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Comment: Re:Problem is, that hollywood is ran by MBAs (Score 2) 1029

" The town will never be the same. After the Tangiers, the big corporations took it all over. Today it looks like Disneyland. And while the kids play cardboard pirates, Mommy and Daddy drop the house payments and Junior's college money on the poker slots. In the old days, dealers knew your name, what you drank, what you played. Today, it's like checkin' into an airport. And if you order room service, you're lucky if you get it by Thursday.

Today, it's all gone. You get a whale show up with four million in a suitcase, and some twenty-five-year-old hotel school kid is gonna want his Social Security Number. After the Teamsters got knocked out of the box, the corporations tore down practically every one of the old casinos. And where did the money come from to rebuild the pyramids? Junk bonds. "

-Same "Ace" Rothstein in Casino

Comment: Re:Not a lot of assets (Score 3, Insightful) 41

by Wireless Joe (#39978415) Attached to: Online Music Storage Firm MP3tunes Files For Bankruptcy

FTA: MP3tunes had filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 code, which envisages liquidation of a company's operation. In the court filing, the company had listed out assets of about $7,800 and liabilities of $2.1 million. Good luck with that...

They should just sell some of the trillions of dollars worth of song files they're holding on to. According to statutory damages, each song is worth about $150K; they could erase their entire debt by selling just 14 tracks.

Comment: A little of column A, and a little of column B (Score 1) 279

by Wireless Joe (#39120931) Attached to: I prefer my input devices to be as _______ as possible.
I'll wait a generation or two, and pick up the most comfortable, least expensive item I can get my hands on. Of course, part of a device being comfortable is having it be precise and customizable so I don't have to focus too hard on using it, otherwise that's where the "withstands violent impact" option comes in.

I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky

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