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Apple and Google Joining Forces On Kodak Patents Bid

Conspire Re:I'm tired of Google's power grab (97 comments)

They have really lost their old ways. Before Google was the simple web search company. You used them to find things and that was it. Now they're just trying to grab even larger market share buy playing games with Android. I know a thing or two about search that people either Google or Bing won't tell you. Google is mostly trying to sleaze their hidden tracking and platforms to play the big game. They know they need this tracking to further their services. Not their search service but their ad service. It has been getting more intrusive all the time and it's about time we do something about it. You know what's the newest role in this? Their "AdChoices" tracking platform. Not only are you now served ads on a single page but they actually follow you around! Whatever I've searched for on Google is now advertised me on Slashdot and all the different websites I go to! Google also has secretive deals with NSA, CSI and FBI. They have gongressman that are willing to step in for them. They played their way in to all the government agencies. They have absolutely no shame in doing this. They've started to play around with patents and are using every possible way they can do further their own goal. I can't understand why you people defend Google on Slashdot. Yes they might use open source but only because it suits their model better! They don't care about your privacy and in fact they're largely the reason why you're losing it. Yes they're mostly free services but only because it's fueled by HUGE, and I mean HUGE, tracking platforms that sends EVERYTHING you do to Google. They are single handedly the web's LARGEST PRIVACY VIOLATION AND YOU SUPPORT THEM? Hell, at least with Microsoft and PAID software I know I'm not losing my privacy. You might not care about your own privacy but I still do. And who will Google use it's new patent portfolio against? Microsoft and Apple, the two companies that don't leak all your stuff all over the internet!

Can I sort for the highest Troll scores? It seems that that is the only way to see something useful here! Really, a thread like this gets a troll?

about a year and a half ago
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Will Apple Vs Samsung Verdict Be Overturned?

Conspire Re:Android is a patent minefield (300 comments)

Yes, well unfortunately if companies go with "something tested like Windows Phone 8", there is no business model because nobody will buy their products.

about 2 years ago
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What Windows Phone 8 Needs To Do To Succeed

Conspire 2 simple steps (246 comments)

1) Acquire Google 2) Acuire Apple. Without those two steps Windows 8 mobile will be a Win 7 Mobile repeat.

about 2 years ago
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Zuckerberg: Betting On HTML5 Was Facebook's Biggest Mistake

Conspire Re:BS (290 comments)

I don't need drivel, so nobody needs drivel. No, that does not sound so stupid.

about 2 years ago
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Zuckerberg: Betting On HTML5 Was Facebook's Biggest Mistake

Conspire Re:Correction... (290 comments)

Wait, no matter how much money from whom.....I thought that one person had control......no? That was the claim

about 2 years ago
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Zuckerberg: Betting On HTML5 Was Facebook's Biggest Mistake

Conspire BS (290 comments)

I call absolute BS. There is no room for FB on the mobile. Why do I need FB on my mobile? If it is the fastest, snappiest and most elegant app on my phone, I won't use it because looking at other people's endless drivel (which is all FB is) is something I don't need to be doing while on the road.

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Say Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You

Conspire There ya go. (497 comments)

From the article found here: http://www.naturalnews.com/037108_Stanford_Ingram_Olkin_Big_Tobacco.html Over the last several days, the mainstream media has fallen for an elaborate scientific hoax that sought to destroy the credibility of organic foods by claiming they are "no healthier" than conventional foods (grown with pesticides and GMOs). NaturalNews has learned one of the key co-authors of the study, Dr. Ingram Olkin, has a deep history as an "anti-science" propagandist working for Big Tobacco. Stanford University has also been found to have deep financial ties to Cargill, a powerful proponent of genetically engineered foods and an enemy of GMO labeling Proposition 37.

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Say Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You

Conspire Who funded this study? (497 comments)

Is the the study that I just read about a couple of days ago, funded by Monsanto? Somehow that would not surprise me. What I know is this: 1. GM fruits and vegetables that are sold on shelves in the US have significantly less taste. Significant is probably an understatement. Grow a garden and plant organic seeds and try it. The difference is night and day. 2. 9x% of GE seeds are modified to be sterile. Yes this protects the GM versions from mixing with nature (although this is unproven to be 100% effective). And more importantly this creates an eternal need for farmers to buy your seeds, and allows for what some would call price fixing.

about 2 years ago
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Ex-Marine Detained For Facebook Posts Deemed "Terrorist in Nature"

Conspire Chinese Idiom (593 comments)

Kill the chicken to scare the monkeys

about 2 years ago
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Cables Show US Seeks Assange

Conspire if it was China (488 comments)

What I find intriguing is if Assange had published China state secrets and cables the US would be most likely be providing him with asylum and trumpeting "China oppression of free speech" and "China crackdown on international research dissidents", etc............ It is sad when international laws are broken by a state to make an example of one person with the intent to scare the rest of humanity into blind submission.

about 2 years ago
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Facebook Faces High-Level Staff Exodus

Conspire Re:Love fb (346 comments)

Facebook was never a "unique" idea. It was successful viral spam effort. Does anyone remember? It got its first viral thrust as a SPAM email sent out to a stolen database of students!

about 2 years ago
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Facebook Faces High-Level Staff Exodus

Conspire Re:Love fb (346 comments)

FB did not change my life. FB did not change anyone's life that I know of. FB is a major number pumper. I guess at least 20% probably a lot more of the "active accounts" are fake.. Even more so are people that only use it to look at pics grandkids sent them. FB is run by a guy with zero scruples. FB entire strategy relies on them selling your personal data to advertisers in one way or another. Should be called "FaceCrook" FB is a major fad, yet slowly running out of steam. When the real attrition starts, it will deflate quickly and like many on this thread state "will become a news site" I don't know anyone who "loves facebook" anymore. I'm surprised you are so behind the times and so in love with it!

about 2 years ago
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Google To Start Punishing Pirate Sites In Search Results

Conspire Google turns policeman (294 comments)

Orwell rolls around in his grave....Google becomes a copyright cop. I wonder what "wink wink" deal this was tacked onto with the studios.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Jump Back Into Programming?

