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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

mozumder Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (363 comments)

Alaska Barbie wasn't "extremely bright". She had the IQ of a rock. You know this already. The rule to determine if someone is smart is if they did something that you could say was genius.And you can't name a single thing she did that anyone has ever called genius.

So please don't look up to her.

Look up to us liberal elite statists instead. We are the ones that actually control you while allowing you to think you have "freedom" (lol). After all, we were able to get you to pay for someone else's health care.

5 hours ago

Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

mozumder Django won the web, Node trying to win apps (229 comments)

It's ORM is much better than anything in Node, which is why so many content/e-commerce sites are using it.

Node is only good for apps, which is a much smaller market than content & e-commerce sites. But Node really doesn't have a chance against native apps, especially when its competing against something like Swift on iOS.

9 hours ago

In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

mozumder Re:In a Self-Driving Future--- (453 comments)

Vehicles and the "free" (as in freedom to move around)

And nobody cares about "freedom". They only care what they do with their freedom. If people can achieve your same goals with some other system, they'll be just as happy with that, and they don't complain.

The only reason people like cars is because they don't have any other option. The automotive industry made sure of that, by preventing any transportation choice.

3 days ago

In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

mozumder Re:In a Self-Driving Future--- (453 comments)

not sure where the downside is.

Actually having to drive, like a manual laborer, is the downside of cars.

Driving is such an economic drain, since it takes up person's time. That in itself is most costly aspect of owning a car, the fact that you pay for it with your time. You can't sleep, you can't read a book, you can't work on a computer, because you have to drive.

Driving is really only for the poors. In fact, in many countries, driving is left to the servants. India's middle class never drives their own cars, they have their servants drive them around for them.

3 days ago

Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

mozumder Long-term health effects (235 comments)

You're not going to be able to do what you want without long-term studies on biology in space.

There's still a lot of long-term biological effects on humans and all animals/plants to be understood. This includes everything from zero-G effects on the body to psychological issues to comfort/oxygen/logistics/food-supply issues, etc..

This should eventually lead to long-term space exploration capabilities - mars travel, etc..

The Shuttle only stayed up for a couple of weeks at a time.

5 days ago

Intel Claims Chip Suppliers Will Flock To Its Mobile Tech

mozumder Re:Cost per wafer? (91 comments)

Intel are a process node ahead of the competition so presumably they can fit more transistors on a given wafer,

that's actually under dispute.

A 16nm Intel part can be just as big as a 20nm TSMC part. It all depends on the device structures, and what's being measured as "16nm" and "20nm". Different vendors use different standards now - a transistor today isn't the same as a transistor from 20 years ago. So, this number doesn't necessarily indicate exact technological capability.

about two weeks ago

Study Shows Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

mozumder Don't we already do that? (110 comments)

I type a comment here, and it goes into your brain.

This comment is now about steak.

You are now picturing a juicy steak inside your brain.

about three weeks ago

Physicists Resurrect an Old, Strange Dark Matter Theory

mozumder Re:Strange? (138 comments)

Amazing that they haven't already ruled out common particles as a source of dark-matter anomalies in the galaxy rotation curves... you'd figure that would be the first suspect analyzed?

about three weeks ago

Silicon Valley Swings To Republicans

mozumder Only Republicans claim both parties are equal (485 comments)

It's usually the angry Republican (or the similar "wannabe Republican" Libertarian) that's pissed off that his party has gone off the deep-end with unelectable batshit insane candidates.

Republicans, who generally want to cut taxes and limit the size and scope of government can't even do that because they have such terrible crazies in their ideologicall incorrect party.

We liberals actually have candidates that support our liberal agenda of increasing taxes on the wealthy and increasing the size and scope of government.

But, because Republicans can't vote for people that want to raise taxes and increase the size of government, they claim that "both parties are equal".

LOL. sucks to be you losers.

Meanwhile, we liberals will go ahead and raise taxes. We liberals understand that the hard-earned money you make isn't yours. You earned that money because of government, not because of your hard work. Your precious business that sells products to customers? Well good luck getting those products delivered to customers without ROADS that we liberals paid for. Or good luck trying to find employees that weren't trained to learn english based on our GOVERNMENT-FUNDED educational system.

In fact, the richer you are, the more dependent you are on government.

Meanwhile, we will continue to spend your hard-earned taxed dollars on liberal handouts, like Obama's Medicare expansion. (You don't see any Republicans expanding Medicare, do you?)

