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    rastard

    rastard 6:10 pm on March 10, 2016 - 383 days ago

    A little bit late in posting, but I hadn’t heard this until now. Not that anyone here cares anymore, but this seems to put to rest the debate over whether Google actually makes money from Android or not. While Apple’s revenue and profit on iPhones dwarf it, $22B in profit isn’t chump change:

    Consh — by when was it you expected Google to abandon Android again? Still think it will? :-)

    SOURCE:
    http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/21/10810834/android-generated-31-billion-revenue-google-oracle

     
    • piero

      piero 5:15 pm on March 11, 2016 383 days ago

      :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) Copied…. Innovators? :-) :-) :-) :-) Manipulators!

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 2:08 pm on March 12, 2016 382 days ago

      Pretty much don’t give a shit one way or the other. Android always sucked. Now Apple sucks too.

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 4:47 am on March 18, 2016 376 days ago

      It could not possibly be that oracle might have presented the highest possible numbers, the source and method of calculation of which is not revealed, as doing so would only serve to make their case stronger and their settlement larger. Right?

  • piero

    piero 5:11 pm on March 3, 2016 - 391 days ago

    As I already said 3 years ago, the nazi piggy banker Google’s front man Schimdt is now revealing his real evil side leading a board at the Pentagon… I’m not surprised at all.
    I’m surprised that there is no knowledge that financing those Google guys through gmail, goggle apps, android, and so on, you’re de facto siding on the war nazi side of USA!

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/under-armour–nike-face-adidas-challenge–aubrey-mcclendon-and-car-black-boxes–netflix-s-reach-161021269.html

    And as in the Oscar Night, the writer of The Short said: ” do not vote for candidates that are backed by bankers, corporation, oil, ….”

    If you know it, you can avoid it!!

    Augh!

     
  • Nicu 2:12 am on October 18, 2015 - 528 days ago

    3
    Nicu

    Maybe I should sleep instead of building a nice little piece of software at 4 AM, not sure if it’s me, but strange things are happening: google.com, bing.com and yahoo.com are not accessible, most other sites seem to work, a bit slower than usual …

     
    • Zee

      Zee 10:55 pm on October 18, 2015 527 days ago

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 6:42 am on October 19, 2015 527 days ago

      what are you working on? your electric cart project?

      • Nicu

        Nicu 9:39 am on October 19, 2015 527 days ago

        somehow; I was designing some circuit by hand (I know, there are tools, but they are either too complex and specialized or too basic and counterintuitive and you lose 1 hour searching for the right component to place on the board); and when I was over 6 hours of drawing and copying and redrawing I decided I have to at least use the computer to design the partial circuit and print it and then complete by hand; so I am writing a software to design PCB; dead simple and super-quick interface that tries to mimic working with paper, also copying (and I think improving) some ideas from the CAD software I have used recently

        now this is just a bit deeper than it sounds, because in parallel I have a plan and some ideas to make a software to automatically layout traces on a PCB; but then I thought that making a GUI that recognizes holes, traces and components as logical elements on several layers and finds intersections, improper connections etc. is also a stepping stone towards the AI program; I gain experience of what are the real issues (both for the electrical circuit and the related software) but also build some of the tools needed for AI (find intersections, distances, electrical connections etc.)

        the circuit I was working for is precisely for the kart; I want to build a pack of super-capacitors in series and a balancing circuit so they are kept in voltage range and as equal as possible; in parallel with batteries, they have the potential to double the short term power for only 50% or less extra weight; they would also protect batteries from PWM and sudden changes in power demand / regen; as they can charge super-quickly, it may also improve the regen efficiency, thus needing a smaller battery for the same range … sweet dreams :)

  • piero

    piero 3:25 pm on April 13, 2015 - 716 days ago

    I’ve just red the entire article, and I’m astonished not because I didn’t suspect but by the huge implication in and behind it.
    You remember my post on the “piggy banker” during the “cold war” of 2011/12, but reality is always “better” and wider than what you think!!
    So please read the article, check the sources and the links, and make your own idea on how does it mean for Mr.Schmidt words like competition, free market, companies and policies. Then, next time think twice on investing on him and his company.
    And do not forget the FUD machine that started 3 years ago against the biggest company quoted in US…

    https://wikileaks.org/google-is-not-what-it-seems/

     
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    JPWatkins

    JPWatkins 12:37 am on December 4, 2014 - 846 days ago

    Curiously, in the wake of the Eric Garner grand jury verdict, I am unable to view any video of the incident. Coincidentally all of this video is hosted by Google. The pages don’t even load (but Traderhood loads just fine.)
    Is this some new manifestation of censorship by a “Nanny Corp?”
    What’s up? Can anyone else view this video now? Please report back.