Conspire Best way is..... (247 comments)

With a pogo stick

about 2 years ago
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The Cost To 'Promote' a Facebook Post: $200 To $500

Conspire The air is gushing out of the balloon (117 comments)

Well I called FB stock at 10$ by the end of the year. Let's see if I hit the nail on the head.

about 2 years ago
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Should Developers Support Windows Phone 8?

Conspire Its all about market share, and MS history (345 comments)

Microsoft has a history of failure in the phone market, period. Look at any forecast, and Microsoft is not expected to get a decent size of the global handset market. They continue to pump the money in thinking money solves everything. I don't think they can get back market share, there is just too much momentum for APPL and Android in the space. The entire Nokia deal is just plan silly. I don't even know anyone that uses a Nokia smartphone (although still know lots that have the 20$ backup cheap nokia symbian phone). Everyone I know has a smartphone, everyone. And not one Nokia. The only place I've ever seen them is on store shelves and at trade shows, I can't even remember seeing an actual end user with one in their hand in public. Windows mobile 8 will continue that path, while APPL and Android eat up the marketplace.

The reasons are simple, just ask yourself "do I want Microsoft on my phone?". Yes, there is the answer. No. Nobody does. Microsoft became "uncool" long long ago. Nobody wants an uncool phone.

Microsoft missed the one boat that could have maybe just maybe gave them a fast start in the marketplace, they could have purchased RIM. They could of done away with the old timer brand "windows" for a smartphone, and used "Blackberry". Fact is, when people think about Windows they think about an antiquated PC, not some latest and greatest gotta have it smartphone. Add to the fact that Windows has very little, if any, brand loyalty. People don't feel connected to Windows as something that is a good brand. They think of it as the commodity PC, exactly the monopoly that Microsoft built, and profited from since inception.

The veeps at MS need someone cool to step through the door and get through their thick skulls that "Microsoft, Windows, Windows Mobile, Office" will never be "cool" brands. The brand will always be kind of like "Hormel" in the food space. Even if they did everything right and created the best smartphone OS out there, the masses don't want to be carrying a "Hormel Phone"

about 2 years ago
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Facebook Launches App Center With Over 600 Apps

Conspire What class management (55 comments)

So, the company wants to enter into the app market against Apple and Google. Yeah that's an easy one. I give this a 9 out of 10 chance of failure in the short to mid run. This reminds me of Microsoft entering the phone market. Such a brash, so full of ego, "we are gonna take over" kind of approach to a market that is well already.....crowded. It is like a strategy designed around the press release to drive retail investors to the stock, its a borderline scam. How could management really think they can win that market. There is no innovation There is no competitive or comparative or economic or platform advantage in their plan. It is a plan vanilla "me too" play, only weaker because its on others' OS and platforms. This stock is going to continue tanking. This type of strategy is a red flag to the high probability that the management and board have no idea how to capitalize on their "registered user base". No clue. They are clutching at air now. Nokia could not get it right. Microsoft could not get it right. RIM is struggling. Motorola is all but a brand. Hey how many people are using their "Samsung Market" or "Sony Market". FB thinks they are smarter than those guys because they had a viral photo and drivel social networking site and the biggest IPO (cough *ponzi* cough) in social networking history? They think they can drive the smartphone market with games, crowding out Google and Apple? What is their expected market share in two years? This is destined for failure. Stock at 10$ by end of year? Could be single digits if they keep coming up with plans like this.

more than 2 years ago
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Where Are All the High-Resolution Desktop Displays?

Conspire HD (565 comments)

HD killed the mass market for higher and high definition displays. All the notebooks, even desktop displays no longer had to fight over resolutions, they all just went "HD". and hence the mass market settled on 'HD". The display makers were pleased, they could finally stop building new production lines every time DPI went up every 6 months before they got their capex back. The laptop makers were pleased, they could stop worrying about competing on display resolution in the mass market and spam out "HD" or even "HD Ready" on everything (HD Ready was SD with HDMI input...what a scam in itself". There are some interesting articles about how this phenomena killed the race for higher DPI displays in the mass market. Its been going on for years, the longest stagnation in the display mass market since the introduction of the PC to the masses............

more than 2 years ago
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Is Facebook Working On a Smartphone?

Conspire Facebook and HTC (160 comments)

Well, I ditched my HTC when Galaxy IIs came out. I loved the phone except.....could not get rid of facebook app without rooting the phone. So, switched to Samsung and rooted the HTC and gave it to the Ms. Facebook options chain started trading today. STock is down almost 5% already. There will be a huge scramble to produce a "plan", and I'm sorry a crappy app for a crappy service tied to a really cheesy brand is not going to save the farm here.

more than 2 years ago

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