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Comment: Re:She should be fired (Score 2, Insightful) 108

Ginni Rometty is pushing 60 years old. She will probably dead in twenty, or so Alzheimered out, that there is no difference anyway.

What does she care, how her decision affects the position of IBM or the US in the future?

She is concerned with cashing in, like, now.

+ - 'No Survivors' Expected In France Plane Crash->

Submitted by johnsnails
johnsnails (1715452) writes "A passenger plane has crashed in France, with all 148 people on board thought to have died.

The Airbus A320, operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline, came down in the southern French Alps between Barcelonnette and Digne.

Flight 4U 9525 sent out a distress signal at 10.45am (9.45am UK time) on its route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf."

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Comment: Re:Well that should make it easy (Score 2) 108

for IBM to lay off another couple hundred thousand.

The last time Ginni Rometty fired a bunch of IBMers . . . just a few months ago . . . she was rewarded with a $7 million bonus.

Why would she not want to lay off another bunch? She will get another $7 million for that again.

Comment: Re:List culled from public sources, and here it is (Score 1) 332

Oh, my fucking God! The Muslims killed Captain Crunch . . . and Snap, Crackle and Pop . . . and the Trix Rabbit! Things are getting serious now! C'mon Americans! Radical Muslims are easy to spot. Their women wear head to toe burkas. You are armed to the teeth . . . you just need to shoot at the burkas!

Otherwise, Muslims will take out your breakfast precious bodily fluids!

Comment: Re:Transplant (Score 2) 221

by PolygamousRanchKid (#49255865) Attached to: World's 1st Penis Transplant Done In South Africa

It's a good thing the other guy had a spare to share

Actually, I was wondering if they had a one-per-patient policy. Having a "Kerberos" or a "Ghidra" would be quite amusing . . . a great Halloween gag! But it might get you on the sex-offenders list.

I think men would sign up on the donor list. Think about it . . . you can keep on fucking, even after you have died!

Now I am waiting for the post, "Why is this News for Nerds" . . .

+ - World's 1st Penis Transplant Done in South Africa->

Submitted by PolygamousRanchKid
PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) writes "The world's first successful penis transplant has been performed by surgeons in South Africa, Bloomberg News reported Friday. The 21-year-old recipient has made a full recovery and regained all functions in the transplanted organ. The nine-hour operation was done Dec. 11 by surgeons from Stellenbosch University and Cape Town's Tygerberg Hospital, the university said Friday in a statement.

The unidentified patient had his penis amputated three years ago in a life-saving procedure after he developed complications from a traditional circumcision.

"Our goal was that he would be fully functional at two years and we are very surprised by his rapid recovery," said Dr. Andre van der Merwe, head of the university's urology division, who led the surgical team."

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