It is because of our expansion of government that causes you to be rich in the first place. The internet you're making your money on? You can thank us liberals for creating that., thereby giving you a job.

You're welcome.

And we liberals will continue to make fun of you Republicans that claim that both parties are equal, because you have such terrible candidates on your side in the first place.


about three weeks ago

Charity Promotes Covert Surveillance App For Suicide Prevention

mozumder "Opportunities" for problems aren't problems (74 comments)

I see this a lot among nerds trying to think too hard - they conflate theory with practice.

If surveillance solves problems, then that's it. You don't need to worry about what "might" happen.

Nerds need to figure out that life isn't based on theory. This is why they think the NSA is a bad thing, when most REAL people think they're fine and performing a public service.

The nerds need to go out in the real world more to discover how society behaves, instead of hanging out behind their computers conjecturing on how society is.

about a month ago

Apple A8X IPad Air 2 Processor Packs Triple-Core CPU, Hefty Graphics Punch

mozumder Re:Let's shit all over the customers (130 comments)

Apple prides itself on producing fewer parts and models. They avoid multiple variations of anything.

This supply chain philosophy goes all the way back to their founding and Steve Jobs, and is partly why they ARE successful. Consider how much Steve pared down the Mac line when he returned to Apple.

The fewer "options" you offer to the customer, the easier it is for them to make a purchase decision to buy. Adding more options just gives a customer more reason to delay their purchase decision.

about a month ago

Apple A8X IPad Air 2 Processor Packs Triple-Core CPU, Hefty Graphics Punch

mozumder Re:I don't really see the point. (130 comments)

The iPad isn't used for number-crunching.

I think they're moving towards the iPad as a content-creation platform, which needs CPU power.

There are a lot of music production software, photo editors, video editors (see the iPad keynote), and even 3-D modeling tools coming out for the iPad now. The significant difference between the iPad and a laptop would be the touch interface. That touch interface has its own set of advantages useful for higher-end tools that may make them more efficient than the mouse and keyboard UI design. Touch interfaces may not work for word-processing, text-file editing, or spreadsheets, but it's great for music/photo/video editing. (and you can always add a keyboard to an iPad anyways)

At this point the iPad has gone way beyond the content-consumption use model. Apple is building the high-end tablet, clearing the way for the rest of the pro content-creation tools to arrive.

It wouldn't surprise me to see an iPad pro device with a larger 12" display coming soon for that purpose. Maybe Final Cut Pro or AutoCad eventually on the iPad.

about 1 month ago

How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

mozumder Re:Lol... (296 comments)

No. MacOS is still very much a second rate platform for "buying things". All of the hype didn't change the fact that MacOS is still a marginalized minority platform.

Have you visited a college campus recently?

Everybody uses Macs.

Nobody buys PCs anymore. They're relegated to third-world countries without money and businesses looking to make sure nobody steals their PCs because nobody wants a PC anymore.

At this point the PC industry has no reason to exist, since Apple won the industry. There is no advantage of a PC over a Mac.

And of course, the WORST are Linux. If you want Unix, get a REAL Unix machine via a Mac. Don't try to hack together a fake Unix system with Linux. There's no point in using Linux at all. Linux is worst of all worlds.

about a month ago

We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

mozumder No shit (269 comments)

Additionally: People want things.

But what do those people offer in return?

about a month ago

OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

mozumder Re:The Flat Look is UGLY! (305 comments)

Adults should never ask for "pretty windows with 3D icons".

about a month ago

OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

mozumder Re:Desktop is dying we need a good Workstation OS (305 comments)

I have never wanted a touch-screen hybrid Mac.


Apple sells very specific appliances that are best absolute at what they do. They don't need to sell a toaster-refrigerator. You're better off buying a toaster and a refrigerator separately.

Apple could have made one of those horrible hybrid devices in the last 7 years since they introduced the iPhone. The fact that they had absolutely no desire to do so should tell you everything you need to know about what they think of those types of devices.

The failure of Windows 8 is vindication of that strategy. Apple won.

about a month ago

The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

mozumder And don't use email either! (622 comments)

If you don't want hackers reading your email, you shouldn't use email!

Your email is on the cloud, and any hacker can access it! You only have yourself to blame if you use email!

Remember, what matters is that you feel superior to someone else.

about a month and a half ago

The Cult of Elon Musk Shines With Steve Jobs' Aura

mozumder What exactly has Elon Musk innovated? (181 comments)

Jobs created the modern personal computer and the modern smartphone. Both of these changed the world.

