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Comment: Re:Entrepreneurs are not business people (Score 2) 151 151

Many entrepreneurs wait too long before calling in a business person to watch over the financial aspects and business goals of the company.

There are many companies that are killed by the opposite process: they bring in Responsible Management that's supposed to tell the techies how to do biz stuff right, and in turns out that the Responsible Management essentially looks at the start-up as a stock scam, they want a flashy IPO so they can turn it and burn it and cash out fast.

Venture Capital often seems like a really lousy deal, they're never interested in slow steady growth, or long term prospects, or anything like that.

Comment: Watch Leonard Susskind in action (Score 1) 148 148

If you'd like to actually know something about string theory, I suggest watching some of Leonard Susskind's lectures:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
You will then be in the position of being able to intelligently criticize the theory, instead of quoting other people's jibes.
Susskind is not interested in bullshitting anyone, by the way... quoting from memory: "This is why a lot of us found string theory to be so promising. And it keeps promising and promising."

Comment: Re:Long time... (Score 2) 240 240

The real question is why Windows 8. Okay, some dorky website run by twenty-somethings is bound to leap on trendy, flashy technology, because the kids look on "backwards compatibility" as some outmoded, fuddy-duddy infringement on their creative freedom, but you'd think a company like Microsoft would run a complete UI revamp through a testing phase, and not just listen to some bullshit like "oh, people are always resistant to change, they may hate this at first, but when they get used to it, they'll love it!".

Comment: Re:Software is the wrong villian here. (Score 1) 307 307

Private debt drives the economy. And yet economists have convinced themselves and us that we can safely ignore the role of banks debt and money. This situation is absolutely insane.

You appear to have convinced yourself you can completely ignore those "economists" and figure out what they think via telepathy.

Personal opinon: on economics, you're better off reading Krugman than slashdot.

Comment: Re:Enjoy years of splitting between 5 and 6 (Score 1) 192 192

I first got disillusioned with Perl many years ago when I realized I couldn't even read my own code!

The number of people who think this is a witty thing to say still amazes me to this day. So, uh, you have no sense of discipline, you don't know how to organize code and are incapable of writing documentation, and you think this makes you a way cool hip programmer dude because, uh...

Comment: Could use these in Oakland (Score 1) 177 177

With the protests going on every other day here in Oakland, CA and the authorities apparent need to keep an eye on them with three helicopters in the air, hovering in place, I've been thinking a lot lately about how much fuel they'd save if they got a clue about lighter-than air vehicles.

May Euell Gibbons eat your only copy of the manual!

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