The airlines themselves are always going bankrupt because it's nearly perfect competition. Most people just buy the cheapest ticket from A to B, with no second thoughts. These programs help create a small number of customers who fly a specific airline or alliance, which gives them a slight edge.
I won't take an extra trip because I'm Premier 1K, but it does make me more likely to book on United than US Airways, since in the one case I'm likely to get upgraded and in the other case I'm not.
Desktop PCs used to be quite expensive, now they're not. Now they're so cheap that most people wouldn't even think about repair.
The shift to cloud services adds pressure to this. If your QuickBooks computer died, you had a huge problem. But if your QuickbooksOnline.Intuit.Com computer dies, you just get another web browser.
The shift to lightweight/mobile adds pressure to this as well. Desktops are now the exception, not the rule. The rule is now phones, laptops, and tablets in that order. Devices that are hard to service because making them serviceable would add weight and cost to every unit sold.
You need a new business model. That happens. Stop blaming Intel for the fact that it's not 1995 anymore.
Thanks for Chips n' Dips, and Slashdot. I hope you enjoy a little bit of respite while you discover what you want for the next step in your career. You started out with a big, highly influential bang, and I'm glad you're getting a bit of rest now.
All the best,
- some asshole on the internet who you don't actually know, but who is glad you did what you did.
What made me think that? You are a Republican, all the legislation they have passed in the last thirty years has been pro corporate and anti working class. I would assume if you wanted something different, you would have voted differently. To be fair, there are a few Democrats who are in bed with a few industries, but nothing like the wholesale sellout that is the modern Republican party.
I mean, are you rich? And I don't mean $250,000 a year or less, that's middle class. I mean, do you make most of your money from working, or investments? I could understand why a rich person would vote for the Republicans, but I've never understood why a poor or working class person would vote against their own interests like that. Republicans are out to destroy the working and middle classes, so that people are so desperate, they accept any job offer, no mater how crappy, dangerous, or demeaning. Republicans want investors to make all the money, and the only way to do that is to make sure everyone else is poor and desperate.
You have something against transsexuals? Even though your own mother is one? Man, I knew you Republicans were vicious, racist, prejudiced little turds, but that is taking things too far. She's your mom. Or dad? Anyway, whatever she was, she's a vivacious, attractive lady now, God alone knows what sick, fetid demon must have raped her to produce subhuman scum like you.
Compared to Palin? Super genius. But then, my dog is smarter than Palin.
Now you're being retarded. You can't be president and in the senate at the same time, dipshit. Do you really not understand how our political system works? Perhaps you should take a remedial class, but I fear the stupid is just too strong in you.
"Vandalism" is a matter of opinion,as we see here. One person's "vandalism" is another person's "cold hard facts." You can't have an encyclopedia anyone can edit without having some disputes over the content. Wikipedia is succeeding at what it set out to be. Maybe that's not what you want out of it, but it's what most of us want. There are non user edited encyclopedias out there, if that's what you want. It sounds like you have a problem with the foundational notion of just what wikipedia is, and while that is your right, it also amounts to tilting at windmills.
What could you possible show to dispute he is business friendly? Center right and genius are opinions, but business friendly, what the fuck more could he possibly have done to kiss corporate ass?
He's as ALMOST as liberal as Clinton was... almost. He is, in fact, a Corporate Republican's wet dream. Except for one small detail.
Stand up to WHAT? You really do live in another universe. Palin is the proto fascist who kowtows to any politician that she thinks might help her "career" while selling out to corporate interests like the Koch brothers as fast as she can. But I thought you were all for corporations?
That's what the real rat bastards want you to think: there is no difference between corrupt, evil, and monstrous.