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Comment Re:Perhaps you should consider (Score 1) 329 329

I'm not a Boston Children's constituent. But perhaps you should consider that in a given metro area, there is usually only one choice for top-tier pediatric care. Who says the parents in this case are right, and why are people blindly trusting them? Just like with Sarah Murnaghan -- Anonymous got involved there too, and didn't fully comprehend the issues at stake here. Many parents in the transplant community fell on both sides of that issue, but Anonymous bought the media story, lock, stock, and barrel and began threatening medical organizations with little comprehension of the issues.

Comment Re:Already affecting patients (Score 1) 329 329

That's nice. I don't think any of us know the full side of the story. That part doesn't matter. Anonymous is now potentially interfering with the health of other children. This is not a bank. Also, as I have already mentioned, my child is a frequent flier at a children's hospital, so let me say, fuck you very much.

Comment Already affecting patients (Score 3, Interesting) 329 329

My son is a child with fragile health, and we associate with many other, similar families as a support mechanism. While I am not in the Boston area, we do know families that are there, and who frequent Boston Children's. One of them that we associate with let everyone in one of these support groups know that the patient scheduling system had been affected by the Anonymous operation, and so she was unable to schedule her son's surgery. Boston Children's needs to keep their clinical systems more protected, but the bottom line is that Anonymous is filled with grade-A assholes.

Comment Re:Warning Shot (Score 2, Informative) 148 148

If you're suggesting that a single assassination was the reason for starting it, you may wish to go read some more about it. The major players had been itching for a fight for decades. It was essentially an attempt to resolve differences left from the Prussian wars of the 1860s-1870s, which set the stage for 120 years of a crapsack continent.

Comment Re:Boring. (Score 1) 206 206

Why not? Lasseter (who DID the technical work) credited him with making Pixar what it was. Without Jobs, they'd still be doing contract work and/or shorts. In fact, Jobs was the one who said it was OK to produce shorts. More than likely, they would have been out of business.

Comment The Mulally analogy is broken (Score 1) 394 394

1. Mulally is a competent CEO. The jury is still out on Apotheker. 2. Mulally actually knows how to design and build planes. He led the project to build the Boeing 777, which is a high-margin product that kept cash coming in during Boeing's last decade, which has been rough for other reasons.

Comment Interview of Bill Warren being owned (Score 4, Informative) 257 257

Here is an interview with Bill Warren on The Roe & Roeper radio show on Chicago's WLS-AM station. If you want to skip past the B.S., just listen to to the last four minutes where a professional salvage operator completely shows him up.

Comment Northrop (Score 2, Informative) 147 147

It should be noted that Scaled Composites has been a unit of Northrop Grumman for a couple of years now. With Burt Rutan retiring, it will become more under NGC control. However, NGC does not have a regular rocket launch unit as Boeing and Lockheed does, so there's no reason that NGC will not continue allowing Scaled Composites to prosper.
Portables (Apple)

Apple Issues Firmware Upgrade For MacBook Pro 52 52

Lucas123 writes "After declining comment on an apparent downgrade to the serial ATA hard drive interface in its new MacBook Pros, from 3Gbps to 1.5Gbps, Apple today issued a firmware upgrade to fix a problem reported by 'a small number of customers' using drives based on the latest SATA specification. Apple warned that it has not shipped drives operating at the higher-speed specification, saying, 'While this update allows drives to use transfer rates greater than 1.5Gbit/sec, Apple has not qualified or offered these drives for Mac notebooks and their use is unsupported.'"

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