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Comment: Re:Shareholders profits? (Score 1) 143

by manu0601 (#46764003) Attached to: How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture

Replying to myself: I assumed they would cut expenses to feed the shareholders but I was wrong. TFA explains:

Amazon generated a whopping $74.45 billion in revenue for its financial year to 31 December 2013, but just $274 million in net income, a margin of roughly 0.3 percent. It sells Kindles at cost.

Compare this with Google, which saw net income of $12.9 billion on revenues of $59.8 billion for the year to 31 December 2013, a margin on 21.6 percent; or to Microsoft, which posted revenue of $77.9 billion for the year to 30 June, with a net income $21.9 billion, a margin of 28.1 percent

Question is: how do they manage to make shareholders accept that?

Comment: Only for british journalists (Score 1) 42

by manu0601 (#46763075) Attached to: Ubisoft Hands Out Nexus 7 Tablets At a Game's Press Event

Here is more complete coverage (in french, since Ubisoft is a french company and the event was in Paris, but you will manage to translate)

In short, the Ubisoft person responsible for British PR decided to offer tablets to British journalists. No-brits had nothing, which suggests this is indeed an individual move

Comment: Cooperation (Score 1) 423

by manu0601 (#46743429) Attached to: UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

Cooperation is the key word.

The world currently operates primarily on competition. Competition between companies, workers and nations. But since there is only a single ecosystem that makes human life sustainable, that means there is a general interest for humankind, and cooperation is needed to enforce it.

Comment: Re:Not a law (Score 1) 476

by manu0601 (#46730801) Attached to: New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

I'm simply amazed by the amount of people actually "believing" or giving credit to this. Just one question though: HOW ON EARTH would they actually enforce this so-called "law"?

And moreover, it would be very surprising to see this government doing anything in favor of labor. François Hollande was elected as left wing but pushes a right wing agenda much more aggressively than any previous right wing government

Comment: what is the point of IDS? (Score 1) 239

by manu0601 (#46710979) Attached to: Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

What is the point of IDS? If you detect an attack, your private keys are compromised and the game is over.

And then you try to recover, you make new keys, renew certificates, revoke the old one... but since certificate revocation is quite broken, you never recover. An attacker that stole your old private key will still be able to masquerade as the legitimate server.

Badges? We don't need no stinking badges.