Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Small Restaurant Out-Maneuvers Yelp In Reviews War

Noah Haders Re:Given the disconnect (108 comments)

or a grumpy local restauranteur looking to harass local competitors.

3 hours ago
top

Small Restaurant Out-Maneuvers Yelp In Reviews War

Noah Haders Re:brilliant way to hide the genuine bad reviews, (108 comments)

agreed, they sound like DBs. I work with this guy who is french (lived in france from birth through college). he is a total dick, I can't stand him. must be the european way to be dicks.

3 hours ago
top

Small Restaurant Out-Maneuvers Yelp In Reviews War

Noah Haders Re: Redmond, CA ...? (108 comments)

all the old bonch comments where he would submit many of the pro-ms stories and be the first to comment. or just some guy.

3 hours ago
top

Wanxiang May Give 2012's Fisker Karma a Relaunch

Noah Haders Re:selecting an electric car (41 comments)

moms will never get EVs because they have to schlep kids around everywhere and be ready in an emergency to go get the kids. they want real cars not toys. boring dads will commute in them, and say it saves them pennies per mile net.

3 hours ago
top

Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

Noah Haders Re:Apple REULEZ! (372 comments)

nope, not accurate. all he was saying was "I like apple products for these reasons. inb4 n00b". whenever anyone makes a pro-apple comment, it's common for them to be shouted down by people claiming that they are ignorant about technology, or even worse, women.

yesterday
top

Wanxiang May Give 2012's Fisker Karma a Relaunch

Noah Haders Re:Misleading Article Summary (41 comments)

meh. chevy volt technology and rolling chassis. i'm curious to see the bmw i8. it will be more like a hybrid than an EV. small battery pack compared to the volt (7.1 kwh vs. 16.5 kwh). but if you can get a BMW experience with 50+ MPG that will be pretty good for me.

yesterday
top

Wanxiang May Give 2012's Fisker Karma a Relaunch

Noah Haders Re:selecting an electric car (41 comments)

Best present a young couple of recent college grad can give themselves would be an E-car.

Looooooool. Recent college grads do actual interesting things, like go on a road trip or go skiing. EVs are great for dads who drive from home to job day in day out.

yesterday
top

Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

Noah Haders Re:Me too. (372 comments)

An AI milling machine would be awesome. "Hey Siri. Mill me a tool for my art project."

2 days ago
top

Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

Noah Haders Re:Me too. (372 comments)

they also cnc their phones. they made 68 iphones to sell this holiday season. that needs a lot of cncs.

2 days ago
top

Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Noah Haders Re:Sanity... (502 comments)

who mentioned europe? I don't see it anywhere in the thread.

2 days ago
top

Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

Noah Haders Re:Only payments? (325 comments)

You are silly, have silly ideas and i dont say this often, but you really have no place here on Slashdot with this kind of thinking. It is anathema to what we do here.

I'm not sure what to make of this. I agree we were having a silly argument. but I don't see how you can say that there's no place on Slashdot for silly arguments, and it harshes my buzz for you to say that my contributions have not place in "your" Slashdot. its as much mine as yours. it's not like I'm the HOSTS guy or the GNAA guy. I have excellent karma and regularly get +5 comment ratings. so I think my contributions are appreciated.

Do you have any advice on how I can be a better Slashdot community member? I think we should build a space where people are open to discuss different perspectives, and sometimes have silly arguments. just remember, it takes two to have a silly argument.

2 days ago
top

TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

Noah Haders Re:Why does this always happen? (246 comments)

It's better than EncryptoBarn or KeyHaul.

Lol I would totally store my shizz in an encryptobarn.

2 days ago
top

Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

Noah Haders Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (316 comments)

Wasn't there something in the news recently about a Canadian streaming co and Netflix?

2 days ago
top

Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Noah Haders Re:Grim (221 comments)

ok, so given that people are inherently selfish, what is the best way for a society to prevent the spread of disease? cordons are less effective than other options. instead of being absolutists and insisting on an ineffective cordon because we think it's "the way things should be", let's use cheaper, more effective solutions that will slow down the virus and save lives. it's like we're talking about teen abstinence. did you know the regions that are so focused on abstinence-only education have the highest rates of teen pregnancy?

2 days ago
top

Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

Noah Haders Re:Only payments? (325 comments)

Just because YOU fear choice doesnt mean it shouldn't be offered.

