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Comment Re:Yocto! (Score 1) 214

G R Double-E N Leaves G R Double-E N Leaves

It's so easy! Happy-go-lucky! We are the world! We did it! Hyuu! Hyuu! Hyuu! Hyuu! Osu! Osu! Osu! Osu! (Ai!) Yocto! Yocto! Daigaku gohgaku Yocto! Yocto! Shachoh shuunin Happa ichimai areba ii. Ikite iru kara lucky da!

Yocto! Yocto! Tohsen kakujitsu Yocto! Yocto! Nihon daihyoh Yannaru kurai kenkoh da. Everybody say yocto!

I changed the minds of a nation and all I got was this stupid song written in my honor.

Comment Re:Wait a minute... (Score 2, Interesting) 282

I'm not a savvy businessman, but I would think that diversifying a business can be too risky if you don't have the free capital to blow. I've personally seen a couple small companies strong core products sunk by risky, expensive, time consuming endeavors in new markets. In Ebay's case, you might argue that they could take the risk because of their size, but in a theoretical world where the economy keeps getting worse instead of rebounding, that $2.5 billion (approx., too lazy to scroll up and fact check) they paid for Skype could be the difference between them floating the operating costs of their core business for a not-insignificant amount of time or failing.

I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.