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Bill Regulating 3D Printed Guns Announced In NYC

DumbMarketingGuy Re:It's incredible to me (322 comments)

Your wife is not hysterical. Be a man and protect her.

about a year ago
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Woz Compares the Cloud and PRISM To Communist Russia

DumbMarketingGuy Re:But can we trust Woz's judgement? (549 comments)

Re: -1 moderation
This account appears to have been singled out for 'special treatment'. It always posts at -1 for some reason I have not been able to fathom. Perhaps it is the fabled 'bitchslap' that Taco used to apply to people with whom he disagreed. Perhaps it is a bug in slashcode. Who knows? I refuse to give up this account as it has such a low UID that it gives me credibility amongst all the non tech-savvy newcomers who have flooded slashdot in recent years.

When you see a six figure UID like mine, (particularly one which is less than 200000) you immediately think "Wow, this guy has been around for a long time, better pay close attention to his nuggets of wisdom", rather than when you see some schmuck with a 7 or even 8 figure UID you just think "n00b".

Anyway I will not stop spreading my knowledge to the masses, even if Taco does want to gag me. I REFUSE to be gagged.

about a year ago
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World's Smallest Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 Module?

DumbMarketingGuy Impressive but the market does not demand it. (42 comments)

I'm sure this is very innovative, and shrinking things down to this scale is an amazing technological feat, but speaking as someone who has a masters degree in Marketing Science, I have to wonder, did these guys do any market research AT ALL?

Form factors of all devices have stagnated over the last few years, there's a limit to how small your cellphone can be for example (see: Zoolander). And in these recession-hit times there are few people who can afford to shell out for the latest and greatest, just for the sake of it. So whilst I wish these guys well, I hope next time they do some market research BEFORE wasting hundreds of millions of dollars on a product nobody asked for.

about a year ago
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Woz Compares the Cloud and PRISM To Communist Russia

DumbMarketingGuy But can we trust Woz's judgement? (549 comments)

After all, here is a guy (who insists on using a juvenile nickname) who had the wool pulled over his eyes by perhaps one of the most successful psychopaths of this and the last century: Steve Jobs. Do you really think this guy is qualified? The analogy would be asking RMS for hygiene tips, or ESR for advice on your sex life.

I would be inclined to take everything this 'Woz' says with a bucket of salt.

about a year ago
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Bill Regulating 3D Printed Guns Announced In NYC

DumbMarketingGuy Re:It's incredible to me (322 comments)

Preach on!! These ignorant motherfuckers are badly in need of some schooling.

about a year ago
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Best Buy To Carve Out Space For Microsoft Stores

DumbMarketingGuy Re:ridiculous logic (214 comments)

Meanwhile, apple user's computers just work, and the poor PC user is bewildered by blue screens of death and dlll conflicts every day.
It's a false economy to go any other route than apple.

about a year ago
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Bill Regulating 3D Printed Guns Announced In NYC

DumbMarketingGuy Re:It's incredible to me (322 comments)

Also typical that this gets auto moderated to -1

about a year ago
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Bill Regulating 3D Printed Guns Announced In NYC

DumbMarketingGuy It's incredible to me (322 comments)

That despite gun ownership being enshrined in the US constitution, that leftists and atieists of all stripes are still hell bend on depriving ordinary people of their right to self defense.

They will be laughing on the other sides of their faces when Obama's storm troopers round them up and ship them to a FEMA camp.

about a year ago
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FAA Wants All Aircraft Flying On Unleaded Fuel By 2018

DumbMarketingGuy Surely diesel would make more sense (366 comments)

It's know to give much higher mpg figures than petrol or kerosine, with much lower emissions.

about a year ago
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Backyard Brains Shows You How to Remote Control a Cockroach (Video)

DumbMarketingGuy Cruelty to animals plain and simple (62 comments)

So it starts with cockroaches, and nobody kicks up too much of a fuss, after all its "only" a cockroach.
This is about Americans demonstrating an utter disregard for God's creations. If you think this sort of thing is "cool" you are a sick, warped individual. This can be compared to the kind of experiments the Nazis did during WW2. This should be stopped NOW.

about a year ago
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Sony's PS4 To Have Less Stringent DRM Than Microsoft's Xbox One

DumbMarketingGuy Re:It is all software, really (509 comments)

Sony seem to be throwing away all their principles in a pathetic attempt to seem 'cooler' than Microsoft.