(and, no, no one else created the modern personal computer.. before Apple, computers were nerdy industrial appliances, ESPECIALLY the Xerox machines. And please don't make the nerd mistake of conflating nerd culture with society in general)

Meanwhile, Elon Musk has yet to create something innovate.

Electric cars? lol, they were around 100+ years ago.

Space-X? You mean like all the rocket companies before his, and in particular, the government funded rocket companies like his?

Solar city? Has that made any useful impact?

Really kids, Elon Musk is a common industrialist. Everything he does is completely expected and completely boring. There is absolutely nothing surprising or risky in what Musk does. It's very straightforward, boring, and clearly obvious nerd-bait - Rockets! electric cars! Solar panels! what common nerd wouldn't go apeshit for that? Nothing he does is actually surprising. He works hard and invests in safe businesses, but guys like Jobs actually changed the world.

Rockets, electric cars, and solar panels are some of the most boring ideas you can think of today. They were done dozens of years ago. Today, they're just sheer boredom, only appealing to geeks with no sense of art or creativitiy. How much of a fucking nerd do you have to be to consider rocketry or electric cars to be interesting still?

How about coming up with something fucking new and interesting instead?

So, you can never compare anything Musk does with something like the iPhone, a complete game changer for society. Just look at its introductory keynote, and you'll see about 100 different ideas that the audience were completely surprised at, like momentum scroll and pinch-to-zoom. Do you even remember smartphones before that? they were garbage.

I'm mostly amused by the fact all you narcissistic libertarian nerds just hate the fact that a guy like him outwitted you at innovation. You dorks totally thought boring crap like electric cars and rockets matter, when the things that ACTUALLY matter are 'overlapping windows', 'pinch-to-zoom', and 'momentum scroll'.

It's as if you had NO idea what innovation actually means.

Hint: innovation isn't something you expect or predict.

Did you predict electric cars? If you did, that means it's not innovative.

about a month and a half ago



Rep. Jerrold Nadler Does Not Think the NSA Can Listen to U.S. Phone Calls

mozumder mozumder writes  |  about a year and a half ago

mozumder (178398) writes "Sorry Slashdot, but your faith in your high-school dropout IT support Jesus is undermined once again, as the bombshell story on Rep. Jerrold Nadler was apparently false. Looks like he just misunderstood the initial briefing.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a statement on this as well, saying: "The statement that a single analyst can eavesdrop on domestic communications without proper legal authorization is incorrect and was not briefed to Congress. Members have been briefed on the implementation of Section 702, that it targets foreigners located overseas for a valid foreign intelligence purpose, and that it cannot be used to target Americans anywhere in the world."

It is now time to relearn everything about the NSA programs. Sometimes you actually do need more than a GED to understand systems designs."

Your IT guy is your biggest security risk

mozumder mozumder writes  |  about a year and a half ago

mozumder (178398) writes "Just a reminder on how important it is to treat Dell repairmen IT guys as a security risk, as the NSA leaker shows. Apparently Edward Snowden snooped in on some PowerPoint and decided "ZOMG TYRANNY!" because that's what overzealous libertarian activist pure believers tend to do. It looks like he had no idea what the presentation was about, but went ahead and told the press that it spies on EVERY AMERICANS phone calls, when an actual engineer would tell you it could do no such thing. How would you prevent your IT guys from being too smart for their own good, to prevent damage to your organization? Is it possible to limit the information the gatekeepers themselves keep?"
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Electronics Arts CEO ousted in wake of SimCity launch disaster

mozumder mozumder writes  |  about a year and a half ago

mozumder (178398) writes "The disastrous launch of SimCity took it's first major toll, with EA CEO John Riccitiello being fired from his position and removed from the Board of Directors. It is unknown what effect this may have on the SimCity franchise or any future DRM of EA games, but clearly someone didn't think their cunning plan all the way through when they decided to implement always-on connections for single-player gaming."
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Virginia Republicans propose taxing hybrids while eliminating gas tax

mozumder mozumder writes  |  about 2 years ago

mozumder (178398) writes "This one is odd. Republicans in Virginia are attempting to bring a surcharge tax on hybrid cars in a misguided attempt to raise transportation funds. Hybrids reduced gas usage cuts into the gasoline tax revenue per miles driven. But, at the same time, the Republicans are proposing eliminating the gas tax altogether, so that it only becomes a tax for having a hybrid.

Can any of our freedom-loving Republicans that make up the bulk of our Slashdot audience explain this one? If this is "freedom", let's make sure never to have "freedom" ever again."

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