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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

mozumder Re:Yeah, probably a VGA screen (266 comments)

The key talent with Apple is them knowing when NOT to release a product. Steve Jobs has said several times he was proudest of what he didn't release vs. what he did. Editing is a major skill that tech geeks rarely ever have: "Gotta have more Megahertz! NEED MORE MEGABYTES!" without questioning the necessity of it.

Sometimes market research tells you this, as in the case with Nokia here, but intuition can be just as valid when you have an intelligence behind it.

2 days ago

How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

mozumder Open source was never safer (579 comments)

Closed source was always safer.

Not sure where you got that idea that open source was safer?

3 days ago

Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

mozumder Re:Why in the FUCK (41 comments)

It's alluded to in the summary, and spelled out in TFA - both companies have shown interest in providing internet access in underserved areas through aerial platforms:


The correct answer is both companies have no idea what the fuck they're doing, so they're throwing money at whatever they can in the hope that something sticks and draws press publicity.

Remember, Facebook is the same company that had no problem showing beheading videos, while having an advertiser supported business model.

Think about that: Why would any company place their valuable brand ad next to a beheading video?

Plus feel free to look up horrifying shit on Google or YouTube and check to see if brands want their ads placed next to them.

And everything in Google is ultimately an advertising-based business model, including Google Earth.

So, these west coast tech idiots have absolutely NO idea what they're doing, as they try to replicate the success of east coast advertising businesses. They're so fucking bad at advertising, that somehow they caused geeks to think of advertising as bad.

Meanwhile, non-geeks are able to sell local newspapers and magazines with hundreds of ad pages BECAUSE of the advertising.

Right now, advertising business model is some mysterious secret art that west-coast geeks can't figure out. Even with 1.5 billion viewers, Facebook only ends up making $6billion/year on ads, something Hearst does with just a few million subscribers.

But the geeks have money, and they'll keep trying.

It's incredible how bad tech geeks are at advertising business models. Just completely clueless.

3 days ago

Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

mozumder Re:Fuck Obamacare (721 comments)

Sorry, you are a narcissist if you think you, and not the Supreme court, gets to decide what is/isn't constitutional.

Is there anything else a precious snowflake princess like you think is important?

In this life, you don't get to follow orders of those in higher power above you, and the US government has higher power above you.

If the US government decides it is constitutional, your role in life is to obey.

Perhaps in your next life you should decide to have more power than the US government? But for now, we socialists will prefer that you do as we say, if you wish to remain in our land we control.

about a week ago

Qualcomm Announces Next-Gen Snapdragon 808 and 810 SoCs

mozumder Can't wait for Apple to crush these again! (47 comments)

Actually, it seems they've already crushed them on specs, since A7 is 6-wide execution pipeline, while this is 3-wide.

We Apple fanboys will forever torment and humiliate the Android poors.

about two weeks ago

Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?

mozumder Re:Is it not obvious? They have dirt on him! (312 comments)

Most people are statists.

We prefer a strong controlling government.

We prefer not to have freedom-loving libertarians.

Freedom loving libertarians do not help me, so why should we allow them to live in our society?

Did you pay for my health care? Do you want to pay for my health care? Then why the fuck should I let you live in this property we control? What exactly are you doing for me?

It's sad when libertarians learn that life isn't free, that no one is interested in giving them freedom.

It's just a basic rule of socialization: you make friends by doing stuff for them. Too bad unsocialized geeks that tend to lean libertarian never figured this out.

Normal, socialized people are statists.

Normal, socialized people are never libertarian.

Libertarians are generally just terrible, god-awful people. There is a reason they have that social stigma.

The quicker you nerds figure out why everyone hates you, the better off you will be.

about two weeks ago

Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?

mozumder Re:Is it not obvious? They have dirt on him! (312 comments)

Or you can just figure out that, no, there is nothing wrong with metadata collection by the NSA.

Remember, this is metadata, not data. Government has the right to collect information. Government has the right to maintain its powers. They don't have the right to collect your private communications without a warrant. And metadata isn't private.

Courts have already decided this.

You will have to catch up with what the courts have already decided.

