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Popular Android Apps Full of Bugs: Researchers Blame Recycling of Code

Desler Re:What did you expect would happen (130 comments)

These are apps people have to choose to install and run. How do they have zero control when they chose to install them?

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Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"

Desler Re:I sometimes wonder (142 comments)

Because you think they wouldn't game this? Corporations never collude or anything, right?

3 days ago
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Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"

Desler Re:Legacy Systems. (142 comments)

How is it a non-sequitur to point out previous expenses failures that they've been the head contractor for? Also, this is far from being their only IT-related disaster either. So again I ask: You've never worked with or for Lockheed have you? They can't properly finish projects in the same scope with costs many times this one.

3 days ago
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Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"

Desler Re:Missing Key Information (142 comments)

As opposed to the same thing that happens developing commercial software? Changing requirements, scope creep, etc. is just par for the course in ALL software development.

3 days ago
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Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"

Desler Re:Legacy Systems. (142 comments)

Never worked for or with Lockheed, eh? Or maybe never heard of the F35?

3 days ago
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Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"

Desler Re:Yeah right, "diability claims" (142 comments)

How dare you bring facts into this. People on SSI are mooches living the highlife off of the backs of the hardworking. Rush Limbaugh said so so that's that.

3 days ago
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Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"

Desler Re:Call me (142 comments)

Yeah but first you need $200 million to lobby for the contracts.

3 days ago
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Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"

Desler Re:Yeah right, "diability claims" (142 comments)

Yeah and the welfare system was plagued by welfare queens. Oh wait that was just over dramatized fiction from Reagan. No different than your story. There are always people trying to cheat stuff but statistically it's not as large a group of people as right-wingers want us to believe.

4 days ago
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Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"

Desler Re:Cue blaming the contractor ... (142 comments)

Especially since Lockheed has a history of these expensive blunders.

4 days ago
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Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"

Desler Re:Racked by delays...? (142 comments)

Rack had been used as an alteration of wrack since 1592 according to Merriam-Webster. You're a few hundred years late to the party.

4 days ago
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Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"

Desler Re:Cue blaming the contractor ... (142 comments)

And why shouldn't they be blamed? These large contracting companies are largely incompetent. They get business by lobbying not competency.

4 days ago
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GOG.com Announces Linux Support

Desler Re:Great! Now when are they going to get them free (80 comments)

It's a great move, but we're not done yet. ID Software released (at one time) the source to older titles. Why can't GOG do/push for that too? Or are they?

And what leverage do you think they hold over the game companies to make such a demand?

4 days ago
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Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA

Desler Re:At least they're open about it. (109 comments)

It's a public disgrace not to, that's why.

Wow so you are that naïve. Amazing.

(also, I find your knee-jerk cynicism only fitting for an american talking about matters in the Netherlands.)

Says the guy being ass fucked by his government and trying to pretend that they actually care about him. Stockholm syndrome must be nice. If they cared about listening to the regular person they wouldn't be doing what they're doing.

4 days ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

Desler Re:original title (290 comments)

He made his point. Whine on your own blog.

about a week ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

Desler Re:...The hell? (290 comments)

And if he wants to ramble on about it he can get a blog.

about a week ago

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Apple App Store claimed to be infested with 'zombie software'

Desler Desler writes  |  about 2 years ago

Desler (1608317) writes "In what will possibly take some wind out of the sails of Apple's trumpeted iOS app count, mobile analytics firm Adeven has published a study saying that 2/3rds of all software on the App Store are 'zombies:

Zombies may provide a perennial source of material for mobile games, but no developer actually wants their app to be the walking dead. Nonetheless, according to new mobile analytics and ad verification firm Adeven, that’s what almost two-thirds of the iOS App Store constitutes.
The Berlin company’s Apptrace tool launches on Tuesday and as a result it’s showing off several stats as a way of strutting its stuff. The most interesting one is the revelation that around 400,000 App Store apps get no downloads, are invisible to users and have no ranking.

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Nokia shareholder revolt on Windows Phone 7 was a

Desler Desler writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Desler (1608317) writes "The recently publicized revolt of "nine Nokia shareholders" has been revealed to be a hoax. From the Seattle pi:


Hoax of the week: A group of nine Nokia shareholders have, after one day, abandoned their effort to oust new CEO Stephen Elop and minimize a new partnership with Microsoft to make Windows Phone 7 the main platform for Nokia smart phones.
Turns out, there never were any renegade shareholders. In a tweet today, the person behind the “Nokia Plan B” that grabbed headlines in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and ZDNet, wrote that “there are no ‘nine young investors,’ just one very bored engineer who really likes his iPhone.

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Rogue Nokia Investors Call it quits

Desler Desler writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Desler (1608317) writes "It seems that after only 36 hours of publicity the "rogue" investors have called it quits:

After reviewing the feedback we’ve received from investors on our Plan B, we have decided not to carry on with it. In the last 36 hours we were contacted by hundreds of individual shareholders (owning anywhere from 10 to 400,000 Nokia shares) pledging to support us by proxy voting or by personally attending the AGM. Nevertheless, the responses that we received from institutional investors were not encouraging. These institutions have a fiduciary responsibility to their customers and are legally bared from supporting radical initiatives like seating a bunch of kids on the board of directors. If they do not agree with Nokia’s plans, they are better off simply divesting and putting their money in other companies that better fit their investing strategy (which is exactly what they have been doing).

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