     
    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 1:00 am on December 4, 2014 846 days ago

      Example, this will not load:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1ka4oKu1jo

      • Zee

        Zee 4:08 am on December 4, 2014 846 days ago

        I call it excessive use of force. The fire department has certain job entry standards that have to be met. But I think many standards required to be a police officer changed years ago which is the same as sadly lowering the bar. I have friends that I grew up with and they’re very much on the diminutive side and unathletic and apart from their gruff and tough vernacular it’s amazing how easily they get absolutely terrified. They love this stuff and it shocks me and I often wonder about the sort who go into policing and being prison guards.
        • Tasering: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1CR_k-dTnDU
        • 9 Shots: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lG6OTyjzAgg

        • JPWatkins

          JPWatkins 7:40 pm on December 4, 2014 845 days ago

          The common thread seems to be that cops prefer to use unreasonable force rather than talking or listening and that no cop is willing to give or allow anyone to give CPR. Disgraceful.

      • piero

        piero 6:44 pm on December 4, 2014 845 days ago

    • chach17

      chach17 1:40 am on December 4, 2014 846 days ago

      Loads fine for me.

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 3:49 am on December 4, 2014 846 days ago

      loads for me too

      • JPWatkins

        JPWatkins 3:59 am on December 4, 2014 846 days ago

        Hmm still doesn’t load for me.
        At least I know it’s something on my end.
        Thanks.

        • Zee

          Zee 5:02 am on December 4, 2014 846 days ago

          It’s not loading for you JP cuz you’ve been bad!

        • JPWatkins

          JPWatkins 7:43 pm on December 4, 2014 845 days ago

          Yesterday nothing would load for me. Today they all load. Nothing is wrong with my computer. Maybe this is AT&T’s expression of their non-support for net neutrality.

          • conshmillo

            conshmillo 9:52 pm on December 4, 2014 845 days ago

            I read somewhere that if you get black screen at YouTube in Safari under Maverics, you should close Safari, open get info for safari and check open in 32 bit mode.

  • conshmillo

    conshmillo 11:46 pm on July 24, 2014 - 978 days ago

    Hard-to-remove malware locks devices and tries to make people pay $300 fines, says security firm Lookout

    “A fresh strain of Android malware has emerged that locks people out of their phones, then delivers a fake message from the FBI telling them they have broken the law by visiting pornographic websites.

    The ScarePakage malware then tries to persuade them to pay a $300 fine to its creators via payment service MoneyPak, according to researchers from security company Lookout Mobile Security.”

    SOURCE:
    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/17/scarepakage-android-ransomware-porn-fbi

     
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    conshmillo

    conshmillo 7:22 pm on July 24, 2014 - 978 days ago

    Anyone noticed that now half of the result page on google search is paid advertisement? It used to be one column on the right with 5 to 6 ads (actually it used to be nothing). I also noticed that majority of the front page “regular” results are overwhelmingly links to products. Not sure if that is not some kind of soft advertisement. I remember getting more informative and more academic stuff when searching for general terms like in physics. Now I have a feeling there are many more product results.

     
    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 7:39 pm on July 24, 2014 978 days ago

      Yup.
      It’s time for “Wickisearch” (if it existed.)

    • rastard

      rastard 4:45 am on July 25, 2014 978 days ago

      I think it depends what you search for. Searching for “quantum mechanics” or “Bohr model”, I don’t see *any* ads at all. Searching for “Hawaii hotels”, however, the entire (yes, entire, not just majority) first screen is all ads until one clicks down on the scroll bar, and then 2nd screen is still 50% ads.

      I suspect that product-ish searches get tons of ads because typically that’s what people are actually looking for — but yes, it can be frustrating to be overloaded with ads when one is trying to find other information.

      Bing actually is all ads as well on their first hotel results screen, however, at least the right side of their first screen is an informational “onebox”. Duckduckgo has the top 3/4 of the screen occupied by ads, but does have 1/4 dedicated to actual search results.

      JP: “Wikia Search” was Jimmy Wales’ (of wikipedia fame) search engine. Announced with a whole lot of hype in 2008, it went down in flames with a year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikia_Search

      • Zee

        Zee 10:50 am on July 25, 2014 978 days ago

        Rastard. Did you try searching for the *Quantum Mechanics Hotel*? Of the *Bohr Motel*? Maybe that might produce some ads. If it doesn’t then the void should be filled because it’d give nerds a holiday destination point for them and their friends and families re conferences etc. Great theme too for the restaurants and gift shops. lol

      • JPWatkins

        JPWatkins 5:43 pm on July 25, 2014 977 days ago

        Look out Rastard. If your experience is like mine, now you’ll be *bombarded* with ads for containment vessels, cloud chambers, nuclear reactors, etc. ;-)
        For a time, after a single errant click, the internet gods (Google, I suppose,) thought they could sell me women’s shoes. For weeks 25% of the ads I saw were for women’s shoes. Then I did some research on tennis shoes and it all switched over to athletic shoes of various kinds. At least they figured out my gender.