I respectfully disagree. think of it in terms of vaccinations. The purpose of a vaccination program is to reduce the potential vectors for disease spreading. if some people don't get vaccinated they become a risk to others. it's kind of like insecure phones like androids. it opens up a vector that puts me at risk because it is potential access to hackers. how long before an android phone is exploited to gain access to bofa or home depot? then we all lose because somebody made a poor phone decision.

2 days ago
top

Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

Noah Haders Re:Jailbreak (325 comments)

I can't judge if macs are better than Linux, and I can't judge if macs are better for everybody because I don't know everybody's heads, but as a longtime windows user I can say that, for me, macs are better than windows. Here's why:

1) macs respect my time. I can't even tell you how much time I've spent futzing with windows computers. It's really hard and messy to uninstall things. drivers for new equipment are usually wrong. a new computer comes with a whole mess of crapware. when I search for the internet for solutions (or new drivers), half the sites I find are trying to get me to download malware. it's a waste of my time to sit down and troubleshoot, and it's a waste of my time to deal with a poorly operating computer that needs troubleshooting.

As a father and a consultant, my free time is extraordinarily valuable. with macs over the past 10 years I have rarely had any problems that sent me to the internet or stopped my work.

2) macs are designed by people who care about their work. I'm the kind of guy that likes to do things well, and hates it when things are done sloppily. I want the other people and things in my life to have the same values. And you have to admit, there's a lot of things about the windows ecosystem that are sloppy. The computers are generally "barely good enough" commodity component crapware-laden bottom barrel cutting corners bs, and you have to admit this is true. a lot of software is super sloppy get-it-out-the-door bug laden with no thought to design or efficient use of resources, let alone security. You have to admit this is true.

for macs, the industrial design of the products is top notch, and the graphical design of the software is top notch. a lot of thought is placed into small details, and I think small details matter. there might be an anaologue on the pc end with sony, but that would only apply to the device, not the user experience.

3): apple respects my privacy. let me preface this by saying I have been wary of google (and facebook) since more than 10 years ago. They give their stuff away because they want to make money on me, by tracking my preferences and habits and using that to advertise to me. That has always made me very uncomfortable. I don't use gmail. I use duck duck go as my search engine. Other people disagree with me, which is their prerogative.

apple is the opposite of this. they make all their money up front, and have no interest/opportunity in my usage. I appreciate this stance. It's true that up until a couple years ago they have been somewhat lax on security. I think this is because historically macs have been immune to viruses due to the inherent secure design (mach kernel, etc) and the user base. So they did not have a culture of explicit security. but they have turned the ship. 2-factor, encryption, local storage. They are also working hard to make the data secure from themselves. Think facetime and imessage.

Here's a caveat, to be fair. Many people who use macs were burned on windows in the 3.1/95/XP/Vista era (remember the I'm a mac, I'm a pc commercials). windows 7 is actually pretty good. still no comparison for me, but give credit where credit is due.

I hope this helps as specific actual reasons why macs are better for me. you may disagree with the points or the points may not apply to you.

2 days ago
top

Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Noah Haders Re:Sanity... (502 comments)

if illegal stuff is in my home, then how could the police know it was there, then came in to get it?

3 days ago
top

Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Noah Haders Re:Sanity... (502 comments)

the whole thread is about the rights of citizens vs. government, and the difference between US and europe. did you not read it?

3 days ago
top

Once Vehicles Are Connected To the Internet of Things, Who Guards Your Privacy?

Noah Haders Re:PHONES YOU IDIOTS (130 comments)

kma

3 days ago

Submissions

top

Google buying satellite constellation network; will watch your every movement

Noah Haders Noah Haders writes  |  about 3 months ago

Noah Haders (3621429) writes "The Wall Street Journal profiles one of Google's recent acquisitions which has implications on mapping, competitive intelligence and even privacy. Skybox Imaging is an intelligence company that by the year 2018 will be able to take satellite imaging to the next level:
By the time its entire fleet of 24 satellites has launched in 2018, Skybox will be imaging the entire Earth at a resolution sufficient to capture, for example, real-time video of cars driving down the highway. And it will be doing it three times a day.
The ability to take such frequent imaging will certainly aid Google's Maps product, but it also opens up a market for competitive intelligence. Skybox says they are already looking at Foxconn every week and are able to pinpoint the next iPhone release based on the density of trucks outside their manufacturing facilities.

Google plans on initially using the technology to improve their Maps product, potentially providing more up-to-date satellite images, but Skybox executives have long term plans for offering their data to outside developers for a fee."

Link to Original Source

Journals

Noah Haders has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>