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Comment Re:WTF?! (Score 1) 349

The Boston Marathon demonstrates without question that he is not correct.

Didn't you read the intro? After attempting to wipe away some spittle from his masticating apparatus, his cog webbed negatron brain caused him to clearly utter: "I would argue that what effectiveness we have seen to date is totally irrelevant to how effective it might be in the future."

But I think he was referring to his own capacity of clear thought.

Submission + - $1.2M Hack Shows Why You Should Never Store Bitcoins on the Internet

daktari writes: Wired gives you your digital-currency lesson of the day, courtesy of a guy who calls himself TradeFortress: “I don’t recommend storing any bitcoins accessible on computers connected to the internet.”

That may sound like a paradox. Bitcoin is the world’s most popular digital currency, and it’s controlled by a vast collection of computers spread across the internet. But TradeFortress knows what he’s talking about. He’s the founder of a, a company that used to store bitcoins in digital wallets for people across the globe. The site was just hacked, with the bandits making off with more than a million dollars’ worth of bitcoins.

Submission + - Worst CEOs of 2012 (

daktari writes: Dartmouth College professor Sydney Finkelstein, best selling author of 15 books on leadership and business strategy, has for the third time compiled a list with the top five worst CEOs. Last year's list included CEOs of Netflix, Research in Motion, and Hewlett-Packard. This year's list had Zynga's Mark Pincus and former Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn vie for the top spot. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Groupon's Andrew Mason almost made the list. Zuckerberg got hammered for his “massive ego,” while both men were deemed immature and letting their company's share price dip. Professor Finkelstein: “There’s no reason to believe they have the management skills to run a major public company."

Comment Re:Count me out (Score 1) 264

Teenage girls? For some reason I'm always tempted to attribute those astonishingly backward comments containing "retard/faggot/nigger/etc" words to the mindset of pimply pubescent BOYS utterly lacking any grace, respect or self worth. Sort of like tagging walls to prove that your existence is not futile, and that you do matter (despite your alcoholic deadbeat parents stating otherwise). Perhaps you're right, and it's been girls spilling their bile all along.

Submission + - Google: Microsoft, Comcast and RIAA lead requests for content removal (

daktari writes: Google claims that among copyright owners Microsoft, Comcast and the RIAA make the most requests for removal of content from Google’s search service.

Microsoft requested 2.5 million pages be removed from Google's search service. They're followed by Comcast's NBCUniversal (1 million requests) and the RIAA (400,000) requests.

Submission + - Job, economy fears mix with hope for Class of '12 (

An anonymous reader writes: For the Class of 2012, the optimism of graduation is clouded by the uncertain aftermath of the worst economic slide since the Depression. Last year, graduates 24 and younger posted a 9.3 percent jobless rate; since then, there have been signs of progress.

Submission + - Oz govt pushes ahead with ISP customer data retention (

angry tapir writes: "The Australian federal government is pushing ahead with reforms that could see consumers' information kept on file for up to two years by ISPs. This could include the data retention of personal internet browsing information which intelligence agencies could access in the event of criminal activities by individuals or organisations."

Comment Re:Freemium at its best (Score 1) 204

a mechanism that people can reasonably expect should work on the largest social networking provider in existence at the moment.

You are not Facebook's customer, you are Facebook's product. Facebook will care for their product (=you) only just enough to prevent you from leaving.

Facebook is more a "giant private data collection vortex" than a "social networking provider". It monetises your data and gives you enough "tools" to voluntary share as much personal stuff as they can get away with, leaving you with the illusion that you've gained the upper hand in this exchange.

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