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Comment Re:Hopefully better than amazon. (Score 2) 63

ebay fast and free is always faster for me than amazon prime 2 days. yet on ebay its not 99USD/year... and the products are usually cheaper on ebay.
The things i miss on ebay are ease of search and decent quality user reviews, and last but definitely not least, good customer support.

If a vendor messes stuff up on ebay changes are that you're going to have to call your bank. Amazon is the sharp opposite.

Comment Re:Bingo! (Score 1) 83

Let me attempt to TLDR my understanding of this:

The price/quality trade-off is better through direct devops interaction with SaaS (think Heroku, AWS, what not) than using a traditional IT department, even thus the IT department has technically cheaper resources and better knowledge. The service quality is just not there, and there's no guarantees.
ITSM is about managing these SaaS (and potentially still providing some of the work - err - services - within IT, where it makes sense/if it can be organized well enough)

None of this is new. It's just the realization for IT managers/C levels (which only trust Forbes and similar things to tell them what to do, instead of figuring out what's best for their company)

Comment Read the benchs (Score 1) 160

"WebXPRT: This is today's most comprehensive browser benchmark. It uses scenarios created to mirror everyday tasks."
Basically, Firefox is not the fastest at all things Javascript synthetic performance, but it's the fastest for real world web-browsing.

Based on that... I would actually recommend using Firefox?

Comment Re:Twitter and profit... (Score 1) 37

its not about ads its about amount of users. if you have a zillion users you make a zillion more moneys.

more people like to use facebook than twitter. does it mean facebook is better? hell no.
facebook has near 2 billion users.

if you spam twitter with ads like facebook does, twitter will just, actually, die. the main reason people still use twitter is that it, in fact, does not sucks too much, does not spam too much, and so on. the main reason people are on facebook is that it made it easy to share pics and stories with friends and family. facebook has this market by the balls right now.

Comment Just sounds like censorship (Score 1) 119


By that rationale the Chinese "Great Firewall" is also China taking responsibility into what content their people can consume or not consume. If anyone thinks Facebook filters will be objective and accurate, they should pay more attention to history classes.

(Now then again I don't understand why people get their news from Facebook at all, but that's a different topic)

Comment Re:Some helpful context: (Score 2) 406

Often times these drones are tested that way. They don't carry anything classified but are operated in risk areas.
If they get detected or captured, then the Navy knows the limits of the equipment - yet won't lose data or face in the process.

If at the same time you get can useful data for scientists, that's cool.

Comment Re:"Hate speech" is protected by the 1st Amendment (Score 2) 1058

To be honest, its more and more of an issue in today's world.
Your ISP can cut your internet to stop your from exercising free speech.
Your host can cut your web server.
Your twitter can be banned
Your facebook can be banned
Your google searches can be empty (as in, it never returns results for you/your site/etc)
Major media outlets are commonly owned and can decide to not publish your story

For all practical purposes, your free speech can be suppressed today - it was much more difficult 30 years ago, some due to technology, some due to the way media is organized.

I sort of wonder if at some point we'll have to make it so that you have the right of free speech on de-facto public platforms, or if an additional govt platform would be required, so ensure that your message can be hosted somewhere, no matter how offensive - and would require a lawsuit to find out if its actually hate speech (maybe that'll force people to grow a pair and accept other's opinion may not be always the same as theirs = OH GOD ITS A SEXIST JOKE! KILL HIM WITH FIRE! STONE HIM!)

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