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Comment: Re:Guys seriously please dont hate us! (Score 5, Informative) 698

by MrBandersnatch (#45713885) Attached to: NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware

I thought it was odd too untli I read the article and realised they were not talking about a real threat, they were talking about an analysts scenario. To quote:

"One of our analysts actually saw that the nation state had the intention to develop and to deliver — to actually use this capability — to destroy computers."

So basically this is a fear-mongering story since if the country in question had had the intention and capability to deploy such an attack, it would have been SUCCESSFUL. Only a small proportion on PCs would have been "fixed" if they had "worked with computer manufacturers".

They really do think everyone is stupid don't they?

Comment: Culture of fear? (Score 1) 240

by MrBandersnatch (#44265631) Attached to: Maybe Steve Ballmer Doesn't Deserve the Hate

I *hear* that MS has a culture of fear, where lower levels are basically expected to kowtow to the management line. A company without dissent and an environment where employees can air and discuss their opinions is VERY bad since decision making then lays in the hands of the select few, and when mistakes are being made, people are prevented from even pointing out those mistakes.

So far we've seen the disasters of Surface pro, Windows 8 metro, XBone, and I'm sure there are others I'm missing. That a company could have such a litany of product disasters suggests that the culture doesn't exist where *innovative & good* products can be made anymore (MS does have good products but these tend to be either their mainstays e.g. office, rebadged hardware).

The blame for this *has* to rest at the top.

Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.

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