The modern world seems to be such a scary place to some of you...
I realize that was meant to be snotty but ... well ... "why is your revenue flat ?"
some hi-tech buffoon wrote:
Yes. Another way to think about this is in many quarters, we would have a bunch of them that would actually move down the CPC, a bunch of them that would have moved up in click. It just happens that in the latter part of this year, they kind of all moved one way, which is not neither good nor bad. It just happens that the quality team and the advertising teams actually have kind of unearthed these type of opportunities. So it’s a bit of circumstantial as well.
... in case that wasn't clear enough ..
another extremely well-known blithering idiot wrote:
I can take, say, a little bit about CPC from my perspective. I think — and I don’t have the detail here, quarter or whatever, but I do think that CPCs — do vary a fair amount, and we’re not surprised by that. There are lots of product changes that we can make that can increase CPCs or decrease CPCs and kind of have a — or an inverse effect on the number of clicks and sort of not change the actual dollars spent, for example. And that’s not that surprising because we can do things that — in product changes that affect people’s attention to ads that Susan mentioned or that affect the quality of the conversions that advertises receive. They might receive better quality clicks, or they’re — or those — each CPC that they got that’s more likely to convert into what they care about. And so we are constantly optimizing all those things across a number of different product areas and ad placements and everything else. And our advertisers are doing the same, and the algorithms are also doing all that. So I think in any healthy economic — economy, like we have of advertising, we’re going to see variation in the different factors we use to measure it. And I’m not surprised by that.
These are direct quotes from the people running your biggest, bestest, most famous companies. These are the people the United States looks up to to create the "service economy" and "create jobs." These are the people who couldn't speak a simple, complete sentence in English if their fucking lives depended on it. These are the buffoons you put your faith in. This
is the best the United States has to offer.
Yeah. When you come right down to it, the modern world is a scary place for some of us. If the best you can find to run your country is only slightly less retarded than a chimpanzee with Down's syndrome, I'm scared. I admit it.
To get the thread back on track. Unless you need some very specific ZFS features, I have found FreeBSD to be a great replacement plus you get some of the Solaris goodies like Dtrace too, and the BSD jails can do a lot of what Solaris zones accomplish. Unless of course one is interested in solaris from a professional or production stand point. There is always illumos or nexenta which are carrying on the development of OpenSolaris.