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Submission + - iPhone users have more sex ( 1

Flea of Pain writes: Yes, in a deep and sonorous study by the dating site OkCupid, there seems to be no doubt: iPhone owners have more sex than BlackBerry owners and a lot more sex than the worthy, solemn, dedicated purchasers of Android phones.

The numbers for women might leave some readers breathless--as they rush to their local Apple store to buy an iPhone.

For this analysis of 30-year-olds with smartphones suggested that women with iPhones had an average of 12.3 sexual partners (I am sure the 0.3 knows exactly who he is), while their age-equivalents who had opted to put an Android into their purse scored a mere 6.1.


Submission + - Is Google Naive, Crafty or Stupid? (

An anonymous reader writes: A Huffington Post column by James Boyle exploring the "why" of the Google-Verizon proposal..
  The question is, why would Google do this? Is it a matter of corporate naivete? Verizon is, at base, a telephone company; it thrives in the interstices of state regulation the way small marine organisms thrive inside the nooks and crannies of a coral reef. That is its preferred habitat. Its organizational culture evolved there and it is brilliantly adapted to it. Google is a company built by engineers. The initial reaction of engineers to regulation — and I speak as someone who has had to explain legal rules to computer scientists many times — is simply to reject large amounts of them as "stupid" and thus obviously not real. ..
The alternative explanations are here

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