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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

Plumpaquatsch Re:define (290 comments)

I addressed it squarely. Advertisers don't get information from Google, but don't complain (much) because Google is so effective at targeting.

Yawn. http://adage.com/article/digital/amazon-apple-catch-a-break-madison-ave/291724/ "Apple might come out ahead of its competitors on data, if it would share. "It's one of the best in terms of data quality and accuracy but I think Google is a little more open," said Dan Grigorovici, co-founder of mobile-ad firm AdMobius, "

I repeat: Apple has better data, and Google shares more of it.

2 days ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

Plumpaquatsch Re:define (290 comments)

You haven't even come close to addressing my point.

4 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

Plumpaquatsch Re:I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

Oh, look, another dude who thinks can twist my words. The world is overflowing with your likes.

And I thought Android winning? Yeah, the world is full of people who are not as dumb as you are. Deal with it.

4 days ago
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Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

Plumpaquatsch Re:First (207 comments)

Who cares about performance anymore.

People who want a better phone and aren't marketing for Apple.

Only on Slashdot they can turn the fact that the Iphone 6 bumped the iPhone 5s from spot one to spot two, while still beating the now spot 3 by being only a little less than twice as fast into a slam on the performance.

Oh, and one thing the surprised-by-the-result article doesn't understand is that they completely ignored that Apple's goal was to increase performance durably and not just for the first few minutes of demand, followed by a large drop afterwards.

5 days ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

Plumpaquatsch Re:define (290 comments)

They are paying with their personal data, which Google hoards and then sells to third parties.

Google doesn't sell or otherwise share data with third parties. Google uses it to decide who to show third-party ads to.

Let's put it this way: advertisers have complained that Apple doesn't share enough private data with them. They never had the same complaints about Google.

Advertisers absolutely have complained that Google doesn't provide them with information about users.

Sure - they just keep it a secret. I certainly can't find anything at Google - unlike the stories about Apple.

5 days ago
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UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

Plumpaquatsch Re:Dynamic CO2 Absorption (427 comments)

Except if you look at the data, it absorbed about half of human CO2 emissions *throughout* history, including recent history:

/quote> And again "recent history".

5 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

Plumpaquatsch Re:I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

Yeah, but that, apparently, is not because everyone wants it, it's because people can't afford iPhones. That's what Apple fans say, anyway.

So people like you say Android is cheap trash.

5 days ago
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Ozone Layer Recovering But Remains Threatened

Plumpaquatsch Re:lol (59 comments)

You do realize hat ozone depletion and global warming have literally NOTHING to do with each other right?

One is a build up of CFCs due to things like aerosols. The other is build up of CO2 due to things like burning coal.

I hope you're just trolling...

Actually, CFCs are also highly potent greenhouse gases.

about a week ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

Plumpaquatsch Re:Really? (290 comments)

I hear Bing is doing quite well, getting hundreds of millions of searches every day for "google" by people who don't know how to change their home page. Apparently they also get a lot for "google.com" from people who don't know what an address bar is.

Gee, I heard the same thing happens at Google itself. So what's your point, that people who want to use Google aren't the brightest bunch?

about a week ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

Plumpaquatsch Re:define (290 comments)

They are paying with their personal data, which Google hoards and then sells to third parties.

Google doesn't sell or otherwise share data with third parties. Google uses it to decide who to show third-party ads to.

Let's put it this way: advertisers have complained that Apple doesn't share enough private data with them. They never had the same complaints about Google.

about a week ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

Plumpaquatsch Re:Who the fuck (222 comments)

Riiiight those camping out all night make real money lol Ok you got me I believe what you say anonymous rich guy.

The only people camping outside are people who want to promote their apps to the reporters interviewing the people who camp outside.

about a week ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

Plumpaquatsch Re:Oh, but it does. You can't make a backup (222 comments)

The people who ask you for help have a real problem - they actually believe you aren't full of shit. Not a single thing you claim is even remotely true.

about a week ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

Plumpaquatsch Re:I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

"People" also want shitty SOAPs, crappy entertainment and retarded music. Your point being?

That Android is market leader.

about a week ago
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UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

Plumpaquatsch Re:Talking Point (427 comments)

The existence of an outlier in noisy data is NOT THE SAME THING as ending a trend. The trendline for the last 15 years is flat. http://cosmoscon.com/2013/03/1... gives some pictures so I don't have to.

By the last 15 years you mean "The 15 years from 1998 till (January) 2013". That is actually missing the last 1.5 years. Not to mention that it starts in the cherry picker's most favorite year. That sure was a good year for cherries.

about a week ago
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UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

Plumpaquatsch Re:Dynamic CO2 Absorption (427 comments)

Historically, about half of the pollution from human sources has been absorbed by the oceans and by terrestrial plants

Interesting. That means that as human emissions have increased, so have the CO2 sinks....so back when we were emitting 2x, the environment magically knew to absorb 1x, and now that we're emitting 20x, it absorbs 10x.

Here's the question - if the CO2 capacity of our sinks is upwards of 10x today, why did it only absorb 1x when we emitted less?

Here's a hint: "Historically" means "not anymore".

