Why we see lots of videos from Russian roads?

If you are watching a car accident or any other incident involving cars (like falling meteorite captured on video from a car) on Youtube, it’s most likely a Russian video. Has anyone bothered to ask why?

Russia is a specific country…That’s a diplomatic way of describing their reality. It’s traffic police and courts are even more specific… So Russian citizens have found a way for their corrupted police, and for their slow courts and judges who are unable to determine the fault on some traffic incidents.

Electronics aren’t so expensive nowadays, so lots of people can afford to own a camera permanently recording their every journey, they don’t need lots of memory… If nothing happens they just delete it. Unless there is a police patrol accusing you of something you haven’t done or meteorite falling from the sky.., or…

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Screen should be revolutionized in phones

Some time ago I wrote about Samsungs S4 and its lack of innovation (same story with every new iPhone). I mentioned the battery issue in that post, now it’s time for another feature.

Someone could change the second element that hasn’t changed in the last decade: screen. I mean come on do we really need that many pixels on a 4 inch screen? No matter how many pixels you are gonna put on this small screen it is still gonna be a damn small screen, I can read a couple of messages on it. But I do not like reading articles or watching photos and videos on it. So please think of something to make the display bigger without making the phone bigger. And make it more flexible, and unbreakable and less energy consuming.

Of course what comes on your mind is Google’s new invention.

Why I would never want to become a social media expert?

Remember back in the 90ies? Each person capable of doing something a little bit more complicated than turning the PC on and starting the desired program, was a computer genius. If someone could type on keyboard pretty fast, than he was an expert. Installing a program? Noooo… You have to call an expert for that. What happened to these people, when kids grew up. The kids that could do all of these things with eyes closed, while playing scrabble. Oooh and BTW everything got a lot easier to do.

So here we are XXI century decade of social media madness, social media experts, journals, analysts, companies, blabla… What for? Every kid is better in managing social media profile than most of these people and companies. And every kid has a lot of friends with the same skills. You think the world is going to need so many social media experts when all of these youngsters grow up and go to work?

NO! It’s gonna be just another necessary, basic skill everyone os gonna have to know. So who is gonna need all these social media experts? Just a few exceptions probably. If I were you I wouldn’t go for this kind of career in long therm planning.

Why all these how to start a blog articles suck

A.K.A. how to mess up your blog from the beginning. You start a blog… and you start reading about how to start a blog. And boy are those posts just WRONG. Most of them write quite good tips like ‘share it with your friends’ etc. etc. BUT almost all of these ‘how to blog successfully’ posts tell you 1 BS:  write at least 1 post a day. And all I see is a flood of blogs trying to keep up with post rate of Mashable, Thenextweb or TechCrunch or any other. Continue reading

The future isn’t about owning things, it’s about leasing them

John Lennon once sang:

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can

And as it turns out, he may have been right in predicting the future. No possession is an old idea, that did not work quite well, when it was implemented by the communists. But believe or not, like it or not our world may be heading into that direction once again. This time not because of the communism ideology, but sheer and honest capitalism greed :) So how did that happen? Continue reading

Skittles, are you sure you want to ignore The Trevyon Martin case?

Skittles Trevyon Martin issueI won’t write about rights or wrongs of this event. Instead I will just make an observation: Skittles – wrong place at the wrong time. Boy how messed up this whole situation is for their PR department.

Unintentionally and completely not due to their actions, they have become part of nation-wide anti-racism-murder campaign. Their product wast the main witness and became one of the symbols of the Trevyon Martin case. And how do you live with that?

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Are there any Russian multibillionaires reasonably spending their fortunes for mankind?

How Russian billionaires spend their moneyThis may be a very anti-Russian post. I don’t intend to commit such a post, so I have got a question. Do you know any Russian multibillionaires spending their fortunes for charities or scientific projects? Realizing passions that can benefit for mankind? It seemed hard to find, but maybe I am wrong.

Recently Jeff Bezos announced, that he is going to extract one of the Apollo 11 engines, that helped Apollo 11 to reach orbit. The engine lays currently few miles under the surface of Atlantic ocean. Bezos was already able to localize it, now he wants to take it to surface and put it in a museum. Nice. Continue reading

Is there a limit to our single-use production and consumption?

I worked as a sales representative in a few places, and I’ve seen the scale of products being wasted. Didn’t sell? Throw it out. Burn it, tore it, waste it. Why can we afford such mass waste of our resources?

I must ask: does the environment have a limit  to single-use goods production? By single-use I mean everything that breaks down and can’t be repaired  in a reasonable price. Today if your toaster, smartphone, computer or car breaks, very often it’s cheaper to purchase a new one, than repairing the old one.  We don’t have limitless supplies of resources necessary for production and distribution of consumer goods. It has to stop or otherwise we’ll run out of plastic, metals or other materials we use to manufacture our devices, cars, furniture, tools and other goods. Continue reading

The future of Samsung

Samsung surveyIn terms of global market share, Samsung is No. 1 in flat-panel TVs and memory chips; it is No. 2 in mobile handsets; it is one of the top suppliers in other home appliances. It’s a juggernaut, but don’t be deceived Nokia was a rockstar once, Microsoft was omnipotent and now…well they don’t have the best days of their lives. But Samsung has them currently. As we speak, their market share and revenues are rising. We see this mostly from the tech perspective – their Galaxy line is a strong competition to Apple’s products and like it or not – that’s one of the best things you can tell about a mobile devices company these days. But as first clouds on the horizon appear, the company must introduce new strategies into its plan. There are a lot of potential hazards waiting for the company of this size.

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