I know that editor's at slashdot have a reputation for not editing summaries, but this has got to be the worst example of a summary I've ever seen. Perhaps Timothy's shift key is broken, or is it now acceptable to start sentences with a lowercase letter? Proper nouns seem to have escaped the need for an uppercase letter as well. I normally just ignore typos in the summaries, but this is beyond belief.
That might be interesting if: (a) somebody didn't reference the law every time they see a headline ending with a question mark (i.e. every couple of minutes) - I assume to look intelligent; and (b) if it were actually true. Did you know that any headline ending in a question mark can also be answered 'yes'? Or even, shock, 'maybe', or even more shocking 'possibly'?
I agree that the grammar could use a lot of work, however their name is Panagiotis. This name suggests to me that English is not their native language, so I'll cut them some slack. Delving deeper, the name Panagiotis suggests that the person is from ancient Greece. I'd have to do some more research but it's even possible that they're from a period even earlier than the so-called Archaic Period. This dates them at somewhere between 2000 and 4000 years of age. Given the transformations that all languages have experienced throughout the last 2000 to 4000 years it seems reasonable to expect some differences in grammar and punctuation.
Finally I got 5th post!
The only thing detracting from my enjoyment is that it's possibly the last post in this thread as well.
a) because it's behind a paywall; and b) how can the original data even hope to be located when a majority of the population can't even read the paper?
What happens if they do make a billion dollar fuck up? They get a big golden parachute and dismissed. Big deal; i.e. there is no risk for them.
I am not labelling the majority of individual US citizens as sadistic, egotistical, greedy, sociopathic, controlling, corrupt, stupid and dishonest. Just the US nation as a whole (i.e. your government, your spies and the business and banking leaders and their "top people".) The rest of the world is waking up to the disease that's called the US, the internal stability of the US is eroding rapidly, and we're quite possibly witnessing the spiralling downfall of a once great nation. I empathise with those in the US who have or will be caught up in this downfall, but your own government will probably just call it collateral damage.
I'm not sure why Amazon is being singled out here, except perhaps that it's a great example. The root problem is the greed of American-based companies and their total disregard or apathy towards their employees. The only people working for these parasitic companies that make money are the directors and C*s; their inflated value of what the "top people" do and the remuneration they award these so-called "top people" is outrageous. There really does need to a proper evaluation of how wages within a US-based company are distributed amongst the employees. Is a CEO really worth the same as 10000 (or more) "workers"? No, of course not. For a start, without workers there is no company and there is no profit because without workers the damn company can't even make a cent. And don't get me started about boards having to look out for their shareholders; if that was truly the case then proper and fair distribution of remuneration throughout the workers would be exactly the same (it's just the the C*s wouldn't earn 10 (or more) figure salaries whilst the minions earn 5 figure salaries, or maybe 6 if they're lucky.) The greed is sickening. The US culture is sickening. More and more countries are realising this. I fully support the workers; if they don't stand up, who will? It does seem that US workers seem to just accept this shit, but fortunately the rest of the world does seem to have more of a clue.
I thought 911 was meant for emergency calls. This hardly seems like an emergency.
Well, don't fucking burn your employees out then.
Why didn't you call an ambulance and go to ER just like you did in the US? That's weird. Your post suggests that Australia doesn't have hospital, ambulances and ER and that complete and utter rubbish.
They spent 530 pounds for the broadband delivery program. Didn't somebody tell them that that's only enough money to have (maybe) a 10 minute meeting?
That's fucking epic. How will Adobe continue to develop any of those applications without it?
They'll just have to start again. There will be a lot of Adobe developers putting in a lot of time to rewrite all that code.
I have no idea what the judges were asking and I'm pretty sure they'd label me as a dismal bot