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Comment: What an odd question... (Score 4, Insightful) 277

by MrChom (#45234613) Attached to: Can Nintendo Survive Gaming's Brave New World?
...because, I mean, cash rich companies with great selling mobile devices, portfolios of valuable IP, and games that sell 4+ million copies in a few days go bust all the time... Just because the WiiU isn't the hottest selling console doesn't mean the 3ds isn't doing utterly stupendous numbers for them.

Comment: Oh this will end well... (Score 1) 220

by MrChom (#44829115) Attached to: UK Gov't Outlines Plans To Privatize Royal Mail
...I mean it's not like we've already seen privatisations of Gas, Water, Steel, Coal, Telecoms, and Rail go down the tubes is it. And it's not like in some of those we're subsidising the PRIVATISED industry while they give bonuses to bosses. And it is absolutely not the case that a regulator has ever had to step in against any of those industries to stop them doing amoral or ridiculous things...

Comment: I don't see why.... (Score 1) 863

by MrChom (#29170895) Attached to: "Smart" Parking Meters Considered Dumb
...this is such a problem. Britain has operated this system for over 20 years as "Pay and Display", and I've never seen anyone over here take a real issue with it (Except that time where I overstayed and got fined £25 by Derby County Council....but it was my own fault, so hey, I wasn't too put out). It's not good or bad, just a way of paying for parking.

Comment: Re:It's not that bad, just stick with it! (Score 1) 474

by MrChom (#28374097) Attached to: Getting Beyond the Helldesk

If that wasn't funny it would be very very sad.

I work in schools IT, and let me tell you there's little to no improvement, just more and more people getting way out of their depth and not bothering to train to cover the gap. Instead it's front line support who has to pick up the slack and beat the solution into people.

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits. -- Robert Louis Stevenson