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MIT Project Reveals What PRISM Knows About You

Radiophobic Re:Just askin... (221 comments)

That's like equating any kind of social situation to rape by virtue of the fact that people are socializing. Government in and of itself isn't a positive or negative thing. It's what these governments do that matters.

about 9 months ago

Will Users Get a Slice of the "Big Data" Pie?

Radiophobic Re:Damn you Pavlov! (123 comments)

Completely. It s pretty much become a blanket term used by people who don't seem to bother researching something they don't fully understand, but want to complain about it at the same time.

about a year ago

Do Women Make Better Bosses?

Radiophobic Democratic workplace isn't necessarily a good one (403 comments)

I have found more democratic workplaces indicate leadership that have difficulty making decisions, or don't want to be the only people to fall under the buss if something goes wrong.

about 2 years ago

Homeless Student Is Intel Talent Search Semifinalist

Radiophobic Kind of disturbing (464 comments)

I find it pretty disgusting that a student and her family have to rely on homeless shelters for survival in a first world country. They should have social services available that allow families with children to have a consistent place to live.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Blocks Sale of Galaxy Tab 10.1 In Australia

Radiophobic Re:Just go away Apple! (316 comments)

Certainly not innovative. However ipad is a decent product, as evidenced by the fact that none of the competing tablets seem to give users as good an experience. The iphone is good too; it took over two years before someone had made a decent competing smartphone. Google owns this market now, (completely justified, android is an awesome phone OS). I doubt android would be as good as it is now if it wasn't for the fact that they needed to reach the bar that had been raised by the iphone.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Blocks Sale of Galaxy Tab 10.1 In Australia

Radiophobic Re:Yes, I need to see this Galaxy Tab then (316 comments)

Apple doesn't sue someone because they are scared, they sue them because they are a competitor.

more than 2 years ago

Is Twitter Rendered Obsolete By Google+?

Radiophobic Re:Not until Google+ allows pseudonyms (456 comments)

There are plenty of places to use the internet and remain anonymous. Google+ is letting people know that for now, their social network is not one of them. Most people who use social networks use their real name anyway. Google+ might loose out on the interest of the fringe few who insist on being obfuscated in their internet use.

more than 2 years ago

Is Twitter Rendered Obsolete By Google+?

Radiophobic Re:Not until Google+ allows pseudonyms (456 comments)

As far as I see it, with it's requirement for real names Google has essentially taken a first real step to being evil, while Twitter on the other side seems to be a much more open platform that is used by a lot of people that don't want their real names to be known for one reason or another.

How do you come up with that conclusion? That's like a child saying their parents are evil for making them go to bed at a reasonable hour. If you look at all the other social networks, a lot of griefing and spam comes out of people using fake accounts and psuedonyms. Its not impossible to do either of those on google+, but its certainly going to make people less likely to do it. I think griefing and spam is evil. I think that google is perfectly justified to prohibit the use of pseudonyms. Especially since its still in the beta phase, and they are still trying to work with a limited user base.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Announces iCloud and iWork For iOS

Radiophobic Re:iWork for iOS (summary clarification) (201 comments)

Making a presentation on an iphone isn't a good idea at all, but if you end up needing to make some minor adjustments right before a meeting it makes a lot of sense.

more than 2 years ago

35 Million Google Profiles Collected

Radiophobic Easily fixed (151 comments)

by not entering a bunch of information in the first place. People need to read the terms of service, and think about what kind of information they put online.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Promo: a PC and Xbox In Every Dorm Room

Radiophobic Re:Obviously a respons to the Apple promotion (219 comments)

I know someone who is about to buy the lowest rung macbook because they can't afford a better one so they can get the free ipod touch. I offered him my ipod touch in the meantime so he could save up some money and buy a better computer in a year. So yes, people are buying mac's (at least partially) for the ipod.

more than 2 years ago

Apple: an 'App Store' Is Not a Store For Apps

Radiophobic Re:Apple == EVIL (279 comments)

Only the most zealous apple fanboy seems to try to deny that apple is evil by now.

more than 2 years ago

The Rise of Filter Bubbles

Radiophobic Re:your own bubble (408 comments)

Well, that was an unnecessary insult. It wasn't just me. Most of the people I know with similar leanings were equally shocked. I wasn't seeing any of the good things that they were doing right; they didn't talk about them, and neither did the opposition. It was kind of a ridiculous election. Very american; people spent most of the time slinging dirt at each other instead of talking about policies. I wasn't blindly accepting anyones propaganda, I looked around, and the internet didn't seem to have much positive to say about the conservative party.

more than 2 years ago

The Rise of Filter Bubbles

Radiophobic Shocked (408 comments)

Personally I was shocked to see that the conservatives won a majority in the recent Canadian election, especially since all the information I had been reading on the internet painted them in such a poor light as far as public opinion seemed to be concerned. This actually makes a lot of sense. Perhaps implementing a devils advocate approach to every search; every fifth or tenth item is something that would appeal to someone with polar viewpoints.

more than 2 years ago

Amazon Responds To "App Store" Lawsuit From Apple

Radiophobic Re:Dear God... (414 comments)

And yet that is just as ridiculous as apple suing people for the term app store. Why are people using Microsoft's actions to justify Apple now?

more than 2 years ago

Pirated Android App Shames Freeloaders

Radiophobic Kind of a ridiculous argument (519 comments)

Its not the same as calling it theft or stealing. Both those imply that there is a loss of original item. This does not; it implies that the person in question is trying to get something that has value without paying for it. You go out to dinner with friends, one of those friends seems to forget their wallet constantly, they are a freeloader, not a thief or pirate.

about 3 years ago


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