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Comment Makes it hard to decide what to watch (Score 1) 175

With so many new shows each year, I have trouble deciding what to watch. My time is limited so I can't watch even a few minutes of every one of them. I have to go by the previews, reviews, and advice of friends. By the time I find one I want to watch, they've cancelled it or keep moving it around on the schedule making it hard to find. The premium channels seem to do a better job of promoting and scheduling, and most of the better shows lately have been on them.

My solution is to just wait and catch a whole series on Netflix or Amazon Prime. It may be a year or more after the series has ended, but if it's good, I don't care.

Oh, and while there may be a ton of new shows, there are only a few good one. Most are pure crap.

Comment Re:Successes? (Score 1) 8

I can't speak about Brady, but there are lots books out there written by successful millionaire/billionaire business people. Warren Buffett has some titles out under his own name, notably "The Oracle Speaks," and he is without question "a billionaire running a company?"

Books are often more about ego or self-promotion than about royalties. And if you listen to mega-successful IT startup/IPO people, right after they get rich,many of them say the next they're going to do is write a book.

Of course, writing a book is hard, so few of them actually do it without a coauthor.

Thinking of which... I'm sort of available. I've written three books under my own name and two as a quiet ghost. No reason I couldn't take on another one. Anyone out there want to talk? (I'm at least 1/2 serious here.)


Video Brady Forrest Talks About Building a Hardware Startup (Video) 8

Brady Forrest is co-author of The Hardware Startup: Building Your Product, Business, and Brand. He has extensive experience building both products and startups, including staffing, financing, and marketing. If you are thinking or dreaming about doing a startup, you should not only watch the video to "meet" Brady, but read the transcript for more info than the video covers.

Comment Re:Won't someone think of hurting the children?? (Score 1) 246

We didn't have snapchat (or much in the way of internet) at that age. We did have adult magazines "borrowed" from our parents drawers, which we shared with others of our age. I'm pretty sure these days they could hit you with some charge of corrupting a minor for sharing said material.

Comment Eat your cake and have it too (Score 1) 246

Simply enough:

a) At 14 he's a child enough that he shouldn't be facing (long-term life-damaging) adult consequences for his actions
b) At 14 he's adult enough to face such consequences. However then he's an adult and therefore the pictures shouldn't be considered underage.

Essentially, they're considering him under-age for the purpose of posting pictures, but of-age for the purpose of being charged/registered. What a crock.

Comment Re:Poor example (Score 1) 437

They may be fine in Arizona, but they're all kinds of fun to navigate when the road is icy, making every time you turn an invitation to start sliding. Did anyone not notice that roundabouts are a continuous turn? (Which is why I saw lots of accidents at the roundabouts I had to regularly use during an Idaho winter.)

Comment Re:Wait for it... (Score 1) 118

this is a guy [...] shilling for his password management company

Thank you. From the tone/writing style of the story, I was wondering whether this was written by a first year CS student or somebody trying to sell something. More clutter adding to the poor SNR on /.

Comment Re:Major disconnect from layers (Score 1) 468

It is true: that "engineering types" often don't have enough background in business to make smart business decisions. The idea that you can shoehorn an MBA at the top, and still have innovative spark that the founding engineering principals gave it, is absolute horseshit. Maybe there's some envy in there. The MBA-types think that the magic formula is to toss out some stock options, and pump-n-dump the equity, and that will motivate the employees as much as their former roles in creating a technology innovation did before the "professional management" took over. In fact, a lot of low-level engineers are fooled by this, and they continue working their 80 hour weeks. Only to get fucked over when the MBA's cash-out with millions, for inventing precisely nothing.

"Gort, klaatu nikto barada." -- The Day the Earth Stood Still