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Comment: Re:A Little Quick Math (Score 0) 436

by Forrest Kyle (#35637404) Attached to: US Competitiveness Chief Immelt's GE Tax Bill: $0
This is occurring under the Obama administration, and is being perpetrated by a man appointed by Obama. The article also mentions the efforts Reagan took to close corporate tax loopholes. And you quickly extrapolated from that the Republicans are the cause of all evil. Your mind is as small and flails just as wildly as those you accuse of being limited in mental scope.

Comment: It's time to rebrand (Score 5, Insightful) 351

by Forrest Kyle (#34358928) Attached to: Windows Phone 7 Sales Continue To Struggle
They shouldn't have attached the "Windows" brand to their phone. Windows is a desktop operating system. It has a popularized reputation (warranted or not) for being unwieldy, crashing, being expensive, and mostly dedicated to the accomplishment of boring or undesirable tasks like work, writing papers, using Office, etc. They should have created a new brand for the phone.

Having a "Windows Phone" from Microsoft is sort of like IBM coming out with a social networking site called "The IBM Human Interaction System" and then marketing it to young people as hip and cool. There is an emotional and/or psychological disconnect between the nature of the product and the mental conception people have of the brand.

Even though it's stupid, when I see the Android ads I think "oh cool, an ANDROID! I wonder what it can do? It looks futuristic. I kind of want one." (note: I don't have a smart phone because I think they are stupid.) However, when I hear the word "Windows Phone", it makes me feel like getting one would be like keeping a chunk of my job in pocket. No thanks.

Comment: You get what you don't pay for (Score 2, Insightful) 404

by Forrest Kyle (#33231782) Attached to: ISP Owner Who Fought FBI Spying Freed From Gag Order
Here's a reminder for all the Obama fanatics:

"the fight over NSLs is not over. The Obama administration has been seeking to expand the FBI’s power to demand internet activity records of customers without court approval or suspicion of wrongdoing. If granted, the data sought without a court order could expand to include web browser and search history, and Facebook friend requests."

It puts many of the anti-Bush wiretapping arguments in perspective. I was certainly not a supporter of George W. Bush, but my support of Ron Paul is looking more sparkling by the month.

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