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Comment: Re:Simplr math ... (Score 1) 158

by BarbaraHudson (#49366265) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid

depends on your definition of losing. I see you've chosen - if you don't try, you can't fail. Typical nerd tactic to not try anything out of their comfort zone.

I've had to do plenty of things outside my comfort zone. That's how we learn. A lot of those things I'm now comfortable with.

As for Carly Fiorina, as I said before, the only hope she has of not losing is to not run.

Comment: Re:Money (Score 1) 158

by BarbaraHudson (#49365997) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid

“If we want mainstream and the middle class going and growing again, we’ve got to get small and family-owned businesses going and growing again,” she said.

She has the experience - she made a large business into a much smaller business. It's like "how do you get a million dollars?" "start with 10 million."

Comment: Re:Money (Score 2) 158

by BarbaraHudson (#49365873) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid
She was stupid enough to say this:

Fiorina said she could appeal to voters with a “deep understanding of how the economy actually works, having started as a secretary and become the chief executive of the largest technology company in the world.”

If she's running on that "record", she's dead in the water.

Comment: Re:Should be simple (Score 2) 56

by BarbaraHudson (#49365739) Attached to: Arduino Dispute Reaches Out To Distributors

The problem with that point of view is that Arduino SLR for years paid a royalty to Arduino LLC to use the name and logo. The Arduino SLR trademark was the equivalent of a "submarine patent" - one of the partners in the development of Arduino (who also did the manufacturing) filed a trademark application in his own name, before the group filed their trademark application, then waited years to pull this stunt, all the while paying a license fee so as not to tip his hand.

He only did so because Arduino LLC was going to go to a supplier with a much lower cost, so he was going to lose his profits from manufacturing, which are significant because he's selling them at 4x the cost of clones.

Comment: Re:Should be simple (Score 4, Informative) 56

by BarbaraHudson (#49365031) Attached to: Arduino Dispute Reaches Out To Distributors
Arduino SLR only filed for the US trademark in September of last year, and it hasn't been granted yet. Arduino LLC (Massachusetts) filed in 2009 and was granted the trademark in 2011. So in the US, Arduino SLR is infringing on Arduino LLC's trademark and their attempts to coerce distributors are tortious interference.

Comment: Re:Monopoly (Score 1) 183

by BarbaraHudson (#49364665) Attached to: Best Buy Kills Off Future Shop
The bougon nickname is the same as "Crappy Tire" for Canadian Tire, "WallyWorld" or "WallMutt" for Walmart, "Future Sh*t" for Future Shop, "Worst Buy" for Best Buy, etc. I've bought from all of them.. What I haven't done is succumb to buying on-line. My experience is that if you wait a bit and shop around, you can always get a better deal locally.

Comment: Re:My message to SJW (Score 1) 54

by BarbaraHudson (#49364653) Attached to: SJWs 15 minutes of fame is almost over.

The second paragraph makes it clear that the courts haven't "wavered", they've ditched the principle.

More recent cases such as AP Smith Manufacturing Co v. Barlow or Shlensky v. Wrigley suggest that the approach in Dodge no longer represents the law in most states, including Delaware, which regards the balancing of stakeholder interests as within a director's business judgment. Dodge has not been expressly overruled, but ceased to represent the law in most states.

Also, that case never made it to the supreme court, so it never represented the "law of the land" except in Michigan. So, want to try again?

Comment: Re:My message to SJW (Score 1) 54

by BarbaraHudson (#49364633) Attached to: SJWs 15 minutes of fame is almost over.
Living in a society that is just before the total breaking point is not something I would like to be in. I like that I am able to leave my door unlocked when I walk the dogs. And that we have universal medical and drug coverage. And that if someone's having a domestic dispute, nobody in the neighborhood has to worry about dodging bullets when things get really nasty between them.

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990

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