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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

mozumder Re:So then they get another warrant ... (342 comments)

Right. Like i said, warrant's are only for permission - to read Lavabit's SSL private key - not development.

They didn't make him write new code. They just wanted the keys.

Again, you warrant don't cover development.

2 hours ago

Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

mozumder Re:So then they get another warrant ... (342 comments)

You can't get a warrant like that. That's like asking for a warrant to build a bridge.

Warrants are only for permission, not development.

4 hours ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

mozumder Final Cut Pro library (265 comments)

This problem has already been faced by pro video editors. Use their tools to tag and archive videos, and be done with it.

3 days ago

Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

mozumder First world problems. (608 comments)

You'll get over it.

3 days ago

iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

mozumder Nice Try Mr. Google Employee (222 comments)

lol @ the idea of anyone buying a Nexus.

Sorry Mr. Google Employee, Android phones have a terrible, clunky user interface, and do nothing that iPhones can't do, with the bonus that they also have a better curation of apps in the app store.

The worst part about the Google system is that anyone can write an app for them, and it doesn't go through a professional editing process.

Google doesn't know that people pay big money so editors can filter out the junk for them. Nobody wants to enable a democratic system of app developers, since most developers are untalented and should not be in the business, regardless of what they think of themselves. We pay editors to tell them that these developers suck and should not be doing what they want to do. Maybe they should get into real-estate or something else instead.

about a week ago

L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

mozumder Re:A little scary (188 comments)

we have no idea if the other guy would have been better because idiots voted in another idiot for a second time even though he showed he was an idiot

We actually do know if the other guy would have been better or worse, because the other guy was a Republican.

And Republicans are horrible at economics, which would make him so much worse.

Their entire ideology is flawed, starting with the silly theory that government should be smaller.

Um, no.

Government should be bigger.

about two weeks ago

Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

mozumder Not just public figures (311 comments)

Security questions do not work for public figures. Almost none of them will hold up to people whose whole lives are pointlessly documented.

Modern social media can also be used to identify personal information of regular people.

If you look at the logs where they operate, you can see hackers asking each other "What car is this?" with posts of random hot girls cars that they collected from Facebook or wherever. They then use this to break the iCloud security questions for said hot girls and get their nudes.

Also, you don't even need social media accounts to be targeted via social media. Just having friends that posts pics with your bits of identifying info is enough.

about two weeks ago

Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

mozumder Re:I'd pay for it in a heartbeat! (611 comments)

Not sure what you're talking about?

20 years ago the internet was largely useless.

Your Email spools were publicly readable by anyone in your campus. Gopher never took off. Web sites didn't really start to get popular until about 1994, and before that you were stuck in alt.tasteless.jokes for any sort of lolz. You couldn't find anything about fashion online. It was only for academic purposes, which are unimportant.

It was only through the commercialization of the Internet through advertising that the Internet actually started to become useful.

You're welcome.

about a month ago

Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

mozumder Works for me! (341 comments)

I wouldn't trust anything unregulated... you shouldn't either!

Government is here to protect you from people like you.

about a month ago

Elementary OS "Freya" Beta Released

mozumder Re:draws a lot of comparisons to Mac OS X (209 comments)

Nobody is interested in a free version of Mac OS X.

And, anybody that wanted OS X would have bought Apple hardware anyways.

A cheap mac laptop is about $1000 (never mind the Mac Mini..). If you can't afford that, then you have much bigger problems than trying to run linux.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

mozumder The canonical best household router is (427 comments)

Apple's AirPort.

Fixed-function devices are the only way to go - set it and forget it, man.

You don't have to hack them, you don't have to bother them. I've had mine for about 10 years now, to replace my old 1st-gen WRT54g, where I was doing stupid shit like trying to build an HTTP & media server into it, which was a conceptually flawed idea for an wireless-access-point.

You should never make devices more complicated than their physical requirements.

The problem a lot of people have is that they believe a device should do more, instead of less. This is the feature-creep that cause devices to be badly designed and complicated.

Apple has they user-experience model down in their Airport, where they say "Nope. Just use it for an WAP, not as a server." which was the correct decision.

about a month ago

How Facebook Sold You Krill Oil

mozumder Re:News' length (114 comments)

Yet, the science around sales and marketing is far more useful than any physical science.

Sales and marketing is a basic function of all life. Animals broadcast themselves to find mates. You sell yourself when making social connections, as you are doing right now when you comment on these boards.

The knowledge within the article is going to be more rewarding to you than what you'll find in any physics journal.

It is only the most douchey, self-hating libertarian that feels they are above the role of sales and marketing that is fundamental to life. Those guys are complete losers, and completely happy about being losers. You'll find it a lot within outcast subcultures, such as nerds.

Compare this to more socially dominant alpha groups, such as fashionistas, where they actually closely follow news reports on which supermodel received which advertising campaign.

They do that because they understand that advertising and marketing represents a basic purpose of life.

Meanwhile, nerdy libertarians absolutely hate advertising themselves, because they think they're deserve social status without sales and marketing to go along with it.

The real world ramifications of the nerds hatred of sales and marketing including losing funding for the sciences, such as when the Superconducting Supercollider was canceled back in the 90's because scientists just couldn't kiss politician ass. They just simply couldn't do it.