Sorry, but normal, socialized people do not care about metadata privacy. We are not geeks, and do not care about what geeks care about. We consider geeks to be unsocialized and uncivilized, with way too much precious snowflake syndrome. Geeks are far too narcissistic and introverted to be helpful to socialized people. They are generally to be avoided, and mistrusted.

That is why normal people, like me, and President Obama, do not trusts geeks, and their concerns. We do not respect them.

It's a sad realization, but you geeks are going to have to face the fact that you're terrible people that the rest of society do not care for.

Maybe in the next life, you will learn to socialize, learn to make friends and influence people, instead of whine about why you are so important and libertarian and how awesome you are, because you are such precious snowflakes.

The rest of us will just continue with our normal lives, with a big, socialized government that provides necessary services that we want government to provide.

We will continue to maintain a big, powerful government, because we prefer a stronger government, instead of a weaker one.


about two weeks ago

NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant

mozumder Legal searches (274 comments)

“These queries were performed pursuant to minimization procedures approved by the Fisa court and consistent with the statute and the fourth amendment.”

So, they were legal searches approved by the FISA court.

What was the problem again?


That's exactly what the FISA court does. What? You don't trust the people you gave trust to?

about two weeks ago

Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?

mozumder iTunes (490 comments)

Use iTunes for new releases instead of DVDs.

Don't complain about it.

about three weeks ago

Why US Gov't Retirement Involves a Hole in the Ground Near Pittsburgh

mozumder Re:This is a glitch in the Matrix...... (142 comments)

The NSA may be efficient at amassing lots of data. But I doubt if that is an efficient way to achieve their real mission of identifying useful intelligence. They are efficient at creating haystacks, but that doesn't mean they are finding many needles.

Since you're speculating, it's just as useful to say that the NSA has the ability to find exactly what they need from vast quantities of data.

Look! I can make up shit too!

about three weeks ago

A Look at the NSA's Most Powerful Internet Attack Tool

mozumder I also fully support this (154 comments)

You know, one of these days, you will be the one arrested and thrown in prison without due process for 'terroristic acts', or some other set of stacked charges that cannot be challenged in court because they're matters of 'national security'.

This only happens if you're an idiot, like the average libertarian that infests this site.

Smart socialists know how to always remain in power.

The worst people in the world are those that don't know how to socialize with other members of society, and socialization is formally structured in society through a government.

When you people state "I fear and mistrust government", what the rest of us hear is "I fear and mistrust other members of society".

So, when you hate the rest of society so much, why exactly should we allow you to live with us again? Because all we hear from you is "Me! Me! Me!"

Can you explain how you benefit us? Do you think you produce more tax revenue than we pay for you? Do you think the road we paved for you all the way out to your private secluded hideout so you can avoid the rest of society came for free?

Is that what you want us to hear from you libertarians? That you're a precious snowflake and that you don't want to do what government tells you to do, because you're a precious snowflake?

You will note that this anti-socializition is extremely common among those that society traditionally rejects, such as geeks and other assorted libertarians. Remember, groups are far stronger than individuals. We socialists recognized that long time ago, which is why we can get things that libertarians cannot, such as a publicly funded health-care system.

Meanwhile, we socialist statists will do fine without your support, since there are so few of you - you will notice that no one in the real world actually complains about the NSA spying, because most people are well socialized, unlike the geeks. In the real world, no one gives a shit about the kind of privacy you think is important. The only real privacy we believe in are physical privacy, not internet ones, since the internet doesn't represent real-world. (you were actually mistaken all along in your view that the internet mattered..)

But it is your job to decide if you wish to remain with us.

Eventually you will decide to lick government's boot, and you will learn that it is better for you that way.

about a month ago

Snowden Says No One Listened To 10 Attempts To Raise Concerns At NSA

mozumder Probably because they weren't privacy violations? (273 comments)

You know those filters used to remove American's data from surveillance? Those were there to PROTECT our privacy.

So what exactly is Snowden complaining about? Why would the US government have classified filters if their objective was privacy violations?

