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Comment Re:How about we treat the rest of the world better (Score 3, Interesting) 332

While I agree with your sentiment in terms of how we should treat the other peoples of this planet, I don't believe the radical Muslim world's hate for the US and the West - and what they represent, for that matter - has anything to do with how the West has treated them.

I mean, come on. They attack and destroy girls' schools, just because they exist. They destroy irreplaceable historic monuments, just because they exist. What did either of those do to them to "earn" their wrath?

Comment Re:Lightning Strikes Twice with Entitled Customer (Score 1) 337

It was late... So what? Other paying customers were waiting and yet they didn't make a pretentious internet rage blog post telling Musk how he should feel or how to run his business.

And you know this how, exactly? Have you actually checked?

Even if a bunch of them complained... unless they have some sort of a well-known online presence, it's unlikely anyone would notice.

Comment Re:What works for Jack Welch doesn't always work.. (Score 2) 250

Morons who manage by arbitrary metric tend to do a lousy job of it. Because apparently reality is a problem for such people.

I don't think reality is the issue. The real problem is those people are simply bad at their job (managing) - but they are being paid large amounts of money do do exactly that. They are constantly terrified of being found out, so they grasp onto any simplistic "management" notion their little intellects can actually grasp.

Comment Re:it looked so much like layoffs (Score 4, Insightful) 250

It looked so much like layoffs that I thought it was layoffs.

Well, it does seem pretty obvious they are coming...

Really, this guy should be thanking Yahoo, not suing them. They've given him a head start over the thousands of other Yahoo employees that'll soon be flooding the marketplace.

Comment Re:Why this is special (Score 1) 132

For those who'll say "it's been done before:" no, not like this.

Yeah, one of my coworkers has a wireless charging Android phone of some sort, and every time someone bumps his desk it "breaks".

That said, given Apple's track record the past half-decade (in my experience, at least), I wouldn't be surprised if their offering is terribly buggy as well - at least at the software end of things.

Comment Re:Going after the wrong people (Score 1) 268

Why can't FTDI realise that this kind of behaviour is only going to hurt innocent end users, rather than the people responsible for peddling counterfeit devices?

Why does the MPAA keep trying to come up with new encryption schemes for physical and electronic movie media when that kind of behavior is only going to hurt innocent end users?

I assume the answers to these two questions - as well as other related questions - involves the terms "decision-makers", "narcissistic", and "sociopaths".

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