If you nerds had any social IQ whatsoever, (instead of just sitting around being awesome by yourselves, because you're obviously so awesome!), you would be absolutely following articles like these.

about a month and a half ago

Google+ Photos To Be Separated From Google+

mozumder What's the issue? (114 comments)

They're in the business to find out your interests to sell ads.

Why is that a mysterious thing? This is the job of any media company: to find your weaknesses and manipulate you in order to sell you goods.

I don't understand why people have a problem with that? Sales and marketing is what society has been doing since life was invented. You brush your teeth in the morning to sell yourself to your personal audiences over the people that DON'T brush their teeth in the morning.

Everything that Google does is known and predictable. There is nothing wrong about what they do, and we should encourage them to find out your sales weaknesses in order to extract more money from you via the advertising they sell.

After all, you do the same personal sales and marketing for yourself. Everybody does sales and marketing. It's a fundamental life property, not just for humans, but all species.

We should encourage sales and marketing, over the objection of the libertarian douchebag princesses that are losing the attention-whoring war against professional marketers like Google.

It's always amusing when libertarian princesses cry about losing at attention-whoring.

about a month and a half ago

Is the App Store Broken?

mozumder THIS Re:People expecting their marketing for free (258 comments)

If you're trying to start a business around apps, you better have a business plan in place, and that would typically include your marketing activities.

If you don't know the basics of even how to email thousands of media sites to get them to publicize and review your app, then you shouldn't be in the business.

The app store isn't broken. Your business plan is.

about a month and a half ago

OKCupid Experiments on Users Too

mozumder Re:A/B Testing (161 comments)

Yes, it is what it's about, but the narcissistic libertarian princesses that infest this site haven't figured out that other people have power and control over them.

These narcissistic libertarian princesses made the mistake of thinking they are the ultimate power.

Sorry narcissistic libertarian princesses, but you're not in control over your lives - other people have control over you.

Maybe in your next life, you'll learn to gain power in order to maintain some self control?

Meanwhile, we will continue to A/B test the shit out of you and manipulate you to your heart's content.

about 1 month ago

Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

mozumder You dorks (418 comments)

Are going to go apeshit when you find out people PAY MONEY for things like fashion magazines and Sunday newspapers, BECAUSE of the ads.

Also, you don't have to go to the CNN site if you don't like their ads. No one actually forced you to read CNN. It is their media property, they can do what they wish.

Your only role is to decide if you want to visit their media property or not.

You don't get to decide things you don't pay for. The people that pay for things gets to decide them.

If you ever feel the need to install an ad blocker, you're doing it wrong. The correct response is to NOT visit that site in the first place if you don't like their ads.

Again, please try not to make things convenient for you when you don't pay for it. You need to pay for things that you want your way. More people should be taught that.

about 2 months ago

White House May Name Patent Reform Opponent As New Head of Patent Office

mozumder Re:Obama (211 comments)

Well I got my free healthcare so sucks to be you! haha!

Sorry kiddos, you can't have everything. Politics is about "choosing between given choices", not "getting what you want".

And that means making tradeoffs.

Is free healthcare more important than Patent reform? Because fuck patent reform if that means I lose free healthcare.

Do you think you would have been better off under a McCain/Palin administration? Because I got news for you if you think they would have given what you wanted in Copyrights, Patents, and Guantanamo Bay.

Again: politics is about choosing between given choices. It is NOT about getting what you want.

Very few people get that.

about 3 months ago

The Bursting Social Media Advertising Bubble

mozumder Advertising is very influential (254 comments)

Are you an idiot? Because you must be, since advertising is very influential. The entire global economy revolves around it. Every single dollar revolves around some form of advertising.

It must cause your head to explode when you find out people actually BUY newspapers and magazines BECAUSE of the ads, or when they watch random teams in the Superbowl BECAUSE of the ads...

Don't be a douchebag libertarian narcissist that thinks their lives are above influence by others.

"I am so awesome that advertising has no effect on me."

Introverted libertarian narcissist geeks such as yourself are the worst. Your narcissism prevents you from understanding how the real world operates, where advertising is actually DESIRED, because people are interested in other people's lives, and becoming like those people.

Unlike you, where you're stuck comfortably in the awesomeness of your own life, but you don't know about your low social status, or complain about how other awesome people are actually somehow not awesome? hah.

Given all that, social media advertising itself is a terrible concept, because it goes against the basic nature of how advertising and marketing and marketing works. Mainly, the rule of life that says people want to associate themselves with people more powerful than themselves.

Why would a brand place their ad next to a picture of your friend from high-school throwing up, when they can place their brand's ad next to an awesome picture of Kate Moss in Vogue? Or next to an awesome sports figure on ESPN (the most valuable media property in the world)?

If you understand that, THEN you understand how advertising really works, and how influential it actually is. Understand this rule, and you can pretty much make any brand.

Of course, the libertarian narcissist douchebag doesn't understand that other people are higher power than them (because obviously their narcissistic disorder causes them to think they're just too awesome themselves) so this basic fundamental of advertising flies right over their head.

about 3 months ago

Russia Wants To Replace US Computer Chips With Local Processors

mozumder Good luck with that (340 comments)

They're idiots and their entire economy revolves around selling things they can find on the ground.

Making microprocessors takes some actual talent.

about 3 months ago



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

mozumder mozumder writes  |  about a year 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 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 a year and a half 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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