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Comment: Re:N4N? (Score 1) 185

Hell Bill Joy is a senior partner.

. . . and if anyone wants to file an editor gender suit . . . Bill Joy wrote vi . . .

That one would be a hoot and a half in court. None of the jurors would really understand what it was all about, and the court case would be finished, before emacs loaded.

+ - Ellen Pao Loses Silicon Valley Gender Bias Case Against Kleiner Perkins->

Submitted by vivaoporto
vivaoporto (1064484) writes "As reported by the New York Times, USA Today and other publications, a jury of six men and six women rejected current Reddit Inc CEO Ellen Pao’s claims against her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Ms. Pao’s suit, that allegged employment discrimination based on gender, workplace retaliation and failure to take reasonable steps to prevent gender discrimination, asked $16 million in compensatory damages plus punitive damages.

The jury decided, after more than two days of deliberation and more than four weeks of testimony, that her formed employer neither discriminated against the former junior partner for her gender, nor fired the complainant because of a high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm in 2012.

She alleged that Kleiner Perkins had promoted male partners over equally qualified women at the firm, including herself, and then retaliated against her for raising concerns about the firm’s gender dynamics by failing to promote her and finally firing her after seven years at the firm after she filed her 2012 lawsuit."

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+ - Intel Finally Has a Challenger in the Server Market: IBM->

Submitted by itwbennett
itwbennett (1594911) writes "With AMD's fade out from the server market and the rapid decline of RISC systems, Intel has stood atop the server market all by itself. But now IBM, through its OpenPOWER Foundation, could give Intel and its server OEMs a real fight in China, which is a massive server market. As the investor group Motley Fool notes, OpenPOWER is a threat to Intel in the Chinese server market because the government has been actively pushing homegrown solutions over foreign technology, and many of the Foundation members like Tyan are from China."
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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!

People will buy anything that's one to a customer.