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@sprockethawk2013 @max_roi Then attack Greenwald's reporting with facts and point out inaccuracies. The government, and anyone else for that matter, has yet to refute any of the NSA abuses reported. In fact, the opposite has happened. The government has been somewhat forthcoming, acknowledging abuses and promising reforms. So it's highly questionable why this piece was needed, or why folks are all of a sudden questioning Greenwald's motives.
4 days ago on Keeping Secrets: Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenwald and the privatization of Snowden’s leaks
Weird and problematic rant that ignores reality. Almost every organization that has led on NSA reporting is for profit. The other major writers, including Gellman, folks at NYT, Der Speigel, and others, are doing so for profit. And there's nothing wrong with one being paid for their journalism. Attack Greenwald and others on reporting inaccuracies, not that they choose to advance their careers. Pando should be ashamed to publish such muck.
@sjaudey @YankeesUniverse27 @swededawg52 Maybe in your zeal to spew racist trash you didn't notice that the financial advisor was well-respected and came highly recommended. Find something better to do besides trolling.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/60-million-lawsuit-points-to-100-million-scam.html
@ayoyo You're assuming a whole lot. Who said anything about entrusting money with scumbags? This person was recommended by Rosenhaus, a superstar agent. Those players had no way of knowing he would recommend a person they shouldn't trust. Shame on you for calling them greedy just for trusting a well-known and highly successful agent.
@drewnusser @Johnswilson1 That's zero portability. Eventually these schools will want kids doing homework and (in school) work on these tablets. Full sized laptops lack portability. They also aren't fun for most kids to use. The new e-textbooks that are coming out are amazing on a tablet and really shine on that device. And what's Asus' repair and warranty capability? Do they have stores or third parties that could handle the volume? I highly doubt it. Additionally the only tablet Asus is selling in any type of real volume is the Nexus. Other than that it's likely they won't even be making tablets in 3 yrs.
1 month, 1 week ago on Uh oh, Los Angeles School District’s $30 million iPad program falls flat
@LuminousSpecter @Johnswilson1 I read that already. But it doesn't mean much when it doesn't specify the number of Chromebooks in schools. Additionally if schools wanted to go the netbook route they would have years ago. The reality is kids want tablets and schools want to use tools that kids are excited about. iPads bring that as well a ton of education apps, long battery life (which is important bc most of these classrooms aren't outfitted with 20-30 electrical outlets), and a great warranty and repair program.
@Makapav @Johnswilson1 Maybe, maybe not. But you want schools to award Android tablet manufacturers $30 million contracts then *hope* a flood of developers decide to push out apps? That's not how it works.
@Makapav And hardly any tablet apps for it. Not sure why folks are trying to make it seem as though Nexus has as much app support, particularly in education. There's no comparison whatsoever.
@drewnusser How does a Chromebook compare to an iPad? Worse battery life, and less digital textbook selection. And the Nexus 7 is a 7 inch device. The majority of these districts are buying full sized iPads, not iPad minis.
Sorry, no one is asking for a handout. And suggesting such is not only disingenuous but also weakens your position tremendously. The myth continues to be that there aren't enough qualified women in which to choose from. And when folks credibly question that nonsense, the common refrain is the one you've written - namely, the folks who made it followed the rules and if you can't hack it, oh well.
But the best part is that things eventually will change, but certainly not due to the folks such as yourself who continue to parrot tired excuses. Instead it'll be women -- and men, for that matter -- who truly do value a meritocracy and are no longer willing to believe there should be a gender or ethnicity tax in the Valley.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Twitter’s female “problem” — This is why mobs don’t appoint public company boards
Lol. Hey, you're just writing about it it's not like you came up with the idea. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when they decided to go with Staples.
2 months, 1 week ago on Staples Connect offers consumers a taste of their connected futures
Right, Staples is the first place I think of when internet-connected devices comes to mind.
So this is basically thousands of words spent on a high level Clinton associate who made poor decisions and focused more on short term money than long term loyalty? Dime a dozen.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114790/how-doug-band-drove-wedge-through-clinton-dynasty
@AdamGering @nathanielmott I don't see a gamer necessarily buying a Surface just for Smartglass.
1 year, 1 month ago on Is the Surface the next Xbox?
@kjtocool Google's problem is that they're overly diverse when it comes to investments in other areas -- some of which you mentioned -- yet singularly focused on how they actually make money: search. So why not get rid of the fluff that isn't really going anywhere? Why not focus in better on what could be profitable 1-3 years from now, 4-7 years, and getting rid of everything else?
1 year, 1 month ago on Now Google must face its own moment of crisis
Whoa. With this kind of writing, I need to come back more often. Kudos.
1 year, 1 month ago on Anyone saying he can run two companies is lying to you or himself
@ak47 The next thing they could do is have Passbook integration and the theater could just scan that. That would prove you were there with that particular phone just as much as a check-in would.
1 year, 2 months ago on In Attempt To Get Bums Back on Seats, MoviePass Launches an “Offline Netflix”
@matt_pierson My fault. Someone mentioned they four but they meant they would have to see that many to break even not that there was a limit.
But I still think people aren't likely to give their phones to friends for hours at a time to go watch movies. Plus the limit is one movie per day. So in theory these guys just don't want you going over 30 movies in a month, whether your friends or you are watching.
@matt_pierson @Sbliemaster Sure you could give the phone to a friend, but then you wouldn't be getting the benefit of the service and you'd also be impacting your limit of four movies in one month. It doesn't matter to them who is going - you or your friend - all that matters is that the four movie limit is enforced and you're paying the monthly bill.
@charbax @brettnordquist I think you're forgetting something. 1) Google isn't the only company using web ads. 2) This discussion wasn't about Google's web ad business, which is actually quite good, it's about their mobile ad business and revenue and income derived from Android handsets; 3) Apple will never have to compete with $50 crap phones in China because Apple doesn't do low margin business. Never have, never will. 4) That the iPhone makes up 50% of revenues isn't new or catastrophic. The iPod, the iPhone's precursor, also made up a disproportionate share of Apple revenues and profits. But guess what? They got stronger. They still control 80% of the music player market, and their experience there helped them launch the iPhone. So, no, your argument maybe getting wordier but it's not getting any better.
1 year, 2 months ago on Mapgate Is Over. Apple Won. Customers Won. Google, Not So Much.