If you've only gotten a 9% return in the past 12 months, you should either be near retirement or are way too conservative in your fund choices. I have a very diversified portfolio and still easily have a return above 20% in the last 12 months.
Are you on drugs? Bush was lambasted by the media. Constantly. Now Obama is in office. Remember how we're still fighting a war in Afghanistan? What happened to Guantanimo? The only reason we know ANYTHING about the NSA is because every news outlet would be dumb as a bag of rocks not to report it. It was thrown in their lap.
Who knows what else is going on. There's very little real journalism in today's media. Part of that really is a belief by many in the media that Obama is overall a great man and they should not pound him too hard for anything, and part of that is because of the KGB like surveillance of the media keeping everyone else in line as much as possible.
God damn it. disk? ruined the whole post.
Your word for today is Asshole. Learn what it means.
You need to stop being a disk when trying to make your point. It doesn't make you right.
Not that I think Mayer is any good as a CEO, but this entire article is based on the premise that most of their revenue in the second quarter was from selling off an investment which is false. The $1.07 billion in revenue is completely separate from the investment gain from Alibaba. Investment gains like that are never counted as revenue.
See official quarterly results for more details: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/yahoo-reports-second-quarter-2013-200500159.html
It is NOT reported as revenue. TFA and summary are wrong. If you want the details: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/yahoo-reports-second-quarter-2013-200500159.html
Yahoo! reported $1.07 billion in revenue without including the gain from Alibaba. The whole article makes little sense and the summary plays up a small piece from the article that isn't even correct. This should never have made it onto Slashdot.
While what you're saying is true for some corporations in the U.S., maybe most, there are plenty that treat their employees with respect as long as their employees respect the company. I left IBM for just such a company and am VERY happy at my new job. IBM will slowly whither and die if it continues on its track. Natural selection and a healthy entrepreneurship continually reform the corporate landscape ensuring only the fittest survive in the long run. And to be the fittest, you have to have a healthy corporate culture and good people.
I'll second everything in the parent post including the joy of leaving the company last year. I had joined in the late 90's and saw the party slowly end and the crushing grip of earnings expectations squeeze every last penny out of the soul of each employee, especially anyone with talent.
The company has been transformed by Palmisano into a company eating machine. The buying spree started around 2001 and has only increased. After each purchase of a company, any products it has are fed into the IBM sales machine which promises the world to every customer. Development then gets its hands on it and tries to graft every interface imaginable and scale it to hundreds of times anything that had ever been tried. Bandaids are wrapped on the thousands of issues that arise during this process and the product enters a permanent maintenance mode until another company is purchased with a similar product to replace it. Once replaced, it is summarily shat into the dung heap of end-of-life'd IBM crapware.
All "innovation" in IBM is now focused simply on how to make the Frankenstein mess of products the company has acquired over the past decade work with each other in only the simplest ways. No more room for real developers and in fact most good ones have either headed for the doors or are in the process of doing so.
If you want KVM with the manageability of VMWare, then oVirt is what you're looking for. Fee as well, open source and RedHat is investing heavily in it as they base their RedHat Enterprise Virtualization Manager product on it.
Solar panels are close to 40% efficient? As in, I can buy one of those now? Tell that to Sun Power that just released a panel with "World Record Breaking" efficiency of 21.5%.
> Wages in the US have not been on an inevitable downward march,
Adjusted for inflation, this statement is bullshit. Since 1999, household income has *fallen.* That's 14 solid years.
But hey, you go look up these facts yourself. They're googleable.
Umm, I'm not sure where you got your data since you didn't provide a source, but googling produced something different. Inflation adjusted wages have been pretty flat since 2000 at every income level. I actually have graphs to back this up. The bottom shows them going up from 2000 to 2007 and then dropping as would be expected in a recession.
So what war did Obama take us into to produce the massive spike in spending in the last four years?
How about the probes we have zipping around all over the solar system? Messenger is collecting tons of information about Mercury. Of course, our information on Mars is growing by leaps and bounds by the month and we have a probe on its way to Pluto due to arrive in a few years.
All done by NASA. The U.S. space program has continued to do great science since Voyager was launched and will continue into the future. Name another country that's even close.
"Any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word 'no'."
Hmm, kind of reminds me of this:
I read through the rules. It's nothing short of slave labor. They pay for only a few submissions and according to the rules every submission whether it wins or not is completely owned by Atari with all rights and copyrights included.
Oh and the "prizes" for the winners are only actually potential prizes. The actual amount paid is based on a percentage of the revenue from the game with the "prize" as the maximum.
What a f| |cking scam.