He really didn't think his cunning plan all the way through. That's the problem you get with mouth-breathing libertarians, like the kind that infest white-male nerd sites.

about a month ago

Google Ordered To Remove Anti-Islamic Film From YouTube

mozumder Re:May as well be (321 comments)

I'm also surprised that an actor in a film was able to get any claim of ownership. An actor is expected to know that a movie can change due to rewrites, or editing, or any of the reasons that films normally change between the beginning and the end of the process. But if you can show that the producer was intentionally deceptive- that he planned the whole time to make an anti-Islam hit piece but told the actors something else, then that's a different story.

This is precedent setting here as well. Usually the creator of the medium owns the copyright, not a contributor. It would change everything if new rule stands.

One point though is that the producer didn't get a release from the actress at all, so any modern release should cover any effects of changes to the film. This might case might be a unique one because of that.

about 2 months ago

Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation

mozumder It's because we allow freedom of religion (917 comments)

This really is dangerous, as religion should be contained and eliminated from society.

Religion serves no positive purpose, and only works to hinder the good that government itself does in socialization.

Eventually religion will die, due to the socialization that the world is currently experiencing due to communications technology. Can you imagine a middle eastern person in 23 AD learning about science and pornography and art and cultures?

Some of the shit we know & see these days must be completely insane to the mind of a primitive person that would actually thinks religion is real.

And of course, you'll notice that religion is strong in non-socialized rural environments, where people don't get to normally interact with other races & cultures. Once they actually start to interact with black or gay people they end up figuring out that they're not so bad, and that their religion was probably lying to them all along.

about 2 months ago

'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

mozumder Re:Ain't no body got time for that (606 comments)

Living in suburban sprawl is not living. It is mere existence.

The suburbs are where humanity goes to die. You will notice that no culture comes from the suburbs either.

Suburbs should just be banned.

The houses/roads/buildings in the suburbs should be torn down, replaced with trees that were originally there.

Of course, it will be difficult for the lazy to get away from the suburbs, but with appropriate government force, they will have no choice but to comply, and will eventually get over it.

about 2 months ago

Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

mozumder Re:Internet access should be a socialized service (520 comments)

So there should be no private energy companies?
No there shouldn't.

Energy should be a socialized service.

Remember when California tried to privatize energy, and there were constant blackouts? HAHA

No private guards / security companies? No private education and no private health care?

Those aren't public services.

Public services should NEVER be run by private companies, since they are inefficient and wasteful.

about 2 months ago

Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

mozumder Internet access should be a socialized service (520 comments)

There's no reason for private companies to profit off the basic requirements of a functioning society.

Communications is so critical that the US Constitution writes in the Postal service as part of it.

Internet communications should be treated as a basic service.

Once this happens, we can restructure more government services to be properly internet enabled.

Really, private companies do not serve the interests of the public. They never have. They never will.

Private companies are great at the luxuries of life, not the basics.

about 2 months ago

Schneier: Break Up the NSA

mozumder NSA is doing fine (324 comments)

Remember, all the disclosures show that they're filtering communications data from American citizens.

Why would the NSA keep a top-secret program to filter out communications from Americans, if they weren't interested in privacy rights?

(And it's perfectly fine for the NSA to wiretap foreigners, because fuck-em.)

Really, the only people complaining about the NSA are whiny libertarians, such as all the 12-year olds that infest this site. They just whine all the time because they are not intelligent people.

No need to break them up. Just make sure they're following the laws, which as the disclosures indicate, they are.

about 2 months ago

Google Fiber Pondering 9 New Metro Areas

mozumder Re:Good luck with all the coming ads (172 comments)

OK. Are you willing to pay more in taxes for this systems infrastructure? People always want the service but, for some reason, they never want to pay for it.

The way socialism works is that rich people pay for the benefits of poor.

That is because the rich are more dependent on government than the poor.

The rich need public education so that their employees can read and follow instructions and do math. They need roads to drive their goods. They need a military to protect their resources. They need everything government provides.

The poor do not give a shit about any of this. It is the rich that need this the most.

That is why they get to pay for it.

about 2 months ago



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

mozumder mozumder writes  |  about 10 months 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 10 months 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 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 a year 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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