        • Zee

          Zee 7:15 pm on July 25, 2014 977 days ago

          Then there’s always Philidelphia JP. From what I’ve heard if it’s a problem. And you have big feet. And you just can’t find a nice pump with a modest heel. There’s Philidephia. Not sure why anyone else goes there?

      • JPWatkins

        JPWatkins 5:55 pm on July 25, 2014 977 days ago

        RE WickiSearch: I never knew anyone tried that. I’ read the link. Maybe the present environment would allow this idea to be more successful? (Of course it really shouldn’t be a wicki, it would need to be structured more like conventional search engine, but combined with simple crowd-sourced feedback.)

        I honestly think the original Google model could work for a Wicki-like search and for Wickipedia. Currently I give Wikipedia $20/year to help support them. But I would have no problem with a single, small, non-animated, text only ad on every Wickipage—similar to what Google originally did with search. I know it wouldn’t make much money for a business, but it would probably be enough for Wikipedia.
        Perhaps it could be designed to let users control their own information while helping to support organizations they like. Maybe people who donate $5 or$10 could forgo the ads for a year.
        Heck, I think even think the NY Times could be swimming in cash if they lowered their online subscription to $20/year.

        • Zee

          Zee 7:09 pm on July 25, 2014 977 days ago

          If Google currently has 47,756 employees. How many are regularly dedicated to Search? Re search. The list of what services and features people need and want is pretty simple. Not sure why Google’s competition pales? Seems so rudimentary.

        • conshmillo

          conshmillo 7:24 pm on July 25, 2014 977 days ago

          I think future is in automated search agents which will search on your behalf. Will gather information from multiple sources and filter junk and fluff out and present you with more focused results void of advertisement.

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 7:18 pm on July 25, 2014 977 days ago

        I was searching for inner working of particular electric motor. It focused on “electric motor” part and brought mostly products results for first 3 pages.

  • 1
    piero

    piero 1:44 pm on July 21, 2014 - 982 days ago

    It’s curious that you need a documentary to have your friends understand what you told them for years. And sometimes you’ve been even criticized or attacked for that, with just pure propaganda style of discussion (no proofs no truth, just bullshits). But I’m happy anyway if someone open his/her eyes even crediting someone else!

    It’s a must watch one. And just and advice for the propaganda guys: it’s not only Google, Fakebook is not second to anyone when it comes to destroy your civil rights, that may be your dad or gran dad have fought or gave their lives for. Apple? Oh yes, with special software you can steal a lot of info from idevices, but you must steal the idevice, Apple is not going to give up pn this. And the only “terms and conditions” apply for digital right content for iTunes. Sory guys!

    P.S.
    Enjoy the nazi Schmidt and the young upcoming nazi Zuck!

     
    • Zee

      Zee 7:54 pm on July 21, 2014 981 days ago

      What about BBRY? Hmm. Maybe pick it up now. Dump it for +/- 6% on the 29th of July. Do your DD:-))
      Could return 10%.

  • 6
    piero

    piero 4:50 pm on July 9, 2014 - 994 days ago

    It has been a while I didn’t post anything on Google behaviors and attitudes: too many and I’m bored of the media and people that prefer to be blind.

    But this one could disrupting in a very bad way to all the ones that drive a business with public (like resturants) and are listed on Google Maps.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/restaurant-owner-sues-google-sabotaging-weekend-sales-144050535.html

    What really impressed me is the fascist/nazi attitude of Google lawyers. Still waiting for Gucci or Prada electric chair to fry them… together with their friend from Wall Street.

     
  • 4
    conshmillo

    conshmillo 4:20 am on May 28, 2014 - 1036 days ago

    “Google is to start building its own self-driving cars, rather than modifying vehicles built by other manufacturers.
    The car will have a stop-go button but no controls, steering wheel or pedals.
    Pictures of the Google vehicle show it looks like a city car with a “friendly” face, designed to make it seem non-threatening and help people accept self-driving technology.”

    SOURCE:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27587558

     
    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 4:22 am on May 28, 2014 1036 days ago

      Holly shit! If you own google stock or options RUN! Those fellas are turning insane. Spread to wide, too unfocused (too far out).

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 5:14 am on May 28, 2014 1036 days ago

      Now this is truly hilarious point:

      “The company plans to build a fleet of around 200 of the cars in Detroit, with the hope of using them as an autonomous technology test bed.”

      Now Detroit is the capitol carjacking. I want to see what is the poor schmuck sitting in the smily car with no steering wheel, with max speed of 25 miles an hour to do when approached by car jackers.

      • Zee

        Zee 10:02 pm on May 28, 2014 1035 days ago

        Roll the window down. Kablooey!! Kablooey!!

        • Zee

          Zee 4:38 am on May 30, 2014 1034 days ago

          (Dirty Harry in a smily car…)

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