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Comment Re:heh (Score 1) 136

Slashbonk: Technology news for cavemen, stuff that splatters.

1. Hacking with blunt objects
2. Encryption by smashing to pieces
3. Decryption? Make the cave-women do it!
4. Bronze vs. rocks, does it matter?
5. Will your job be outsourced to Pangaea?
6. How to tell if you are on Pangaea
8. How to get more cave-women into smashing
7. When to run from volcanoes
9. Numbering lists correctly
10. What are numbers?
11. What are lists?
12. Does it run Cavix?

Comment Re:The real Bill Gates of India (Score 1) 83

Waaaah businessmen are mean poopyheads!!! Are you nerds really so naive that you think that almost all successful CEOs aren't equally as ruthless? You don't succeed in business by being a wimp.

What I meant was one wouldn't brag about being like Gates if more knew his tactics. Perhaps ruthlessness is a necessary evil of a modern society, but people should at least be aware that it's being used.

Note I admire Steve Jobs far more than Gates because Jobs had a nose for what FUTURE consumers and movie goers would want (even though he was a still a jerk). Microsoft merely purchased or copied good existing products made by other co's and bundled them together.

Comment Re:Cost of access is key. (Score 1) 372

we don't know the reasons the Polynesians expanded. It is highly doubtful a lone couple of polynesians set sail on the high seas to find new islands. The amount of provisioning and boat building...analogous to modern government sponsorship

What's even more likely is that tribes who lost a war were tied into their own boats with meager rations and set to drift at sea. Most probably died, but a few got lucky. Perhaps this was part of a ritual.

Comment Re:The real Bill Gates of India (Score 2) 83

A lot of non-IT people don't know what a jerk Gates was. He was brilliant at killing off competitors using targeted sell-at-loss campaigns, bait-and-switch "standards", bundling, and locking one in to product upgrade cycles.

But that stagnated business software evolution and robbed the market of choice. I bet he'd make a great military general.

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.