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A Timely Revision of Elop's "Burning Platform" Memo

Mr_DW Re:It's all Elops fault. No really he caused BB to (144 comments)

You seem to confusing hindsight and foresight. Everyone knew what Elop and Microsoft were doing from the very beginning. This is definitely not a case of everyone figuring it out after the fall.

So, since it was so obvious. What should Nokia done? Stick with their internal OSes that weren't competitive? Move to Android and be a me too? Started from scratch, again? Everyone seems to want to pretend Nokia was in a good place and THEN Elop came along. His memo was stupid (in that he should have known it would get out and would have horrible side effects). But it wasn't wrong. They were in a bad place and the projected trend numbers seemed likely at the time. So what did they do so wrong at the time? Or are you just saying because Elop is Elop it followed that it must have been M$' plan to take over Nokia, just cause. And that's the part I'm missing?

about a year ago
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A Timely Revision of Elop's "Burning Platform" Memo

Mr_DW It's all Elops fault. No really he caused BB too! (144 comments)

Life is wonderful with hindsight. But look around. This market had an incredible shift happen to it in an amazingly short amount of time. Maybe Elop caused the cratering of Nokia. But then again, even companies that were, without a doubt, trying to survive cratered in the same time (Blackberry for instance).

about a year ago
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Why Is Microsoft Setting More Money On Fire With Surface 2?

Mr_DW Re:XBOX? (616 comments)

...(I really hope they have).

Of course you do... your commenting in Slashdot.

about a year ago
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Nokia's Elop Set To Receive $25 Million Bonus After Acquisition

Mr_DW Re:Shill alert (196 comments)

Before anyone bothers to carefully craft a response to the poster above, have a look at his comment history: this is one of the clearest examples of a Microsoft shill that I've ever seen on Slashdot.

If you were honest you would have put: "Before anyone bothers to engage in a reasoned debate *I* shall step in with an ad hominem attack and show how my thoughts are superior over this loser. You know because I don't actually have the ability to debate them. " Sad!

about a year ago
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CSS Zen Garden Turns 10

Mr_DW Re:CSS is Awesome (37 comments)

I LOVED CSS Zen Garden. Such a mind opening site for it's time!!!

about a year ago
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Is Google Glass Too Nerdy For the Mainstream?

Mr_DW Re:Not just fashion (533 comments)

1. Old ladies and kids in school give a shit about gossip. No one else.

But if they point a camera at me in public I'm going to lose it? Wow...

2. Even today, walk up to anyone in public, point a camera right at them, and see what happens.

Even today walk right up into someones face and see what happens. See? It's a bogus analogy.

Whether you like it or not, you ~cannot~ blatantly film someone against their will, whether they are in public or not. If there are laws that say you can, then those laws ~will~ change..if only to protect people like you from themselves.

Over one hundred years of it happening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozXvAIOtifE). Your right, someday people are going to make laws to *protect* themselves from being ignorant of the english language (see the word PUBLIC). Oh wait, that must mean... I guess you ~CAN~ "blatantly film someone" in.... wait for it... *public*.

Do you seriously ever envision a scenario wherein a cop stands there and tells people they have to let you film them whether they like it or not? If anything, you would be arrested for creating a disturbance.

Do you seriously ever envision a scenario wherein a cop stands there and tells people they have to let you walk down the street whether they like it or not? Most people can.... know why? 'Cause your in *PUBLIC*

Have you ever noticed how on many newscasts, peoples faces in the background are blurred? Have you ever wondered why?

Yes, have you? Check out private use vs for profit use.

about a year ago
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Is Google Glass Too Nerdy For the Mainstream?

Mr_DW Re:Not just fashion (533 comments)

And surveillance cameras are typically far away from the subjects and also not recording audio.

So your just quibling over the extent of the recording? If so then I propose that the quality/abilities of those cameras are going to improve with time.

They also don't follow you around or go into bathrooms either.

No that's what portable cameras are for. Oh oh and hidden cameras. But of course our society doesn't deem the bathroom to be public for recording. So your argument is weak.

about a year ago
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Is Google Glass Too Nerdy For the Mainstream?

Mr_DW Re:Not just fashion (533 comments)

Yes, I'm recorded pretty often in public by surveillance cameras, but those don't store the video for very long and...

This is just a guess by you. You don't actually know how long a random security tape willl be stored.
Nor do you know if it is being posted to the internet.

..., much more importantly, aren't all sending their videos to Google.

Again this is just an opinion formed in ignorance; since you don't know the specifics of the camera's watching you.

