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Comment Been there, done that (Score 1) 179

A young startup where the execs seemed to change their mind every other week. When one of the founders needed a fall guy for one of his screw-ups, my readiness to go above and beyond for a company I believed in was rewarded with a pink slip. Permanently cured me of that mindset.

Comment Figures (Score 1) 226

A streaming service that offers more than the usual EU/US crap had to end sooner or later. This seemed to be pretty much the only service in the western world with a decent enough selection of Japanese and Korean music.

Comment Re:Sad to see him go... (Score 1) 277

Wilmore's show is still pretty rough after only a few episodes.
Let's see how it will turn out during its second season when they've had time to work out the kinks.

Bassem Youssef would be an awesome choice. since he's already running the same format in Egypt and his recent visit to the US version more than proved that he's up to the task. I'm just not sure if he'd accept the offer.

Comment Re:Now if I could just type... (Score 2) 165


Throw in a Thunderbolt port and you'll also be able to offload more connections to a compact docking station.
Leverage the low-quality graphics features of modern x86 CPUs and adapt Intel's Wireless Display tech or something similar and boom, you'll also be able to sell mobile displays with a kickstand so your office PC can turn into a laptop whenever the situation requires it. Same with simply using the projector in your conference room as an external display.

With all the necessary product lines under one roof and the necessary business partnerships on top of it, why exactly isn't Lenovo selling this yet???

Comment If you like your floppy you can keep it? (Score 2) 252


To be fair, it depends on the context. A few years ago I was working for a company whose bank still required the large amount of end-of-month transactions for automated processing to be submitted via a 3.5" disk instead of an encrypted connection. Part of the reason why the company eventually switched to a major bank with a decent infrastructure.

MSDOS is not dead, it just smells that way. -- Henry Spencer