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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

glennrrr The Free Market Was Trying to Tell You Something (290 comments)

When it priced this phone as the cheapest one in the store. When I go to Lowes and I see the cheapest screwdrivers, I know they aren't going to last. Thanks for the heads up free market.

about two weeks ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

glennrrr Or Some People are Finally Employable (608 comments)

So there is finally a job that focused, socially clueless people can excel at, and some want to take that away from them because it isn't fair for people who could do other jobs anyway.

about three weeks ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

glennrrr What is the use of school to Facebook? (253 comments)

Mark Zuckerberg got into Harvard, he recruits heavily from people who got into Ivy League schools. Why? Because IQ tests are banned for employment purposes, and he has to use the proxy of SAT scores which allowed people to get into competitive schools. Any actual benefit of attending said schools is purely secondary. Here he's found another way to find the smart kids, and they don't have to spend $30,000 a year to prove they are smart kids. It's a win, win.

about three weeks ago
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Android Leaks Location Data Via Wi-Fi

glennrrr Except iOS after version 5 apparently (112 comments)

Also according to the article. Somehow iOS manages to have reasonable Wi-fi battery power without using this trick.

about a month ago
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Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

glennrrr Government Actively Keeping Fiber Dark in My Town (347 comments)

Because my city council demands that any new company providing cable TV commit to wire every home and apartment building before getting permission to operate in my town, Nashua, NH, Verizon FIOS was driven out of town. As it happens they sold what fiber they'd laid down to a regional operator, so I can get fiber Internet, but not TV.

I'm not saying that Comcast lobbied hard and spent a lot of money to get this rule enforced, but obviously this kind of barrier to entry benefits Comcast or any incumbent ISP greatly.

about 2 months ago
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eBay Compromised

glennrrr Legacy Passwords (193 comments)

I hadn't changed my eBay password since I created my account, circa 1998, and it was 8 characters long all lower case. Replaced it with something more robust.

about 2 months ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

glennrrr Energy Usage of 12 PCs per Person Adds Up (641 comments)

That's just wasteful. At least while doing things in the Cloud, there are efficiencies of shared resources.

about 4 months ago
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Mathematician Gives Tips On How To Win $1 Billion On NCAA Basketball

glennrrr Probably Better Than My Method (76 comments)

Of betting against schools with the word 'State' or a compass heading in the name.

about 4 months ago
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Ex-Head of Troubled Health Insurance Site May Sue, Citing 'Cover-Up'

glennrrr Subsidies Require Website (162 comments)

I believe, unless there is yet another rule change on this, that those seeking subsidies have to go through the exchange.

about 4 months ago
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Ex-Head of Troubled Health Insurance Site May Sue, Citing 'Cover-Up'

glennrrr A Relatively Minor Issue (162 comments)

My impression is that this minor issue cost two hundred million dollars, and prevented anybody from signing up for insurance (as in 0 enrollments) for 5+ months. It also did it in the most public possible way, with a credible case for the Governor not telling the truth about what he knew and when. But I'm not from Oregon and this might only be a false impression. Perhaps someone who's followed this closely can fill in the details.

about 4 months ago
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Ex-Head of Troubled Health Insurance Site May Sue, Citing 'Cover-Up'

glennrrr Explain Oregon Politics to Me (162 comments)

I've read that the Governor is heavily failed to be re-elected. Why is this true given the clearly bad job his administration did here?

about 4 months ago
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The Billionaires Privatizing American Science

glennrrr Social Security is Going to Gobble Everything (279 comments)

Given the many trillions of dollars committed to Social Security / Medicare, and the amazing ability of baby boomers to get their way politically, it seems pretty obvious that everything that isn't Social Security, Medicare better be prepared to go private.

about 4 months ago
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Major Wikipedia Donors Caught Editing Their Own Articles

glennrrr Who else would provide the info? (125 comments)

For example, I have need for the data about all the radio stations in the U.S. Who else but the radio stations themselves would have set up those pages?

about 5 months ago
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US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

glennrrr Re: Why (578 comments)

Maybe the stations are all UHF now and your antenna isn't? Really 24 miles is nothing in terms of broadcast.

about 6 months ago
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US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

glennrrr One time cost of putting up an antenna mast (578 comments)

70 miles is pushing it, but a large, directional antenna up in the air should be able to pull in your stations. I'm 31 miles from my NBC affiliate and my roof antenna pulls it in reliably. (I do have a UHF pre-amp on the antenna.) I even split my signal 4 ways to the 1 TV and 3 TV tuners in the house.

about 6 months ago

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The iPhone and the End of Bloatware

glennrrr glennrrr writes  |  more than 6 years ago

glennrrr (592457) writes "The referenced blog entry is a speculative piece which asks the question, "Do the resource limitations of the iPhone make it a platform where large bloatware vendors, i.e. Microsoft, have no advantage over individual programmers or small teams?" Bloated applications such as Office, seem quite non-adaptive in an environment where the typical main desktop toolbar would not fit onscreen, and where 1 second launch times are the norm."
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