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Comment Re:GET YER VIDEOS HERE! (Score 1) 191

There is never any love on Slashdot only temporary allies.

Unless a company sells a fully Open Source phone which is modular and allows personal hacking. However built in is everything including a 25pin Parallel port. As well at 1tb of RAM and 1eb of Storage. Battery Life 6 months without a charge. and All in a paper light and thin framework that can't be ugly.

Comment Re:Because Windows Sucks (Score 1) 255

Well it has been over 20 year and Linux still never caught up.
In short Linux for the Desktop will never catch up to Windows, until the Desktop becomes financially dead. With XP staying past its welcome and Vista being such a bomb... What happened? Apple took over not Linux.

I use Linux for my main PC. And it is great... However to get people to switch it means a big investment on my part at being the Linux support guy. Because Linux for the Desktop assumes either the End User is very experienced or is a complete noob. There is a gap in the UI for people who needs to do complex things without having to go to the command line to do it. And type a list of a dozen commands to get there.

Comment Re:non-news is non-news (Score 1, Redundant) 153

There are many simple reasons why this could be the case.
1. 32gig chips may be older chips. We had 32gig capacity iPhones for a while chances starting at the 3GS they may be still using the same chips from 7 years ago. Why use those old chips? Probably because they are cheaper then brand new 32gig chips. And people buying the 32gig model get so because they are cheaper.

2. Fragmentation iOS and your apps take up a lot of space. Small storage increases the chance of running into fragmented storage needs so duping that 4 gig will need to broken up a bunch of times to fit. While the bigger devices have free spaces in huge chunks.

3. Less then ideal driver. Being that most people will not be using their 32gig phone to store a lot of data. The driver/os may not be optimized for write speed or if using an older chip there may be extra error checking or error checking added to the 32gig chip driver.

Conspiracy everywhere logic is quite tiring. The closest to a conspiracy I have seen is mostly laziness in the organization who will stop and say that it is good enough to be released.

Comment Re:odd--- (Score 1) 230

The point was that they had some sort of exit plan ligned up. They just didn't quit in a huff. Because Apple did something they felt so strongly against that they needed to quit. But more to the fact, they had plans to move along. Apple decision just gave them an excuse to move forward.

Comment Re:Big news (Score 1) 226

However the real question how much in DNA would determine if a new-hire will or will not work out?

Problem 1: What makes a good leader? A good leader for company A can be a horrible leader for company B. It would even be different across many departments. IT Departments usually have well educated self motivated employees where the leader will need to make sure they are working in concert with each other, and their priorities are inlign with the institution.
The Billing department may have lesser educated group who is just doing the paperwork and doing mostly the same thing all the time. A leader in that group will need to motivate that group and make sure they are actually doing their work.

Problem 2: No Risk No Reward. Classifying people as a good leader will remove the diversity of leadership types. By having a mediocre (safe) leaders you will weed out the possibly bad, or the possibly genius leader. Who's different style really causes a positive change.

Problem 3: Leadership homogeneity: Often highly motivated and aggressive people can put your company in political battles for power all the time.

Problem 4: Nurture side of the equation: Genetics only goes so far. You could be genetically prone to be shy, but you have learned to be outgoing. You may still be an introvert, but you can act like an extrovert when needed.

Comment Re:odd--- (Score 1) 230

Don't forget to mention.
Who work in an area where they can easily find a job elsewhere.
I bet these guys had jobs ligned up before the "bravely" quit Apple.
Rarely a whole department will quit at the same time. If the job really sucks you will see a migration where people quit over the course of months. Because normally before you quit you need an other job.
Having Apple not join open compute sounds more liike the first intent to look elsewhere. Then the reason to quit.
I expect they all just got picked up by some companies they found out they were all quitting at the same time so they used that as the reason for their exit interview.

Comment Re:Why go for fluff instead of meat? (Score 1) 171

Emails given out of order and context in order to show how corrupt Clinton is.
So we get some of the vetting process of picking a VP.
Going against trump it may had been a good idea to consider a democrat successful business person, just to put a stop to the business person knows more than a politician debate. However with trump just being insane it isn't much of an issue so they went with the borrinh not to upstage VP pick.

Comment Re:pixel (Score 2) 212

For many people (I guess more than 1 out of 2) the ecosystem doesn't matter. What they have on their phone is a bunch of free apps. Also I expect many of these Note users were Previous Apple users who was looking for something new.

However for most of the people who really don't care there isn't that much difference.

Comment Re:Get it MFers? (Score 5, Interesting) 356

Well the real question is what are the details that may not be in the story?

Journalists tend to protect themselves so to expect full reporting on what the journalist may had done in excess of just covering it, may be left out.

I know this is circular reasoning but I would like to figure out the other side before I go all crazy.

Comment Re: You gotta fight for your right to (Score 1) 211

You could focus your blame on the studios who publish the shows and not on netflix that is trying to broadcast them following the rules.

Because when the company follows the rules Netflix doesn't become Napster which took little to no concerns of the other companies IP rights. We may not like the current IP law. However if you are going to work with them you are going to be better off in the long run than if you don't.

Comment Re:Uber is a scam for drivers (Score 4, Interesting) 196

The problem Uber was changed from its original intent. Initially it really was for computers who were all going to the same place, and the driver could make a few bucks while bringing a bunch of of other people to the same area they were going. It wasn't really a Taxi service, just a way to share your ride. Then due to the great recession people used it as a source of full time income because that is what they could do.

Comment Re:Too Late (Score 1) 394

Wikileaks is useless.
Hillary has made her reputation with bipartisanship reach out. With that type of work you can't just go and blast your opponent all the time. You need to find common ground and work with them. We are all stuck on wall street is evil or the government is evil. While the truth is everyone is working for their own self interests if they have the money or power they will push it. A good politician knows that and will work with everyone to show that their self interests is considered and perhaps her plan isn't that drastic.
We want to see our political opponents loose and learn that it was their stupidity and they were wrong and you were right. That isn't prodtive because people don't like to loose and will fight back harder next time. To really get the important parts of your agenda you need to compromise on some of the smaller details that may be a big deal for your opponents.

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