where da 8 track go??
Ray Manzarek dies and this shit gets posted?
Have some PRIORITIES, man!
"I don't understand how businesses work!"
Please note that the CEO of Circuit City (or any corporation, typically) has vested interest. This is so that they don't get rewarded for destroying the company. You point out a person who ran a business, made mistakes running this business, and destroyed it. Please note that Circuit City went out of business, and no longer has a CEO position (he's fired!). Please note that the CEO in question is James Marcum, who now makes $50K/year, according to Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/profile/james-marcum/). Your point of a single technology company which bankrupted itself is not supportive evidence of the point that "CEOs make too much money!". It is especially invalid when your example CEO now makes 10% higher than the national average salary (http://www.ssa.gov/oact/cola/AWI.html).
This is either an extremely naive CEO apology or you've drunk the kool-aid. A CEO losing a job is no where NEAR equivalent to a regular worker losing a job. Sure he went to $50 a year, but read the previous post... just the bonus they paid themselves is $5 million! JUST THE BONUS. Anybody with a little sense can invest that and live of that bonus itself! And I have no idea what he was paid previously, but I am guessing millions. Also not listed is what golden parachute he got at then end of his job... another advantage a CEO has over your regular joe worker. Do you really think that's a bad consequence for him personal? It's not like he's starting from ground zero and has to LIVE on $50k a year. If Marcum is not rich now then he WAS truly an idiot. This is really a high-order false equivalency.
Newegg might be smaller than Lucent, but they are still not a Mon 'n' Pop. I know that in the corporate mind anything under a thousand employees is "small business" but, face it, Newegg is not small business.
The real tragedy with patent trolls is that the *real* small business can not fight them. They can shut down a business writing innovative software with 2-3 employees just like that.
Good for Newegg, but treating it like a David vs. Goliath win is not too smart.
The way my luck would work would be the one time the busty, hot, horny pizza girl actually fulfilled the porn fantasy she's go to the wrong house (222 Whatever Drive instead of 222 Whatever Lane). I can never have good luck or nice things happen.
We rented the family house to some friends while I lived out of town. This was 12 years ago or so now.
I still get 1-2 pieces of mail addressed to them per year. The address is still floating around some mailing lists (probably the purchased variety).
I actually do think there is a major difference here, that being that it's a part of the original ap and not an add on. When ad blocking is an add on (like adblocker) it is quite obviously the user's choice and it isn't a corporate decision.
It also guarantees that a certain percentage of people will see the ads. For instance I deal with people who in my line of work that get amazed when you show them their O.S. has a built in calculator program. They don't have enough smarts or knowledge to put in an ad blocker or, god forbid, edit a hosts file!
It's funny that most of the time MS could give a rat's about feedback. The only feedback that ultimately means anything is when people stop buying their products (ala Windows 8) and they're absolutely FORCED to get out of their bubble or the product completely dies.
Doesn't Google get it? Microsoft is ABOVE all rules and standards.
What a joke. If Google wasn't living up to a Microsoft EULA the whining from Redmond would be unbearable where I am at from Indiana.
While there is cross-corporation wank going on here it does seem that Microsoft arrogance is coming out here again.
No one here screaming about private property??
Who cares unless you live in Utah or in a monastery?
However the Utah thing is relevant as they watch more porn per capita than anywhere else in the U.S....
It seems like fragmentation is an old argument to be regularly trotted out. It's not that it isn't a problem (it is in some cases where developers rely on package managers) but when it's been used so much then the argument starts with two of three strikes. If you're going to whine about fragmentation then at least have an example to site. The examples with Linux are starting to get thin, and with Android the examples are even thinner.
The fragmentation problems that I have seen have to do with apps like Hulu mostly, and that is a TOTALLY self-caused situation.
That's Ubuntu for Android and a separate project. It actually, IMHO, has more usefulness than an entire Ubuntu OS for phones, which is what this thread is actually about. It's hard to search for information for one of these without getting information about the other.
If it runs a version of zeitgeist, no fucking way.
Margaret Atwood's "Positron" series of E-books explores the idea of a community that is set up where people volunteer to be locked up half the time so that everyone can have jobs. It's not a very practical idea (the ultimate version of the Broken Window fallacy) but it's an interesting thought experiment... a self-supporting community that is held together because at any one time the other half of the population is in jail and needs to be supported.