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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Hey Colonel Travis? How many megapixels is the digital camera you shot that with?
    It's a crappy P&S Nikon 5600, about 7 years old. I believe it's 5 MP, but the lenses on these kinds of cameras are so tiny the resolution doesn't matter in a lot of shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
    Microsoft knows more about YOUR and MY productivity than YOU and I do.
    My favorite sentence.
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    Distorted Telemetry


    Sinofsky is distorting the telemetry to justify his position (i.e. he is being deliberately misleading, or he's an idiot).
    This is exactly what happened with the "Ribbon".

    What the telemetry actually proves is:

    • MS is unable to explain the operation of their products.
    • The included "Help" files aren't helpful.


    The existence of numerous sites like SevenForum, shows this.

    It's exactly the same behaviour that the Pharmaceutical Industry engages in.
    They test their own drugs, collect the results and then release the results that "prove" their new "wonder" drug works.
    Any results that dispute those findings are mysteriously lost/shredded.

    Survey results can easily be distorted.
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: [demonstrating how public surveys can reach opposite conclusions] Mr. Woolley, are you worried about the rise in crime among teenagers?
    Bernard Woolley: Yes.
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Do you think there is lack of discipline and vigorous training in our Comprehensive Schools?
    Bernard Woolley: Yes.
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Do you think young people welcome some structure and leadership in their lives?
    Bernard Woolley: Yes.
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Do they respond to a challenge?
    Bernard Woolley: Yes.
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Might you be in favour of reintroducing National Service?
    Bernard Woolley: Er, I might be.
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Yes or no?
    Bernard Woolley: Yes.
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Of course, after all you've said you can't say no to that. On the other hand, the surveys can reach opposite conclusions.
    [survey two]
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Mr. Woolley, are you worried about the danger of war?
    Bernard Woolley: Yes.
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Are you unhappy about the growth of armaments?
    Bernard Woolley: Yes.
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Do you think there's a danger in giving young people guns and teaching them how to kill?
    Bernard Woolley: Yes.
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Do you think it's wrong to force people to take arms against their will?
    Bernard Woolley: Yes.
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Would you oppose the reintroduction of conscription?
    Bernard Woolley: Yes.
    [does a double-take]
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: There you are, Bernard. The perfectly balanced sample.
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    "Yes, Prime Minister - The Ministerial Broadcast" (1986)
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