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Comment Re:Give me a raise (Score 1) 301

The idea of getting a raise is what's wrong.

When you want to earn more money, you look for another job - internal or external - that pays more.

Pay raises are - for the vast majority - little more than cost of living increases, which is a fairly trivial thing to include in any culture like this one.

Comment I always assumed that (Score 4, Funny) 212

loading all this crap was tolerated by Microsoft because it was the main impetus for people buying new PCs.

Now that Android is taking over the personal OS landscape, and PC sales are dropping, MS doesn't gain as much as they used to, and now actually feels the pain from allowing this to happen, they decide to remove them.

Comment Re:it's not "slow and calculated torture" (Score 2, Insightful) 743

You forgot about the recent elections where Greece elected a government who ran on an anti-austerity (pro-communist) platform, just at the time when austerity was starting to actually work for their economy. The Greek people's propensity to turn to communism whenever they have a financial problem is a bit worrisome, since it shows how clearly deluded they are with respect to how well communistic economies have (and still do) behave.

A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you. -- Ramsey Clark