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Comment: Re:Moving to seattle? (Score 1) 76

by emaname (#47092539) Attached to: Steve Ballmer In Talks To Buy Los Angeles Clippers


If I had any mod points, you'd get 'em all.

That is a great example of how these huge business entities increase the burden on taxpayers.

Speaking of entitlements... How about including crap like this in the discussion. Corporations/teams/whatever should pay their own way. No more taxing the people so billionaires can become even more wealthy than they already are.

Comment: Freezing the market (Score 1) 360

by emaname (#46790001) Attached to: Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

This sounds like "freezing the market." It's a marketing strategy.

I'm going to "cop out" and suggest (if you're interested) you should search on this: marketing strategy "freeze the market"

There are much better explanations/examples out there than I could ever provide.

I've been accusing MS of using this strategy for years and their name appears in several of the results re releases of Xbox and more.

Now we can include Mercedes in this auspicious group of hucksters.

Comment: Re:What a surprise. (Score 3, Funny) 248

by emaname (#46416135) Attached to: Steve Ballmer Blew Up At the Microsoft Board Before Retiring

I've always speculated that when MSFT was nailed for monopoly behavior, the DOJ gave the MSFT BOD a choice; MSFT would be broken up or put Ballmer in charge.

Instead of breaking MSFT up, the DOJ figured having someone like Ballmer in charge would be punishment enough. And ultimately achieve something close to the intended results of a breakup.

By using this strategy, the gov't didn't appear as though it's trying to tell a big business how to operate, but MSFT's growth certainly was stunted thanks to Ballmer's decisions.

Comment: Using the word Frack correctly (Score 1) 268

by emaname (#46179261) Attached to: Fracking Is Draining Water From Areas In US Suffering Major Shortages

Like "frack you," "go frack yourself," "you frackin' idiot" to show your displeasure with someone.

IOW, use "frack" in place of the all-purpose noun, verb and expletive that begins with the letter "f."

It certainly isn't much, but as a form of protest it makes a point.

Example: That frackin' beta sucks frack water.

The only way to learn a new programming language is by writing programs in it. - Brian Kernighan