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Comment Re: Important Stuff (For the discussion) (Score 1) 428

It doesn't really matter who was in charge at HP after the founders left and the era of bottomless government spending on Cold War technology ended. The place was in trouble, and big changes were warranted.

All the boomers who had hunkered down in the back labs of HP and thought they had permanent jobs because they worked at a company headed by engineers had a day of reckoning.

It doesn't matter who was in charge. HP was headed down because nobody needed expensive instruments with their circuit boards gold plated "just because it's HP" anymore. I love all that cool old gear but am glad my taxes aren't paying for it anymore.

Carly isn't to blame, although, obviously she is popular to blame.

Comment Re:That isn't trustful. (Score 1) 570

If you don't trust Intel, don't run their microcode.

If you don't trust Logitech, don't use their mice and keyboards containing their firmware.

If you don't trust Seagate, don't use their hard drives containing their firmware.

If you don't trust Nvidia, don't use their graphics cards containing their firmware.

None of the above are open source, and at least one of the above is in many, many machines running a Linux-kernel based OS.

Comment Re:Apple is doomed (Score 1) 428

A weird engineer who couldn't find engineering software to do real work on his Mac SE in 1989? We're taking the kind of person who goes out of his way to be offbeat.

There wasn't engineering software to get to work in that era. You had Ashlar Vellum and you could compose pages on Pagemaker. And Excel.

Comment Re:Bet Alsop isn't used to being fired (Score 3, Funny) 339

The most deserving ones are obviously those who showed up two weeks early and pitched a tent to be first in line. Also they're wearing their Elon Musk fan club tee-shirt and cosplay as a Tesla Model X at every event that will allow them in. And that includes the strip mall near their home in Dubuque, Iowa.

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