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Comment Re:adware is malware (Score 1) 177

Your just not thinking this thru enough.  Perhaps your moronic ideals don't work in this context.

-- "Why would I pay for Photoshop when I can have Gimp for free?"

You can get Photoshop for free, either borrow/take or steal a copy from someone.

--"Why would I pay for a car when I can walk for free?"

You can get cars for virtually free by renting one (Less than a cab fare) or just steal one.  Free car.

--"Why would I pay for a soft drink when I can get water for free from the tap?"

This just makes sense though.  You should not buy soft drinks even if you are insane rich.

Comment Re:It's not only programmers vs bosses (Score 1) 469

I think its rather an interesting point you make.  I have made a career out of taking 'technical' people and teaching them to be sales people.  Its stunning how well this works especially when I advise the tech's not to say they are a salesperson, instead they need to keep their technical perspective.

This allows many people to relax better and think they are the ones making 'informed' decisions since our tech's simply 'advise' and not 'push'.

Submission + - Facebook Is Most Hated Social Media Company

Hugh Pickens writes writes: "Inc. reports that Facebook, the most visited site on the Internet, is also among the most hated, scoring 64 on a 100-point scale, which puts the company in the bottom five percent of private sector companies and in the same range as airlines and cable companies, "two perennially low-scoring industries with terrible customer satisfaction," according to the results of a survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. "Customers have shown that, so far, they have been willing to suffer through a poor user experience in order to enjoy the benefits Facebook provides," according to the report. "For companies that provide low levels of customer satisfaction, repeat business is always a challenge unless customers lack adequate choices, as in the case of near monopolies." Overall, social media is one of the lowest-scoring industries measured by the ACSI—only airlines, newspapers, and subscription television services score lower. However, among social media companies, Wikipedia tops the list with a score of 77. "Like Google, Wikipedia’s user interface has remained very consistent over the years, and its nonprofit standing means that it has not been impacted by commercialization and marketing unlike many other social media sites.""

Comment Re:Lone Wolf (Score 1) 346

Not at all, as already stated IE gained market share because at the time it was the better browser. Netscape was in a perpetual state of decline and cost money. Sure the Anti-Trust issue became apparent later when it was stated that MS was abusing it's privileges but most of 'over 20's were actually there, and know that IE raised the bar in web browsing from versions 1-5.


Submission + - Debtors Sue Medical System over Privacy Breach ( 1

BarneyRabble writes: "If you go bankrupt in the State of Wisconsin--make sure your ass is covered, literally! Patients who are in
bankruptcy court are finding out their personal medical information is being placed in a public record database
thanks to Aurora Health Care, one of the state's largest health systems. Their electronic medical records not only
disclosed the amount the debtor owed, but what kind of care they recieved, in direct violation of pattent privacy laws.

In a class action lawsuit, the state is suing Aurora for $25,000 per violation."

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