* You younger puppies ** probably don't remember vinyl records, which would sometimes scratch, then fail to move the needle from one groove.
Who doesn't remember vinyl?
No they can not. Patenting anything that occurs naturally
Exactly, just like software can't be patented!
> Why would a customer pay 3x for your employer's output than they would the Indian company?
All but two of the Indians I have worked with in the last 3 years have been fucking useless. They have no drive, no curiosity, and no initiative.
The Indians working at the outsourcing firms are at the equivalent of a soul-less telemarketing job. They are rewarded for following a script, closing tickets quickly and are punished for any initiative that would take time. Of course your view of them looks like that. The management of the body shop trained them to do that to maximize profit under the stupid contract the US management signed. The Indian's themselves aren't stupid.(though the body shops may pay too little to attract the brightest) US companies could pay for better service, or open a 'support branch' in India so they could keep experienced people and train them to own problems while still paying lower wages.
It seems the US management doesn't care if the current support agreement doesn't work well and frustrates the US workers, and they're happy to try and turn employment at their company into share cropping. That's your problem.
Yes, right... Like you made any difference. When you boycott a giant like Sony, you're just one of an incredibly small number who will make no impact whatsoever.
Perhaps you've missed Sony's financial situation. Pre-rootkit I had a Sony TV; camcorder; reciever; digital camera; high end artisan monitor (21 inch
- used at 2048x1536 when LCDs were 1024x768); SVHS; 100 disc CD changer... I was the decision maker for purchasing computer equipment at work, and had been buying Sony products in the mix. Since that time? My career has taken off allowing for much greater toy spending. $10k+ in photo gear, but no Sony. There are no Sony TV/entertainment products in the new house, another $10k+ loss for Sony; 65 computer systems at work, with no Sony systems or peripherals. I'm asked for recommendations all the time, and never suggest Sony. Sony's rootkit cost them a minimum of $50k in direct sales, plus lost referrals. I had preferentially bought Sony before then.
There are so many folks doing the same that it has added up, and Sony's bottom line has suffered.
I, fr one, would rather pay $20/gallon of gas during a power outage
I, for one, am prepared for power outages.
You have a 400+ gallon tank of gas that you keep topped up with fresh gas? (it goes bad) That's barely enough to run one small generator for a few weeks, and after Katrina and Ike 3-4+ week outages were common so you'd need twice that much fuel.
Right storm. Within a few hours a 200 mile wide band of gas stations were completely out of fuel, leaving evacuees stranded for 24 hours or more. This started days before the storm, not because of last minute panic and lack of individual planning. People who have jobs left work to discover every gas station withing range of their car was already out of gas. It was a lesson to city planners about what just-in-time fuel inventory systems have done to evacuation planning. So sorry your google is broken, life must be hard for you.
Oh right, fucking nothing.
Know-nothing shitheads need to keep their god damned mouths shut until the find a fucking clue.
I was just thinking that myself.
If CBC can be sued for use of the video without a license, CBC should be able to sue CNN no less successfully, and for no less than the same amount they were sued for, for falsely representing their authorization to license it to them in the first place.
That's how it works/is supposed to work.
The creator of the video isn't responsible for sorting out what arrangement CNN and CBC had, or whether they actually had one at all. In the still image arena, unethical businesses try making the claim that they licensed images from stock, or that they hired a web developer who stole the image (claiming that means they aren't legally responsible...). The law makes the person distributing the image/video responsible for making sure they have the right to, to cut through that kind of smoke screen.
so why did they fire him for it?
He made it easier for FB outsiders to get the information without paying.
He made the sheep more aware of the sheering.
After Goliath's defeat, giants ceased to command respect. - Freeman Dyson