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Comment: Re:Thank you apple! (Score 1) 302

by Dragonslicer (#47936681) Attached to: Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

...and it is amazing how hard it is for some people to understand the difference between losing market share in a saturated market and your market share growing slower than a still expanding market. In percentages your market share may be declining even though your sales are still growing.

Uh, the definition of "market share" is the percentage of the whole, no matter the size of the market. If the percentage is going down, then by definition they are losing market share, even if raw sales numbers are increasing.

Whether the most important number is market share, raw sales number, amount of profit, or something else, that depends on who you ask.

Comment: Re:Obama administration (Score 1) 196

by Dragonslicer (#47918783) Attached to: WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

Boeing has more union employees. Democrats are always in the pocket of BigLabor. Boeing is going to get favorable treatment from a administration led by a Democrat.

Seems like you could have put in more effort, but I'll give an extra point for the nice use of capital casing on "BigLabor".


Comment: Re:COBOL (Score 4, Funny) 385

by Dragonslicer (#47863977) Attached to: Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative
Reminds me of a good joke:

In 2010, a COBOL programmer developed a rare fatal disease for which there was no known cure. The programmer was cryogenically frozen, to be revived when a cure had been found.

In the year 9999, the programmer is revived. When he wakes up, he asks the doctors what year it is, and when they tell him, he asks if they finally found a cure for his disease. They answered, "We're sorry, but no, we still haven't found a cure. But it's almost the year 10,000, you see, and you know COBOL..."

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