself so you are rude but truthful. I get a lot of flack for pointing these kind of things out but this this theory is total bunk.


Comment open compute is a fraud (Score 1) 29

i looked in on this project to help earlier this year and found that it's 100% bullshit.

1) the Open Compute Project claims to want energy efficiency but they are using AMD Operon and Intel XEON chips (so inefficient!) instead of something power efficient like ARM chips. why? in case you didnt see, the project is COMPLETELY run by big businesses that have proprietary bullshit that they want to run.

2) they also claim to be making low cost machines. those chips cost >$500 each which is waaaaaay more than any ARM chip. right now you can get quad core ARM chips running at 1.2 GHz and 2.2 GHz in the near future so dont give me that "ARM isnt fast enough!" bullshit.

Open Compute is a fraud

Comment ridiculous (Score 1) 154

if you dont like what the technology is doing or will do to you then dont use it! the point of technology was never to take over, it was to assist. feel like your cell phone has become a tether? use a land line! think your lawn mower is making you lazy? break out some scissors! scissors cutting into your sense of being? start ripping stuff with your hands!

frankly, i like the idea of technology making sure that when i say, "i think i'm having a heart attack" and fall over my roomba comes out with a defibrillator. it would also be nice to know that when i get shot, my cloths can communicate to get me help or possibly tell my car drive me to the hospital if i'm far away.

technology is a tool and if you dont understand that, so are you.

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