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As Crypto Mining Grows, Data Centers Begin Accepting Bitcoin

PrimeNumber Also right down the road... (94 comments) Google Fiber. Funny how it also happened to chose this same area as one of the places to run its free fiber service.
Do no evil my ass.

about 4 months ago

Google Rumored To Be Making 3D-Scanning Tablets

PrimeNumber Re:Bad quality compared to existing lowcost soluti (55 comments)

But its Google, so all of its fanboys in the tech press will shill the hell out it. Kind of like when Google announced it created its groundbreaking contact lenses -- they were actually developed at Microsoft, yet only a few journalists bothered to report that fact. Far easier to be a Google cheerleader.

Google is getting too fucking invasive and creepy. Larry Page stated he wanted access to everybody's health records. Screw that.

Hell I trust Microsoft far more than I do Google now, and that says something. This from an old-school Linux guy whose been around long enough to remember the days you had to check NIC chipsets before buying 'em because they needed to be compatible with Linux's tulip drivers. Google is the new Microsoft, but with a far better PR department.

about 4 months ago

HP Makes More Money, Cuts 16,000 Jobs

PrimeNumber Re:Printer Ink (288 comments)

That was the first company Carly screwed up Lucent (Bell labs), the second was HP. Meg Whitman has a similar story, and has Marissa Mayer: They are overrated female "tech" CEO's getting press because they happened to start their careers by being lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time.

Meanwhile, all of the real technical women that crank out good code everyday get ignored.

about 4 months ago

Wine On Android Starts Allowing Windows Binaries On Android/ARM

PrimeNumber Re:ARM executables? (140 comments)

For every crappy half-arsed app on RT, there's a thousand better naive Android apps.

Good luck finding them.

about 7 months ago

The Climate of Middle-Earth

PrimeNumber Mordor... (163 comments)

East TX (think Houston) would be more appropriate, as it is truly a subtropical climate. West Texas is semi arid.

about 9 months ago

Microsoft's NSA 'Transparency' Push Remains Pretty Opaque

PrimeNumber Only Microsoft? (90 comments)

Replace "Microsoft" with the name of any company that suddenly got religion and is now working so hard to protect our privacy. How long did it take Google to finally get around using https and secure logins? A long fucking time, but we can't say anything about Google - because they do nifty shit like flying WiFi balloons in Africa. Meanwhile, Bill Gates is on the ground giving billions to eradicate disease -- something that actually improves peoples' lives in a meaningful way. But we still have to slam Microsoft, because Billy boy and his minions are so evil.

None of the major IT companies gave a rats ass about user privacy until Snowden leaked his information. FFS -- enough with the slamming Microsoft shit already, the 90's have been over for a long time now. Go back to trolling on The Verge or Apple Insider.

about 9 months ago

SpaceX Launch Achieves Geostationary Transfer Orbit

PrimeNumber Re:Biased Media Coverage (131 comments)

Maybe the idea of a self made guy building his own rocket company from the ground up and successfully competing against entrenched corporations makes for a compelling human interest story.

It sure as hell piques my interest.

about 9 months ago

How Snapchat Could March Startups Right Off the Cliff, Lemming-Style

PrimeNumber The new (143 comments)

How many photo sharing apps do smart phones need? Remember what happened the last time we saw insane valuations for silly companies like this?

about 10 months ago

You're Only As Hirable As Your Google+ Circles

PrimeNumber Re:Remind me (195 comments)

The place smart people go to get away from Tea Party gif spam on Facebook.

about 10 months ago

Inmates Program Logistics App For Prison

PrimeNumber Re:Teaching Software Development (98 comments)

Odd you should mention that, but that is what I really think the cuts to welfare are intended to do. More reasons to place more people in prison.

about 10 months ago

Bill Gates: Internet Will Not Save the World

PrimeNumber Re:True (247 comments)

Not only that, with Zuckerberg it is business disguised as altruism. The reason he really wants people online is because he wants their eyeballs on a Facebook feed.
Think of Gates however you want, but I personally think he deserves a huge amount of credit for doing real charity work.

about 10 months ago

Should Google Get Aggressive About Monetizing Android?

PrimeNumber Re:The summary is pure flamebait (168 comments)

Not only was Motorola a money loser, Android loses money in other ways. Microsoft lovesAndroid. Not as much as Windows Phone, but because it gets patent royalties on every Android phone sold.

about a year ago

Should Google Get Aggressive About Monetizing Android?

PrimeNumber Re:They do (168 comments)

Sure now. But as we have seen countless times in the past, all it takes is changing the TOS and you are screwed. When times get harder for Google as it will, because it eventually happens to every tech company, see how long that policy lasts.
This is the same Google that tried to monetize everyones photos less than a week ago, and backed down (this time) because it pissed off so many people.
Google is great at promoting the rainbows and unicorn bullshit, I am just surprised so many still fall for it.

about a year ago

Should Google Get Aggressive About Monetizing Android?

PrimeNumber That is what G+ is for... (168 comments)

This is the ultimate objective of Google+, reducing the number of independant blogs and websites with G+ blogs and pages so keep margins high. With less independent bloggers and websites, ad revenue for these pages will shrink, and Google makes more money.
It is also why people like Mike Elgan and Robert Scoble shill the fuck out of everything Google does, because they know which way the wind is blowing. They are both full of shit, but they didn't get to where they are by not playing well with the big dogs. In return they get free shit from people, web hits and paid speaking gigs, and get to pretend like they are important.
I liked Google much more before they became scumbags like Facebook. Now you can't login to Gmail without it wanting you to create a Google plus account, want your phone number and other contact details. This behaviour along with sharing the email and contact lists to the NSA, getting caught lying about it, now trying to act like a good guy and lobby congress to protect privacy. If Google cared so much about users' privacy they would have lobbied before the Snowden leak.

about a year ago

Swartz-Designed Whistleblower Tool "SecureDrop" Launched

PrimeNumber Re:How does it work? (79 comments)

Yes you are correct, which is why I am astounded people continually recommend Tor as if it is a privacy panacea.

about a year ago

Swartz-Designed Whistleblower Tool "SecureDrop" Launched

PrimeNumber Sounds good. (79 comments)

...but in reality it still sucks because the NSA will be continue to log and sniff all traffic between the host and web site.

about a year ago

Google Pressure Cookers and Backpacks: Get a Visit From the Feds

PrimeNumber Re: Refuse the search? (923 comments)

Falafels are OK though, just ask Bill O'Reilly. *snicker*

about a year ago



State of the Nook Developer Program:#DIV/0!

PrimeNumber PrimeNumber writes  |  more than 3 years ago

PrimeNumber writes "A sad, sorry, story of the Nook Color Development program & how members have been clamoring for information on API specifics, yet are given no real information or are ignored completely. The author suggests rooting the Nook to use as a cheap stock Android development platform."
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