"incompetent" seems a bit harsh
Seems to me that he used a reasonable strategy to maximise battery life and him not knowing the connection provider's overheads for different actions isn't something I'd describe as "incompetent"
11 posts • joined 10 Aug 2007
From the very page you linked to:
"W3Schools is a website for people with an interest for web technologies. These people are more interested in using alternative browsers than the average user. The average user tends to use Internet Explorer, since it comes preinstalled with Windows. Most do not seek out other browsers. "
Details of the other site's stats aren't avaliable (without emailing them) but I would guess they come from a less biased source.
A local cab firm in (presumably) a bid to get to the top of yellow pages, chose the first 'A' word they could think of:
Apollo 1 went about as well as challenger, just slower and more horrifying. Just the image I want when climbing aboard a mini-cab.
I wouldn't use openId for banking but if I type a password into irc/msn/whatever, I would rather change it in one place than many.
With the current system of isolated authentication, there is a tradeoff between remembering dozens of passwords (and probably choosing less secure ones as a result) and reusing passwords on many sites (which risks the password being leaked and makes changing password much more difficult)
people seem to assume that greg would keep the shares he bought. The trick is selling them before the spammer. you won't make as much (possibly less than the associated cost of buying them) and it is a risk (you have to judge when the spammer will sell) but it isn't simply giving money to the spammer.
NB. http://www.spamstocktracker.com/ shows the current price of the shares. The only interesting point is the qualative evidence in the note that says they rise minimally before diving. A table of theoretical maximum gains would be a lot more interesting than current prices.
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