Speaking as the holder of a masters degree in Marketing Science from a well known institution, I can only assume that they have recruited a whole fresh bunch of newbies to their marketing department. Or they have replaced them with MBAs. (Note to corporations: hiring MBAs is NO SUBSTITUTE for having QUALIFIED MARKETING SCIENTISTS on your payroll) Have they learned nothing from Apple? A walled garden approach with EXTREME DRM is the only way to compete in the modern gaming world. You can argue till you're blue in the face that 'information wants to be free' but if programmers are to have any chance of feeding their familes, strong DRM is the only solution.

I predict Sony will backtrack heavily in the coming weeks/months, and Microsoft (as usual) will laughing all the way to the bank.

about a year ago
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Apple Shows Off New iOS 7, Mac OS X At WWDC

DumbMarketingGuy Re:My Mac Sucks (607 comments)

Or did I ? Do you know who I am?

about a year ago
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The Rails Girls Are Coming to a City Near You (Video)

DumbMarketingGuy Seems a bit sexist to me. (162 comments)

Can you imagine if I set up a 'Rails Whites' group or a 'Rails African Americans' group? This is no different.

about a year ago
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British Foreign Secretary on Surveillance Worries: '"Law Abiding Citizens Have Nothing To Fear"

DumbMarketingGuy Re: Yeah, right! (404 comments)

Is the F-117 Stealth Fighter a 'good thing' then?

Even if you agree with our warmongering activities targeting innocent civilians around the world, the fact that the F117 becomes instantly visible in mild rainfall, and that one was easily shot down with a primitive RPG over the former Yugoslavia should tell you that the whole design process could have benefitted from some transparency. In the same way that Open Source code is mostly bug free due to the many eyes, a bit more transparency could have allowed us to create a much more effective stealth fighter.

Or do you think Open Source code would benefit from being developed behind closed doors in secret?

about a year ago
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Apple Shows Off New iOS 7, Mac OS X At WWDC

DumbMarketingGuy Re:My Mac Sucks (607 comments)

I think I can help here. As I have a masters degree in Marketing Science from a well known institution.

It basically boils down to this: Are you a 'hipster'? Apple have constantly targetted a certain demographic with their hardware, a demographic of people who value form over function, aesthetics over practicality, frivolity over pragmatism. This can be seen in their cringeworthy 'I'm a Mac and I'm a PC' advertising campaign.

To hipsters such as these, the actual technical specs of the computer are the last thing on their mind when they slap down $2000 of their trust fund in their local 'apple store'. All they care about is will it impress the hipster chicks when they whip it out in their local 'artisan' coffee shop.

Which just goes to prove that marketing will alway triumph over technical specifications. (see also: why do people use a pile of shit OS like Windows 8?)

about a year ago
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Apple Shows Off New iOS 7, Mac OS X At WWDC

DumbMarketingGuy Seriously? Is this all they got? (607 comments)

I admit I was not one of those doom-mongers who predicted Apple's demise after the death of Steve Jobs. But it has to be said, this is a very poor show. Where is the next innovative product that will rub Microsoft's face in its own mediocrity? Where is the next iPad?

The AAPL stock price tells a sorry tale. Not long ago there was talk of it hitting $1000, now look at it.

This Tim Cook guy seems to lack the charisma of Steve Jobs. He doesn't have a reality distortion field. Perhaps he should consider at least wearing a black turtleneck?

As a tech-savvy geek who has been reading slashdot since the very early days (as can be seen from my very low UID) - I know my opinions on this subject should be taken very seriously.

Apple - please get your act together.

about a year ago
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China Telco Replaces Cisco Devices Over Security Concerns

DumbMarketingGuy Who Cares? (180 comments)

I have not actually read the fucking article, but with a hurricane headed for New York, the global financial system about to collapse, and a war in the Middle East don't you think there are more important things to worry about than Cisco's Chinese sales performance? Jesus, Get some PRIORITIES!!!

about 2 years ago

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I am back after a brief hiatus

DumbMarketingGuy DumbMarketingGuy writes  |  about a year ago

Just thought I'd check in and see if you guys have come to any conclusion yet on whether Linux is ready for the desktop.

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