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Plumpaquatsch Re:No comments here yet... (471 comments)

Their iPhone is stolen from Sony's blue-prints, for example.

I saw this a while back and the similarity is certainly striking. It raises the question as to why Sony hasn't seen the same success as Apple, if the iPhone is a mere copy of Sony's design.

Maybe because that's a fairytale made up by Samsung and constantly repeated by people who either get paid by Samsung or are simply too dumb to think for themselves.

about a week ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

Plumpaquatsch Re:Where are these photos? (336 comments)

There is no such thing as a "convicted monopolist", convictions only happen in criminal courts.

And as including the web browser in the OS formed the very basis of the anti-trust action, my point stands - some people would prefer that Windows would come unable to handle the web out of the box, so why should photos be more important?

And again people ignore the history behind this.

the Department of Justice opened its own investigation on August 21 of that year, resulting in a settlement on July 15, 1994 in which Microsoft consented not to tie other Microsoft products to the sale of Windows but remained free to integrate additional features into the operating system. In the years that followed, Microsoft insisted that Internet Explorer (which, in addition to OEM versions of Windows 95, appeared in the Plus! Pack sold separately[2][3]) was not a product but a feature which it was allowed to add to Windows, although the DOJ did not agree with this definition.

The people preferred them not to bundle because they agreed not to bundle.

about two weeks ago
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Hitachi Developing Reactor That Burns Nuclear Waste

Plumpaquatsch Re:Good (200 comments)

Not a problem if Japan can just its own waste. If it works, everybody else will want one of these reactors too. What the US or Russia tthinkf pf this will be of no consequence.

Most transuranic nuclear waste comes from making plutonium weapons - which Japan doesn't do AFAAK. Nor do all but a handful of states - if that many. The rest comes from the ca. 1% of spent nuclear fuel from NPPs that is transuranic - and that is almost completely Plutonium and will be taken out of that sliver anyway if reprocessed.

about two weeks ago
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Radioactive Wild Boars Still Roaming the Forests of Germany

Plumpaquatsch Re:For a country so good at engineering... (212 comments)

Also I'm sure that idiot Merkel decided to close all their nuclear power stations because she thought they'd get nice cheap gas from russia. Hmm, wonder how thats working out for her now...

At the peak, German nuclear generation was 133 TWh in 2011. Since then, German renewables generation has grown from 47 TWh/year to 178 TWh/year, Germany can now meet demand without any nuclear and without additional gas imports.

I'm sorry the facts broke your narrative.

Why do I get this funny feeling that the "178 TWh/year" figure is from the rated capacity factors and not the actual production?

Why do I get the funny feeling you believe nuclear power runs at (or anywhere near) 100% of rated capacity?

about two weeks ago

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German intelligence employee arrested on suspicion of spying for US on Bundestag

Plumpaquatsch Plumpaquatsch writes  |  about 2 months ago

Plumpaquatsch (2701653) writes "Deutsche Welle report:"A member of Germany’s foreign intelligence agency has been detained for possibly spying for the US. The 31-year-old is suspected of giving a US spy agency information about a parliamentary inquiry of NSA activities. During questioning, the suspect reportedly told investigators that he had gathered information on an investigative committee from Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag. The panel is conducting an inquiry into NSA surveillance on German officials and citizens; yesterday an ex-staffer told it the NSA was 'totalitarian' mass collector of data."
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Deutsche Telekom begins distributing nano-SIM card

Plumpaquatsch Plumpaquatsch writes  |  about 2 years ago

Plumpaquatsch (2701653) writes "After a protracted battle between Apple, Nokia, RIM and Motorola Mobility earlier this year about the design of a new nano-SIM (subscriber identity module), Apple was the victor and is widely expected to use the new design in the next-generation iPhone. German website iFun.de is reporting that carrier Deutsche Telekom has begun distribution of nano-SIMs to partners in anticipation of the launch of a new iPhone."
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Appeals court upholds Apple victory in Cover Flow patent case

Plumpaquatsch Plumpaquatsch writes  |  about 2 years ago

Plumpaquatsch (2701653) writes "Apple has once again been cleared of infringing on patents held by Mirror Worlds.

In a ruling posted today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, the court upheld (PDF) a lower court decision from April 2011, which sided with Apple.

Mirror Worlds originally accused Apple of infringing on its patents with features included in its Mac OS X operating systems going back to 10.4 "Tiger," as well as in its iOS devices including the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. The company, which was founded by Yale University computer-science professor David Gelernter, took aim at Apple's Cover Flow, Spotlight, and Time Machine features made available on devices running various iterations of that software."

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Journals

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Germany has passed Peak Pirate

Plumpaquatsch Plumpaquatsch writes  |  about a year ago

After their successes in 2012, getting seats in all state elections (with 7-9% of the votes), the German Pirate Party again dropped far below the "5% hurdle" in both the state elections in Bavaria and Hesse as well as the federal elecion of Germany. It looks like that even despite the NSA scandal, the Pirates lost a lot of votes to the newcomer Euro-skeptic "Alternative für Deutschland" - who got more than twice the votes of the Pirates, while still not gaining any seats.

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