The single centralized collection of surveillance videos is the privacy issue with Google Glass.

Then stop complaining about google glasses and start fighting to keep videos taken in *public* off the internet.

about a year ago
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Is Google Glass Too Nerdy For the Mainstream?

Mr_DW Re:Not just fashion (533 comments)

Do you seriously think there is any similarity between someone seeing/hearing something with their eyes/ears vs. someone going around possibly recording everything and then possibly "sharing" any or all of it with the entire Internet and in a way that can be indexed, aggregated, identified, and with no limit to how long it is stored or controlled?

1. Yes there is a similarity. It's called gossip.
2. Your in *public* not "private". So your desire for "privacy" in *public* is ignorant.
3. You are recorded all the time NOW. Just because they don't point out the camera(s) does not mean you are free from being recorded. And the recording can be shared anyway they want (relative to this discussion)... why? Because you are in *PUBLIC*!

about a year ago
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EU To Vote On Proposal That Could Ban All Online Pornography

Mr_DW Re:if it's all about women's protection... (853 comments)

Atheist males have more rights than Christian males. It's called the Separation of Church and State (which is not Constitutional, or even in the Bill of Rights, whether it's right or wrong, I won't debate today).

Why did you implicitly separate the first ten amendments to the Constitution from the rest of the body of work, as it applies to law?
Also why does everyone being barred from making laws for their religion only benefit the atheist?
I'm not looking for a debate. I'm trying to unpack your choice of words.

about a year and a half ago
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SimCity 5: How Not To Design a Single Player Game

Mr_DW Re:Wrong lesson. (569 comments)

Yes you can. I've been on private servers. Just because Blizzard says it breaks the *rules* doesn't mean you "can't" do something. So I guess we can draw that parallel.

about a year and a half ago
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Judge Rules Defense Can Use Trayvon Martin Tweets

Mr_DW did you forget who the defendant was? (848 comments)

Okay so you say "Time to update the Miranda warning to include: 'Anything you Tweet or post can and will be held against you in a court of law'?'"' And FTFH "Judge Debra S. Nelson said Martin's Twitter, Facebook and school records were relevant in the self-defense case." Miranda is for the accused. Basically your snide comment makes your headline look dumb.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

Mr_DW slackware (867 comments)

slackware -> red hat -> gentoo -> ubuntu -> suse -> ubuntu -> windows (desktop)/CentOS(servers)

about 2 years ago
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The Linux-Proof Processor That Nobody Wants

Mr_DW Re:oversimplified (403 comments)

Wasn't that when Linus was working for Transmeta? The x86-clone manufacturer that didn't make it?

Wow! A personal attack on him. That's your reply?. I thought better of you. And in case you think it's not... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_assassination and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem YES implying Linus only said something because he was paid by Transmeta is a personal attack which you used to deflect the question being presented to you.

about 2 years ago
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Nokia Aborts Meltemi Linux-Based Feature Phone

Mr_DW Re:Double down on black (105 comments)

You sound like Nokia was fine before this M$ deal. If that's really what you thought I think you should review their history. They had flubbed all the advantages they had held. What do you think they should have done? Got out a device based on Linux (which they already hadn't been able to make work for years, for whatever reason). Or do you think android would have saved them?

more than 2 years ago
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It Costs $450 In Marketing To Make Someone Buy a $49 Nokia Lumia

Mr_DW Re:Subsidized price (363 comments)

Even most of the things you disagree with you make excuses for or say are opinion, which is basically Stockholm Syndrome.

Nice. Either we agree with you or we are just poor deluded fools. Nice circular reasoning there!

more than 2 years ago
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It Costs $450 In Marketing To Make Someone Buy a $49 Nokia Lumia

Mr_DW Re:Subsidized price (363 comments)

You are either a class A shill or you don't even own a Windows Phone at all.

I know I'm not a shill and I own an HTC Trophy. I responded to the orginal list and while I can't verify all the items that he listed; I can say that the original 121 have significant issues and flat out FALSE info in it. I know it's false because I bothered to check it on my phone, you should too.

more than 2 years ago
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It Costs $450 In Marketing To Make Someone Buy a $49 Nokia Lumia

Mr_DW Re:Subsidized price (363 comments)

I considered buying a Lumia 900 since they are practically giving them away now but after reading this, no freaking way and I'll be sure to steer my friends far away too.

You run away from something because you heard something bad about it on the interwebs 0_o? I smell B.S.

more than 2 years ago

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